The start of this story roped me in with how detailed and graphic the book is. There is more to this plot than a mere love story, and that is what makes a book good. The characters have flaws, which makes them feel more real. The story, like many, does slow down a bit halfway through. Once the honeymoon period is over, the story is bogged down with the politics of day-to-day life. There’s one sex scene that seems to last forever and I ended up skipping it. The last part of the book doesn’t fit quite right and seems rushed as the author tries to show the effects of PTSD, but we aren’t shown how we went from a slight problem to a huge problem. Perhaps if the character had gone on another deployment it would have been easier to swallow. I would have liked to have seen the characters in their workplaces as well. It felt like I was only getting half the story since I was only shown what happened to them at home.
Waves Break My Fall, by Kendall McKenna