"A fast past story revealing the deepest humanity of the toughest, roughest soldiers." ~ Publisher's Weekly on Forged in Fire
From USA Today bestselling author Jessica Scott, a compelling, realistic look at life and love during the Iraq war.
A warrior focused on battle…
Captain Sal Bello wants nothing more than to train his men for their upcoming
deployment. But life at home is far more complicated for many of his men and Sal
doesn’t know how to stop the unraveling within his formation.
A warrior tested by combat...
First Sergeant Holly Washington has been baptized by fire and come out steel.
She knows how to lead soldiers in combat and bring them safely home. But she’s
not prepared for the strain she finds in her soldiers and the weight carried by the
one man she’s not supposed to fall for.
A trial by fire...
When a young sergeant is faced with the choice between her career and her
life, Holly comes face to face with her past and the life she’s tried to forget.
When Sal refuses to let her face those demons alone, they'll cross the line between
officer and enlisted.
And the fallout could be more than either of them are prepared to face.
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What a FANTASTIC read!!
You will fall in Love with Holly & Sal. In fact you will love the whole series. It seems to be a continuation from the Coming Home series but all the books can be read as stand alone books. But take my advice and read both the Coming Home and the Homefront series. You won't be disappointed. It's one of my all-time top ten series reads. This author tells it like it is and makes it all to real. You won't be able to put this book down. I was given this book for an honest review.!
Holly - Favorite Heroine!
Holly is, by far, my favorite Jessica Scott heroine! I'm sure it's her sarcastic nature and her tough exterior that draws me the most. Sal Bello is the perfect counter part for Holly Washington. He seems set in his ways, but finds that he can learn a lot from Holly's ability to see things that Sal hasn't let himself see, within his troops and within himself.
I always love Jessica Scott's telling of things I really know nothing about. The war and the things military people have to deal with on a daily basis in their lives. It is eye opening to me and I honestly love the candor in which she shares the things I know she has seen and lived.
But, I don't want to forget the "romance" part of this book! She never lets me down on that aspect! The love is great and sex is hot! Love this book and this series!
Forged in Fire.....
Captain Sal Bello, commander of Diablo Company was having a bad day, actually a lot of bad days. He was tired of meaningless meetings, red tape and dealing with troublemakers. He was a warrior, he wanted to train his men for important things ......like war. His First Sergeant Delgado was starting to get on his nerves, almost undermining him on occasion. Plus, a Senior First Sergeant name Holly Washington was new at Ft. Hood and confusing him. She was brash, independent and sarcastic and he was very attracted to her.
Holly Washington loves being a soldier. Despite surviving a personal tragedy, and a hit to her career she has carried on. Capt. Bello was big, hard and very attractive, not to mention a little surly. He made her feel things she hadn't felt, or wanted to feel for a long time. After rescuing her a couple times from a fist in the face, he wondered what her agenda was. She went into confrontations full force and refused to back off because she was female. Their dealing with two sets of issues, readying the men for deployment and trying to deal with the issues of the men who have returned home.
This is the third book in Ms. Scott's Homefront Series. It is equally eye-opening and compelling as the first two. If you enjoy reading military suspense with some hot romance I recommend these books very highly.
I received this book from the publisher for an honest review.