Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (Always a Marine #10) by Heather Long

This IR military romance takes place at Mikes Place a complex dedicated to the care of military men and their families suffering trauma from their time in service.  Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is NOT a 1NS story.  Where the 1NS stories have the sex leading to love this story travels the more traditional route of love leading to sex.

Marine Captain Joe Cooper is recovering from injuries received in the line of duty.  His new neighbor, marine widow Melody Carter, has a very ill baby that cries all the time.  Joe, being the middle child of 7 children has experience with his siblings and their babies, knocks on Melody’s door and offers his assistance.  Melody is afraid of men especially marines as her husband changed from the loving boy she married to an abuser who got worse with each tour.  She feels guilty because she is relieved he died.  Can she learn to trust Joe? Can they help each other heal?

I don’t know how Heather Long packs so much into such a short story.  I laughed, I cried, and I sighed.  Each of these stories speaks to me in a different way but this one really got to me.  If you haven’t discovered Heather Long yet go forth and read.  This book can be read as a stand-alone.  

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