Monday, April 22, 2013

Review: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by Heather Long

Title:  Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Author:  Heather Long
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Pages:  90
Published:  January 2013
Publisher:  Decadent
Source:  Full Moon Bites Book Tours

Synopsis:

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 Valour 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 a 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?

Widowed single mother Melody is exhausted, stressed and worried about her young daughter, who is very ill.  When a neighbour stops by to check on her and make sure everything was okay.  Things aren’t easy for Melody, her daughter needs surgery to save her life, funds are tight, she’s an emotional wreck and is running on empty.

Joe meets his next door neighbour Melody after hearing her daughter crying.  He needed to make sure that they were okay and found a beautiful young woman who is clearly exhausted and in need of help.  They run into one another again on route to the hospital – Joe for an appointment for his situation and Melody for an appointment to check on things with her daughter.  Joe notices something is off with Melody, and decides he needs to dig deeper to find out more.

These two characters have a great connection, but have a great deal of issues to work through – both emotional and physical.  Despite the fact that this was a novella, the author jam packed lot into a short span of time.  Within the 90 or so pages we see Melody blossom and her relationship with Joe grow from neighbour to more. 

Would I recommend this book?  This is probably my favourite of Heather’s stories so far.  It’s filled with so much emotion and turmoil.  I just adored it.  Would I read more by this author?  Most definitely!  I can’t wait to pick up more.

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