Wednesday, May 13, 2015

[Pat's Review]: "After the War"

After the War by Jessica Scott
Publisher: Jessica Scott (May 2, 2015)
Series: Homefront, 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance

The second book in the emotional new Homefront series from USA Today Bestselling author Jessica Scott

A terrible loss…

Captain Sarah Anders lost her husband to the Iraq war and has nearly lost the career she loves. Sent to Fort Hood, she only wants to do her job and take care of the daughter she’s raising on her own. She never counted on running straight into a memory she’d tried to forget. 

A love he never forgot...

Captain Sean Nichols never got over Sarah. He simply tried to forget her amidst the war and the chaos of combat. But when she’s assigned to investigate his unit, he comes face to face with the woman no war or any amount of time could make him forget. 

A dark secret…

As Sarah gets closer to the truth, Sean must accept that actions he took during the war may end the tentative love building between them. And even if Sarah can forgive him, Sean may never be able to forgive himself.

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Reviews of  Scott's Previous Novels:

Because of You, #1 (Kame)
Because of You, #1 (TBQ)
Anything For You, #1.5 (TBQ)
Until There Was You, #2 (TBQ)
I'll Be Home for Christmas, #2.5 (TBQKame and Pat) ✦ Discussion
Back To You, #3 (TBQ, Kame and Pat) ✦ Discussion
All for You, #4 (TBQ, Kame and Pat) ✦ Discussion
It's Always Been You (#5) -- TBQ, Kame, and Pat
All I Want for Christmas Is You (#5.5) -- Pat

Before I Fall (#1) -- Kame + Pat ✦ Discussion

Homefront (#1) -- Kame + Pat

Pat's Review:

Ms. Scott writes military romance that grabs you heart, your emotions and wrings them out. After the War is no exception.

Captain Sarah Anders is stationed at Fort Hood after a training accident left her injured and fired from her previous position. Saying it wasn't her fault never cuts it. She is a widow, her husband died in Iraq and a single Mom of five year old Anna. Sarah has given the army everything, her husband, her loyalty and very nearly her life. When does it get easier? Not with Major Wilson in charge.  Major Wilson "ruled by fear and intimidation" especially with other females. Instead of giving these women a hand up, she was pushing them away . "Never in her life had Sarah imagined that being a parent and a soldier would be pulling her in completely different directions."

Lt. Sean Nichols has a history with Sarah, and when they are thrown together for an investigation their past together is brought to the forefront. Sean and Sarah were very young, in love and Sean wanted to get married, but in his eyes, Sarah had to leave the Army. She loved the Army and it was her career, Sarah wasn't giving it up. Two hearts are broken.  This time when they meet they are war weary, discouraged and both so changed.The case they are working on becomes more and more complicated, the only benefit is their spending more time together and talking. Sean has a secret that is eating him alive, he's afraid what will happen if he reveals it.

To me, being a female in the Army is hard enough; losing your husband, caring for your child and doing your job makes it more difficult. To have superiors making it harder is just appalling to me.   The romance is hot and spicy, second chance love always seems sweeter. I cried, I laughed and couldn't stop turning pages.


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Pat received an e-ARC of this book from the author in exchange for her honest opinion.

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Thanks for the review, Pat! I really need to catch up on Jessica's books this summer. 

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Until Next Time,


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1 comment :

Sophia Rose said...

Wow, just the blurb grabbed my heart. Glad there is her usual humor in it to lighten things occasionally. Thanks, Pat!