In a matter of seconds my entire world changed, and it was in that moment that I stopped living and simply began to exist.
In my grief, I sent a letter to the first boy I ever loved. I hoped in writing it I’d find some peace from the nightmare I was living, some solace in my anger.
I didn’t expect him to write back. I wasn’t prepared for his words, and I certainly wasn’t ready for the impact this soldier would have on my life. A deep-rooted hate transformed into friendship, and then molded into a love like I’d never known before.
Sergeant Devin Ulysses Clay did what I couldn’t: he put the shattered pieces of my heart back together, restoring my faith in humanity and teaching me how to live again.
But now that I’m whole, I have a decision to make. Do I return to my life as I knew it and the fiancé I left behind, or do I walk away from it all for the only man to ever break my heart?
I’ve been living in hell, but you won’t hear me complain.
These men depend on me, as I do them, and this brotherhood is the only family I’ve ever known.
The Army saved me from a callous mother and a life on the wrong side of the tracks that was quickly spiraling out of control. So unlike most of the men in my platoon, going home wasn’t something I longed for.
I was content overseas, spending my days defending this country that gave me my life back. Fighting became my new normal … until her.
A letter from Katie Devora—a letter that I almost didn’t open. Her words put a fire back inside of me that I didn’t know I’d lost. She gave me hope during a time when I was fighting every day just to stay alive, and now it’s time I fight for her.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Damn, I’ve just dried my tears. That damn epilogue!
This book made me smile, laugh, swoon and cry. I felt some of the things and events played out in the story right in my soul. They reached to me. I think it was a good book, with two strong POV’s of the two main characters. And some funny and interesting secondary characters, I really wish to get to know Maggie some more.
The female lead character, Katie, didn’t charmed me enough though she was strong, and beautiful in her own way, but it took me a few chapters to warm to her. The male character, Devin, was a good one, I liked him, and I kept picturing him as BT Urruela…
I confess I didn’t like the parts where he talked about war, and narrated events related to missions, they kind of bore me and I confess I just passed through those paragraphs. This because, one: I didn’t get all the military slang thrown there and; two: I’m not from the U.S
And please don’t call U.S people Americans, because I’m from Chile, in South America, and that makes me American too, in case some of you didn’t know. so I don’t necessarily understand the need of this war that has lasted so many damn years. And I know that’s a really complex and touchy subject to approach in a book review, but I had to be honest. I’m all for a sexy military man, because damn! they’re hot and they’re interesting in what they have to tell and show. But in my country the military man are not hot nor so interesting, and they mean something much more complex because of political reasons that I will not explain here. But the point is that the strategical and military slang or missions bored me, so that’s why I’m not giving it a 5 stars and because it took me a while to like Katie.
Taking all of that out, I liked this book very much, it kept me interested from beginning to end. And I am so glad it had a HEA, after all the struggle, and pain and that damn epilogue… I needed the last pages to put myself together, so Thank You, authors!