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  • Title: Semper Fi
  • Author: Keira Andrews
  • ISBN: 9780993859847
  • Page: 302
  • Format: Paperback
  • The war is over The battle for love has just begun As Marines, Cal and Jim depended on each other to survive bloodshed and despair in the Pacific Relieved to put the horrors of war behind him, Jim went home to his apple orchard and a quiet life with his wife and children Knowing Jim could never return his forbidden feelings, Cal hoped time and an ocean between them wouThe war is over The battle for love has just begun As Marines, Cal and Jim depended on each other to survive bloodshed and despair in the Pacific Relieved to put the horrors of war behind him, Jim went home to his apple orchard and a quiet life with his wife and children Knowing Jim could never return his forbidden feelings, Cal hoped time and an ocean between them would dull the yearning for his best friend But when Jim s wife dies, Cal returns to help He doesn t know a thing about apple farming or children but he s determined to be there for Jim, even as the painful torch he carries blazes back to life Jim is grateful for his friend s support as he struggles with buried emotions and dark wartime memories Then Jim begins to see Cal in a new light, and their relationship deepens in ways neither expected Can they build a life together as a family and find happiness in a world that would condemn them Note Contains scenes of violence and post traumatic stress.
    Semper Fi The war is over The battle for love has just begun As Marines Cal and Jim depended on each other to survive bloodshed and despair in the Pacific Relieved to put the horrors of war behind him Jim wen

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    1. Beautiful, raw, REALThis is a book about WAR, and this is a book about LOVE It s a tale of two men, Marines, best friends, lovers There is nothing easy about Cal and Jim s story They bond in the trenches, watching their friends die in horrifying circumstances time and time again They stay together, comfort each other, SAVE each other But Jim is married, eventually widowed, and tamps down any conscious awareness of his sexuality Keira Andrews amazes me The depth of research in this book is astoun [...]

    2. Happy early Veteran s Day Release day is 11 11 14 but what a perfect date to be released Thanks to all the troops for all that they do 4.5 HEARTS Semper Fi is a best friends to lovers novel when you break it down It is moving It is understated yet dramatic It has action, it has feels It is erotic It has laughs It made me smile in one moment then swoon in the next I got angry at one point and my heart nearly beat out my chest in the next.This story is love, the other half to your soul, covered in [...]

    3. 3.5 stars Guys, please don t let my 3.5 star rating deter you If you are a fan of military M M, especially GFY OFY military books, you MUST give this a try This was my first Keira Andrews read but it certainly won t be my last Really beautifully written and full of emotion, I was swept away by this story I m a total whore for GFY OFY books I actively collect them and savor them like candy This was a particularly believable GFY OFY story, fitting well with the time period I loved every part of th [...]

    4. Semper Fi tells the story of two Marines, Jim and Cal, who meet on the train to basic training for WWII They become best friends and see each other safely through the war in the South Pacific.Jim is married and Cal is gay but not out because of the times After the war the two come together again under different circumstances and a romance develops.I loved this book so much It s told in alternating POVs AND alternating time periods, but don t let that discourage you The time jumps work beautifull [...]

    5. I fell and in love with this book with each chapter Which means, 1 it took awhile to get there but 2 when it got there, the journey felt SO worth it.Semper Fi is full of da tropes.nds to lovers, military wartime, gay for you hints of out for you , widowed man w children finds love with a man, historical battling not only the legal but societal views against homosexuality , rich man poor manbut it didn t feel overdone and kitchen sink like All of these had a place and actually contributed to th [...]

    6. 5 Stunning Semper Fidelis Always Faithful stars LOVED SO MUCH Best friendsMarinesLoversWhere to start Beautifully written love story that spans 15 years Epic love Cal and Jim sigh The power of their friendship The power of their love The things those two meant to each other The things they sacrificed for each other Oh, dear I don t have enough words And the heartbreak He knew it was too late Still, he whispered a plea Jim Semper Fi was possibly one of the sweetest and saddest love stories Both o [...]

    7. This is very touching But after all those reviews, all those warnings, the heavy plot I expected a much angsty tale and it wasn t like that The relationship between these two was an addiction Cal feels an attraction towards Jim since the very beginning but Jim is straight and worse, he is married and with a child So, he s off limits But once you taste it you just can not stop.When the first Europeans reached what we call today Chile they met some sort of messengers in those high mountains These [...]

    8. BR HERE WITH MY FRIENDS D5 STAR BOOK Keira Andrews s Semper Fi blends everything I love about historical romance, the fear of discovery, the secret longing and passion, and the anguish that the future will never be the one they want This fantastic novel is at once heartbreaking and heartwarming It tells the story of two men who become friends in the early days of the World War II, become Marines and support each other through the horrors of that war.There are no embellishment in Semper Fi, just [...]

    9. Although this is my favorite time period to study, I avoid romance set in this timeframe I know that even if it has a HEA it is bound to break my heart.This one did too I managed to get away with a few tears during the whole story but the ending did me in So many glowing reviewsI agree with all of them There is nothing I can add Simply brilliant, real and very true to the historical context Standing ovation, Ms Andrews.Ok, I could use some fluff now.

    10. This was such a beautiful story, and mainly because the two main characters where two amazing men This is the story of two men who meet on a train ride, Cal, a homosexual young man, and Jim Sounds like a good start for a great love story, right Well, it is 1942, homosexual acts are illegal, Jim is a married man, with a little girl waiting at home, and the train the train is taking them to a marine training camp, and off to fight the Japanese, to what we know as WWII.Cal, a charismatic young lead [...]

    11. Why is it that the best books are always the hardest to review That s exactly how I feel about Semper Fi It s been a few weeks now since I read it and I m still not any closer to figuring out how to review it as I was then It s like this Sometimes when you read a book and every single word just touches that perfect place inside you And you can t stop thinking about it.r dayseven weeks after you read the last word Yeah, it s like that Go ahead and read the blurb it does a wonderful job setting up [...]

    12. Five Fidelis Stars for an amazing book Cal and Jim joined the Marine Corps to fight on WWII and they became best friends Cal is gay and Jim is marriedThis is their story It s written in a brilliant way, shifting POV s, shifting from the present 1948 to the past 1942 it s written with love Love that the MC s shared Cal loved Jim since the day they met, he felt that attraction that kept them side by side during the war, but he also had to hide his feelings Jim loved Cal since then too, but he thou [...]

    13. No s si ponerle tres estrellas o cuatro Dos hombres que se conocen en la Segunda Guerra Mundial, se enamoran y luego tienen que buscar c mo tener una vida juntos en la sociedad estadounidense de los a os 50 Tenemos un poco de todo, negaci n de la sexualidad, mujeres, familias, ni os, viudedad, religi n En principio un cocktail perfecto para hacer una historia muy entretenida, pero la estructura del libro no me ha terminado de convencer Entiendo que la autora nos haya hecho testigos de los a os d [...]

    14. I won an early copy of Semper Fi, so had the distinct pleasure of reading it before it is published Lucky me I recently read Keira Andrews last book A Forbidden Rumspringa and absolutely adored it Very much looking forward to the sequel So, I was excited to jump right into Semper Fi And it sure lived up to my high expectations.Semper Fi is a beautiful, and at times heart breaking, love story But, it is also about friendship, loyalty, self discovery, and family I really enjoy Keira Andrews writin [...]

    15. Superb Just superb I didn t skip anything in the story at all, I wanted to savour it and even read the gory bits when the guys were in the Far East during the war A wonderfully romantic love story for Cal and Jim 5 stars.Thanks to Eva for making me push it up the queue Big smooch

    16. 5 Star read I loved everything about it It was sad in parts but not over the top And the happy, sexy times than made up for the sad times And the ending was perfect Going to start The Forbidden Rumspringa now I bought it a while ago and never got around to reading it Now I need to Keira Andrews can really write Cal JimIf you loved Band of Brothers, you will love this book.

    17. 1.5 rounded up.I m sorry, but this fell rather flat for me within sight of the first page Everything was telegraphing the plot, the problems, the characters, the twists Maybe I ve read too much m m these past two years, maybe I expect too much, but when an author dumps a dozen clunky chekov s guns in my lap right at the beginning, and such that are not just m m tropes, but also bad or tired clich s, and then garners it with male animalistic lust , which I ve really read too much of lately, then [...]

    18. Reading this was like watching an old film through a movie reel Not because of its historical essence but so because we only got to see the story unfold in frames mere figments of the bigger picture Make no mistake, Cal and Jim s story doesn t really come as a surprise even if you only see glimpses of their life during and post war You ll be able to put two and two together even without much knowledge of their horrible past But Keira Andrews writes the whole thing beautifully that having two se [...]

    19. 3.5 4 stars.It was OK, than OK It was very unique The MCs had such a strong chemistry between them I liked how supportive of each other they were This book is so emotional.Cal and Jim are army buddies during WWI They went to war together, enduring everything together Despite his unconditional friendship, Cal always wanted from Jim, but since Jim was married with children and obviously straight , he never told him about his feelings Then war ended, and they went their separate ways.Cal never fo [...]

    20. 4.5 stars LOVED this story Masterful storytelling by Keira Andrews, and Cal and Jim will steal your heart The chapters have alternating flashbacks to Cal and Jim during WWII, and then jumps to 1948, which is present day in the story, and it works absolutely brilliantly I was immediately sucked in Best friends Marines Forbidden love Surprise allies So, so many things to love about this book Do yourselves a favor, and check it out 3

    21. Each chapter alternates between their time in the second world war and several years later in 1948 Unfortunately I m not a fan of flashbacks I found their relationship uninspiring and skipped the sex scenes Very clich d.

    22. Semper Fi tells the story of Jim and Cal, two marines who served in WWII Cal is from Manhattan, and is the son of a banking mogul Cal has known for ages that he is gay, but doesn t advertise that since doing so in the 1940 s would be too dangerous, being as how it s illegal and all When Cal joins the Marine Corps, he meets Jim, whose family owns an apple orchard in New York state Jim s married and has a kid and though he has some idea that he is attracted to men or at least Cal , he is deep in d [...]

    23. 4 Semper Fi Stars Wow The military scenes, actually gave me horrid flashbacks of my TI in OTS With his white spit flying in my face shivers and you know that arse hole sang it s a wonderful day in the neighborhood and walked awayefu ker And, I say that with a smile Okays, back to this book.Now, this book, yes, wow.pure greatness was found within these pages, research done to perfection And even with my horrid flashbacks, due to wonderful obviously driven research, this was a treasure find I love [...]

    24. Im very impressed with the amount of research the author did It made me feel like I was actually there watching the whole thing happen The apple orchard backdrop of the story was really lovely and added a romantic appeal to the story I am not a fan of frequent flashbacks but it really worked well here and I did not find it confusing at all The reason why I did not give this 5 stars is because I was not really emotionally invested with the 2 MCs I was excpecting tears and all that jazz from my en [...]

    25. This book was perfect It was vivid, brutal, frustrating, beautiful, and also, smokin hot I loved every page.

    26. 5 StarsIt s over, and I m so sad I m really, really going to miss Cal and Jim so, so much They will be remembered as much as Vadim and Dan These phenomenally written military stories grab you and won t let you go I really enjoyed the historical aspects of Semper Fi The way Kiera Andrews told the story was brilliant Typically, flashing back to the past and then right back to the present, while switching points of view would lessen the impact of the story, but it only added to Cal and Jim s journe [...]

    27. Very well done best friends turned lovers romance set in post WWII America I liked it I didn t love it Five stars would have been a given had the main characters had a bit oomph in their chemistry Don t get me wrong, I liked them both, but Jim was a bit difficult to like given the way he was willing to continually hurt his best friend, and overall, I felt their interactions could have been.I don t knowjust I ll probably keep it on my Kindle for a little while before deciding what to ultimately [...]

    28. I need to read another book like that RIGHT NOW It was such a beautifully written story and it s going to stick with me for a very long time I rarely read books set back in time, but after all the rave review I was seeing I m glad I jumped on the bandwagon and went for the ride It s even got me speaking all gooey Temper Fi was possibly one of the sweetest and saddest love stories Both of the main characters were two beautiful souls, two beautiful unassuming men and I think that is why I found so [...]

    29. With this being the weekend before Christmas, and me in usual procrastinated form, this review might get a little fly by than I would normally like But I still have other deadlines to meet this weekend and not all of them involve baking, s the pity So, without further adoI freaking loved this book I really did, and that was a bit of a shock to me I really dislike flashbacks, and generally hate when they are an integral part of the the story telling, so I went into this kinda expecting to be di [...]

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