“Katie Lovely signs up her class for a project, writing letters to Marines serving overseas, but a calculation error means she has to participate along with the class.
She isn’t prepared for what happens after she gets the first letter.
Sergeant Major Mark Gunner is serving his last tour and looking forward to getting out of the Marines. When he gets a letter that captures his heart, everything suddenly changes.
Their worlds connect and letters flow, creating a love unlike any other.
But when their time is up and the letters stop, will his claim remain?”
-Synopsis from Goodreads
PS… You’re Mine is a short read written by Alexa Riley. Take a longer look on Goodreads!
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Katie Lovely is a High School English teacher. After a student transfers she is also now participating in writing letters to people in the Marines. At first she’s nervous but as Sergeant Major Mark Gunner writes back they become fast friends. Mark Gunner has been in the Marines for 20 years and will be retiring within the year. After having no family and no friends outside of the Marines, Mark looks forward to Katie’s letters each week if not more.
As time goes on Katie starts to have more than friend feelings for Mark, but does Mark feel the same? With him retiring soon, will he visit? Maybe stop writing? Except after a year of writing, Katie gets the dreaded ‘Return to sender’ on her letters and her heart and mind are not sure what to think. Is he okay? Could he be hurt? Or were all these feelings she had just one sided?
I was captivated with this book within the first chapter. Especially within the first letter Katie wrote to Mark. This was a real quick read and I was okay with that. It left no questions unanswered and flowed well. Throughout the year of them writing we were able to see both sides of their feelings and what the letters really meant to them. Although I did find the ending to romance book type, I still found their relationship adorable and absolutely swoony. So jealous.
There was even a bonus book called Snow and Mistletoe which I actually already read in Dec 2016. I gave that one 5 stars and that was also a quick wonderful read. I highly recommend this book and also the Snow and Mistletoe. Perfect feel good reads that make your heart happy.
Check out my review on Goodreads. Or take a look at my longer review below with all the spoilers
LONG REVIEW with Spoilers. SO SPOILER ALERT!!!
Katie Lovely is on her 2nd year of teaching English to high school students. This semester they are focusing on writing letters to people overseas in the Marine Core. When Katie forgets that one of her students transferred, she is left writing a letter to Sergeant Major Mark Gunner. It’s a little awkward at first, she has no idea what to write a stranger – she feels like she has a boring life of teaching, baking and hanging out with her cat.
Sergeant Mark Gunner has been in the Marines for almost 20 years. He was 18 when he originally started out, a foster kid ready to leave where he was at. Since then the only friends and family he has have been made in the service. So he was a little taken back by getting Ms. Lovely’s letter. Completely forgetting that a group of students in South Carolina would be writing to him. From the beginning of her words he was drawn in. On the second letter he was instantly hard just by her yummy home baked cookies. Then he finds a Polaroid picture of her and instant game over – he’s jerking off and wanting her in person more than anyone he’s ever met. So he asks for more pictures of her and wants to know more about her in general.
Katie is 24, single and a virgin. Her best friend Tammy is the wild one and happily married. They balance each other out. She is looking forward to Mark’s letters more and more each time. Especially wondering when he is going to ad in that PS… Each time he writes her a letter he writes PS… at the end but never follows anything with it. When she mentioned that he forgot something, he replied with
“And I didn’t forget the PS. Just not sure you’re ready to read it yet.”
As weeks go on Katie is falling in love and does not know what to do. Mark is retiring soon, does that mean he will come visit? Will they stop writing? They have been writing letters almost daily to each other now and even talked on the phone for 3 hours while he was in Ireland. Not once talking about the future or if they’re in a relationship or not.
Almost a year goes by and they still write each other. Mark is finally heading to the US to find a home and be retired from the Marines. He has not told Katie, and is worried about what she might think or do when he knocks on her door. He is hopelessly in love with her, even though they have yet to meet. But he feels like they have, they know so much about each other.
The day before Valentines Day, Katie is getting her letters back with a returned to sender. She is scared that something happened to him, or that he no longer wants to talk to her. But when she heads to the door to go out with Tammy, she is shocked to find Mark standing in front of her.
Mark picks her up, pushes her against the wall and they start making out no sooner than 5 seconds after they saw each other. After Tammy leaves, they head upstairs and have sex over and over again. All while saying and meaning “I Love You’s”. The next morning Mark asks her to marry him – which she of course replies with YES.
20 years later their oldest son is graduating the Marines. Their twin girls are graduating High School and going off to college. Mark and Katie are still blissfully happy and even writing letters still. Except this time Mark ends his letters finally filling out the PS part. PS… You’re mine.