Jessica Scott, author
"Beautifully Written" JoAnn Ross - New York Times Bestselling author of the Shelter Bay series He’s always loved her… First Sergeant Gale Sorren waited a war and half a lifetime for a chance to get stationed near the ex-wife who left him years ago. When he finally musters the courage to see her, the life he imagined she was living was nothing close to the reality. She’s never stopped loving him… Melanie never stopped worrying about Gale each time he headed off to war. But he’s never been there when she needed him and she’s had fifteen years to steel her heart against him. But when Gale moves to Fort Hood, he finally has a chance to make things right with Melanie and the daughter she raised without him. Can Mel trust her heart to a man who has always let her down?
Army officer Scott’s first Fort Hood contemporary portrays the deeply moving reunion of a couple long separated by the instability of army life. After 15 years of serving all over the world, including Iraq, Sgt. Gale Sorren is finally stationed in Fort Hood, Tex., where his overwhelmed ex-wife, Melanie, lives with their rebellious, self-harming teen daughter, Jamie. “Angry spouses, cheating soldiers, and everything in between” make military life feel “more like a reality TV show.” Gale and Melanie’s resentment and sorrow are expertly contrasted with simmering desire and their determination to team up to parent Jamie. Though a rather convenient complication ensures Gale and Melanie’s reconciliation, the intricacies of Stateside military lives are portrayed rivetingly, with fully realized characters who will stay with the reader long after the book is finished. (BookLife)