Title: Beyond Love
Series: Imperfect Heroes, Book 4
Author: C.J. Pinard
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Military Romance
Release Date: April 11, 2017
Cover Designer: Book Cover By Design
Photographer: Lindee Robinson
She’s a cute, foul-mouthed nurse with an attitude as big as the ocean, but has a caring heart even bigger.
They once loved each other back when life was simple and being an adult wasn’t an issue. What was once a beautiful love turned into a devastating heartbreak. Are they brave enough to give it another try now that life is complicated and ugly? Because while their circumstances once tore them apart, love was never their problem.
Eighteen years old when she broke my heart. Eighteen years old when I left to join the Marine Corps, knowing when I got back, she would not be there waiting for me. I never expected to see her ten years later, all heartbroken and humbled. I just don’t know if I can go there again with Adria Green. She’s short, sassy, and even more stubborn than she was when we were kids – and painfully more beautiful. So why do I find myself completely and inexplicably drawn to her? Because what drew me to her back then has been reignited without my permission, and there doesn’t seem to be a way to douse the old flame. I’ve already lost half a leg. I can’t lose my heart, too.
Am I to blame for my actions when I was just a kid and starting out at life? I was stupid back then, but I’m not stupid anymore. I’m educated, confident, and after my ex-fiancé cheated on me and left, I’m even more careful with who’s going to get my heart. Seeing Kyle Adams after all these years made my heart stop and then almost drop out of my chest. He’s even more gorgeous and considerably more built than he was when we were in high school – despite the injury. I feel myself being pulled toward him like nothing I’ve ever felt, not even back then. But can we go there again? Can you really and truly go back? No, I don’t believe you can. I’m just not sure I can go forward now, either.
Beyond Love is book 4 in the Imperfect Heroes Series, and is for readers 18+. Contains adult situations, language, and minor scenes of war.
I Knew You That Way – Luke Bryan
Starts With Goodbye – Carrie Underwood
Helium – Sia
Take It Out On Me – Florida Georgia Line
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye – Luke Bryan
Unlove You – Jennifer Nettles
Ocean Eyes – Billie Ellish
In Case You Didn’t Know – Brett Young
All Time Low – Jon Bellion
Back To Me – Chris Lane
How Not To – Dan + Shay
Someone Like You – Adele
What’s Left Of Me – Nick Lachey
Body Like A Back Road – Sam Hunt
Earned It – The Weeknd
Gorilla – Bruno Mars
Without You – Hinder
Drown In You – Daughtry
For Her – Chris Lane
From The Ground Up – Dan + Shay
Mercy – Shawn Mendez
C.J. is a USA Today Bestselling author living in Colorado. Lover of red wine, wearer of fabulous shoes, and a die-hard Niner fan, she’s also an editor at heart. She’s written over a dozen books and short stories that contain both contemporary/new adult and paranormal romance that are a little bit badass, a little heart-wrenching, and sort of funny (to her, anyway). Almost all of her books usually contain law enforcement or military undertones, since strong, brave, alpha men and women are her weaknesses. When she’s not writing, she can be found working at a very strange day job, which may or may not have some mild influences on her gripping stories – so strange, in fact, she may just write a book about it one day.
She’s also a member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA).
When I read “Beyond Love” by C.J. Pinard I not only jumped right into the 4th book of a series but also read my first book by this author.
And I have to say it will definitely not be my last book. The writing is so well developed that while you may notice this is part of a series you are never feeling like you are missing to many pieces, therefore it is easy to read as a standalone.
But you have to be aware that you missed out on some great previous stories and I am def. tempted to go back and read one of the previous books.
I really liked Kyle’s and Adria’s story. The “second chance” in this novel felt real when it came to the interactions between the leads. Thea author eases you into the plot and gives you insights on the high school sweethearts before moving to the present so the development of their new and fresh relationship feels well developed.
And there was a lot going on in the plot, so the reader will never even for a minute want to put the book down.
I am pretty sure there will be many lovers for this book and the followers of this series will adore this story.