I Need a Soldier— A New Adult Romance

Posted on Nov 5 2014 - 4:29am by Stephanie Catanach

Come Back to Me by Mila Gray

This is the story of Jessa and Kit. Kit and Riley are Marines, home for 4 weeks before heading off on deployment. Jessa is Riley’s sister and the love of Kit’s life. He has cared for her from afar and been in her life as a friend but now Jessa is eighteen and he can’t deny himself any longer even though he knows he will be leaving soon.

Jessa has been in love with Kit for years but he is forbidden to her by her dad and brother. After years of giving in to her dad’s demands, Jessa is done being the good girl and ready to live for herself…and that means allowing her feelings for Kit to be known.
One kiss is all it takes and Jessa and Kit embark on a beautiful romantic journey…enjoying the time they have together while at the same time trying to keep their relationship secret from everyone.

When Kit has to leave, Jessa is heartbroken but promises to wait for him, always…the only thing she asks is the he promises to come back to her.

This book…wow! From the first heartbreaking chapter, you know exactly what you are getting into and happily jump in for the ride. Once I started, I didn’t want to put it down and every time I did, I couldn’t wait to get back to it…for me, that is the hallmark of a really great book!

We start in the present with a tragedy, go back three months to the beginning of the relationship and then jump back to the present and forward. This is a beautiful, heartbreaking, passionate story and the love story between Jessa and Kit is written in a way that it is totally realistic.

A warning, the last 30% of this book is very emotional…especially to those of you out there like me who have a spouse, loved one etc. in the military. It will make you cry but it was totally necessary to the story, so power through!

Overall, I loved it. I wanted to give it a full 5 star rating but there are a few errors that made me stop and reread certain passages so I couldn’t give it a perfect rating because of that. I can’t wait to read more from this author!!

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