Title: Claiming Grace
For Logan Anderson, moving on from a traumatic past means moving back to his hometown of Castle Rock, Colorado, to start a personal-security business with his brothers. But it’s not long before Logan runs into Grace Mason, his best friend from high school…and the woman who never answered his letters during his Army years.
Grace was pleasantly surprised to see Logan return to Castle Rock, despite their falling-out ten years ago. Everyone always assumed they would end up together, including Grace, who had eyes only for him. But as Logan eventually escaped their town, Grace got pulled further into her family’s controlling grasp—and farther away from the man she loved.
Now, united by scars both visible and not, the two must fight to free Grace from the suffocating hold of her family. But the Masons won’t let go easily—and they’ll do whatever it takes to keep the couple apart.
Author: Susan Stoker
Series: Ace Security
Published by Montlake Romance Source: Publisher
Published: March 14th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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I really struggled to get in to this book at first. I mean, it starts off at a grave site, a business is created to help those who are abused and then the female ends up in a completely abusive situation with her parents. Throw in a high school romance that was doomed from the start and I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to make it to the half way mark. Thank goodness I stuck with it. Turns out….good things can happen to those who wait. And I’m not just talking about me waiting for this to get good.
Logan is a triplet. Not only is he a triplet, he’s the one who took the brunt of the punishment his abusive mother dished out. After a traffic event, the triplets decided to move back to their home town and start a business that helps those who are in abusive relationships and trying to get out. Moving back home came with a price though. Logan had to face the one girl he’s been in love with since high school. The one girl who broke his heart when he left for the Army. The one girl he STILL loves.
Grace is the girl. The rich girl with money, mansion and everything her hearts desired. At least that’s what it looks like on the outside. That’s not the case at all. She’s been living in hell her entire life and can’t wrap her head around why Logan never came back for her like he promised all those years ago. Now that he’s back in town, it’s time to clear the air and find out what really happened. But the answer is just the beginning to more problems for Grace. Turns out that the abuse she’s lived through with her parents was nothing compared to what’s to come.
Like I mentioned in the beginning, this was hard for me. I understand that we needed to get to know the characters and their background in order to get to the story. But it took a long time for that to happen in my opinion. That being said, once Grace and Logan had their talk…the story moved at a perfect pace with enough drama, anticipation and love that kept me interested. We meet and fall in love with the other brothers and close friends, setting up the series for what looks to be promising. I know I’m already looking forward to the next one.