New Military Romance!
Hallowed Ground by Rebecca Yarros is
Author: Rebecca Yarros
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Imprint: Entangled Embrace
Genre: New Adult | Contemporary Romance | Military Romance
Characters: Ember Howard & Josh Walker
Release Date: January 25th 2016
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There are some debts you can’t repay.
Josh Walker is loyal, reckless, and every girl’s dream. But he only has eyes for December Howard, the girl he’s craved since his high school hockey days. Together they have survived grief, the military, distance, and time as they’ve fought for stolen weekends between his post at Ft. Rucker and her college at Vanderbilt. Now that Josh is a medevac pilot and Ember is headed toward graduation, they’re moving on—and in—together.
Ember never wanted the Army life, but loving Josh means accepting whatever the army dictates—even when that means saying goodbye as Josh heads to Afghanistan, a country that nearly killed him once before and that took her father. But filling their last days together with love, passion, and plans for their future doesn’t temper Ember’s fear, and if there’s one thing she’s learned from her father’s death, it’s that there are some obstacles even love can’t conquer.
Flight school is over.
This is war.
From Hallowed Ground by Rebecca Yarros:
I pushed my chair out and reached for her, lifting her tiny, curved frame into my lap. Her head tucked beneath my chin, and she curled into me, fitting right where she was always meant to be. My arms closed around her. “We have a month.”
“It’s not long enough.” Her fingers gripped my shirt like she could keep me here if she just held on tight enough. God, what I wouldn’t have given to stay with her.
“Forever isn’t long enough for us, December, but that’s what we’re going to have. You and I have never chosen the easy path. This is just another hurdle.” I rubbed my chin over her soft hair and tried to soak in every detail of holding her—the sweet way she smelled, the smooth texture of her skin beneath my hands.
She leaned back in my arms and cupped my face. “I can’t lose you.” Her voice broke, and tears pooled in her eyes.
I’d never hated myself more than I did in that moment. She’d made it through a nightmare no one should have to face, and I was about to ask her to chance that fire again. My breath hitched, barely passing the lump in my throat. “You won’t. It would take something a hell of a lot stronger than a war to keep me from you.”
I sealed that promise with a kiss, tasting her fear and desperation as she responded. She opened underneath me, and I fused my mouth to hers, surrendering to the heat between us to pull us through this moment. There was nothing hotter or sweeter in this world than kissing December, feeling her go soft and pliant.
We’d fought so fucking hard to get here, to be together. This wasn’t fair, and we both knew it. But we also both knew it didn’t matter. Fair wasn’t exactly in the U.S. Army vocabulary.
I retreated just enough to whisper against her lips, “I’ll come home. I swear it.”
VIEW THE Hallowed Ground TRAILER HERE:
*ARC provided by Publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review*
Heartbreaking, real, and utterly gut wrenching, Hallowed Ground takes readers through a caveat of emotions. It takes them on a journey through the heart, the mind, and the soul. It strips away the barriers and goes for the raw, the gritty, the real, true-to-life pain, heartache, and choices that we all sometimes have to make.
Ember and Josh have fought through so much to be together, but in this story, they go through even more. And by the thirty percent mark, author Rebecca Yarros had me in tears. I went through so many emotions, real honest-cry-fest worthy emotions, I felt stripped raw then patched right back up again.
Hallowed Ground is beautiful, tragic, and hopeful. The events in this story shake Josh and Ember to the very foundation of who they are and what they’ve become. Their insecurities come into play over the realities of war and their day-to-day living. Each one a constant reminder of how not only fragile life is, but also how deep our emotions run and how strong the bond of love can be.
I loved this book so much. It took me on an emotional roller-coaster, but every bit of it was worth it. Josh and Ember were worth it. More than.
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A signed set of Flight & Glory books
Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and lover of all things chocolate, coffee, and Paleo. In addition to being a mom, military wife, and blogger, she can never choose between Young Adult and New Adult fiction, so she writes both. She’s a graduate of Troy University, where she studied European history and English, but still holds out hope for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Her blog, The Only Girl Among Boys, has been voted the Top Military Mom Blog the last two years, and celebrates the complex issues surrounding the military life she adores.
When she’s not writing, she’s tying on hockey skates for her kids, or sneaking in some guitar time. She is madly in love with her army-aviator husband of eleven years. They finally can call Colorado home along with their gaggle of rambunctious kiddos and snoring English Bulldog.