This week I read one of the most heart-wrenching romances I’ve ever read. Not only that, but this great book took tropes that usually make me uncomfortable or roll my eyes and made them realistic and poignant.
Karina Bliss’s Bring Him Home is a book I will hand to people when they tell me romance is trashy. There is nothing remotely superficial about this book. I cried through the whole thing, and while I often feel military guilt is a crutch authors use to keep hero and heroine apart, here it is portrayed with such delicacy, such honesty, it never feels fake or forced.
I cannot say enough positive things about this book. It blew me away, hollowed me out and made me appreciate what I have like all great books should.