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Full Measures by Rebecca Yarros

A new adult novel from Entangled's Embrace imprint...

She knew. That’s why Mom hadn’t opened the door. She knew he was dead.

Twenty years as an army brat and Ember Howard knew, too. The soldiers at the ...
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Overview


Full Measures by Rebecca Yarros

A new adult novel from Entangled's Embrace imprint...

She knew. That’s why Mom hadn’t opened the door. She knew he was dead.

Twenty years as an army brat and Ember Howard knew, too. The soldiers at the door meant her dad was never coming home. What she didn’t know was how she would find the strength to singlehandedly care for her crumbling family when her mom falls apart.

Then Josh Walker enters her life. Hockey star, her new next-door neighbor, and not to mention the most delicious hands that insist on saving her over and over again. He has a way of erasing the pain with a single look, a single touch. As much as she wants to turn off her feelings and endure the heartache on her own, she can’t deny their intense attraction.

Until Josh’s secret shatters their world. And Ember must decide if he’s worth the risk that comes with loving a man who could strip her bare.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622664344
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 2/10/2014
  • Series: Entangled Embrace
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 301
  • Sales rank: 3,320
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and lover of all things chocolate, coffee, and Paleo. In addition to being a mom, military wife, and blogger, she can never choose between Young Adult and New Adult fiction, so she writes both.  She’s a graduate of Troy University, where she studied European history and English, but still holds out hope for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts.  Her blog, The Only Girl Among Boys, has been voted the Top Military Mom Blog the last two years, and celebrates the complex issues surrounding the military life she adores.


When she’s not writing, she’s tying on hockey skates for her kids, or sneaking in some guitar time. She is madly in love with her army-aviator husband of eleven years, and they’re currently stationed in Upstate NY with their gaggle of rambunctious kiddos and snoring English Bulldog, but she would always rather be home in Colorado.
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  • Posted February 10, 2014

    Wow. I mean, WOW. This story is a wonderful ride. It had me cryi

    Wow. I mean, WOW. This story is a wonderful ride. It had me crying, laughing, swooning.

    The characters are relatable and lovable, their pain and happiness accessible and tangible. I'm a hard sell where emotion is concerned, but Rebecca had me from the first line to the last. I was right there with Ember and was sad when there were no more pages to flip through.

    While it's an emotionally gripping story, it's also one full of hope and finding your true self - not settling for the status quo. It's about living life to its fullest and embracing love no matter how long it may or may not last. And mostly, for me, it was as story about strength, that sometimes even the strongest, most together people need someone to hold them up.

    Rebecca is an amazing writer. Her words pulled me into Ember's world and kept me wanting more. This book has it all: humor, pain, romance, and beauty.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2014

    *I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest r

    *I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

    Full Measures is an emotional journey about love, loss and the hearts ability to heal.

    From the opening page, I was hooked... By page six my heart was breaking. I felt like I was on an emotional rollercoaster but oh what a ride. Get your tissues ready!

    It started with a knock that forever altered their lives.
    The Howard Family is struggling with the loss of their father who was killed while serving in Afghanistan as a surgeon in the Army.

    December (Ember) is the oldest home from college on break trying to pick of the pieces of this shattered family. Mrs. Howard is catatonic, her sister April is out of control and her brother Gus is only seven.

    Ember’s life is falling apart from the death of her father to her boyfriends betrayal all she needs is a sexy hockey playing, motorcycle driving, tattooed bottle of yumminess in the mix. ~ Enter Josh Walker her brother's hockey coach, and high school crush.

    Josh Walker changed since his mother got sick and he lost his scholarship to play hockey. Three years older than Ember he’s always felt unworthy of her. She was innocent and unattainable in his eyes not the type he usually went after. When he runs into her at the grocery store and watches her fall apart he knows he can’t stay away.
    “No, I wouldn’t be happier. Do you know what would make me happy? I would like to go back to bed, and for none of this to have happened. I don’t want to be standing in the middle of this grocery store, buying a stupid cake so my little brother can pretend that our dad isn’t dead! So, no, I don’t care what kind of cake it is, Ninja Turtles or Barbie or Sponge Bob freaking Square Pants!”

    Josh wants December. December doesn’t want Josh’s but she needs him. She’s attracted to him beyond belief and every time she’s near him she lets her guard down. I loved the chemistry between Ember and Josh. The way their relationship developed over the course of the book was nothing short of breathtaking.
    “Please fight for this Ember. We are worth the fight. I love you, and that’s something I’ve never said to any girl. I love you more than hockey, or air I breathe. You love me, too!”

    Secrets are kept, hearts are shattered and promises broken.
    In the end is love really enough?

    I absolutely loved this book. It was a sweet emotional read with a little steamy in-between. I highly recommend it!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2014

    Emotional & Sexy

    So glad I read this! This story has it all; great story, great characters, overcoming great tragedy, great h/H, great love story and a stand alone book!!! Love, love, love me some Josh. This is the first I have read by Rebecca Yarros, but will not be my last. I highly recommend this book. ENJOY!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 10, 2014

    5 "YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK" Stars OMG, I do not ev

    5 "YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK" Stars

    OMG, I do not even know where to begin with this review. You remember in Jerry Maguire, "you had me at hello"? Well this book had me at 10%. Yarros owned me with her writing as I blazed through the pages of this book and had it not been for work and the need to feed the kids I would have finished even faster. But anyhow, this was me at 10%.



    This is a love story about Ember and Josh. We meet Ember at the beginning of the book where literally her world has been torn apart. After notification of her father's death in the military, she is the one struggling to keep her family together. As if things could not get worse, Ember's heart is dealt another blow when she is betrayed by two people she trusts the most. Luckily for Ember, a chance meeting at the supermarket introduces Josh, her high school crush, back into her world.

    Back in High School Josh was the ultimate bad boy hockey stud with girls falling all over him. Years later, life has happened, Josh has matured and he definitely has an interest in Ember, and not just because he is her brother's hockey coach. Don't get me wrong, he is still the same stud with the girls, just less of the bad boy now. What I loved was how caring, sweet and protective he was of Ember. Swoon.



    Eventually things come together for this couple despite Ember's hesitation and their chemistry is HOT!!. As typical there are a few speed bumps along the way in their relationship and at one point Josh really irked me, but he made up for it quickly. But then Josh's secret which is hinted at throughout the book is revealed, and let me just say, I NEVER WOULD HAVE GUESSED IT. My heart broke along with Ember's as I understood what it meant to Ember and to their relationship.

    But despite the sadness I felt, Yarros pulls it all together and finishes with a story filled with hope and the possibility that if you truly love someone things can work out. This book was amazing and I cannot wait to read more from this wonderful author. I'm a new fan!!!!

    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2014

    Loved it

    Please tell me theres more to come??? I really need more.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 10, 2014

    There are so many emotional layers to this novel it is hard to k

    There are so many emotional layers to this novel it is hard to know where to start. Though, I suppose, it would be best to start at the beginning. 
    Ember Howard is likable from the first page. She is a relatable young woman whose world is dealt a shattering blow. A military brat all her life, she and her family understand the risks involved when a loved one is overseas, but no one ever sees it coming. And when three knocks at Ember’s door arrive too early one morning, she knows nothing will ever be the same. Her father was killed overseas and now Ember is left with a family in pieces and she is the only one strong enough to hold them together. 
    Yarros has an incredible way of weaving vivid scenes with concrete details. She does what only the best author’s can do—grounds the reader in the world she has created to the point where we’re no longer reading a book, but living another life. And Ember’s is one worth falling into. 
    The scenes in which Ember deals with the loss of her father are as much heart-wrenching as they are eye-opening. Readers get a taste of the real effects of war—not from a television screen or from the lips of a reporter who has never left the United States—but from the perspective of the family. It is close and real and raw, with such authenticity that, as Ember takes stuttered breaths, readers carry the weight with her as opposed to being a bystander.
    Ember is a strong female character who inherits the care-taker role for her family when her mother mentally checks out after losing the love of her life. Ember is selfless, giving up the life she knew and stepping into a new world where she is the only one who can save her family. There isn’t a second for her to focus on her own grief, but she’s fine with it. She doesn’t need anyone to save her. Or so she thinks. Enter Josh Walker—Ember’s little brother’s incredibly sexy hockey coach. He’s in high demand among the lady-goers of the hockey world, but he only has eyes for Ember, and is willing to be whatever she needs to get through the days. Friend. Lover. Confidante. Josh supports her when she doesn’t realize she needs it, makes her laugh when she never thinks she will again, and ignites a fire inside her she was sure was frozen forever. And just when Ember thinks she is finally pulling the broken pieces of herself together, a secret is unveiled that is so world-shaking, she may not recover this time.
    The chemistry between Ember and Josh is undeniable and their interaction is downright addicting. Their easy give and take is effortless and Yarros gives us a natural character dynamic that doesn’t feel forced. These two characters come together because their meant to, not because their circumstances have forced them to, and the obstacles in their path are a true testament to Yarros’ ability to create tension so painfully exquisite readers won’t want to put the book down.
    This novel has a ton of heart—enough to make readers cry, laugh, and squeal with excitement—but there is an equal amount of heat. The passion between Ember and Josh is so flame worthy it’ll have readers panting for more. 
    FULL MEASURES is a novel that burrows deep in your heart and stays there, with characters who you find yourself missing, and a love you’ll want to revisit again and again. 

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2014

    Simply Amazing. Great storytelling and wonderful characters. H

    Simply Amazing. Great storytelling and wonderful characters. Heartbreakingly realistic and triumphant! Can't wait to see more from this new author.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2014

    Great Book

    LOVED this book. It made me laugh and cry. Very well written. Can't wait to read another book from this author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2014

    Amazing!

    I lost my fiance almost 10 years ago in Iraq. I wanted to read this but knew it would make me incredibly sad so I had been putting it off. I am so glad I finally read it. I cried a lot but it wasn't just sadness. It is inspiring as well. This is a must read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2014

    Great book!

    Cried more than I would have liked to but great book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2014

    Ok but not great

    ## I couldn't be as generous with my stars as the other reviewers. SPOILER ALERT: First of all, it was a little too long. The family scenes dragged on. Second: Yes, I knew I was going to need tissues, but come on. Some happy times are needed in a novel. Of course I loved Josh. He loved Ember so fiercely. Some of the things he says are just.... Wow. So sweet and passionate. He was the best part of this story. And she loves him beyond reason but she won't be with him because he's in the military? Good grief, he could die crossing the street! Nah, I won't be reading again.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 10, 2014

    As a military veteran and spouse, this story hit very close to h

    As a military veteran and spouse, this story hit very close to home. The author did a beautiful job of making the story emotional, authentic, and the characters relatable. December Howard is strong young woman with a likeable vulnerability and Josh, well, Josh. Josh. Josh. Who wouldn't fall in love with a hot, sexy, hockey coach that wants nothing more than to protect and love you unconditionally? 

    This is a book that once you pick it up you will not want to put it down until you've finished. You will be emotionally exhausted yet unable to get the story out of your head. You will immediately want to do a search to see if you can find more work by this author. 

    I can give a double thumbs up without any hesitation and with a thousand shooting stars to this story!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 10, 2014

    My review: 5 Stars! Full Measures is a beautiful new adult nove

    My review: 5 Stars!

    Full Measures is a beautiful new adult novel that dives into the life of a young woman who’s grown up in a military family. Now, I’m not a reviewer that ruins plots. I’m not going to talk through what happens when and how I reacted. But I can say this, the love interest, Josh, is all man. Ugh, duh, he’s the male love interest. Clearly, but allow me to explain. All too often I run into “guys” in new adult novels that never take those steps to really develop into a man that as a character I respect.

    I totally respect Josh. Heck, he even made me appreciate a sport that I will never understand (especially the cost that goes into it). Can you guess what sport? Hockey! Yeah, I'm Minnesotan, but I just don't get Hockey. It's so darn expensive and who wants to spend more time out on ice? Not me. Anyway, another reason I love him is he makes me go all...

    *Imagine a gif of a girl shocked and drooling over a hot guy*

    And Ember, the main character? Oh, I felt her pain. I felt her struggle!
    Yarros instantly (I mean INSTANTLY. Don't read the first chapter of this book in public if you are a crier!) drew me in with her ability to capture Ember’s voice and spirit in her beautiful writing.

    I highly recommend buying this book! 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2014

    So good

    Wow...didn't make it past chapter two without balling like a baby. Great story. Loved everything about it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2014

    Loooove it

    Amazinggg! I was hooked right away and could not put it down! Its heartbreaking, brought me tears but had a happy ending. Loooove it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2014

    Great

    It had me crying and smiling, I would recomend this book. Only reason why I gave it 4 Stars was there was a few times when there was time jumps that I wish I knew what had happened and how the emotions and feelings were.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2014

    Refreshing!!!

    I've never felt compelled to write a review prior to reading this incredible story. I had been looking for something that differed from the typical romance and was ecstatic when I started reading this book. Lol, I was also very emotionally engrossed. I cried the first several chapters and a few in between. I fell in love with all the characters and sympathized at every new turn. I can't wait for her next book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2014

    Couldn't get enough!!!!

    I cried so many times. The characters, the story, all of it was worth reading at 3 in the morning. I wish there was more to December and Josh's story because I couldn't get enough of their love :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2014

    Awesome story

    I'm in love with Josh ! More please. Looking for part 2 or even another story comparable to this one.don't stop rebecca

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2014

    Amazing!!

    Just beautiful!

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