Series: Homefront, #1
Author: Jessica Scott
Release Date: April 7, 2015
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He’s always loved her…
First Sergeant Gale Sorren waited a war and half a lifetime for a chance to get stationed near the ex-wife who left him years ago. When he finally musters the courage to see her, the life he imagined she was living was nothing close to the reality.
She’s never stopped loving him…
Melanie never stopped worrying about Gale each time he headed off to war. But he’s never been there when she needed him and she’s had fifteen years to steel her heart against him.
But when Gale moves to Fort Hood, he finally has a chance to make things right with Melanie and the daughter she raised without him.
Can Mel trust her heart to a man who has always let her down?
My favorite Jessica Scott novel yet!
This story was so realistic, that it was actually funny! Reading about Gale's struggle to be a father was so entertaining. Honestly, I would continue reading this book if it happened to be 600 pages, simply because I loved the way that the characters interacted with each other.
This book certainly did not disappoint. It was not predictable, which was good. Also, the attraction between Gale and Melanie was real from the very start. It was interesting to ponder the idea that a divorced couple would fall for each other again.
Check out some of my favorite quotes/scenes from Gale below:
Talking to his daughter:
"...I would like to keep my illusions that you're not ready to hit the stripper pole just yet, if that's okay with you."
"And if you value my freedom at all, you'll keep horny boys away from you so that I don't go to prison for beating any of them up."
Talking to his commander, Teague:
Gale: "I'm having an existential parenting crisis."
Teague: That's a hell of a sentence. Can you even spell 'existential'?"
Maybe it was the military that had been drilled into the fiber of who he was, maybe he was just fucking old, but the multicolored hair had to go. And the black nail polish. That shit, too.
Overall, this book was a must-read! I was literally laughing to myself while I read this book!