Today we are bringing you an excerpt for Heidi McLaughlin’s newest release Here With Me. We are so excited about this book and think that y’all will be too (if you haven’t already read it and fell in love with Evan Archer that is!). So enjoy this bit and then go get it added to your collection today and make your Monday better! ~ Amber
Ryley Clarke has grown up with the military in her blood, with both parents serving their country. Ryley knows the risks of being married to the military. But when the unthinkable happens, and her future husband is killed in action, Ryley can barely survive… until Evan’s twin brother, Nate, helps her pick up the pieces.
After serving on a special mission with the military for six years, Evan Archer returns home to find the unthinkable – the love of his life, Ryley Clarke – engaged to his brother, Nate. With Nate on deployment, Evan needs to figure out what happened in his absence, and more importantly, how to win Ryley back from the man he once considered his best friend, but now thinks of as his rival.
Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18948703-here-with-me
I adjust so I’m facing her and hold her hand again. “I didn’t die and I didn’t know they told you I died. We were getting letters and care packages. Aside from being knee- deep in something horrible, I thought you were waiting. I thought you were sending pictures and letters about EJ and you. We tried to come home, but every time we were told we were done, something would happen and bam we’re in the heart of it all again. I wanted to be here, at times I thought about going AWOL, but short of walking into a village and getting captured there wasn’t anything I could do.”
“I don’t blame you. I blame the Navy. Why did they do this to us?”
I shake my head. “I don’t know, babe, but I’m going to find out.”
Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets.
During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she’s writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games.