Book Review: Five Years Gone by Marie Force



Five Years Gone by Marie Force

HTJB, Inc (October 9, 2018)

Contemporary Romance



The most brazen terrorist attack in history. A country bent on revenge. A love affair cut short. A heart that never truly heals.

I knew on the day of the attack that our lives were changed forever. What I didn’t know then was that I’d never see John again after he deployed. One day he was living with me, sleeping next to me, making plans with me. The next day he was gone.

That was five years ago. The world has moved on from that awful day, but I’m stuck in my own personal hell, waiting for a man who may be dead for all I know. At my sister’s wedding, I meet Eric, the brother of the groom, and my heart comes alive once again.

The world is riveted by the capture of the terrorist mastermind, brought down by U.S. Special Forces in a daring raid. Now I am trapped between hoping I’ll hear from John and fearing what’ll become of my new life with Eric if I do.

From a New York Times bestselling author, Five Years Gone, a standalone contemporary, is an epic story of love, honor, duty, unbearable choices and impossible dilemmas.

93,000 words/400 pages




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An incredible moving novel. This story is all about the characters, and what wonderful, developed characters they are. Story is told in multiple POV and it gives you all the feels. This is a gut-wrenching rollercoaster that leaves you feeling for the characters …feelings of heartbreak as well happiness and hope. I’m eagerly awaiting the sequel to this brilliantly told story.

This is not a full military romance. It is not a war story. The focus is on the girlfriend left behind when he deployed. It is her story.

I’m not going to go into too much detail about the story because I feel you need to take this journey without knowing too much about it. I feel if I go into detail about the characters or the story you will lose something by knowing ahead of time. As I said above, it is gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, as well a story of hope and happiness. The characters face dilemmas which will get in your head and make you think about what would YOU do. This is a story that will stay with me. Marie Force is a fantastic storyteller. Five Years Gone is one reason why she is an auto-buy author for me.

Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (October 2, 2018)

ARC provided by Marie Force via Inkslinger PR



Marie ForceMarie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 contemporary romances, including the Gansett Island Series, which has sold more than 3 million books, and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books, which has sold 1.5 million books. In addition, she is the author of the Butler, Vermont Series, the Green Mountain Series and the erotic romance Quantum Series, written under the slightly modified name of M.S. Force. All together, her books have sold more than 5.5 million copies worldwide!

Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news.
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