Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by Heather Long #afternoondelight #review

Posted January 24, 2015 by Sophia Rose in Reviews, Afternoon Delight / 4 Comments

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by Heather Long #afternoondelight #review
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

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Series: #10 Always a Marine
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Military Romance
Published by Decadent Publishing
Released on January 6, 2013
Pages: 78
Format: eBook

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This one was so endearing and broke my heart a little with its portrayal of a fragile, abused woman with her baby girl diagnosed as failure to thrive and the injured Marine who fell in love with the fire he saw still burning within her.

Melody feels tired, guilty, scared and all in all just one big hot mess when she comes to Mike’s Place for her little girl. Her abusive Marine husband has been killed in the line of duty and all she can feel is relief which makes her feel guilty. Her baby girl born after the death of her husband has a heart condition that needs constant monitoring. And Melody gets twitchy any time she has to deal with a man particularly big, burly Marine or soldier types so it is with great surprise that she feels differently toward her neighbor, Captain Joe Carter who is recovering from extensive injuries.

Joe hasn’t been in the best of moods during his recovery as he is forced to wait things out, but he suddenly realizes things could be a lot worse when he becomes aware of his pretty neighbor who is running on vapors and terrified of her own shadow. He recognizes the signs and suspects the truth. He wants to gentle her and gain her trust, he wants to protect her and her baby, but most of all he just wants her. He’s never felt this way about a woman before and he suspects that she is possibly too broken to ever want him back. But with a little of Momma Carter’s tough and vigorous TLC and the people at Mike’s Place maybe something special can happen.

This story just kept hitting my emotions hard. I loved Joe and wanted to wrap Melody up for a hug. At first, I wanted to absolutely hate her husband, but yet I ended up pitying him too in the end- not that I think it is ever right or excusable to abuse someone. He was a casualty of war in more ways than one as was Melody and Joe. I really liked the attention to pacing with the tone and the development of this story. It is short, but it is by no means insta-anything.

Just another wonderful addition to a really good series of mostly standalone Marine romances.

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About Heather Long

National bestselling author Heather Long likes long walks in the park, science fiction, superheroes, Marines, and men who aren’t douche bags. She writes snarky women tangled in romance as hot as Texas summertime. From paranormal historical westerns to contemporary military romance, Heather might switch genres, but one thing is true in all of her stories—the characters drive the books. When she’s not wrangling her menagerie of animals, Heather devotes herself to her family, remembering a time when her Nan used to read her steamy Harlequin novels instead of picture books. Heather believes if you like your heroes so real you could lick the grit off their chest and your heroines so likable, you’re sure you were friends with someone just like them once, you’ll enjoy her worlds almost as much as she does.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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  • This sounds like a really good book. It’s books like this that push buttons emotionally that usually keep me engaged to read all in one sitting.

    • Exactly, Mary! It totally pushed my emotion buttons. I love reading this series, but this will end up being a favorite.

  • oh great review. I do have to say that I just love those stories that put your emotions through the ringer. I definitely want to try this one out as soon as I can.

    • Yeah, this one is touching. It can be read easily as a standalone if you want to try it w/o having to read the whole series.