In a matter of seconds my entire world changed, and it was in that moment that I stopped living and simply began to exist.
In my grief, I sent a letter to the first boy I ever loved. I hoped in writing it I’d find some peace from the nightmare I was living, some solace in my anger.
I didn’t expect him to write back. I wasn’t prepared for his words, and I certainly wasn’t ready for the impact this soldier would have on my life. A deep-rooted hate transformed into friendship, and then molded into a love like I’d never known before.
Sergeant Devin Ulysses Clay did what I couldn’t: he put the shattered pieces of my heart back together, restoring my faith in humanity and teaching me how to live again.
But now that I’m whole, I have a decision to make. Do I return to my life as I knew it and the fiancé I left behind, or do I walk away from it all for the only man to ever break my heart?
I’ve been living in hell, but you won’t hear me complain.
These men depend on me, as I do them, and this brotherhood is the only family I’ve ever known.
The Army saved me from a callous mother and a life on the wrong side of the tracks that was quickly spiraling out of control. So unlike most of the men in my platoon, going home wasn’t something I longed for.
I was content overseas, spending my days defending this country that gave me my life back. Fighting became my new normal … until her.
A letter from Katie Devora—a letter that I almost didn’t open. Her words put a fire back inside of me that I didn’t know I’d lost. She gave me hope during a time when I was fighting every day just to stay alive, and now it’s time I fight for her.
Loved, loved, loved this second chance romance. Katie and Devin were first loves that didn’t work out and left an empty place in both their hearts for years to come. And Katie was left without answers. Both went on with their lives, but it wasn’t until tragedy struck Katie that she fell low enough to do something to shake things up. She sent a letter to Devin. And he wrote back. The very second they reconnected I could feel the spark was still there. This story was all about how their love never went away, and how in the end it helped them become strong.
Right off the bat, yes, I am talking from the beginning, I found myself loving Katie’s voice. She drew me in and I immediately got wrapped up in her emotions, both from the flash back and the current day when she was grieving. She rang so true to me, the way she wore her heart on her sleeve. I felt myself connect to her and she was exactly as I love my heroines.
Devin’s voice was good, but he had a little bit of overkill with details so sometimes his parts dragged on to me. However, I can appreciate that it helped me get in his head. I loved the feeling of butterflies I even got when he read Katie’s letters. He was a grown man, but the feelings of true love made even this tough marine weak in the knees and my heart swooned every single time. He loved her with his whole being and my god, it was so romantic.
The romance this time around happened fast, but it felt oh so right. Then there was the chemistry and kissing and sexy times and it all just worked perfectly. These two were meant to be. Trust me, it was all that and more.
The ending had me nervous for a bit, I wasn’t sure how much my heart was going to have to endure, but thank god it worked out, not perfectly, but my heart felt full and happy and it was glorious.
So….one thing I am not a fan of in stories is coincidence. I wish the way Katie and Devin had reconnected hadn’t been a coincidence and more of a way one had reached out to get closure. It would have been better if Katie had just sought Devin out and looked him up….however, that’s not how it was written and I guess I should just be happy they got together because they were meant to be!
Rec this? YES!! Especially if you love a military story or second chance romance, this is a must for your TBR.
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