Know Me Well

**Originally published as Book 3, the series has been reordered to reflect proper chronology. Know Me Well is now Book 2.**

WARNING: Contains a sexy former Marine, a stubborn, independent woman, and an incurably romantic BFF with matchmaking tendencies.

Welcome back to Wishful, Mississippi, full of eccentric characters and southern charm, where author Kait Nolan delivers another heart-warming story of a strong, successful woman and the equally strong man who learns how to be her partner.
A grown-up Boy Scout
Liam Montgomery is the last person who'd call himself a hero, but he does have a tendency to try to save the world. Now that he's left the Marine Corps and returned to Wishful, he feels out of place and unsure of what comes next. He does know one thing: The girl who used to look up to him like a brother is all grown up. No way he can see her as a little sister now. And she won't give him the time of day.
Queen of Doing All The Things
Riley Gower isn't holding out for a hero. In fact, a knight in shining armor is the last thing she wants. She's been watching her mother chase that fairy tale for most of her life, with Riley the one left to pick up the pieces of unhappily ever after. Running Wishful's downtown pharmacy is a dream Riley's worked toward for years. Now that the business is finally hers, the realities of the current economy have made it seem like the dream is slipping through her fingers. So when her mother calls, expecting yet another rescue, Riley feels like she's spread thinner than the last pat of butter at Sunday dinner.
The impossible mission he can’t resist
It's hard enough for a woman like Riley to admit she could use a hand, but mix in the embarrassment of a childhood crush and the devastating attraction sizzling between them? No way. Liam is determined to help, but taking down insurgents is less complicated than infiltrating Riley's defenses. This will require reinforcements. And a plan.
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“I can’t afford a new car, Liam.  Isn’t there anything you can do?  Something you can cobble together?  Duct tape?  Prayers?”  It killed her to ask, but desperate times.


“I could probably manage something.  But whatever I do is going to be borrowed time and it’s really throwing good money after bad.  You’re gonna have to start making some kind of arrangements for a new one in the not distant future.”


“Any time you can buy me is appreciated.”  And maybe she’d have pulled off some kind of miracle to bring in extra income to pay for it.


Knowing she needed to keep her hands busy, Riley picked up the carton of Band-aids and went to put it away again. Never mind that she hadn’t actually put any on the shelf.  She added it back to the pile and turned.  Liam had followed her into the storeroom, and the already over-crowded space suddenly shrank.


Riley took an instinctive step back and stumbled. Her feet snagged, sending her flailing.  Before she could crash into the piled up junk, Liam’s hands closed around her hips, yanking her flush against him.  All her soft parts were pressed up close and personal against all his hard parts and, oh dear God, she couldn’t breathe.




The rumble of his low voice vibrated that magnificent chest, which she felt because hers was plastered up against him.  Her nipples went instantly, painfully hard.  She couldn’t speak or move, so she just stood there, staring like a complete moron, waiting for him to let her go.
 Except he didn’t.  His hands tightened on her hips, as if getting a better grip.  Instinctively, hers tightened on his arms and, yep, they were every bit as hard and cut as they looked.


Through sheer force of will, Riley managed not to drool.


If you lick it, that makes it yours.


Before she could stop herself, she licked the seam of her lips.  Liam’s eyes tracked the motion, and his mouth curved in a little half-smile that spawned a whole host of other wicked thoughts. Her cheeks burned and the synapses responsible for coherent thought exploded from sexual overload.


Reviews:Sharon L. Hughson on Amazon wrote:

I'll be honest and say I had a crush on Liam when I read the first book in this series. It was delightful to climb inside Riley's skin and fall totally in love with this handsome Marine. As I've come to expect from Ms. Nolan, the characters were well-drawn, relateable and had unique, witty voices. She is a master at getting us inside her characters' heads. This will ground me in a story faster than pretty writing or exciting plot events ever could. The plot felt authentic. Those tedious misunderstandings that get blown out of proportion in many romances weren't allowed to spiral out of control. Well done, I say. This is a must read for people who love romance. And I really want to visit Wishful, Mississippi. Just saying.


2 thoughts on “Know Me Well

  1. Judy DeClue

    I enjoyed the attempt to preserve small town values and still work together for a common goal. The pull of corporate America with larger salaries and faster way of life.

  2. Gail F

    I am in love with the Wishful series!! I can picture the people as I’m reading. After “Know Me Well”, I wanted to go back in time and meet a wonderful Military Man.

    Kait Nolan hits on a real life reference that fits into my world that makes me love her even more. In “To Get me to You” she mentioned the TV show “Hart of Dixie”. This book she mentions “Arrow”. Two of my all time favorite series.

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