All for You
Book 4, A Coming Home Novel
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"Jessica Scott is an exciting new voice in romantic fiction!"
--Robyn Carr, New York Times Bestselling Author
Can a battle-scarred warrior . . .
Stay sober. Get deployed. Lead his platoon. Those are the only things that matter to Sergeant First Class Reza Iaconelli. What he wants is for everyone to stay out of his way; what he gets is Captain Emily Lindberg telling him how to deal with his men. Fort Hood's newest shrink is smart as a whip and sexy as hell. She's also full of questions-about the army, its soldiers, and the agony etched on Reza's body and soul.
. . . open his heart to love?
Emily has devoted her life to giving soldiers the care they need-and deserve. Little does she know that means facing down the fierce wall of muscle that is Sergeant Iaconelli like it's just another day at the office. When Reza agrees to help her understand what makes a soldier tick, she's thrilled. Too bad it doesn't help her unravel the sexy warrior in front of her who stokes her desire and touches a part of her she thought long dead. He's the man who thinks combat is the only escape from the demons that haunt him. The man who needs her most of all . . .
From Publishers Weekly
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Reza and Emily
"I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell."
William Tecumseh Sherman
There is truth here about the people who honor our country and fight in wars---the path they walk in other countries, the deeds done, the lives saved and lost. Those men and women return, if they are lucky, to take a breather, train others and themselves, and then return to finish the conflict. But everyone carries scars---and terrible, nightmarish memories---of the time served down range.
First Sergeant Reza Iaconnelli has too many memories as a platoon leader taking downtime in Fort Hood, Texas. He struggles with the grim reality of his uncontrolled alcoholism, and increasing problems with members of his platoon, both in command and not.
Suicide is on the upswing on the base, and both young and older soldiers are cracking under the weight of combat-related stress. Captain Emily Lindberg is one of the medical team's new psychiatrists, hoping to help find and treat the reasons for the devastating numbers of victims, and soon she and Reza cross paths in the pursuit of their parallel duties.
The seasoned veteran of combat and the idealist wanting to do good for her fellow soldier should never work out together at all, but Emily and Reza find a precious common ground, to find help for those soldiers who walk the razor's edge of sanity, and Reza discovers an important measure of comfort from her attentions as he wrestles with his own dark shadow of pain and addiction.
This is more than a military romance; it is a painful and poignant statement about walking wounded--those soldiers that carry their agonies and horror in private, seemingly normal but fighting daily demons of despair, personal grief, and more---only to reach a tragic and public breaking point.
I was inordinately sad and teary when I finished the story, but happy to see Reza in a rehab program. Emily did not back down from his anger and anguish, but saw the scars and tattoos and pain he carried. And loved him, warts and all.
Jessica Scott has penned a tale of sorrow, romance, redemption, and love--a reasoned look at what it means to grapple with the terror of war, and how love and care and support brings the wounded warrior home, to live another day.
Wonderful addition to series
I found this series when the first book was $.99, but bought the rest at full price because I couldn't wait to read it (put each one on pre-order). War heroes & romance...written by an author who knows what she's talking about! Read them all.
Wow I don't even know where to start with this book,it is so well written just leaves you with so many emotions.This is Emily and Reza's story.Emily is stationed at Ft.Hood TEXAS ,where she is a psychologist trying to help men coming back from war.Reza is a Sargent Major and also trying to help his men,he meets Emily when he needs to talk to her about one of his men.
I loved Emily and Reza together everything about this book is realistic all the characters are really well written these are real life situations,dealing with PTSD.You must read this book you will love it!!
- Category: Contemporary
- Published: Feb 04, 2014
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
- Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
- Print Length: 304 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 4, A Coming Home Novel