Stormi's Review: Dress Blues: A Second Chance Military Romance (Recalled to Love Book 1) by Lisa
AUTHOR REQUEST/KINDLE UNLIMITED
RELEASED: March 13, 2017
GENRE: NEW ADULT, MILITARY, ROMANCE
LENGTH: 173 pages
Is it ever too late for a second chance at love? Volunteering at a cat shelter is much calmer than the adrenaline-fueled skirmishes of Vivi Parker’s last deployment in the Marines, but her limp is a constant reminder of what she endured. The shelter is her sanctuary, her one relief from memories that haunt her. At a fundraiser, she runs into a man she could never have while she served, but had never forgotten. Active duty had its challenges, but starting over as a civilian in Boston is more difficult than Jack Conroy anticipated. When his mom and sister drag him to a cat benefit, he never expects to see a woman he last saw in Dress Blues—a woman he couldn’t have, but could never forget. Vivi fears she’s no longer the woman Jack was drawn to, able to tackle rock climbing walls or other outdoor challenges. And Jack has decisions he must face. Military rules forbade their burgeoning passion. But now, years later, the rules have changed. Yet, so have they.
FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS
Vivi Parker is a volunteer at a cat shelter after she was released from the military from an injury. Jack Conroy, a man she knew from her military days, has shown up in her life again at a ball hosted to support the cat rescue. The past they both shared was a heated one filled with passion, but because she was a soldier and he was an officer, they had to split ways. This left them both wondering what if? In this novel, they find each other again and through much passion and hurt they both find themselves again as individuals and as a couple.
Ok...to start off let me say this was an awesome book. It was a romance (which I love), it had cats (which I also love), and it had a military and civilian background. I know a pretty good bit about the military and the injuries that can occur, both mental and physical, due to having a husband who served and was dismissed for medical reasons, so it really touched close to home. I loved the passion that was between Jack and Vivi. It is so raw and real. It was hard not to fall in love with this story. Of course, I loved all the furry characters as well (especially Stella)! I loved the ending as well. Overall, I really loved the whole story. The writing was good, the characters were awesome, and the story was written very well.