Because of You: A Loveswept Contemporary Military Romance [NOOK Book]

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From the war-torn streets of Baghdad to the bittersweet comforts of the home front, two wounded hearts navigate the battlefield of coming home from war in this explosive eBook original from newcomer Jessica Scott.
 
Keeping his men alive is all that matters to Sergeant First Class Shane Garrison. But meeting Jen St. James the night before his latest deployment makes Shane wonder if there’s more to life than war. He leaves for Iraq ...
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Because of You: A Loveswept Contemporary Military Romance

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Overview

From the war-torn streets of Baghdad to the bittersweet comforts of the home front, two wounded hearts navigate the battlefield of coming home from war in this explosive eBook original from newcomer Jessica Scott.
 
Keeping his men alive is all that matters to Sergeant First Class Shane Garrison. But meeting Jen St. James the night before his latest deployment makes Shane wonder if there’s more to life than war. He leaves for Iraq remembering a single kiss with a woman he’ll never see again—until a near fatal attack lands him back at home and in her care.
 
Jen has survived her own brush with death and endured its scars. And yet there’s a fire in Shane that makes Jen forget all about her past. He may be her patient, but when this warrior looks her in the eyes, she feels—for the first time in a long time—like a woman. Shane is too proud to ask for help, but for Jen, caring for him is more than a duty—it’s a need. And as Jen guides Shane through the fires of healing, she finds something she never expected—her deepest desire.

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: This Fierce Splendor, Spellbound, and Tender, Loving Cure. 
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345533869
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/14/2011
  • Series: Coming Home
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 12,113
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Jessica Scott is a career soldier with sixteen years of experience in the army. She has written for the New York Times At War blog and for the PBS Point of View Regarding War blog. Because of You is her first novel.
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  • Posted November 18, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    great

    This was a wonderful read I couldn't put down.i would totally recommend it

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2011

    Excellent read. Looks like this is part 1 of 2 or more...

    This book is very well-written by a career soldier. The story feels real as do the characters. Ms. Scott clearly either understands survivors' guilt by having lived it or she has done an outstanding job with her research.

    The back story about Trent looks like it will be just as good, and I can't wait to read it.

    A side note to those (like me) who find grammar and typos an aggravating distraction: Ms. Scott knows how to write, and she knows how to type.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    Tremendously good first novel

    I would classify this more as a military themed drama with romantic elements. Well written and emotional.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2011

    Recommended by NYT Best Selling Authors

    "Edgy and current-and a truly satisfying love story. Put this book, Jessica Scott's, BECAUSE OF YOU, on your "must read" list."
    New York Times Bestselling Author
    Suzanne Brockmann


    "Jessica Scott writes with a soldier's heart. Because Of You is touching, authentic and a fantastic read."
    New York Times Bestselling Author
    Cindy Gerard


    "Crackling with realism, sizzling with sexual tension, and pulsing with emotion, Jessica Scott has penned an unforgettable military romance that delivers heartache and hope on every page."
    New York Times Bestselling Author
    Roxanne St. Claire

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2012

    GREAT READ

    Enjoyed this book very much! Look forward to sequel

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2011

    WOW!

    I love this book. This was one of the most realistic looks at what wounded soldiers deal with when they return home. This was also a great love story.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 6, 2011

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    Awesome Debut Novel

    ***4.5 out of 5 stars***

    I love finding both new authors and new-to-me authors. I¿ve talked to Jessica Scott on twitter for a while and even got to meet her at RWA in Orlando in 2010 (ran into her at a book signing while in line together). When Jessica announced her book would be released in the revived Loveswept line, I knew I had to read this story. I pre-ordered Because of You for my kindle as soon as there was a release date.

    I absolutely loved Because of You! Both Jen and Shane are such strong characters. Jen is a breast cancer survivor who finally starts to feel like a woman again after meeting and kissing Shane. Shane has always put his men first, even about himself. He meets Jen the day before he and his men are scheduled to deploy to Iraq. They share one amazing kiss, that neither one is able to forget the other once Shane is deployed. When Shane is injured and sent home, Jen is one of the nurses who care for him daily. The attraction is still there after all this time, and only grows as they spend day after day together. Shane is one of those super strong men who don¿t like to rely on anyone. However, his injuries leave him no choice, and Jen is more than happy to care for him.

    Jen find herself getting stronger each day as she cares for Shane. She also starts to feel like a woman again for the first time since she first lost a breast to cancer. In fact, her battle helps her be able to help Shane move forward with his recovery. The attraction between Shane and Jen just gets stronger with each passing day, and they were so hot together when they finally gave into their attraction.

    Jessica Scott has an amazing voice and made it easy for me to feel both the pain and the joy from her characters. I loved so many of the characters from Because of You, but especially Jen's best friend Laura. We get to read all about Laura and her husband Trent in Jessica's next book.The second book in her Coming Home series, Back to You is set for release from Loveswept in February 2012, and I¿ll again pre-order as soon as it¿s available.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2011

    Great!!!

    This was a great read!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 24, 2012

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    What a wonderful, inspiring, love story! Though I have little kn

    What a wonderful, inspiring, love story! Though I have little knowledge
    or experience with military life, Ms. Scott had given me a glimpse of “a
    day in a life” of that world. This story is heart breaking but
    absolutely inspiring. Well respected Shane Garrison is the Infantry
    platoon sergeant. He is a true patriot who dedicated his life to the
    military and may have recently divorced due to that very reason. He is
    to be deployed for Iraq with plans to protect his men but in doing so;
    he will come back a different person. Unfortunately this war did not
    leave him unscathed physically or emotionally. With no one waiting or
    caring for him, no money or place to live, Shane falls in despair. But
    with a help of a nurse he’d met once, Shane will learn how to cope and
    live again. Jen St. James is scathed but not because of the war. She’s
    had major battles that caused her to be closed off to living her life. A
    divorcee with a history of mastectomy she truly has given up hope to
    having any relationship whatsoever. One night her friend succeeded and
    dragged her to go out to a going away party for the men and women to
    deploy for war. Bitter sweet but this night will change not only her
    life but the lives of the people she is with forever. I am in awe of how
    Shane and Jen had pulled through their trials in life. Surviving Cancer,
    injury from war and a broken marriage are hard situations to deal with
    but with the graces of having met each other, they manage to pull
    through. I broke into tears with as I read what happened in their past
    and present. As well as the situations with the side characters,
    Trent/Laura and Vic/Nikki. Marriage itself is always a work in progress
    and with war in the way, even harder to deal with. I would love to see
    more of what is to come of these couples living the life after a
    terrible experience with war. Ms. Scott did such a great job writing
    this story. I felt everything they felt, the emotions and situations
    were so real that I can’t believe this is a work for fiction. This book
    not only opened my eyes to military life, it made me proud of the men
    and women who work so hard to protect our country. As cliché as that
    sounds, it is what this book made me feel. I highly recommend this read
    to everyone! *This book was provided by author

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    Wonderful Love Story

    First book with this author, cant wait for the next one in October. This story was well written, good story line, well developed characters and secondary characters. I couldnt put this book down. There is alot of gratuitious sex in this book, but there is some beautiful love making that is relevant to the story line. I would definately recommend this book & author. 265 pages

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    Awesome read, hope the story continues with book 2

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2012

    Great Book, Didn't want to put it down!

    Can't wait for more from this new author

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 1, 2012

    Simply excellent

    Such a good book! It's so realistic and believable!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2012

    great read

    one great book ! enjoyed every minute.most informative! it helps to understand what the special forces experience on a daily basis.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2012

    Crazy good

    First time author...unreal good. can't wait for #2 to come out

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    Travel & Lesure

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    1 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2011

    Must read!!

    Amazing! Kept my attention the whole time! Amazing characters, you really fall in love with Shane. Sad I haave to wait so long for the next one!! Actual story is approximately 210 pages. Well worth the money.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2013

    Very good

    The story of a wounded soldier and a scarred nurse. Very good characters. Very realistic. Liked it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2013

    Loved almost everything

    I truly enjoyed this book, and would recommend it. The one thing that bothered me were that some issues went "unresolved," or at least unmentioned in the end.

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  • Posted September 2, 2013

    like the book

    like the book

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