The most brazen terrorist attack in history. A country bent on revenge. A love affair cut short. A heart that never truly heals.
I knew on the day of the attack that our lives were changed forever. What I didn’t know then was that I’d never see John again after he deployed. One day he was living with me, sleeping next to me, making plans with me. The next day he was gone.
That was five years ago. The world has moved on from that awful day, but I’m stuck in my own personal hell, waiting for a man who may be dead for all I know. At my sister’s wedding, I meet Eric, the brother of the groom, and my heart comes alive once again.
The world is riveted by the capture of the terrorist mastermind, brought down by U.S. Special Forces in a daring raid. Now I am trapped between hoping I’ll hear from John and fearing what’ll become of my new life with Eric if I do.
From a New York Times bestselling author, Five Years Gone, a standalone contemporary, is an epic story of love, honor, duty, unbearable choices and impossible dilemmas.
4 Star Review by Ashley
I'll admit it's been a while since I've read a title from Marie Force. And I have to say I've been missing out. Big Time. I knew from the opening that Five Years Gone was going to do things to me. My emotions were all over the map and I'm not even the teeniest bit mad about it because I was on that journey with Ava. I felt what she felt. My heart soared and broke and ached and hoped and bled and healed right along with hers.
I hurt for her. I wanted her out of the emotional purgatory she found herself in. She was just stuck. I was glad she gave herself a timeline. It was her chance to start over. I liked that she went at it with gusto and didn't let her fear hold her back. Her guilt, well that was another story. But there was Eric, with his charm and smile and patience to help her through her doubts.
I loved how Eric loved Ava. Freely, boldly, unapologetically. That man is what book boyfriend dreams are made of. Especially with how he loved Ava enough to let her run through her emotions when things took a wildly unexpected turn. Her thoughts and emotions were all over the map. And rightfully so. I can't say what I would've done if I was in Ava's shoes.
One of my favorite things about this book was the multiple POV's it was told in. That small facet added so much depth to the overall feel. I could really feel the impact of each action and reaction as events unfolded. I was engrossed and so wrapped up in Ava and Eric's story. They both deserved so much happiness after all they had endured. They loved hard and fought harder for the future they wanted. Marie Force put my heart through the ringer with Five Years Gone. And I loved every heartbreakingly beautiful moment of it.
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About the Author
Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance, including the indie-published Gansett Island Series and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books. In addition, she is the author of the Butler, Vermont Series, the Green Mountain Series and the erotic romance Quantum Series. In 2019, her new historical Gilded series from Kensington Books will debut with Duchess By Deception.
All together, her books have sold 6.5 million copies worldwide, have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list many times. She is also a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller, a Speigel bestseller in Germany, a frequent speaker and publishing workshop presenter as well as a publisher through her Jack’s House Publishing romance imprint. She is a two-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award for romance fiction.
Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news.
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