Author on Author Book Review and #Giveaway ~ Soldier On by @SydneyALogan


 Release Date: June 20, 2014
Genres: Romance/Military/New Adult


Will his call of duty break both their hearts?

Losing her father in Desert Storm has left Stephanie James with a bitter soul when it comes to the military. As a college senior juggling a full course load, Steph's only goal is to graduate with honors at the end of the semester. She’s focused, determined, and a firm believer in all work and no play. Then she meets Brandon Walker at a New Year’s Eve costume party. Despite his disguise, Steph finds herself attracted to the camouflaged soldier who curls her toes with a scorching midnight kiss.

Brandon is an engineering major and ROTC student from the hills of Kentucky. Growing up as the son of a major general has given Brandon firsthand knowledge of the struggles military families sometimes face. Now that his father’s memory is fading, Brandon is even more determined to make his dad proud and graduate as an officer in the United States Army. Then he meets Stephanie, and suddenly, his focus is less on his military service and more on the pretty brunette who has stolen his heart. When he becomes aware of Steph’s resentment toward the military, he worries their relationship is doomed. 

When faced with the realization that she's fallen in love with a soldier, can Steph’s wounds from the past be healed with love in her present . . . and in her future?


Sydney Logan's stories promise a sweet romance that will steal your heart. Soldier On stole my heart, captured my tears, and held me captive with an awe-inspiring love story.

Life as a military wife is out of the question for Stephanie James. Even after a scorching New Year's Eve kiss with a man in camo, she stands by her belief. The man on the other side of the kiss had no intention in falling in love, but one taste wasn't enough for Cadet Brandon Walker. When he finds out Stephanie's aversion to soldiers, it's already too late. He sets out to convince her she can love the man and the soldier.

Logan tells the story of Stephanie and Brandon in several layers by alternating the story's point of view between the two characters. I agreed with every other character that Stephanie's dislike of soldiers was irrational, but Logan really made me understand why Stephanie felt that way. When both began to really open up to each other and focus on something other than their aspirations, Logan portrays a development of sincere love, honesty, respect, and trust.

One of my many favorite quotes from the novel was spoken by Stephanie's mother.

“The grays are the parts of your life that mold you into the woman you are meant to be. The little, unexpected surprises that catch you completely off guard. Your experiences, your reactions, your feelings . . . they’re all important because they shape you. For too long, you’ve lived on a very safe and secure course. You had a plan, and you’ve followed it to the letter. Now that something has come along to completely knock you off track, you’re handling it very immaturely."

Soldier On shows us that not even the most thought out plan is the right choice for everybody. Things change. Life happens. Love blooms. Sometimes, the unexpected can make life even better than you anticipated.

Thank you so much to Sydney Logan for providing me with a copy of Soldier On in exchange for an honest review.

Regular Price: $2.99 (ebook) 
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Sydney Logan is an Amazon bestselling author and holds a Master's degree in Elementary Education. With the 2012 release of her debut novel, Lessons Learned, she made the transition from bookworm to author. Her second novel, Mountain Charm, was released in 2013. She is also the author of four short stories – Mistletoe Magic, The Little Drummer Boy, Force of Nature, and Stupid Cupid. A native of East Tennessee, Sydney enjoys playing piano and relaxing on her porch with her wonderful husband and their very spoiled cat.