Man of Honor (Battle Scars #3) - Diana Gardin


Through Christ I can do all things.

To my superman, Tyson. True love isn’t a fairy tale. It’s a battle every day, and I’m blessed to be fighting through it with someone as strong and steady as you. Thank you for picking up my slack around the house and with the kiddos when I’m a crazy woman on a deadline. I will always love you.

To my busy bees, Carrington and Raleigh. Thank you for being patient with Mommy when I am just letting you run around like maniacs while I type away on this computer. You’re always in my thoughts and I do it all for you.

To my mama, Inez. Thank you so much for passing on your love of books. It meant everything. You are and have always been my inspiration.

To my crew, the Fab Five: Crystal, Emilee, Beth, Christy, and Maria. Without you hot mamas and our girls’ nights, our girls’ trips, and our group texts, I would go stark raving mad. I’m infinitely blessed to have you in my life, and I hope Dare keeps your hubbies happy for a while! Love and kisses, Kitty.

To my BFF of the South, Natalee, you are truly one of my favorite people on this planet. Thank you so much for being the first one in line to buy each and every book, and for your unwavering love and support. With each new hero I write, I can’t wait to see what you’ll think of him. I heart you.

To Stacey Donaghy. What a lucky day it was when you agreed to be my agent. I’m still not sure how it happened, but I’m so thankful it did! Your hard work and positive words, especially about this book, are incomparable. I would not want to navigate this publishing world without you, because what I’ve learned with you by my side can’t be traded. Every time I write something new, I can’t wait until you read it, because you’re my biggest cheerleader. Thank you!

To my editor, Leah. You were the first traditional publishing editor to believe in my work, and this has turned into such a wonderful working relationship. Your expertise only makes my work better, and I’m so glad to have you in my corner.

To my Forever Publicity Team. Thanks for helping to get the word out about my books. We will keep climbing!

To the rest of the team at Forever Romance. Thank you for all the hard work you do in order to make authors look good. You are all so spectacular to work with!

To Tracy Comerford. You are a one-woman wrecking team. You were one of the earliest reviewers to love my books, and I’m lucky enough now to be able to call you so many things: friend, reviewer, publicist, and even my trusty PA from time to time. Your time is so valuable, and the fact that you spend some of it on me and getting the word out there about my books blows my mind. You’re uber talented and knowledgeable about the book world. Can’t wait to see where BMBB goes from here!

To my critique partner for MOH: Marie Meyer. We share so many things: a writing group, a publisher, and a genre. I admire you and the beauty that is your writing so very much! Thank you for your advice and the encouragement you gave me on this book. Love you, girl!

To my warm and fuzzy writing group, the NAC. Kate, Ara, Marie, Bindu, Meredith, Jamie, Jessica, Sophia, Marnee, Missy, Laura, and Amanda. I found you guys when I was already well into this biz, and now I don’t know what I ever did without you. I wouldn’t trade any of you, and I can’t wait for the day when we can all have dinner together. Remember, I would cut a bitch for any one of you.

To my mentor, Rachel van Dyken. All I can say about you, love, is that I’m learning from the best. You probably don’t even know what your advice and friendship mean to me, but you are invaluable. I love you to pieces!

To the Dolls…Best. Reader. Group. Ever. You guys are so awesome, and I love sharing snippets and pics with you on a daily basis! I hope that one day I get to meet each and every one of you.

To the Diana Gardin Review Team. Thank you for willing to read and review my books early. Your effort means so much, and I appreciate you all for your time and effort!

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