The Wars Between Us
by J. A. Boulet
GENRE: Historical Romance
An inner struggle of self-destruction, a poignant love story, and the terrifying Battle of the Atlantic.
Meet Zachary Olason. You’ll either love him or hate him.
Spanning the years from the Great Depression to WW2, this endearing summer release will capture your heart as Zack, a bad boy struggling on the brink of alcoholism, loses himself and spirals into nights of debauchery, riots, and drunkenness. His twin brother, Adam, thinks lowly of him as his entire family struggles to help him.
But Zack is determined to make a mess of his life.
Until he meets a beautiful petite woman, half Cree and part British, who helps him to grow into a better version of himself.
Then just as he thinks life is getting better, he sinks to the bottom of hell. Will he survive from his own self-destruction?
The only way he sees out is to join the Canadian Navy.
The Battle of the Atlantic will either teach him or break him.
THE WARS BETWEEN US
With action-packed adrenaline and steamy love scenes, The Wars Between Us will keep you gripped to your seat on a ride of addiction, unwavering love, and the fight to stay alive during WWII.
NOTE: The book is on sale for $0.99.
Zack closed the door quietly and stepped out onto the wood porch gingerly. He tried not to awake anyone, keeping his departure secret. He had written a short note for his mom and dad, telling them he was off to find some work and not to worry.
It was June 18, 1935. Zack felt uneasy about going against his father’s wishes. He didn’t want his dad to fuss. Zack always had a staunch spirit and felt spurred into action when presented with life’s problems; he simply couldn’t sit by and do nothing. He was once called rebellious by his mother. But it was not entirely true. Zack yearned to do the right thing and felt that without action, there would never be change.
He would come back home when the depression was over. It would save precious food for his momma and his Pabbi.
They would thank him one day.
Zack stepped quietly onto the sand and walked towards the train tracks. He didn’t know where he was going, but Zack knew what he was looking for. He wanted a life he could call his own.
First of all, this book can be somewhat intense, in a good way. You feel like you are really in the battle and in Zack’s head. I love when an author can do things like that and Ms. Boulet does it in spades. Second, while this book is historical, it wasn’t the same old thing. No regency, no social elite, none of the mundane that happens in your typical historical romance story. It was refreshing to read about a different time period in a different country, Canada, and how a family copes with the situation that they are in.
Zack is a complex character. At one point, you want to hug him and then you want to slap him upside his head. I really liked him, warts and all. His relationship with his brothers and parents is sad and hopeful at the same time. I’ve seen how hitting rock bottom can affect a family. My brother, at times, created his own problems and it totally took its toll on the whole family. Unfortunately, Zack had to experience it to get back to what he really wanted out of life.
Sometimes, hitting rock bottom is good. While Zack does find the love of his life, nearly losing her and everything else is good for him. He needed her but he had to grow up and finally get his crap together before he could have his happily ever after. The smexy times are steamy but emotional.
I really enjoyed Zack’s journey and the time period. The book never stops and you will need time to catch your breath afterward. You can read this as a standalone as I did. However, I’m going to read the other two books in the series.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
A. Boulet is the passionate author of The Olason Chronicles, a historical saga of war, courage, love, and strength. Her newest novel The Wars Between Us Book 3 was released June 18, 2021, on Amazon. J. A. Boulet was born and raised in Western Canada as a first-generation Canadian of European descent. Her father enlisted with the Hungarian military and fought bravely during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, changing sides to stand up for what he believed in. He was granted asylum in Canada and built his family here.
A. Boulet was born many years later, raised with strong morals and values, which she stands behind to this day. She started writing poetry at the age of five and progressed to short stories and novels. She has a keen interest in settlers, healing, family bonds, and military history. J. A. Boulet writes with a spine-tingling realism like none other, grabbing your emotions and refusing to let go. The Olason Chronicles is the series you’ve been waiting for. Watch for the final book (4) in the series, which is scheduled for a 2022 release.
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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE
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