From the dusty plains of Afghanistan to the sleek corridors of the New York Times, journalist MJ Buckman seeks the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. What she doesn’t expect to find is a man who’s her complete opposite … and fits her perfectly.
Marine Sergeant Jackson Connor knows that relationships don’t work for men in the military. He’s living proof of that. But when a steely-eyed temptress in a flak jacket, who carries her moral cause in front of her, crosses his path, he’s furious, curious, and all kinds of in-lust.
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A grown-up love story about two people who aren’t looking for love, but realize how precious it is when they find it. They don’t play games and there are no stupid misunderstandings, just life standing in their way.
Can they compromise? And what does that look like in a modern relationship between two driven people?
Assignment Vs deployment.
They’re always traveling in different directions. What relationship can survive that?
Battle scars is a story of finding love from the most unexpected situations and places.
"Amidst death, I had found life"
In an Afghan village Maggie finds herself in a dangerous situation when the family's home she has visited to interview for the New York Times comes under fire.
Jackson is one of the soldiers who risks his life to save her and after reeling her a new one for being stupid and endangering herself and his soldier's he accepts her thanks and the invitation of a drink if he is ever in her area.
Maggie or MJ is a career driven woman as a reporter with no other commitments and goes wherever her work takes her.
Seargeant Jackson Connor aka Jack is married to the Marines.
Jackson surprises Maggie by taking her up on her offer and while on leave Jack visits her office.
Both of them hit it off immediately, Maggie has an understanding of Jack's career and has seen through her job what he has dealt with and Jack understands why Maggie feels she has to be the voice of the people who are suffering through war and other situations but obviously neither like that the other is constantly endangering themselves but it's part of the job.
Battle scars is a great read that deals with real life situations and decisions.
There's no heavy angst or drama and I found Jane's writing flowed with ease and easy to get into right from the beginning.
An interesting plot with research evident to deliver such a good military based romance.
As Maggie and Jackson grow closer and distance growing wider through work Jackson and Maggie try there best to make it work.
A heartwarming love story that involves sacrifices.
"Our relationship has been born from the most desperate of situations, warmed by friendship and respect, heightened by our physical attraction and tempered with the threat of losing it all in an explosion of dust and violence."
Told in first person dual pov and leads to a hea.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jane is a writer of contemporary romance fiction, known for thoughtful stories, often touching on difficult subjects: disability (DANGEROUS TO KNOW & LOVE, SLAVE TO THE RHYTHM); mental illness (THE EDUCATION OF CAROLINE, SEMPER FI); life after prison (LIFERS); dyslexia (THE TRAVELING MAN, THE TRAVELING WOMAN).
She is also a campaigner for former military personnel to receive the support they need on leaving the services. She wrote the well-received play LATER, AFTER with former veteran Mike Speirs.