Saturday, January 2, 2016

Review: A Lover’s Lamant by K.L. Grayson and BT Urruela





Publication Date: 10/6/2015
Rating: 5 Stars





Official Blurb: 

In a matter of seconds my entire world changed, and it was in that moment that I stopped living and simply began to exist. 

In my grief, I sent a letter to the first boy I ever loved. I hoped in writing it I’d find some peace from the nightmare I was living, some solace in my anger.

I didn’t expect him to write back. I wasn’t prepared for his words, and I certainly wasn’t ready for the impact this soldier would have on my life. A deep-rooted hate transformed into friendship, and then molded into a love like I’d never known before. 

Sergeant Devin Ulysses Clay did what I couldn’t: he put the shattered pieces of my heart back together, restoring my faith in humanity and teaching me how to live again.

But now that I’m whole, I have a decision to make. Do I return to my life as I knew it and the fiancé I left behind, or do I walk away from it all for the only man to ever break my heart? 

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I’ve been living in hell, but you won’t hear me complain. 

These men depend on me, as I do them, and this brotherhood is the only family I’ve ever known.

The Army saved me from a callous mother and a life on the wrong side of the tracks that was quickly spiraling out of control. So unlike most of the men in my platoon, going home wasn’t something I longed for. 

I was content overseas, spending my days defending this country that gave me my life back. Fighting became my new normal … until her. 

A letter from Katie Devora—a letter that I almost didn’t open. Her words put a fire back inside of me that I didn’t know I’d lost. She gave me hope during a time when I was fighting every day just to stay alive, and now it’s time I fight for her.


There are so many words that I could use to describe this book, but honestly, they’d all pale in comparison.  A Lover’s Lamant is truly an amazing book and had I read this prior to choosing my book of the year for the blog, I think this would have won.  This story rings so true to the lives of soldiers and exhibits beautifully the painful things our service men and the loved ones they leave at home experience during deployment.  This book is about second chances that show up the darkness is at its peak.  A Lover’s Lamant is nothing short of a magnificent and heart pounding read.  First time co-author BT Urruela’s experience as a U.S. soldier scream from the pages of this book. I don’t know how many times I had to put this book now because the emotions from the very vivid situations left me crying uncontrollably.  It’s books like A Lover’s Lamant that make me sit down after I turn the last page and think about how gifted my life has been and the fact that I don’t have to sit around and wait for the Dear John or visit from the commanders to tell me my husband is gone or has been injured.  This is the first time as a reader and a blogger that I have failed to honestly put into words how greatly I love a book and that’s telling you something.  I want to end this review by thanking men like BT for his service and for giving readers a 1/1000th of a glimpse of life as a soldier.  If you have not read this book, Saints and Sinners, you need to make this read a priority.  To call this book life changing is bar none the understatement of the year.



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