Sunday, March 3, 2013

Reviewed: Embattled Road by JM Madden...5 out of 5 rating...

The Embattled Road (Lost and Found, #.05)
In the harrowing prequel to The Lost and Found series, three embattled Marines must deal with their devastating physical and emotional injuries in a world that seems to have turned against them. 
When the rescue helicopter crashes into his convoy in Iraq, Marine First Sergeant Duncan Wilde struggles with the loss of men, his career and the use of his body. Things can't get much worse. Until his fiancée decides she has to move on with her life, and that of her unborn child by another man.
Sergeant Chad Lowell knew when he went to war that it would come with a price. And it did. A young Marine under his command is killed by a landmine. Chad's left with one less leg and a mountain of recriminations. That doesn't mean he wants to be a pitied by every female he comes in contact with.
Gunnery Sergeant John Palmer is furious at the hand he's been dealt. He's served his country faithfully, if not without antagonism, for many years. Now they're turning him out like a relative who has overstayed his welcome. And, since he's not even a real man anymore, maybe it is time to move on permanently. 
Can these wounded warriors use a friendship borne out of adversity to form a partnership rescuing others? And can they find real love in spite of their challenges?
I would definitely recommend reading Embattled Road prior to reading the Lost and Found series as it is a prequel of about 40 pages introducing the 3 heroes and how they came together to form an all-vet detective agency. It gives you a glimpse into each of their lives and their individual struggle to gain back their lives after being injured during the war.

I definitely have a thing for a man in uniform and have a weakness for wounded soldiers either physically or mentally. But what really got me interested in this series and the author is her Note in the beginning of the book: (here is just a little part of it) "I seriously believe there is a soul mate for everybody. The external package doesn't matter when it comes to the heart."  I totally agree and this is also why I love to read. With a statement like that I couldn't wait to read this series because what totally does me in is a story in which a wounded hero gets his HEA with a heroine who is strong and lovable and feisty enough to win his heart.

I just wanted to wrap these 3 up in my arms. I instantly loved each one of them and cannot wait to get their full stories and meet the heroines who are their soul mates. This prequel might be little but it was packed full of heartache, laughter, friendship and 3 swoon~worthy heroes.  5 out of 5 rating. 

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