Tuesday, February 18, 2014

My Family's Heart Book Review & Tours Presents Not Another Soldier By Samantha Holt Blog Tour Stop

Title: Not Another Solider
Author: Samantha Holt
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Release Date: 17th January 2014


I’ve just buried my husband. I was going to divorce him and now he’s dead.

After five years as a military wife, Sienna is moving on. She’s keen to leave behind the misery of her marriage to Rob but for some reason the past won’t let her go. It doesn’t help that her closest friend, Nick, is also a soldier. 

Unfortunately Sienna is struggling to deny her attraction to the sexy marine, even knowing there can be no future in it. When the injured soldier admits he wants her just as badly, and has always wanted her, the fight to control her feelings becomes harder. 

And now she’s learning things about her late husband that surprise even her. When the secrets of Rob’s life come to light, Sienna finds herself involved with some very nasty people and Nick is determined to protect her, no matter what. 

As the danger grows to both her heart and her life, Sienna needs to decide if it was the army that was the problem or her late husband. Is Nick worth the heartache of being a military spouse again? And will he be able to protect her from the ring of drug dealers slowly closing in?


My Review

5 of 5 Not Another Soldier

Where to start this review.... I made the mistake of checking out some of the reviews first hand before reading it and I say MISTAKE because it received a lot of 1 or 2 stars and a lot of DNF. But I really liked the synopsis and I loved the cover so I went and stalked the author and found out the book was written from a British Military wife and then I understood why people were so pissed off because the British Military is different then the U.S. Military. The names and the branches are so different and with that in mind I started reading the book and loved it! I mean I really loved it. My heart broke because there was so much going on.

Sienna seems to have it all. She has a loving husband who is in the military and she has a best friend who is in the military with her husband. But behind closed doors Sienna is suffering from mental and physical abuse at the hands of her husband Rob. In public they give a good picture of a perfect couple but behind doors she is secretly planning on divorcing Rob. Then one morning she gets the knock on her door no military wife wants and she is told her husband is dead. 

At first Sienna feels nothing but guilt because she was going to divorce him but then she realizes she is free. She will no longer have to suffer from the abuse and can move on and start a fresh life. As she is mourning her husband she finds out that her husband was in some not so nice things and now she is in danger and there is only one person she can turn to and that is her best friend Nick. As she and Nick get closer though she is having second thoughts about being with him because he is still a military man but when he gets hurt she is there for him and she will have to decide if risking her heart is worth it.

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About the Author:

Samantha lives in a small village in England with her gorgeous twin girls and husband who is a trained bodyguard and ex-soldier (Yes, seriously!). She traditionally writes historical romances involving chivalrous knights and hot highlanders, but occasionally dabbles in contemporary romance. When she reluctantly leaves her computer, she enjoys exploring old ruins and indulging an early midlife crisis. Adrenaline filled suggestions for the bucket list are always welcome!

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  1. I am sure many will like this novel especially military spouses out there. Thank you for sharing the review. I like reading books especially during deployment. It makes mu forget the stress and make me believe and dream as well.

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  2. Thank you so much for such a great review and for sharing the post - Tonya

  3. Thanks so much for your wonderful review and for giving it a chance! In the final copy of the book, after feedback from betas, I added a little explanation as to the differences and it was tweaked the setting a tiny bit so it is clear it's from a British military wives POV. Whilst I knew things were different, I didn't know people would find this so off-putting. Thank you so much for your lovely review! It means a lot.