Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

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by Heather Long
Have you ever woken up every day afraid of everything?

For single mom and widow Melody Carter, six months passed since an IED ripped her life apart. Everyone is sympathetic and offers platitudes of comfort and support. Everyone thinks they know why she’s grieving, but Melody isn’t mourning her broken heart. She’s ashamed to be grateful


Have you ever woken up every day afraid of everything?

For single mom and widow Melody Carter, six months passed since an IED ripped her life apart. Everyone is sympathetic and offers platitudes of comfort and support. Everyone thinks they know why she’s grieving, but Melody isn’t mourning her broken heart. She’s ashamed to be grateful her abusive husband won’t hurt her anymore and scared for her child. Born with a mild heart defect, her daughter needs lifesaving surgery and with her funds tight and her emotional scars tighter, she’s running out of options. When she receives an offer for assistance from Mike’s Place, can Melody put her faith in the men her husband called friend?

Have you ever woken up, day after day, to discover your body’s betrayal?

Marine Captain, Joe Anderson Cooper, received the Silver Star for Valor when he led his unit through heavy fire to rescue fellow Marines. Despite numerous injuries, the Captain refused medical aid, insisting that the medics attend others. A broken back and shattered bones put Captain Cooper in a wheelchair and every day is a battle to keep his recovery on track and his sanity intact. When a single mom moves in to the apartment next door to his and he recognizes kindred—damaged—soul, can he overcome her fear and be the man she’s always needed?

Can these two lonely souls rise to the challenge or will their scars trap them forever?

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Decadent Publishing Company, LLC
Publication date:
The Challenge Series , #2
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Meet the Author

Heather Long lives in Texas with her family and their menagerie of animals. As a child, Heather skipped picture books and enjoyed the Harlequin romance novels by Penny Jordan and Nora Roberts that her grandmother read to her. Heather believes that laughter is as important to life as breathing and that the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus are very real. In the meanwhile, she is hard at work on her next novel.

Visit Heather online at: www.heatherlong.net

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MyReadingObsession More than 1 year ago
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is #10 in the Always a Marine series by Heather Long, it is a stand alone novella/short novel and can be read as such. Heather Long once again shows why she is the queen of the Marine romance genre with a deeply moving story about two people who are battered but not broken, one physically and one emotionally. Joe is what you dream about when you fantasize about a Marine, he is handsome, honorable, funny, kind to his mother and siblings, good with children and sexy as sin. Melody may have taken some damage during an abusive marriage but she is still a fighter and an extremely devoted mother.  I think that Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is my favorite Always a Marine book yet. It may be the tamest when it comes to the heat factor with only one intense sex scene but the story is so amazingly well done that I just wanted to put my arms around both Joe and Melody and hug them, I felt connected to them on that level.    Once again Ms. Long shows that she is able to give you a well written and emotionally compelling story in a short novel/novella length book. I look forward to many Marine stories in the future, oorah!  I received this book in exchange for my honest review.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great storry.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
This IR military romance takes place at Mikes Place a complex dedicated to the care of military men and their families suffering trauma from their time in service. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is NOT a 1NS story. Where the 1NS stories have the sex leading to love this story travels the more traditional route of love leading to sex. Marine Captain Joe Cooper is recovering from injuries received in the line of duty. His new neighbor, marine widow Melody Carter, has a very ill baby that cries all the time. Joe, being the middle child of 7 children has experience with his siblings and their babies, knocks on Melody’s door and offers his assistance. Melody is afraid of men especially marines as her husband changed from the loving boy she married to an abuser who got worse with each tour. She feels guilty because she is relieved he died. Can she learn to trust Joe? Can they help each other heal? I don’t know how Heather Long packs so much into such a short story. I laughed, I cried, and I sighed. Each of these stories speaks to me in a different way but this one really got to me. If you haven’t discovered Heather Long yet go forth and read. This book can be read as a stand-alone.
shannschoice More than 1 year ago
Whiskey tango foxtrot has a great storyline.  The African-American male character ""Joe"" is a wounded marine that steps in to help Melody, the abused widow of a former marine and parent of their daughter, Libby.  I thought this was surely going to be a winner after all  the story had the handsome military officer coming to the aid of a damsel in distress.  This was far from what I found within the pages of this book.  This story has many dark, heavy issues that never quite got off the ground in the storyline.  This is probably because the novella length was too difficult to really explore and resolve these issues while building a romance between the characters.   I felt no connection with the characters.  I didn't like them, and I didn't dislike them. I just didn't connect.  Normally somewhere within the first few chapters I start to be drawn into the plot but I was never drawn in and never felt remotely involved in the story.   It was difficult for me to process Joe's injuries and feelings as a Marine on the mend because he reaches out to Melody and her issues are brought into the story.  Melody's daughter had a very serious heart defect.  Joe was there for her during the baby's surgery, and Melody seemed guarded but glad.  However,  Melody's character was very distant and there was absolutely no chemistry or connection between the two.  I never felt like they were a couple or that buildup to them developing feelings for each other.  I put my kindle down several times sighed and went back because I hate to start a book and not finish.  It was painful at best. The storyline was more or less that Joe fell in love with her at first sight , determined to help her overcome her past and help with her daughter.  Then he waited until she was ready.  Eventually she was ready and they had sex, became a couple and decided to get married.  All literally in the last 2-3 pages.   I would not recommend this book.  I think the author had a very noble idea that went wrong.  This novella was too short for the multiple very layered, elements in the story.     Reviewed by Michelle for Cocktails and Books.