I enjoyed this book. This one really pulled out the range of emotions…stress, love, anger, disappointment, sadness, posttraumatic stress, forgiveness…a little bit of everything! I found myself waffling between being so irritated with Nick and his crappy attitude. I’m sure I would have liked Emily much better if I had only been reading her dialogue. But the voice used on the audiobook version was absolutely syrupy sweet and rather irritating.
Jo Marie was a strong person and I empathized with her stress about Mark’s secret mission with the military. I understood her anxiety and the decisions she made based on what Mark said to her as she left.
I didn’t read the first 4 books in this series, so I didn’t have the same background as other reviewers. I think that affects my overall opinion of this book. However, it was enjoyable book and I think I would enjoy going back and reading the series from the first book.