I was pleasantly surprised by this gem! When I first read the title, I was a little unsure of the book, but within the first few pages, I could not put it down!
I was very fascinated by the story and characters, especially Pete. He went through so many trials and through willful determination overcomes what he could have been and becomes such a good man. Pete shows kindness, understanding, love, and oh so much patience! towards June. While June goes through many of her own trials, she does not completely heal until Pete steps in to love her...if she will only allow the trust that he extends. With Pete's friendship and love, the author proves that love and joy are possible for anyone who suffers loss or in June and Pete's case, post-traumatic stress disorder.
I was captivated. I will admit to shedding a tear or two of pain and joy as I read this beautiful love story based on a true story.
I look forward to many more books by this author!
P.S. The title made more sense to me as the book ended.
Pete will win your heart, as he did June's.