Rating: 4 stars out of 5
As a member of a covert military unit, John Davidson isn’t scared of much. Yet one look into Heath Kane’s dark blue eyes and he knows a different kind of fear for the first time. John can’t be gay, at least not out and proud in his unit, even with Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repealed. He’s never been interested enough in any man to risk the fallout.
Heath’s hometown wasn’t the best place for a gay kid to grow up, but his grandmother did her darnedest to make it good for him. Now he’s paying her back for all her love. She’s getting older and needs help, so he returns home to wait tables at the Corner Café while taking online courses to get his degree. Even though the Army base provides him with a lot of buff eye candy, he knows it’s best to keep his head down.
Neither Heath nor John can deny their attraction, and John’s finally willing to act on their mutual interest. But holding on to each other will mean big changes in both their lives.
This was another wonderful sweet story. John has stayed in the closet due to his military career. He has been admiring Heath from a distance and knows he can’t do it for much longer. Heath has been admiring John right back, but fear from past experience and living in his hometown has kept him from making any advances.
John and Heath can’t deny their chemistry once they get the chance to be together. Heath is so adorable and can begin to ramble when he’s nervous or pretty much just anytime and John can’t help but find him more endearing because of it. John and Heath pretty much jump right in once they decide to take plunge into dating, but still take the time to learn more about each other.
Heath continues to hope that he won’t be hurt again by someone he decides to put his trust in and John has a pretty stable head on his shoulders which helps to counteract some of Heath’s more flighty qualities. Seeing them work through their issues and John having to make a life changing decision on if he wants to stay in the military is nice and helps connect with the characters and keep them down to earth. I loved seeing Chuck and Herb again when they came to visit and at the end.
Cover art by Anne Cain is great and I love the visuals of the characters.
ebook, 149 pages
Published: 2nd Edition, March 3, 2017 by Dreamspinner Press
Edition Language: English
Series: Why I Love…