Image of The Valentine's Arrangement: A Hard Feelings Novel

THE VALENTINE'S ARRANGEMENT

Image of The Valentine's Arrangement: A Hard Feelings Novel
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Leverich’s first Hard Feelings book is short, sassy and very romantic. It features a tough-girl heroine and a dedicated soldier as the hero. Even with its compact size, this story touches on a bunch of real-life issues faced by American soldiers in the battlefield and with their families back home.

Ronnie is a talented tattoo artist and a salty-tongued, take-no-prisoners woman. She grew up fighting her way out of a low-end trailer park and survived getting cheated on by her soldier fiancé. Now she does beautiful body art … and has zero time for hearts, flowers or some Captain America lookalike. Especially on Valentine’s Day. Home on leave from Iraq, Sgt. 1st Class Kale Emerson is on a mission: He wants a memorial tattoo to honor his fallen comrades. Dedicated to his soldiers, Kale doesn’t do relationships that could distract him, or leave a woman waiting back home. But some short-term fun with a gorgeous, snarky tattoo artist is tempting. The two commitment-phobes make a no-fluff Valentine’s Day arrangement. But Ronnie starts to like and respect Kale, and the irresistible Ronnie is making Kale rethink his no-relationship policy. Can they risk their hearts? (SIGNET ECLIPSE, Jan., 272 pp., $14.00)
Reviewed by: 
Bunny Callahan