Authors: Jasinda and Jack Wilder
Release Date: August 12, 2014
Love is never easy. It’s especially difficult when you love a career Marine. I knew the risk when I said “I do”, but I chose to love Thomas anyway.
War took him from me, and now I’m alone. Struggling and desperate. There’s no hope, no future. Just the endless cycle of day-to-day survival. But a letter returned will change all of that.
Hope and companionship, and even love, often come from the last place you’d think to look, when you least expect it.
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I was a lost, broken soul, a Marine tortured by the memories of what I’d endured. When I visited that old farmhouse in rural Texas, all I wanted to do was return the letter. Keep a promise.
What I got was healing. Understanding. The chance to find a measure of peace when all I’ve ever known is war.
We both lost everything. But in each other, we found something worth fighting for.
(Before book release) O.M.F.G!!! Jack and Jasinda together....There is no way this story won't rock my world!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!
Ok, I just finished and after I blow my nose some more and get it together I will be reviewing this EFFING AMAZING BOOK!!! BRAVO WILDER'S - JUST WHEN I THINK I CAN'T LOVE YOU ANYMORE, YOU DO THIS TO ME!! :)
So....you know those authors who when you pick up their books you just know you are in for a wonderfully, amazing ride?? Do any of you have any of those? I do, quite a few in fact and both Jack & Jasinda Wilder fall totally into that category!
Let me go back a little, now I know Captured is a standalone and so is Wounded, but I HIGHLY recommend reading Wounded first. You really need to meet Hunter and Raina and live their story to fully experience Derek and Reagan's!
Oh Derek...Where do I even begin, probably not with Derek, that's where. I guess I need to start with how much emotion every single page of this book made me feel. Now, I know men that are war veterans, some are very good friends of mine, but I have never loved a military man and all I can say is god bless the women who love them as much as those men themselves.
When Derek and Tom are captured and held prisoner by the Taliban, it is Tom's dying wish that Derek make it home alive to tell his wife that he loved her more than anything, of course the last thing Derek ever expected was to fall in love with his best friends wife. The ache that Derek experiences from the survivors guilt to trying to learn how to love as a civilian again at times literally made my heart hurt!!
“You’re beautiful, and you are wanted. I know I’m not supposed to feel that way about you, but fuck it. I do.” ~Derek
I really don't want to give anything away by going into story detail but I will tell you this is a beautifully heartbreaking story of love and loss, but also an amazing story of survival and learning to live and love again after unspeakable tragedy. Oh yeah, and the sex...Holy Shitballs, can the Wilder's write sex scenes(in which I may have re-read occasionally, just sayin') HOT! HOT! HOT!!
I have to share what I think might be my favorite quote from this book, ok, one of them at least, but this one made me laugh right out loud, which I admit I needed after all the ugly crying it made me do! ;)
'My girl writes books. Who knew? She writes these kinky, steamy novels about military men and the women who love them. They make me blush like a schoolgirl, but they sell like hookers on a two-for-Tuesday.'~Derek
Oh, and btw, did I forget to mention that we get to spend some wonderful time with Hunter and Raina and see a little bit into the beautiful life they're finally building together!! Enjoy y'all!
About the authors:
NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, WALL STREET JOURNAL and international bestselling author Jasinda Wilder is a Michigan native with a penchant for titillating tales about sexy men and strong women. Her bestselling titles include ALPHA, STRIPPED, WOUNDED, and the #1 Amazon and international bestseller FALLING INTO YOU. You can find her on her farm in Northern Michigan with her husband, author Jack Wilder, her five children and menagerie of animals.