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I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

If you follow my blog, you’ll see that I rarely read novels where the main characters are still in school, whether it’s high school or college. I made the exception for this book because it sounded very interesting when I read the synopsis in Goodreads, and it didn’t sound too young-ish.

I liked the book’s plot. There was drama, sweetness, and growing up rolled into one story. I liked the heroine. The hero was a bit difficult for me to relate to. However, together, they were really a good pair. I appreciate the tragic back stories of both their lives. I can only imagine how difficult their lives must have been before they met each other.

This book wasn’t perfect. Style-wise, there were some things that did not work for me. I’m not saying it was badly written. It’s just something I wasn’t used to. Or maybe I am used to, just not something I was looking for. I think the book needed improvements and polishing. However, the whole though behind the book was great, so all in all, I enjoyed it for the story it told.

 

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USA Today Bestselling author Jessica Scott is a career army officer, mother of two daughters, three cats and three dogs, wife to a career NCO and wrangler of all things stuffed and fluffy. She is a terrible cook and even worse housekeeper, but she’s a pretty good shot with her assigned weapon and someone liked some of the stuff she wrote. Somehow, her children are pretty well adjusted and her husband still loves her, despite burned water and a messy house.

She’s also written for the New York Times At War Blog, PBS Point of View Regarding War, and IAVA. She deployed to Iraq in 2009 as part of OIF/New Dawn and has had the honor of serving as a company commander at Fort Hood, Texas twice.

She’s pursuing a graduate degree in Sociology in her spare time and most recently, she’s been featured as one of Esquire Magazine’s Americans of the Year for 2012.

 

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