Author: Sandrine Gasq-Dion
Publisher: Wilde City
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Dario Ramos thought he’d left the fighting behind in the war zone when a life-threatening injury sent him home. But a certain Irishman crossing his path everywhere he went convinced him that his biggest battle might be ahead. Tiernan Callahan is a bigoted jerk. Ramos finds himself constantly in the man’s orbit, even in a city as big as New York. The wounded warrior knows all about pain and loss — and that sometimes anger is the only form of release. When Tiernan once again crowds Ramos’ space, his eyes are opened to the possibility of other forms of release.
Tough NYC cop Tiernan Callahan is still mourning the death of his beloved youngest brother, Mason. Fearing his close-minded family’s reaction, the young soldier never got to tell them his secret — that he was gay and engaged to the love of his life. Tiernan is surviving on anger and guilt. When he continues to run into Dario Ramos, who continues to push his buttons, something inside him snaps. Suddenly, anger isn’t the only emotion he feels.
Two very different men, still trying to heal: Can they come to an understanding and heal each other?
This was a great enemy to lover’s story with a dose of sugar and some hot sexing.
Tiernan Callahan lost his brother Mason in Iraq. He was left devastated not only by his death but the fact that his brother had a whole secret life which included being engaged to another man. His mother is a religious fruitcake spouting hate about anything to do with homosexuality and refusing point blank to believe her son was ever gay.
Tiernan is left alone with his anger and he starts to spout hatred as badly as his mother. When it starts to affect his job as a Police Officer his captain takes drastic measures by partnering him up with his own brother who is also gay. What follows is a hilarious introduction to gay PC 101 as Danny’s quick banter and forwardness leave Tiernan stumped for words.
Dario Ramos has seen things no one should have to but at least he made it back from the warzone. He is a recovering alcoholic, has lost half his leg and is plagued by nightmares. He is quick tempered and very protective of his friends and family. He has seen Teirnan Callahan at his bigoted worst and although he can’t stand to be around the man there is just something about him that intrigues him.
When Tiernan helps Ramos get home things change between the two of them and there is obviously an undeniable attraction. There wasn’t too much angst in the story. When Tiernan finally admits to how he feels and how let down he feels by his parent’s things run quite smoothly and once he has found the courage to be honest with everyone he is a totally different person. Ramos has never been one to apply labels to things and is quite relaxed with his feelings.
This was a good addition to the series where we also met some new characters who I’m sure Sandrine has plans for and I look forward to their stories.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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