Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Book Review: After The War by Jessica Scott

Title: After The War
Series: Homefront #2
Author: Jessica Scott
Links: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Goodreads / Jessica Scott Blog / Jessica Scott on Facebook / Jessica Scott on Twitter
Format: Ebook received in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis: The second book in the emotional new Homefront series from USA Today Bestselling author Jessica Scott

A terrible loss…

Captain Sarah Anders lost her husband to the Iraq war and has nearly lost the career she loves. Sent to Fort Hood, she only wants to do her job and take care of the daughter she’s raising on her own. She never counted on running straight into a memory she’d tried to forget. 

A love he never forgot...

Captain Sean Nichols never got over Sarah. He simply tried to forget her amidst the war and the chaos of combat. But when she’s assigned to investigate his unit, he comes face to face with the woman no war or any amount of time could make him forget. 

A dark secret…

As Sarah gets closer to the truth, Sean must accept that actions he took during the war may end the tentative love building between them. And even if Sarah can forgive him, Sean may never be able to forgive himself.



MY REVIEW
After The War is the story of Army Captains Sarah Anders and Sean Nichols. Sarah and Sean are former lovers who reconnect when they are both based in Fort Hood in Texas. After the years and distance between them, they finally come face to face with one another when Sarah is assigned to investigate Sean's unit.

A war widow, Sarah still misses her husband and grieves his loss while raising their daughter as a single mother in the Army which is not easy on her. Sarah has her moments where the juggling of parenting and her duty to her country weigh on her, but Sarah does her best. Her relationship with Sean is complicated as they view the end of their relationship in two entirely different ways. The hurt and anger occasionally bubble to the surface but the chemistry between the two of them is also noticeable. 

Sean Nichols is not the man he used to be. He has grown up and changed and along with that change has come different views. His character isn't as strong as he comes off and during his POV you can see the underlying insecurities and his loyalty to those under his command and in his life. While at first glance Sean comes off as a character you may not originally like, by the end of the book you change your mind completely and fall in love with him. 

After The War is a realistic, emotional, and heart wrenching story of love, loss, and the effects of war. This book will touch you as it's grabs hold of you and keeps your attention on it's pages. This book is not light-hearted, humorous, or flirty but it is real and it will touch you to your core. After The War is probably the most realistic and best military books I have ever read. Jessica Scott is an incredible writer and will leave you a fan. I cannot wait to read more from this talented author.

5 STARS!

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