You need people to love you, especially when you shove them away.
A bomb destroyed high-powered lawyer Gil Lemieux’s seemingly perfect life, and PTSD has ruled every decision since the explosion that left him scarred inside and outside. Moving home with his mom is meant to be a temporary measure, just like proofreading for a medical editorial firm is meant to be a stopgap. But two years after taking on the wrong court case, he’s still living in fear.
Keith Kramer might be based 1,500 miles away from Gil, but their shared work brings them together—a chance meeting that’s life-changing. Gil is drawn to Keith’s good looks and intelligence, but it’s his innate understanding that Gil is more than the scars on his skin that is truly attractive. He’s everything Gil used to be and more. It blows Gil’s mind that his attraction might be returned.
Only doubt could widen the distance between them. Keith’s hopefulness, borne out of surviving some tough challenges of his own, isn’t enough to bridge the distance alone. Gil will need to believe he has as much to offer as Keith if they’re to build a life together.
When I realized that both MC’s had major medical issue’s I have to say, I wanted to throw the book back in the pile. I’m just not a fan, of two MC’s playing ‘one up’s me’ with medical conditions.
However, with that being said, 250 plus pages later, I was pleased with the book. But, yes I’ll be more careful picking up another one by this author.
First we have Gil, who was a family law attorney until tragedy struck when one of the fathers didn’t like the outcome of the court case. Now Gil is suffering from major PTSD, now has a mediocre job living at home with his mum.
Keith, also dealing a major issue after an ill fated wrong place wrong time happened. Now several operations later, he’s no closer to being 100 percent.
What I enjoyed most about this book is that both charaters had lots of time apart, while Gil is healing, unfortunately, Keith is getting worse. But then we couldn’t have both charaters at there worst who would look at them.
I liked the way we got to see the steps forward and backward Gil took to get to his end place. Which we found wasn’t perfect but was better. And the people around him willing to help.
And Keith, knowing he was not getting any better, but wanting to be strong for Gil. Then finding in the end they can and will be strong together.