Wounded by Jasinda Wilder
War has taken everything from me. My family. My home. My innocence. In a country blasted by war and wracked by economic hardship, a young orphan girl like me has very few options when it comes to survival. Thus, I do what I must to live, to eat, and I try very hard to not consider the cost to my soul. My heart is empty, and my existence brutal. The one impossibility in my life is love. And then I meet HIM.~ * ~ * ~War is hell. It takes a chunk out of a man’s very soul to do the kinds of things war demands of you. You live with fear, you live with guilt, and you live with nightmares. If you haven’t been through it, there’s no understanding it. War leaves no room for love, no room for tenderness or softness. You gotta be hard, closed off, and ready to fight every moment of every day. Lose focus for a split second, and you’re dead. Now the only thing that can save me is HER.
Abby’s Review 4.5 stars
I met Jasinda Wilder in Columbus a few days ago and I asked her about this book. I didn’t know much about it. She said it was one of her favorites and then quite a few other people were talking about it. So I naturally had to check it out right away. This book is brilliantly written. It changes perspectives often and sometimes it relives the same scene from a different POV. This is never confusing. It is actually done quite flawlessly.
This story is about a Marine who is wounded in Iraq and a woman saves him. Despite the language barriers they save each other. This had an intensity that is hard to capture but Jasinda captures it. I was also afraid in this book. I felt like there was always danger looming and there was a sense of waiting for the shoe to drop. The shoe drops, and drops again and as a reader you are left wanting this damaged woman and wounded man to make it out alive.
In a war zone, one would think that it was not the easiest scene to create a beautiful love. This story does that. It gives us a unique story filled with despair, but it is also a rare beauty.
My only criticism is I would have liked to know how a certain someone was alive? Other than that this story had so much originality any one would love.
About the Author
Jasinda Wilder is a Michigan native with a penchant for titillating tales about sexy men and strong women. When she’s not writing, she’s probably shopping, baking, or reading.
Email Jasinda at JasindaWilder@gmail.com
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