Monday, August 12, 2019

BLOG TOUR - One Year Home

Today we are celebrating the release of ONE YEAR HOME by Marie Force with a blog tour post. This is the highly-anticipated follow-up to the bestselling novel Five Years Gone. Check out some teasers and my review and buy links for the book below.


ONE YEAR HOME by Marie Force

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He came home a hero and lost the only woman he’s ever loved… 

I have no idea how to survive without my beloved Ava. She had no choice but to move on with her life during my six-year deployment and has now married Eric. I hate him for taking her from me. I’d prefer to wallow in my depression and heartbreak, but the whole damned world wants a piece of the SEAL Team leader who helped capture the world’s most-wanted terrorist. I need help handling the relentless requests, and when Ava sends her new sister-in-law to manage the media circus for me, I’m prepared to hate her on principle. Her brother took my Ava. What else do I need to know about her? 

It takes five seconds to realize Ava’s ex is going to be the most complicated and difficult client I’ve ever had, but the opportunity to represent the most celebrated man in the world could make my career. I’m determined to do the job, even if I dislike John from the moment I meet him. And I like everyone. So much so that my brothers worry about me being exploited by those who would take advantage of my unwavering love for others. 

But John… He’s in a class by himself, and his bitterness is a festering wound that I begin to wish I could somehow fix for him. The more time we spend together, the more our mutual disdain morphs into something that feels an awful lot like desire. There’s no way I can want this man, or so I tell myself, and when Eric finds out I’ve developed feelings for the man causing trouble in his new marriage, well… That’s going to be a hot mess. 

The hotly anticipated follow up to Five Years Gone releases on Aug. 6!


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Title:   One Year Home
Author:  Marie Force
Series:  Navy Captain John West #2
Genre:   Romance
Publisher:   HTJB, Inc.
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:  324
Date of Publication:  August 6, 2019
My Rating:  5 Stars

John West is a Navy Captain who has been through hell and back - and on more than one level. For starters, he was deployed for years with a team of dedicated soldiers who worked feverishly to bring down the world's most wanted terrorist. In so doing, John was forced to leave the love of his life, Ava, behind. When hand-picked for this special assignment, John could not have any personal ties, especially a significant other. So John could never tell Ava anything, including the fact that he might be gone for years.

Five years have passed, and Ava finally moved on with her life, even falling in love with and getting married to Eric. Ava never stopped loving John and he never stopped loving her. Believing John to be dead, Ava eventually found love. Just before her wedding, John was discovered to be alive, but by then, Ava's heart belonged to Eric.

Losing Ava was not the only loss John had to endure. He lost his two best friends during the coup. An even more significant loss, his leg. Not only did John lose his leg, but he suffered an infection that almost took his life. Now on the road to recovery, John wants to retire. Before the Navy will let him go, however, John must cooperate and complete a media blitz. The world wants to meet the biggest hero this country has ever had.

John is more than reluctant to participate, so he is assigned someone that will prepare him. That person is Julianne Tilden, Ava's sister-in-law of all people. How in the world will John work with Julianne? He is certain that every time he looks at her he will be reminded of Ava, and the fact that she married Julianne's brother Eric.

Julianne wants to walk away more than once. John just might be the biggest challenge she's ever faced. His pain holds no bounds. However, should she be successful, she will get a coveted promotion at her job. Another reason Julianne thinks of walking away is the very fact that she is drawn to John, and that is wrong on so many levels.

Meanwhile, Ava and Eric begin to experience difficulties. So, in One Year Home, readers get to see how John and Julianne begin to grow together, all while hoping for Ava and Eric to be able to work through the kinks in their brand-new marriage.

When I read Five Years Gone last December, I was floored. I felt Ava's pain while she was waiting for news of John, and I felt John's pain when learning of Ava's impending marriage. Beginning the second book in this series resurrected those feelings, but I also quickly formed feelings of hope for John and looked forward to him being able to heal in every way possible.

Marie Force has written an incredibly sensitive story, one that exposed real emotions for everyone concerned. This is an exceptional read, and I think those interested will definitely want to read the first book in the series prior to reading this title.

Many thanks to HTJB, Inc. and to Inkslinger PR for this ARC to review in exchange for my honest opinion.

Please be sure to read the first book in the Navy Captain John West series, Five Years Gone.


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Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance, including the indie-published Gansett Island Series and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books. In addition, she is the author of the Butler, Vermont Series, the Green Mountain Series and the erotic romance Quantum Series. Duchess By Deception is the first in her new historical romance Gilded Series, that will continue with Deceived By Desire in September 2019.

Her books have sold more than 8.5 million copies worldwide, have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list 30 times. She is also a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller, a Speigel bestseller in Germany, a frequent speaker and publishing workshop presenter as well as a publisher through her Jack’s House Publishing romance imprint. She is a three-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award for romance fiction.

Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news.

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  1. This looks like the perfect series for me! Thanks for putting it on my radar!!

  2. This author must have 5 clones - I don't know how she churns out so many lovely books!

  3. This is typically not my kind of book, but great review!

  4. Great review Robin, now I really want to check this book series out it looks and sounds like an amazing book series and right up my alley as well. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post and for putting this book series on my radar.

  5. Great review. I want to read this one.

  6. Looks like a book that would make me cry.