by Tracey Richardson
With wounded soldiers all around her, Major Logan Sharp doesn’t have time to pamper some photographer from stateside. What spare energy she does have goes to worrying what she’ll do when she ships home from Afghanistan. Home—for Logan, the word means nothing. But photographer Jillian Knight is not what she expects, and certainly not what she needs complicating her last tour.
Leaving her partner and daughter at home, Jillian Knight is on assignment in Kandahar to record the heroic work of medical units in war zones. She knows it’ll be rough, but Logan Sharp’s dedication and competence is reassuring. Jillian finds herself looking forward to her encounters with the intriguing military doctor, understanding that by-the-rules demeanor is a must for surviving in a land where life is cheap.
Under the pressures of danger and conflict, the intense feelings of comrades threaten to overwhelm their good sense, but they follow the rules. After a single heart-stopping kiss, they do the only thing they must—say goodbye. Keeping in touch is not part of the plan,but when their paths cross unexpectedly more than a year later, abiding by the rules is suddenly much harder than they ever expected.
Two unforgettable women try to figure out the rules for their own lives and the future in Tracey Richardson’s romantic novel of wartime and coming home.
GCLS Goldie Awards
No Rules of Engagement: Finalist, Best Lesbian Intrigue/Adventure, Finalist Ann Bannon Popular Choice.
Lambda Literary Awards
No Rules of Engagement: Finalist, Best Lesbian Romance.
Just About Write
R. Lynne - March, 2010: Richardson has written an engrossing book which is difficult to put down. Her characters are real as are her observations on life in Afghanistan. No Rules of Engagement is a relevant, meaty read!
Lynne Pierce - March, 2010: No Rules of Engagement is a well-written book that is entertaining. While it's basically a romance, it's also extremely pertinent to what is going on in the world today. Richardson continues to deliver interesting books that cause the readers to look forward to her next one.
Anna Furtado - December, 2009: This story is filled with the angst of war, the strength of women, the staying power of love, and just the right touch of humor to break the tension now and then. The characters of Logan Sharp and Jillian Knight easily become our friends and we can't help but care deeply about them both. An enduring love story that will linger in the reader's thoughts long after the last page is read. This is Richardson's finest writing.