A decorated U.S. Marine reservist, LAPD officer Mike Valenzuela was badly wounded in the line of duty, but has found hope and healing in Virgin River. When he agrees to become the town's first cop, he does so knowing it's time he settled down. Twice divorced and the lover of too many women, he secretly longs for the kind of commitment and happiness his marine buddies have found—a woman who can tie up his heart forever. He finds that woman in Brie Sheridan, a Sacramento prosecutor who understands his drive to protect and serve. Virgin River becomes a safe haven for Brie after nearly losing her life at the hands of a crazed criminal. Though tough and courageous, she's got some fears she can't escape—but now she has someone who will show her just what it means to trust again.
Mike will do anything to help Brie free herself from painful memories. Passionate, strong and gentle, he vows to give back to her what she's so selflessly given him—her heart, and with it, a new beginning.
Well, I got this from the library while I am waiting for the second book, Shelter Mountain, and got tired of waiting for the second one so I went ahead and read the third one. The first one, Virgin River, was awesome and I loved it, so I was anxious to read the rest of the trilogy. I am usually one whole is a stickler for reading the series in order but I gave in this time. I do not think there was much that I did not pick up from the context and from reading the excerpt about the second book. So I am still awaiting the second book. I enjoyed this one but I still liked the first book more. Labels: contemporary