He's always loved her...
First Sergeant Gale Sorren waited a war and half a lifetime for a chance to get stationed near the ex-wife who left him years ago. When he finally musters the courage to see her, the life he imagined she was living was nothing close to the reality.
My Views : For me the best stories is where you have a light smile throughout your reading that you can’t seem to erase from your face. That’s exactly what I felt reading ‘Homefront’. This is a story of getting back Lost Love, giving second chances, and dealing with hardship, overcoming obstacles and finally having your HEA. I had a wonderful time reading this one, so Big thanks to Jessica Scott for writing such a wonderful story.
Style of writing : Amazing …Jes ...more
Homefront by Jessica Scott caught my interest the minute I'd seen a fellow friend read it. Married to an American veteran myself, I've always gravitated towards military romance. Couple that with a second chance love story, an angsty sounding book blurb, and I didn't hesitate to sign up. I'm happily impressed!
Army First Sergeant Gale Sorren has served his country well. Multiple tours of duty, deployments into warzones has rendered him a somewhat broken man, suffering fr ...more
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Gale Sorren is a soldier returning from years of deployments overseas to serve at Fort Hood, Texas. His assignment places him near his ex-wife and 16 year old daughter for the first time since they divorced 15 years ago, and he is hoping to be there for his family in a way that he has never been able to be before – existing only with short visits.
Gale’s ex-wife Melanie has raised their daughter, Jamie on her own, and is struggling with the headstrong teenager. When Gale w ...more
Every book I have read so far by Jessica Scott has grabbed me from the beginning and kept me in its hold until the end. Homefront was no different in that it’s beginning grabbed me, but sadly its grip loosened as the book progressed, I was pulled back in towards the 70-75% mark, but there was a little too much going on in the middle for me, and it diluted the parts of the story that I wanted more depth and attention spent on. I would say now though th ...more
It was acceptance of being alone and sharing this man with the army. And the army was a demanding mistress.
Rarely do I get to read such a real story as this, Homefront is the first in its series and readers are going to need ...more
This was a brilliant read. I thoroughly enjoyed every word of it. I do love a good second chance story and this was a really good one. The author did a great job of portraying the characters as real and the storyline was believable.
I'm not gonna repe ...more
That being said, this book missed the mark for me. The reunion took place too quickly for my taste, Gale's "dark moment" didn't move me and the sub-plot frequently overshadowed the romance. Not a bad read, but certainly not as good as I'd expected.
Homefront is a story about second chances, it's about reconnecting with old loves, letti ...more
Homefront – oh where to start…(and no that’s not a bad thing)! This is the first book in Jessica Scott’s new series (also aptly named Homefront) and is a spin-off of her popular Coming Home series. I wanted to point this out up front, because a) if you haven’t read her coming home series, you need to high tail yourself to your nearest book dealer and purchase them and b) because you may encounter spoilers for couples in those books (so you have been ...more
As with most of the books this author writes she doesn’t pull any punches in showing us the darker side of military life. Each man or woman comes back with their demons and its up to them on how hard they are going to work on them or not. Its taken First Sergeant Gale S ...more
Jessica Scott always gets me with her military hero romances, and reading Homefront did not disappoint!
Gale Sorren has waited years to come home. His wife divorced him when their daughter was a baby, but he’s always wanted to get the chance to fix his broken family…to get a second chance. He was never expecting the amount of tension he would walk into when he finally connects with his family again.
Parts of this story absolutely broke my heart! Melanie ...more
Favorite Quote: She doesn’t have a lot of tolerance for stupidity and well, I’m an infantryman. I’ve got a lot of stupidity I’m still working out of my system.
First Sergeant Gale Sorren lost more than he gained when he joined the military. His wife divorced him and left, taking his daughter with her. But after fifteen years, he has a chance to make things right when he is finally stationed close to his family. Now all he he ...more
The truth was he was a better soldier than a husband or father, and he always had been. Hell, there was a reason why he worked so hard. He was good at the army. It wasn't a job to him. It was who he was. It was what he was good at. He knew how to lead soldiers, how to get their confidence up to be the first man in the stack.
As far as I'm concerned, Ms. Scott always manages to bring something different and interesting to the table. Of the many books she has written where soldiers come bac ...more
This is a powerful second chance romance starring First Sergeant Gale Sorren and his ex-wife, Melanie. Yes, I said ex-wife!
This book is so much more than a second chance romance; it the rebuilding of a family. Yu see Gale (yes an unusual name for a man) and Mel have a daughter, a 15 year old daughter named Jamie.
Ms. Scott does a wonderful job at painting a portrait for the reader of a past gone wrong, of young love with all its naive notions a ...more
I feel like such a failure when I DNF a book. But there are just some books that you can see aren't going to work for you, no matter what happens. That's how I feel about this one.
Individually, the hero and the heroine were just fine. I liked them well enough, I suppose. But they were married, had a child and then divorced and I don't really enjoy stories about divorced couples getting back together. I don't know why. I guess all the excitement and the unkno ...more
What I love about Jessica Scott's writing is that she has a way of presenting a very realistic portrayal of the hardships faced for both returning veterans and their families but yet still give hope that there can be a HEA. Her stories have a realism that very few authors can accurately portray and still have a book that will have mass appeal.
Gale has spent the past 16 years trying to garner the courage to be the man that his ex-wife dese ...more
Although this is only a 3.5 star from me, it was really good!
(view spoiler)[ I really needed the Hero to buck-the-f-up. I mean it took over half the book for him to do so. Which in turn dragged it out. (hide spoiler)]
Love second-chance romance. Loved the characters connection. Their chemistry. Their Passion.
The main characters - to me - felt realistic. I could connect to them and feel. Which is freakin awesome, considering it takes ALOT to reel me into a story.. and stay til the end ...more
Homefront is another fabulous read by Jessica Scott that I am so glad I picked up. I am a huge sucker for second chance love romances and I really enjoy military romances so when Jessica Scott decided to put the two together, she’s got me hooked and wanting to read it. And after reading the blurb on this one I knew I had to add it to my TBR. Although I must say my full excitement about this book didn’t really come until I started to read the prologue. Just recently I pi ...more
Gale and Melanie were young parents when he received orders for his first deployment. After subsequent deployments and never being there for his wife or daughter, it was decided it would be best if they divorced. That was 14 years ago and at the present time it has been almost 3 years since they have seen each other. Melanie is shocked to see him back home, and he has been home for a couple of months! What?! You have a daughter that you haven’t seen for close to 3 years…you h ...more
I’m convinced Jessica Scott can do no wrong. This book was A-MAZING. I’ve read a few of Scott’s books so I should know by now what to expect but she always has a new trick up her sleeve. She always breaks my heart even though by now I should see it coming. I can’t help but feel for these characters. I constantly have to put her stories down and just breathe! Just like the previous books, once I started reading I could not stop and I qui ...more
I know going into a Jessica Scott novel at this point that it's going to be an emotional and sometimes very raw read for me. She knows what she's talking about in her books and that presents in an honest, pure way in her writing. And as a military spouse for 20 years, sometimes that can be a bit rough.
The first parts of this book left me in tears, because I could so relate to Melanie's pain about being alone to handle it all. It isn't easy for the spouse...and for Melanie, the heroine ...more
She's also written for the New York Times At War Blog, PBS Point of View Regarding War, and IAVA. ...more
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“None of your business, gramps,” the kid sneered.
Gale briefly wondered how long the prison sentence would be for throwing a sixteen-year-old walking hard-on down the stairs of his ex-wife’s house.”
Jamie cocked her head at him. “I’m not sure I can handle you talking to me about condoms and sex, Dad.”
Gale grinned at her smart-ass response. “You’re supposed to listen eagerly and promise that you will remain a virgin until your old man is cold in the ground. That’s how this father-daughter talk is supposed to go.”