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Can a battle-scarred warrior . . .Pages: 336
Stay sober. Get deployed. Lead his platoon. Those are the only things that matter to Sergeant First Class Reza Iaconelli. What he wants is for everyone to stay out of his way; what he gets is Captain Emily Lindberg telling him how to deal with his men. Fort Hood's newest shrink is smart as a whip and sexy as hell. She's also full of questions—about the army, its soldiers, and the agony etched on Reza's body and soul.
. . . open his heart to love?
Emily has devoted her life to giving soldiers the care they need—and deserve. Little does she know that means facing down the fierce wall of muscle that is Sergeant Iaconelli like it's just another day at the office. When Reza agrees to help her understand what makes a soldier tick, she's thrilled. Too bad it doesn't help her unravel the sexy warrior in front of her who stokes her desire and touches a part of her she thought long dead. He's the man who thinks combat is the only escape from the demons that haunt him. The man who needs her most of all . . .
Published by Grand Central Publishing Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Erotica, Fiction, Romance, Suspense, War & Military
“You’ve taken care of soldiers at war for so long, maybe it’s time someone took care of you.”
This was a lovely story. I enjoyed each of the characters and found their relationships to be realistic and fun. I have a soft spot for military personnel, so this story was special to me for that reason and I appreciated that the lifestyle was respected and exploited. There were no silly assumptions made based on their positions. I also loved that the relationship was gradual and didn’t happen over night. It was refreshing to read a story that built that way.
Emily’s character was so sweet and I loved that she was able to understand and work with the soldiers. Reza was wonderful in all his imperfectness. He grew and changed as the story moved along and I felt like Emily’s support played a big role in that. The story of returning home and learning to set aside what they have experienced in war and live in a civilian world again is not new, but it is always a struggle. I commend any author who has the courage to bring this to light. Reza was a hero and in many was broken. Emily was a hero for wanting to help the returning soldiers. I found this beautiful.
This was a quick read for me, though the book itself was not short, I did read it in an afternoon. I would recommend this story if you like military romances.
I give this story 3.5 stars and pair it with a dessert wine like Chenin Blanc.
This ARC was generously provided in exchange for an honest review.
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