“A sassy new voice in contemporary romance!”
—Roxanne St. Claire, New York Times
A military police officer on the verge of a new beginning. A beautiful woman devoted to her career and her dream of putting down roots. The hardest thing they’ll ever do is to take a chance on love . . .
Navy Chief Master at Arms Jackson “Jax” Faraday is at a crossroads. He has to decide whether to reenlist or get out while he’s young enough to make a difference in the civilian world. Either choice could mean leaving behind his girl: his K-9 partner, Bella. But when she’s injured during a training session, Jax’s only concern is making sure she’s okay.
As the Navy base veterinarian, town local Risa Reynolds is right where she belongs: close to her parents in a farmhouse full of animals—with room to grow. She’s seen enough to put military men are on her “not happening” list, because they always leave.
But when a tall, hazel-eyed sailor arrives in her clinic with his dog in his arms, Risa finds herself falling hard. And all kinds of rules will get broken when Jax, a man who sticks to the straight and narrow, learns that there’s no predicting the twists and turns of the heart . . .
Praise for Gail Chianese and her West Side Romance series!
“Engaging and down-to-earth . . . features characters readers can root for.”
“This book will make your heart smile.”
—Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author
“A series destined for the keeper shelf!”
—Roxanne St. Claire, New York Times bestselling author
“The West Side Romance series is like the perfect pick-me-up latte—hot and steamy, with a layer of frothy fun on the top!”
—Jessica Andersan, New York Times bestselling author
“Convincing characters, hot love scenes, and emotional depth.”
—Library Journal, Starred Review