Title: The Ones He Left Behind
Author: H. D’Agostino
Genre: Second Chance Military Romance
Release Date: May 31, 2022
Ethan has been my whole world for most of my life. From our childhood antics to our promise to love each other ‘til death do us part’. I’ve never known life without him— until now.
When the soldiers knocked on my door, my life forever changed. They stood there in their dress blues, and their words shattered my world.
Ten years have passed, and not much has changed. The pain is less, thanks to the gift Ethan left behind— our son. I’ve found happiness in the small things in life. Everything was good until Ethan’s best friend, Cooper, showed up.
They enlisted together, went to battle together, and then he disappeared. I haven’t heard from him in ten years. Why is he back now, and what does he want with me?
This was a very quick and enjoyable read. I found myself emotionally invested in Cooper and Hope’s relationship. I loved the way Cooper took Jake in and treated him as his own son. It was really heartwarming to see how they all leaned on one another to heal and move on from the past. My only issue with this book was the fact that there were several situations that were way too good to be true. Cooper always happened to be at the right place at the right time. Some of the military information was not all that accurate/believable. This is the reason I rated this book 3.5 stars. Overall, this was an emotional and short read. I would recommend it.
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She attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics.
She currently lives in Central New York with her husband, two children, dog, and two cats. When she’s not writing she can usually be found at the track, soccer field, or one of the many other places that she plays ‘Supermom’