Friday, 14 February 2014

Review: Full Measures by Rebecca Yarros

Full MeasuresFull Measures

Author: Rebecca Yarros
Series: -
Pages: 301
Publisher: Entangled
Amazon
Release date: 10th February 2014

Synopsis. (Goodreads)

Three knocks can change everything…

"She knew. That’s why Mom hadn’t opened the door. She knew he was dead."

Twenty years as an army brat and Ember Howard knew, too. The soldiers at the door meant her dad was never coming home. What she didn’t know was how she would find the strength to singlehandedly care for her crumbling family when her mom falls apart. 

Then Josh Walker enters her life. Hockey star, her new next-door neighbor, and not to mention the most delicious hands that insist on saving her over and over again. He has a way of erasing the pain with a single look, a single touch. As much as she wants to turn off her feelings and endure the heartache on her own, she can’t deny their intense attraction.

Until Josh’s secret shatters their world. And Ember must decide if he’s worth the risk that comes with loving a man who could strip her bare.

Review: 4 out of 5 stars

Full Measures by Rebecca Yarros is a book I didn’t want to end, with a wonderful storyline and fabulous characters it kept me riveted from the very first page. I have really come to depend on Entangled to provide perfect romance books with enjoyable HEA’s.

Twenty year-old December ‘Ember’ Howard is an army brat, when soldiers appear on her family’s doorstep with the news her father won’t be coming home she is the person who is there to hold her family together; her mother has checked out, her sister is rebelling and her young brother Gus is too young to fully grasp what has happened, she is now the strength holding them all together despite her own pain.

Always there for Ember is her teenage crush, gorgeous Josh Walker. Josh is a character I adored from the onset, known as a bit of a ladies man he was nothing but devoted to helping Ember out when she needed him and on more than a few occasions she was definitely in need. Josh is a hockey star and coach to her young brother, he was an absolute sweetheart but also hiding a very big secret of his own which I thought was quite predictable but still interesting to see how it would all unfold.

Both Ember and Josh were wonderful characters with a lot of depth and great personalities. Together these two made the most perfect couple. Ember has experienced so much grief and heartache in such a short period of time so she was hesitant to lean on him but Josh was the one who was there when she needed him despite her constantly pushing him away, she was very stubborn on many occassions.

The attraction between these two is apparent from the very beginning. He was constantly persistent but she was so reluctant so the little flirtations and stolen kisses were always hot and when they did eventually come together their chemistry was off the charts.

Each of the side characters were interesting; Little Gus was an awesome brother, April and her antics grated on my nerves and I have my fingers crossed for more Jagger (maybe with Sam), he was great! Grandma was also really sweet; Riley and Kayla – grrr.

Full Measures was written very well with wonderful dialogue, perfect research and knowledge of army life and some great smexy moments, it was emotional and heart wrenching so the tissues will definitely be needed.

Overall, an entertaining and wonderfully romantic story with many emotionally charged moments; I am definitely eager to read more books written by Rebecca Yarros and I’m secretly hoping Jagger will get his own book.

Thank-you to Entangled Publishing for the opportunity to read and review Full Measures.

 

Rebecca YarrosAbout the author: Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and lover of all things chocolate, coffee, and Paleo. In addition to being a mom, military wife, and blogger, she can never choose between Young Adult and New Adult fiction, so she writes both. She’s a graduate of Troy University, where she studied European history and English, but still holds out hope for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Her blog, The Only Girl Among Boys, has been voted the Top Military Mom Blog the last two years, and celebrates the complex issues surrounding the military life she adores.

When she’s not writing, she’s tying on hockey skates for her kids, or sneaking in some guitar time. She is madly in love with her army-aviator husband of eleven years, and they’re currently stationed in Upstate NY with their gaggle of rambunctious kiddos and snoring English Bulldog, but she would always rather be home in Colorado.