Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Heaven is For Heroes

PJ Sharon
Contemporary Romance

"You girls sure are fond of stomping your feet and slamming doors."

Jordie is seventeen and has been in love with Alex for years, long before he and her brother Levi joined the Marines and headed out to war.  But when Levi doesn't come home and Alex is injured, everything changes.  The official report lays responsibility on Alex, though he can't remember anything that happened.  Dealing with severe PTSD as well as a difficult rehabilitation, Alex is in no mood to try humor Jordie.  But Jordie won't give up.  She refuses to believe that the level-headed Alex is to blame, especially with how volatile she knew Levi had been.  And perhaps, if she can prove it, she can help Alex to heal, and to admit that he might have feelings for her too.  That is, if they can both find a way to move on.

My Opinion: This book had a lot of potential, but to me felt like it got off track, trying too hard to emphasize it's various points.  The author takes on a few very series issues with PTSD, clinical depression, death and more.  The author does it in an appropriate manner, but I felt like there was too much focus on that without including enough action and plotline to keep the story moving.  At times it felt like the story was on fast forward to skip over the character development and even some of the relationship development, in order to focus more time on depressing reflections, ambiguous mystery and a few pretty good kisses.  A good story, but I felt detached from the characters since I couldn't really get close enough to them to care more than arbitrarily.

I received a free copy of this book to review.  No other compensation was given.  The summary and review are 100% my own.

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