Review: His Soldier by Anna Lee
Publisher: Totally Bound
Publish Date: March 6, 2015
Reviewed by: Heller
How I got this book: E-Arc from Publisher
After a tragedy, in a way to honor his brother and try to cope, Dean becomes a army pen pal to Sergeant Ryder Brooks. The two connect through letters and phone calls for a year, falling in love and making plans to meet when Ryder finishes his tour. However, in an effort to save one of his men who steps on a mine, Ryder loses his leg. Broken and depressed, he doesn’t think Dean will want him. But once Dean learns what happens, he immediately goes to Ryder, determined to help him heal and show him that he loves him no matter what. Ryder has a long road of recovery ahead of him, but with Dean’s support, he realizes his life isn’t over, it’s just beginning if he’ll only give them a chance.
Is it possible for a story to be to perfect? Perfect characters, perfect reactions, perfect storyline that flows through romance, angst and conclusion. This story was that and it didn’t work for me. Dean is sweetness personified and Ryder is the stoic injured soldier and his sometime hookup was more than a bit over the top villian-ish. Maybe it was the mood I was in when I read it but this frustrated me and it was a struggle to finish it. May work for other readers looking for a sweet romance but I just wasn’t feeling it.
I’m giving His Soldier a C-