Monday, August 20, 2012

Because of You by Jessica Scott

Keeping his men alive is all that matters to Sergeant First Class Shane Garrison. But meeting Jen St. James the night before his latest deployment makes Shane wonder if there's more to life than war. He leaves for Iraq remembering a single kiss with a woman he'll never see again- until a near fatal attack lands him back at home and in her care.  Jen has survived her own brush with death and endured its scars. And yet there's a fire in Shane that makes Jen forget all about her past. He may be her patient, but when this warrior looks her in the eyes, she feels - for the first time in a long time - like a woman. Shane is too proud to ask for help, but for Jen, caring for him is more than a duty -it's a need. And as Jen guides Shane through the fires of healing, she finds something she never expected - her deepest desire.

Sergeant First Class Shane Garrison's life revolved around the army. It's even cost him his marriage.  His buddies want to cheer Shane up, so they go out on the town.  There, Shane meets Jen St. James, a nurse and cancer survivor.

Jen has been feeling less than a woman since she lost her left breast.  But when she meets Shane, he makes her feel feminine and whole again.  His departing kiss leaves her breathless and optimistic.

When Shane gets injured in Iraq, he is sent back home.  Surprisingly, it is Jen who is his nurse. But can they heal one another? They both have their own battles to fight within - Jen with her cancer and Shane with his legs.  Can they make themselves whole together so they can share a life together?

Because of You is a tear-jerking romance that will keep you captivated with the realistic characters.  I felt bad for both characters and what they must have been going through.  Scott pulls no punches, leaving the emotional scars and battles right out on the table.  She writes with sincerity and directness with two topics that can hit close to home for anyone.  A superb read any romance fan will enjoy!

*I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not a huge fan of war-torn type romances, but I do like it when the writing is raw and emotional. Thanks for the review!


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