18079814Reviewed by Amanda Schafer

Corporal Leif Brevik is spending his recuperation time in Snowberry Creek, a quaint town of love and friendship. After being injured in Afghanistan, where a fellow comrade was killed, Leif needs time to not only heal physically but emotionally too. Leif’s sergeant, Nick, had to make a choice between Leif and Spencer Lang and ended up pulling Leif out of harm’s way first, leaving Spence vulnerable. Now, they are fixing up Spence’s old house to be a bed and breakfast since he left the house and all its contents to Callie. Leif and Nick are trying to put the past behind them but know that they also want to honor Spence’s memory and sacrifice. First and foremost, however, Leif has to work on his physical therapy to get his severely injured ankle back to par.

While at a potluck to kick off the renovations, Zoe Phillips meets Leif for the first time and is intrigued by him and his wit. Little does she know that he will be her patient when his physical therapy starts a few days later. She has to separate the whole relationship and not allow herself to get caught up in a romance with a patient, let alone a soldier who has every intention of going back into action. Zoe can’t force herself to go back down that road again, not when the flashbacks catch her unaware as it is. She left that life behind her and she doesn’t want to let it in her life again. But can she really resist this man who keeps trying to be a friend to her?

Alexis Morgan really drew me into this quaint life in Snowberry Creek, more so than I thought possible when I first picked up More Than a Touch. At first glance it seems to be a typical romance book, but then it surprises you with in-depth characters and a really nice plot. What caught my attention most was the teaser (for the next book) at the end of the book…*now* I really want to continue with this story line to find out what happens next!

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Amanda lives in Missouri with her engineering husband, two sons, and one daughter. In between homeschooling and keeping up with church activities she loves to read Christian Fiction, Women’s Fiction, and any Chick-Lit. She never goes anywhere without a book to read!

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Berkley/NAL. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.