Embattled Hearts by J.M. Madden

Book 1 in the Lost and Found series

John Palmer hasn’t felt like a real man since he was injured during combat in Iraq. Though not content with his new life, he is mostly adapting, just like the other vets at the Lost And Found Investigative Service. When Shannon Murphy is hired on as the new office manager, life suddenly gets a lot more interesting. Before long, John finds himself wondering if he could ever be the kind of man Shannon needs.
Shannon Murphy wasn’t really looking for love when she hired on at LNF, but finds herself hopelessly attracted to the sex-on-wheels former Marine, John Palmer. The man is grumpy and nearly impossible to work with, but his brand of masculinity appeals to her on a basic level. Soon Shannon is wondering just what it would take for John to want her the way she wants him.
When an old enemy tries to settle a vendetta against Shannon, John insists on protecting her. He moves into her house, fanning the spark of attraction into a blaze. But the danger continues to escalate. Will the connection that they’ve found survive when they’re thrust into a fight for their lives?

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5.0 out of 5 stars Never a dull moment
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Embattled Hearts by J.M. Madden is the first book in the Lost and Found series. This is another book I have had in my kindle for far too long and just how read. I wish I had not taken so long to read it. I have a huge soft spot for Veterans and wish there was more done for them. But an injured Veteran has my heart completely and totally.

John had a major injury while serving overseas and still resents the limitations the injury has placed on him not only in his daily life but also professional. He is just a grumpy angry Marine, but when he's around Shannon some of that seems to fade.

Shannon loves working with the agency and the guys. Being the only female in the office doesn't bother her a bit. She has a ghost from the past come back or at least she thinks it's that ghost. Thankfully John is able to step in and help her.

There is suspense, romance and some hot moments in this book. I think the biggest thing it shows is love is blind. If you truly love that person you don't notice the things that they consider imperfections. Already read the synopsis of the next book and looking forward to getting to it soon.
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