Book – Soldier On
Author – Sydney Logan
Publication Date –June 2014
Genre – Romance
Type – Stand Alone
Cliffhanger – No
Rating – 3.5 out of 5 Stars
Complimentary copy generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Will his call of duty break both their hearts?
Losing her father in Desert Storm has left Stephanie James with a bitter soul when it comes to the military. As a college senior juggling a full course load, Steph's only goal is to graduate with honors at the end of the semester. She’s focused, determined, and a firm believer in all work and no play. Then she meets Brandon Walker at a New Year’s Eve costume party. Despite his disguise, Steph finds herself attracted to the camouflaged soldier who curls her toes with a scorching midnight kiss.
Brandon is an engineering major and ROTC student from the hills of Kentucky. Growing up as the son of a major general has given Brandon firsthand knowledge of the struggles military families sometimes face. Now that his father’s memory is fading, Brandon is even more determined to make his dad proud and graduate as an officer in the United States Army. Then he meets Stephanie, and suddenly, his focus is less on his military service and more on the pretty brunette who has stolen his heart. When he becomes aware of Steph’s resentment toward the military, he worries their relationship is doomed.
Steph unexpectedly finds herself in need of a roommate. Brandon volunteers, thinking it’s the perfect opportunity to show her the real Brandon, before he’s forced to admit the truth about his four-year obligation to the army. Afraid that living together will be a distraction to graduating on time, Steph establishes house rules—rules they both find difficult to obey.
When faced with the realization that she's fallen in love with a soldier, can Steph’s wounds from the past be healed with love in her present . . . and in her future?
My Thoughts - Story
I found this to be a medium level emotional book, but I just couldn’t get past how shallow Stephanie was. I understand her hatred toward the military and the fear of having a relationship with someone who could be shipped overseas to fight, but I think she just took it a bit too far.
You don’t choose who you fall in love with…it chooses you. Yeah, there were some other things that I can understand why Stephanie reacted the way she did…
It was sweet romance with Princess Bride references that hooked me.
Brandon is perfect except for a few moments of drama….stupid, stupid man.
Stephanie’s father died overseas and she has sworn off the military and anything that goes along with it. But during a New Year’s Eve masquerade a handsome man dressed in camouflage kisses her in the library. Both of them can’t get their minds off of the other and with the start of the new semester, Stephanie and Brandon find themselves in the same Lit class together.
Things progress between the two of them and with Brandon knowing Stephanie’s hatred toward the military, he keeps his ROTC status a secret until the shit hits the fan.
Reason for Reading – Author Request
Story – 4 out of 5 Stars
Steam – 3.5 out of 5 Stars
Angst – 3.5 out of 5 Stars
Writing – 4 out of 5 Stars
Content Flow – 3 out of 5 Stars
HEA (Spoiler) –
Would Read More from Author? Possibly
Recommend To – Anyone looking for a sweet read