January 3, 2014

Review. Because of You by Jessica Scott

Book Cover Because of You
Because of You
Jessica Scott
Published: Loveswept. November 2011
Format: eBook - Kindle
Pages: 262
Genre: Contemporary military romance
Source: own book

Keeping his men alive is all that matters to Sergeant First Class Shane Garrison. But meeting Jen St. James the night before his latest deployment makes Shane wonder if there’s more to life than war. He leaves for Iraq remembering a single kiss with a woman he’ll never see again—until a near fatal attack lands him back at home and in her care.

Jen has survived her own brush with death and endured its scars. And yet there’s a fire in Shane that makes Jen forget all about her past. He may be her patient, but when this warrior looks her in the eyes, she feels—for the first time in a long time—like a woman. Shane is too proud to ask for help, but for Jen, caring for him is more than a duty—it’s a need. And as Jen guides Shane through the fires of healing, she finds something she never expected—her deepest desire.

My thoughts.
I have seen this author mentioned around the blogosphere, and wondered what it might be like to read her.  I picked out a book on NetGalley of hers, then went into panic when I realised it was part of a series, thanks to a reader on Goodreads.  So I quickly began to read this one - found I had already bought it anyway.  ( I really have no idea what I have on my Kindle until I go to buy and Amazon tells me I bought it on such a date!)

Well I wasn't very long into this book when I fell in love with the characters and the whole plot line.  Jessica Scott has had a lot of military experience and so her writing reflects that.  I loved Shane and Jen and their friends.

Its not a long read - I was disappointed when I came to the end, one of those Kindle ebooks that fool you, you think you have 40% to go, but its a trailer for some other book

Anything for You is a short follow up to Because of You, just 46 pages and it takes up the story of Jen and Shane one year later.  This book could really be a final chapter in Because of You, but it shows Jen and Shane having a difficult relationship hiccup that of course Shane botches!

It is a short novella and I enjoyed it.  I am on to the next novella in this series.
And then I will be caught up enough to read the one from NetGalley.

I was rather interested to find out a little more about Jessica Scott and I enjoyed this short video interview.


  1. I enjoy military suspense and this series has been recommend to me a few times. I do that same thing, try to purchase a book that I've already purchased!

    1. I finally read it because someone I follow on Goodreads was giving 5 stars to it! So pleased I read them and have one from NetGalley up next.


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