Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Looking for More

Until There Was You
Coming Home #2
Jessica Scott
Released Oct 8th, 2012
230 Pages
Source: NetGalley

He plays by the rules, she’s not afraid to break them. Now these two strong-willed army captains will prove that opposites attract . . .

A by-the-book captain with a West Point background, Captain 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. From that moment on, though, Evan has been at odds with her, through two deployments to Iraq and back again. But when he is asked to train a team prepping for combat alongside Claire, battle-worn Evan is in for the fight of his life.

Strong, gutsy, and loyal, Captain Claire Montoya has worked hard to earn the rank on her chest. In Evan, Claire sees a rigid officer who puts the rules before everything else—including his people. When the mission forces them together, Claire soon discovers that there is more to Evan than meets the eye.

He’s more than the rank on his chest; he’s a man with dark secrets and deep longings. For all their differences, Evan and Claire share two crucial passions: their country and each other.

In all honesty, I liked UNTIL THERE WAS YOU, the sophomore romance from Jessica Scott, but I didn't LOVE it!  It was a bit different from BECAUSE OF YOU, Jessica's first romance that came out last November, which I truly enjoyed.  Maybe I was looking for that same kind of deep emotion that I got with BECAUSE OF YOU, and when I didn't feel as strongly towards Evan and Claire, my heart was slightly disappointed.

The storyline was well though out and the story flowed nicely, I guess I just never felt that connection with Evan or Claire.  The love/hate romance had been building between them for years, but we didn't get to see that, so when they fall in love, I felt it was a bit rushed.  But ladies, this is all MY opinion only, please don't shy away from reading the romance, especially if you are a fan of Jessica's.  Evan and Claire might just steal your heart!!

Jessica Scott still writes Army Romances like no one else can.  The descriptions are amazing, making you feel as if you are right there with the characters, at the honky-tonk bar, or on base waiting for assignment.  She took experience and went with it, and now has two published romances.  I'd say she is a rising star in the Romance Writing field!!

I would still recommend this romance to fans of a realistic portrayal of an Army Romance, and fans, or To-Be fans of Jessica Scott.  The romance is worth the read, and at only $2.99, you really can't go wrong.

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