It’s always wonderful to re-visit some of your favourite characters, and this novella from Jessica Scott allows us to catch up with Shane & Jen from her earlier work, Because of You.
Sergeant First Class Shane Garrison has spent a year recovering from his combat injuries. A year spent in the arms of the woman of his dreams. But loving Jen comes with a price: every time he touches her, he faces the uncertain fear that he might kill her.
Jen is a survivor and with Shane, she’s found a man who loves her despite her scars. But her scars may be too much for their love to survive.
As their love grows, so does the risk to Jen’s life. And Shane must make the toughest decision any man can make to save the woman he loves.
Something that I love about Jessica Scott’s books is that her characters are real, flawed, imperfect human beings with issues and the rest of it. They’re not Stepford-style automatons who sail through without a scratch.
I’m not going to write a spoiler-ish review of this, one, because its not in general release yet and two, even if it was, I’d let you visit with them on your own.
What I will say, however, is that I really enjoyed this story, as I did its predecessor, Because of You. You can see that the fears that Shane in particular is wrestling with are valid, and Jen’s reaction to the situation is real. The chemistry between Shane and Jen is amazing, too.
If you haven’t read Because of You, I highly recommend you get your hands on a copy. You can buy it here.
My rating: 4.5 out of 5
Release Date: February 2013. Purchase links will be added once released.
Note: I was lucky enough to be given a copy of this eARC by the author.