Life is all about the jigsaw, right? Finding the different puzzle pieces to complete your very own picture. A career you love, a house to make a home, a lover to complete you, and keep you warm at night.
Danielle Renton has a life, and she loves it. A recent law school graduate, she’d been floored when her boyfriend, Nate Lewis, enlisted during their sophomore year of college. At the time, she’d been concerned with what that meant for them as a couple, but in the years that followed, they’d learned to adapt to the logistics of an army relationship.But when life throws her a curveball, how will she cope? Can she pick up the pieces and make her picture beautiful again? Or does she realize that, sometimes, the pieces can be too broken to fit back together…
Such a beautiful but heartbreaking story of love, life and everything that goes with it! I will admit to having cried buckets whilst reading this book and in all honesty didn’t want to read on in parts because I was sure my heart couldn’t take any more!
This has been an utterly refreshing read and I absolutely love the fact that at the start neither of the two main characters were perfectly normal and neither harboured any dark murky pasts. I would love to say that this is a beautiful unobstructed love story though because it is as far from that as possible!
Danielle is thrust into a situation that she never in a million years would have expected to be in and the journey she makes in regaining her life is awe inspiring. I was really endeared to her and even though she makes some really difficult decisions, you are never left feeling totally frustrated with her. It is a brilliant story of life as a forces wife and the whole non rose tinted glasses side of the reality of living with a soldier.
I don’t want to spoil the story but all I can say is that the title of the book is so appropriate and before you read this you will definitely need to stock up on tissues and probably alcohol, chocolate and hide yourself away in a darkened room for days! Its so difficult to say much more without totally ruining the storyline. All I will say it is way up there on my MUST READ recommendations!
FIVE Heart Breaking stars from me!
My heart beats for you and you alone. I know there will be hard times, times when you’re away and I wonder how I’m going to do it, but I promise to always let my love for you help me through those times—knowing that while I’m here missing you, you’re somewhere missing me.
The kiss seemed to last forever, but it came to a point where I had to end it for fear of never wanting to leave. The tears in her eyes as I stood up to walk to the door broke something inside of me, something that wouldn’t be fixed until she was back in my arms again.
His tongue parted my lips and slid into the warmth of my mouth.
My feet shuffled backwards until the back of my legs hit the bed but Nate didn’t stop moving. It wasn’t until he’d pushed me down onto the bed and covered his body with mine, did he lift his lips.
Rebecca Brooke grew up in the shore towns of South Jersey. She loves to hit the beach, but always with her kindle on hand. She is married to the most wonderful man, who puts up with all of her craziness. Together they have two beautiful children who keep her on her toes. When she isn’t writing or reading (which is very rarely) she loves watch SOA, TrueBlood, and The Walking Dead. She is also the author of the Forgiven Series.
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