ARC Review: Until There Was You by Jessica Scott

Posted October 8, 2012 by Angela in Reviews / 5 Comments

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ARC Review: Until There Was You by Jessica Scott
Until There Was You
by Jessica Scott

4 Stars


Released: October 8, 2012
Series: Coming Home #2
Published by A Loveswept Contemporary Military Romance
Pages: 230
Format: ARC

I was excited to get my hands on Jessica Scott’s Until There Was You ARC and rightly so as this author is a very good storyteller. This second installment of the Coming Home series is action packed and full of drama of a-day-in-a-life story in the military.

While Because Of You focused on life after deployment, Until There Was You focused on life before deployment. Ms. Scott does well in incorporating her knowledge of the military in this work of fiction. This story is a mixture of the movie A Few Good Men and Jar Head in training with a hint of a love story.

Evan and Claire (both Captains) had a love/hate relationship, very palpable sexual tension and very steamy love making. Though the love story was not as strong, Evan and Claire’s coming together was believable. Both leads and side characters are developed well and their story is laid out for us to see. And what I loved the most is that Ms. Scott tackles stories that are realistic such as power struggles, alcoholism, feminism and political/military concerns.

The only downfall is that it had military lingo that was too technical for someone like me and I found it a bit overwhelming. Though it was explained well, it slowed down the story for me *shrugs*. I also would’ve liked to see more of the secondary characters from the last book. I tend to get attached to them and I’m very eager to see more of their story. I do know that the next story will be about Laura and Trent titled Back To You and it’s scheduled to be released in 2013. Now, this book…I would not miss!!!

Overall, Jessica Scott delivered an intriguing, well portrayed military love story that I recommend to anyone who enjoys this genre.

*ARC provided by author

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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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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.

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This is a book I can’t wait to read!

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Enjoy Ruth!

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Thanks for the review – can’t wait to read this


Great review!

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Thanks Maria and Timitra, you guys are the best!!!