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Anything for You (Coming Home #2.5) by Jessica Scott

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Reviewed by Gitte & Jenny

G&J: Anything for You is a short story where we revisit Jen and Shane from the first book Because of You in the Coming Home series.

We really enjoyed catching up with this couple again. If you haven’t read Because of You we highly recommend it, not only before you read this short story but because Jessica Scott is an amazing Author and her Coming Home series is both beautiful and emotional whilst depicting the real and heart-breaking sides of war. This lady really does write from the heart and it shows.

In Because of you, Jen, a cancer survivor, is the nurse assigned to Shane’s recovery process when he returns home injured from the war in Iraq. Both find in each other what they need to heal both body and mind; soul and heart.

When we return to them we find them still in love yet with a tough decision to make over something that will change their lives. Each fears for the other, the possible heartbreak of losing the love of their life from war or returning cancer.

They face the challenge of what if and how one decision could possibly change their lives forever if……..

We both have a tremendous respect for Jessica Scott. Not only as career Army Officer but as an outstanding Author who writes from her heart.

 

 

You can purchase Because of You (book #1) here
Because of You: A Loveswept Contemporary Military Romance

 

You can purchase Anything For You (Book #2.5) here:
Anything For You: A Coming Home Short Story


 

You can purchase Until There Was You  (book #2) here
Until There Was You: A Loveswept Contemporary Military Romance


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Until There Was You (Coming Home #2) by Jessica Scott

I received an ARC of this book by the Author for an honest and unbiased review.

I absolutely loved this book and I loved the characters, it was a brilliant follow on from ‘Because of You’! Jessica Scott is an amazingly accomplished writer. She makes the characters of this military romance come alive and they are written so well they come across REAL.  The book flowed and every word counted, however you wouldn’t call this a light and fuzzy romantic read, though it did have humour and yummy romance to soften up the drama. It is definitely a must read and I couldn’t put it down.  As a reader I got an authentic look into the characters’ military life which left me quite emotional as the two main characters tried to find themselves and find love whilst under the pressure of their chosen occupation.

In this story we have Evan who very much sees things in “black and white”, who cares about and follows the rules to the letter. Very ‘straight down the line’, responsible and believes rules are there for a reason and he does not stray from them.

Then we have Claire who is equally responsible and ambitious yet also very opinionated and feisty.  She is completely willing to bend the rules, even break them a little to help the people she cares about. She, as opposed to Evan, sees the grey as well as “black and white”.

Evan and Claire are both very passionate, dedicated and fiercely loyal individuals. However, through most of their journey, their opinions and actions differ to the extent that they often clash yet the conflict they experienced came across real and completely understandable. There was no arguing for the sake of arguing. This made a refreshing change!

Both are emotionally damaged and flawed and through their journey they discover that they are in fact more alike than they initially want to admit. This is where the barriers and walls they have erected around their hearts and their persons, due to the trauma in their pasts, begin to crumble. Together they almost strip themselves bare in order to piece together who they are; judged not on their pasts but as the people they have become through personal choice.

I really loved reading about how these two emotionally scarred but ever so brave and admirable characters changed and found their redemption through trust and love under adverse pressure.

I can definitely recommend the “Coming Home” series by Jessica Scott.

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Because of You (Coming Home #1) – Jessica Scott

SYNOPSIS

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.

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Reviewed by Gitte

This story is one very emotional ride. It took a piece of my heart and I felt every word written, as the intense and horrific effects of war literally jumped off the pages. So close to my heart, so very sad and frightening! It also showed the effects on the ones left behind who are having to fill two roles in their children’s lives.

There were two very serious and emotional story lines running through this book. It was heart breaking yet inspiring; about sacrifice and re-discovery of the self!

The hero Shane, and heroine Jen, are both damaged. Both bear emotional and physical scars, for different reasons, both in need of ‘fixing’ and love. Shane from the tragedy of war; Jen from a heart-breaking illness.

Shane is an extremely attractive hero, in more ways than one, because you know that despite being a powerful and strong man; a fighter, he has a vulnerable side and strives to make things right for all he holds dear and close.  He cares deeply and will do whatever it takes for justice.

Jen has been through so much due to illness. She bears the scars and the emotional damage as a result. However, despite this she is so strong and fierce. I admired her because despite her continual struggle, she outwardly carries on and reaches out to help those around her, one being Shane.

I loved the fact that Shane and Jen embark on a relationship whilst both are experiencing emotional issues as individually they falter yet together they manage to be for each other just what is needed to find themselves again.

I also loved the other characters, and the way this story ended with a few side story cliffhangers, I cannot wait for the next instalment!

 

BECAUSE OF YOU by JESSICA SCOTT

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