This is an exceptional book. The sequel to "Ask, Tell", also an exceptional read. The relationship between Rebecca and Sabine, two army doctors stationed in Afghanistan, moves from the front line to stateside taking with it the trauma and aftermath of Sabine's nearly mortal wounds received in the first book. The way E J Noyes unfolds Sabine's ever worsening PTSD and Rebecca's powerlssness and fear in the face of it is extraordinry. You will suffer with Sabine and live in the love and the hopelessness Rebecca feels. Her unfliching devotion, her refusal to abandon the woman she loves. It gave me a terrifying insight into the destructive psychological aftermath of battle. Drew me into it so i was gasping with panic. This book would be of great value to those close to soldiers, especially those suffering. The love story through their trials is unfolded through alternating POV and i found this worked very well. Especially since Ask, Tell was exclusively Sabine's POV. We are given some backstory to Rebecca's feelings which enriches our understanding of her. Its essential to read Ask,Tell before this. You will be given an unflinching insight into trauma and a ringside seat into a love that conquerds all.
When I read Ask Tell, l left a a short review “how I’d love a sequel, Sabine and Rebecca....life after war” and Ask Me Again delivered in spades. This is poignant story of the ravages and survival of PTSD and unconditional love. It was hard to read at times, the emotion jumped off the page but this story was written so well your spirits raised along with Sabine and Rebecca.
War, huh, yeah What is it good for Absolutely nothing, listen to me it ain't nothing but a heart-breaker
This book was an emotional roller coaster that I am so glad I jumped on. Even through the entire trauma these two go through, the love that is between Rebecca and Sabine is so freaking potent that even in the hardest conversations and moments throughout the book, you know there is only one way this can go. I can’t believe I am saying this but I loved this book more than the first book, Ask, Tell.
Rebecca and Sabine’s love story is written beautifully and EJ Noyes really worked hard to make the reader aware that no matter what, they are soul mates and nothing will tear them apart.
The main difference in this story from the first in the series is that we have both Sabine and Rebecca’s point of view which was pivotal to the flow of the story and to really know how these characters feel about not only each other, but how they are both dealing with Sabine’s PTSD separately and together.
The secondary characters in the book were fantastic especially Sabine’s sister, Jani. She cracked me up but also was a major support to both characters in different ways throughout the story, if only she wasn’t straight because I’d love to read a story about her falling in love.
This story was soul stirring, powerful and so emotive that I don’t think I could really put into words how outstanding this book actually is. In the end I came up with this… Ask Me Again is about real love, not a fairy tale love but real, messed up, adoring and sometimes hard, Love.