Achingly Heartwarming! Nauti Dreams by Lora Leigh is suspense-fully romantic! I love how this author creates her perfectly imperfect worlds of romance, intrigue, and angst in this Nauti Series, beautifully depicting all the natures of war, pain, and suffering in every form and the strength of the human spirit to overcome it all, physically and emotionally.
Heart pounding and heart melting all in one extremely exciting, thrilling, and sensually sexy, suspense story!
Natches MacKay is my favorite veteran of the three cousins who served in the military in this fantastic series. He’s so gorgeous, so flirty, while also quiet, disciplined, and an isolated loner. Natches has had nothing but hard times since birth, and now only expects the worst at every turn. Each day is one more day living in PTSD hell not only from being a sniper in the war but also from his horrible childhood. Nothing gives him a moments peace from his nightmares and daymares .... until he reflects on one fateful night in the desert. A brave, stubborn, amazing woman needs his help to escape her interrogation torture, and Natches sees his future flash before his eyes. Chaya Greta Dane may be the damsel he rescued, but she’s the one who rescued his heart that night, and Natches is now on a mission to return the favor. Years later, every time Chaya comes to town, she continually ignites Natches passion ... only on this visit, Chaya will be his for good.
Chaya Dane is the toughest character I’ve ever read. Her sacrifice and bravery totally awed me and I especially love that nothing about her unassuming, plain character is the typical or expected heroine in an erotic romance. She thought she had the perfect life: a wonderful husband, an adorable child and a dangerous job for military intelligence. When she took a routine assignment to the Middle East, Chaya thought she’d be back home in a few days. Unfortunately shit hit the proverbial fan, she was captured and tortured in the most violently unimaginable ways. Come to find out her tormentors were in cahoots with her two-faced double-crossing husband and it cost her everything and everyone she holds most dear ... But a mysterious flirty rescuer motivates Chaya to run, to live and to exact revenge with his unbelievably deep sexy voice and his breathtaking kisses in the middle of a sandpit hiding from enemies. Her heart is all in, her body wants Natches more than air, but she pushes him away for his own sake with two words guaranteed to cool off his jet, “I’m married” ... Now years later, how many second chances can a girl get with a guy like Natches?
I think I love reading this story over and over because it has so many excruciatingly passionate, love-denied moments that just make me swoon. Both characters are so ultimately good inside, but so extremely broken outside. Unselfish and self-sacrificing should be their middle names. Chaya and Natches don’t feel worthy of each other or deserving of a second chance at life or love. Both are riddled with pain and guilt, brimming with the need for revenge. But their chemistry, wow, it’s explosive and addictive ... I just find myself rooting for Chaya and Natches to call a truce, quit their schemes, and finally just be together ... it’s one of the most amazingly frustrating and heatedly heart-melting stories I’ve ever read!
I’ve been reading all of this author’s books for over a decade, and each series, each genre, each romance just gets better and hotter ... Lora Leigh is an absolute one-click must-read author for me, so go give her books a try!