The Day He Went Away by Jennifer Millikin _ ReRelease Blitz & Book Review


The Day He Went Away has had a makeover and is being re-released!

This New Adult Romance by Jennifer Millikin is available now for free through Kindle Unlimited with the beautiful new cover.

Check out the blurb and the new cover below.


Life was roses.

I was happy. I had my dream job. I’d finally fallen in love with the man who’d been waiting for me since he was a boy. Soon his four years in the Army would be over, and we’d be together forever. My perfect life was squarely in my palm.
And then it was snatched from me.
The harshest, cruelest truth became my reality.
And I turned into a shell of my former self.

Then a stranger arrived, wearing Army fatigues and closely cropped dark hair.
Fulfilling a promise to his comrade-in-arms brought him to my front door.
And the focus of his promise, it turned out, was me.

His mission was simple:
Care for me.
Heal me.
Bring me back to life.

But what started out as an uncomplicated mission is quickly turning personal.

He came here to take care of me.
But neither of us expected how much he’d need me, too.
And we definitely didn’t expect these feelings.

My broken heart knows how wrong it is.
We’ll fight it, harder than we’ve ever fought anything.
But I’m afraid to win, and I’m even more terrified to lose.

​Of all his missions, I may be his most dangerous.


Free on Kindle Unlimited





About The Author:
Jennifer Millikin is a contemporary fiction author of five full-length novels and a contributor for Scottsdale Moms Blog. When she isn’t writing she can be found cooking, hiking, or in downward dog.



[I received a physical copy for an honest review]

The Day He Went Away by Jennifer Millikin is a contemporary romance that is guaranteed to tug on your heart strings. The edition I read was a part of her re-release that includes new chapters and an extended epilogue.

Kate’s best friend since she was a child has been in love with her for 10 years and waiting for her to feel the same. When she finally accepts her feelings towards Ethan their future is cut short before it even begins. Kate spirals into a black whole of depression. She doesn’t know who she is without Ethan. Nick was Ethan’s best friend in the Army, and he had promised him to look after Kate if anything were to happen to him. Nick and Kate help each other grieve and heal for the man they both loved. Kate fights Nick at every turn but eventually she begins to heal and discovers a new version of herself. Kate and Nick find in each other strength, peace, and hope for a future.

“But the clock keeps ticking. Each minute passes at the same pace. Not for me. My clock stopped ticking when Ethan stopped breathing.”

The first 100 pages of the book introduce you to Kate and Ethan’s friendship and love. It was cruel torture to fall in love with this character who you knew from the beginning was going to have his life cut short. I was nervous how this would affect how I felt about Nicks character arriving, but he was just so easy to fall for with his protective and kind personality. I felt like I knew these characters and there’s a ‘revelation’ at the end that hurt more than I expected it to. I honestly don’t think I would have been as strong as Kate in her position. She crumbled to nothing and with the help of Nick and the others in her life who cared she was able to start piecing herself back together. At the end she takes control and focus’ on becoming a new version of herself to survive her new reality.

“Our path to each other wasn’t pretty. but it’s ours and we’ll make the most of it.”

The Day He Went Away is a beautiful story about dealing with tremendous grief and living on when you’ve lost someone you love. This is a clean romance where the sex scenes were not missed or needed. The emotions of Kate were so strong and powerful they bleed from the pages. I look forward to reading more books by Jennifer Millikin in the future.


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