Monday, September 1, 2014

Loving Meg by Skye Taylor

Popular author Skye Taylor has followed her introductory novel of the Camerons of Tide's Way series, Falling for Zoe, with another wonderful novel, Loving Meg.

This one is the story of a female Marine veteran of the war in Afghanistan.  Like so many others, she returned to her husband and children, wounded in spirit and sound in body.  She cannot forget some of her experiences.  Her bomb sniffing dog was killed when he got to close to a device. 

Her husband, Ben, trains dogs as service dogs for the police and for individuals.  He is asked to try to rehabilitate a police K-9, whose handler was killed in front of him.  The dog, Kip, has never recovered and shows little interest in the world around him. Ben is the last resort for saving Kip from his depression.

Meg wants nothing to do with the dog as he reminds her of the dog she lost.  She is also confused about the kiss she shared with her commanding officer as he tried to comfort her when the dog was killed.  She is not able to deal with the situation.

Ben wants to help his wife and the dog as well.  But he hasn't a clue about where to begin.  The story tells of the journey of the couple and the dog, how they find redemption.

This is a good, riveting story, by an excellent storyteller.  Keep the tissues handy, especially if you're a dog lover.  You'll probably need them.


When Meg Cameron joined the Marines to get an education, she never counted on being deployed to a war zone. Now that she’s home, both she and her husband Ben are struggling with the toll war, separation, and regrets have taken on their marriage. Meg is tormented by guilt over the death of a military dog and the kiss she shared with her commanding officer as he comforted her.  Her husband, Ben, is the love of her life, how could he possibly forgive her if he knew the truth?

Ben Cameron is just happy that his brave, beautiful wife is home safely with him and their young sons.  Everything is fine – at first. In bed he and Meg are perfect together, until the nightmares come and she calls out a name that’s not his.  She’s hurting and he doesn’t understand, but he’s trying. If only she would talk to him about what’s bothering her.

Then there’s Kip a police K-9 who lost his handler and his spirit to a perp with a gun. Ben has been asked to help rehabilitate the grieving animal. Ben wants to help these two wounded warriors find peace, and convince Meg to trust him with her nightmares, but as Meg debates returning to active duty, a move that would surely take her back into harms way again, Ben’s frustrations and fears climb. What if her pain and confusion take her back into harms way again and he lost her forever?

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