When I saw the info on this book, I was like oh god I have to check this one out. Then I saw some spectacular reviews from of my GR friends and I was like, get me that book, NOW! Thankfully I got this book and man did I devour it.
Let me start by saying, this book, this fricken book wrecked havoc on my heart
I absolutely 100% am in love with this book. I cried, I cringed, I loved, I sobbed, and gosh dang I drooled over Jesse & Trevor, and Riley too.
We’re introduced to Trevor, as we walk through the journey of sending his only child, only son off to fight in the war. Trevor was a teen dad, a gay teen dad from a drunken/drugged up night. He was a single dad raising his son, and what an amazing job he did. I fell in love watching how he was with Riley and I adored Riley, he was a story all in his own. Trevor’s journey didn’t end with sending his son off to war, no it was just beginning, I am saying this lightly.
Jesse, this strong individual, not only as the story progresses are we given more to how he grew up, what made him the loving, caring man that he became but how he became the most giving and amazing man. Although he somewhat hides who he really is from his army brothers, for the sake of being able to fight for his country and find his acceptance, he hides that he is gay from his friends. Until a mid tour vacation he takes a trip with Riley and Riley outs him and gives him his acceptance. Jesse knows his best friend will keep his secret and trusts him with his life.
And then, tragedy strikes
and do I crumble……
and then the healing begins, and love starts to flow, and my heart just bursts
and I am left with one of the biggest smiles and fullest of hearts
This writing was exceptional, it was the perfect pace, and the development of this story was right on. I absolutely 100% recommend this to you if you love a m/m story!!