Always Ready (Semper Fidelis) by T.A. Chase


Always Ready

Making a living on the Bering Sea is hard enough, but throw love into the equation, and things can blow into a hurricane.

Senior Chief Dean ‘Jake’ Jacobson loves his job as a Coast Guard rescue swimmer. Saving lives is the second best thing he could ever do. The first is loving Phil ‘Rhody’ Rhodes.

Phil is a third generation crabber who fishes the Bering Sea. Being gay and in love with Dean isn’t something he talks about, especially not with the six men he lives with on the Angela Kayla for weeks on end. But he’s been happy with his life.

Until one day the Bering Sea reminds them that she is a dangerous place to work. As her icy waters surround them, they discover one truth. Dean and Phil must always be ready to love each other because life can be taken so easily when one works on the sea.

Publisher’s Note: This story has been previously released as part of the Semper Fidelis anthology by Totally Bound Publishing.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16

This quick novella gives us a snapshot into the dangers of living and working the Bering Sea. One as a Coast Guard and one on a crab boat, lovers, both committed to their jobs and each other.  Phil and Dean and such a great team together. Understanding the lives that the live, the reasons they have to stay hidden but both getting tired of it, Phil wants to take that next step and Dean is scared. The emotion we get between these pages is amazing. Only fifty pages but you get so much.

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