Military duty called them away to war zones, but after tours overseas, the group of friends found their way back home as men, seeking the peaceful little seaside town. Now, the band of brothers, together once more, work to provide a place for less fortunate veterans to call home.
Belle Gunn has watched all her friends find love in Baytown, but for the shy nurse, love has not yet come her way. Wearing her heart on her sleeve, she throws herself into her job in a nursing home and continued studies. Watching the sun rise each morning, she looks for the new day, with all its possibilities, to begin.
Hunter Simmons, landed in Baytown, having heard of the welcoming attitude toward veterans. Since leaving the Navy, he had drifted until finding work in the little coastal town’s nursing home. Working with and living near the beautiful Belle makes him wonder if he can finally settle down.
Mysteries abound at the nursing home and a freak accident brings them together. To stay together, Belle will have to deal with her past and Hunter will have to work through his current problems, for them to find love.
Scenes of a sexual nature and language are consistent with what you would find in an R rated movie. For readers 18+.
I love strong women and the women of Baytown are that and so much more. Belle wasn’t part of the original group she was a couple of years behind them.
Always working hard and now studying to finish her RN, Belle always rises early to watch the sunrise. The beginning of a new day brings memories of her grandmother who instilled this habit in her.
Hunter has been attracted to Belle since he first saw her. He’s managed to keep his distance even though they both work at the Careview Nursing Home. That is until she injures herself because of the placement his ladder as he changed lightbulbs.
This is a favorite scene.
Pulling a small notebook from her pocket, she looked down at the notes she had taken while studying last night. The test was still two days away, but she believed in being as prepared as possible.
Suddenly slamming into a hard object, she screamed briefly before quickly finding herself on the floor, sprawled out and in pain amongst broken glass.
“Auggh, shit.” Not one to typically curse in public, this occasion warranted the slip.
She cringed. Oh, no. Of course Hunter would witness this.
Gaining her bearings, she peeked open her eyes and found Hunter staring at her. Maybe if I lie here long enough, he’ll just disappear.
Hunter stared down, horrified at the scene below him. Changing the long, thin, fluorescent light fixtures in the back hallway, he had been standing on the stepladder close to the wall. With the residents at dinner, he had determined it would be a good time and a quiet place to get the job completed. Never hearing anyone approach, he had been shocked when the ladder suddenly jolted violently underneath him, causing the light to fly from his hand, shattering to the floor.
Hearing a yelp of surprise before it turned into a cry of pain, he grabbed the ladder, forcing it to steady. Twisting his body, he looked down, seeing the crumpled form of the woman he had been surreptitiously staring at for two months.
Jordan, Maryann. Waiting for Sunrise: Baytown Boys Series (Kindle Locations 290-304). Kindle Edition.
Now he finds he can’t stay away. He absolutely needs to work things out and there’s things he needs to tell her. The timing isn’t right though.
I swear I was yelling at Hunter the whole way through this book. With all the guys in law enforcement working to curb the drug traffic in Baytown, the trailer park with the problems in the back area. Belle stumbling on things and so much more.
I loved all the interactions with Brittany, Belle really was key in helping her become all she can be.
I couldn’t put this book down, I laughed, I cried, I held my breath, and I might have cursed a few times with the twists and turns. So much I didn’t see coming!
5 Contented Purrs for Maryann!
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I have always been an avid reader. My early memories were of my mother taking me to the library and allowing me to check out as many books as I could carry. My favorite books were checked out numerous times and read over and over. I would use my Barbie dolls to play out the scenes in books (such as Nancy Drew!).
I have written as a hobby for many years (probably since childhood). I have written devotionals, autobiographical writings about having a severely handicapped, medically fragile child, about my mother’s Alzheimer’s, and other subjects that interest me.
I joke that I “cut my romance teeth” on the old historical romance books. In 2013, I started a blog to showcase wonderful writers. In 2014, I finally gave in to the characters in my head pleading for their story to be told. Thus, Emma’s Home was created.
I worked as a counselor in a high school and was involved in education for the past 30 years, until retiring in 2015. I have been married to a wonderfully patient man for 35 years and have 2 adult, very supportive daughters. When writing, my dog or one of my cats will usually be found in my lap!