New Military Romance!
Hallowed Ground by Rebecca Yarros is
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There are some debts you can’t repay.
Josh Walker is loyal, reckless, and every girl’s dream. But he only has eyes for December Howard, the girl he’s craved since his high school hockey days. Together they have survived grief, the military, distance, and time as they’ve fought for stolen weekends between his post at Ft. Rucker and her college at Vanderbilt. Now that Josh is a medevac pilot and Ember is headed toward graduation, they’re moving on—and in—together.
Ember never wanted the Army life, but loving Josh means accepting whatever the army dictates—even when that means saying goodbye as Josh heads to Afghanistan, a country that nearly killed him once before and that took her father. But filling their last days together with love, passion, and plans for their future doesn’t temper Ember’s fear, and if there’s one thing she’s learned from her father’s death, it’s that there are some obstacles even love can’t conquer.
Flight school is over.
This is war.
“You are my dream now, December Howard. You are everything to me. My heart beats for you , my soul is only whole when you’re near. You’re my home, my shelter, my wildest fantasy, and I can not imagine a future where you’re not mine, because I’m yours in every sense of the word.”
“You and me?” he whispered against my lips. “Against the world,” I promised. And what a beautiful world it was. Our world.
I have been a fan of the Flight & Glory series ever since I picked up Full Measures. And with each book, I have fallen more in love with the characters and their stories. So, when I heard about Hallowed Ground and that we were getting more Josh and Ember, I just knew I had to read it. What I didn’t know was how much this book was going to effect me. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about Hallowed Ground since I finished it. Hallowed Ground took me on such an incredible journey; one that I wasn’t expecting. It was beautiful and heartbreaking. There were moments where I felt like my heart was being ripped out of my chest and I hurt so much for what the characters were going through. But, I have to tell you, their story; it was worth it. It was worth every moment that I had to walk away. It was worth every moment when I felt like I was going to throw my kindle. It was worth every moment where I had tears in my eyes. It was worth every moment that I fell in love and had my heart broken.
Hallowed Ground is well-written and utterly captivating. Just when I thought I couldn’t love these characters anymore, Rebecca Yarros has proved me wrong. She has found a way to make me connect so deeply to these characters that I feel as though they are a part of me. She made the characters so real and their emotions so palpable. I felt like I was experiencing everything right along with them. And along the way, these characters found a way to burrow themselves deep into my heart. Yes, this is supposed to be Josh and Ember’s story, but it so, so much more.
I will not go into any of the details of this story, but I will say this: Have tissues handy. Be prepared for a wild, emotional ride. Be prepared to have your mind consumed with this story. This book is everything and has easily made it to my list of top reads for 2016. If there is one book/one series that you should read this year, I highly recommend that you check out this Flight & Glory series by Rebecca Yarros. You will not be disappointed.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book via the publisher and NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*
I pushed my chair out and reached for her, lifting her tiny, curved frame into my lap. Her head tucked beneath my chin, and she curled into me, fitting right where she was always meant to be. My arms closed around her. “We have a month.”
“It’s not long enough.” Her fingers gripped my shirt like she could keep me here if she just held on tight enough. God, what I wouldn’t have given to stay with her.
“Forever isn’t long enough for us, December, but that’s what we’re going to have. You and I have never chosen the easy path. This is just another hurdle.” I rubbed my chin over her soft hair and tried to soak in every detail of holding her—the sweet way she smelled, the smooth texture of her skin beneath my hands.
She leaned back in my arms and cupped my face. “I can’t lose you.” Her voice broke, and tears pooled in her eyes.
I’d never hated myself more than I did in that moment. She’d made it through a nightmare no one should have to face, and I was about to ask her to chance that fire again. My breath hitched, barely passing the lump in my throat. “You won’t. It would take something a hell of a lot stronger than a war to keep me from you.”
I sealed that promise with a kiss, tasting her fear and desperation as she responded. She opened underneath me, and I fused my mouth to hers, surrendering to the heat between us to pull us through this moment. There was nothing hotter or sweeter in this world than kissing December, feeling her go soft and pliant.
We’d fought so fucking hard to get here, to be together. This wasn’t fair, and we both knew it. But we also both knew it didn’t matter. Fair wasn’t exactly in the U.S. Army vocabulary.
I retreated just enough to whisper against her lips, “I’ll come home. I swear it.”
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About the Author
Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and lover of all things chocolate, coffee, and Paleo. In addition to being a mom, military wife, and blogger, she can never choose between Young Adult and New Adult fiction, so she writes both. She’s a graduate of Troy University, where she studied European history and English, but still holds out hope for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Her blog, The Only Girl Among Boys, has been voted the Top Military Mom Blog the last two years, and celebrates the complex issues surrounding the military life she adores.
When she’s not writing, she’s tying on hockey skates for her kids, or sneaking in some guitar time. She is madly in love with her army-aviator husband of eleven years. They finally can call Colorado home along with their gaggle of rambunctious kiddos and snoring English Bulldog.
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