Wednesday, March 05, 2014


All For You (A Coming Home Novel) by Jessica Scott was released on February 4, 2014. The publisher is Forever Hachette Book Group. From the back cover.~

Can a battle-scarred warrior . . .

Stay sober. Get deployed. Lead his platoon. Those are the only things that matter to Sergeant First Class Reza Iaconelli. What he wants is for everyone to stay out of his way; what he gets is Captain Emily Lindberg telling him how to deal with his men. Fort Hood's newest shrink is smart as a whip and sexy as hell. She's also full of questions-about the army, its soldiers, and the agony etched on Reza's body and soul.

. . . open his heart to love?

Emily has devoted her life to giving soldiers the care they need-and deserve. Little does she know that means facing down the fierce wall of muscle that is Sergeant Iaconelli like it's just another day at the office. When Reza agrees to help her understand what makes a soldier tick, she's thrilled. Too bad it doesn't help her unravel the sexy warrior in front of her who stokes her desire and touches a part of her she thought long dead. He's the man who thinks combat is the only escape from the demons that haunt him. The man who needs her most of all . . . 

I was lucky enough to be approved for a review copy from NetGalley thanks to the publisher. I'm a huge fan of Jessica Scott's and couldn't wait to read All For You.

Let me put this out there right now. This is a very hard book to read. It deals with suicide, alcoholism, drug abuse, and even hazing. I knew Reza's book would be a tough one before I ever started it, but have wanted his story for so long, I couldn't wait to read it. It however a very hard book to talk about without giving too much of the story away.

I wanted to know more about Reza from the moment he first appeared in the series. I knew he had major struggles with alcohol. Something about him really just made me want to know more. He was such a hard-ass when this book started. He was still on the same collision course to destruction he had been on for years. Reza was attracted to Emily the first time he saw her, even when he thought he was protecting an unworthy soldier. The more time he spent around Emily, the more he changed. Emily is such a strong character, even when she didn't see that about herself. She got stronger as the story progressed. I really loved Emily and Reza as a couple. I felt like they made each other stronger. Emily and Reza had a tough road to travel and while I liked both characters at the beginning of the book, I loved them by the end.

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