My life has been completely turned around with the help of my boyfriend and best friend, Tucker.
My depression is under control.
I’m not having nightmares or flashbacks anymore.
My sister is having a baby.
Life with Tucker is great…
Or is it? Everything seems to be going so well, almost too well.
You know how people say that the best things in life are worth fighting for? Well, I believe that with my whole heart. But how do you fight for something when it gets ripped away from you? Just…torn right out of your hands, leaving you with nothing. You would think that losing my wife was the worst thing that could happen to me.
As it’s been close to a year since I read At War, I took a few hours and reread it before beginning War Torn so that everything would be fresh in my mind. As Dennis and Tucker are hot as heck together, that was no hardship on my part. It also turned out to be a good move because War Torn picks up exactly where At War left off – with Tucker awaiting the doctor’s verdict regarding whether or not he’s a candidate for surgery to restore his hearing. While I recalled just how hot it was to watch these two straight men discover an attraction for one another, I forgot just how much they came to love one another. And in War Torn, we see their love strengthen and are left wondering if it will survive the ravages of a family at war.
As with book one, I enjoyed watching Dennis and Tucker fall deeper in love. Their understanding of one another’s military service and its after-effects gives them each someone they can trust to take care of them when needed. And with all that Large throws at the couple, that solid foundation is a must. Dennis is there for Tucker as he deals with the surgery, his mother’s health declining as Alzheimer’s ravaged her body, and his outing to his family. In turn, Tucker is there when Dennis is in a serious accident. There are several tissue-worthy moments in the book. Fortunately, Duke is present for a large part of the book as serves as the voice of reason and as a bit of comedic relief.
While their relationship is not smooth sailing by any means, I was not prepared for the fall-out when Tucker’s brother and father discover that he’s been in a relationship with Dennis for about a year. And this is where Large leaves us hanging – wrung out and heartbroken with Dennis as Tucker leaves him behind so that Tucker can go to Philly and attempt to make his brother and father accept his relationship with Dennis. As cliffhangers go, it’s a dang good one and I’m just relieved that At Peace has already been released so I don’t have to wait to read it. I can only hope that the book lives up to its name and that Large gives Tucker and Dennis the happy ending they deserve – together.
We are back with Dennis and Tucker, everything seems to be going great. Tucker is going to find out about surgery to fix his hearing, Dennis is doing much better no more depression weighing him down. When everything is looking up, is when you should worry the most.
Tucker has a lot of things happen to him all at once and he is overwhelmed emotionally. He struggles with trying to keep things together, plus act normal. Dennis does his best to help, but then he has his own issue’s that interfere with his emotional stability. With both of them struggling they reach out to there best friend who needs a place where he feels safe. Dean will do anything to help his best friends through there troubling times.
I really enjoy this series, it’s like you are involved and these are your family. You just want to help Tucker when he is braking down. Or when Dennis is so frustrated he is working out trying to calm down. This is a wonderfully written story. I can’t wait for the final book in this series.