If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. - Oscar Wilde
We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. - B. F. Skinner
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. - Mary Wortley Montagu

Friday, April 29, 2016

Review: Delta Force by Julie Morgan / @W_I_Promo @JulieMorganBook

Title: Delta Force
Series: Special Ops, Book 1
Author: Julie Morgan
Publisher: Julie Morgan Books
Release Date: March 29, 2016
Genre: Contemporary, Uniform, Romance
ARC Received From: instaFreebie
Reviewed For: Wickedly Innocent Promotions

Special Ops soldier Logan Saunders is at the top of his game. He has led nearly impossible missions in the heat of war, while having a wife at home who waited for his return.

Or so he thought. Receiving word of a fatal collision, Logan returns home and soon discovers her infidelity.

Training missions, parties, and women become his life's focus. When the partying makes him a danger to others and himself, matters are placed into the hands of the military.

When forced with a life changing decision, Logan meets a woman who will change his life. Problem is, she is his assigned therapist. And she is off limits. Will she be able to help Logan get over his past and forgive his wife? What about forgiving himself? In the line of fire, there is fight or flight. This is a fight Logan intends to win.

Therapy or lose the last thing he held dear to his heart--his military career. Having lost pretty much everything else he'd considered sacred, Logan wasn't about to lose this one thing so into counseling he went. Drowning in bitterness and anger, he almost missed the hand reaching down to save him, the hand belonging to a woman who'd show him to forgive, move forward, and love again.

What made this story was how evocative it was. It wasn't just reading what Logan was feeling. It was experiencing those emotions with him. Ms. Morgan did a fantastic job of pulling me in and making me feel like I was walking in Logan's shoes instead of beside him. And the gamut of emotions ran far and wide, not a surprise given the synopsis. His self-destructive path made it perfectly clear he was 1)enraged and hurting from his wife's betrayal, and 2)he wasn't in a place where he could help himself.

That was okay because he had Miranda. She was his therapist but she was determined to do more than counsel him through his grief and anger without risking her heart. Problem was, her heart was lost not long after meeting Logan. But his problems had to be dealt with first or she'd be nothing but a rebound girl.

I enjoyed every page of this story. It's not fast-paced or all about sex. It deals, slowly, with one man's struggle to deal with the heartache, loss, and betrayal, and one woman's need to remind him that life isn't meant to be lived in the past. It's meant to be lived in the present, if not for the future, and that moving on means letting go and forgiving. This was definitely worth reading. I hope you give it a try and hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Originally from Burleson, Texas Julie always had a love of books, especially paranormal stories. Julie finally took the leap to begin writing with encouragement from her family.

Having worked in IT her entire career, Julie now spends her free time writing. Living in Central Florida with her husband and daughter, her favorite pastime is reading children's stories to her daughter, especially those around animals.

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