Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Staff Sargent Elijah Jackson, EJ to his friends, joined the Air Force hoping for refuge from the mess his life had become. For almost ten years he enjoyed new life, success, and love, in spite of the closet he was forced to hide in by the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell military policy. One day it all comes crashing down around him. Now he’s back home with serious decisions to make and a very short time to decide how to salvage his life while healing his heart.
Betrayed by his lover and partner, Dr. Dale Chenault left California and his fledgling practice behind. In Sayville, he’s found a home for his counseling service, and on the surface, seems to have his life in order. The truth is some of the decisions Dale made have become a stumbling block in his ability to rebuild the breach in his heart and by extension, his life.
When Dale and EJ meet the chemistry between them is hot but the pain of past betrayals is strong, and trust seems impossible to build. Will they be able to move past what has been to create a future together?
Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is a story of love, trust, betrayal and second chances with an HEA.
I liked this story. EJ is lucky to have such supportive friends and family, even if it takes him a bit to open up about what is going on. I loved Dale’s never-ending patience which was exactly what EJ needed at the time.
I loved watching the snippets of these guys building a life together and how unlikely connected their families were. I liked seeing the different perspectives throughout the book and that it wasn’t just the main characters. I have to say though that the ending was not what I would prefer, I understand it was meant to have meaning but it just killed it for me.
The cover art is nice and I liked the visuals of the characters.
Sales Links: Amazon
ebook, 110 pages
Published: August, 8, 2018
Edition Language: English