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Carry Me Home

(Coming Home #3)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  869 ratings  ·  200 reviews
"There are books that need to be written in order to explain important moments in our history. ‘Carry Me Home’ is one of those books" 
~ Stacey | Absorbed in a Book

"Jessica Scott should be on every reader's list."  ~ Brenda Novak New York Times Bestselling Author

Claire Montoya has never met a rule that wasn’t meant to be broken. Being in a woman in the Army means she has to
Kindle Edition, 3, 230 pages
Published October 8th 2012 by Jessica Scott
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
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
Sep 04, 2012 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
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Aug 01, 2012 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
Nov 25, 2011 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
Aug 07, 2012 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
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 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
Mar 02, 2012 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
Anne OK
Nov 05, 2011 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.
Kristin Anders
Aug 28, 2012 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 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-galley
*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
Jaime Arkin
Aug 23, 2012 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
Daisy Sloan
Jul 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
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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
Sharon Tyler
Aug 31, 2012 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
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 individua
Aug 23, 2012 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
Sep 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
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 product. The a
Romancing the Book
Feb 17, 2014 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
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
Full Review posted on Book Lovin' Mamas

Evan is a character who needed to lighten up in the book, but once he's secret came out, I understood him better. The supporting characters in the story were not like the supporting characters in the first book.  Reza was getting on my nerves on what he was doing and then LT Engle who is in the story also, and she was hard to understand at first until the end when she had a secret as well. The Colonels in the story were scary. LOL. I felt compelled to stand
Aug 16, 2012 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
Yvonne (Fiction Books)
Oct 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
‘Evan and Claire share two crucial passions: their country and each other’.

A small warning, this book does contain scenes of a mild sexually explicit nature.

Although this book was a competition win and not a direct request for review, after researching Jessica’s background a little more, I was curious and intrigued enough to want to know just how this whirlwind manages to reconcile two such diverse and demanding careers, as well as raising a family

This is so much more than a sizzling, sexy and
Oct 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Originally published at Reading Reality

Not all scars are visible. And no one can be changed unless they want to change. Jessica Scott's Coming Home series isn't so much military romance per se as it is romance featuring men and women in the military or attached to the military and the struggles they face at re-integrating into civilian life.

The absolutely fantastic Because of You looked at the difficulties an ultra-responsible First Sergeant faced when he was forced away from his men due to a se
Sep 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Feisty red haired Claire believes you can bend some rules to get the job done. Then we have Evan Loehr, dubbed Captain America by Claire, who is by the book. A few years ago they shared a steamy kiss that neither of them has ever been able to forget, and ever since then, they find it hard to be in the same room with one another. Now, they face each other in the cold winter in Colorado, where they have been sent to prep a company, including a good friend of Claire’s, for deployment.

Evan has a ha
Sep 10, 2012 rated it really liked it

UNTIL THERE WAS YOU is the second book in Jessica Scott's Coming Home contemporary military romance series, but is completely a standalone-- which is great, since I had not read the first book (BECAUSE OF YOU) prior to receiving an eARC of this one! [That oversight is in the process of being remedied :D]

UNTIL THERE WAS YOU is the story of two headstrong, damaged characters discovering each other and finding the type of lasting love & connection neither believed possible. Despite the HEA, it
Avid Reader Amy's Reviews
Aug 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, contemporary
I received this book courtesy of the author in exchange for an honest review.

Scott brings military and romance together in this book. The main characters Evan and Claire have known each other for years. They are very attracted to each other but devoted to their work. So when they get together it is like two bulks colliding. As Claire's friend Reza points out they are two sides of the same coin but they let pride and rules stop them. Everything gets more complicated when the training exercise th
Vanessa theJeepDiva
Sep 17, 2012 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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Jessica Scott is an Iraq war veteran, an active duty army officer and the USA Today bestselling author of novels set in the heart of America’s Army. She is the mother of two daughters, three cats and three dogs, and wife to a retired NCO. She and her family are currently wherever the Army has sent her.

She's also written for the New York Times At War Blog, PBS Point of View Regarding War, and IAVA.

Other books in the series

Coming Home (8 books)
  • Because of You (Coming Home, #1)
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“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.”
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