Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Book Review for Not Another Soldier by Samantha Holt

Not Another Soldier
by Samantha Holt

Reviewed by:Angels
Published: Createspace
Source:ARC  Gene:Contemporary Romance 


"I’ve just buried my husband. I was going to divorce him and now he’s dead."

After five years as a military wife, Sienna is moving on. She’s keen to leave behind the misery of her marriage to Rob but for some reason the past won’t let her go. It doesn’t help that her closest friend, Nick, is also a soldier. Unfortunately Sienna is struggling to deny her attraction to the sexy marine, even knowing there can be no future in it. When the injured soldier admits he wants her just as badly, and has always wanted her, the fight to control her feelings becomes harder. 

And now she’s learning things about her late husband that surprise even her. When the secrets of Rob’s life come to light, Sienna finds herself involved with some very nasty people and Nick is determined to protect her, no matter what. 

As the danger grows to both her heart and her life, Sienna needs to decide if it was the army that was the problem or her late husband. Is Nick worth the heartache of being a military spouse again? And will he be able to protect her from the ring of drug dealers slowly closing in?

Our Review

Another enjoyable read from Samantha.Fast paced read from cover to cover.Enjoyable like-able characters easy to relate to.The story had a little bit of everything mystery, romance a touch of erotica.

My favorite character would have to be Nick a fierce soldier who was injured during the line of duty.Nick was a generous loving individual also kind who had and abundance of patience .Nick is in love with his best friends wife.Not wanting to come between them he keeps his feelings to himself. You felt his pain being torn between giving up your friend you considered brother and perusing his own feelings for Sienna who he suspects feels the same way as he does.I love how Nick finally took the bull by the horns and finally went after what he wanted taking no for an answer.Sometimes you just need to shake things up a bit and give someone a nudge out of there comfort zone but in a loving and caring way.

Sienna was a military wife and nurse who was really no more than a trophy wife.Physically and mentally abused she is at lowest point in her life.No longer in love with he husband and  seeking divorce her husband dies in an accident leaving her relieved and guilty at the same time.You really feel bad for Sienna she's torn thinking she must feel something for her husband but does not.I was glad to see Sienna assert herself.She was really trying hard to create a new and happy life for herself.Does she finally act on the sparks that are there with Nick or not ?

Love is never easy.This couple had a lot of ups and downs.They both are trying to come to grips with there feelings for each other and now someone is out to hurt Sienna. Why she is a nobody? Sienna husband Rob had many secrets that she new nothing about.Those secrets are now putting her in danger.Danger is now lurking at every corner for this couple.

This story always had something going on in it.Little bit of mystery and romance and secrets coming to life.Shocking secrets that change ones life.Loved being on Nick and Sienna's adventure with them.A touching love story.You felt sad for Sienna and Nick it must be really hard for them not to feel guilty for not crying over there loss of Rob.Nick's heartache at not being broken up at his longtime friend death.His guilt at knowing your best friend was doing unspeakable things to his wife and never stepping in.This was a rocky romance for this couple  with so many complications.

I was hoping  for a happy ever ending for this couple.I really liked both character's and wanted them to be happy.The couple had so much to overcome.The guilt they felt for Rob and what they might have done different.Sienna feelings about not wanting to love a soldier and entering that kind of life again.Do you take a chance hoping things with be different this time? Do you give up your new found independence to enter back into a relationship with a domineering man again?Do you let go of the past and take what is offered a chance at a family and happiness or give it up because your afraid ? Nick and Sienna make a great couple if only they can both overcome the past and trust in each other and live long enough to find out...

What a fast paced sweet romance with tons of intrigue really hot sex scenes and intriguing characters to read about.A recommended read to all those who love contemporary romance and hot Military men.

As always looking forward to see what Samantha will dream up next for us to read in her next novel.

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