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Valentine’s Day in Dog Tags Event: Review…The Officer Says I Do by Jeanette Murray

I’m so excited to announce that this review kicks off the “Valentine’s Day in Dog Tags” event!

Jeanette Murray’s Semper Fidelis, Always Faithful Series is one of my favorites and in honor of the series, I’m having some Valentine’s fun!  

Today’s post is my review of The Officer Says I Do, Tim and Skye’s story.  Tomorrow’s post is my review of The Officer Breaks the Rules, Madison and Jeremy’s story.  For the big finish on Valentine’s Day, I’ll have an EXCLUSIVE interview with Tim, Skye, Madison, Jeremy and the amazing author herself, Jeanette Murray!

I’ll also be giving away an eCopy of both books with the interview! 

So, enjoy the reviews and interviews and be sure to enter to win on February 14th!

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Synopsis:

He’s a Marine…she grew up on a commune.

He always puts duty first…she’s a free spirit with an unshakable belief in Fate.

He loves routine and order…she brings chaos and creativity wherever she goes     

Captain Timothy O’Shay is on pre-deployment leave in Las Vegas when he meets Skye McDermott. For once, Tim lets loose and the two hook up. But in the morning, Tim wakes up to discover he’s married to a woman who’s the polar opposite of what he always envisioned in a wife.

But Skye is sure that this is fate, and that they are destined to be together. Can she convince him to stay with her before he’s deployed?

 

My Review:

The beginning of this story starts out with three best friends, and Marines, having one last night before deploying on their latest mission.  A night filled with gambling, girls and a few drinks…well, for one of the trio, more than just a few drinks….

Tim is always the one in control.  Always the one making sure his buddies keep things somewhat level. And damn, sometimes that just sucks.  So tonight, he’s gonna give up the babysitting duties and live a little…what’s the worst that can happen?

Skye is out with her two besties for a typical night of Vegas fun.  Since they live and work in Vegas, this will just end up being a normal night out with some drinks and girlie fun….how much different than all other nights out can it really be?

Imagine the surprise when Skye and Tim wake up the next day……married.

The thing that I loved most about this story was it’s backwards way to a happy ending.  It was so refreshing! Skye believes that everything happens for a reason so when she wakes up to find her new husband gone, she is determined to find him and figure out a way to make it work.  Since Tim is a total straight-laced rule follower you can imagine how he takes to something as free spirited as the idea of fate.  However, the one thing they can both agree on is that maybe this relationship deserves a go of it.  And so the journey begins…

Skye and Tim are so endearing, both as a couple and on their own.  The completely opposite personalities end up complimenting each other in the most amazing ways. I was pulling for them from the very first chapter.  The internal turmoil each of them experienced was so valid and honest…never once was I in my common eye roll mode over a heroine’s shallow complaint about something trivial. Both Skye and Tim are so eager to please each other and try so hard that their efforts were truly heartwarming.  That doesn’t mean they don’t stumble along the way.

I highly recommend this book.  I enjoyed it from start to finish.  It’s happy-ending-in-reverse made for a fabulously interesting read!  Thank you, Ms. Murray, for a fantastic story! I cannot WAIT for the other two books in this trilogy!

 

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