Sergeant First Class Shane Garrison has spent a year recovering from his combat injuries. A year spent in the arms of the woman of his dreams. But loving Jen comes with a price: every time he touches her, he faces the uncertain fear that loving her might mean losing her forever.
Jen is a breast cancer survivor and with Shane, she’s found a man who loves her despite her scars. But her scars may be too much for their love to survive.
As their love grows, so does the risk to Jen’s life. And Shane must make the toughest decision any man can make to save the woman he loves.
Shane loves Jen and he’s concerned for her. I get that, I really do, but when he makes an appointment to get a vasectomy without even telling her – for her own good – that’s just an asshat move in my book. I get that he doesn’t want her cancer to come back, and he certainly doesn’t want to have her choose between her own life and the baby’s life if the breast cancer comes back while she’s pregnant, but doing something that HUGE without consulting it effects directly doesn’t sit well with me.
Shane can’t lose Jen, he just can’t but like any man he’s too afraid to just sit down wither and tell her how he feels about them having kids together. Jen is an intelligent woman and though she may not like it she would have gladly sat and talked to Shane about his concerns. Instead he goes behind her back and when Jen finds the paperwork before the surgery is done she’s royally pissed – and hurt – that he never said anything.
The story is a good one. I didn’t care for Shane as much in this book as I did in Because of You because of his actions. To me his actions screamed that he felt Jen wasn’t emotionally strong enough to handle the conversation with him and that was just so wrong. It certainly made me doubt, for a time, whether these two people should be together at all. That being said things worked out in the end. Jen saw Shane’s point of view (we can adopt as many kids as you want, Jen, that way you’ll be safe) and they worked it out. I still have my reservations about the couple but the story was good and it was nice to see a kind of “day in the life” of a couple we had already gotten to know.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5