When Garrick returned to Aster Ridge, it was with the weight of what he’d done to the Morris’ family hangingn over his head. No wonder she wanted nothing to do with him.
Fay Morris has one goal: to marry rich, not a poor soldier like Garrick especially after what he’d done to her family. When Fay and Garrick have to work together to find her brother Hugh, she realizes he’s not the insensitive lout she thought he was. Being with him made her wonder what it would be like if she’d been free to pursue her own desires.
A Soldier’s Vow portrays the lengths to which sacrificial love in a family could go. Fay and her siblings were quite literally willing to sacrifice themselves for the good of their family unit. Garrick on the other hand had experienced the opposite of a strong supportive family.
I liked watching these two characters come together as they learned to appreciate their differences and how they could support each other. Though, I admit it, there were times when I had to roll my eyes at the characters as they each found one excuse after another why they couldn’t be together. But isn’t that like us though? Reluctant to do what we know is right because it goes against our expectations or what we hoped would have been true.
Readers will be reminded that while we are affected by the kinds of people our parents are, we have a choice to follow in their footsteps or be different than they were.
If you like the fake marriage, single bed, enemies to lovers, or redemption tropes, you’ll enjoy A Soldier’s Vow.
A Soldier’s Vow is book seven in the Aster Ridge Ranch series but can be read as a standalone. I received an advanced reader’s copy from the author, a positive review was not required.
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About A Soldier’s Vow (Aster Ridge Ranch Book 7)
Three years ago he destroyed her family.
He’s been wrestling with himself ever since.
The war is over, but the battle has just begun.
Fay Morris’ life has taught her one thing: marry rich. And her plan is about to work, until her family’s one enemy decides to play the hero.
Three years ago, soldier Garrick Hampton made a mistake. He’s done running, but when he returns to Aster Ridge, nothing is as he expected. From the now grown Fay, to the unfamiliar feeling of home that makes his chest ache.
When Fay’s brother goes missing in a winter storm, Garrick is glad to help, and hopes for a sliver of forgiveness from Fay’s family. But Fay is no damsel and she doesn’t need help from a greenhorn. When a stormy search for her brother means the lines between friends and enemies are blurred and a fake marriage is required to keep them alive, will they learn what it is each of them really needs?
About Kate Condie
Kate Condie is a speed talker from Oregon. Reading has been part of her life since childhood, where she devoured everything from mysteries, to classics, to autobiographies—and of course, romance. At first, her writing was purely in journal format as she thought writing novels was for the lucky ones. She lives in Utah and spends her days surrounded by mountains with her favorite hunk, their four children and her laptop. In her free time she reads, tries to learn a host of new instruments, binge watches anything by BBC or tries to keep up with Lafayette as she sings the Hamilton soundtrack.