A couple of months ago I read and reviewed this author’s first book, Three Summers. That one was so good that I was excited to get to read her second one that is available today! Yours Truly, Cammie is an emotional rollercoaster ride, but a good one!
Title: Yours Truly, Cammie
Author: S.J. Sylvis
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Blurb: I follow one rule in life: Don’t get involved with a Marine.
After this past year of heart-wrenching misery, and an entire childhood as daughter of one of the highest ranked officers in the Marine Corps, I’ve had enough of saying goodbye. I’ve had enough heartbreak to last me a lifetime.
But in an attempt to avoid an awkward run-in with a previous blind date, whom I may or may not have abandoned mid-dinner, I found myself standing in an exam room with Lucas Wells. He was exceptionally handsome on the outside, but the second he started to run that egotistical mouth of his, I wanted to do one of two things: smack him or kiss him.
Lucas Wells, the United States Marine, has me bending my rule in more ways than one.
But the real question is, will I succumb to breaking my rule altogether, or will he break me before I even get the chance?
Cover As I already said when I helped share the cover reveal, I do like this cover. The colors on it and the way the title pops really caught my eye.
Plot Since I have started reading romance, I have read a few military ones. Yours Truly, Cammie is definitely different, but not in a bad way. Cammie only has one rule: don’t get involved with a Marine. It’s clear from the start that she has her reasons, something tragic has happene in her life. She keeps herself busy, as a nurse she doesn’t have much time to herself with the different shifts she has to work. After a run in with an interesting patient, she never expects him to be her neighbor or a soldier. What starts off as being annoyed with eachother, quickly turns into denying that there are any feelings for the guy she won’t let herself fall for.
The pranks and teasing was a lot of fun to read about. It was clear from the start that Cammie and Luke had a connection. My favorite part will always be the visit to Cammie’s ex. I won’t spoil, because it’s something you have to experience while reading! It’s so good though! Luke seems like a player and maybe he is for his own reasons. Just when this book had me smiling, it tore my heart out when Luke got deployed. S.J. Sylvis kept me on the edge of my seat with a few twists I did not see coming!
As the story goes on it’s clear that both Luke and Cammie have some old wounds they need to let heal. I think them getting to know each other and taking a chance on their feelings, helped them heal in more way than one! I didn’t give this book five stars, just because Cammie annoyed me at times. While I completely understand the hurt she feels, her decisions were a bit harsh at times. I also would’ve loved to have seen the e-mails/letters between Luke and Cammie play a bigger role in this book. All in all, this is a really amazing romance that makes you feel!
Characters Cammie has been through a lot losing her brother and best friend. On top of that she felt like her family was falling apart. Her father has a new family and that doesn’t sit well with her. As her best friend pointed out, she’s not really living. Cammie has a routine of working and being at home, but doesn’t let herself really feel anymore. I loved seeing her walls slowly breaking to let Luke in. I think he was just what she needed to heal.
Luke seems like a lot of fun. He’s handsome as far as I can tell from his description, haha. It seems like he’s bringing home another woman everyday, because he just doesn’t care. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Luke also has some stuff to deal with. Just like Cammie, I think he needed her to help him move on. He’s a protective person and definitely stubborn. Luke knows when to be funny, but also knows when he just needs to be there for someone.
I am definitely a fan of this author’s writing. Even though both of her stories are romances, they are so different! I can’t wait to see what she writes next. What is your favorite romance at the moment?