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Because of You by Jessica Scott
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Dec 13, 11

bookshelves: military, new-author, passionate, romance, sexy
Read from December 11 to 12, 2011

I really liked this book. Shane Garrison is a Sergeant First Class in the Army based at Ft. Hood, Texas. Jen St. James is a nurse and a cancer survivor. They meet at a bar in Killeen the night before Shane & his men are shipping out to Iraq. The attraction between the two is immediate & intense. But they don't act on it. Shane runs into Jen the next day when she is the nurse who checks him out to make sure he is healthy to be deployed. He's not. He pleads with Jen & against her better judgement she signs the paperwork for him to deploy. A few months later in Iraq Shane and several of his team are injured and returned to the States. Jen is one of the nurses assigned to take care of Shane.
Shane is all Army and it's killing him to be stuck in the hospital while his 'boys' are still downrange fighting. There is a side story involving a vindictive LT who has it in for Shane and his men and another side story involving one of Shane's boys who has lost a limb & is depressed. Shane will do just about anything for his boys. Jen has lost a breast and is terrified to let anyone know about it; much less see the scar. Her love for Shane helps him to get through his own anger and frustration at not being in Iraq and Shane's love for Jen helps her to realize her breasts are not what makes her the loving woman she is.
There are several great secondary characters. One of them, Carponti, Shane's friend & fellow sergeant is always cracking jokes at the most inappropriate times.
This is the first book in a trilogy written by Jessica Scott. Ms. Scott is career Army stationed at Ft. Hood. She has written a great contemporary military romance. I can not wait for the next books in the series.
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