Saturday, March 1, 2014

All For You by Jessica Scott

Coming Home #4

This is the story of military life.  Specifically the life of Sergeant First Class Reza Iaconelli, who is fighting to stay sober and lead his platoon, and Captain Emily Lindberg, who is devoting her life to the soldiers who need her.    Reza is fighting demons from his past and feeling the weight of dealing with his men and their demons.  Emily is the newest shrink on the base who is willing to face down the tough Reza to help him handle life. 

My Review:

All For You may be considered a romance book, but there is so much more to this story.   This is a story of how truly hard it is for soldiers to come back from a tour and try to fit back into everyday civilian life.  Jessica Scott touches on some incredibly tough and taboo subjects, including suicide, in this book.   She brings it to reality, especially due to the fact that Jessica’s background is military. 

I have read all of the books in this series, there is 6 so far (2 are half books).  This is by far the one that has touched me the most.   A few times I felt the need to put the book down and step back thinking about what had been said or done in the pages I had just read.   Although, I could never put the book down for long, the need to know was just too much for me to step too far away. 

This entire series is amazing.  I highly recommend this book and series to all.  

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About the author:

USA Today bestselling author Jessica Scott is a career army officer; mother of two daughters, three cats and three dogs; wife to a career NCO and wrangler of all things stuffed and fluffy. She is a terrible cook and even worse housekeeper, but she's a pretty good shot with her assigned weapon and someone liked some of the stuff she wrote. Somehow, her children are pretty well-adjusted and her husband still loves her, despite burned water and a messy house.

She's written for the New York Times At War Blog, PBS Point of View: Regarding War Blog, and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. She deployed to Iraq in 2009 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn and has served as a company commander at Fort Hood, Texas.

She's pursuing a PhD in Sociology in her spare time and most recently, she's been featured as one of Esquire Magazine's Americans of the Year for 2012.

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