This is the story of Josh and David, and the turmoil and hardship that comes with trauma, real life changes, and the hardship of being the one left at home.
David is an ex-soldier who has been retired after being shot and permanently disabled while on duty in Afghanistan. His partner Josh, whom he met when Josh was assigned his unit, is currently active, is a SEAL, so has to leave quickly to undisclosed destinations, and where no communication is allowed, and this only adds to the hardship that these two are going through as they try to save a relationship that is having severe ups and downs. David is having a hard time finding a job, which is not helping the matter either.
Then, to add to all the problems, Josh is sent on a very dangerous assignment and is long overdue to return. David knows something is wrong because of his years in the SEALs, but is not in the loop anymore, so has much trouble finding out what has happened to the man he loves more than anything.
The story also tells us what is happening to Josh, and the pain and torment he goes through to keep his strength up and make it home to David.
This book was very hard to read at times, in that you wanted things to be going better for the two guys, and get frustrated when one or the other screws things up. Neither is blameless, and both have a lot of work to do on themselves before they can heal the damage that is slowly eating at their relationship.
The Only One Who Matters is an emotional up and down of frustration, joy, sorrow, hurt, both physical and emotional, and exasperation. The story is very well written, and plot is very cohesive and smooth. The change from one venue to another is smooth and effective. I enjoy L.A. Witt & Cat Grant as authors and storytellers, and this book does not disappoint.
Book Description Months after a bullet ended his SEAL career, Senior Chief David Flint doesn’t know which is worse: struggling to adjust to life as a civilian, or watching his lover, Lieutenant Commander Josh Walker, leave for one deployment after another.
Missing the career he loved—and knowing all too well the danger Josh faces—doesn’t help. And as Josh walks out the door for another assignment, David can feel their relationship cracking under the strain.
With so little time between assignments, Josh has no idea how to fix things with David. One thing he’s sure of, though…if they don’t find a way to resolve the rising tension between them, there’s a storm coming they might not be able to weather. But he plans to give it his best shot—when he gets home.
Assuming he makes it home alive…
Warning: Contains plenty of smoking-hot sex between two dudes who just wanted to be SEALs, not deal with all this romance crap. They went and fell in love anyway, and now have to figure out how to make it work while saving the world and teaching their puppy not to beg.
The Only One Who Matters was last modified: April 10th, 2014 by GGR-Review