This was a ok book for me. Probably not a re-read but I did enjoy that it had a HEA.
This is a story about an American soldier, Hunter, and an Iraqi prostitute, Rania, set during the war in Afghanistan.
Rania has been living on the street, after her family died and her younger brother left her to become a soldier, since she was fourteen, selling herself for food and money in order to survive.
Hunter is a American soldier sent to Afghanistan to fight in the war shortly after he found out that his long-time girlfriend, whom he had planned on asking to marry him, had been cheating on him for the past year.
Hunter is seriously wounded in a altercation with insurgents, in which his best friend and Rania’s brother are both killed or were they?
All Rania knows is that she can’t just leave the American soldier to die out in the street, so she decides to try and save him.
After Hunter regains consciousness to find the beautiful Iraqi girl caring for him he is instantly attracted to her, even after he figures out what it is that Rania does to survive. Rania is attracted to the handsome soldier as well even though she is terrified of him. All she knows is that men want to use her body for their own selfish needs and she is afraid that the soldier will be no different once he is well.
The first thing that they must do is overcome their language barrier. I was a little skeptical as to how fast they both learned the others languages, just seemed a little unbelievable, but maybe that’s just me.
There were a couple of ick fators for me Hunter kissing her after she had just performed oral sex on a client and then vomited and then when he “went downtown” on her. I mean, she’s a prostitute and mostly just “wipes up” after being with her clients. Kind of made me want to vomit, as well.
For the most part I did enjoy this book. It was well edited and had a HEA. Two things that I really appreciate in a book.