There are good & negative parts to this book. I believe that Ms. Rains could have give the “extra” characters a little but more depth. Plus give more history on Julie & Lawson … But those are just minor issues.
I enjoyed discovering who Julie & Lawson were. By the end of the story, I enjoyed the discovers these characters had made about themselves & each other.
PTSD is something that a lot of military members face. Some are worried about it like Lawson is. Others “suck it up” and get treatment because their families are there supporting them & pushing them to do so. There are many different ways for them to “handle” what happened to them, and it is great to see an author who creates a book based on finding something small that just might help.
Julie has her own issues to deal with. An Ex from hades, and those you find in any community, that ripped her heart & confidence to pieces. She has to overcome what he did to her & figure out where is she is going in her own life.
In life you will find that healing together can bring you closer. IF you allow it. And in this story, that is appears what Ms. Rains is trying to express.
She created two individuals, that were drawn to each other. Before the deployment, but still drawn to each other after. The maturity they gained between 1st meeting each other & now, shows by their actions. Plus who they talk with their friends.
I hope Ms. Rains continues to write about military communities with more details & depth.
Now, I have to go find book one in this series!
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WELCOME HOME, COWBOY
A Hero’s Welcome Book Two
Releasing April 26th, 2016
With its thriving military base, Seaside, North Carolina, is teeming with heroes of all stripes. But, as the Hero’s Welcome series from Annie Rains continues, it takes a cowboy to rescue the town’s newest resident from heartache.
After a bad breakup leaves Julie Chandler completely devastated, she comes to Seaside seeking a fresh start. A talented, compassionate yoga teacher, she has developed a program to help alleviate the effects of PTSD, but getting a bunch of bullheaded Marines into downward facing dog might be impossible. So Julie’s shocked when one of her first students dives in headfirst—and almost tempts her to take down her walls with his easy smile and electrifying touch.
Ever since Texas cowboy turned Marine pilot Lawson Phillips lost a crew member in a helicopter accident, he hasn’t been able to fly. When a psychologist orders him to attend, of all things, a yoga class, Lawson’s outraged—until he finds out Julie is the instructor. She’s beautiful, graceful, and completely guarded when it comes to his advances, but he’s determined to find out what makes her tick. Because underneath Julie’s hard shell is a woman Lawson knows he could fall for—and he’s not ready for the ride to end.
Annie Rains is a contemporary romance author who writes small town love stories set in fictional towns on the coast of North Carolina. Raised in one of America’s largest military communities, Annie often features heroes who fight for their countries, while also fighting for a place to call home and a good woman to love. When Annie isn’t writing, she’s spending time with her husband and 3 children, or reading a book by one of her favorite authors. Represented by Sarah Younger at Nancy Yost Literary Agency (NYLA).
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