Title: Back to You
Series: Coming Home, #3
Author: Jessica Scott
Buy Link: Amazon
He's in for the fight of his life . . .
Army captain Trent Davila loved his wife, Laura, and their two beautiful children. But when he almost lost his life in combat, something inside him died. He couldn't explain the emptiness he felt or bridge the growing distance between him and his family-so he deployed again. And again. And again...until his marriage reached its breaking point. Now, with everything on the line, Trent has one last chance to prove to his wife that he can be the man she needs ...if she'll have him
. . . to win back his only love.
Laura is blindsided when Trent returns home. Time and again, he chose his men over his family, and she's just beginning to put the pieces of her shattered heart back together. But when Trent faces a court martial on false charges, only Laura can save him. What begins as an act of kindness to protect his career inflames a desire she thought long buried-and a love that won't be denied. But can she trust that this time he's back to stay?
Raw, emotionally exhausting, and wonderfully portrayed. Jessica Scott captured the military life in such an authentic way. I've never read anything like it!
Trent was a man who wanted to atone for his mistakes. It took a threat of a divorce and a court martial for him to realize it. I enjoyed reading about the times he would try his hardest to get accustomed to his new normal. When he lost control, the aftermath broke my heart. The author painted him so clearly, sitting on the closet floor.
Laura's strength was my favorite character development. She waited for too long, and just like every sane person, she thought she'd reached her limits. However, true love cannot be forgotten so easily. Despite her doubts and fears, she was strong enough to give Trent one more chance; to give their family one more chance. It was amazing how she was so patient and understanding of what Trent was going through. Laura was the definition of a rock. Without her, Trent probably would not have made it.
As usual, I loved Carponti's scenes. I also enjoyed that we got a little glimpse of Shane and Jen's moments. I feel like I know each character personally, and this is all attributed to the amazing writing of the author. If you enjoy reading about military stories -- and I mean as authentic as they can get, not fluffed up with romance -- this is the series for you. Go on, what are you waiting for?