He came home a hero and lost the only woman he’s ever loved...
I have no idea how to survive without my beloved Ava. She had no choice but to move on with her life during my six-year deployment and has now married Eric. I hate him for taking her from me. I’d prefer to wallow in my depression and heartbreak, but the whole damned world wants a piece of the SEAL Team leader who helped capture the world’s most-wanted terrorist. I need help handling the relentless requests, and when Ava sends her new sister-in-law to manage the media circus for me, I’m prepared to hate her on principle. Her brother took my Ava. What else do I need to know about her?
It takes five seconds to realize Ava’s ex is going to be the most complicated and difficult client I’ve ever had, but the opportunity to represent the most celebrated man in the world could make my career. I’m determined to do the job, even if I dislike John from the moment I meet him. And I like everyone. So much so that my brothers worry about me being exploited by those who would take advantage of my unwavering love for others. But John… He’s in a class by himself, and his bitterness is a festering wound that I begin to wish I could somehow fix for him. The more time we spend together, the more our mutual disdain morphs into something that feels an awful lot like desire. There’s no way I can want this man, or so I tell myself, and when Eric finds out I’ve developed feelings for the man causing trouble in his new marriage, well…
That’s going to be a hot mess.
4 Heart Review by Ashley
Thank you Marie Force for giving me John's book! After reading Five Years Gone, I was needing the sweet, broken man to get his happy. And I devoured One Year Home.
The more I got to know John, the more I wanted to wrap him up and show him the joy that can be found in the everyday. Thankfully he had Muncie and Julianne to help pull him out of his funk. Mostly Julianne. She was brightness and joy and hope and everything John didn't want in his life, but she was exactly he needed. She saw John for all he was and not what he had lost.
It was a flurry of traveling, preparations, press and family drama. And while it could've driven a stake between John and Jules and what they had been building, it only brought them closer together. That's not to say things didn't get bumpy a time or two because they certainly did...
I loved that Marie Force tackled PTSD in a way that didn't make the sufferer seem weak. It made John stronger. It made me want his happiness that much more. It made every step forward he took, and even the setbacks, that much more meaningful. One Year Home examined grief and pain and hope in all its wonderful agony. Talk about an emotional whirlwind. And that ending, my heart almost burst for all that Julianne and John's love propelled them through and how far they had come.
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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