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Back To You

Back To You, January 2014
Coming Home #3
by Jessica Scott

Featuring: Trent; Laura
304 pages
ISBN: 1455553727
EAN: 9781455553723
Kindle: B00DG8ZY8G
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"He Gave the Army Everything - Including His Marriage"

Fresh Fiction Review

Back To You
Jessica Scott

Reviewed by Clare O'Beara
Posted May 3, 2014

Romance Military | Romance Contemporary

Jessica Scott takes on a masculine subject, wartime, and brings the female viewpoint, showing us the difficulty of a wife waiting for her husband to come home, or a mother deployed to a war zone and only able to Skype her children. In BACK TO YOU we meet Trent, who hasn't explained to his wife that he keeps volunteering. Trent was seriously injured last time out, but a sense of survivor's guilt and team spirit keeps him selfishly driving himself apart from his family. Laura thinks he has done more than enough, so he pretends he has no choice but to go to Iraq.

Trent is posted back to a US training facility for a disciplinary matter and the truth comes out; Laura is so furious and disappointed that she files for divorce. Trent does nothing to help himself, and Laura decides to move on mentally, trying to protect the two kids from her bitterness. Knowing that he got it wrong for years, Trent wishes he could turn back the clock.

Family Readiness Liaison is a task Laura had taken on, and she still adheres to this job, trying to help other families despite the "do you know who my husband is?" types. One motor pool female clerk falsely accused Trent of inappropriate conduct to protect someone else accused of stealing. If Trent can convince his seniors that he's so in love with Laura that he'd never look at another woman, he can destroy this story. He does love his wife, but he knows it would be wrong to use her in this way. Even if she would let him in the door.

I found the characters of BACK TO YOU highly realistic. The army has caught Trent up in its machinery and only when the cogs get stuck does Trent realise how impersonal and massive this machine really is. He's just another gearwheel. At this stage we can get to know the real Trent, not the company commander. It's easy to sympathise with Laura. She's been supportive and loyal; doesn't she deserve better? She feels that Trent might as well have been cheating on her all these years. The two kids are well drawn, squabbling over who gets to sit on the lap of the daddy they barely know.

BACK TO YOU, an adult romance, might have gone in several directions, but for the fact that Laura had no other partner in mind. If she really had moved on, Trent's marriage would have been just one more casualty of war. BACK TO YOU by Jessica Scott will please the fans of her book To Iraq And Back while showing the other side of the story.

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He's in for the fight of his life . . .

Army captain Trent Davila loved his wife, Laura, and their two beautiful children. But when he almost lost his life in combat, something inside him died. He couldn't explain the emptiness he felt or bridge the growing distance between him and his family-so he deployed again. And again. And again...until his marriage reached its breaking point. Now, with everything on the line, Trent has one last chance to prove to his wife that he can be the man she needs ...if she'll have him

. . . to win back his only love.

Laura is blindsided when Trent returns home. Time and again, he chose his men over his family, and she's just beginning to put the pieces of her shattered heart back together. But when Trent faces a court martial on false charges, only Laura can save him. What begins as an act of kindness to protect his career inflames a desire she thought long buried-and a love that won't be denied. But can she trust that this time he's back to stay?

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