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In Service of Others

   (5 reviews)
Genres: General Fiction
Sub-genres: Drama

Jess struggles daily with the consequences of a deadly mission. Ben believes he knows what will help: a support dog. Jess is unconvinced.

Kudos to my editing team, Jeff H. and Brian H., and special thanks to Parker Owens for his proofread and edits/suggestions.
Copyright © 2023 Libby Drew; All Rights Reserved.

Story Recommendations (8 members)

  • Action Packed 1
  • Addictive/Pacing 7
  • Characters 8
  • Chills 4
  • Cliffhanger 0
  • Compelling 6
  • Feel-Good 7
  • Humor 2
  • Smoldering 6
  • Tearjerker 5
  • Unique 6
  • World Building 3

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    • 8,467 Words

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Gary L

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

another reviewer used the word ‘beautiful’ and this really is a beautifully told story.  Post war, post combat, two damaged heroes( in my humble opinion) edge closer and closer.

I know the author has many fans for her great stories from a different genre, but this story show real quality and gritty realism. I absolutely loved it.  Bravo!!!

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Thank you for your insightful and thoughtful review!

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   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

A wonderful, heartwarming story reminding us how much can be lost for the heroic young men sent into brutal wars by heedless politicians and the generals who do their bidding. Beautifully written and carefully paced. 

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Thank you for the review. Much appreciated!

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   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

When one confuses training/work with identity, one loses the sense of "who am I really?"  This is an exceptionally well-written journey through PTSD of a Navy Seal who has returned to life outside of the Navy that leads to finding not only self, but also love. 

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Thank you very much for the review! 

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   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

This story is beautiful honoring to the heroes of war. Jess is a SEAL, suffering from PTSD. An accident in the fountain makes him acquainted to Ben, former army officer and Cora, therapeutic dog. Apart from the physical attraction Jess feels toward Ben, he is reluctant to involve in the therapy and start the process of healing. Spending time together, with the help of their dogs, they influence each other and help healing the scars of the past. Their relationship grows into romance. Two damaged, lost souls find love and hope, find strength to move forward. 

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Thank you for taking the time to comment AND to review. The effort is much appreciated. 

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Bill W

   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

Jess and Ben are suffering from PTSD after their tours of duty end.  Ben was an officer in the army, while Jess was a Navy Seal, but they're both carrying different types of scars from their time in combat zones.  Libby Drew offers a sensitive and well-written account of what they're dealing with as they help each other in different ways and the relationship that develops from it.  It's a great read and I couldn't put it down.  I highly recommend it. 

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Thank you very much for your thoughtful review!

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