Mission: Believe

· Rise Again Warrior Series Book 1 · Stacy Eaton
6 reviews

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**Mission: Believe, Bronze Star Winner, Readers Favorite Awards, 2020**

What can one disabled man do for military veterans who suffer from physical pain, mental anguish, social unacceptance, and disturbing thoughts of suicide?

Staff Sgt. Shane Logan is fortunate to have come from a privileged family, and after losing both of his legs in the war, he now has the best prosthetics that money can buy. While Shane is trying to move forward with life, he struggles with memories of his traumatic service and the way people react to him and his disability.

Dr. Lauren Falcone works tirelessly to assist veterans in dealing with the trauma and pain of their deployments and service. Her unique virtual approach to therapy keeps her busy, and the assistance she provides to service members as they recover mentally helps to resolve her own anxieties.

When Shane meets Lauren at a fundraiser for his father’s organization, he wonders if there might be a chance for him to get his dream off the ground and maybe have a normal life. If anyone can look past his flaws and see the man he is inside, it’s Lauren.

Shane and Lauren are drawn to each other by their hope to make life easier for veterans, both physically and emotionally. Their goal is to build Shane’s dream organization, Rise Again Warrior. An organization that will assist veterans to integrate more easily into society and receive state-of-the-art technology and therapy.

Now, if they can only have faith in themselves, learn to deal with their own demons, and believe in each other, they might find a way to bring this dream to fruition.

The Rise Again Warrior Series:

Mission: Believe

Mission: Accept

Mission: Repair

Mission: Courage (Nov 2020

The Rise Again Warrior Series is an emotional and intense series that deals with the trauma of war. It deals with depression, PTSD and suicide, and could be a trigger for someone experiencing such conditions.

6 reviews
Yvonne Cruz
June 3, 2020
This is a touching, at times heartbreaking story that gives us a glimpse of the obstacles that an injured veteran faces upon returning not only to his/her family, but also to society and living as a civilian. In this case, it’s the story of Staff Sargeant Shane Logan . Shane was injured in a mission gone wrong in Afghanistan. He’s a double amputee and no matter how wealthy his family is, happiness and self-esteem can’t be bought and his injuries are not only physical. He has a dream, one he’s not sure he’ll get a chance to realize. Dr. Lauren Falcone is a therapist that works with veterans. Few know that she too is a victim and her trauma might not be one from war but is just as deep . Shane and Lauren meet by chance (or maybe not) not knowing that their lives would change forever. When Shane’s father encourages them to work together to fulfill Shane’s dream, feelings betweene them grows. But the past in their lives seems to be an obstacle hard to overcome. The plot is engaging from the beginning to the end and the characters are perfect in their imperfections. All that said what I appreciated most was the fact that the author reminds us that the brave men and women who are willing to fight for our safety at home, frequently return not only with physical, but also emotional and psychological injuries. We as a nation, as individuals, and the private sector need to do more for these individuals. Kudos to the author for that reminder. Looking forward to the next story in this series. Ryan Clark , the narrator, did a good job with the various voices.
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Jean Rallings
January 27, 2021
This is book one in The Rise Again Warrior Series and it is Shane and Lauren's story. Shane was in the military but when a IED exploded he lost both legs and has scares all over the one side of his face and people look at him with distaste which makes him feel vulnerable he is now at his father's fundraiser for disabled children and they is were he meets Lauren when she tips a glass of wine over.him and herself. Lauren has helped Mr Logan with the fundraiser not knowing that he is Shane's father, Lauren is a doctor and also help military veteran's get through some of the trauma that they have been through as part of her job which she does from home due to something that she went through a few years and she suffers from anxiety. When Shane's father offered to help Shane get his project off the ground he also wanted Lauren to help as well due to her experiences but Shane's father also had a few stipulations and a ultimatum that they had to follow for it to work. Shane and Lauren's situation becomes difficult as there chemistry and feelings for each other start to get serious but Shane still keeps Lauren at arm's length and what is Shane's father up to as he seems to have his own agenda. Omg this book was amazing and all the twists and turns along the way pulled you in right from the first page and I couldn't put this book down as it was so addictive. This is the first book that I have read by Stacy Eaton but definitely not the last as she has written about some difficult subject matter with great sensitivity and I look forward to reading more of her books in the future. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Margaret Watkins
February 22, 2021
In this fast-paced and fairly busy romance, Shane Logan has fought his losses and to a large extent has overcome the physical disabilities imposed on him by war, however, he still has a lot of catching up to do mentally and emotionally as his damaged facade brings him daily in contact with the reaction of strangers to his scars. His initial meetings with Dr Laura Falcone are disastrous, but after being introduced to her, he discovers that she has no adverse reaction to his appearance but rather sees him at soul-level. The plot is inspiring and praise-worthy as Shane and Laura work together to bring about a foundation for wounded warriors, but they both have unresolved pain in their lives that has an inconvenient way of manifesting itself. A phrase from the book: “Not all war zones are overseas”, brings one up with a jolt as there are so many other battles being fought in society and very few of them bring honour or glory. This novel is well written, emotional, and informative, and comes to a triumphant conclusion. I received a copy of this romance as a gift and this is my honest and voluntary review.
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About the author

Stacy Eaton is a USA Today Bestselling author and began her writing career in October of 2010. Stacy took early retirement from law enforcement after over fifteen years of service in 2016 due to a second serious concussion. Her last three years on the job were in investigations and crime scene investigation. She now writes full-time.

Stacy resides in southeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, who works in law enforcement, and her teen daughter. Stacy also has a son who is currently serving in the United States Navy. She is also very involved in Domestic Violence Awareness and served on the Board of Directors for her local Domestic Violence Center for three years.

Stacy writes a variety of genre's, but mostly romance. She enjoys writing real-life stories that people can relate too with real-life problems, emotions, and solutions.

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