Monday 29 May 2017

RELEASE BLITZ & 5 ⭐️ REVIEW - The Way Back Home by Carmen Jenner

Title: The Way Back Home
Author: Carmen Jenner
Genre: Military Romance
Release Date: May 29, 2017


August Cotton shouldn’t be here. When a tragic accident calls him home to Magnolia Springs, this returned Veteran adds his parents to the list of things he’s lost in recent years, right along with his IED detection dog and his left leg. As the sole guardian of his four-year-old sister, August must rely on his Marine training in raising a tiny hellion who’s as stubborn as he is. But the Corps could never prepare him for this. Nor could they prepare him for Olivia Anders, a woman who’ll stop at nothing to get her way.

As owner of Paws for Cause, Olivia is no stranger to the broken men and women who return home from war. She’s no stranger to broken dogs either. In fact, she’s made it her mission to pair the two and enrich both of their lives, but pairing ornery and aloof August Cotton will take some work. The last thing August wants is some pushy southern woman occupying his parents’ bed and breakfast and forcing him to open up about the hell he narrowly escaped, but that’s exactly what Olivia intends.

They complete one another, and yet they can’t stand to be in the same room.

Can Olivia make this hardened Marine feel again and finally show his heart the way back home?

*** Intended for a mature 18+ audience only. This book may contain triggers for some readers.

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“You know, if you want to see me naked and sweaty, all you have to do is ask, darlin’.”
“I do not . . . I wasn’t . . .” My words are stolen from me as he stalks forward with a maddening smirk on his face. “What are you doing?”
“Getting tired of waiting for you to be okay with this.”
“August, we talked about boundaries.” I press my hand to his chest because he's too close, and I can't think straight with the heady scent of his sweat and sandalwood soap distracting me. It wasn't my intention to run my hand over that sweat, to feel the hard-won muscle beneath, but here I am, petting him as if he's my favorite kitty.
“No. You talked about boundaries. I told you I was gonna fight, and I ain’t above fightin’ dirty.”
“How dirty?” I breathe.
August’s lips curl up into a smile. “So dirty.”
Both hands snake around my waist and he lifts me onto the counter, wedging his hips between my thighs. He hooks a finger in the sash and unties my robe as if he were opening a gift made just for him. I wrap my legs around his hips to pull him closer, and that’s all the admission he needs. He threads a hand through my hair and pulls my neck back to expose the tender flesh to his mouth. I close my eyes and whisper his name as my whole body turns to flame, starved for the oxygen that only his touch can bring. His hot mouth trails down my neck, his hands cup my breasts, squeezing, kneading, and I slide a hand between us, into the waistband of his shorts. I take his hard length in my hand, stroking him from base to tip. August grunts as he pushes my negligee out of the way with frenzied hands. His fingers find me bare and exposed with no panties.
“So fucking’ dirty,” he groans, wetting his lips.


After reading Toward the Sound of Chaos by Carmen Jenner which i have to say was one of my Top Five Reads of 2016. I was jumping for joy when i heard there was to be another book. THE WAY BACK HOME Is a standalone contemporary romance novel and is told in ‘Dual Perspectives’. You do not have to read Towards the Sound of Chaos first as the story doesn't follow on. Olivia's Character is mentioned in the previous book due to her job but that is it. I will say though you will be missing out on an Amazing read if you don't read both of these standalone stories.

 Olivia Anders is expanding her non-profit organisation ‘Paws for Cause’. Olivia's organisation pairs up dogs to work as therapy dogs to help and support Marines who have served their country and have come home not as they left. Some due to a disability some suffering with PTSD. Olivia is starting up the new clinic in the town of ‘Magnolia Springs'. 

August Cotton is returning home after receiving the news that his parents have been killed, leaving his younger sister alone. August has been roaming from town to town he is a broody troubled war hero. He served in Afghanistan and was honourably discharged, after he lost his leg by an IED. He knows he's in no fit state to care for his sister but there is no way he's leaving her to the care of the state. He's bitter and hurt and is in no mood to deal with the woman that has landed on his door step to live at his family's B&B. 

This read will give you so many feels, Carmen Jenner has given us a beautiful read with The Way Back Home and it is so much more than a romance novel. It covers depression, abuse, suicide, and PTSD showing us strength and courage in the hardest of times. I was captivated by this read loving the characters on all levels from Olivia and August's heartbreaking relationship, to August's gorgeous little sister Bettina. Throwing in lots of animals and two cheeky teenagers who also pulled on my heart strings. This sweet and heartfelt story is a must read.

Author Bio

Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA Today and international bestselling author.

Her dark romance, KICK (Savage Saints MC #1), won Best Dark Romance Read in the Reader’s Choice Awards at RWDU, 2015.

A tattoo enthusiast, hardcore makeup addict and zombie fangirl, Carmen lives on the sunny North Coast of New South Wales, Australia, where she spends her time indoors wrangling her two wildling children, a dog named Pikelet, and her very own man-child.

A romantic at heart, Carmen strives to give her characters the HEA they deserve, but not before ruining their lives completely first … because what’s a happily ever after without a little torture?


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