The Farther He Runs by Lynda Aicher ~ Book Review by Caroline

29906531Title: The Farther He Runs
Series: Kick Book 3

Author: Lynda Aicher

Publisher: Loveswept

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 12/06/2016

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: BDSM, Gay Romance

Blurb:

In an explosive novel of long-awaited release from the award-winning author of The Deeper He Hurts, two emotionally exposed Marines learn to lean on each other—and discover the courage to act on their innermost needs.

After years away from home, Tanner Dorsey is back and sorting through feelings that have him in a stranglehold. The hardened Marine will do anything for a fallen comrade, so when an accident leaves Finn Kelley fighting for his life, Tanner’s eager to be there for him. In fact, Tanner’s ready and willing to do anything Finn asks—especially if it means finally acting on the sexual tension that’s always kept him craving more.

Finn senses it too—when he brushes against Tanner’s stubbled jaw, when he inhales the scent of the T-shirt that clings to Tanner’s body like a second skin. Now that he’s more vulnerable than ever, Finn knows the time is right to take control, even if it means risking the heart and soul of their friendship. The bond they share goes beyond desire; it’s a bond of brotherhood, forged under conditions few could imagine. But once they cross that line, there will be no more secrets. No more boundaries. And no turning back.

The Farther He Runs is intended for mature audiences and includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

My View:

Book 3 in the Kick series and finally we get to meet Finn.

Finn Kelley is one of the founders of Kick but we are only getting to know him now as he starts an arduous recovery after being in a coma. He has begun his rehabilitation but has withdrawn from the world and all his friends and colleagues as he tries to come to terms with the anger and frustration of his current situation. His body has changed, his brain has changed and his best friend is dead – add on the fact that his company seems to be running just fine without him and Finn is feeling pretty inadequate.

Tanner Dorsey has devoted his life to being a Marine. When his two best friends Chris and Finn retired he re-upped and for the first time in years the three men were separated. Tanner is just coming home after his latest mission and his first port of call is to check on Finn and to pay his respects to Chris. Finn doesn’t look anything like the man he left behind but he is determined to help his friend and bring him to back to function in the real world. There is a very touching graveside scene when the three brothers are finally brought back together – bring tissues!

There has never been anything sexual between Tanner and Finn but from the outset you can feel their chemistry. Fear is a huge factor in neither of them moving things forward – fear of losing their friendship which for Finn is bigger than life itself at the moment and the one thing he is clinging to as he tries to recover. Regardless of that fear their feelings cannot be quashed and for the first time in a long time Finn takes control, he thrives on Tanner trusting him with that control and the very thing he feared actually helps him move forward.

This is a much softer book than the previous one and I ached for Finn’s losses. It’s a bit of a bumpy ride at times but love wins, a lot of fears are put to rest and Finn’s recovery although slow does progress.

A final offbeat thought – When Chris disappeared in the river there was no body found. My over active imagination has him still alive. Imagine if he came back – would he find his own love or would he slot into an already established couple – see where I’m going with this………….

Links

The Farther He Runs on Goodreads

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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