Not Another Soldier – Samantha Holt
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Release Date: 17th January 2014
I’ve just buried my husband. I was going to divorce him and now he’s dead.
After five years as a military wife, Sienna is moving on. She’s keen to leave behind the misery of her marriage to Rob but for some reason the past won’t let her go. It doesn’t help that her closest friend, Nick, is also a soldier. Unfortunately Sienna is struggling to deny her attraction to the sexy marine, even knowing there can be no future in it. When the injured soldier admits he wants her just as badly, and has always wanted her, the fight to control her feelings becomes harder.
And now she’s learning things about her late husband that surprise even her. When the secrets of Rob’s life come to light, Sienna finds herself involved with some very nasty people and Nick is determined to protect her, no matter what.
As the danger grows to both her heart and her life, Sienna needs to decide if it was the army that was the problem or her late husband. Is Nick worth the heartache of being a military spouse again? And will he be able to protect her from the ring of drug dealers slowly closing in?
Ashley’s 5-Star Review
I must admit I agreed to review this book because I once had a brief romance with a soldier…this book was SO good and VERY hot! Because of this personal connection to the story plot, I thought I would let my personal experience influence how I felt about the story or compare what I experienced to Sienna’s experiences. Nope! I was so overwhelmed, in a great way, by Sienna and Nick’s story that I had not room to think about anything but how sweet and steamy this story was. Sienna and Nick are very likable main characters; they are seemingly normal people. Their attraction to each other jumps off the page, making the book a very quick and easy read because I was dying to find out what was going to happen next. The romance and sex scenes were well written and served to further the story by showing how much Sienna and Nick cared for each other and how compatible they were. The storyline and writing was solid, the editing was quality work, and I found the media pieces for this blog tour to fit the personality of the book and storyline perfectly. I enjoyed this book immensely. I felt the love, the pain, the indecision, and the importance of making a decision to change your life before it’s too late. I actually fell asleep reading this book because I just couldn’t bear to break away from the book once I started reading it. I’d love to read more from Samantha Holt!
The little skip, skip of my heart is slightly sickening. How can I go from scared to… to so needy in less than ten seconds? The sight of Nick on my bed seems to short circuit my brain. I’m pretty sure I can feel explosions going on behind my eyes. Memories of being pressed against him, of him inside me, combust in my mind.
One arm comes around my waist and draws me close in understanding. I wish he couldn’t read me so well sometimes. The fear of earlier has been replaced with something much more urgent and frightening. His thumb rubs roughly across my cheek as he coaxes my face up and away from his chest. His eyes are sincere and guilt jabs me for even imagining he might hurt me. My chest tightens as his callused thumb continues to smooth across my face. I want it. I can’t help it. I need him to kiss me. My lips tingle in anticipation and I hold my breath.
I don’t know if it’s adrenaline that numbs my common sense when it comes to Nick or what, but the pain in my neck has all but gone. The hammering of my heart is replaced with a steady throb of desire. His gaze drops to my lips and I wait for him to close the distance between us but I suspect he’s waiting for my permission.
I tighten my grip on the back of his neck, almost fearful he might pull away, and I bring my lips to his. We hover there, exchange breaths and heat for a moment, and when we finally connect it’s slow and acute. I’m aware of every tiny touch of his lips on mine. Before I can deepen it, he pulls back and drops his hand to my wine-soaked top. His smile tilts.
“We need to get you out of that top.”
Samantha lives in a small village in England with her gorgeous twin girls and husband who is a trained bodyguard and ex-soldier (Yes, seriously!). She traditionally writes historical romances involving chivalrous knights and hot highlanders, but occasionally dabbles in contemporary romance. When she reluctantly leaves her computer, she enjoys exploring old ruins and indulging an early midlife crisis. Adrenaline filled suggestions for the bucket list are always welcome!
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