By Jane Harvey – Berrick
Release Date: October 1st, 2017
From the dusty plains of Afghanistan to the sleek corridors of the New York Times, journalist MJ Buckman seeks the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. What she doesn’t expect to find is a man who’s her complete opposite … and fits her perfectly.
Marine Sergeant Jackson Connor knows that relationships don’t work for men in the military. He’s living proof of that. But when a steely-eyed temptress in a flak jacket, who carries her moral cause in front of her, crosses his path, he’s furious, curious, and all kinds of in-lust.
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A grown-up love story about two people who aren’t looking for love, but realize how precious it is when they find it. They don’t play games and there are no stupid misunderstandings, just life standing in their way.
Can they compromise? And what does that look like in a modern relationship between two driven people?
Assignment Vs deployment.
They’re always traveling in different directions. What relationship can survive that?
Jane Harvey-Berrick has become on of my go to authors. When I open one of her novels I know I am not only going to get an emotional romance but I am also going to get a truthful and compassionate story about people dealing with unpleasant circumstances in life. Whether it is a soldier suffering from PTSD or a seventeen year old boy becoming a man in his turbulent world or a dare devil stuntman with showmanship in his blood or a convicted felon acclimating to the outside world after years in prison, there is one thing in common in all of these novels. Jane Harvey-Berrick captures the vulnerability as well as the strength of the human spirit in an imperfect world. The one idea or emotion her novels clearly illustrate is HOPE no matter what the life circumstances are. With all the tension in today’s world people have forgotten the very basic thing that makes us stand out as humans, the potential to make a better world because of HOPE.
Battle Scars is a bit different from most military romances. This is a story of two people becoming a couple when their lives are on very different paths. One is a career military officer and the other is a journalist traveling throughout the world in search of the next story. Both of their jobs are fueled by adrenaline. They can be in very dangerous situations at any given moment which makes their jobs unpredictable. Somewhere in the midst of their chaotic world they found one another. Their love for one another changed how they looked at their own lives as well as their careers. Their mutual respect and acceptance of one another’s chosen careers was the foundation of their future relationship. Their choices may not have always been theirs to make but they learned to compromise. What was most important was the knowledge of each other’s love.
Jane Harvey-Berrick not only showed how difficult “military” relationships can be, she also showed the strength of these relationships. I admired the honesty her words delivered.
Jane Harvey-Berrick has delivered another outstanding book that went beyond the usual romance novel!
I highly recommend reading Battle Scars by Jane Harvey-Berrick.
Jane is a writer of contemporary romance fiction, known for thoughtful stories, often touching on difficult subjects: disability (DANGEROUS TO KNOW & LOVE, SLAVE TO THE RHYTHM); mental illness (THE EDUCATION OF CAROLINE, SEMPER FI); life after prison (LIFERS); dyslexia (THE TRAVELING MAN, THE TRAVELING WOMAN).
She is also a campaigner for former military personnel to receive the support they need on leaving the services. She wrote the well-received play LATER, AFTER with former veteran Mike Speirs. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk1CyB8c0xA )