Saturday, April 25, 2015

Homefront (Homefront #1) by Jessica Scott

Book Blurb:

He's always loved her...
First Sergeant Gale Sorren waited a war and half a lifetime for a chance to get stationed near the ex-wife who left him years ago. When he finally musters the courage to see her, the life he imagined she was living was nothing close to the reality.
She's never stopped loving him...
Melanie never stopped worrying about Gale each time he headed off to war. But he's never been there when she needed him and she's had fifteen years to steel her heart against him.
But when Gale moves to Fort Hood, he finally has a chance to make things right with Melanie and the daughter she raised without him.
Can Mel trust her heart to a man who has always let her down?
My Review:
Jessica gives us a solid story with powerful emotions in Homefront.  Written primarily from Gale's POV, this is very well done and through this I was privy to his inner thoughts and anguish.  I really liked both of the main characters, Melanie and Gale.  The real life problems faced when someone you love is away at war constantly is very well explored in Homefront.  Jessica brings their feelings out, and really made me care for both of these people.
Melanie and Gale are both strong main characters who have never stopped loving each other.  That is very clear.  Melanie in particular is very cautious about becoming involved with Gale again, and it is their daughter Jessie who helps pull them together.  It was very intriguing to go along for the ride with them, and see if they could have a second chance at love together.
I like the mature characters and the very realistic feel that Jessica brings to Homefront.  I liked how Melanie and Gale were with each other, the connection they had, even after all each of them had been through.  It was a very touching read, and made me sad for all those who serve and the struggles they have, but at the same time thankful for them.
The secondary characters in Homefront are all relevant to the story, and there are some sub plots running through that add a lot of dimension to the plot.  
Through Homefront Jessica gives a very well written perspective coming home from war that will stay with you long after you've finished Gale and Melanie's story.  Well paced and hard to put down, I'd recommend Homefront to any reader who enjoys military romance.

4/5 stars!

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