Tuesday, November 6, 2012

SUNNY: BOOK REVIEW "Until There Was You" by Jessica Scott

Evan Loehr
Claire Montoya

A by-the-book captain with a West Point background, Evan Loehr refuses to mix business with pleasure—except for an unguarded instance years ago when he succumbed to the deep sensuality of redheaded beauty Claire Montoya. Since that brief lapse in judgment, Evan has been at odds with her. But when he is asked to train a combat team alongside Claire, battle-hardened Evan is in for the fight of his life.
Strong, gutsy, and loyal, Captain Claire Montoya has worked hard to achieve her high military rank. In Evan Loehr, Claire sees a spoiled commander who puts the rules before everything else—including his people. Army orders force them together and Claire soon discovers that there is more to Evan than meets the eye. He too has dark secrets and deep longings. For all their differences, Evan and Claire share two crucial passions: their country and each other.

Until There Was You is book two in the Coming Home series.  

I love Loveswept books.  I call them my palate cleansers.  They are usually nice, sweet, satisfying stories that make me happy.  These are books that help clean away some of the dark emotions that linger after tough reads and prepare your reading palate for the next adventure.  This being a military romance, I thought there would be more action but still a sweet story.  This was not really the book I thought it was going to be.  It was deep and thoughtful.  It was more than just a love story, but also about the politics of the military and those who are ruled by ego.  It is about following orders and not following them, and it is about loyalty.  

I understand that the author, Jessica Scott, was in the military.  Her experience shows.  This story is authentic and well-written. Impressive.  

If you are interested in reading about some of the challenges of developing a relationship in the context of preparing for war, check out this  insider perspective.

Thank you to Netgalley for making this read possible. 

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