A Prior Engagement by Karina Bliss

A Prior Engagement

Reviewed by Nancy Crocker

A Prior Engagement by Karina Bliss: This is the fourth book in the series, and I must state I have not read the three previous books. The first three books are as follows:

Here Comes The Groom
Stand-In Wife
Bring Him Home

In A Prior Engagement: Lee Davis was serving in Afghanistan when his team was ambushed. For almost two years he has been a POW, 14 months of that time he was held by the Taliban. He has been beaten, tortured and suffered more than one person ever should. American Forces raided the camp where he was being held and freed him. He is about to return to everyone he loves including his fiancée. But hold the press, we are talking about the same woman who rejected his proposal. The same woman that he could not forget, and the same one that got him through the hell he lived through the last 19 months.

Juliet Browne " Jules " had rejected Lee's proposal just before he left for Afghanistan. As you read further into the story you learn her reasoning behind the rejection. It was never a question of love, more a case of caution and being sure. Believing Lee is suffering from Amnesia, she goes along with the lies. And when he proposes she accepts, what she is unaware of is, Lee remembers everything. And he is planning to make her pay dearly.

This book is so much more than surviving being a prisoner of war. And overcoming the beatings and torture. It is also about true friendship between military friends. And dealing with PTSD and yes finding the true love that was always there. The author does a great job of describing the hell that POW's must go through, without being to graphic. This is also a very rocky road back to love. But still a great story.

5/5 stars

I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.