Her Invisible Soldier by Grace Risata
After the death of his best friend in an ambush, Dixon Wade returns from the military a broken man. Bitter, angry at the world, and suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, he feels invisible and forgotten by everyone around him. Everything changes when he meets her.
Fiercely stubborn and independent, Alyce is accustomed to doing what she wants, when she wants. Forced to volunteer at a charity in order to keep her job, she burns through every opportunity in town until stumbling upon a place that serves veterans.
Once these two volatile personalities collide, a battle of wills ensues. Never one to back down when faced with a challenge, Alyce comes up with some very interesting ideas to get her soldier back on the road to recovery.
Just as things begin to heat up for this unlikely pair, mistakes are made that could derail their entire relationship. Will Alyce be able to put the past aside and find a future with her invisible soldier?
The story of Alyce and Dixon was very entertaining. I read this stand-alone novel in about a week. I chose to read this novel because I felt it was very realistic to what a man coming home from deployment would be going through and I appreciated Dixon’s character for that purpose.
The novel was very written well and each character that I came across while reading each had their own personalities that made the story come to life for me as a reader.
I appreciated the research that the author did gathering small details about things that could be seen on a deployment my example is the specific type of explosive that could go off. Another would be the psychologist's perspective and experience with someone who has PTSD. As mentioned in a few paragraphs prior, Dixon’s character was very powerful and I appreciated the glimpse into a veteran’s life that he provided.
What I loved about the main character, Alyce, was her take-no-crap mentality as well as not wanting to be looked as dainty and fragile just because she is a woman. I could relate to her as I read throughout the story.
I felt that Alyce and Dixon were a little similar in their thought processes, they both don’t want to be babied nor do they back down from a challenge. This is good but at the same time, I felt that those two attributes made them one and the same at times. However, for the sake of the story and what all each character’s backstories brought to the table, they were perfect for each other.
This novel is definitely on my steamy reads list with 4 out of 5 flames for language and scenes that are not appropriate for those under 18 with crude language!
I would recommend to anyone that likes to read a love story with a struggle behind it, military romances, erotic romances, and secrets that come to light!
I would not recommend to anyone who is not 18 or older, doesn’t like books with offensive racial remarks, and obscene scenes.
Signing off, I hope your Friday is fantastic, your mug is full, and your head in a book!
See you soon, C. J. Rodgers