ALL FOR YOU #4

ALL FOR YOU   #4                                     JESSICA SCOTT
Posted: Jan.17,2015

All For You by Jessica ScottCan a battle-scarred warrior . . .
Stay sober. Get deployed. Lead his platoon. Those are the only things that matter to Sergeant First Class Reza Iaconelli. What he wants is for everyone to stay out of his way; what he gets is Captain Emily Lindberg telling him how to deal with his men. Fort Hood's newest shrink is smart as a whip and sexy as hell. She's also full of questions—about the army, its soldiers, and the agony etched on Reza's body and soul.
. . . open his heart to love?
Emily has devoted her life to giving soldiers the care they need—and deserve. Little does she know that means facing down the fierce wall of muscle that is Sergeant Iaconelli like it's just another day at the office. When Reza agrees to help her understand what makes a soldier tick, she's thrilled. Too bad it doesn't help her unravel the sexy warrior in front of her who stokes her desire and touches a part of her she thought long dead. He's the man who thinks combat is the only escape from the demons that haunt him. The man who needs her most of all . . .
(87,000 words)
 

My Review:
     Wow, Jessica Scott knows how to take her readers hostage.  When it comes to the intensity of her story lines and the characters.  You will not be disappointed with her realism and sensitivity she gives to PTSD.  The ins and outs of the military life as well as suicides that befall our service people each year. 
     This story line follows two enlisted characters Reza Iaconelli an Italian-Iranian, known to his men and women as “Sarn’t Ike.”  Once you first meet him you might think of him as a cold uncaring S.O.B. especially after he lays into Captain Emily Lindberg a therapist for R&R.  Yet, there is a certain way the military is run so she should understand.  Yet, she is new and doesn’t want to do anything wrong either.
     It wasn’t until they met up at a bar by accident that the show of force the both showed in the argument that they had gave them a sexual awareness.  Reza needs help about another of his men and Emily saw his compassion and worry.  She promised to follow up.
     The more they talked the closer they got.  Sloban’s file was nowhere to be found.  The two of them took it to the next level yet Sloban was losing it.  Reza was afraid he would go back to using to chase the nightmares of war away like Reza had done with alcohol.  Reza asked him to hold on he was working on it.  Reza knew how hard it was with 74+ day’s cold turkey sober.  But Marshall was pushing Sloban on duty and a discharge with no help for PTST because he didn’t believe in it.  Things were close to the breaking point for him.
     Meanwhile, Reza and Emily were talking.  He could see how brave she wanted to be but he knew if she was ever deployed she was not trained.  So, when she asked to go to the shooting exercise mission he thought it would be good.  He’d train her and maybe help her someday keep safe.  Well, by the end of the exercise she ended up with a huge welt on her hip as the guys showed no mercy.  It scared and pissed off Reza.  New and old feelings started to mix.
     So did his feelings for Emily but ever on the surface were the war demons as well as his thirst for alcohol.  Then you add a jerk like Marshall to the mix and Reza’s short fuse.   Well, this story keeps you on your toes that this for sure.
     This is an ongoing saga which this is the first book I have read in the series.  I don’t feel cheated surprising enough.  I didn’t get all my questions answered as to what happened to some of the characters but my hubby assures me in due time.  Haha!  He to enjoy Jessica’s work.
     Thanks for your service to all our military men and women.  As well as you and your husband Jessica.  I give this book 4 stars.  Although I enjoyed the ending was hoping for more.  Provided by Net Galley.
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