I have received a copy of this book from NetGalley/Random House Publishing Group – Ballantine for an honest review. “Once Touched” by Laura Moore is book three in “A Silver Creek” series. This can also be read as a standalone. I enjoyed the book so much I’m going to go back and read books one and two. This is Quinn Knowles and Than Saunders’ story.
Quinn loves animals and is always rescuing the ones in trouble. Quinn wants to find that special someone like her brothers have. The problem with that for Quinn is she has secret fears about intimacy.
Ethan is a photojournalist and was injured in Afghanistan. He has gone to Silver Creek to do ranch work to recover from his physical injuries. Ethan may be on the road to recovering physically, but he is not facing the emotional scars from the violence that he witnessed in Afghanistan.
Ethan and Quinn’s story is a sweet and sensual story. I thought Quinn’s character was so strong and courageous. The author did a wonderful job of including the awareness of the struggles that veterans face and of abandoned/injured animals that need rescuing.
A great romance with lots of chemistry and great supporting characters. I have added Laura Moore to my list of favorite authors. FYI, contains mature content.