Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: It's Always Been You (Coming Home #5) by Jessica Scott



Hi Everyone! Please welcome author Jessica Scott to Enchantress Of Books!! I absolute LOVE her "Coming Home Series" and she's to tell us not only share some info about the latest book, "It's Always Been You" but also to tell us of some perks about being a Military guy/gal! 


Top 5: Perks of being a Military guy/gal
1. No problems figuring out what to wear to work
2. Free fitness
3. 30 days of paid vacation a year
4. Ranger panties
5. The gyms at Fort Benning


LOL, those are some nice perks Jessica!! Thanks for stopping by!! Okay, find out more about "It's Always Been You" and tell me your thoughts on the top 5 and the blurb!! LOVE hearing from you!!! Keep reading and you'll find a smexy excerpt!!!! Makes you want to read more, right?!?!?! 
Don't forget to follow Jessica and enter the giveaway!!!



It's Always Been You
(Coming Home, bk #5)
By Jessica Scott

Blurb:
There is no job like company command. Commanders must be all things to all people and are often inadequately prepared to assume these roles. At the tail end of the Iraq war and facing yet another deployment, the Pale Horse battalion has recently swapped out every company commander in an attempt to root out inherent corruption. There are five new commanders and each will be tested far beyond anything they ever thought possible.

Captain Ben Teague wants neither the responsibility of command or the commitment but his request for release from active duty is denied, leaving him with little choice. Frustrated and angry, Ben sets about trying to get fired, wanting nothing to do with leading soldiers in a war he deems futile.

Major Olivia Hale is shocked by her reception in the Pale Horse Battalion. As the person who is meant to formulate legal opinions that keep commanders out of trouble, she's greeted not as part of the team but as an obstruction.

But Olivia sees more in Ben than he sees in himself and as the legal challenges in his new command grow, so too does the pressure and the strain. A night of comfort, of reaching out for someone real turns into something more. And Ben and Olivia must navigate the complex world of the Pale Horse battalion.


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Excerpt


“You don’t like being in command, do you, Ben?” she whispered. The air was thick between them, heavy with unsaid things.
He shook his head. “It’s too much responsibility for other people’s problems. I’m not qualified to judge someone else’s screw ups,” he said.
He shifted so he could face her, his body angled toward hers. A shadow partially concealed his face, casting it in hard lines and a dozen shades of grey.
“You’re not supposed to be perfect to be a leader,” she whispered. Her voice cracked, hung on the tension in her neck from sitting a little too close.
Silence filled the space between them. Heavy and warm and crackling with latent energy.
He licked his bottom lip, his gaze locked with hers. “I don’t want to be either,” he said. His voice was a husky whisper filled with need.
Her breath caught in her throat. A hesitant movement. A breath closer. This was monumentally stupid. Infinitely so.
And yet she parted her lips, her entire body trembling in anticipation of the faintest touch of his. He was there, just there. A breath separated them. Nothing more.
It was a hesitant kiss. A light, teasing brush of his top lip against hers. Her breath mingled with his, threading between them and urging her closer. She met his eyes, waiting. Wanting. Needing more of this deeply sensual man who made her feel so many writhing, hungry things.
It was forever before either of them moved. Her breath was locked in her throat. Then she felt it. His palm slid over her cheek, his fingers rough on her skin. Warmth penetrated her, wound its way over the surface to slide beneath her skin and stroke something long dormant to life.
Need. It was need that made her lean toward him. Need that made her part her lips and trace his mouth with her tongue. Need that made her nip his bottom lip and thread her fingers in the short hair on the back of his neck.
Need that made her gasp in pleasure as his tongue slid against hers, twining in that sensuous dance that brought her blood to life. Heat pounded between her thighs, an aching, pulsing want that scorched her like nothing she’d ever felt.
She gave herself over to the sensation, to the pleasure of his touch. Knowing it was a mistake and far past caring as her breath finally released, mixing with the heated strokes of his tongue.
She eased back after a moment, before she did something monumentally stupid, like crawling into his lap in broad daylight.
“We really should talk about those legal packets,” she said against his mouth.
His smile was unexpected. “Wow, you are hell on a man’s ego,” he said.
The laugh caught her off guard and she rested her forehead against his as she struggled to regain her composure. Something opened against her heart, something unexpected and warm.
Something complicated.
For a brief moment, it was tempting to throw caution to the curb, to nuzzle his mouth with hers, to absorb his taste and warmth.
And then reality kicked in.
“We really should head back. We've got that meeting in two hours,” she said.
He smiled. “Always responsible and focused.”
He brushed his thumb over her lip as he said it. This was something nice.
Unexpected.
It was going to be an interesting legal briefing, that was for damn sure.


About the Author


Jessica Scott is a career army officer, mother of two daughters, three cats and three dogs, wife to a career NCO and wrangler of all things stuffed and fluffy. She is a terrible cook and even worse housekeeper, but she's a pretty good shot with her assigned weapon and someone liked some of the stuff she wrote. Somehow, her children are pretty well adjusted and her husband still loves her, despite burned water and a messy house.

Oprah has called her. True story.

Her debut novel BECAUSE OF YOU launched Loveswept, the first Random House digital imprint.

She's written for the New York Times At War Blog, PBS Point of View Regarding War, and IAVA. She deployed to Iraq in 2009 as part of OIF/New Dawn and is currently a company commander stationed at Fort Hood.

Most recently, she's been featured as one of Esquire Magazine's Americans of the Year for 2012.

Connect with Jessica at 

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