on November 10, 2020
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Romance
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All he ever wanted was to matter to someone. What he didn’t know was that he did matter to someone. Someone that worried about him every single day that he was gone.
Malachi Gabriel Gnocchi was missing for two years. Thanks to a mission gone wrong, not only had he been captured, but his best friend along with his fellow teammates had been taken, too.
He spent two years in hell, hoping and praying that one day he’d get to go home.
And one day he does. Only, he isn’t the same person that left. Every single thing that made him Malachi is no more.
Sierra started writing to soldiers overseas through the soldier pen pal program when she was in high school. Years later, she had no idea that the one soldier that she’d been paired up with in the very beginning would be the one man that would change her world eight years down the road.
When the letters from her soldier stopped, she knew that something bad had happened.
When they started back up again two years after the last letter, she thought that someone was playing a joke on her.
Only, that joke wasn’t a joke at all.
The man on the other end of those letters is a man that’s dying slowly from the inside out.
He’s a living, breathing, mess and there’s only one thing she can do to help him.
Write him back and hope that she can bring him back from the edge.
*ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review*
Nobody Knows is the eleventh book in the SWAT 2.0 series and I can honestly say this was the book that I have been waiting for this whole series. Malachi has been that quiet, brooding character in the background that we all know has gone thru some shit and we finally get his story!! So while it’s not a requirement to read before reading this one, If You Say So (KPD Motorcycle Patrol Book 6) does give some more background into Malachi. This is probably the only book in the series that I would highly recommend reading the prequel but that isn’t to say that Nobody Knows doesn’t explain what happened, but you’re guaranteed an extra heart strings tug if you read If You Say So.
“We didn’t need words as I kissed her. We didn’t need to say anything, because this was honestly a long time coming.”
Sierra began writing to her pen pal in high school and it brought a reprieve to a soldier who really didn’t have many people that cared about him except for his Gran. But when Gabriel’s letters suddenly stop, Sierra continues to write to him, praying that someday he’d write back.
Two years pass and Sierra finally receives a letter back and realizes how close he actually lives to her. As the story plays out, threads are woven in a way that connects them even deeper than just the letters they wrote to one another. Seriously, these two are fated to be with one another.
I can’t help but love a story about a broken guy and and wild child girl that mesh so perfectly. Malachi’s attitude changes from a deep darkness to a light that can only be attributed to Sierra and her protectiveness and love. Sierra deserved to have someone who just let her be and that’s exactly what Malachi gives her. Their relationship just sort of happens effortlessly and after everything that they’ve gone thru, especially Malachi, they deserve the happiness. But of course, this is an LLV book and there’s always some amount of drama that has you gasping as well as lots of past characters throughout the book that always makes me giddy. I love interconnected storylines and this had another level with the letters between them. The whole story is just one delight after another and I can’t wait for the last book in the series.