Title: Letters to a War Zone
Author Name: Lucy Felthouse
Publication Date & Length: March 28, 2014 – 28pgs
When lonely insurance broker, Bailey, gets himself a new hobby, he ends up exchanging letters with a war zone. But he’s not expecting what happens next…
Bailey Hodgkiss is lonely and dissatisfied with his boring life as an insurance broker. In an attempt to shake things up a little, he signs up to a website to write to serving soldiers. He’s put in touch with Corporal Nick Rock, and over the course of a couple of letters, the two of them strike up a friendship. They begin to divulge things that they perhaps wouldn’t have said in person, including their preference for men.
Nick encourages Bailey to add more interests to his life. As a result, Bailey picks up his forgotten hobby, photography, and quickly decides to team it up with his other preferred interest, travel.
Booking a holiday to Rome is his biggest gesture towards a more exciting existence, and he eagerly looks forward to the trip. That is, until Nick says he’s coming home on leave, and it looks as though their respective trips will prevent them from meeting in person. Is there enough of a spark between them to push them to meet, or will their relationship remain on paper only?
Reader Advisory: This story has been previously released as part of the Stand to Attention anthology by Totally Bound Publishing
Letters to a War Zone.
I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads.
Lucy Felthouse did a fantastic job of creating a story line that was so heartfelt. I loved her characters, Bailey and Nick.
I thought she did a great job of describing Bailey’s lack of interest in what his life had become. I also loved that she used the old pen pals system as a way that the characters connected. I wish she developed Nick a little more, but his character was developed enough for the story line.
Nick and Bailey bond over a terrible disease that plagued someone they love. I felt their pain when they discussed the disease – they both felt horrible about it. Felthouse was able to develop their feelings quickly.
As the reader, I felt their emotions through the writing. Despite their short correspondence, the bond that’s created between the characters is unmistakable. Felthouse did a wonderful job of allowing their feelings for life and even love, to develop quickly. Sometimes you just click with someone.
I loved this story and wish that I knew how Rome went.
Lucy Felthouse is a very busy woman! She writes erotica and erotic romance in a variety of subgenres and pairings, and has over 100 publications to her name, with many more in the pipeline. These include several editions of Best Bondage Erotica, Best Women’s Erotica 2013 and Best Erotic Romance 2014. Another string to her bow is editing, and she has edited and co-edited a number of anthologies, and also edits for a small publishing house. She owns Erotica For All, and is book editor for Cliterati.