|Being at war doesn't give Cole Mannings, a Union Lieutenant, much chance to date but before he left for war he promised a woman he'd be back. Yet when he receives a letter from her, letting him know she's found someone else, he's heartbroken and figures there's no way he can allow a woman to make a fool of him again until he meets nurse Claire Hirsch.
Claire Hirsch lost her fiancée in his first year away at war, but instead of drowning in misery she's using her skills as a nurse to help soldiers injured on the front line. Scared by her fiancée's death, she refuses to allow herself a chance to get close to another soldier for fear she'll lose him to. But when she meets Cole Mannings, everything changes.
For an enthusiastic reader, I don't have a lot of appreciation for the Historical genre, but this book has made me wanting to read more. The plot was intriguing, and had great attention to detail for the men on the front line and how they battled their way through day after day. I really liked the dialogue between both the heroine and heroine, as well as how they interacted with the secondary characters because it revealed quite well how a nurse handled the pressures of looking after a soldier when he was wounded and how protective the soldiers were of each other when dealing with the enemy. The sex scenes were great and just right for Claire didn't have any experience when it came to men, so Cole treated her perfectly. What I liked so much about Claire was her ability to work under pressure and help those that needed it even though it was hard for her because she'd lost her fiancée to war. While with the hero, I liked how he pursued Claire, although he didn't want to be hurt again like he had been by the woman he loved back home who'd all but given up on their love and found herself another man.
In conclusion, this tale of times at war and romance has given me a love for the Historical genre, and I can't wait to read more books like this one in the future.
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