ARC Review: It’s Always Been You by Jessica Scott

Posted March 12, 2014 by Angela in Reviews / 3 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: It’s Always Been You by Jessica Scott

5 Stars


It's Always Been You
Author: Jessica Scott
Series: Coming Home #5
Published by Forever
Released: March 4th 2014
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 304
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher

 

“Ms. Scott does a great job bringing hope in the midst of this chaotic Army life. I am always intrigued and entertained with each book she writes. Well done, Ms. Scott.” ~Under the Covers

Ms. Scott yet again brings up critical issues in the Army. What happens when they come back from the war with physical and emotional scars? Whose responsibility is it to decide what happens to them? Upper management aka higher ranks. Just as with any establishments, this means politics, and lots of it. In this story, it certainly makes its mark. I was taken aback to what Ms. Scott reveals as the politics side of the story pans out. It brought on good points and certainly two sides of the sty. I love that Ms. Scott laid it out and made it easy to understand.

Teague takes on more responsibility and has moved up the ranks to clean up his new crew. Cleaning up in terms of weeding out the ones who do not qualify to stay and the ones who do. He knew it would be the worst kind of responsibility when some suffer from PTSD, drug and alcohol abuse and he has to decide if they can stay or get the boot. Torn between loyalty and what is right, Captain Ben Teague will need help from the very up-tight lawyer Olivia Hale. The question is, will she be on his side?

I enjoyed Teague and Olivia’s story. They had issues to work out including their feelings for one another and differences when it comes to work decisions. It was funny how they equally intrigued and annoyed each other. However, Teague had the worst end of the stick. He shoulders everyone’s problems that he forgets about himself. He continues to battle sobriety and his future sort of scares me. He’s not in the clear yet and not by a long shot, but he has Olivia to keep him straight, I hope. I’m eager to see more of his progress in the next books.

Ms. Scott does a great job bringing hope in the midst of this chaotic Army life. I am always intrigued and entertained with each book she writes. Well done, Ms. Scott.

ARC provided by publisher

About Jessica Scott

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 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 is currently a company commander stationed at Fort Hood.

Most recently, she's been featured as one of Esquire Magazine's Americans of the Year for 2012.

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Blogger/Reviewer at Under the Covers Book Blog
I am young at heart and a die hard romantic living in California.I am happily married to a man who understands my love for reading, blogging and my book boyfriends. I have two beautiful girls who are also avid readers but forbidden to any of my books.I like running, CrossFit and eat healthy but not necessarily good at it.My motto is “I have the right to choose my calories” and often, my choice of poison is a bag of Flammin’ Hot Cheetos.

I coblog and review here at Under the Covers and occasionally review for Hot Listens.I love to read PNR, UF, Contemporary, New Adult, and Romantic Suspense. Occasionally, I will venture to Erotica, BDSM reads and rarely Historical Romance. There are some sub-genres that I don’t always enjoy, but I’m open to stepping out of my comfort zone.For the most part, as long as there’s a hint of romance, I’m pretty much in.
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