DescriptionIn Glory, Kansas, the best bakery in three counties not only brings together ingredients for sweet treats, but is the place where—through the powerful mix of friendship, community and a well-stocked kitchen—a wounded hero can forge a forever kind of love.
Back in the hometown he left behind five years ago, Jack McConnell has returned battle-scarred and feeling like half a man. But Betsy Lewis only sees the hero who once saved her life and set her heart on fire. Now she's burning to save him in return. She'll use every trick she's got up her sleeve, from her generous natural assets to her talent for baking, to coax Jack out from the bottom of his whiskey bottle.
At first, Jack responds to Betsy like any red-blooded man would. He's always denied his attraction to the innocent girl he used to know, but he's returned to find Betsy's grown into a full-on woman with strength enough for both of them. Until Jack realizes the only way to conquer his demons and be worthy of the hero's mantle she's pinned to his shoulders is to save Betsy one last time—from himself.
My review: Return to Glory by Sara Arden (Home to Glory #1)
I liked the characters, the family relationships. The drama of PTSD and coming back home changed. Also dealing with dreams and facing fears. There was a lot sex scenes and talk that was suggestive.
Jack McConnell has returned to his home town. They want to welcome him home as a hero but he does not feel like a hero. Every Sat. he plays Russian roulette with his gone. He can't stand to look at himself or his new leg. Jack is a US Navy Seal and he does not know what the future will bring.
Betsy Lewis has her own bakery shop. She has loved Jack forever. She is excited for him to be home. Betsy has not been sitting at home just waiting for him to come back. She spent time in New York and Paris learning.
Caleb Lewis is Betsy' older brother. He is a cop. Caleb's two best friends from childhood are Jack and India. All three joined the service. Only Caleb came back the same. Caleb's family has welcomed both India and Jack into there family.
I like how Betsy went to the VA every Monday with her day old bakery items. She spent time there too not just dropping them off.
The setting for this book is Glory, Kanas
I do plan on reading more of this series.
I was given this ebook to read by Net Galley and Harlequin. In return I agreed to give honest review of Return to Glory.