A Soldier for Suzie

I’m perfectly happy being alone until HE walks into my life. Grayson Neill. Former soldier. Current contestant for sexiest man alive. And my new friend.

Grayson is just a friend. Would I like to be more than friends? Of course. The former soldier is the very definition of sexy.

But I don’t do relationships. Been there. Done that. Not interested in getting burned by the flames again. Turns out I’m not fire resistant.

And Grayson isn’t ready for a relationship anyway. He’s still dealing with demons from his time at war. Demons he refuses to talk about.

Here’s where things get tricky. I can’t handle it when anyone – especially not a friend – hides a secret from me. People say I’m nosey. I think they mean concerned.

Whatever you call it, it’s time to discover what Grayson’s demons are and eradicate them. Don’t worry. I got this.

I absolutely do not got this.

No one warned me eliminating a man’s demons would cause my walls to crumble and Grayson to stroll right in to capture my heart.

My best friend and boss always says Love will OUT but I might have screwed things up beyond repair.

This friends to lovers military romantic comedy features a heroine who is hiding a boatload of hurt, a hunky soldier she wants to save, a pair of friends who are excited it’s finally their turn to play matchmaker, and a makeshift family of former Army buddies who think telling dirty jokes is a sign of love.

A Soldier for Suzie is a standalone book in the Love will OUT romantic comedy series.

A Soldier for Suzie is a chuckle-a-minute contemporary romance novel with a protagonist you will quickly grow to love.  [O]ne of this year’s must-read romance novels.” ~The Romance Bloke ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“D.E. Haggerty is the queen of rom coms and her romantic writing genius is on display in A Soldier for Suzie. Lovable characters, snarky heroine, quick wit dialogue, slow-burning romance, along with a tortured war hero make A Soldier for Suzie a must-read.” ~ N.N. Light, Vine Voice ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“sweet and sexy, and had me laughing out loud. All the love and feels with these two!” ~ Closet Romance Reader ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“I found myself giggling throughout the story” ~ StarAngel’s Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“This story was unpredictable, loaded with silly humor, and a sprinkle of heartbreak. It will keep you entertained and questioning these characters sanity per usual.” ~ OMGReads Blog ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This story was incredible!  I loved every second. The characters were hilarious. I absolutely fell in love with Grayson throughout the story.” ~ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Um, Suzie.” Grayson touches my elbow to gain my attention. I quickly snatch my arm back before he can see the goosebumps his touch causes. He raises his hands in surrender. “Sorry. Can we talk?” 

Ugh. Do I have to? Grayson and I are just friends. I don’t want to have ‘the talk’ with him. 

“Fine,” I huff and stomp off to the hallway leading to the restrooms, the only unoccupied floor space in the place. 

I lean against the wall and cross my arms over my chest. “What do you want to talk about?” 

“I’m sorry. I don’t know what I did to piss you off on Christmas day, but I won’t do it again.” 

I raise an eyebrow. “If you don’t know what you did, how are you going to not do it again?” 

“Maybe you could tell me what I did wrong, then?” 

Ugh. I let my head fall back against the wall. It’s me who should be apologizing to him. It’s not his fault I have not-friendly feelings for him. And not-friendly as in Little Susan trembles whenever he’s near. 

I can’t blame her, Grayson is one fine specimen of manhood. He’s five-foot-ten with the broadest shoulders I’ve ever seen. I never knew shoulders could be sexy. Let me tell you, they can be. His eyes are the color of whiskey and I do love me some whiskey. And his lips? They look incredibly soft. My lips yearn to touch them and see if they feel as soft as they look. To top it all off, when he smiles, two dimples pop out on his right cheek. Two dimples I want to lick before moving on to lick other naughtier bits of his body.  

But I don’t get involved with friends. The whole friends with benefits thing is total and complete bullshit. You can’t have sex with a friend and stay friends. Nope. You either get involved in a relationship – something I do not do – or you ruin the friendship. 

“You didn’t do anything wrong,” I finally say when the silence stretches on too long. I’m not the most patient of people. Silence and me are not good friends. “I was a bitch. I apologize.” 

He tilts his head to study me. Please don’t ask why I was a bitch. Please don’t ask why I was a bitch. After a moment, he nods and offers me his hand. “Friends?” 

“Friends,” I agree, and we shake hands to seal the deal.  

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