The Way Back Home by Carmen Jenner
Genre: Military Romance
Publication date: May 29, 2017
August Cotton shouldn’t be here. When a tragic accident calls him home to Magnolia Springs, this returned Veteran adds his parents to the list of things he’s lost in recent years, right along with his IED detection dog and his left leg. As the sole guardian of his four-year-old sister, August must rely on his Marine training in raising a tiny hellion who’s as stubborn as he is. But the Corps could never prepare him for this. Nor could they prepare him for Olivia Anders, a woman who’ll stop at nothing to get her way.
As owner of Paws for Cause, Olivia is no stranger to the broken men and women who return home from war. She’s no stranger to broken dogs either. In fact, she’s made it her mission to pair the two and enrich both of their lives, but pairing ornery and aloof August Cotton will take some work. The last thing August wants is some pushy southern woman occupying his parents’ bed and breakfast and forcing him to open up about the hell he narrowly escaped, but that’s exactly what Olivia intends.
They complete one another, and yet they can’t stand to be in the same room.
Can Olivia make this hardened Marine feel again and finally show his heart the way back home?
*** Intended for a mature 18+ audience only. This book may contain triggers for some readers.
(I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.)
After having read Harley & Rose and absolutely loving it, I couldn't wait to read this new release! This book was stunning from prologue to epilogue. These characters felt so real and I laughed and cried so many times reading the hilarious and deep moments that the characters share. I read this in two sittings and if I didn’t have to sleep, it would have been one. At first, they couldn’t stand each other and the way they just loved to push each other’s buttons made it that much more entertaining. The romance between the two was so swoon-worthy at moments and so heart-breaking at others, especially with what they’ve gone through and still are enduring. I feel like the biggest message in this story is holding on to hope even if it’s just a spark. The smallest of sparks can ignite the biggest flames.
The story has military romance, surprising friendships and an overall wonderful plot-line where a man and a woman, while thinking they don’t need saving, might just find solace where they least expect it.
I highly recommend this book and give it a rating of 5 out of 5 feathers!
The Way Back Home
Text Copyright © 2017 Carmen Jenner
All Rights Reserved
“Are we going to ignore it forever?” The words are sharper than I intend, and they slice through the silence as if they were a roar, bitter and bruised with frustration.
His whole body stills. “No.”
“Then why won’t you say something?”
“What am I supposed to say?” he shoots back, equally as angry, and I’m stunned for a second, because it’s he who walked away, it’s he who’s been avoiding me, and he who seems to be perfectly fine, while I’m the one feeling like I just handed him my heart and he stomped all over it.
“What do you want to say?” I snap. “Obviously, you’re angry with me. You can’t even look at me. You haven’t looked at me since—”
“I can’t stop looking at you,” he hisses. “It’s all I’ve done since you got here, seen you and nothing else.”
“Then what?” I plead. “What aren’t you saying?”
“I’m terrified, okay?” he shouts, standing up and slamming his fist down on the table. I flinch. Zora sits up and growls. “I’m absolutely fucking terrified.”
“Of you, of this.”
Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA Today and international bestselling author.
Her dark romance, KICK (Savage Saints MC #1), won Best Dark Romance Read in the Reader’s Choice Awards at RWDU, 2015.
A tattoo enthusiast, hardcore makeup addict and zombie fangirl, Carmen lives on the sunny North Coast of New South Wales, Australia, where she spends her time indoors wrangling her two wildling children, a dog named Pikelet, and her very own man-child.
A romantic at heart, Carmen strives to give her characters the HEA they deserve, but not before ruining their lives completely first … because what’s a happily ever after without a little torture?
Published Titles to Date:
- Welcome to Sugartown (Sugartown Series #1)
- Enjoy Your Stay (Sugartown Series #2)
- Greetings from Sugartown (Sugartown Series #3)
- Now Leaving Sugartown (Sugartown Series #4)
- Sugartown: The Collection
- REVELRY (Taint #1)
- KICK (Savage Saints MC #1)
- TANK (Savage Saints MC #2)
- Finding North
- Toward the Sound of Chaos
- Harley & Rose