Friday, October 31, 2014

Review- Shrapnel's Kiss by Amy Rachiele

Book Title – Shrapnel's Kiss
 Author – Amy Rachiele
Publisher –  Amy Rachiele
Genre – Military Romance

 In a war torn Afghanistan, Junie signs up for a Peace Corps assignment involving recently orphaned children. She wasn't expecting a lavish experience. She knew it would be primitive and dangerous, but it turned out to be way more difficult than she could have imagined.

Captain Tyler Alexander, U.S. Army, Infantry: Mission first and mission ready is his motto but he realizes it all has a deeper meaning when he meets Junie--a Flower-power Peace Corps volunteer.

From the author: My husband did two tours in Afghanistan. I wanted to write something semi-authentic so he gave me descriptions of the sites and sounds of the country in wartime


Amy Rachiele is a military spouse and brat who spent many years volunteering and on staff for the Army National Guard and Department of Veteran Affairs with family support, family readiness, as well as, families of the Fallen. Amy devoted 10 years to teaching at-risk students in the Providence School System. She holds a Master's degree from Rhode Island College in English and Secondary Education. She volunteers her time at the local library facilitating a writer’s group in the hope of inspiring other writers. Besides writing, she enjoys scrapbooking, sewing, and traveling. Amy lives in Massachusetts with her son and husband.

I received this from the author as a beta read for honest feedback and a review. 

Shrapnel's Kiss was quite a ride. The author draws you in with lots of detail. You get drawn in by her descriptions and her attention to details of smells, sights, sounds, all of it. It was a really good quick read.

Junie is a 20 year old new Peace Corp worker that just signed up to help at a orphanage in Afghanistan. She is trying to escape a life she felt lost in. She went to try and find herself and through several extremely stressful events she is able to find herself again.

Tyler is a captain in the Army that is tasked out along with his crew to escort 3 civilians to a orphanage. He isn't too thrilled about it because he sees them as hippies and isn't interested. Everything changes in one faithful night and his life changes.

If you are looking for super steamy this isn't for you because of where the story takes place it is more about the connection between the characters and the ordeal they go through together rather than the steam. It is still a well written story, and worth a read.

                      Katrina gave Sharpnel's Kiss

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