Author: Jen Frederick
Publisher: Pear Tree LLC, 280 Pages (January 18th 2014)
Genre: New Adult Romance
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NOTE: This is a "New Adult" novel. Due to mature content this title is recommended for ages 17+
Synopsis: Twenty-five-year-old Sgt. Gray Phillips is at a crossroads in his life: stay in the Marine Corps or get out and learn to be a civilian? He’s got forty-five days of leave to make up his mind but the people in his life aren’t making the decision any easier. His dad wants him to get out; his grandfather wants him to stay in. And his growing feelings for Sam Anderson are wreaking havoc with his heart…and his mind. He believes relationships get ruined when a Marine goes on deployment. So now he’s got an even harder decision to make: take a chance on Sam or leave love behind and give his all to the Marines.
Twenty-two year old Samantha Anderson lost her husband to an IED in Afghanistan just two months after their vows. Two years later, Sam is full of regrets—that she didn’t move with her husband to Alaska; that she allowed her friends to drift away; that she hasn’t taken many chances in life. Now, she’s met Gray and taking a risk on this Marine could be her one opportunity to feel alive and in love again. But how can she risk her heart on another military man who could share the same tragic fate as her husband?
Character Interview with Gray & Sam from Unraveled
First question is for Gray. What brings you to the Woodlands?
My former Marine buddies are living here and going to Central College. My end of service (EOS) is nearing and I need to either reenlist or separate from the Marines. I figured getting away from the base and my family would allow me to make a decision free of distractions. That turned out to be a wrong calculation because I met this girl and she was the biggest distraction of all--but in the best way.
Sam, you are not really prepared meeting Gray for the first time - although who would be prepared when a guy literally sweeps you off your feet! What are your initial thoughts about this hard bodied Marine - is he good for a quick hookup or something more?
I thought he was going to be my entry into the dating world--one that I had never really been a part of--so I definitely expected any encounter to be short term. What caught me off guard was how much I wanted my connections to him to last.
Gray, you are a military man, but have the choice to re-up or become a civilian life. Which way are you leaning? How does Sam factor in?
Sam factors in a huge way but not for the reasons you might first think. She's really level headed and sometimes sees me more clearly than I can which helps making decisions a lot easier.
Sam, what is your absolute favorite (non naughty) activity to do with Gray?
I just enjoy being in his company. When he comes home and settles in to watch the game, I enjoy sitting right next to him, knitting. Having him with me is a thrill all its own.
Gray, you are a thrill seeker - enjoying rock climbing and sky diving. What do you find thrilling about Sam?
Ha! In a non naughty way? She's just eternally optimistic in that good things are always going be there for you if you keep living, keep putting yourself out there.
Sam, how does knowing Gray change you?
He's like a rock so it's easier for me to take chances knowing I have him to fall back to.
Gray, if you could say one thing to Sam to let her know how much you care, what would it be?
I'm so glad you never gave up on me and you're the most courageous person I know to risk your heart like you did.
About the Author:
Bestselling author Jen Frederick lives with her husband, child, and one rambunctious dog. She's been reading stories all her life but never imagined writing one of her own. Jen loves to hear from readers so drop her a line at email@example.com.
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