Friday, December 27, 2013

Footprints by Niki Jayne

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Synopsis
Standing by she watches her father leave board the huge grey beast. Taking him to who knows where. As a young girl, her mother raised her whilst her father was away at war. A single mother of sorts.
She saw familiar faces come and go, Flags wave in the breeze, Engines growl as they shut down. Each time the faces grew less and less.
Tragedy struck, leaving Riley and her mother to fend for themselves. Life was not easy. His memory covered the walls. The flag still hangs proud from the stark white walls.
She vowed she would never fall in love with a military man, she purposely steered clear of their nightly haunts. Until one day,
He came crashing into her life literally. Was it love at first sight, can she overcome the fear that comes with living the military life?
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“He left me. Over and over again, promising he would come home and I waited. We both did and then one day he didn’t come back, instead they brought him back as he lays today and I cannot put myself through that again. You say it is your last time, but what do you mean it’s your last? How do you know? How could you know? I may be young but I am anything but naïve, I know the life. I’m fully aware of the threats involved with what you do. There will be a day that you are called away from me again, and that may be the last time. Do you understand? Do you really understand that I cannot let someone who I love walk away from me again and never return.”
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Nicky Jayne was born and raised in England but now resides in Las Vegas with her Husband and two boys. When she is not writing, she has her nose firmly placed in a book. She released her first series in September 2013. The Embrace Series, Embracing Life and Embracing Love. You can visit her at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nicky-Jayne/409522015823277?ref=hl
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3.75 STARS
Riley lost her father at a young age. She was familiar with saying goodbyes to him every time he left to do his job. He was a military man and her hero. The heartache she felt when he didn’t return from duty…broke her.
Riley refused to lose another person the same way she had lost her father. She would not live the life her mother chose to live. Soldiers…men of war, she could not allow herself to fall for one. They were banned from her heart, she wouldn’t fall…or would she?
Tanner returns home on leave from the military to spend some time with his sister and father. He didn’t plan for anything more than that, but when he finds Riley, plans change.
No matter how hard they both try to fight t they can’t get away. They fall for one another and there is no looking back.
Tanner leaves for active duty asking Riley… “Wait For Me?”
She has lost once and is terrified of losing again…she knows her heart can’t take it.
This was an enjoyable read I just wished there was more depth into their time together. I felt for Riley and her struggles to cope with her father’s death and Tanner had struggles of his own. In the end Riley gets the love she deserves and Tanner gets his heart back.

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