Sunday, March 15, 2015


Date published: October 2014
ISBN: 978-1-61333-631-
M/F, contemporary romance, military romance
Reviewed by Helen
Obtained via publisher
Rating: 4

August and Lissa have been married for more than twenty years and their youngest child has just left home. Lissa desperately wants August to retire from the Marines and be with her, but he’s wedded to the military and doesn’t understand her problems. She leaves and they divorce. Only afterward do both of them realize this was probably a mistake.

Lissa and August are wonderful characters who draw the reader into their lives and make the reader want them to sort out their problems. Some of the minor characters are amazing as well, drawn in just a few words, or an action, but instantly recognizable and incredibly human. Kudos to the author for this skill, which makes for great reading.
There are flashes of humor and some great dialogue as well, which also enhance the story and the ending is truly heroic and altogether brilliant.
In places the book slows down with detail and explanation. The information in these sections adds depth to the characters and plot but at the expense of slowing the pacing. Still, it’s worth sticking with the book as it ends in an extremely fulfilling way.
The author’s knowledge of military life and her care for military personnel shines clearly through the book, as well as some of the stresses these families face. It’s a tough act to balance but D.L. Jackson handles it well.
Just a note that the link to the author’s website is incorrect. The book says, but the correct link is
An enjoyable read.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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