Wednesday, 16 October 2013

1000 Sleepless Nights by Connie Ann Michael

Genre; New Adult
Release date; August 2013

Can you choose between fighting for your life and fighting for your heart?
Twenty-two year old Corpsman Emme Sawyer doesn’t follow rules. She’s always been the best and no one will die if she has anything to say about it.

Emme refuses to hang around the hospital waiting for the wounded to come to her and joins a Marine unit heading into Helmand Providence, the largest opium producer in Afghanistan. Shutting off her emotions, Emme focuses on what she does best…keeping her men safe. When her best friend is obliterated by a roadside bomb, Emme
begins to realize she can’t save everyone. Seeking comfort from Raven, her commanding officer, Emme develops feelings that don’t belong in a combat zone where each step could be your last. As Raven reciprocates, Emme learns you can’t choose when and where love finds you..

This was a slow starter for me, i felt myself getting bored and i didnt really fancy sticking at it, but i had committed to it. So, we follow the story of Emme (Sawyer) in Afghanistan. That part didnt really appeal to me, what did was the premise of a bloody good love story. This story tore my heart apart slightly.Some of the words, ill admit i didnt understand, and had to ask the Mr. I had no problems however picturing the scenes that where taking place. Once we learnt of Ravens feelings for Emme, we see the passion that is going to slowly build between them. Raven is hardfaced at face value, but upon further exploration we see is a beautifully caring man, who is just learning to deal with his emotions. Throw Tahk into the mix and thats where the story flows so much better, Tahk (acting as Emmes guard) is kind of the middle man, he keeps both Emme and Ravens from taking over.
I admit it, this is another book that made me shed tears, especially for Tahk. With the picture changing, the emotions seem free to flow, and what develops is an intense relationship. In an environment like they are, of course its going to be intense, its either all or nothing, and thats what i like. It seems an honest representation of how a relationship would be. I am a great beilever in all or nothing anyway, i dont have time for games and this does so wonderfully. With some beautiful quotes, and a strong female main character, this is a great read that differs from your normal new adult romance.

Rating; 7/10
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