First Sergeant Gale Sorren waited a war and half a lifetime for a chance to get stationed near the ex-wife who left him years ago. When he finally musters the courage to see her, the life he imagined she was living was nothing close to the reality.
She’s never stopped loving him…
Melanie never stopped worrying about Gale each time he headed off to war. But he’s never been there when she needed him and she’s had fifteen years to steel her heart against him.
But when Gale moves to Fort Hood, he finally has a chance to make things right with Melanie and the daughter she raised without him.
Can Mel trust her heart to a man who has always let her down?
I’ve been a fan of Jessica Scott’s military romance stories since reading Because of You, the first book in her Coming Home series. I’ve read all but one or two books in that series, but Homefront has a lot of familiar faces gracing the pages, which made me enjoy the first book in her new Homefront series even more.
There was so much to like about Homefront, I’m not exactly sure where to start. Gale and Melanie were both young when they started their family. It was really hard to get upset with the actions of either one of them because they both spent a lot of time beating themselves up about everything they had done wrong. It’s not easy being the soldier leaving his loved ones behind or being the family that’s left behind. No one relates those emotions better than this author. Gale and Melanie’s story was as heartbreaking as it was beautiful.
There were a lot of other things going on in Homefront besides Gale trying to put his family back together or make up for time lost. Things going on with his career and fellow officers slowly bled into his personal life in unexpected ways. The way he handled those situations made me fall in love with him.
As with everything else, there’s no black and white. No easy answers to complicated situations and no turning back the hands of time. I have a feeling that readers are going to experience a lot of this in the rest of the books in this series. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for everyone else.