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Multilevel love story
on June 25, 2011
Interesting book with different love stories:
1. Kelly and Tom
They had a crush on each other without telling when Tom was nineteen and Kelly was fifteen. She was the town's nice girl and hopelessly in love with him. He was the town's scandal and very much afraid that he couldn't refrain from seducing her and left therefore town to join the Navy. Meanwhile Tom is the head of the Troubleshooters, an elite unit within the Navy SEALS and Kelly a known pediatrician. After having been injured seriously during his last operation, Tom is supposed to take a month's leave and since he doesn't know where else to go he decides to go and visit his uncle in his hometown, only to face two serious problems: Kelly is back in town tending her terminally ill father and a terrorist seems to be running around town. Or is the terrorist just an illusion and a side effect of his head injury?
2. Joe, Charles and Cybele
Joe is Tom's uncle, Charles Kelly's father. This difficult love triangle takes us back to WW II and is a lesson in love, friendship and forgiveness. Wonderful story that nearly overshadowsTom and Kelly's love story.
3. Mallory and David
Mallory is Tom's niece who finds herself through her feelings for David. Also a very nice romance.
All of above people and their stories are somehow interwoven in this book. All of them carry their emotional baggages but finally find love.
Tom might be an alpha male but sometimes he acted in a really anti-alpha- male manner. His untypical emotional releases, incertitude and tears were beautifully elaborated within the romance of Tom and Kelly.
However, I would have preferred if the main focus of the book would have been on one of the three romances. The way it was handled in this book left me with the impression that the author offered a selection of romances to target different audience. This is a pity because this approach didn't give Brockmann the opportunity to develop and elaborate the different stories in detail.
In any case, an entertaining and interesting book, without being the classical military romance.