A Lover’s Lament by K.L. Grayson & B.T. Urruela
Publication Date: October 6, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
In a matter of seconds my entire world changed, and it was in that moment that I stopped living and simply began to exist.
In my grief, I sent a letter to the first boy I ever loved. I hoped in writing it I’d find some peace from the nightmare I was living, some solace in my anger.
I didn’t expect him to write back. I wasn’t prepared for his words, and I certainly wasn’t ready for the impact this soldier would have on my life. A deep-rooted hate transformed into friendship, and then molded into a love like I’d never known before.
Sergeant Devin Ulysses Clay did what I couldn’t: he put the shattered pieces of my heart back together, restoring my faith in humanity and teaching me how to live again.
But now that I’m whole, I have a decision to make. Do I return to my life as I knew it and the fiancé I left behind, or do I walk away from it all for the only man to ever break my heart?
I’ve been living in hell, but you won’t hear me complain.
These men depend on me, as I do them, and this brotherhood is the only family I’ve ever known.
The Army saved me from a callous mother and a life on the wrong side of the tracks that was quickly spiraling out of control. So unlike most of the men in my platoon, going home wasn’t something I longed for.
I was content overseas, spending my days defending this country that gave me my life back. Fighting became my new normal … until her.
A letter from Katie Devora—a letter that I almost didn’t open. Her words put a fire back inside of me that I didn’t know I’d lost. She gave me hope during a time when I was fighting every day just to stay alive, and now it’s time I fight for her.
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
I was beyond excited when I received this book in my Bookworm box…signed by BOTH authors I might add. At first I wanted to lick the book but quickly decided that wouldn’t be a good idea. I mean come on! These authors are ridiculously good looking.
Anyway were was I? Oh yes as I was saying I’ve had it on my TBR shelf for quite some time and finally decided to sit down and read it. Only now I’m banging my head against that wall that I didn’t run screaming like a mad woman to the bookstore to read it the day it released.
My favorite thing about the book was the completely different POVs. K.L.’s writing was beautiful. She made me feel so much freaking emotion. I instantly fell in love with Katie.
B.T. on the other hand took my breath away at times. I couldn’t wait to keep reading to know what was going to happen next. Intense.
Everyone that has ever loved can relate to the story. Katie’s first love, first….everything leaves her without saying goodbye, breaking her heart in the process. Years later while trying to overcome yet another tragedy from her past. Her therapist recommends that she befriend a soldier through a pen pal program. That’s when she sees the name of the man that will forever own her….Devin Clay.
She is left with so many unanswered questions. Why did he leave her? Why didn’t he call? Why didn’t he care? Forced to finally get answers she lets him have it. The first letter well lol she calls him a dick. Did he deserve it? Most certainly.
But he writes back and then the emails start and the feelings and the phone calls. Katie realizes that her heart never stopped loving him and that she is meant to have happiness (and forgiveness) in her life.
Together they mend the wounds that were left open years ago and when they finally meet see each other face to face they collide…no wrong word they combust! Whew fanning self (hot scene alert).
But the ending will floor you. Sorry no spoilers here. All I will divulge is that it will leave you raw and gasping for breath.
Favorite Scene: The Hotel
Favorite Quotes: I probably should start with chapter one word one but here are a few.
You’re more than my best friend—you’re it for me, Dev. You’re my soul mate. You hold my heart in your hands.”
”She claims my dreams and then consumes every bit of my mind every second I’m awake. And not only has she infiltrated my brain, she’s reclaimed the empty spot in the center of my chest too.”
”Love doesn’t have an expiration date, Katie.”
”All my heart needed was to be near him again to remember that it beat for him.”
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K.L. Grayson resides in a small town outside of St. Louis, MO. She is entertained daily by her extraordinary husband, who will forever inspire every good quality she writes in a man. Her entire life rests in the palms of six dirty little hands, and when the day is over and those pint-sized cherubs have been washed and tucked into bed, you can find her typing away furiously on her computer. She has a love for alpha-males, brownies, reading, tattoos, sunglasses, and happy endings…and not particularly in that order.
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B.T. Urruela was an infantryman in the US Army from August 2004 until February 2011. At the end of a year long tour in Baghdad, IQ, his vehicle was hit by two roadside bombs, which took his right leg below the knee and the life of his commander. He was awarded the Purple Heart for his wounds, an Army Commendation Medal and Combat Infantryman’s Badge. He medically retired from the Army in 2011 and moved to Tampa, FL where he currently works as a Director and Brand Ambassador of VETSports, a veteran community sports nonprofit he co-founded in 2012. He also conducts speaking engagements and he’s a personal trainer for Tampa Sports Academy.