- File Size: 3753 KB
- Print Length: 224 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Sherman Hills Press (April 14, 2014)
- Publication Date: April 14, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00JPEA7RI
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,612,836 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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“Ariela and Dylan will both learn that love is worth everything, the risk of pain, and more than a job you love. In Love and War is a beautifully written story that also gives us another perspective of sorts to the War.” --Harlequin Junkie--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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Mills has a way of telling a story that flows from page to page, and making us care about characters that are so very likeable. In Love and War is definitely no exception, and despite my expectations of Mills, now that I've read her three times, she's come through in every sense of the word. Through Ariela, we see a determined woman who's fearful of losing herself to love, and through Dylan we experience the darker side of journalism that often bring its realities too close to home. Mixed in is a love story that warms the soul and reminds us that, yes, some people just belong together. Ariela and Dylan don't always take the easy course, but it's one that will keep you wanting to read more. For a book, there can't be anything better than that.
So, without giving away spoilers, I can say this: In Love and War is a warm read. One that starts with Mills' famed meet-cute and ends in a satisfying way that only this particular author can deliver.
When lovely interior decorator Ariela Perrine is run down and concussed by a wild bicyclist, handsome Dylan Bond picks her up and ships her to the emergency room. Their initial attraction deepens, until Ariela discovers Dylan isn't quite ready to give up his job covering dangerous topics in chaotic Iraq. Although she manages to get past his last, almost fatal journalistic foray, she isn't sure she wants to wait long enough to find out if he returns in one piece from a humanitarian incursion. Can Ariela overcome the tragedy of her past and support the man she loves?
Descriptions of conditions inside the imploding pressure-cooker of Iraq and its warring cultures are realistic, as are the emotions of those left behind, but Mills' perfect touch of humor, helped along by Max the dog, keeps this novel from becoming overly serious.
Instantly attracted to Dylan's piercing blue eyes, Ariela wants to know this man better because he makes her heart flutter. On their first date, Ariela discovers that Dylan is a war journalist whose assignments regularly take him into Iraq. Mills, with her consummate storytelling voice, realistically portrays Ariela's struggles as she tries to figure out if she has the inner strength to be with a man whose job is potentially deadly. Through creative plot twists, the author shows Dylan's attempts to allay Ariela's fears regarding his journalistic career. The romantic tension between Ariela and Dylan builds at a nice pace as they create a meaningful relationship, making their bedroom play sweet and romantic.
Perfectly balancing Ariela and Dylan growing relationship with Dylan's dangerous trips to Iraq, In Love and War is a well-crafted page-turner that will keep you engaged for the entire book.
I received an eBook copy from the publisher for purpose of an honest review for The Jeep Diva. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Well, OMG, then one comes along that demands six stars...or maybe seven, and In Love and War is one such. Tara Mills has outdone herself. She had me in tears at times, laughing my head off at times, and just plain not wanting the story to end, ever, all the time. There is darkness in here, and grit, but such, unfortunately, are the stuff of life. However, while delivering `real life' Ms. Mills is careful to bring us back, to recall those beautiful moments that make the dark parts bearable for all of us. Not only do I give this book and it's author five (6? 7?), well-deserved stars, I'm also cheering her on, because she is an excellent author. VERY well done!
This reviewer received an ARC from the author in return for an honest review, which is given as a professional courtesy and without monetary compensation.