Blog tour – Dress Blues, A Second Chance Military Romance by Lisa Carlisle

Blog Tour:

Dress Blues,

A Second Chance Military Romance


Lisa Carlisle

Apr 17th – Apr 24th


Is it ever too late for a second chance at love? 

Volunteering at a cat shelter is much calmer than the adrenaline-fueled skirmishes of Vivi Parker’s last deployment in the Marines, but her limp is a constant reminder of what she endured. The shelter is her sanctuary, her one relief from memories that haunt her. At a fundraiser, she runs into a man she could never have while she served, but had never forgotten. 

Active duty had its challenges, but starting over as a civilian in Boston is more difficult than Jack Conroy anticipated. When his mom and sister drag him to a cat benefit, he never expects to see a woman he last saw in Dress Blues—a woman he couldn’t have, but could never forget. 

Vivi fears she’s no longer the woman Jack was drawn to, able to tackle rock climbing walls or other outdoor challenges. And Jack has decisions he must face. 

Military rules forbade their burgeoning passion. But now, years later, the rules have changed. 

Yet, so have they. 






USA Today bestselling author Lisa Carlisle loves stories with dark, brooding heroes and independent heroines. She’s honored to be a multi-published author writing in different genres since she’s wanted to be a writer since the sixth grade. For much of her professional career, she’s written non-fiction — but she’s discovered writing romance is the most fun. Her romances have been named Top Picks at Night Owl Reviews and All Romance Ebooks.

When she was younger, she worked in a variety of jobs, moving to various countries. She was deployed to Okinawa, Japan, while in the military; backpacked alone through Europe; and lived in Paris before returning to the U.S. She owned a bookstore for a few years, as she loves to read. She’s now married to a fantastic man, and they have two kids, two kittens, and too many fish.



You can also find her at the Red Hot Authors Cafe and Sweet and Sexy Divas.

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What our Alexa thought….

**3.75 stars**

This one was a cute story! A shorter novella type book.

Loved that this couple had a second chance – kept apart by their military ranks despite being majorly attracted to each other when they met by chance out of uniform.

I didn’t get a ton of emotional connection to the characters but still liked the book. There was a lot of back info and side story that I thought kind of took away from the current aspect of their romance. Lots of introspective thoughts from both characters but would have liked to see more time together. Also lots of military information.

I thought that the setting of the cat rescue fundraiser was adorable. Overall a good read.


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