Friday, May 22, 2015

Blog Tour #giveaway #review: Taylor (In the company of Snipers #7) by Irish Winters

Irish Winters is an award-winning author who dabbles in poetry, grandchildren, and rarely (as in extremely rarely) the kitchen. More prone to be outdoors than in, she grew up the quintessential tomboy on a farm in rural Wisconsin, spent her teenage years in the Pacific Northwest, but calls the Wasatch Mountains of Northern Utah home. For now.
The wife of one handsome husband and mother of three perfect sons, Irish divides her time between writing at home, and travelling the country with her man while – writing. (Seriously, what else?)
She believes in making every day count for something, and follows the wise admonition of her mother to, “Look out the window and see something!”
To learn more about Irish and her books, please visit:

Top 10 things I like
the red, white, and blue waving in a good stiff breeze,
the smell of new mown grass,
freshly fallen snow,
grilled shrimp,
babies laughing,
husbands and wives with their arms around each other's waist,
a man who knows how to cook for his woman,
Washington D.C. any day of the year
Daniel O'Connell's Irish Pub in Alexandria, Virginia

Some covert missions take place deep inside a guy….
Stoic ex-Marine, Taylor Armstrong, survived his arrogant father and one too many deployments. Battered and disillusioned, he’s built a wall to keep the world at bay. His rule is simple: a man can’t lose a friend he’s never made. It works—until an arrow rips into his chest and changes everything he knew about his father. His mother. Himself….
She never gave up…
Gracie Fox has loved Taylor since the fateful day he was ripped from her life as a four-year old. He has no memory of her or the loving family that was forced to give him up. It seems he’ll never know—until the ancient rite of revenge, the blood hunt, collides with his carefully structured life and drops him into Gracie’s life again. She seizes the chance, determined he will remember….
Even if she has to tie him to her bed.

This is the newest installment in a wonderful series which leads us on an emotional roller coaster ranging from anger to tears in just a few sentences.
Taylor a military hero, that didn't have the best childhood,
he finds himself injured, kidnapped, and held against his will for a reason he finds hard to believe at first, but he vows to get away and take care of whoever wounded him.
Gracie has watched over Taylor for years on the request of someone else, in love with him through the years. When Taylor is injured it only seemed natural she would be the one to come to his rescue and make him well again, and maybe tell him all about his past and help him understand why he came to be where he currently is.
To say these two started off a relationship in the oddest way would be an understatement, but it was one of the sweetest coming together I've ever read.
When the truth about his past starts coming out, Taylor broke my heart. I cried a few times, and I wanted to reach in the book and hold him, crooning soft words to him, as well as reassure him time and time again that  he was worthy of love and affection. 
The patience and love from our Gracie came straight from her heart and soul, you can tell by the way the words are written that this woman has been all about this man her whole life.
There wasn't a lot of sexual content in this book and it made me love it even more. We get a real story made up of mutual respect and kindness and get to watch a match made in heaven unfold based on true feelings and not on sexual lust. That along give this author 5 solid stars.
The happily ever after we get was so well written that as soon as I finished the book I went back and re-read some of my favorite parts and tried to imagine what a young Taylor must have felt, and I cried all over again.
I recommend this book to anyone that wants just an all around awesome story of how a little boy lost gets everything he ever wanted in the end, family, friends, and a woman that loves him I'm spite of it all.
Five incredibly soulful stars to Taylor, Gracie and Ms. Winters

He listened and waited for a chance to escape, but something about his predicament made him want to stay. The long strands of hair in his face for one thing. They tickled, but smelled good. Flowery. Feminine. Good deal.
The fact that a woman held him for another, her head facing away from him. The breeze whipped her hair in soft swirls. It danced across his chest and face, lulling him into peace. The sad melody thrumming through her body soothed, an odd sensation for a guy who’s used to jackhammering artillery and muzzle flash. RPGs. IEDs. All those other noisy making sons of bitches.
Whoever this gal was who had a hold of him, she cut a slender profile against the dark night sky and starlight overhead. Her hand was warm and gentle on his forehead, the other across his collarbone, cradling him on her lap to lessen the sway of the ride. He turned into her shirt, just to inhale something besides the smell of his own sweat, and blood.
Her hold tightened. She curled her body around him. “You’re safe now.”
He dared to believe. 


1 comment:

  1. Janett!!!! thank you so much for helping me promote Taylor! Love you!