Review: A Lover's Lament by BT Urruela & KL Grayson

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Synopsis:

In a matter of seconds my entire world changed, and it was in that moment that I stopped living and simply began to exist. 
In my grief, I sent a letter to the first boy I ever loved. I hoped in writing it I’d find some peace from the nightmare I was living, some solace in my anger.
I didn’t expect him to write back. I wasn’t prepared for his words, and I certainly wasn’t ready for the impact this soldier would have on my life. A deep-rooted hate transformed into friendship, and then molded into a love like I’d never known before. 
Sergeant Devin Ulysses Clay did what I couldn’t: he put the shattered pieces of my heart back together, restoring my faith in humanity and teaching me how to live again.
But now that I’m whole, I have a decision to make. Do I return to my life as I knew it and the fiancĂ© I left behind, or do I walk away from it all for the only man to ever break my heart? 
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I’ve been living in hell, but you won’t hear me complain. 
These men depend on me, as I do them, and this brotherhood is the only family I’ve ever known.
The Army saved me from a callous mother and a life on the wrong side of the tracks that was quickly spiraling out of control. So unlike most of the men in my platoon, going home wasn’t something I longed for. 
I was content overseas, spending my days defending this country that gave me my life back. Fighting became my new normal … until her. 
A letter from Katie Devora—a letter that I almost didn’t open. Her words put a fire back inside of me that I didn’t know I’d lost. She gave me hope during a time when I was fighting every day just to stay alive, and now it’s time I fight for her.



My Review:
I am a sucker for second-chance-romance novels, I really am. From the very first chapter, I was hooked. The love between the two characters was obvious and it immediately had the reader rooting for them. I loved getting their whole back story- how they met, how they formed such a close friendship and how the inevitably ended up falling in love with one another just to have life get in the way- again. It made me feel very close to the characters and look forward to the moment in which their paths crossed again.

This book gave me a look into what life is like in the military. It didn't sugarcoat and it never held back. There was an authenticity in it that made it such an amazing read.  This book honestly reminded me of all the reasons for which I love military related books. It was extremely emotional but it was every bit as eye opening. Something that I loved about this book was it's playlist. The songs fit into the story so perfectly that you'd think they were made for this book. They explained what was happening in certain scenes perfectly.


Even though ALL was written by two authors- the reader would never know. This was BT Urruela's first book and honestly, there was not one moment I could tell. I loved his writing style and how descriptive he was without being too-descriptive. He wasn't afraid to tell it like it is and open the readers eyes to the absolute horror that our soldiers have to go through and witness every day. It opened the readers eyes to the sacrifices they make to defend our country and it just makes us appreciate them and their service even more. A Lover's Lament was an amazing read and I honestly cannot wait to see what the future has in store for these two authors. I look forward to reading more from both.

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