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Monday, October 16, 2017

Release Blitz! SOL By Leslie McAdam

The army taught me discipline. Order. Control.

None of that matters the day I walk into her classroom.

Or her bedroom.

What's more important than my grade?

Not failing her.

So I should probably start this review off by saying I am the wife of a veteran, one with PTSD and am very proud of him, his service and I get very passionate when it comes to certain topics, so at times I am harsher than I would be with any other book.  I felt a LOT of things while reading SOL, but mostly anger.  Anger towards the supposed heroine, Dani, which coming from the previous military spouse in me is most likely expected.  I need to be very clear that I loved Trent, my heart ached and broke for him more than once, for what he went through, the pain he suffered, the difficult task upon him that wasn’t only because of his duty but because of the connection to Dani.  I had no issues with him, any and all issues I had with this book is due to Dani. 

If you know me I don’t bash books or authors and when I don’t like a book I make sure to explain why a book didn’t work for me.  I don’t like writing bad reviews but unfortunately being a blogger it is a part of the job.  I wish I could sit here and rave about SOL but in reality I want to rant, which I won’t do out of respect for the author who I have read before and enjoyed her books. 

Dani is what ruined this book for me.  Her blatant disrespect for anyone military and the military from the very start had me on edge.  I understand everyone is entitled to their opinion so I tried, I tried very hard to not let her jabs at not only the military, but veterans, and at Trent get me upset but it is obvious that I failed in that task.  The way she treats Trent was inexcusable.  I understand lashing out at others while in pain but what she says to him, when he comes to do something that no friend should ever have to do, something he was bound to do not by duty but out of loyalty had me so angry I had tears in my eyes.  When she makes a comment about him traveling across the world to find her is obsessive stalkerish I about lost my mind.  She is self-righteous, bitchy and na├»ve about the world. 

It saddens me so much that I didn’t like this book because the writing is strong and the premise of the book is one that draws me in every time.  Best friend’s sister, military veteran, angst, sexiness, emotional, those are all things I love in my books.  While this one obviously didn’t work for me like I had hoped I do still plan on reading more from Ms. McAdam.

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Author Bio

Leslie McAdam is a California girl who loves romance, Little Dude, and well-defined abs. She lives in a drafty old farmhouse on a small orange tree farm in Southern California with her husband and two small children. Leslie always encourages her kids to be themselves – even if it means letting her daughter wear leopard print from head to toe. An avid reader from a young age, she will always trade watching TV for reading a book, unless it’s Top Gear. Or football. Leslie is employed by day but spends her nights writing about the men you fantasize about. She’s unapologetically sarcastic and notoriously terrible at comma placement (that’s what editors are for!). Always up for a laugh, Leslie tries to see humor in all things. When she’s not in the writing cave you’ll find her fangirling over Beck, camping with her family, or mixing up oil paints to depict her love of outdoors on canvas.

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