Balls to the Wall

· April Canavan
13 reviews

About this ebook


I can’t escape the past.

I’m broken and damaged.

All I can do is keep moving forward.

What I don’t expect is one cop in particular to get under my skin.

Making me want something more.

He hates me. 

Everywhere I turn, he’s there, watching me.

Waiting for me to screw up.


I’m not going to give up, though.

Not when I finally found something that makes me happy.

I know how short life can be and I’m not backing down.


One drunken promise is going to ruin my life.

I told him I’d watch out for his wife if he died.

Coming home and seeing her will be my undoing.

She’s everywhere I go.

Everywhere I turn.

The thoughts going through my head ...

Well, they’re enough to send me straight to hell.

Parker Hayes invades every aspect of my life.

One drunken promise… That’s what it circles back to.

I’ve been trained to go balls to the wall with every mission.

Never back down. Never surrender. Never walk away.

I’ll never let her become collateral damage.

Ratings and reviews

13 reviews
Jeanne Marks
February 15, 2021
This book made my cry at the very beginning. Some very amusing moments (Remy and Daisy, Lincoln complaining about having to do paperwork instead of break into his sister’s house, Rose talking to Parker about the blind date with the professor). Parker is an outsider of the town except her and Danny’s families because of the past with Remy, Danny, and her while Remy has no clue of the events he caused. Later we find out how awful he really was on that particularly eventful night that changed their lives. I really enjoyed how we get fed the story through the book, not getting it all until 2/3 through. Box is suck a great addition to the story. The epilogue is hysterical. There were two omissions that caused me to give this 4 stars instead of 5 stars—the reason behind the incidents ( I just didn’t feel it was explained well) and what happened to the woman Danny mentioned. I now need to go find the stories that deal with the other stories that happened prior to this book so I know what happened to Cassie, etc. I received a free copy of this book.
1 person found this review helpful
February 16, 2021
4* ARC Review – Second Chance at First Love I was introduced to this author by another ARC program and have been interested in her writing since. This ARC was provided by BookSprout in exchange for this review. Although it is the start of a new series, it takes place in the same location as her previous one, Birch, Maine and feels like some carryover from the other series. The author does a good job of giving you enough background about the characters, but I found myself wondering if there were more details in the other Birch series. This is the story of Parker, single mom, and widow, who lives in her hometown surrounded by friends and family of both her and her deceased husband. Her husband served in the military with his brother and other friends that are now part of the local police force. One of those friends, Remy, recently returned to town as the K-9 officer and to look out for Parker. They have a history from childhood that ran until he left for the military. Their backstory is complicated and plays out throughout the book. Also, as they become reacquainted, there are issues happening around Parker and her son, Nox. As they start to risk their lives, Parker and Nox move in with Remy, and the truth comes out about their past relationship.
1 person found this review helpful
Cindy Johnson
February 14, 2021
The author has given us characters that we can connect with and we are pulled into their lives. The story keeps you turning the pages with fear, danger, suspense and love. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

About the author

USA Today Bestselling Author April Canavan spends her time split between the real and fantasy worlds. She lives on the rocky coast of Maine, in the perfect place to visit the ocean but still live surrounded by the woods. Her son inspires her to write, most of the time picking up a pen and creating his own worlds beside her. Along with her Newfie and the barn cat she rescued in the middle of winter, April and her family can be found enjoying the simple life. April writes romantic suspense, paranormal romance, and cozy paranormal mystery.

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