Title: I'll Be Home For Christmas
Series: Coming Home, #2.5
Author: Jessica Scott
Publisher: Forever Yours
Release Date: November 5, 2013
Buy Link: Amazon
There's nothing in the world Army Sergeant Vic Carponti loves more than his wife and his country. Smart-mouthed and easy tempered, he takes everything as a joke . . . except his promise to come home to his wife, Nicole, for Christmas. As he prepares to leave for his latest deployment into Iraq, Vic will do everything he can to shield his beautiful, supportive wife from the realities of war . . . and from his own darkest fears.
As a career army wife, Nicole Carponti knows just what to expect from her husband's tour of duty: loneliness, relentless worry, and a seemingly endless countdown until the moment Vic walks through the door again. But when the unthinkable happens, Nicole and Vic's bond is tested like never before and changes everything they believe to be true about the power of love and the simple beauty of being home for the holidays.
It's finally here! I've waited for Carponti's story for so long! :)
I definitely enjoyed this book because of the humor that is unique of Vic Carponti. He always joked around and never took anything seriously, or at least that's what it looked like. He put on a show for everyone because he knew it was what they needed. A little laugh here and there got them through the hardest of times, including his wife.
"Bad things happen when I'm not making jokes. It upsets the cosmic order of the universe or something."
He kept saying in the book that his biggest skill was making his wife laugh. I absolutely loved his easy-going demeanor, especially when he knew the people he was dealing with, whether it was Randall or Iaconelli, was about to pop a coronary or have a heart attack.
Iaconelli: "You'll do things that way I say we'll do things. This is the army, not a democracy."
Carponti: "Were you potty trained at gunpoint? Come here, big guy, let me give you a hug."
Nicole was the perfect wife. There were times when she was afraid, but she stayed strong for Vic. She was there with him through thick and thin, and she never left his side nor lessen her support. Vic was so lucky to have her. Spending time together on Christmas despite the circumstances were a beautiful scene.
One thing I did wish that was in this story was how Nicole reacted when Vic accidentally overdosed. I remember reading it in Sgt. Garrison's book. Anyway, I probably shouldn't ask for too much. Having a book for Carponti is enough :)