Wendy Marcus is one of those authors that leaves me completely stunned,in awe and feeling breathless!
The woman can write!
In Craving her Soldier's Touch she blew me away,with vivid descriptions of the lives of two people who both have their own personal emotional demons to overcome and in the process find that they are indeed perfect for each other.
The character of Ian or "Ice" was superb, injured in Iraq and now home facing to deal with the severe damage to his leg and also the unknown challenges of suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder he goes from day to day suffering, trying to come to terms with the loss of his" family" and the responsibilities laying ahead.
Enter Jaci, the one woman that set his soul and bed sheets on fire and kept him going all the months in Iraq, but also the one person he does not want to allow to feel sorry for him or to see him crumble. The character of Jaci was equally interesting as she herself has had a non easy life and staying busy by giving back to the community helps her to stay busy and forget the once awful childhood she had and the repercussions it caused.
The author does a outstanding job at bringing these two together with such a force that I was left completely entranced. Seriously ladies the character of Ian alone had me trapped and I could not put the book down.
Working with patients that suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder everyday gave me the advantage to understand just exactly how alone and worthless Ian was feeling, and seeing the author giving a brilliant account from the suffer's side made the book all the more interesting.
Marcus did her research on each and every aspect of what life after Iraq holds for those who serve and protect, and the author at the same time gave me a glimpse into the live of abused woman and children and the pain they go through and challenges they face, and in the end the author conveyed the message of love and kindness will conquer all, and offered up a powerful , emotionality packed, mind blowing romance.
The dialogue was at times fun and witty, and at other times sad and heart wrenching. The sex scenes were wild, passionate and filled with loads of emotion as to what Jaci and Ian were feeling. I cried for Ian and I truly felt for Jaci's twin sister Jena. I loathed the character of their completely awful brother but he is also the key to Jaci and Jena finally standing up for themselves and fighting for what they believe in.
I cannot wait for the story of Jena! Truly brilliant writing, and the Wendy S.Marcus has once again proved why she is one of the most outstanding author's of our time.
You do not want to miss out, the story of Ian and Jaci will leave you addicted to romance and the amazing writing of Wendy S.Marcus!
5/5 star review