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The hardest job is waiting.Master Sergeant Jeff "Mackey" MacNamara has been waiting for THE ONE for years. First it wasn't too safe to find a partner and now his schedule is a nightmare with training soldiers and deployments.Scott Ash has found where he always was meant to be after a brief bout of idealistic do-gooder after college. He loves his job as a child care directoThe hardest job is waiting.Master Sergeant Jeff "Mackey" MacNamara has been waiting for THE ONE for years. First it wasn't too safe to find a partner and now his schedule is a nightmare with training soldiers and deployments.Scott Ash has found where he always was meant to be after a brief bout of idealistic do-gooder after college. He loves his job as a child care director, if he could just find someone to love -- perfect might cover it.A chance meeting when Scott is doing a favor for a friend starts them on a journey that could take them to forever, it's just a matter of waiting....

Title : Wait for Me
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ISBN : 9781370266845
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 587 Pages
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Wait for Me Reviews

  • Leaundra
    2019-05-23 23:35

    4.5 stars rounded up to 5 stars. I enjoyed this one. Being a military spouse for over 25 1/2 years it took me back to the deployments my family went through. It also took me back to the great military friends you make who become like family. I loved Jeff and Scott together, they were so sweet with each other. I loved all their friends and family. Dix had my heart also <3 <3

  • Amazonaute
    2019-05-06 22:18

    DNf 18%.Editing was atrocious. I had real trouble working out who was who, and this went on for chapters. Also, are they in the army? What’s with the spurs and stetsons? This was not explained up to 19%. So these factors made it all dislocating and confusing.But what made me DNf was the whole thing where he has just met this dude, and is already sizing him up as dear little wifey material, as are all his friends...and holding conversations about it. And some stuff in it about a little kid in need. Kinda 80s harlequin raw material with bad editing and a half assed substitution of an m for an f to be the dear little wifey. The writer and editors seemed too enmeshed in patriarchy to see the insidious gender mapping/heterosexual role mapping.Yucko. Obviously I DNfd at 19%, so dear little wifey guy might end up being a super ninja bad-ass or something, and the whole book turned on its head, but it seemed unlikely.

  • Paul
    2019-04-27 23:21

    What a terrific debut book!! As an Army-brat and former Dept of Army civilian, I was thrilled by the accuracy of military family life. Anyone who doubts that military spouses are the unsung heroes hasn’t been around the military much.The story of Jeff and Scott was heart-warming. All the supporting (they are too important to the story for me to use secondary to describe them) characters added an amazing depth to the story.Anyone who has been lucky enough to find their “the one” or is still hoping to find their “the one” will enjoy this story.Well done and congratulations to Ms. Jacen!

  • namericanwordcat
    2019-05-15 05:21

    The stuff about deployment was intersting but the romance move both to fast and too slow at the same time. Scott is a great guy. I love a child care worker hero. I actually find Mackey way less intersting and don't love his circle of friends. So, the love story was just okay for me. I might try another book by this writer though.

  • Christy
    2019-05-08 03:10

    Ah, THE ONE. I think we’re all, at one time or another, looking for him or her. Some of us get lucky and find them, others spend their whole lives going from one to the next to the next and so on. The blurb interested me due to the subject matter, and I’m a sucker for men in uniform, but I was supremely curious about this first-time foray into writing by a woman I’ve known for years as an editor. I liked Jeff and Scott, both right from the beginning. Jeff has been in the military for eighteen years, gone through “don’t ask, don’t tell”, and he hasn’t ever found the man for him. Granted, military relationships are very difficult, and they take strong people, willing to communicate and compromise, to make it work. Scott was smart enough to realize, a few years in, that Child Protective Services wasn’t what he wanted, and he now is a director for a daycare center. These two unlikely men meet at Jeff’s best friend’s bachelor party where Scott is doing a favor for a friend and bartending. Jeff and Scott both realize, right from the start, that they have the possibility of being something wonderful together. Could Scott hack being attached to a soldier?... Mackey wanted to see if they could make enough memories of good days to last through deployment and if they didn’t, he at least hoped that Scott was honest enough to tell him up front he had moved on… Mackey just had to convince Scott that Mackey was the best thing for him, all in the next twenty-seven days. Oh yeah, no pressure there.Please find my full review on Rainbow Book Reviews

  • Jenny Wood
    2019-04-30 03:11

    Started out a bit rough… it was hard to differentiate whose pov was who… one minute we got Jeff, the next we have Scott.… and also, first impressions aren’t always great, I know that…. Doesn’t mean they cant be a good person, but both of these guys just seemed extremely selfish…Jeff finds a baby girl, alone in only a diaper and dirty and hangs on to your dog for dear life, obviously afraid and as I’ve said, very much alone…but lets complain about the way it inconveniences YOU…. You’ve already said the wedding you have to attend is pretty much a waste of time, as you’ve done nothing but complain about that as well, so, one would think you’d be ecstatic to get such a burden dumped in your lap… Oooooh, but you have a date, so… nevermind. And the way he talked and interrupted his mother on the phone… like he couldn’t have the patience for her to finish a sentence… I was like…are you kidding me, dude!!! Now… Scott does weekend social work or something… gets to be on call to help kids…even though, not surprisingly, he complains about too… because hes got a date tomorrow with fellow selfish man, who is Jeff. But, nevermind the alone and neglected BABY… Ugh, it was hard for me to like either one of them after that. The dialogue seemed immature for grown men, I dunno if I was just annoyed cuz I didn’t like the main characters or the dialogue, but meh. Also, everything was super fast… it was like, they meet and then they’re so worried about finding THE ONE, that, it doesn’t really matter who ends up being the one, they’re auditioning people from date one…. The friends interrogating you after a couple dates and outright rude comments from the sister… again, another meh from me here. Now, after about five minutes of being together, Jeff is being deployed, but of course, Scott agrees to wait for him because they love each other by now, but they keep in touch. Scott integrates himself into the family and they have skype and emails and all that, so its fine. Everything seems to be amazing between the two, even after Jeff gets back, but it almost seems like just for some conflict, the author creates a fight that Im really not sure the where or why, as I figured itd be blamed on ptsd…but alls well that ends well… they end up together and happy in the end!I really wanted to like this one, I’m such a sucker for soldiers… but it just missed it for me.. 2 stars from me*I received this story from the publisher with the promise of an honest and unbiased review*

  • The Novel Approach Reviews
    2019-05-12 00:22

    Wait for Me, Kris Jacen’s debut novel, was a joy to read. For anyone who knows Jacen, they will see right away that she has drawn from personal experience when writing this lovely story about love and commitment. Jeff, a career military man, faces many obstacles that people who aren’t in the services face. Let alone the forced separation caused by deployments, the fear for those at home, especially if the worst should happen, is something many probably don’t know about. Add to that the effect of serving and the resulting PTSD issues upon return, and we get an inside glimpse into a very special population of people.But she doesn’t stop there. We also get to see the brotherhood of men who serve together, the tight-knit family that members of the military create well beyond their biological families, and the strength of those who remain behind and protect the home our heroes return to after fighting for our country. In all of these things, the author does an excellent job of giving the reader an inside view of two awesome men, Jeff and Scott, as well as the extended cast of characters who surround her two protagonists.There is a casual, conversational style to the narrative, Jacen’s personality shining through in each scene and interaction, paired with lovely descriptions of the inner thoughts and struggles associated with love and military. As with any new author, there were some things I would have loved to see more of. I would have loved a bigger dose of the struggle caused by separation, as well as the tension created by said separation (and the PTSD that follows). But other than wanting more, the book did not contain the typical newbie pitfalls that most authors fall into.Overall, a wonderful book, one you will enjoy: long enough that you can sink your teeth in, but never dragging.Reviewed by Taz for The Novel Approach

  • Cee Brown
    2019-05-25 03:35

    ♥¸.•´♥¸.•*´♥¨) ♥¸.•*¨♥(¸.•´♥ (¸.•`♥ "5 Heptad Stars.""Finding a baby led them to love."There is nothing more refreshing than reading a book that was a smooth transition from meet to love."When he put his hand in Jeff's, Scott knew. His life had definitely changed." Mackey and Scott were destined, and I loved them. They are in the top ten for the couple that I loved reading about during 2017. They smoothly accepted life as they slowly became partners. I am enamoured with military stories and one with little angst as possible and full blown love affair will always be in my heart. It was a pleasure to enjoy Mackey's and Scott's love affair with military action happening the way it did, even with Mackey's year-long deployment. The getting together and meshing of friends and family was the ace in the hole. Kris Jacen is a name I am familiar with and as a reader, it is good to see the editor place her pen forward and tell a tale. Congratulations Ms. Jacen. You have done a terrific job and I look forward to more from you. I voluntarily and honestly reviewed this book without bias or persuasion from the author.

  • Melanie
    2019-05-20 03:31

    A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words ReviewRating: 4.75 stars out of 5For the full review visit that review: " Sometimes a story, a theme just calls out to an author and together they make a sort of narrative magic.  I believe that happens here with  Wait for Me by Kris Jacen.  With the author's intimate knowledge as a military spouse and all that implies,  it's use to provide the framework for the romance of Master Sergeant Jeff "Mackey" MacNamara and Scott Ash becomes a foundation not only for these two main characters but for all of the heptad (a close knit group of soldiers) and a retired MWD (military working dog) as well."For all our reviews, author interviews and such visit us at http://scatteredthoughtsandroguewords...

  • Brittany Kornkven
    2019-05-23 23:09

    I felt the story started out strong. The relationship felt a little fast but with Jeff’s lifestyle maybe that’s the way someone in the military needs to be. Love at first sight is possible.. I don’t remember reading the age for either of these characters. Was that ever mentioned? Not a big deal but it would make more sense if they were older so finding a relationship became more prevalent. I loved the inclusion of the dog, I don’t always, but with this book it fit. The children were cute, the twins way of speaking was strange but they weren’t in too many scenes. Dialogue in general was fine but the use and overuse of ‘oh yeah’ was a little much. It wasn’t even spoken, it was just in their thoughts, a lot. Editing could use a touch up. Good story overall, beautiful cover.

  • Tori Thompson
    2019-05-16 05:29

    Enjoyable story from a first time author! Lots of military details which I liked, good main and side characters. The relationship was a little rushed, and the writing was a bit stilted at times, but overall it was a good first book!

  • Page Crusherz
    2019-05-24 01:13

    Some loved this, but it wasn't the one for me.