By Skye Turner
Bestselling romance author, Maloree Arceneaux’s steamy stories have created dedicated fans around the world, though in reality her love life is lackluster at best. The troops are important to her and she’s always supported them in whatever way she can.
Cord Hoffman is a Sergeant with the United States Army who is stationed overseas. Joining the Army straight out of high school, he’s always envisioned the military would be not only his career, but his life.
Fighting for his country is something Cord takes great pride in, though being single and away from family is starting to take its toll on him.
One fateful day, Cord receives a thoughtful gift of a simple cup of coffee from a stranger through the Java for a Joe program. After reaching out to the sender, an unlikely friendship is formed.
As time passes, Maloree and Cord’s friendship progresses across the miles and feelings blossom.
When granted leave for the holidays, Cord decides to seek Maloree out.
Will two people who found each other through the words of a simple gesture, sent from a world away, have a real chance at love once they’re face to face? Or will their romance be tucked away as a beautiful memory along with the letters signed… With Gratitude and Love…
Maloree is a romance writer who supports her US troops by buying them cups of coffee through a coffee donation program. One fateful day her cup of coffee goes to Cord, an Army Medic, and the two quickly start a pen-pal relationship. It’s not long until receiving Maloree’s emails becomes the highlight of Cord’s day and vice-versa. Feelings become involved and when his leave is granted, he wants to meet the woman he feels he already knows and maybe even loves. When they finally meet, the tension that’s built up over the past few months explodes as soon as Maloree opens her front door.
WITH GRATITUDE AND LOVE was a good story; the idea of love growing over several thousand miles and having that love realised when you first spend time together is a nice one. But sadly I found that this story wasn’t for me; I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it either. The story is told in dual POVs, is a stand-alone (but could become part of a series) and does come with a beautiful HEA.
10% of ALL proceeds from release day, November 19, 2015 through January 1, 2016 are being given to CUP OF JOE FOR A JOE from Green Beans Coffee.
With Gratitude And Love
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