- Book Title: At War
- Author: Andria Large
- Publisher: Andria Large (February 3, 2015)
- Book Length: 298 pages
- Genre: Gay, Romance, Contemporary
- Reviewed by: Scott
- Posting Date: April 27, 2015
This has been a hard review to write. The reason being? The book is so good! You can read the Book Description and watch the Video Trailer to read/see what the book is about. This book is all about emotions and that is what I am going to write about today.
I’ve not read a book yet with this much emotional impact, and not with how the author made me feel but how that was combined with the emotions of the characters that sucked me right into this story. Andria has written the PTSD so realistically that I felt myself hurting for Dennis and Tucker. The bond between Dennis and Tucker is really heartwarming one of the highlights in the book for me was how Tucker would crawl in bed with Dennis and hold him as he worked through his nightmares.
This is a slow moving romance as the author had the characters working through their issues and by doing it that way it really gave me a DEEP connection to the characters. As I said earlier the hurt was real but there was also comedy and real life shit that rounded out the characters. As Dennis and Tucker got closer it had a direct correlation to the bad nightmares, the closer they got the less brutal the nightmares, the author used love as a healing agent.
There is a cliffhanger but it doesn’t impact the story in this book, it is actually a great way to set up book 2. I highly recommend this book, it has the right amount of everything, angst, romance, friendship, comedy and testosterone and I love an emotional read.
The Book Description:
The love of my life is dead.
Is there really a reason to live anymore?
I’m a war veteran who has suffered great tragedies overseas. Not only have I lost my right foot, but I have also lost my wife. Both at the hands of terrorists. Recurrent nightmares, a dead end job, and a painful limp are all I have left. Not much of a reason to wake up in the morning if you ask me. I’m struggling to carry on in this very lonely excuse of a life. The only reason I’m still swimming is because I have my best friend, Tucker, and my sister, Lizette, keeping me afloat.
Tucker has been my saving grace. I would not be here if it weren’t for him…literally. We have become practically inseparable since moving in together. And then, out of nowhere, there are these feelings and emotions. The kind that I haven’t felt in years; not since I lost the love of my life. The kind that I’m not sure I can handle, or even want to. But they have started wrapping around my broken and shattered heart, trying to mend it – whether I’m ready for it or not. Only they are not for a woman as you would expect, but for the man suddenly sharing my bed.
Am I ready to give love another go? I’m not so sure that I have it in me.
But then again, I’m tired of being at war.
The Video Trailer: