Ask, Tell - eBook

Ask, Tell

Where can you turn when you’re caught in a crossfire of war and passion?

Captain Sabine Fleischer is a skilled and dedicated U.S. Army surgeon deployed to a combat hospital in Afghanistan. She is also one of the thousands of troops who are forced to serve in silence because of the military’s anti-gay policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT).”

Usually driven and focused, Sabine finds that battles raging both inside and outside the perimeter walls are making it more and more difficult for her to deal with her emotions. Dealing with loss and mortality, lack of privacy, sleep deprivation, loneliness and the isolation forced on her by “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” are all taking their toll. Plus, her long-term relationship with a civilian back home is quickly becoming another casualty of war.

Colonel Rebecca Keane is an enigmatic career officer who runs the surgical unit like clockwork. Well liked and respected by those who work with and under her, she walks a fine line to preserve the military’s chain of command while connecting with those under her care and supervision. Sabine knows the Colonel is way off-limits, but can’t help fantasizing about her. Especially when she starts picking up unspoken cues—a stolen glance, a secret smile, an “accidental” brush of hands. Or is it just wishful thinking? After all, Rebecca’s wedding ring shines almost as brightly as her deep blue eyes…
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Price: $9.99

Genre Romance
Pub Date
# Pages 252 pages
Publisher Bella Books
ISBN 9781594935305e
Editor Cath Walker
Cover Designer Judith Fellows


  • A Bella Debut Novel.


Rainbow Book Reviews

This is a book with everything I love about top quality lesbian fiction: a fantastic romance between two wonderful women I can relate to, a location that really made me think again about something I thought I knew well, and brilliant pacing and scene-setting. I cannot recommend this novel highly enough.

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A Great Read
Kim H
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading Ask,Tell. I loved the running inner dialog Sabbie had with herself throughout the story. I laughed a lot with her interaction with Mitch and her nervousness with Rebecca. I look forward to another story from E.J. Noyes.
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Bravo E. J. Noyes and thank you
Ruby S
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So human. Each moment I felt like I was present. Struggle through life, war and love. I can't decide what was durable and what was obdurate. As a reader I struggled with the resolution that the characters required to give them their happy ending. I kept hoping. The book graphically depicts the Afghanistan war and dangers to our soldiers which may be difficult for some readers. I recognize the humor that my nephew used to appease us, the family back home, whenever he would call or be home on leave. Bravo E. J. Noyes. Write a book and I will read it.
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Highly recommended
Laetitia V
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I have been steering away from army-themed novels & ER/OR /Dr angles are becoming predictable. HOWEVER, this book changed my perspective. The story-telling is superb, and the pages grip you from start to finish. Well done to the author - I am looking forward to your next masterpiece!
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Carolyn K
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I truly enjoyed reading this Lesbian book more then any others I have read in a long time. I did not read anything about the author before I read it but thought it had to be written by someone outside of the US once I did, just because of some of the phrases used which made it more enjoyable for some reason. I worked OR for 40 yrs and thought the medical terms were right on. Then I read at the end the author was an Aussie and this was her first book I was impressed. After all she is not medical, military or American and yet wrote a thoroughly enjoyable story. I also have not written a review or comment about a book in a very long time and I read many many books since I am retired. Good Job
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