Thursday, August 8, 2019

Blog Tour: Review of One Year Home by Marie Force

Author: Marie Force
Publisher: HTJB, Inc
Date of publication: August 2019

I have no idea how to survive without my
beloved Ava She had no choice but to move on with her life during my six-year deployment and has now married Eric. I hate him for taking her from me. I’d prefer to wallow in my depression and heartbreak, but the whole damned world wants a piece of the SEAL Team leader who helped capture the world’s most-wanted terrorist. I need help handling the relentless requests, and when Ava sends her new sister-in-law to manage the media circus for me, I’m prepared to hate her on principle. Her brother took my Ava. What else do I need to know about her?

It takes five seconds to realize Ava’s ex is going to be the most complicated and difficult client I’ve ever had, but the opportunity to represent the most celebrated man in the world could make my career. I’m determined to do the job, even if I dislike John from the moment I meet him. And I like everyone. So much so that my brothers worry about me being exploited by those who would take advantage of my unwavering love for others. But John… He’s in a class by himself, and his bitterness is a festering wound that I begin to wish I could somehow fix for him. The more time we spend together, the more our mutual disdain morphs into something that feels an awful lot like desire. There’s no way I can want this man, or so I tell myself, and when Eric finds out I’ve developed feelings for the man causing trouble in his new marriage, well…

That’s going to be a hot mess. 

My thoughts:

One Year Home is the follow up to Five Years Gone.  This is John and Julianne's story.  After having been secretly deployed for 5 years, John comes back to find his girlfriend Ava has moved on and is getting married.  He is a war hero and Julianne is hired to help him with PR.

I'll preface this by saying I did not read the first book and it may have caused me to not love this book as much as I wanted to.  I did end up enjoying John and Jules's part of the story.  Yes, it was fast, but I found myself believing their whirlwind romance and I was rooting for them.  It was nice to see John get a HEA after what he went through.  What I didn't care for were Ava and Eric's parts in the story.  I think if I had read the first book, I might be more invested in what was going on with their relationship.  But I found I really didn't care and thought their fight was kind of ridiculous.  I just didn't feel the emotion behind it and found it unnecessary. 

I would recommend reading Five Years Gone before this one.  It may help Ava and Eric story make a bit more sense.  Still, I do recommend reading the romance between John and Jules.  They were a great couple.

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Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance, including the indie-published Gansett Island Series and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books. In addition, she is the author of the Butler, Vermont Series, the Green Mountain Series and the erotic romance Quantum Series. In 2019, her new historical Gilded series from Kensington Books will debut with Duchess By Deception

All together, her books have sold 6.5 million copies worldwide, have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list many times. She is also a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller, a Speigel bestseller in Germany, a frequent speaker and publishing workshop presenter as well as a publisher through her Jack’s House Publishing romance imprint. She is a two-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award for romance fiction. 

Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news.


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