Last True Hero by Diana Gardin…Blog Tour Stop & Review

Last True Hero (Battle Scars #1) by Diana Gardin
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance (Military)
Published by Forever Romance
Releasing November 10, 2015

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For seven years he’s
fought for his country. Now he’ll fight for her.
    Army Ranger Dare Conners has been through hell. He’s left combat behind, yet the memories that refuse to fade are proving just as dangerous. Ordered to take R&R, he joins his buddy for beaches, beers, and babes—if that can’t cure him, nothing will. But when he meets Berkeley, a woman who affects him like no one else, a new kind of battle begins . . .
    An Admiral’s daughter, Berkeley knows her life has been planned since birth. The right school, the right boyfriend—and now that she’s graduated—the right marriage. But after years of being right, Berkley is ready to be a little wrong. And Dare Conners has wrong written all over him. The sexy soldier has a body built for sin and secrets he won’t share. What starts as a fling quickly grows into something more. But summer can’t last forever, and when the truth comes out, both Berkeley and Dare could be in for quite a fall.

My review:

 Last True Hero is the newest work from author Diana Gardin and being a huge fan of Ms. Gardin’s work, I was so excited for this book.  Well, from start to finish, I loved every second of it!
Dare is at a crossroads in life.  His Ranger days are pretty much behind him and without a real place to call home, he ends up in a small town, staying with a close friend, and trying to figure out what’s next.  He never expected to meet a woman like Berkley.  He never expected to want to say in this small town.  He never expected to fall in love.
Berkley is looking forward to one thing: getting out from under her parents’ controlling thumbs.  She never wanted the buttoned up and prim and proper life they have planned out for her.  The only problem is she just doesn’t know how to do it.  Enter Dare.  He is everything she wasn’t looking for but everything she wants.  Could he have entered her life at this moment for a reason?
The obstacles Dare and Berkley face are numerous and seem impossible.  But together, they can face it all….if they just give it a chance.
Oh, I loved this book!  This was just one of those stories that you start and can’t put down.  From amazing characters, a great small town del and to relationships between friends, there was so much to love.  The relationship between Dare and Berkley grows at a delicious pace with a lot of three steps forward, one step back, and I loved it.  Dare is struggling with getting his feet under him and has a heartbreaking past with a childhood spent in foster car after his parents death and now struggling with PTSD.  He’s strong and resilient, though, and has a wonderful outlook on life and I loved it.  He takes care of Berkeley and has such a soft side and a huge heart.  Truly the whole package! Berkley is in a tough spot with being and adult but not being treated like one.  I was rooting for her from the very beginning to have the courage to tell her parents what she really wants out of life.  She is a tough cookie but respects her parents and hates to think she would let them down if she headed down a different path than the one they planned for her.  Man, I was pulling for these two to get the change at love that they truly deserved!
Adding to the growing relationship between Dare and Berkeley are some amazing friends and a bit of drama when Dare’s troubled brother comes to town.  Whew, that was a nerve-wracking situation for sure!
Overall, this is a well-written and well-rounded story that I know any romance lover will adore. Thank you, Ms. Gardin for a fantastic story!  I can’t wait to see what’s next for this amazing group of characters.
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About Diana Gardin

Diana Gardin was born and raised combing the coasts of Southeastern Virginia. She is now a happy resident of South Carolina as she married into an enormous Carolina-rooted family. She loves the beach, and even more than that she loves to read while sitting on the beach.

While writing was always a passion of Diana’s, she enrolled in college to become an elementary-school teacher. After eight years of teaching in both Virginia and South Carolina, she decided to stay at home with her first child. This decision is what opened her eyes to the fact that she still very much loved to write, and her first novel was written.

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