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"A baby or a ménage—which one do you think will save my marriage?" Does that sound ridiculous? Because I'm willing to be if that means changing the course of my marriage. It's going to be our fifth wedding anniversary and I don't want it to be the last, but I also don't want to keep going if it means living a miserable life. I love Max with all of my being, but I can't stand "A baby or a ménage—which one do you think will save my marriage?" Does that sound ridiculous? Because I'm willing to be if that means changing the course of my marriage. It's going to be our fifth wedding anniversary and I don't want it to be the last, but I also don't want to keep going if it means living a miserable life. I love Max with all of my being, but I can't stand being ignored any longer in this small apartment. I feel like a prisoner of love. Everything I do revolves around avoiding Max's triggers. And if only he showed me some affection, I know I could pull through with him, despite his PTSD. I bought this diary as a desperate measure in hopes that it would lead me in the right direction. I may be expecting a miracle. Max actually wants a baby and he has fantasized about seeing me with somebody else since we've been together. It all seemed like fun and games. But after a scary, explosive fight, Max actually invites his Army friend, Brett, over for the weekend. Read Lexi Haywood's diary as she discovers her way back to love.


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"A baby or a ménage—which one do you think will save my marriage?" Does that sound ridiculous? Because I'm willing to be if that means changing the course of my marriage. It's going to be our fifth wedding anniversary and I don't want it to be the last, but I also don't want to keep going if it means living a miserable life. I love Max with all of my being, but I can't stand "A baby or a ménage—which one do you think will save my marriage?" Does that sound ridiculous? Because I'm willing to be if that means changing the course of my marriage. It's going to be our fifth wedding anniversary and I don't want it to be the last, but I also don't want to keep going if it means living a miserable life. I love Max with all of my being, but I can't stand being ignored any longer in this small apartment. I feel like a prisoner of love. Everything I do revolves around avoiding Max's triggers. And if only he showed me some affection, I know I could pull through with him, despite his PTSD. I bought this diary as a desperate measure in hopes that it would lead me in the right direction. I may be expecting a miracle. Max actually wants a baby and he has fantasized about seeing me with somebody else since we've been together. It all seemed like fun and games. But after a scary, explosive fight, Max actually invites his Army friend, Brett, over for the weekend. Read Lexi Haywood's diary as she discovers her way back to love.

30 review for Veteran Affairs: Based on a True Story

  1. 5 out of 5

    Linda Levine

    This is a really good story that raises a lot of questions as you read it. You have two people that love each other but are both suffering. He has PTSD and it is really damaging their relationship. He gets this idea that he wants her to watch her have sex with his friend but she is not sure that it would be a good idea. They face difficult choices but both want very much to save their marriage. It is written as journal entries from her point of view and I really was drawn into the story. It is v This is a really good story that raises a lot of questions as you read it. You have two people that love each other but are both suffering. He has PTSD and it is really damaging their relationship. He gets this idea that he wants her to watch her have sex with his friend but she is not sure that it would be a good idea. They face difficult choices but both want very much to save their marriage. It is written as journal entries from her point of view and I really was drawn into the story. It is very emotional and very intimate in the way it is written. I am voluntarily reviewing a copy I received.

  2. 5 out of 5

    SouthernAngel

    Get ready for an emotional roller-coaster ride, this book blew me away, it's intense and riveting. I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Kathy

    Wow. Just Wow. Absolutely fabulous book. I have to first say that I loved that this was based on a true story. Love can win in the end when you truly, deeply and love unconditionally. This book is about Lexi and Max. They have been married for almost 5 years and Max is suffering from PTSD from his time in Afghanistan. Lexi and Max’s marriage is on the rocks for a few years now due to his struggles. Lexi just doesn’t think that he loves her anymore. Max came up with an idea that he keeps bringing Wow. Just Wow. Absolutely fabulous book. I have to first say that I loved that this was based on a true story. Love can win in the end when you truly, deeply and love unconditionally. This book is about Lexi and Max. They have been married for almost 5 years and Max is suffering from PTSD from his time in Afghanistan. Lexi and Max’s marriage is on the rocks for a few years now due to his struggles. Lexi just doesn’t think that he loves her anymore. Max came up with an idea that he keeps bringing to Lexi and that would be for her to sleep with one of his buddies from the war. Lexi has to make a life changing decision. Should she have a baby with Max or have a ménage with Max and his friend Brett. When he springs on her that he invited Brett to come and spend the weekend, Lexi isn’t sure how she feels about that. Can she really go through something like this. Does Max really want her to? Why does he want this for her and what will happen afterwards? The weekend comes and one thing leads to another and Brett has sex with Lexi right in front of Max. They are all fooling around at the same time. Except the next day, Max leaves to go with his Dad. Will he come back? Has he given up on her for good? How does Lexi feel about Max leaving? Can she stay in a loveless marriage? So many questions and you need to read the book in order to get the answers. You will not be disappointed in this book. If you love a good story about people that go through the real struggles of Love, Marriage, War, PTSD and just life in general then this will be the read for you. I thought is was absolutely fantastic and I hope you do as well. I voluntarily read an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this book.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Emily Pennington

    Writing in her diary, on the night of their 5th wedding anniversary, Lexi ponders the choices of a baby or a ménage – which one would save their dying marriage? Max suffers from PTSD, so she tries to keep things calm for him. But she has emotional needs that are obviously not being met. Trying to change things up for them both, Lexi plots a sexy greeting for Max when he gets home. But again everything goes exactly the same as always, even his talking about his fantasy of her getting it on with h Writing in her diary, on the night of their 5th wedding anniversary, Lexi ponders the choices of a baby or a ménage – which one would save their dying marriage? Max suffers from PTSD, so she tries to keep things calm for him. But she has emotional needs that are obviously not being met. Trying to change things up for them both, Lexi plots a sexy greeting for Max when he gets home. But again everything goes exactly the same as always, even his talking about his fantasy of her getting it on with his Army friend, Brett. She’s grateful for being with Max, she loves him, but she needs more from him. Her marriage for the past several years feels uninspired and lifeless, no emotion, and she always feels empty inside. When Max invites Brett to visit them, Lexi has a serious decision to make. Can her marriage be saved? Can she and Max heal their wounds and pull together again? Or will her marriage finally collapse and her feelings take her in another direction entirely? This was a very different yet effective approach to presenting the storyline. By using a diary, the author allowed Lexi to reveal her raw, painful situation in a very realistic way to the reader. She cared for her husband, but his own suffering kept him isolated from others and increased her loneliness. We are taken on a very emotional journey with Lexi and this is an experience the reader won’t want to miss. I voluntarily read a review copy of this book and my comments reflect my honest opinion.

  5. 5 out of 5

    RoseyLovesBooks

    Veteran Affairs by Alexis Rosée is a Military Romance Lexi is desperate to save her marriage of 5 years, but doesn't know how. What will it take? A baby? A ménage? Lexi has been miserable with Max, so having a baby isn't going to help. After a stint in the military, Max suffers PTSD, which leaves him empty most of the time, or lashing out in anger at other times. Max has been fantasising about a ménage with his army buddy Brett for years and finally invites Brett over for the weekend. Max enjoys Veteran Affairs by Alexis Rosée is a Military Romance Lexi is desperate to save her marriage of 5 years, but doesn't know how. What will it take? A baby? A ménage? Lexi has been miserable with Max, so having a baby isn't going to help. After a stint in the military, Max suffers PTSD, which leaves him empty most of the time, or lashing out in anger at other times. Max has been fantasising about a ménage with his army buddy Brett for years and finally invites Brett over for the weekend. Max enjoys watching Lexi and Brett get it on, and joins them for some fun as well. The next day, Lexi wakes up to find Max has left to visit his father, leaving her alone with Brett. They take advantage of their alone time and Brett tells Lexi “I want to make you mine”. Brett showers her with all the affection that's missing from her marriage with Max. When Brett gets a call for work, he cuts his trip short to go home, and invites Lexi to join him in 2 days. After Lexi drops Brett off at the airport, she decides to leave Max for Brett, and packs her bags when she gets home. Max comes home that night a changed man. Max had a breakthrough session with his therapist while he was away, and he no longer needs therapy. Max tells Lexi “And I love you. I love you so much and I'm sorry that I haven't been there for you. Now I can see that. I've really tried to be there for you, but it has been really difficult for me to do that. I think things are going to be different now." Lexi has been waiting for this moment for years. But what if Max wakes up the next day and everything goes back to how it was? Lexi is really torn ... Should she stay with Max or leave Max for Brett? Veteran Affairs is a moving story that's full of drama, angst and steamy scenes. Alexis Rosée really put me through an emotional wringer with this book! Readers who have loved ones with PTSD will love Veteran Affairs. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book

  6. 4 out of 5

    Book-Lovin-Momma

    Lexi and Max are married, but Max comes back from the war a different man. He's withdrawn and suffers from PTSD. Lexi's looking for some sign that he still loves her. She loves him but needs to know he's willing to acknowledge that they need to repair their marriage. The possible solutions boil down to starting a family or indulging in her husband's fantasy for a threesome. I loved how this book touched on some very real and traumatic things that can happen to real-life people. Lexi and Max went Lexi and Max are married, but Max comes back from the war a different man. He's withdrawn and suffers from PTSD. Lexi's looking for some sign that he still loves her. She loves him but needs to know he's willing to acknowledge that they need to repair their marriage. The possible solutions boil down to starting a family or indulging in her husband's fantasy for a threesome. I loved how this book touched on some very real and traumatic things that can happen to real-life people. Lexi and Max went through some trying times, and the emotions their story evoked were difficult. It was very awesome to see how they went about renewing their love. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Susan Foulkes

    This is an emotional book dealing with the effects of PTSD on not only the sufferer, but also their immediate family. The story is told in the form of entries in Lexie's journal. Lexie loves Max but is in despair after three years of coping with his PTSD. He is distant, remote even, and Lexie feels isolated. With their marriage on the rocks a row brings everything out into the open and Max finally reacts. Will his solution save their marriage or completely finish it? It is a well written book that ha This is an emotional book dealing with the effects of PTSD on not only the sufferer, but also their immediate family. The story is told in the form of entries in Lexie's journal. Lexie loves Max but is in despair after three years of coping with his PTSD. He is distant, remote even, and Lexie feels isolated. With their marriage on the rocks a row brings everything out into the open and Max finally reacts. Will his solution save their marriage or completely finish it? It is a well written book that had me sighing at times and sniffling at others. There is one loose thread to my mind, a situation that is apparently resolved but we don't hear how (it concerns Brett). I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jodi Cain

    For this to be a debut novel for this author, I have to say I look forward to many more books in the future. I felt so many things while reading this book, that it was unreal. I don't know a lot about PTSD, except what I have read and googled. Max and Lexi both went through so much together and separate. I can't imagine what our military men and women go through on a daily basis, but their families go through a lot also. Especially when they are deployed, but also when they return home changed. For this to be a debut novel for this author, I have to say I look forward to many more books in the future. I felt so many things while reading this book, that it was unreal. I don't know a lot about PTSD, except what I have read and googled. Max and Lexi both went through so much together and separate. I can't imagine what our military men and women go through on a daily basis, but their families go through a lot also. Especially when they are deployed, but also when they return home changed. Sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. I have to say Lexi put up with more than I could have for three years from her husband. I am so happy he had a break through before it was to late. The ending was just perfect. I volunteered to read an Advanced Readers Copy of this book.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Mitchell

    Veteran Affairs Alexis Rosee A very sweet story of how two people will become stronger in their marriage due to the past. Two lives are shattering from stress of what's happening psychologically to both of them. Past hauntings and hurts are becoming part of everyday in their lives together. Will they be able to conquer them all or will their marriage fall apart? Lexi is a woman in need of help with her marriage, and especially her husband Max. He has ptsd from the war in Afghanistan. His troubles ar Veteran Affairs Alexis Rosee A very sweet story of how two people will become stronger in their marriage due to the past. Two lives are shattering from stress of what's happening psychologically to both of them. Past hauntings and hurts are becoming part of everyday in their lives together. Will they be able to conquer them all or will their marriage fall apart? Lexi is a woman in need of help with her marriage, and especially her husband Max. He has ptsd from the war in Afghanistan. His troubles are becoming more and more traumatic. She is after he may do something stupid because of it. She loves him with all her heart, but can't stand to see him suffering. Talking to a psychologist seems to be helping him and not all at the same time. When she finds out that a friend of his will be coming for a visit. She has to make a life changing experience. Will she either A try for a baby or B play out her husband's fantasy with his friend?  You will need a hanky for this one, it is one roller coaster of a ride.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Jeanne

    This book was very sad for a lot of it. PTSD has wreaked havok on Max and Lexi's relationship and she has decided she's done. It takes his military friend visiting so Max can watch them together and feelings developing where they shouldn't to bring things to a head. This is a really good read. It depicts a marriage literally falling apart, despite one's desperation to keep it going. One person can't do it alone. The story is through journal entries.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Kimkbries

    Wow what a story. Reading and knowing it was based on real life made it extra emotional. What happens in the life of a couple when PTSD is involved. The road is tough but learning of their journey as they deal with everything was a story I will remember reading.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca Grove

    Lexi is going through a tough patch in her marriage. Her husband Max was in the military and has returned with PTSD. Lexi is doing her best to be understanding and loving but Max seems to be slipping further and further away. Lexi doesn't even feel like Max loves her any more or that he pays he any attention except in bed. She is so desperate that she is debating if she should have a baby or do a menage to save her marriage. Max seems obsessed by the thought of sharing Lexi with his army buddy Lexi is going through a tough patch in her marriage. Her husband Max was in the military and has returned with PTSD. Lexi is doing her best to be understanding and loving but Max seems to be slipping further and further away. Lexi doesn't even feel like Max loves her any more or that he pays he any attention except in bed. She is so desperate that she is debating if she should have a baby or do a menage to save her marriage. Max seems obsessed by the thought of sharing Lexi with his army buddy David. Finally Lexi is willing to try the menage. The sex with David is very hot especially with Max watching. When Lexi wakes the next morning, Max has left. Lexi feels that he has given up on their marriage so when David asks her to visit him Lexi says yes? Can Lexi and Max's marriage be saved or is she better off with David? This a good book with characters with real problems. I voluntarily recievd a copy of this story and this is my honest review.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Hoak

    I think being based on a true story makes it more emotional and creates a connection right to the reader's heartstrings. As told through her diary entries, Lexi has been as patient and understanding as she could be but is at her wit's end. Her husband, Max, has been suffering from PTSD and Lexi can't help but feel the distance it put between them. When Max does show any sexual interest in Lexi, it's a fantasy of Lexi taking care of one of his Army buddies that gets him off. What happens when Max I think being based on a true story makes it more emotional and creates a connection right to the reader's heartstrings. As told through her diary entries, Lexi has been as patient and understanding as she could be but is at her wit's end. Her husband, Max, has been suffering from PTSD and Lexi can't help but feel the distance it put between them. When Max does show any sexual interest in Lexi, it's a fantasy of Lexi taking care of one of his Army buddies that gets him off. What happens when Max invites his buddy to visit and how will that impact Max and Lexi's struggling marriage? It's definitely worth reading to see what happens. I received an advance reader copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Christine

    Arc review for honest review. lexi is married to max Brett is his best friend and he comes because max asked him too .with max having pstd his marriage is in jeopardy . awesome story.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Lori Shankle

    I received this book free as a RAC. I voluntarily review this book. This is my honest review. Max and Lexi's marriage is really hitting a wall since he has come back from Afghanistan with PTSD. Lexi has spent the last 3 years trying and giving her all to make her marriage work. She has decided to write in a journal to be able to go back and re-read to see if she has missed anything she can do to save her marriage. This story is told from the journal. They fight constantly, but when they do make lo I received this book free as a RAC. I voluntarily review this book. This is my honest review. Max and Lexi's marriage is really hitting a wall since he has come back from Afghanistan with PTSD. Lexi has spent the last 3 years trying and giving her all to make her marriage work. She has decided to write in a journal to be able to go back and re-read to see if she has missed anything she can do to save her marriage. This story is told from the journal. They fight constantly, but when they do make love Max has to fantasize about a 3 way with himself, Lexi and his best friend Brett to be able to get off. It takes Lexi a while to feel comfortable with this because she has not ever met Brett and figures she never will. Then Max announces that Brett is coming to stay with them for a long weekend. He has just gotten out of the service and hasn't figured out what he wants to do, but does have a job. Not to give away any spoilers, but after the first night of Brett's visit Max leaves to go to his father's ranch leaving a note for Lexi to enjoy her weekend. This book is a definite emotional rollercoaster of a ride. I would recommend keeping the Kleenex handy and not starting this book to late in the evening as you will not be able to put it down to go to sleep. Great job, Alexis Rosee' !!!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kathleen

    I received this ARC in return for an honest voluntary review. This story follows Max and Lexi. They married young and Max went off to fight. He came back a different person and Lexi is trying to make their marriage work. When her husband tells her about a fantasy he has with her and his Army buddy Brett and menage Lexi just lets it be. When that fantasy comes true will Lexi and Max still be the same? This story is about a marriage that is strained due to PTSD and how the wife wants to stay married I received this ARC in return for an honest voluntary review. This story follows Max and Lexi. They married young and Max went off to fight. He came back a different person and Lexi is trying to make their marriage work. When her husband tells her about a fantasy he has with her and his Army buddy Brett and menage Lexi just lets it be. When that fantasy comes true will Lexi and Max still be the same? This story is about a marriage that is strained due to PTSD and how the wife wants to stay married but she feels like she has given all she can give and it's still not enough. PTSD is a fight not only for the one who suffers from it but for their love ones as well. Max is trying to deal with his demons, he just doesn't know how and he knows he is loosing Lexi. When Max has a break through Lexi does too. She realizes she spent so much time recently being unhappy she didn't really see her husband. It took another man for her to see that the man she loves was right in front of her. As they heal their relationship they both realize that their love will get them through. Sometimes, though we love the other person, we are so focused on what we aren't getting that we miss what we have. Wonderful book. I also liked that Lexi wrote in a journal there are many people who will tell you their journal saved their sanity.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    Veteran Affairs is a raw and strong emotional story to read. It's a story of looking for a way to save a marriage, whether it was worth fighting for and how to save it. This mirrors challenges that are everyday occurrences for too many. Highly emotional and hard to read at times, but it was a compelling story with an ending it deserves.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Di

    I wasn't to sure I wanted to read this book only because of the "cheating" factor but I decided to give it a fair chance and I was surprised that I actually got into it, more of the factor that I wanted to see how it ended. The emotions were like a roller coaster for one of the main characters Lexi and her husband, Max, wasn't far behind. Lexi has been staying in her marriage because she feels guilty and really loves her husband who suffers from PTSD so she agrees after many years to have a ména I wasn't to sure I wanted to read this book only because of the "cheating" factor but I decided to give it a fair chance and I was surprised that I actually got into it, more of the factor that I wanted to see how it ended. The emotions were like a roller coaster for one of the main characters Lexi and her husband, Max, wasn't far behind. Lexi has been staying in her marriage because she feels guilty and really loves her husband who suffers from PTSD so she agrees after many years to have a ménage with one of her husband's good friend, Brett. This is one of Max's fantasy to share her with him but she has mixed feelings about it, she feels it's cheating even though Max is the one pushing for it. She is miserable in her marriage and wants the man she married back but the PTSD has taken him away from her so she is desperate and willing to do this for him. The outcome after the weekend is intense and Lexi is faced with a choice....Max or Brett. When Max leaves in the morning after their tryst w/o any explanations, Brett states that he wants her to leave Max and run away with him. Lexi is confused and feels abandoned by Max but will she go through with it.... A book filled with raw and intense emotions between two people, one fighting to save a marriage and the other fighting to get back from his PTSD to the man he used to be. *I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book*

  19. 4 out of 5

    Patricia Baxes

    Don't expect this book to be your "normal" romance novel--Veteran Affairs is nothing like a "normal" anything. It's a gut wrenching, extremely painful Story about a veteran who lives with PTSD following his tour of duty in Afghanistan. But the service member is not the only person who has to deal with the effects of PTSD...and this story gives us a glimpse into how not only Max but his wife, Lexi suffered as well. From the standpoint of bringing awareness of PTSD to the masses, the author was very Don't expect this book to be your "normal" romance novel--Veteran Affairs is nothing like a "normal" anything. It's a gut wrenching, extremely painful Story about a veteran who lives with PTSD following his tour of duty in Afghanistan. But the service member is not the only person who has to deal with the effects of PTSD...and this story gives us a glimpse into how not only Max but his wife, Lexi suffered as well. From the standpoint of bringing awareness of PTSD to the masses, the author was very successful. Did I like the "Dear Diary" style of writing? No. It makes it difficult to even begin to understand what is being told. Part 1 was so tedious, I almost didn't finish the book! Part 2 was better, but still didn't hook me completely. It wasn't until Part 3 did I really become engaged with both Max and Lexi, and really enjoy finishing the story. Why? Because Lexi just told us what she and Max were feeling or doing--without the Diary keeping technique. Bottom line: For me, the story substance was excellent...the execution was not. Hopefully you'll be pleased with the storyline and not worry about its presentation.

  20. 5 out of 5

    H

    A quick and interesting read., March 13, 2017 By HD This review is from: Veteran Affairs: Based on a True Story (Kindle Edition) This book is a quick and interesting read about a veteran with PTSD and his wife who struggles to help him return to the man he once was. Based on a true story, but sounds outlandish. PTSD is real and painful to live through.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Louise

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. ‘Veteran Affairs’ was the first book I have read by Alexis Rosee and I am a bit unsure how to review it. This was an emotional and raw insight into the life of someone who lives with a PTSD sufferer. Not written in a typical fashion but more as journal entries divided up into three parts that show the difference in what is happening in the progression of the relationship. This is solely told from the point of view of Lexi who’s husba I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. ‘Veteran Affairs’ was the first book I have read by Alexis Rosee and I am a bit unsure how to review it. This was an emotional and raw insight into the life of someone who lives with a PTSD sufferer. Not written in a typical fashion but more as journal entries divided up into three parts that show the difference in what is happening in the progression of the relationship. This is solely told from the point of view of Lexi who’s husband Max suffers form PTSD since returning form Afghanistan. Max has struggled to integrate back into civilian life and this has had major impact on their relationship. Brett is an army buddy and is someone that has been part of a fantasy for Max that allows him to connect with Lexi sexually but when he comes to visit the fantasy becomes a reality and forces some emotions to be dealt with. There is explicit sex that to be honest is quite hot. Unfortunately when reading this I never get that I had that much of a connection with Lexi or Max and struggled to really care of the outcome. I would definitely read more from Alexis Rosee but just didn't connect with this book as I wished I would.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Deanna Baldwin

    I was given this book for an honest review. The book was such an emotional roller coaster ride. It show one perspective of someone suffering from PTSD. Max who suffers from PTSD is married to Lexi. Lexi does all she can is hopes that one day the old Max would come back. This is a story of ups and downs and how hard it is to come back from something like PTSD. It's a story of how two people became one again. How even with ups and downs the strength of a marriage is 50/50 and love can conquer all. I was given this book for an honest review. The book was such an emotional roller coaster ride. It show one perspective of someone suffering from PTSD. Max who suffers from PTSD is married to Lexi. Lexi does all she can is hopes that one day the old Max would come back. This is a story of ups and downs and how hard it is to come back from something like PTSD. It's a story of how two people became one again. How even with ups and downs the strength of a marriage is 50/50 and love can conquer all. This was a good read.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Pam

    I was blown away by this book. At last a novel that talks about the day to day life of someone with ptsd and the effect it can have on every aspect of not only their life but the life of their loved ones as well. The book starts with Lexi writing in her journal about it being their fifth wedding anniversary and that maybe they wouldn't make it to their sixth. It is a rollercoaster ride through the rest of the book with emotions and heartstrings being stretched to the max. I don't want to give away I was blown away by this book. At last a novel that talks about the day to day life of someone with ptsd and the effect it can have on every aspect of not only their life but the life of their loved ones as well. The book starts with Lexi writing in her journal about it being their fifth wedding anniversary and that maybe they wouldn't make it to their sixth. It is a rollercoaster ride through the rest of the book with emotions and heartstrings being stretched to the max. I don't want to give away the story so I will just recommend that this is amazing book for every lover of romance and life's drama. You will not regret reading it and Alexis does an awesome job of depicting the characters and the plethora of emotions that occur on an almost daily basis. It has a wonderful HEA and is really not a book of doom and gloom but one of love and life. I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy of this book.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca Johns

    I didn't know what to expect when I started reading this book. It took more twists and turns than I thought it would. I absolutely loved it. For a few minutes there, I didn't think things would work out. A wonderfully written book about the veteran struggles, love, and relationships. I am so happy that I read this book. He proved his love for her in the best way possible, and she stood by her man through it all. I voluntarily read an advanced review copy of this book.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Modern

    I received this book for a voluntary, completely honest and non incentivized review. This is my first read by this author. While I admire and appreciate her writing, which is honest and uncomfortably real, I found it difficult to keep my attention. I wish it had the alternate POV, maybe then all the unanswered questions in my head would have been answered.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Fortune

    This story shows a very realistic view of what happens after veterans get home from war. You can sympathize with Lexi and hope things get better throughout the book. If you don't mind reading about menages and light BDSM. You really see the struggle that Max goes through and how certain therapies may work for these veterans but different people react differently.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Lofty

    3 1/2* Max has returned from the army with pstd & Lexi his wife is trying to help him. She wants to feel loved & desired he's finding it hard so invites his friend Brett to stay. Will Max's fantasy come true? I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book. Lovely story 3 1/2* Max has returned from the army with pstd & Lexi his wife is trying to help him. She wants to feel loved & desired he's finding it hard so invites his friend Brett to stay. Will Max's fantasy come true? I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book. Lovely story

  28. 5 out of 5

    Karen Durant

    Wow, what an awesome book! I really like the fact that real life issues where included in this book. This book is about Max, who a changed man after he came back from the war & suffers from PTSD and his wife Lexi, who feels "left out" in the marriage because Max is not willing to discuss his problems with her. Max's got an fantasy of them having an threesome & he also wants a baby. Will any of these save their marriage? Wow, what an awesome book! I really like the fact that real life issues where included in this book. This book is about Max, who a changed man after he came back from the war & suffers from PTSD and his wife Lexi, who feels "left out" in the marriage because Max is not willing to discuss his problems with her. Max's got an fantasy of them having an threesome & he also wants a baby. Will any of these save their marriage?

  29. 4 out of 5

    Lexee Toste

    I enjoyed this story. It had an interesting format. Lexi writes it in journal entry format but to me it didn't necessarily always feel that way. There were times when things really started happening that it didn't feel like that anymore, but instead written like usual. I didn't have a major issue with this, it was just an adjustment for me as I haven't really read in the journal entry format before. Lexi loves her husband but they have been having problems for years. She can't go on this way for I enjoyed this story. It had an interesting format. Lexi writes it in journal entry format but to me it didn't necessarily always feel that way. There were times when things really started happening that it didn't feel like that anymore, but instead written like usual. I didn't have a major issue with this, it was just an adjustment for me as I haven't really read in the journal entry format before. Lexi loves her husband but they have been having problems for years. She can't go on this way for much more and so something has to change. Her husband has always gotten off on the idea of someone else having sex with his wife while he watches. It finally becomes a reality when he invites his friend over one weekend and things get sexual and explicit. Lexi wasn't sure what to expect but she didn't expect to start to have some feelings for Brett or for her husband to leave in the middle of the weekend. It leaves her confused and feeling done. I thought the story was okay. It has a happy ending and not exactly where I saw the book going. The solution happened a little too easily for me, but as we are following Lexi, we don't know everything going on with the other characters or how easy things really were. This was a pretty quick read for me and while the story didn't blow me away, I did enjoy it. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly Hutchins

    This book really had me on the edge of my seat. Max may have ptsd but i don't think that is a excuse to treat Lexi like that. I totally felt sorry for Brett as i think he had feelings for Lexi, and Max came back and acted all lovey - dovey and Brett wasn't mentioned again. But i did enjoy reading this book. I volunteered for a arc of this book.

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