Review: In Love and War by Tara Mills

April 14, 2013 Review 1

Review: In Love and War by Tara Mills

Sometimes love really is worth fighting for, but picking your battles isn't so easy—especially when lives are at stake.

Ariela Perrine refuses to consider a certain type of man. She watched how loving a self-sacrificing hero destroyed her mother and left her orphaned at a young age. So yes, she does tend to go out with lackluster men—with predictable results. But she's safe. And bored, at least until an accident brings the interior decorator face to face with an unforgettable pair of blue eyes, a playful smile, and his overly affectionate dog.

Oh yeah, journalist Dylan Bond makes her sizzle, but dare she risk it? After all, he's just returned from Iraq—a war zone for crying out loud! Ariela’s weak resistance crumbles with his assurance that he's back to covering domestic stories and their relationship hits the tarmac at a dizzying speed. Unfortunately, an unexpected phone call lures Dylan back into danger and he falls off the radar outside the green zone. Sensing something’s gone desperately wrong, Ariela’s ready to make a deal with the devil to find him and bring him back.

As the days of fear and panic stretch on, they’re both tested in ways neither expected. Will it bring them closer or destroy their fragile peace forever?

Title: In Love and War
Author: Tara Mills
Published by Crimson Romance
Source: Author
Published: March 4, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 238
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-flames

An enthralling contemporary romance, In Love and War, by Tara Mills, draws the reader in with a dramatic accident that is the initial meeting between Ariela Perrine and Dylan Bond.

Instantly attracted to Dylan’s piercing blue eyes, Ariela wants to know this man better because he makes her heart flutter. On their first date, Ariela discovers that Dylan is a war journalist whose assignments regularly take him into Iraq. Mills, with her consummate storytelling voice, realistically portrays Ariela’s struggles as she tries to figure out if she has the inner strength to be with a man whose job is potentially deadly. Through creative plot twists, the author shows Dylan’s attempts to allay Ariela’s fears regarding his journalistic career. The romantic tension between Ariela and Dylan builds at a nice pace as they create a meaningful relationship, making their bedroom play sweet and romantic.

Perfectly balancing Ariela and Dylan growing relationship with Dylan’s dangerous trips to Iraq, In Love and War is a well-crafted page-turner that will keep you engaged for the entire book.

I received an eBook copy from the publisher for purpose of an honest review for The Jeep Diva. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.

RB Lori


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