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After the War (Homefront #2)

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The second book in the emotional new Homefront series from USA Today Bestselling author Jessica Scott

A terrible loss…

Captain Sarah Anders lost her husband to the Iraq war and has nearly lost the career she loves. Sent to Fort Hood, she only wants to do her job and take care of the daughter she’s raising on her own. She never counted on running straight into a memory she’d
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Paperback, 350 pages
Published May 5th 2015 by Jessica Scott (first published May 2nd 2015)
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Claire Robinson
Mar 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shit-hot-series
4 - "I'm glad you came home." Stars!

After the War is the second book in Jessica Scott’s Homefront series, whereas book one, entertained but didn’t really blow me away, Sarah and Sean’s story pulled me in, and gradually turned me into a blubbering mess, as it progressed.

Funny how a decade at war changed everything.

I get a perverse pleasure when a book evokes such a strong emotional reaction from me, as it happens very rarely nowadays. This couple, their past, the potential for their future and ev
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♥Rachel♥
Mar 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Captain Sarah Anders never counted on being a single mother, but being in the Army she understood the risk when she married a soldier. But before she married, there was another man in her life, one she’s tried and failed to forget, Captain Sean Nichols. Now years later when an injury brings her back to the States, serving at Fort Hood, Sarah is face to face with the man that broke her heart. Can they put the past behind each other and work together peacefully or even better (IMO) have a second c ...more
Sophia
A Demand too dear and a cost too high...it is war and what comes after. I don't know what to make of this story. I loved it and it broke my heart. Decisions were made, sacrifices were made and there was so much loss as a result. Was it worth it? These two think it was. Oh the costs that some folk pay...

There is love and there is happiness, but it is tempered after the hard road it took to get there. This was not easy and the rose-colored glasses are no where in sight for the reader to view this
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Jen
May 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Check out my full review on Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous.

Note: This ARC was provided by Rock Star Lit PR in exchange for an honest review.

After the War is the second novel in the Homefront series by bestselling author Jessica Scott and is a contemporary military and second chance romance. Jessica Scott has an undeniable gift of creating something beautiful out of the terrible circumstances that war can bring about. Her knowledge of the military brings a sense of realism to her stories and her ch
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Diana
Mar 28, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: rftc, arc
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Whenever I see a book by Jessica Scott I jump at the chance to read it. I’ve read many of her books and have really enjoyed them. “After the War” is the second book in the Home Front Series. Just like the previous book “ Homefront” deals with the life of soldiers and the way their lives and their families lives have been affected by the army and combat.

In true Jessica Scott fashion, she presents very complex and multi-layered characters. H
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Escape Reality with Books
May 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If you are ever wanting to read a realistic, emotional, heartbreaking, steamy military romance, then I implore you to go no further than Jessica Scott’s books. Her books have all of these elements and more.

After the War is about two Army Captains who were former lovers and are brought back into each other’s lives when they are both based in Fort Hood, Texas and are required to work on an investigation together. Their previous relationship was filled with hurt and anger which both are still holdi
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Philomena Callan Cheekypee
May 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in this series and the second book I've read by this author. I absolutely loved this story.

This is a story about second chances. It's a story of the repercussions of war. It's Sean and Sarah's story. Sean and Sarah thought they'd never see one another again. When they did they were both shocked. Can they get past their past and move on?

Like book one this author was able to pull big fat tears out of me. It's a brilliantly written emotional story that pulled on my heart st
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Pat
Apr 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Emotional, heartrending and honest! Full review will be posted closer to release day.
Sheryl
Mar 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another brilliant addition to this series, but one that was so, so hard to read... Jeez, the FEELS!!!!
Christa
May 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook-arc
I enjoyed this story between main characters Sarah Anders and Sean Nichols. They were both great characters, each with lots of baggage. This second chance at love story captured my interest right away and kept me engrossed. The inclusion of Sarah's cute little daughter added some entertainment and cuteness to the story. I really liked this one!
Lustful Literature
May 13, 2015 rated it really liked it


Beth's 4.5 Star Review

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Sarah Anders has many scars, the physical and emotional ones from war, but also the emotional ones of losing her husband to war. She has always wanted to be a solider, it was the one thing she was always good at but many years ago it cost her the love and life her and Sean shared, but she moved on and fell in love with Jack, a man who loved her for who she was, a soldier. Sarah never wanted or planned on having a family but found herself without her husband, on her own
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Michel Reinhard (Smut Book Junkie Reviews)
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*** 6 Star Review ***

After The War by Jessica Scott is the second book in her new Homefront Series.

After The War is Jessica Scott’s best book to date. It was a powerful and emotional book that was obviously a very personal look into the person Jessica Scott is. Jessica poured a lot of herself into this novel and gave the readers a real look at the hardships of being a female officer, a mother, and a woman. The difficulties of combining a military career and family life are hard enough but add b
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Christi Snow
Apr 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
My Review:
Nobody writes military romance like Jessica Scott, and that holds true in this latest installment of her military series set at Fort Hood, Texas.

This book is about former lovers, Sarah and Sean, but they broke up because Sean wanted Sarah to get out of the military and just be a military wife and mother...something Sarah never wanted. So they broke up and haven't seen one another again. The book takes place 9 years later. In the meantime, Sarah got married, lost her husband in the war
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Jessica
May 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult, reviewed
Being a big fan of Jessica Scott's military romances, I knew I would have to give this one a go. I love second chance romances, so it was a no brainer I had to read it. The romance in this one takes a back seat to the actual storyline though. This didn't bother me because I was so engrossed in what was happening and seeing Sean and Sarah deal with the aftermath of a fight between soldiers. Still, what we do get of Sarah and Sean is really well done and I liked the slow building nature of their r ...more
Nicola
May 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
The second book in Jessica Scott's Homefront series, After the War is an engaging read with a storyline that goes beyond romance. Life in the army is often glamourised and to be presented with serving officers and the situations they have encountered and continue to face, was quite humbling; running parallel to this second-chance love-story is one that makes you realise just what these men and women sacrifice.

"Sean Nichols was nothing more than a bad memory. One she was determined to leave exac
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Kame
Life goes on after you say goodbye to a love.

Sean can not believe the only woman he has ever loved, the one who said "No" when he proposed is the widow of the buddy he watched die in Iraq.

I have a lot of emotions about Sean. As with many of Jessica Scott's heroes he has an unwavering dedication to his soldiers, and if possible even a stronger bond with the men who helped him through what he considers his darkest hour. He was immature and narrow minded when he was with Sarah, and it is something
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Heather
Apr 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Once again, Jessica Scott has written a very emotionally charged drama featuring our military heroes. This is the second book in a series but it can be read a stand-alone novel. However, if you have read the books from the Coming Home series, you will recognize some familiar secondary characters.
Having served in Iraq herself, Scott knows first hand many of the problems that her characters face as they transition home or even as they get ready to deploy again. In this novel, Captain Sarah Anders
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Susan  Owensby
May 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: some-fave-books
This is the first book by author Jessica Scott that I have read. I was not disappointed in the least. As a lover of Military Romance this was a refreshing change getting the view point of a woman that had been to war, been injured and lost her husband.

Sarah is left widowed and raising her child as a single parent while in the military. She has no family to help her and finds her self overwhelmed at times. I love how strong she is and how much she loves her little girl and does not give up.

Now S
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Carol-Ann
May 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Love every book I have read of jessica Scott beautifully written and created straight from the heart very heartwarming and emotional. Loved the character's of captain Sarah Anders who had lost her husband to the Iraq war and was left a single mum which was her priority and her career, But just round the corner was her lost love Captain Sean Nichols loved there chemistry and a love that was lost and found once again he had changed his views about her career this time around! A story that definite ...more
Bette Hansen
Mar 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
WOW! This one touched me in so many ways I don't know where to start. There are several stories going on in this one, each one special and unique. It's a touching reunion story between the H/h, Sarah and Sean, but the rekindling of their feelings for each other brings along feelings of guilt and great loss. This series sheds light on what our soldiers face once they return from war, and how difficult it can be dealing with day to day life while serving in the military. This is a fantastic story ...more
Steamywindows♥♫
Excellent. This story explores what can happen if you get a second chance at a relationship you thought was gone forever...loved it.
Talltree
Apr 06, 2015 marked it as no-dnf-zzz-avoid
DNF...meh
Lisa Zeigler
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
I feel very fortunate to have received a copy of this book for a review. I have read some of the books in Ms. Scott’s Coming Home series and enjoyed each one. It was good to see Claire and Evan again and their happy news. Ms. Scott is adept at crafting plot lines, building a trail to follow with some suspenseful situations, and describing the characters. I could visualize just what was going on in a scene and could feel the emotions of the characters.

Ms. Scott doesn’t give us a sugarcoated roman
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Amee
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jessica Scott has done it again. Real story, with pure emotion, well thought out characters and scenarios, and some hot moments too. It was interesting watching Sarah dig through the layers of what appeared to be simple to begin with. As we all know, I'm a sucker for HEA, and I got it.
ItsAboutTheBook
May 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: holly
Review can be read at It's About The Book

4.5 stars

This is a great novel about second chances and love found again. But it’s also a book that can be read on several levels. Jessica Scott is a writer that continues to best herself with every novel that she writes, and this one is by far my favorite. I just can’t wait for the next!

This is a very complex novel about people who have changed. Sometimes it’s because of events that happened to them during the war. Sometimes it’s because of meeting a
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Laurie
Jul 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Even if you hadn’t read Jessica Scott’s biography before you read After the War, you would be impressed with her level of knowledge and detail about the life of a soldier both on base and when they are downrange. But this is a life that she has lived and breathed for her entire adult life, in which she has had to make the most difficult decisions both as a soldier and a mother that we as civilians could not even fathom. This does everything to inform her books and give her readers a real view of ...more
Susan Sager
May 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received a gifted copy in exchange for a honest review.
Jessica Scott has a talent for taking a sensitive subject and making it both passionate and beautiful. Jessica's experience with the military has provided readers a way to connect both to her as well as the characters in the novel. You can relate to the hero and heroine. As you read the story these people in book become close to you as well. Your heart will break for those that suffer. You will want to weep at the successes of the heroine
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Darci Laffin
Jul 07, 2015 rated it liked it
This is the first book that I have read by Jessica Scott, and was given this book in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed this book, and thought there was a lot of “reality” and real emotions in it. Now, it’s the second in the Homefront series, so I was a little concerned that I might be lost seeing as I was jumping right into book 2 without ever reading the first one. I promise you, if you read this book without having read the first one, you will be just fine. From what I can tell, ...more
Dusti Dasilva
May 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was sent this ARC copy from the author for an honest review. This review is based off my opinion and my thoughts and at no time reflects that of other reviewers, readers, or bloggers.

This is the 2nd book in the series, and since I was able to review the first one I can say truthfully that while I loved this one, Gale still has my heart. I love how we get to see 2 different sides of the Military. The man’s side and the woman’s side. It gives us a new perspective on things.

So this book in a nuts
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books are love
May 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a real poignant emotional book that is wonderfully written and covers very emotional and delicate topics in a perfect way. We cover sensitive topics such as demons, stress after being in war, the demons left behind from a war zone, loss of loved ones and friends, allowing the guilt to take over and destroy and trying to find a way to live with our guilt and memories.

Sean has been in war many times and the last hurt him. Haunts him as he comes away scathed with guilt and loss. Kearney is
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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.

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