The love of my life is dead. Is there a reason to live anymore?
I’m a veteran Marine. Terrorists took not only my foot, but also my wife. Recurrent nightmares, a dead-end job, and a painful limp are all I have left. My best friend, Tucker, and my sister, Lizette, keep me afloat. I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for Tucker… literally. And then, out of nowhere, there are these feelings. The kind I haven’t felt in years. The kind I’m not sure I can handle, or even want to. But they’ve started wrapping around my broken heart, trying to mend it. Only they are not for a woman, but for the man suddenly sharing my bed. I’m not so sure I’m ready to give love another go.
The war took my hearing, but I’m alive. Many of my friends are not. I am building a life with my best friend, Dennis. We have become practically inseparable. And now, we are more than friends. I’ve never had feelings like these for a man. My parents, my brother, my buddy, Duke—will they understand how I feel about Dennis? Can I risk losing my family?
A tribute to the wounded warriors who come back from the front lines.
I was overwhelmed with emotion for both main characters, the true hardship and emotional damage that they went through broke my heart. Loss can mean a lot of different things to different people. One man to have lost first his wife and then part of his leg both during active duty, must be utterly heartbreaking. Then to be discharged only adds to the overall pain one man must deal with. Dennis is broken, but the right love can mend even him.
Tucker has also known an unmeasurable amount of pain. How can he go on knowing someone gave their life so he could live to see another day? So, Tucker learns to live with the loss of his hearing, to atone for what he thinks is his fault.
These two damaged men learn first to be best friends, and later to be much more to each other. The amount of baggage they must overcome is frightening, but when did a Marine run from anything. The true test of strength is going the distance just to be there for one another.
This book has the perfect mix of love, pain, and fight to warm the heart. I cannot believe how fast I was drawn in and held tight by this book. I started it and never put it down until I finished it. My last thought was how happy I am that I read it! True love doesn’t fix everything but it sure helps.