Back in the Fight

BACK IN THE FIGHT                    JOSEPH KAPACZIEWSKI & CHARLES W. SASSER
Posted: Aug. 20, 2013

Back in the Fight: The Explosive Memoir of a Special Operator Who Never Gave UpOn October 3, 2005, Kapacziewski and his soldiers were coming to the end of their tour in Northern Iraq when their convoy was attacked by enemy fighters. A grenade fell through the gunner’s hatch and exploded, shattering Kapacziewski’s right leg below the knee, damaging his right hip, and severing a nerve and artery in his right arm.

He endured more than forty surgeries, but his right leg still wasn’t healing as he had hoped, so in March 2007, Kapacziewski chose to have it amputated with one goal in mind: to return to the line and serve alongside his fellow Rangers. One year after his surgery, Kapacziewski accomplished his goal: he was put back on the line, as a squad leader of his Army Ranger Regiment.

On April 19, 2010, during his ninth combat deployment (and fifth after losing his leg), Kapacziewski’s patrol ran into an ambush outside a village in eastern Afghanistan. After a fellow Ranger fell to withering enemy fire, shot through the belly, Sergeant Kap and another soldier dragged him seventy-five yards to safety and administered first aid that saved his life while heavy machine guns tried to kill them. His actions earned him an Army Commendation Medal with “V” for Valor. He had previously been awarded a Bronze Star for Valor—and a total of three Purple Hearts for combat wounds.


HUBBY'S REVIEW:

This book is about a true warrior. Who did ten tours and made it back into the Rangers with an artificial leg. For me I would have been good with that and stayed home with my family. But he chose to make it back to active duty and back with his unit. I did like that they included his wife thoughts through out the book. I am also glad that he stayed home to be a husband and father. He is a true Hero and I thank him for his service. A good book with a story and straight forward.

WAKING UP IN VEGAS

WAKING UP IN VEGAS                               ROMY SOMMER
Posted: Aug. 20, 2013


What happens in Vegas…

Waking up to the bright lights of Vegas in an unfamiliar penthouse suite, cocktail waitress Phoenix Montgomery finds she’s covered from head to foot in gold glitter and not alone – aside from the empty bottle of champagne, there’s a mystery man in the shower and a huge sparkly ring on her finger!

Stays in Vegas?

There’s no denying Max Waldburg’s demi-god sex appeal but commitment-phobic Phoenix doesn’t do relationships. Only it seems her new husband (agh!) has other ideas…he’s trying to keep that ring on her finger and his wife firmly back in his bed. The only question on her lips is – why? Or maybe, why not?


MY REVIEW:

Waking up in Vegas was a very fun storyline all though it was far-fetched. I enjoyed it because I am not much of a fairytale kind of girl. If you knew my family history you would totally get it. So, I could totally relate to Phoenix that getting attached to anyone enough to say the word “L---“was just not going to happen because what would happen when they died or left. Yet, when she wakes up in Vegas just not in her own run down motel but in a penthouse suite she is in a panic already. But when she sees an unusual ring on his left hand and someone in the shower she thinks this could be a big problem for her. How to get out of it but when Max comes out of the bathroom in only a towel with the best 6 pack on a real man she has ever seen she is in instant lust. She just needs to get away but no clothes makes that a problem. He starts to speak of her secret hopes and dreams that she had never told another living soul not to mention her real first name. Man how does he know that? What happened last night all she remembers is taking the sleeping pill before going out for a drink after work and playing two games a pool and a guy offering to buy her a drink, “Oh My God! YOU’RE THAT GUY THAT BOUGHT ME A DRINK!” This where the story starts and it is pretty funny after that. But so far out the realm of normal it is truly a fairytale with a HEA. I have to say there were characters that I was left wondering about because they were left with no answers about like his brother. Provided by NetGalley.com

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