Her Soldier's Touch

Her Soldier's Touch

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by J.M. Stewart
     
 

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Experience has taught single mother Rachel Madison that the only person she can truly rely on is herself. But what she wants most in the world - to give her son the life she never had growing up - means she must put her faith in a man who once walked out on her.

Retired from the service, U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Colten Taylor makes a detour to Phoenix to

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Experience has taught single mother Rachel Madison that the only person she can truly rely on is herself. But what she wants most in the world - to give her son the life she never had growing up - means she must put her faith in a man who once walked out on her.

Retired from the service, U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Colten Taylor makes a detour to Phoenix to bury his brother. Nobody is more surprised than he to see Rachel waiting for him at the airport. He regrets the morning he walked away from her, but coming from an abusive home taught Colt to put limits on all his relationships - especially this one.

So when he discovers he has a son, Colt knows this is a chance to prove to himself he's not a chip off the old block. Turning his life around doesn't come naturally, though. Then a drug dealer crops up from his brother's dark past, threatening their son and forcing Colt and Rachel to face their demons . . . and each other.

Sensuality Level: Sensual

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ISBN-13:
9781440581373
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
04/08/2015
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

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Her Soldier's Touch 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
: 4 stars--HER SOLDIER’S TOUCH is a stand alone adult, contemporary romance storyline from author J.M. Stewart-a second chance trope that finds single mother, nurse and part time waitress Rachel Madison, and retired Army Sergeant Colten Taylor struggling with the rebuilding of their relationship after a six year separation, and too many dark and tormented memories. Told from alternating third person perspectives the focus of the storyline finds Colten Taylor returning back to the States to bury his brother-a brother whose addictions led to the destruction of his own life. Finding Rachel Madison at the airport was the last thing he expected but is the secret she reveals that totally blows his mind. After meeting Rachel’s five year old son Greg, Colten knew he was the child’s father. Colten and Rachel’s childhoods were horrific. Colten’s father was an abusive and murderous alcoholic whose demons led to his youngest son’s addictions and troubles. Rachel’s own father walked out on his family leaving Rachel behind with a drug addicted mother and a revolving bedroom door. Colten and his brother Paul, along with Rachel sought refuge with one another-best friends from an early age-and eventually lovers and strangers when their world’s began to completely fall apart. Paul’s death from an overdose is a reminder that all was not well, and now the people to whom he owed money are looking for retribution and revenge. The secondary and supporting characters include Rachel’s best friend Amy; Colten’s childhood friend Jake Ramirez, and Jake’s mother Rose who became Colten and Paul’s refuge in the storm. Rose’s motherly advice plays a significant role in Colten’s decision to remain and fight for the family he never knew he had. The relationship between Colten and Rachel is a friends to lovers/ second chance storyline that finds our couple at odds with their future path. Colten is a man who tends to run when the world comes crashing down; he keeps his emotions reigned in tight. Rachel fears that Colten’s habit of running with leave her and her son alone-once again. She has been a single parent and has no problems continuing to be a single parent if Colten is unable to overcome his past. The $ex scenes are intimate without the heat of the erotic. HER SOLDIER’S TOUCH touches on many family issues including drug and alcohol addiction, physical and emotional abuse, abandonment and single parenthood. It is an emotional and heartbreaking storyline where the sins of the father (and mother) continue to haunt the next generation. J. M. Stewart will pull you in and never let go.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Rachel Madison is a struggling single mother. Greg is her life. Colt Taylor is the father, but he doesn't know that he has a five year old son. He's coming back to Phoenix to bury his brother. She has to tell him. What will happen when she does? Rachel is a wonderful character. She has courage and determination. Her little boy will not be hurt. She won't allow it. Her past has made her the woman she is today. Rach is an incredible character. I love a feisty heroine. She's a wonderful mother and a steadfast friend. Colt is an incredible man. He was abused as a child by his violent father as was his brother. He became the protector. I loved how he related to his boy. It was touching. The passion he and Rachel have is very sensual, but it's more than physical attraction. I wanted them to realize what they had and not be afraid to embrace it. J.M. Stewart wrote a wonderful second-chance at love story. It's captivating. The characters are strong and compelling and the danger that surrounds them made me keep reading. I had to know they were safe. They were surrounded by wonderful secondary characters. They were a colorful group. Her Soldier's Touch is gripping and powerful. This book is a keeper.
Lisahelo08 More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic heartfelt story. It pulled me in from the very beginning. I love the chemistry between Colt and Rachel. This is another terrific book by J.M. Stewart. I can't wait to read more of her books. 
judyrudy More than 1 year ago
Her Soldier’s Touch by J. M. Stewart was such a heartwarming story to me that I couldn’t put it down. I read Rachel and Colt’s story in an afternoon. Rachel’s kept a secret from Colt for six long years. When he returns to Phoenix to bury his brother, Rachel meets him at the airport. At that time, she has no idea about his brother and he has no idea what’s waiting for him. This is a wonderful story about second chances. It’s a story about learning how two people overcome the addictive behaviors of a loved one. And, it’s a story about finding a love that was always waiting in the wings only waiting for the right moment to appear. I truly loved this book and can’t wait to read Ms. Stewart’s next release. I received a copy of Her Soldier’s Touch in exchange for a fair and honest review.
MorgansMusings More than 1 year ago
This story deserves more stars than 5. I personally give it ten stars. JM has packed so many emotions into this story of second chances. The characters in the story will quickly grab and squeeze your heartstrings until the end. In this story, JM has presented problems faced by those in today's society with a respect that will touch your heart. Rachel Madison struggles with so many issues -- a father who left her, a mother who was an addict, and a secret she has kept for six years. Rachel has love and trust issues. She feels the only person she can rely on is herself. More than anything she wants her son to have the life she never had, but that means opening herself up to being hurt again. Don't get me wrong, Rachel is a strong person who was dealt a losing hand in her younger years, but rose above her beginnings to make a life for her son on her own without help from anyone. Will Rachel be able to learn to love again? Will her issues with trust be a deterrent to her happiness? Colten Taylor, retired U.S. Army Sergeant is going home to bury his brother. He could not be more surprised when Rachel meets him at the airport. Colten is not good with relationships and he royally missed up any kind of relationship he could have had with Rachel when he left her six years ago and joined the Army. He had a horrific childhood, a mean abusive father, finding his mother after she committed suicide, trying to keep his younger brother from the abuse and now faced with his brother's death and the debts he left behind. Will Colten be able to let go of the demons of the past and learn to love again when presented with a child that needs his father? Can Rachel and Colten face the trouble coming their way and build a future together for their child? A “Must” for your TBR pile. You will not be disappointed. Kudos to JM for another excellent story. You will want to cry and root for Rachel and Colten, two lost souls with so much to give. A beautiful second chance love story. Was presented an ARC by the author for an honest review.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
  Her Soldier's Touch,  J.M. Stewart Genre:  Contemporary romance. Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews I do like those second chance romances so was keen to review this one. Its a fun read, with a small suspense element added too.  Poor Rachel had a tough upbringing, and has learned to rely only on herself. when she finds she’s pregnant after one night with Colt she doesn’t tell him. Well, he left without telling her and she decided that meant he’d lost his chance to know he was going to be a father....over the years she’s felt guilty over that but now he’s returning home and she has to face up to things. Greg is now five and asking about his dad, so she needs to man (wo-man?)  up and tell Colt, and see how involved he wants to be. Colt’s upbringing was tough too – he and his brother and mother were physically and mentally abused by their father, which was the catalyst for brother Paul's drug abuse and subsequent death. Now Colts back for the funeral, losing, he thinks, the last real family he has.   He’s shocked by Rachel’s news, but decides he wants to be a proper dad, not one like his father. Its tough though and I felt for him. Rachel was incredibly understanding when things got too much for him, but she also couldn’t help those old feelings cropping up – the ones that say to her she can only rely on one person, herself, and that Colt will only let her down. She’s battling them to try to work with Colt, to be a family, he’s struggling his demons which tell him he’s just like his dad and not fit to be a father, and then to add to the stress the drug dealer Paul owed money to comes looking for cash and try to get Colt to pay up, threatening Rachel and Greg...It’s something that brings them all into danger. Stars: Four. Its a great story, felt very real and I wanted Colt and Rachel to work. They were two people who deserved to be able to love each other and to have a family together. there’s a fairy tale perception sometimes about families, the 2.4 kids, nice house and secure future, when for most of us it’s like this, a struggle, a battle against life, our pasts and problems, and we have to really work to find happiness. I relate better to stories with a grounding of reality.   ARC provided by Author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story********
PureJonel More than 1 year ago
Stewart’s approachable style makes it hard to put the novel down while the storyline grabs at your heart.  The author approaches a myriad of topics with emotion and sensitivity, not only bringing them to the forefront of the story but also showing readers how they affected the characters in question on a real and deep level.  Combine this with the larger than life secrets that are revealed and you have an emotional plot that will continue to drive you forward. The characters are uniquely developed.  It’s so easy to get to know what makes them tick & how they feel.  Stewart develops them quite intimately on an emotional level.  It makes them very easy to identify with.  The contrast between her open nature & his very standoffish one made the trials that they’d both been through stand out even more.   This novel is definitely well worth reading for all romance lovers out there.  The emotionally packed plot will keep you going from the beginning to the end. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.