Book Review: Homefront by Jessica Scott

Homefront (Homefront, #1)
War, Military, Contemporary, Romance
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"Beautifully Written" JoAnn Ross - New York Times Bestselling author of the Shelter Bay series 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?
Books in the Homefront Series
Book 1: Homefront
Book 2: After the War
Book 3: Face the Fire
And don't miss the Coming Home Series
Book .5: I'll Be Home for Christmas
Book 1: Because of You
Book 1.5: Anything for You
Book 2: Back to You
Book 3: Until There Was You
Book 4: All for You
Book 5: It's Always Been You
Book 5.5: All I Want for Christmas Is You
What makes a good romance story for me are the moments when characters have to make decisions and take the risks despite the unknown. Also any story that has a military aspect to it is definitely on my to-read list. I guess it's because the emotions between the characters are more intense and the risks of losing the other is high. But Homefront does not only tackle the loss of someone's life but something akin to it: the loss of someone's love.

For First Sergeant Gale Sorren, the military has become his life. He lives and breathes military to the point that the war became his wife and Melanie became the mistress. 

Melanie's first love and high school sweetheart was Gale. Upon being married right out of graduation, Melanie centered her life around Gale's even when he was immediately drafted and is to be shipped out of the country. What they never planned on is the little girl that they'd be having and should be raising together right before Gale's first deployment. 

Melanie's struggles were real and very raw. Imagine that at a young age, she has a kid that she needs to nurture along with an absent husband whose life began to revolve around the military. Being early 20s at that time and truly needing the support of Gale then found none, Melanie did the only thing that would help her cope. Years later, her daughter's life spirals down and at that moment when Melanie was at her lowest, the one that lifts her up again is the person she never expected to see anymore: Gale.

This story is not just about love but also of redemption.
It's about building one's life back and redeeming yourself to the ones who have loved and still loves you.  
It's a story that shows the spins, stumbles and falls that the characters have gone through to find themselves back in each other's lives. It does not only show the happily ever after but also the hard moments that Gale and Melanie had to go through and back to each other's arms once more.

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About Jess
USA Today Bestselling author Jessica Scott is a career army officer, mother of two daughters, three cats and three dogs, wife to a career NCO and wrangler of all things stuffed and fluffy. She is a terrible cook and even worse housekeeper, but she's a pretty good shot with her assigned weapon and someone liked some of the stuff she wrote. Somehow, her children are pretty well adjusted and her husband still loves her, despite burned water and a messy house.

She's also written for the New York Times At War Blog, PBS Point of View Regarding War, and IAVA. She deployed to Iraq in 2009 as part of OIF/New Dawn and has had the honor of serving as a company commander at Fort Hood, Texas twice.

She's pursuing a graduate degree in Sociology in her spare time and most recently, she's been featured as one of Esquire Magazine's Americans of the Year for 2012.

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