Review: Back to You by Jessica Scott

Posted February 16, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 4 Comments

Review: Back to You by Jessica ScottBack to You by Jessica Scott
Series: Coming Home #3
Published by Forever on January 7, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 304
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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five-stars

He's in for the fight of his life . . .

Army captain Trent Davila loved his wife, Laura, and their two beautiful children. But when he almost lost his life in combat, something inside him died. He couldn't explain the emptiness he felt or bridge the growing distance between him and his family-so he deployed again. And again. And again...until his marriage reached its breaking point. Now, with everything on the line, Trent has one last chance to prove to his wife that he can be the man she needs ...if she'll have him

. . . to win back his only love.

Laura is blindsided when Trent returns home. Time and again, he chose his men over his family, and she's just beginning to put the pieces of her shattered heart back together. But when Trent faces a court martial on false charges, only Laura can save him. What begins as an act of kindness to protect his career inflames a desire she thought long buried-and a love that won't be denied. But can she trust that this time he's back to stay?

Since the beginning of this series, I’ve watched the slow disintegration of Trent and Laura’s marriage. What’s made it even sadder is they’re both really good people. He’s admired by the troops under his command and she’s a vital part of the support infrastructure for the families waiting for their loved ones to return home from deployment.

I couldn’t understand why Trent kept volunteering for deployment and distancing himself from his wife and family. This book not only answered that question but gave me insight into the travesties of war that I’d never considered. I’m the daughter of an Army NCO who served in Vietnam and now have a deeper understanding of what was really going on with him.

Trent’s journey back to Laura was so very special. He wanted desperately to come home to her emotionally, spiritually and physically. Despite her deep hurt from him essentially abandoning her, Laura wanted the same thing too. I loved how authentic their story seemed, requiring the support of friends and co-workers and managing through the setbacks.

I loved this story. It’s not just a sensitively portrayed romance but a tribute to those men and women serving our country in extraordinary ways and the courage it takes for their families to support them. Really well done.

 

About Jessica Scott

Jessica Scott is a career army officer, mother of two daughters, three cats and three dogs, wife to a career NCO and wrangler of all things stuffed and fluffy. She is a terrible cook and even worse housekeeper, but she’s a pretty good shot with her assigned weapon and someone liked some of the stuff she wrote. Somehow, her children are pretty well adjusted and her husband still loves her, despite burned water and a messy house.

She’s written for the New York Times At War Blog, PBS Point of View Regarding War, and IAVA. She deployed to Iraq in 2009 as part of OIF/New Dawn and is currently a company commander stationed at Fort Hood.

Most recently, she’s been featured as one of Esquire Magazine’s Americans of the Year for 2012.

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Jonetta

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4 responses to “Review: Back to You by Jessica Scott

  1. Very well written review – If I didn’t have so many books of my own to review at the moment I would have to go out and get it! Your review made me want to read it – and that is exactly what a great review should do! Bravo!