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All For You

(Coming Home #4)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  676 ratings  ·  204 reviews
Sergeant Reza Iaconelli joined the army to make something of his life. On the surface, Reza is the perfect soldier, a warrior god who men follow anywhere. But beneath the uniform is a jaded soldier, worn down by the war.

After a disastrous relationship, Army Captain Emily Lindberg donned the uniform, searching for a purpose in a life she'd nearly surrendered control of. Sh
Paperback, 336 pages
Published November 25th 2014 by Grand Central Publishing (first published January 1st 2014)
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Michele Rene
This is my first romance about the military. I really loved it. The story line was great. It gives you a good look at what some of our soldiers go through when they get back from war. My heart goes out to them, their families and doctors.

Thank you to Goodreads Giveaways for letting me win an autograph copy!
Feb 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars!!!

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This is the first book that I have read by Jessica Scott and though for me it started off a bit slow I ended up enjoying it.

I have only read a few books that were based on the lives of military personnel but I have to say All For You really gave me a true sense of how challenging their lives are. Things that happen “behind” closed doors can sometimes be painful, shameful and just plain wrong.

Reza ~ I have to be honest. In the beginning I wasn’t sure what to think about Sergeant R
Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
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This really was a fantastic read. I have had this book for years but for some reason never picked it up until now. Let me tell you that this was a big mistake. Huge mistake. This book was really good and made me think. It made me feel which is always a good thing. I think that I had expected this book to be a more typical military romance before reading it but I was completely wrong. I am really glad that I took the time to read this
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

5 ‘edgy but poignant, agonizing but hopeful’ stars!

The thing I love most about Jessica Scott’s stories is the humanity of them. The behind the scenes graphic, candid look at how the survivors of war – and in this case I mean the soldiers – deal with their emotional and physical scars. And further testament to her ability to tell a tale is that she can show us all this without making statements of political correctness. Whether war is right or wrong, good or evil…

All For You is gut wrenching, he
Oct 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the second book I’ve read by Jessica Scott and I’m impressed by her beautiful and realistic portrayal of romance. I felt an emotional connection to these characters and their story, and rooted for their happy ending!

Captain Emily Lindberg left the privileged life she led in Cape Code to be a therapist in the army in hopes of making a difference in the lives of soldiers damaged emotionally by wars. But joining the army has proved to be more of a challenge that she thought. To help at ris

Captain Emily Lindberg is the psychologist at Fort Hood. Emily went against what her family wanted and left behind a life of privilege, so she could make a difference by devoting her life to soldiers who are in desperate need of care. She recently moved to Fort Hood because it was the place considered most in need of psychiatric services, due to the highest active-duty suicide rate in the army. But the soldiers needing care was relentless. Not to mention she has to deal with angry Commanders and
Before starting this book I wasn't sure I wanted to read about Reza, in the other books he came across as a selfish, insensitive, alcoholic douche and he is all of that but in this book I saw his human side, the guilt and responsibility he carried, the toll the war had taken on him.

The heroine Emily is new to the army and she has to put up with men being men but she wants to help people, even though most army-men want to avoid shrinks. Her parents do not understand her choices but Emily knows sh
I decided to give contemporaries another try, this time with a military romance. the author is in the military herself, deployed 2009, writes about the Iraq/Afghanistan war for NPR, PBS, and the NYT, and is currently getting her PhD in sociology. That is one heck of a resume! Clearly she really knows whereof she writes.

I don't know if this wasn't an awesome effort or if it was just me not being the right reader. What I couldn't get past was the heroine's voice and characterization. How could an
Originally posted on TheBook Nympho

I've looked forward to Reza's story since the second book where his life seemed to completely fall apart and it was well worth the wait.

The setup
Reza Iaconelli is an incredible leader, preparing the men in his division for deployment and keeping them safe once at war. But when he's not deployed, his excessive drinking is a problem. He's taken it upon himself to self manage his sobriety but Reza's private pain is sorely testing his resolve. When he crosses path
This has to be 5+ stars

Reza has a thin hold on his life. He is trying to make it through one sober day at a time. All he wants to do is keep his men safe; well that and try not to get chewed out by his commander. He is tired of the soldiers who are shirking their duty. One day when his grip on keeping it together is tenuous at best he is determined to go to the clinic and get the answers he needs. Dr. Emily Lindberg has never seen a minute of combat but that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t want to
Jan 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A story about a shrink and a wounded warrior where Ms Scott does not shrink from dealing with the true realities of life, army, war and the people who get caught up in between them.

The warrior who could face war, time and time again but could not bring himself to face the battle within him. Heartwarming because this book is not about superheroes but about people. People who are strong in some places and weak in others, like all of us.

As I get older I've come to realise that the world sells you
I somehow ended up skipping a book and so I read Reza’s story before Clair. I think it may have been subconsciously, because for some reason Reza Iaconelli struck a cord somewhere and I just couldn’t wait to get to his story.
I loved this book. I loved his character. Maybe because he is so flawed but still so strong. Reza was one of my favourite characters in this whole series. All of the guys are great, but he has my soft spot.

I loved Emily as well. I liked how even though she’s a shrink she s
Michelle [Helen Geek]
02/19/2014 --

Overall Rating = 5 Stars [deserves so much more]
Book Cover / Book Blurb / Book Title = 5 / 3 / 1 = 3 Stars
Writer’s Voice = Off the Charts Stars
Character Development = 5 Stars
Story Appreciation = 5 Stars
Worth the Chili = 5 Stars -- [$2.99 on Amazon]
Smexy [HEAT] Rating = Moderate
289 pages

THIS IS AN IMPORTANT STORY hidden in a romance. I hope it finds its' way to you.

Ms. Scott has done it again. She has ripped my heart out and then given me hope. This book holds an important message an
This book did an excellent job of addressing the issues of suicide and PTSD in the military. It is a difficult read in that regard. I respected the two main characters immensely... they both have their hearts in the right place because they both want what's best for the soldiers they work with. There are definitely no easy answers or cures to the emotional damage our men and women face after returning home from deployments.
Having said that... this heavy topic seemed to overshadow the romance po
Kate Sherwood
Another book that I was really excited about at the start, and then found disappointing.

I LOVED it that there was a real, substantive conflict between the hero and heroine. They're on different sides of a serious issue. And I love damaged heroes.

And there are some good scenes, some painful conversations.

But overall, I got tired of the coincidences (the two just HAPPEN to run into each other ALL THE TIME, even when they're off doing things in totally remote places), found the conversations repeti
Jan 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Captain Emily Lindberg comes from a family of privilege. Like both of her parents, she is a psychologist. Unlike them she doesn’t want to listen to other people of affluence spout their problems, instead she chooses to join the Army in hopes to make a real difference. After the first few months of Fort Hood’s newest head doc, she’s still trying to adjust to life in the armed forces. Following an encounter with Sergeant First Class Reza Iaconelli, she looks to him to teach her the ways of the com ...more
This was a tough book to read. The subject matter is dark and deals with something none of us what to think about - military suicide. While Scott's other books took a look at some of the darker sides of our military forces, I think this was by far the most heavy.

I was left feeling a bit sad and morose at the end. Kudos to Scott for tackling some of the things others don't want to talk about.

Though the story was dark, it didn't disappoint.
Feb 01, 2016 rated it liked it
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Favorite Quote: “I’m tired of losing our brothers to an enemy we can’t see.”

Sergeant First Class Reza Iaconelli is back home and fighting his hardest battle to date; his alcoholism. All he wants is to take care of his platoon, ready them for the next deployment, and try and stay sober. When one of his men is sent to rehab, Reza is angry that resources needed elsewhere are being wasted on this soldier when the solution is obvious–discha
Feb 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So much emotion within these pages. I loved it.

Sergeant First Class Reza Iaconelli lives with the everyday stress of commanding men, training soldiers to survive in combat, and dealing with officers who don’t seem to give a rat’s ass about the men but only promotions and looking good in reviews. In addition to the everyday stress, Reza battles the demons from his past, from his multiple deployments, and the sense of failure that haunts him as he comes to realize he may be losing the battle on t
Jan 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received All For You in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Jessica Scott has yet to disappoint me with any of the books she has written in this series. I’m not sure if it’s her writing, or the fact that I am getting to know the characters or if it’s just the continuity of the series itself, but these books continue to get better and better. Obviously, All For You drilled that point home.

This is the 4th installment of the Coming Home series and the characters that were front and center wer
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
Author Jessica Scott has a flare for putting her readers right in the middle of army life, whether it be in the middle of a firefight, or on-base dealing with the aftermath.

Sergeant First Class Reza Iaconelli's life is the army. Preparing his men and women for what's ahead, shipping out with them, and leading them through the sand. His only problem with deployments though, withdrawal. Reza is an alcoholic. But after being grounded and confronted by his superior; either sober up for good or be d
Jan 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had the opportunity to read All For You in advance. This was so brilliantly written that I am still pondering through all of the emotions I felt long after reading this story. All For You is a definite must read. You will feel emotions on every level, for every character and guaranteed, you will cry and as well, you will find yourself chuckling in parts. The dialogue between the characters is superbly written. Jessica implemented balance to offset the bitterness, the trauma of PTSD by adding h ...more
Marta Cox
Jan 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My first book by this author as I'm trying to become a more informed reader and not just a lover of paranormal romance. I've seen this authors work recommended and thought I'd give her a go and I'm so pleased that I dd. This is clearly aimed at contemporary romance readers but should appeal to those who enjoy a military romance as well. Although for me it was a book full of hope.
Reza is an alcoholic or should I say functioning alcoholic? He's a man savaged by his own inner demons and escapes by
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Sarah's Review:
Thanks to Jessica Scott and Netgalley for providing an ARC for this great story! I am addicted to this series and I can't wait for more. There is something about the Coming Home series that I love. The biggest thing is that Ms. Scott tackles real issues that impact or affect our returning soldiers.

We met Reza in "Until There Was You" since he is Claire's friend. I know Reza has been mentioned in other book because Garrison and Carponti don't like him. I was glad that I was able t
Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another very emotional story from Jessica Scott. I knew Reza's story would be a roller coaster ride with my emotions.

I was lucky enough to be approved for a review copy from NetGalley thanks to the publisher. I'm a huge fan of Jessica Scott's and couldn't wait to read All For You.

Let me put this out there right now. This is a very hard book to read. It deals with suicide, alcoholism, drug abuse, and even hazing. I knew Reza's book would be a tough one before I ever started it, but have wanted h
Wendy Marcus
Dec 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the gritty honesty of this book.
Some stories stay with you long after you read them and this will be one of them. Not because this is an incredible romance, though in ways it is that, but because it is more than a romance- so much more. I love this series very much and in part is is because the characters and their situations resonate as the real deal with me. This is fictional, but the circumstances are true in some situations. I grew up military and I listened to my parents talk so I know. In my mom's command, she dealt with ...more
Michel Reinhard (Saucy Southern Readers)

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I cannot praise the Coming Home series by Jessica Scott enough. This series is an honest outlook at military life, those who chose the military as lifetime careers, the ramifications this career will have on their own personal being, how their professional and personal lives are affected by their choices and how love is the strength that holds these courageous men and women together. Each and every book has been outstanding and has featured different aspects of military life. The writing is
Nov 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.5/5 stars

I have read several books that involve the military and Jessica Scott's books are by far some of the most realistic and powerful that I've read. She knows her content, having served herself in the US Army. This installment of the Coming Home series was incredibly difficult to read, as it really touched on some very sensitive topics that very dear friends of mine have lived through. I have heard their stories and seen their pain, but I will never know what it feels like to witness the
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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)
  • Back to You (Coming Home #2)
  • Carry Me Home (Coming Home #3)
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“What’s on your mind, doc?” he asked as he flashed his ID at the staff duty sergeant.
“Just wondering why the driver didn’t make conversation,” she said after a moment, following him down the hallway and trying not to feel like she was rushing to keep up.
“We don’t take warm showers together, if that’s what you’re asking.”
Emily laughed quietly. “Was that a line from Heartbreak Ridge?”
“You didn’t strike me as a war movie kind of girl.” Reza stopped short, studying her. “Are you honestly telling me you’ve watched that movie?”
Heat crept up her neck. “Before I signed up for the army, I needed to know what I was getting myself in for. I watched every war movie I could find.”
Reza simply stared at her, his dark eyes glittering. She was sure he was laughing at her. “You know those were Marines in Heartbreak Ridge, right?”
“Of course.”
He cracked the barest grin. She supposed it was better than yelling at her, so there was that.”
“I swear, one range fire and you’ve turned into a timid little baby kitten afraid of his own shadow.”
Reza swore under his breath, wishing Emily wasn’t standing right there watching Teague show his ass—figuratively, of course. He wondered how long it would be before Teague tried to hit on her.
The thought made Reza’s spine stiffen as he glanced over at her.
Emily raised both eyebrows, her lips twitching. “Range fire?”
Heat crawled up Reza’s neck, along with a strong desire to throttle Ben Teague. “I may or may not have been involved in an accident involving a small fire here at Fort Hood.”
“Ha,” Teague snorted and grabbed his helmet. “He burned down three hundred acres of training area last year.”
“It was an accident,” Reza snarled.”
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