The diagnosis of a chronic stomach condition leaves thirty-two-year-old Sergeant Jed Cooper with little choice but to call time on his Army career. Then on the dusty streets of Kirkuk, an ambush gone tragically wrong decimates his team, and he returns to the US with a shattered leg and the memory of his best friend dying in his arms.
Life in his sleepy hometown proves intolerable until he finds solace in a lakeside cabin with vivacious young carpenter, Max O’Dair. In the shadow of the epilepsy that periodically plagues Max, he and Jed form an unspoken bond. After a late night episode, Jed realizes how much Max means to him, and life has taught him not to waste time.
But the lines between contentment and complacency are blurred. Things left hidden resurface to tear through their world, and before they can repair the damage, death comes to call again. Faces, past and present, rally around them to weather the storm, but before long, they are left with only love.
It was a nice book. I liked the importance it gave to the medical condition both main characters had. It seems like in most books there are perfect characters, never bother with illness. It was good to see a story that change the way we see main characters. It make them more realistic.
I liked Jed. He was a good character but not particularly charming, at least not to me. Not like Max. Max was lovely. It is a lot easier to care for him. They made a beautiful couple, but it took me a while to get to a point when I believe they have feelings for each other. The intimate scenes they shared were one of the things I enjoy the most. I also liked the hardest moments they had to face. It was when I got more in touch with their emotions. Even though I struggle a little to care for Jed and Max as a couple, I end up loving them together.
Another thing that I liked was the family drama. It’s something always got my attention. I like see them trying to figure out the family issues they had. I was very fond on the kids and how Jed and Max interact with them, especially when they talk about Tess.
I enjoyed reading it, but the slow pace was bothersome at times. In general it was a nice book. I liked the realistic aspect of the medical conditions and their reaction to them.
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Garrett Leigh is an award-winning British writer and book designer, currently working for Dreamspinner Press, Loose Id, Riptide Publishing, and Fox Love Press.
Garrett’s debut novel, Slide, won Best Bisexual Debut at the 2014 Rainbow Book Awards, and her polyamorous novel, Misfits was a finalist in the 2016 LAMBDA awards.
When not writing, Garrett can generally be found procrastinating on Twitter, cooking up a storm, or sitting on her behind doing as little as possible, all the while shouting at her menagerie of children and animals and attempting to tame her unruly and wonderful FOX.
Garrett is also an award winning cover artist, taking the silver medal at the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards in 2016. She designs for various publishing houses and independent authors at blackjazzdesign.com, and co-owns the specialist stock site moonstockphotography.com with photographer Dan Burgess.
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