Embrace the Fire (Through Hell and Back #3) by Felice Stevens

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Brandon Gilbert has spent years in hiding, but finally he’s accomplished his dream of working as a public school teacher. When offered the chance to help bullied children, there was no way he could say no. Not to mention that meeting Dr. Tash Weber, the psychiatrist who helps them, a sad yet sexy older man, ignited a spark inside Brandon he’d never had before.

Though five years have passed since the death of his lover, Dr. Sebastian “Tash” Weber has no interest in relationships or love. But young, enigmatic Brandon awakens his heart and his desire. Despite Tash’s best efforts to push him away, Brandon unlocks the passion for life Tash thought he’d lost forever.

Falling in love wasn’t part of the plan for either Brandon or Tash, but neither family disapproval nor self-doubts can stop them from embracing the fire that burns between them. And when Brandon returns home to fight for a future he never imagined possible, he and Tash discover that the one thing worth fighting for has been with them all along. addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16 Listening to Andrea LeeTAG

The last one, the last brother. Sad.

I wasn’t sure how this was going to play out, we’ve done everything from murdered partners to drug dependency. But the twist on why Randy/Brandon ran in the first place was unexpected. Well played!

And the fact that every time I read one of her books I learn something, is another for the bonus column.

For the first couple of chapters I wasn’t sure how I was going to like Brandon, (still not a fan of Drew) his shy immaturity was starting to grate. But then you get more of the story, as he settles down with Tash and he grows on you. The more he helps the kids, the more he and Tash intermix with all the crew and then finally when he discovers he’s brothers. Just makes everything right in my world.

Then Tash, the way he doesn’t want to hurt but knows his demons will come back and knows that Brandon has his own. So finds it’s best to stay away.

Then the trip home, alone.

The ending was perfect, all questions answered, all dreams fulfilled, all HEA.

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