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The Grunt

The Grunt

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by Latrivia S. Nelson

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Staff Sergeant Brett Black has a bad feeling that something is going to go terribly wrong. And as a Recon Marine, he pays attention to his gut. Only nothing can prepare him for what he encounters when he arrives at home from the base. His wife is leaving him, and there is nothing he can do about it.

Abandoned with a kid, the super alpha-male has to


Staff Sergeant Brett Black has a bad feeling that something is going to go terribly wrong. And as a Recon Marine, he pays attention to his gut. Only nothing can prepare him for what he encounters when he arrives at home from the base. His wife is leaving him, and there is nothing he can do about it.

Abandoned with a kid, the super alpha-male has to become domesticated quickly or find a willing substitute to help him with his son. Only the substitute he finds is no substitution.

Courtney Lawless is a true wild card. The budding librarian loves the classics and carries herself like a lady by day. But she also is full of life and surfs the waves of the Atlantic Ocean by night. Since her parents won’t pay for college because of bad decisions in her past, the reformed bad-girl takes a job as Brett’s live-in nanny to finish paying for school.

Brett has never seen a woman of such complex duality. Used to a wife who won’t clean, cook or even talk to him, when he starts to live with Courtney, he realizes what he’s been missing his entire life. Educated, amazing and refreshingly honest, the only thing that that this transparent beauty hides from her new boss is that she’s also the Lieutenant Colonel’s daughter.

Faced with another deployment to Afghanistan soon, the brooding Marine is forced to come out his shell to fight for what he loves, only this time, the war is at home.

Enjoy the interracial must-read romance of the summer, The Grunt, the third a longest book in Latrivia S. Nelson’s Lonely Heart Series and today.

Special note from the author:

As a proud wife of a decorated, United States Marine, I’m happy to write this book about finding love while serving the Corps. I think you’ll find Brett to be a strong alpha male with endearing qualities, and you’ll find Courtney to be a strong, loving woman. The combination makes for a classic love story that sizzles with passion but warms you from the inside with sincerity.

This is also the longest book in The Lonely Heart Series. As a full-length novel, I think you’ll enjoy the extra pages and a few laughs.

Like so many others, my husband was wounded in Iraq. His road to recovery was hard not only on us but also on our two children. It took a lot. Words cannot explain the pain and worry of receiving “the call” that your husband has been severely injured. As a young couple, we relied on our families, our faith in God and the military for support.

A part of the proceeds from this book will be contributed to Soldier’s Angels (http://www.soldiersangels.org) for those who have served and have been injured. Check my official website for the date and amount of the contribution. We are aiming to present a check during the Christmas holiday. I would encourage you to consider them as your charity of choice as well.

Again, I hope that you enjoy.

Sincerely yours,

Latrivia S. Nelson

Product Details

RiverHouse Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
The Lonely Heart Series , #3
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Meet the Author

www.latrivianelson.info (The new official site for Latrivia S. Nelson)

Latrivia S. Nelson is the author of Ivy's Twisted Vine (the largest modern interracial romance novel in its genre), the Medlov Crime Family Series including bestseller Dmitry's Closet and upcoming book, Dmitry's Royal Flush: Rise of the Queen. She was the Public Relations Senior Specialist for the award-winning, highly-acclaimed firm, The Carter Malone Group (the largest female Public Relations firm in Memphis) before she founded RiverHouse Publishing, LLC where she is the President and CEO. Now, she represents herself and five other authors.

Nelson graduated from LeMoyne-Owen College (Memphis, TN) with honors obtaining a Bachelors Degree in business administration with a concentration in management (2003), Strayer University (Washington, DC) obtaining her MBA with a concentration in marketing (2007) and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice at Capella University.

As an observer of life, Nelson has enjoyed the numerous opportunities afforded her and writes about the wonderful and interesting people and places that she has encountered in her novels. She has been highlighted in Ebony Magazine, Elite Magazine (Memphis, TN), RSVP Magazine (Memphis, TN), the Commercial Appeal Newspaper (Memphis, TN) and numerous online publications.

Ivy's Twisted Vine first debuted in February of 2008 and has since been featured by over 500 bookstores, book clubs, individual reviewers, online publications and blogs. It has sold thousands of copies in the states and has become very popular in Europe and Japan.

Nelson is the proud mother of two beautiful children (Jordan and Tierra) and the wife of decorated US Marine (Retired) Adam Nelson. They live in suburbs of Memphis.

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The Grunt 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 138 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome! A MUST read if you love interratial romance/erotica!!
Jvlyn007 More than 1 year ago
From the first chapter I was pulled in. There were so many twists and turns that I couldn't put the book down. The romance between Brett and Courtney was extraordinary. The author did a wonderful job giving the reader insight into the lives of each of the characters, and I found her writing to be honest. I highly recommend this book.
LucyJoo More than 1 year ago
This book made me want to find my own Marine. Calling all Bretts! If you're looking for hot sex scenes and real characters this one is for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall great book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this story. Wife runs away from husband and nanny becomes more than hired help. Good interracial love story using military base.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this story. Mrs.Nelson is quickly becoming a fave of mine in IR romance genre. I absolutely love her writing style. This story had so much heart. I couldn't put it down once I started. I enjoyed getting a glimpse into the life of men and women who are serving. And I so loved the way the romance between the hero and heroine develops. Sigh. I'm beyond sated with this book. Thank you Ms. Nelson. And um....where is Dmitry's Closet book 4?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the samplebfor free and thought it sounded like a good read. I pay for the book n they take the money out my account. I go to read the book and its a 30 page sample. I've only had my nook for 3 weeks n i have 2 call the support center.... really?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read The Ugly Girlfriend and loved it so ,i gave this book a try. It was sweet touching and purly amazing ! Buy this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the characters and the storyline.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. Very nice storyline and believable in every way. Would recommend to others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good read, loved how each character was portrayed, this book seemed a little rushed in certain parts, but overall great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story line & you got to truly know the characters..would recommend...oh those "jarheads" are insatible!! SEMPER FI all the way...
tmrlew More than 1 year ago
I absolutely enjoyed reading The Grunt. It was really a breath of fresh air to read about a character so positive and carefree and Courtney. Also, I loved how the relationship between Brett and Courtney blossomed into something real! The Grunt started and ended well!
LadyRavenRAVE1 More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars BRIEF SUMMARY Staff Sergeant Brett, comes home from Afghanistan to a not so nice welcome by his wife. He was abandoned, with having to care for his son alone. Now alone and not sure how to raise a child on his own, he finds help at the library. Courtney is a librarian and helps Brett in his time of need. THOUGHTS (May contain spoilers) I enjoyed this book. As much as I liked the story, I really enjoyed the way the story was being told. I liked that the author gave us some insight in to Brett and Amy's relationship in the beginning of the story, which helped a lot, Amy was Brett's wife. As the story progress and Brett becomes more vulnerable and open, it added to the plot and gave his character such an appeal. He was sexy, sweet, and very much likable. Courtney was a loveable character as well. Both characters together gave such good chemistry with each scene. I think the emotions from both Brett and Courtney are what made this book such a pleasure to read as well. The story was good, but I definitely felt the story came more alive the moment Courtney moved in with Brett. The supporting characters were great to read as well. Brett's son, Courtney's family, and Brett's best friend Joe. I also felt the Kung Foo Fighting CD, *giggles* really had a life of its own throughout the book, it did bring a smile to my face every time Brett played it. I would definitely read the series and more books by this author. I do have to say though, that David, Courtney's brother, is not apart of the series and the author did include him within the Epilogue; however, I think he needed his own story. His character left a lasting and strong impression on me. Story: GOOD Intimacy: VERY GOOD Enjoyment: GOOD Romance Novel Junkies
LadyPrem More than 1 year ago
Great story, true love...
WINNIE_50 More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of Latrivia Nelson and her work continues to be the best out there. This is a love story that characterizes the pains of working for the military. It shows how badly these boys and their lives are and how one good woman makes all the difference. It was oustanding and I can't wait for the next installment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being true to one's self takes as much courage as being ready to fight for one's belief how can you if you have no concept of self?-Brett Why be sad when you can be happy? - Cort True hearts, equals true love
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
True love, realistic but true. I love this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book! The premise, the characters and their development, the passion....was absolutely wonderful! It wasn't rushed, although I would have loved to read about Brett's return from Afghanistan and the birth of their baby. Thank you Latrivia, for a great read!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good read and I really did enjoy it, but it needed serious editing. It isn't really misspelled words or grammatical errors as much as missing words, words that were not needed or put into the sentence in the wrong order. I think a read by someone other than the author may have caught a lot of these errors, that someone doesn' t need to be a professional editor even. They drive me nuts, but the quality of the writing does shine through enough to where I did enjoy this book very much. Maybe next time find a proof reader.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago