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Hi I'm Janna and I am a book whore! I started this blog after being a part of another for years. While being a big blog may be nice I like to stay true to me having a love for books, that's why I blog. I love books and I want to share that love with my readers of this blog. I love to read, books are my escape and a huge part of my life besides my husband and two children. I am honest and sometimes sassy in my reviews but never mean. Some of my favorite authors include Kristen Ashley, Penelope Douglas, T.M. Frazier, M.N. Forgy, Rachel Van Dyken, Meghan March and Vi Keeland to only name a few!

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

A Lover's Lament by KL Grayson and BT Urruela

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 fiancĂ© I left behind, or do I walk away from it all for the only man to ever break my heart?

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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.

There were a lot of things about this book that I liked. The writing was fluid and it was not obvious when it was a different author writing, as the story flowed and the depiction of the characters was consistent.

The pacing of the book was good, for the most part. it didn't drag and it seemed to move from situation to situation fluidly.

Unfortunately, I never gained the depth of emotion i wanted from this. There was supposed to be angst, waiting to see if Devin was ok, if Katie and Devin would get together. The issue I had was that this one started in the middle. The letter that he shouldn't have replied to was skipped over. It was told in flashbacks...but for a second chance romance to work for me, I need to see the build up...this skipped that build up, and as a result, I never fully connected with the emotion of the story.

I am not sure if this is the writing style of the authors, as this was a first book for me for both authors. I liked it enough that I am willing to check out others, even though I am not fully able to recommend this one.


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