While Because Of You focused on life after deployment, Until There Was You focused on life before deployment. Ms. Scott does well in incorporating her knowledge of the military in this work of fiction. This story is a mixture of the movie A Few Good Men and Jar Head in training with a hint of a love story.
Evan and Claire (both Captains) had a love/hate relationship, very palpable sexual tension and very steamy love making. Though the love story was not as strong, Evan and Claire’s coming together was believable. Both leads and side characters are developed well and their story is laid out for us to see. And what I loved the most is that Ms. Scott tackles stories that are realistic such as power struggles, alcoholism, feminism and political/military concerns.
The only downfall is that it had military lingo that was too technical for someone like me and I found it a bit overwhelming. Though it was explained well, it slowed down the story for me *shrugs*. I also would've liked to see more of the secondary characters from the last book. I tend to get attached to them and I'm very eager to see more of their story. I do know that the next story will be about Laura and Trent titled Back To You and it's scheduled to be released in 2013. Now, this book…I would not miss!!!
Overall, Jessica Scott delivered an intriguing, well portrayed military love story that I recommend to anyone who enjoys this genre.
*ARC provided by author