Review: Full Measures by Rebecca Yarros

Posted July 24, 2015 by Angie in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Full Measures by Rebecca YarrosFull Measures by Rebecca Yarros
Series: Flight & Glory #1
five-stars
Published by CreateSpace on February 9th 2014
Genres: Military, New Adult
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She knew. That's why Mom hadn't opened the door. She knew he was dead. Twenty years as an army brat and Ember Howard knew, too. The soldiers at the door meant her dad was never coming home. What she didn't know was how she would find the strength to singlehandedly care for her crumbling family when her mom falls apart. Then Josh Walker enters her life. Hockey star, her new next-door neighbor, and not to mention the most delicious hands that insist on saving her over and over again. He has a way of erasing the pain with a single look, a single touch. As much as she wants to turn off her feelings and endure the heartache on her own, she can't deny their intense attraction. Until Josh's secret shatters their world. And Ember must decide if he's worth the risk that comes with loving a man who could strip her bare.

I lost count on how many times this book made me cry and they weren’t just crocodile tears, I mean it was full blown ugly. I can’t even imagine living the military family life, the constant worry, the constant fear of losing the ones that you love.

I lost count on how many times I gasped during this book.  The twists seriously came out of nowhere for me, which proves how strong this writing is.  I couldn’t predict any of what happened to save my life.

Josh is great, perfect and absolutely swoon-worthy.  There was just enough angst with him to keep me guessing until the end.  His bravery in everything that he does/did for himself, for Ember, for her family was beyond endearing. He got me right in the feeler.  Ember was frustrating but after finishing the book, I completely understood why and sympathized with her.  She is such a strong person, stepped up to the plate to help and protect her family.  I was in awe of Ember the whole way through.  I was buddy reading this and I was getting so frustrated with her but she came through in the end.  I would have loved a longer epilogue but who doesn’t right?  This was beautifully written and I cannot wait to read more of Rebecca’s works!

I’d like to take this opportunity to express to those of you reading that have current, past, lost and active military, thank you for your service.  Land of the free because of the brave.

Angie

five-stars

About Rebecca Yarros

Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and lover of all things chocolate, coffee, and Paleo. She’s a graduate of Troy University, where she studied European history and English, but still holds out hope for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Her blog, The Only Girl Among Boys, has been voted the Top Military Mom Blog the last two years, and celebrates the complex issues surrounding the military life she adores.

She is the author of the Flight & Glory series, including Full Measures, the award-winning Eyes Turned Skyward, Beyond What is Given, and Hallowed Ground. She loves military heroes, and has been blissfully married to hers for fourteen years.

When she’s not writing, she’s tying hockey skates for her four sons, sneaking in some guitar time, or watching brat-pack movies with her two daughters. She lives in Colorado with the hottest Apache pilot ever, their rambunctious gaggle of kids, an English bulldog who is more stubborn than sweet, and a bunny named General Fluffy Pants who torments the aforementioned bulldog. They recently adopted their youngest daughter from the foster system, and Rebecca is passionate about helping others do the same.

Rebecca is represented by Louise Fury of the Bent Agency.

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