The previous books in the Semper Fi series have more depth, but readers will still enjoy reading the finale. Unfortunately, the passion between the main characters is lacking and the issues that arise between them are overly dramatized, but watching the heroine’s journey and growth redeems the read. As part of a trilogy, this novel is an adequate ending but, on its own, it falls a little short.

Veronica Gibson and Capt. Dwayne Robertson first became acquainted through Skype conversations while Robertson was deployed. Once he comes home, Veronica becomes flustered at the sight of him and all the strange feelings he evokes. Coming from the background of a child in a family of missionaries, Veronica has missed out on a lot and is at times awkward in social encounters. Dwayne is adjusting to coming home from yet another deployment and fears the effects of PTSD. The two decide to give their mutual attraction a chance, but an unexpected event throws their newly formed relationship into turmoil. (SOURCEBOOKS, Jul., 352 pp., $6.99)
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B. Nakia Garner