Published by Self Published on October 6th 2015
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In a matter of seconds my entire world changed, and it was in that moment that I stopped living and simply began to exist.
In my grief, I sent a letter to the first boy I ever loved. I hoped in writing it I’d find some peace from the nightmare I was living, some solace in my anger.
I didn’t expect him to write back. I wasn’t prepared for his words, and I certainly wasn’t ready for the impact this soldier would have on my life. A deep-rooted hate transformed into friendship, and then molded into a love like I’d never known before.
Sergeant Devin Ulysses Clay did what I couldn’t: he put the shattered pieces of my heart back together, restoring my faith in humanity and teaching me how to live again.
But now that I’m whole, I have a decision to make. Do I return to my life as I knew it and the fiancé I left behind, or do I walk away from it all for the only man to ever break my heart?
I’ve been living in hell, but you won’t hear me complain.
These men depend on me, as I do them, and this brotherhood is the only family I’ve ever known.
The Army saved me from a callous mother and a life on the wrong side of the tracks that was quickly spiraling out of control. So unlike most of the men in my platoon, going home wasn’t something I longed for.
I was content overseas, spending my days defending this country that gave me my life back. Fighting became my new normal … until her.
A letter from Katie Devora—a letter that I almost didn’t open. Her words put a fire back inside of me that I didn’t know I’d lost. She gave me hope during a time when I was fighting every day just to stay alive, and now it’s time I fight for her.
“A Lover’s Lament” is the story of childhood friends turned lovers Devin and Katie. Fast forward 10 years, in which they haven’t had any contact – and they meet again under the worst of circumstances. Soon, both are sure that their love never died and they want another shot at their happy ending. If only there weren’t those thousands of miles separating them and the threat of war lingering in Devin’s neck…
So, I finished this book almost 24 hours ago and still don’t know how to rate it. There were parts that I loved and I felt deeply for. Then there were parts of the story that had me skipping the pages for the most part. I’ve read my fair share of military themed books and from what I can tell, “A Lover’s Lament” is quite authentic and good written. Further, I was seriously in awe of the fact, that Devin’s part has been written by a man, a veteran no less. It was so heartfelt and so full of emotions. And that’s the strange thing about this book: I felt it! I even cried a few times. It left me reeling and turning pages faster to see how all turned out in the end. But then there were parts, that were too detailed on everything going on around them, given the fact they have spent the majority of the book on different continents, and I started skipping. And the ending… Whereas some things were too detailed, the ending felt simply rushed. With everything that went down so late in the story, it was too short of an ending to leave me satisfied. But I guess that’s just my personal opinion.
The writing was like before mentioned pretty good, on both parts. The characters were nice, the sex-scenes hot and the banter between the MC’s had me laughing quite a few times. Overall I liked the book. But I felt something was missing. No idea what, it’s just a feeling.
All in all, I rate “A Lover’s Lament” with 3,5 stars and can recommend it to fans of Military-Romance and books with a lot of deep plot and that are different.
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