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Remember when we parted ways in Germany? It was the day I broke your heart. What you didn’t know was that I was breaking mine too.
I thought they’d be enough–my husband and my son. That I’d get home and everything would go back to the way it was . . .
Before the war.
Before the ambush.
But, no matter how hard I try, I can’t erase the trauma we shared. I can’t seem to forget the way my heart beat in time with yours.
The truth is I’m lost without you.
I thought the nightmare was over when they pulled us from that hole in the ground, but nothing could have prepared me for the war I’d face at home.
I know it’s selfish of me to ask, but, please, I have to see you one last time. . .
All my love,
You think you know what emotional pain is? If you haven’t read this book, you have no idea! None! The beauty and complexity of this love story comes with so much heartache!!! I was left a sobbing mess afer finishing this book. My heart feels torn apart, ripped to tiny little bits and then trampled on. Am I being a tad overdrmatic?? No, I’m really not. Go read this and then come back and tell me how you feel.
I won’t summarize this book for you. Just go in blind. This blurb also is bloody brilliant and gives nothing away which I loved. I was not expecting this story. This is a military romance that makes you appreciate the men and women who serve even more. You have no choice but to honor and respect the sacrifices they make for their country. Some of the scenes of war are difficult to read and I had to close my eyes and take a break sometimes. It was really really hard to go through those scenes but it was raw and honest and brings to light the reality of war and the trauma that soldiers go through. In this story our soldier goes into war one person and returns home another and this change affects everyone and everything.
Now for the romance! How do I begin to describe this??!! There is so much passion and lust and yes, there is true love! There is longing and hunger and an ache to be with someone so badly that you risk everything in your life to be with that person. These authors created such vulnerable, loveable characters that you can’t help but FEEL EVERYTHING with them and I NEEDED them to find their happily ever after.
Gah!! I was so torn with how I felt with the turn of events. I’m still not sure if I liked how this ended!! I’m left broken and traumatized and I now have one of the worst book hangovers. This book will make you HURT! There is an epilogue that helps the hurt a little… very little… LOL. Regardless, this is a TOP READ OF 2018! The level of emotions this brought out of me and the fact that I’m still obsessed with these charcaters days after reading this, speaks to the AMAZINGNESS that is this book! You do not want to miss out on this experience!
Contemporary Military Romance
Heat Level: Mild to Moderate
*ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review
Heather M. Orgeron is a Cajun girl with a big heart and a passion for romance. She married her high school sweetheart two months after graduation and her life has been a fairytale ever since. She’s the queen of her castle, reigning over five sons and one bossy little princess who has made it her mission in life to steal her Momma’s throne. When she’s not writing, you will find her hidden beneath mounds of laundry and piles of dirty dishes or locked in her tower(aka the bathroom) soaking in the tub with a good book. She’s always been an avid reader and has recently discovered a love for cultivating romantic stories of her own.
A Texas native, Kate Stewart lives in North Carolina with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. She pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense because it’s what she loves as a reader. Kate is a lover of all things ’80s and ’90s, especially John Hughes films and rap. She dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity, and on occasion, does very well at whiskey.
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