Thursday, December 08, 2011

Because of You - Jessica Scott

Book Blurb:
Keeping his men alive is all that matters to Sergeant First Class Shane Garrison. But meeting Jen St. James the night before his latest deployment makes Shane wonder if there’s more to life than war. He leaves for Iraq remembering a single kiss with a woman he’ll never see again—until a near fatal attack lands him back at home and in her care.

Jen has survived her own brush with death and endured its scars. And yet there’s a fire in Shane that makes Jen forget all about her past. He may be her patient, but when this warrior looks her in the eyes, she feels—for the first time in a long time—like a woman. Shane is too proud to ask for help, but for Jen, caring for him is more than a duty—it’s a need. And as Jen guides Shane through the fires of healing, she finds something she never expected—her deepest desire.

In My Own Words:
A soldier through and through, Shane Garrison is about to deploy again when one last night out with his men yields him one of the hottest kisses he has ever had, and a memory that would have to last him a lifetime.  He is done with the happily ever after crap.  Jen, having her own demons to conquer, is just happy to get through the evening without her form falling out of her bra.  When they meet, by chance, the next day and she gives in to his pleas, she wonders if she will ever see the handsome soldier again.

When a mission goes wrong, Shane is sent stateside and right in to the capable hands of Nurse Jen.  While helping him heal from his outside wounds, she quickly realizes that most of his major wounds are wounds of the heart and soul.

I was skeptical about reading this book.  As a military brat myself, and having an active duty brother that is currently on his 3 tour overseas, I know what a family feels when loved ones are in harms way.  I know that Mrs. Scott has been in the military, so I knew she would hit the military life but wasn't sure how real the family life would be portrayed.  I am so very happy to say, this is a book I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.  The war scenes are expertly written and you feel like you are in the thick of the hell they are going through.  Everything about this book, makes you believe this could very well be a true story.  There are amazing characters that are developed throughout the book, and it ended setting up book 2 perfectly, I know I can't wait until it released to find out....What The HELL?? Jen's spunk and sass gave me many "you tell him girl" moments.  I was also happy (and not trying to give away spoilers) the way that Carponti story was written and came to fruition.  There were lots of highs and lots of lows, an emotional but entertaining book.  My one negative would be, the e-copy I got had a lot of words missing.  I had to guess what the author was trying to say several times.  Didn't really take away from the story, but became annoying after a while.  Knowing that this is the debut book for this author is astounding for me, I love her writing style and she knew exactly how to get her point out there.  I loved it, and am dying for the next book, Back To You, in May of 2012.

1 comment:

  1. Hope's bookshelf? I suspect I'll have to read this eventually before my next turn at book club. Now, can someone recommend the perfect accompanying Chick-Lit Chardonnay?