Julia London
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Julia London
Release Date
November 2017
Book 5 of 7 Brides for 7 Soldiers
Contemporary Romance

Fall in love with seven sexy and irresistible soldiers who find their courage and heart tested like never before in the battle for love! This multi-author collaborative series of contemporary romance novels is brought to you by bestselling authors Barbara Freethy, Roxanne St. Claire, Christie Ridgway, Lynn Raye Harris, Julia London, Cristin Harber and Samantha Chase. You won't want to miss a single one!


Former Marine Jack Carter has left Afghanistan behind, but after a close encounter with a suicide bomber, he now battles a hidden enemy. Ashamed that he succumbs to heart-stopping panic attacks, he refuses to leave his house and makes excuses for failing to meet up with his best friends. He's got the perfect set up—his job allows him to work from home, he hires out the dog walking and grocery shopping and he has subscribed to a meal delivery service that comes complete with a cook. Jack expected a lunch lady, but he gets Whitney. She's bubbly, she's way too chatty, and his dog loves her more than him. But he forgives her all of that because she's sexy as hell and a bright spot in an otherwise lonely day.

Whitney Baldwin has been groomed to follow a long line of highly successful lawyers into an equally successful family law firm, but she'd rather bake a cake than read a tort. Her dream is to open her own patisserie. To say her father is disappointed in her career path is an understatement—if she can't pull this off, she'll have to head home with her tail between her legs. In a last bid to make her dream a reality Whitney accepts a job with Dinner Magic and lands an insanely handsome client in Jack Carter. His crazy good looks captivate her, but it's something about his hyper-awareness of her combined with a vulnerability that is an irresistible recipe.

The smoldering attraction between Jack and Whitney quickly turns molten. But when he makes an important promise that he can't keep, Whitney can't fathom how this relationship is going to work. Will Jack

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Dec 07, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
10 people found the following review helpful
4 sad, sweet stars for JACK.

Whitney Baldwin has moved to Seattle with the dream of opening her own bakery, but in the meantime she's making ends meet by cooking for clients in their homes. She's convinced that one particular client, Jack Carter, is either horribly disfigured or a severe addict…how else could she explain why the man won't show his face and stays locked in his room when she's there?

Former Marine Jack has been battling severe anxiety since returning from his second tour in Afghanistan, making even the simplest chore, like walking his dog or grabbing a coffee, debilitating. He used to be quite the ladies' man, now he can barely speak to Whitney without sounding like a complete idiot. But Whitney won't be deterred, she likes Jack, and she's not above pushing to get what she wants.

JACK, book 5 in the 7 Brides for 7 Soldiers series penned by various authors, was such a poignant read. You read a lot of books about veterans who come back with mild to severe issues, but Jack's character was in a whole different category. Jack was terrified to even contemplate leaving his house due to severe agoraphobia. Even his shrink sessions were done online. Whitney really brought him out of his shell, and I both felt bad for her and was angry at her for her reaction to Jack's ongoing issues. As rough as it is to deal with someone who can't leave the house, she could've been a little less "all about me." Either way, this was a good book, not super erotic but it was like a nice warm hug with a little ass grab thrown in for heat.

Bottom Line: No OM/OW or sharing; condom use; no BDSM/kink; no sexual assault; no violence/murder.
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