Title: Love, Me
Author: Lorraine Britt
Series: The Soldier Series, #3
**Although part of a series, each novel may be read as a standalone**
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance, Military Romance
Release Date: September 1, 2015
Juliet Collins has always been a bit of a loner, but the last few years have been particularly shrouded in isolation and silence. Apart from her daily work at the local diner, her life is spent inside the walls of her tiny apartment, just trying to survive…until the one day that U.S. Army Private Tim Collins walks into the diner and takes a seat at one of her tables. By the time the day is over her life has been changed forever.
Private Collins is just a few hours away from being deployed for the first time, to a particularly violent conflict. To say he’s nervous would be an understatement. In his last day stateside all he wants is a little bit of normal. What he finds is the kind heart and sweet spirit of Juliet Collins. She is by his side until the last possible moment, the moment when he asks her to write him while he’s away, promising to do the same in return.
Though Juliet is afraid to believe his promises, he holds true to them. Letter after letter after letter passes between the two of them…until one day the letters from Tim stop completely, leaving Juliet broken and grieving for the love she had found but would never truly have.
Juliet called out to Tim just as he reached the first step of the porch. “Tim!” she said, pushing the door open a little further and stepping onto the landing.
Tim stopped, turning back towards her, looking at her curiously. “Yes, angel?”
“Just remember, I’ll be here, waiting for your letters and waiting for you when you return,” she said, drawing a small, but playful smile from him, brightening his blue eyes.
He turned back fully towards her, crossing the porch in one step, wrapping his powerful arms around her once more, holding her close. His lips pressed to hers in one last kiss, full of hope and promise, full of need and passion, full of all that was to come. Finally when their lips parted, he murmured softly against her lips. “I won’t forget, angel. Just remember to wait for me.”
And with that he was gone, down the steps, through the gate, disappearing further down the street. Juliet watched for as long as she could see him, but he never turned back to see her. By the time she stepped back inside her door her eyes were full of tears, but her heart was full of something she wasn’t sure she’d ever had before…hope.
Lorraine Britt is a fourth generation Native Texan who is also immensely proud of her Louisiana heritage and solid Southern roots. As an enthusiastic lover of the written word, inspiration struck Lorraine and she began to bubble over with her own ideas. Grasping hold of her lifelong dreams, it wasn’t long before she was putting pen to paper and letting her fingers fly over a keyboard to bring her own characters to life. When she isn’t busy scribbling notes for her next idea, you might find her whipping up delicious creations in the kitchen or putting miles on her car on road trip adventures. Lorraine is equally passionate about music, movies and sports. You’ll no doubt find these familiar themes woven throughout her books. Lorraine and her family currently make their home in northeast Texas.
The Passions of Honor (#1)
Army Special Forces Master Sergeant Eli Stevens is married to his childhood sweetheart, Katherine. She is his princess, his world. He is her first and only love, her best friend, her everything. They finally have what they’ve always dreamed of…a baby on the way.
But this happy news comes on the eve of Eli and his best friend Sergeant William Bradshaw’s deployment for a special mission… A mission that Eli knows in his heart will be his last.
Before Eli’s premonition comes true he tells William to watch over his family, to be a father to his child, to love Katherine. William reluctantly agrees, moving into the Stevens home to take care of Katherine. The longer he is there the more she depends on him. But she holds William emotionally at a distance, scared of the feelings he stirs inside her. And despite fighting against it he falls in love with Katherine and the child, even though feels he is betraying his friend.
Can they find their way through the nightmares to give in to what is between them? Or will the past come back to haunt William in more ways than one?
Always Faithful, Always Yours (#2)
Landry Phillips and Madeline Ponder were lifelong best friends. They had seen each other through every day of their young lives, until Landry joined the Marines and was deployed to Afghanistan. Madeline waited, and worried, until the one late night phone call she had prayed she would never receive. In that one instant their lives changed forever. Could Madeline help Landry find his way through the darkness that threatened to swallow him whole? Or would he be lost to her before he realized she had truly been his from the very beginning?