Can't Hold Back

Returning Home

Book 3
Jelsba Media Group
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A love triangle gone wrong. The power to heal his pain. And a second chance for both of them.


Nate Riordan came home from war hurting—everywhere.


Alia Drake can touch him and make it all better.


Nate craves her touch, and not just the professional, physical therapist version. But he needs to keep his eyes on the prize and his feet firmly on the path he’s chosen: His buddy, J.J., died, and Nate lived, which means he has promises to keep. Plus, Alia hurt him once, and he’s afraid she’ll do it again.


Alia knows she has to ignore her feelings for Nate. Her job is to take care of him professionally, so she has to keep her hands on the parts of him she has a right to touch. Besides, when she lied to him two years ago, she forfeited any claim she could ever have to his heart.


Now she just has to find some way to stick to her guns, leave him alone, and do her job. Even—or especially—when he’s shirtless on the table in her office…

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Jelsba Media Group
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Published on
Mar 26, 2019
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Pages
229
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ISBN
9781732894815
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Medical
Fiction / Romance / Military
Fiction / Romance / Workplace
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