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ATTIC REVIEW : Embattled Ever After (Lost and Found #5) by J.M. Madden


March 15, 2017


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Jeri’s Book Attic




Title :              Embattled Ever After

Author :           J.M. Madden

Series :            Lost and Found #5

Release date :   October 11th 2016

Rating :           4 Stars



Blurb : Duncan Wilde has avoided long-term relationships very well since his fiancée left him wounded in the hospital years ago. That one harsh lesson—that he needed to guard his heart—has lasted him for years. Besides. He’s a beat up old Marine well past his time for love. The fiery young doctor from Kansas seems to think otherwise though. She worked on one of his men months ago and they had a bit of a connection. Too bad she’s so damn young.Alex Hartfield grew up as a military brat, but she sees something in Duncan that makes her think of permanence and starting a family. She wants someone to come home to every night and love, and he’s the first man that makes her guarded heart race with hope and excitement. Now to convince him that opening up to love doesn’t mean taking on responsibility for the other person’s life.


Review : I am not sure where my thoughts are after reading Embattled Ever After (Lost and Found #5) by J.M. Madden. I loved that series from the beginning on and I was looking forward to Duncan’s story as much as anybody else I guess. But somehow now when it came something went wrong a little and it was something I would have never expected. It was Duncan’s age. I never gave it much thought as Duncan was always present but never the focus of the other stories – so I am not sure how my mind got settled on a mid 50s – hell maybe even beginning 60 kind of guy ( no problems with that – non at all). BUT when he now moved into the focus, he was (for me kind of suddenly) morphed into something like a mid 40s guy. And that fact threw me of course because I had to question all my thoughts on him from the previous books. All those lines about the “beat up old Marine well past his time for love” – I am sorry but I am not able to agree with that #shaking my head. Also while I basically loved the book it gave me more a feeling of closure to the series than it being a real book only for Duncan’s story. But anyway I am really looking forward to the spinoff story that is on the horizon I think that will be a good one…


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