Although this is book 2 in this series, this is the first book I’ve read by this author. After reading it, I was extremely interested in reading Book 1 but was able to enjoy it as a stand-alone book. The book opens with Ian home from the military and at a “welcome home” party thrown by his family. Ian doesn’t really want to be there because he’s having a little trouble adjusting and getting back into the swing of life as a civilian. When it all gets to be too much, he runs out for some fresh air and bumps into Roxanne. Unbeknownst to him, Roxanne is his sister’s best friend. Roxanne is also unaware of who Ian is because she’s never seen what her friend Elle’s brother looks like. They both go back to the club to another level and hang out. They are both attracted & find that they click. Ian also finds himself soothed by Roxanne’s presence. After getting physical right away, they begin to become emotionally intimate as well. This is something that is difficult for them both in different ways, but especially Roxanne. Roxanne has major trust/commitment issues due to some bad past relationships and from observing her mother’s experiences. This book was very sexy & I look forward to reading more books from this author.