Sunday, May 27, 2012

Because of you - Jessica Scott - Book Review

Contemporary Military Romance
From the war-torn streets of Baghdad to the bittersweet comforts of the home front, two wounded hearts navigate the battlefield of coming home from war in this explosive eBook original from newcomer Jessica Scott.

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.



My thoughts .

Because of you is about two souls finding each other - learning to live with the damage that war has brought and also pain of different circumstances. Learning to live, love and move on even though life has not dealt you the cards you wanted. Learning to lean on others for help in your time of need and learning to move on no matter what life has dealt you.

I’m a little in the dark on the military sides of things, having no one close to me deployed or in the military scene I found that Jessica’s descriptions were enough to keep me in the loop.

A well delivered story, with a deep plot, wonderfully crafted characters, with depth and definition, witty characters that will make you smile and chapters that flow smoothly till the last page has been turned.

I read this in one sitting from front page till back and really enjoyed it... It really sucked me in, brought tears to my eyes, and grabbed at my emotions. Jessica has put forth her emotions well, all descriptions easily envisaged and put forth. A military romance - filled with love, hope, friendship, courage, loyalty and learning.

The romance between Shane and Jen was slow and gradual, the love scenes heartfelt and enough for all those who enjoy a little romance in there reads. Id love to have seen more love between Shane and Jen but saying this the story was short where Jessica developed the love and story within the pair.

I enjoyed all the characters much so.... Carponti was my absolute FAVORITE...

Jessica has written the story where we will surely see more of the secondary characters in the next instalment. I look forward to seeing Laura’s story and see where she takes us.

** Because of you ** is a story about friendships and hardships, about letting go , healing and moving forward. It’s about overcoming obstacles that seem unimaginable. A quick heartfelt military romance that will pique your attention from end to finish.



Jessica Scott has delivered a wonderful debut novel here - I will certainly be looking out for more of her future works.


Rated 4/5


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Shattered Illusions by Anna James Book Review .

Hi, welcome to Page Flipperz , today I have the last book in the Bradford sisters Trilogy and I must say I have enjoyed Anna's stories much so.. Today I have for you the review for Shattered Illusions. - Book three in the series.

Find the blurb, book cover and also links to the other books in the series.


Shattered Illusions  Book Three

Two years ago Kate Bradford met Raffaello D’Onofrio while attending a semester abroad. Rafe ran the family vineyard in the Lazio region of Italy but the thing that attracted her to him most, besides his ruggedly handsome good looks, fathomless deep blue eyes and well-toned body, was his love of art. It was a passion they shared together.

He had been the perfect man as far as she was concerned and in a few short months she fell deeply in love. She had thought that love was returned. Then she found Annalisa De Luca in his apartment wearing nothing but the shirt Rafe had been wearing the evening before. All her illusions were shattered. Distraught and wanting to escape the pain of Rafe’s betrayal, she returned to her home in Chicago, IL.






My thoughts


Raffe and Kate have a past - A past that was shattered by Illusions if you may call it that. Raffe has come back to find out why Kate left him 4 years prior,even if his means,  is selfish he figures he will get some answers. The romance takes off - and they both find themselves yearning for the love they missed out.. Love - betrayl and lies come forth once again..

Anna James has created a wonderfully written romantic story filled with compelling characters.

A short but sweet read, Anna includes all the goodies one could want in a romance story. Smexy moments, great characters and a storyline and plot that will have you reading this story from begining to end in one sitting. I enjoyed all the characters that Anna put forth, Raffe was certainly a hotty !! ** swoon ** lol.. Anna puts forth enough descriptions in her stories for the reader to feel as though they are in the book. I love this in a read, being able to envisage as if it was me . :)

The cover is smokin - Ive really enjoyed this series to date , and also the fact that Anna brought forth the characters from the previous books to give us that extra depth within the characters. Family means everything .

If you after a sweet, short romance, Then this series is for you.



4/5 Heart Throbs.



The other two books in the series..


Book one -  Guilty as Charged



Passion ignites between Nicole Bradford and Max Paradis the second they lay eyes on each another. Nicole seems to be everything that Max is looking for in a woman. She’s sweet and loving and incredibly sexy. But looks can be deceiving. Hadn’t he learned that the hard way?

Nicole is crazy for Max. He is sensitive, caring and his kisses are to die for. But when secrets from her past are revealed will she be found innocent or is she Guilty as Charged.


 


The second story in the Bradford Sisters Trilogy
Natalie and Reed seemed so happy when they got married just a few short months ago, but an unexpected pregnancy and a subsequent miscarriage throw their marriage into turmoil.

Natalie deals with the loss by burying herself in work. Reed is supportive but doesn’t understand why she is spending so much after-hours time with her handsome, sexy boss. And what about their dream of having a family? How can that happen when with each passing day Natalie becomes more distant?

Will Reed and Natalie find a way to work things out, or will all their dreams be shattered.




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A little about Anna James.  - I was born in Connecticut and lived there until I was nine years old. My family and I spent the next eleven years living in Williamsville, a suburb just outside of Buffalo, NY. I returned to Connecticut after receiving my associates degree in Engineering Science and went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. I continue to live in Connecticut with my husband and children. I am a romantic at heart and enjoy reading and writing romance novels.