If You Leave by Courtney Cole

If You Leave



26-year old Gabriel Vincent is a badass hero. Or he used to be, anyway. As an ex-Army Ranger, Gabe never thought he needed anyone. But after one horrible night in Afghanistan scars him in a way that he can’t get past, he needs someone who can help him heal…even if he doesn’t realize it.

25-year old Madison Hill doesn’t need anybody…or so she thinks. She grew up watching her parents’ messed-up abusive relationship and she knows there’s no way in hell that she’s ever letting that happen to her.

They don’t know it in the beginning, but Gabriel and Madison will soon develop a weakness: Each other.

But Gabriel’s got a secret, a hidden monster that he’s afraid Maddy could never overcome… And Maddy’s got issues that she’s afraid Gabe will never understand. They quickly realize that they need each other to be whole, but at the same time they know that they’ve got demons to fight.

And the problem with demons is that they never die quietly.


As an Army wife, If You Leave by Courtney Cole is one of my worst nightmares. PTSD is something we are all fully aware of but we hope it is something we never have to encounter. Gabriel has served his country in Afghanistan and came home a different man.

Madison doesn’t think she needs anyone based on experiences from earlier in her life. To read how the relationship develops between Maddie and Gabriel is intense and emotional. If You Leave is a raw, gritty story that truly touched my heart.

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of If You Leave in exchange for an honest review.




Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/If-You-Leave-Beautifully-ebook/dp/B00DG8ZY68/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1375577988&sr=8-1&keywords=if+you+leave+courtney+cole

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/if-you-leave-courtney-cole/1115703326?ean=9781455550845&itm=1&usri=if+you+leave+courtney+cole


Courtney Cole


Courtney Cole is a novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could. She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds. She loves chocolate and roller coasters and hates waiting and rude people.


Courtney lives in quiet suburbia, close to Lake Michigan, with her real-life Prince Charming, her ornery kids (there is a small chance that they get their orneriness from their mother) and a small domestic zoo.


Website:  http://www.courtneycoleauthor.com/

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Author Goodreads:   http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3112212.Courtney_Cole

IF YOU LEAVE Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17454088-if-you-leave?ac=1

Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Courtney-Cole/e/B004Y4Z8ZU/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1375577792&sr=8-2-ent

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  1. Lorie Glowania says:

    I expect to have a lot of emotions when reading this book it sounds like a great read

  2. I’m looking forward to the love they show each other. Great Giveaway. Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Brandi West says:

    Looking forward to the emotions I’m sure I feel for the characters

  4. Lindsey C says:

    Looking forward to all of it!! (:

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