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Letters to a War Zone

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When lonely insurance broker, Bailey, gets himself a new hobby, he ends up exchanging letters with a war zone. But he’s not expecting what happens next...

Bailey Hodgkiss is lonely and dissatisfied with his boring life as an insurance broker. In an attempt to shake things up a little, he signs up to a website to write to serving soldiers. He’s put in touch with Corporal Ni
ebook, 28 pages
Published March 28th 2014 by Totally Bound (first published March 27th 2014)
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♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Where is this website to find your own hunky handsome military man? It's not a dating website, it's a pen pal website. Who knew one could find a man by writing to soldiers at war to help them keep their spirits up? On a lark, Bailey signs up to write letters to a soldier. He wants to show his support. Lucky for him, the soldier writing back also bats for the same team. After only a few letters, Nick and Bailey already bring out better parts for each other.

Ms. Felthouse creates two characters who
Debi Hursh
Aug 25, 2015 Debi Hursh rated it really liked it
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Letters to a War Zone by Lucy Felthouse
What a great story by Lucy! This could actually be based on a true story. There are so many military personnel that don’t have anyone to contact them so they reach out to that one someone that will give them the time of day to write them a letter. It isn’t just any old letter either. It takes a special person to sit and hand write a letter to someone you have never met before and Bailey is that special someone. All Bailey has is his work so he thought he wo
Becky Condit
Mar 23, 2014 Becky Condit rated it really liked it
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Serena Yates
Mar 30, 2014 Serena Yates rated it liked it
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The idea of having people exchange letters to get to know each other has a certain ring to it, especially now that e-mails are much more the norm. But in this case, with soldiers in a war zone looking for pen pals, letters make some sense. After all, Afghanistan and other remote areas are not exactly likely to have WiFi!

Bailey, lonely and a little bored with his life, is the one who takes the initiative in this case. Using a web site to find a potential pen pal (an idea which I really hope exist
Inked Reads
Aug 01, 2014 Inked Reads rated it it was amazing
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Letters to a War Zone.
I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads.

Lucy Felthouse did a fantastic job of creating a story line that was so heartfelt. I loved her characters, Bailey and Nick.

I thought she did a great job of describing Bailey's lack of interest in what his life had become. I also loved that she used the old pen pals system as a way that the characters connected. I wish she developed Nick a little more, but his character was developed enough for the story
Jul 01, 2014 Phuong rated it really liked it
I really liked reading Letters to a War Zone by Lucy Felthouse since I'm a huge fan of m/m stories and even better that one of the hero is a military man. The author did a great job with developing the characters of Bailey and Nick and letting them along with the readers learn more about them through the letters. We got to basically see the essence of who they are and what they are feeling; Bailey is dissatisfied with his boring life while Nick is isolated in Afghanistan serving in the military. ...more
Lovebites Andsilk
Bailey and Nick have been exchanging letters for a while and they develop an easy going friendship based on mutual respect and interest. When Bailey decides to take a a well-deserved holiday, he finds out that Nick is on his way back to England on a R&R break. The two arrange to meet up for the first time.

Although this is a short story, I enjoyed the easy going way in which Bailey's and Nick's relationship build up. By the time they actually met in person it was as if they'd know each other
Susan Foulkes
Apr 03, 2014 Susan Foulkes rated it it was amazing
This is a very sweet, gentle love story...but with a difference.
The two protagonists are both gay men and one is a soldier serving abroad.

The way the relationship develops is reflected in the pace of the story, slow at first then gradually speeding up as the men get to know each other better.

The men are easy characters to like and, from their physical descriptions, rather tasty in the looks department!
I, for one, would love to know what happens next.

And I hope that the scheme whereby they met ex
Ndulgent Bloggers
May 30, 2014 Ndulgent Bloggers rated it liked it
Bored and kind of lonely Bailey decides to join a site that matches up soldiers with civilians. After penning his first letter Bailey isn't expecting much but is pleasantly surprised by the reply he gets from Nick. After a few months and a few letters of encouragement from Nick, Bailey has booked his first vacation in forever...the only problem is that Nick will be coming home then and Bailey hates the thought of missing seeing then man that jumped started his life again.

Quick, heartwarming rea
Heather  book whore & shifter slut extrordinaire
This was another excellent read from Lucy Felthouse! This was her first M-M book that I have read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Although this book is erotic in details (HAWT!) it was also quite sweet and sensitive and detailed a tentative friendship between two men that began as pen-pals in a "Write the Troops" program.

Both men were interesting and each had a different outlook on life. Knowing each other changed both for the better and I would definitely be interested in peeking into their lives
Dec 22, 2014 Steff rated it really liked it
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I loved the story and the plot. The characters personalities were fantastic they really pulled me in. Being picky the only issue I had was wishing there was more correspondence between the soldiers and having more meat but with it being a short story this would have been difficult to accomplish.
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Aug 13, 2014 Alison rated it liked it
short and sweet... any chance of getting a short story on the holiday???
Karen S
Jan 14, 2016 Karen S rated it it was amazing
An amazing, heartfelt short story which made me smile and hope that this really happens. Bailey is stuck in a rut, work and a boring home life. On a whim, he joins a group that sends letters to armed forces personnel based abroad. His 'pen-pal' is Nick and Bailey isn't quite sure what to expect after he sends his first letter. Nick writes back and Bailey senses something in the reply and sends a question back that could either be the start if something special or the end before it's even begun. ...more
May 25, 2014 Lucy rated it liked it
I liked this story of Bailey and Nick, an insurance broker and a soldier who meet via a website devoted to writing letters to soldiers. They are both likeable characters for the little we get to know them. I needed it to be a little more fleshed out to believe they might have a future together - it all goes really really quick!
Apr 29, 2015 Pixie rated it it was ok
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Just not long enough for the two to form a real connection. I expected to see much more content in the letters and a longer mail exchange before they met and hooked up.
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Lucy Felthouse is the award-winning author of erotic romance novels Stately Pleasures (named in the top 5 of’s 100 Modern Erotic Classics That You’ve Never Heard Of, and an Amazon bestseller) and Eyes Wide Open (winner of the Love Romances Café’s Best Ménage Book 2015 award, and an Amazon bestseller). Including novels, short stories and novellas, she has over 140 publications to he ...more
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