A SAHM that reads and reviews romance (all sub genres of romance), Urban Fantasy & Sci-Fi, sometimes Horror, and YA (some sub genres of it).
I've been reading since I was my oldest daughter's age….thanks to R.L. Stine & Christopher Pike…and later on thanks to Anne Rice. Those 3 authors changed my life and I have been obsessed with reading ever since.
Back to You is one tear-jerker of a book. I swear I was a hot mess, when reading this book, especially during certain scenes. I had the tissues on hand next to me, while reading this because this book touched my heart. I have been wanting to read Trent and Laura's story since the first Coming Home book.
The military is not easy, people. I did ten years in the service and this book hit home for me. I served in the Navy though, but I had to leave my family home, whenever I deployed. It was the hardest thing to do, and then come home and adjust back to the world after all the craziness of deployment. Being away from your family is the hardest, but imagine being in the front lines of the war and watching your friends get killed and for Army Captain Trent, he felt responsible for his fellow soldiers. He would come back from what he did overseas, and want to go back since he had no clue how to be a husband and father, after what he went through. Not everyone can adjust back to the real world and it took a toll on his marriage. In Back to You, he's in denial that his marriage is no longer there, and he knows he's at fault. Laura is used to him being gone and the kids have too, but the past is about to come back and make them work out, what they should have done in the first place.
Jessica Scott did a superb job telling a story of two people, who get a second chance of working out their marriage and falling in love all over again. I loved Trent and Laura from the minute they were introduced in the series, and wanted them back to having a happily ever after. They both loved each other, but it took a while for them to realize they still loved one another. Trent kept holding things in and Laura wanted him to open up. That was one fault of Trent because he should have just told the truth to his wife. I just wanted to hug him and smack him at the same time, while reading Back to You. He was stubborn, but he had reasons to be. He was such a sweetheart though…and I just wanted to cry so many times, whenever he went through hell.
Laura was such a strong female character in this book and so were her kids. She did an amazing job on keeping everything together, even when she found out the truth about what Trent was going through. She seriously won me over, when she stood up to certain characters. Jessica did a an amazing job, telling the struggles of a military spouse and what they go through.
I could go on and on about Back to You and how I adore Jessica Scott's writing style. You can tell, she poured her heart into telling Trent and Laura's story. She also does an amazing job opening up how the military is from the military perspective and the civilian perspective too. Sometimes the military has a dark side to it too, especially with what Trent had to endure.
I give this book 5 full moons and highly recommend it to readers who love contemporary romance novels and military romance novels.
Just a warning though, have the tissues ready. Laura and Trent's story is definitely a tear jerker.
This book is definitely going on my favorites for 2014 already.