Marked Men #4
by Jay Crownover
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Will their past determine their future?
Saint Ford has worked hard to achieve her childhood dream of becoming of nurse. Focused on her work and devoted to her patients, there’s no room for love. She doesn’t need a guy making waves in her calm, serene life—especially when he’s the unforgettable hottie who nearly destroyed her in high school. Dark, brooding Nash Donovan might not remember her or the terrible pain he caused. But he turned her world upside down... and now he’s trying to do it again.
Saint has no idea that Nash isn’t the cocky player he once was. Uncovering a devastating family secret has rocked his world, and now he’s struggling to figure out his future. He can’t be distracted by the pretty nurse he seems to meet everywhere. Still, he can’t ignore the sparks that fly between them —or how she seems so desperate to get away from him. But the funny, sweet, and drop-dead gorgeous Saint is far too amazing to give up on—especially since she’s the only thing in his life that seems to make sense.
When Nash discovers the truth about their past, he realizes he may have lost her heart before he could even fight for it. Now, Saint has to decide: is Nash worth risking herself for all over again?
Every time I pick up a the next book in the Mark Men series I swear they keep getting better.
Saint Ford was picked on and made fun of in high school. Except when Nash started talking to her he was nice to her and made her smile. One day Nash broke her heart pretty much shattered it by say something she perceived was about her.
Nash in high school was what most typical guys in high school were like even though he was nice he also liked the female persuasion a lot and sometimes didn’t notice what was going on in front of him. Especially if his own self confidence ( not thinking he is smart enough) gets in the way of noticing how much the shy girl likes him.
Nash runs into Saint Ford years later after Saint goes to school to become a nurse and Rome ends up being emitted into the hospital she works at. Then later his Uncle Phil is emitted into the same hospital and Saint being true to her name helps Nash through his problems even though she swears she isn’t going to get hung up on him or be nice to him because of what happened in high school.
Saint really has some self esteem issues when it comes to guys and also some trust issues due to what is going on with her mom and father and the fact she is trying to help her mother get over what her father has done. She really doesn’t want to be attracted to Nash but Saint being Saint is caring and sweet and can’t stand seeing Nash suffer even if she can’t get over what happened in high school. Nash adores Saint he finds her sweet, beautiful, smart and kind and he has the patience to show Saint just what he thinks of her and to show her he likes everything about her. Even when Saint runs Nash patiently waits. Until the last misunderstanding in which Saint not only hurts he relationship with Nash but a new friendship with the woman across the hall from him that needs a friend.
Wonderful book! I think this book brought up some great issues like dealing with self confidence, misunderstandings, forgiveness, family, loss, acceptance and trust issues.