Because of You
By Suzie Housley
Jul 5, 2012 - 1:46:12 PM

Sergeant First Class Shane Garrison’s life revolved around his career in the army.  When he received divorce papers, he knew that fighting for his country had cost him his marriage.  His friend Vic Carponti refused to let his best friend wallow in self-pity.  He demanded that the two of them paint the town at a local bar before they were to be deployed to Iraq.  Shane knew there was no way Carponti would allow him to bow out of the invitation so he reluctantly agreed to go with him.

Jen St. James had survived breast cancer, but the price she had paid for surviving had been losing her left breast.  Her friends refused to allow Jen to close herself off from the outside world.   They knew it was up to them to see that Jen got back to living a full life.  They coaxed her to come with them to their favorite bar to say farewell to their husbands and friends.


At Ropers, Jen encounters Shane Garrison.   Shane’s darkly handsome looks and winning smile quickly melts her heart.  In his presence, she forgets her loss of a breast and for once feels whole.  As the two of them part, he leaves her with a kiss she will long remember.


In Iraq, Shane is gravely injured; his injuries send him back to the states and back into the arms of Jen St. James.  Jen is shocked to learn her newest patient is Shane Garrison.  She knows as a nurse she must maintain a professional appearance; although she can’t get Shane out of her mind.


Shane is not accustomed to asking for help, but he knows Jen is his only way that he will be able to get well and walk on his own two feet.  Will these two wounded souls be able to find the healing comfort they both need in each other’s arms?


Jessica Scott has taken the romance world by storm with her smash debut BECAUSE OF YOU.  Shane and Jen are characters that you can’t help fall in love with and endure their life hardships.  I was so impressed with this book, I couldn’t put it down and it cost me a sleepless night as I stayed glued to its pages.  October can’t come soon enough for I can’t wait to read the second book in this exciting series.

Other planned titles in this series include:


  • Until There Was You – October 2012
  • Back to You - TBD

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