Veterans: Through The Fire, by Liz Andrews, is a book I now realize I originally read about three years ago. It is often fun to pick up a book you have already read and to reintroduce yourself to it. Since I have a soft spot for angst-ridden veterans and feisty women I enjoyed this story.
Kena and Baldwin, on the outside, appeared to be polar opposites, but ended up being exactly what the other one needed. Baldwin, a physically and emotionally wounded veteran, is trying to re-assimilate himself into mainstream society with an overbearing mother, lascivious female friend and now a well-intentioned house keeper. He needs to come to grips with the fact that even though he is wounded and unable to continue to be the soldier he would like to be, he still has value. He also struggles to deal with the fact that his family is rich and has certain expectations of him that he does not wish to fulfill.
Kena is an up-and-coming business owner hired by Baldwin’s mother to clean his home. She is just trying to get her business off the ground and had no intention on falling into a relationship with her employers’ son. The inclusion of the meddling, rich mother with class and race issues complicated their relationship even further.
As is always stated, any good book is always too short. While this book could have included more plot and story lines, it was still a good book. I have read other stories by this author and will continue to do so.
-Reviewed by Selina