Sergeant Joe’s Boys are back! Bestselling author Alexis Morgan delivers a tender and inspiring novel about Mikhail, a battle-scarred firefighter, and the sensitive young woman who slips inside the walls around his heart. As a child, Mikhail Wanjek couldn’t save his drug-addled mother; as a young man, he left a promising military career because he couldn’t defend the innocent victims of war. When Mikhail’s feeling like a failure, not even the love of his adoptive parents and loyal brothers can console him. But after he volunteers to help his beautiful brunette neighbor install a fence around her yard, Mikhail begins to heal. He wants to shield her pure, unabashed lust for life from the darkness—including his own. Successful heart surgery has allowed Amy Short to finally set out on her own, apart from her loving but overprotective family. Now she’s experiencing new thrills with the chiseled fireman next door, from riding on the back of Mikhail’s Harley to late nights full of passion. Still, he refuses to open up emotionally, and with Amy’s history, she’s not willing to wait around for Mikhail to change. What she needs to do is show him that together they can build something that will last forever.Advance praise for Love, Always and Forever“Love, Always and Forever is an engrossing tale of love and healing that will keep you up late into the night. Alexis Morgan doesn’t just write fabulous stories. She writes keepers.”—Gerri Russell, bestselling author of Flirting with Felicity “Alexis Morgan has a talent for creating characters with depth and heart, who compel the reader to care about them and follow them on their journey to love. That’s certainly the case with Amy and Mikhail, two scarred, caring people who are struggling to move forward and find the happiness and love they deserve.”—Award-winning author Susan Fox“Readers are going to dream about having Mikhail Wanjek for a neighbor. I know I did!”—Wendy S. Marcus, award-winning author of All I Need Is You Look for all of Alexis Morgan’s heartfelt Sergeant Joe’s Boys romances: ALWAYS FOR YOU: JACK | ALWAYS BE TRUE: TINO | LOVE, ALWAYS AND FOREVER “I love any Alexis Morgan book! Her heartfelt, touching stories never disappoint.”—New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery “Engaging and charming, Always for You: Jack is a story of fulfillment, forgiveness, and passionate romance.”—Vonnie Davis, author of the Black Eagle Ops series “A writer with a gift for seeing the hidden wounds of soldiers returning from war, Alexis Morgan has outdone herself in Always Be True: Tino.”—USA Today bestselling author Janice Kay Johnson Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.