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Until There Was You (Coming Home #3)

3.94  ·  Rating Details  ·  749 Ratings  ·  197 Reviews
From the author of Because of You comes an all-new contemporary eBook romance. Though he plays by the rules, she’s not afraid to break them. Now these two strong-willed military leaders will prove that opposites attract . . . even under fire.

A by-the-book captain with a West Point background, Evan Loehr refuses to mix business with pleasure—except for an unguarded instan
Kindle Edition, 230 pages
Published October 8th 2012 by A Loveswept Contemporary Military Romance (first published January 1st 2012)
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Until There Was You by Jessica Scott

4 ‘opposites attract’ stars!

Until There Was You is the second book in Jessica Scott’s Coming Home series and another great story. The characters, the plot, everything about this book drew me in and didn't let me go.

Though he plays by the rules, she’s not afraid to break them. Now these two strong-willed military leaders will prove that opposites attract . . . even under fire.

A by-the-book captain with a We
Sep 09, 2012 Jill rated it liked it

3.5 stars

Captain Claire Montoya is sent to Colorado Springs to help train a team and her best friend for deployment to combat. Captain Evan Loehr is also assisting in the training. Where Evan is by-the-book, Claire doesn't always follow the rules. These two have history and their mutual attraction is kept in check by their differing views on following the schedule and training set by their commanding officer.

This is Jessica Scott's second book and the second in the Coming Home series, although
Jessica Scott is a brilliant writer who is clearly aware of the military world, the war, the internal politics and differences yet whereas this book is great with the details it is disappointing with the romance. As a reader I do not want sugary sweet romance all the time, I do not even mind bantering but in this book what the characters did was bicker, they bickered so much that they annoyed me and I wanted to slap them.

Evan is dubed "Captain America" by most people because he follows the rules
And once again Jessica Scott amazes me with her heartfelt and deeply moving writing. Reading Until There Was You made me choke up, tear up and feel raw and humble. She has a way with words, but what's even more amazing is not just how much emotion she is able to weave into the story but how deeply her words touch the reader. A brilliant sequel to Because of You!

My detailed review will be posted closer to the release date, but I urge you to put this novel on your to-be-read list and pre-order it.
Until There Was You is the second installment in Jessica Scott’s Coming Home Series. The military details given have such an authentic feel and easily convey the author’s firsthand knowledge carried over from her own career.

The hard work along with the mixed and complex emotions portrayed gives the reader a much better understanding of not only the battles, but the preparation involved and the inner turmoil many soldiers face when they return home. I came away humbled and even more appreciative
Aug 07, 2012 Kame rated it really liked it
I rate it 4 1/2 stars!

Evan and Claire are like two magnets. Sometimes their attraction is so strong nothing can keep them apart, and other times there is a force that pushes them away from each other.

Evan and Claire are both sent to Fort Carson in Colorado Springs to help prepare a team about to deploy. They will work together if they must to accomplish the mission. It is obvious this group of soldiers is ill prepared for their deployment and the training plan in place spends an inordinate amou
Aug 07, 2012 Pat rated it really liked it
4 1/2 STARS

I received this ARC from the author for an honest review..

This is a powerful novel about love and war. We meet Evan Loehr, a West Point grad who believes in following the rules to the letter, his nickname is Captain America which he seriously dislikes. He is carrying scars from war on his body, but also in his heart from a teenage mistake that has changed his life. In a bar in 2004, at a military function, he meets a striking redhead whose name is Clare Montoya. She enlisted in the A
Gitte - TotallyBookedBlog
Aug 09, 2012 Gitte - TotallyBookedBlog rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2012
I received an ARC of this book by the Author for an honest and unbiased review.

I absolutely loved this book and I loved the characters, it was a brilliant follow on from ‘Because of You’! Jessica Scott is an amazingly accomplished writer. She makes the characters of this military romance come alive and they are written so well they come across REAL. The book flowed and every word counted, however you wouldn’t call this a light and fuzzy romantic read, though it did have humour and yummy romance
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for a review. My thoughts are my own, and I received no compensation.

This story revolves around military characters with personal demons.
Rather than relying on the common used of 'insta-love', which is especially common with more 'alpha' type male characters. Let's face it, military men are quite often very alpha. Instead, it was a really in-depth exploration of the couple and their push/pull relationship. It was an uphill battle for them to get toge
Aug 09, 2012 Michele rated it really liked it
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4 1/2 Stars

I was given an ARC of this book by Jessica Scott for an honest review.

Until There Was You by Jessica Scott is a beautifully written, emotionally intense love story. I laughed, I cried and I experienced pretty much every other emotion in between while reading this book. The characters were vividly written, the dialogue was powerful and the love scenes were sweet, yet sexy. Oh and did I mention the hero was to-die-for?? I loved this book!!!

Until There Was You is a story about two Army
Lisa Hutson
Aug 05, 2012 Lisa Hutson rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading an earc copy of Until There Was You by Jessica Scott. Thank you for the chance to read it ahead of time. I have just pre ordered my copy. :-)
It took me a while to settle in. There is a lot of military arguing that really does not advance the love story. But what a love story it is. They are both strong tough loyal soldiers. There are times when he is holding her up. Helping her hold it together. And there are times she holds him up and helps him keep it together. The two
Kindle Gal
Do you ever get your hands on a book that everyone seems to love, and then you start reading it and wonder, Huh. Am I missing something? That’s exactly what happened to me with this book.

Jessica Scott is a new-to-me author. I’ve heard lots of great things about her debut novel Because of You, so I was really excited to get an eARC of Until There Was You and get in on all the awesomeness. But this one just fell flat for me.

The story starts out well, with Captain Evan Loehr meeting Captain Claire
Kristin Anders
Aug 28, 2012 Kristin Anders rated it really liked it
Coming Home series rating: 4 out of 5 stars

How's the sex scenes?

Not scathing, but very hot and intense with interesting positions.

How are the story lines?

THIS is where Jessica brings the heavy. Her story lines are phenomenal and filled with so much reality surely someone has mistaken her books for partial tell-alls.


"Until There Was You" is a contemporary military romance set in 2008 Colorado Springs, Colorado.

It's focuses solely on the romance between hero Evan and heroine Claire and ther
Aug 29, 2012 Sherri rated it really liked it
4 1/2 STARS

Evan and Claire are two Army officers drawn to each other from their first meeting. Neither can explain or understand the attraction. Evan sees Claire as reckless and dangerous. Claire thinks Evan fails to understand true loyalty. They end up together in Fort Carson supervising the deployment preparation of a team. Claire's frustration at the training plan builds during endless briefings and exercises that aren't applicable to the task the team will be facing. While Evan understands C
Romancing the Book
Feb 17, 2014 Romancing the Book rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, contemporary
Reviewed by Sarah L.
Book provided by the author for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

Until There Was You is a wonderful addition to the Coming Home series by Jessica Scott. Even though it is the 2nd book in the series, it stands entirely on its own so it is not necessary whatsoever to have read the first book, Because of You.

I have the deepest respect to those that are serving or have served in our military so I was really looking forward to reading Evan and Claire’s story. We
Anne OK
Dec 10, 2012 Anne OK rated it liked it
Recommended to Anne OK by: Recvd. ARC from Jessica Scott
Shelves: 2012-reads

In the second installment in Jessica Scott's "Coming Home" series, there is no question as to the authenticity of the subject matter or that this author knows first hand her material. Her books are clean and well-written and I do enjoy her writing style. That said, I didn't quite enjoy this one as much as the first book. These characters didn't hold the appeal for me and I just didn't feel any strength in the relationship nor did the romance feel genuine.
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Until There Was You is a wonderful romance embroiled with all things military. Evan and Claire find themselves thrown together time and time again as they go through life on a military base and war. It’s a poignant story that tells about the trials of life, war and love.

I found myself drawn into this story from the very beginning. From the first moment Claire and Evan meet, the sexual tension is thick. They’re so attracted
Oct 03, 2012 Alyssa rated it really liked it
Until There Was You is the second book in Jessica Scott’s Coming Home series, and my first ever read by her. It most certainly will not be my last. I was wowed by the fact that this was only her 2nd published book!

One of the aspects that I really enjoyed about this book was the author’s amazing storytelling capability. She wrote fantastic characters (both main & secondary), gave them a strong & believable plot and then worked her magic combining the two to make a fabulous finished produc
Sharon Tyler
Aug 31, 2012 Sharon Tyler rated it really liked it
Until There Was You is the second book in the Coming Home series by Jessica Scott. It is scheduled for release on October 8 2012. Captain Evan Loehr is a black and white kind of guy, always following the rule book. Captain Clair Montoya is fiercely loyal to her friends and cares about the lives of her soldiers, and is willing to bend some rules in order to protect others. They share an instant attraction, and in the amount of emotional and physical scars they carry. They each need to come to ter ...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
I had some trouble getting into UNTIL THERE WAS YOU. I felt that it was missing some of the passion and emotional attachment that I was hoping for. As I read, I was going through the motions, but never actually felt the same emotions that Claire and Evan experienced. I enjoyed the sexual tension at first, but most of the book felt dry. While it does get better, overall, it lacked that warmness that I usually like to see in a romance. Instead of sizzling and soaring to great heights, the romance ...more
Sep 18, 2012 Naomi rated it really liked it
This is the first Military Romance book that I have read and it was just amazing!! Jessica Scott has put so much emotion and real life experience into this book that it is such an overwhelming read! I can’t relate to the military lifestyle myself, but to read about these characters is simply awe-inspiring!

In Until There Was You, we meet Claire and Evan. They are both in the Army and they have a connection from the first time they meet. Evan realises that Claire is also in the Army and he never m
Anna's Herding Cats
Reviewed for Herding Cats & Burning Soup

What an absolutely captivating read by Jessica Scott. Once I started reading Until There Was You I had a very difficult time putting it down and actually getting anything else done around the house. It's not your typical light fluffy romantic read but a realistic look into military life that will leave your emotions reeling as two wonderful characters find love when they least expect it.

Evan and Claire are passionate, dedicated and fiercely loyal indiv
Aug 05, 2012 Penny rated it it was amazing
I am reviewing an ARC that the author sent me, so here goes:

Evan and Claire are career army officers, Evan having graduated from West Point, Claire stepping from enlisted to officer via OCS(Officer Candidate School). Both are responsible, strong, concerned and ambitious--but while Evan is a by-the-book, rules are there for a reason, follow orders no matter what type, Claire is a seat-of-her-pants,sometimes wild card, the mission matters unless one of her people are in jeopardy, person.
-And the c
Jaime Arkin
Oct 10, 2012 Jaime Arkin rated it really liked it
4.5 stars out of 5!

I've totally been in a contemporary romance rut lately... not liking anything and flouncing mid book - but reading this book turned it all around for me!

Captain Evan Loehr and Captain Claire Montoya have been at odds with each other from the first day they meet. After shared deployments, the two must now work together to train a team that is prepping for combat. Claire sees Evan as a 'by the book rule follower' and Evan sees Claire as someone who has no respect for those rules
I was excited to read the next installment to Jessica Scott's Coming Home Series. I really enjoyed the first book. ( I actually had a hard time putting down the first book while reading it on my Kindle) =)

Captain Evan Loehr is follow by the book Captain in the Army. He comes across a redhead one day and is astonished that is she is also in the Army as well. He has always said to himself, that he would not mix business with pleasure, but the redhead keeps tempting him to give up that saying. He e
*Giggles at ending* Absolutely loved!!!

Love is a battlefield between two army captains!

Until There Was You begins with Captain Evan Loehr and Captain Claire Montoya meeting in Fort Hood, Texas in 2005. There is an immediate spark of attraction, but these two can't back away from each other fast enough. Oh, no, either one can't afford to be distracted from work! The tension is so thick between them that it carries on for a few years. Fast forward to Colorado, 2008. Evan and Claire have worked on
Aug 16, 2012 Bobbie rated it it was amazing
I was given the Arc of this book (thanks Jessica) and read it over several days as we were moving and I didn't have time to read it in one sitting which is what I would have preferred. It was a great relationship story between 2 military officers. I have to admit that I didn't quite "get" the military arguments but the tension between the two characters and how they got together was very well done. I will definitely read This book again once it comes out and hope to be able to read it in one sit ...more
Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
I must be on a roll this month. However, we will see how long this will last. Anyways, I was able to get a chance to check out Until There Was You by Jessica Scott. Here's what the story is about:

Captain Claire Montoya just arrived at Fort Hood and force to go to a hail and farewell at a local bar when she meets Captain Evan Loehr. Stun by Evan's good looks, she had to put herself in check; mixing work and fun together never is a good thing. However, they both withstand the temptation each bring
Aug 31, 2012 Shirley rated it really liked it
Until There Was You is the second book in Jessica Scott’s Coming Home Series. I have to be honest. After reading Because of You I was kind of disappointed that the second book wasn’t going to continue the story line with characters that were introduced in book 1. It didn’t take me long to get over my disappointment though. I found myself totally wrapped up in Claire and Evan’s story within the first couple of chapters.

Claire and Evan couldn’t have been more different – at least on the surface. T
Vanessa theJeepDiva
Sep 18, 2012 Vanessa theJeepDiva rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, ebook, request, 2012
Jessica Scott’s Coming Home series is a bit of a learning experience for me. I have learned something new about the military and the people that serve in the military with both books. I like this. There is an incredible amount of detail in these books when it comes to the inner workings of the military.

Claire has had a rough life. She doesn’t trust. Her past experiences have taught her that everyone will eventually let her down. So gives everything that she has to her career in the military. She
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Coming Home (5 books)
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“She said nothing, refusing to meet his gaze. After a long moment, he released her.
“So that’s the way it is, then.” His words were not a question. The door closed quietly behind him, leaving her cold to the bone, hollowed out and empty. Leaving her alone. Just like always.”
“I feel like I should have a formation and make the plantoon sergeants demonstrate how to put a condom on the correct way."

~Evan Loehr”
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