Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Once a fearless fighter pilot, Commander Travis Wilson is now confined to a desk. It’s been eight years since the near-fatal crash that grounded him, and it still rules his life thanks to relentless back pain.
Lieutenant Commander Clint Fraser almost drowned in a bottle after a highly classified catastrophe while piloting a drone. His downward spiral cost him his marriage and kids, but he’s sober now and getting his life back on track. He’s traded drones for a desk, and he’s determined to reconcile with his kids and navigate the choppy waters of PTSD.
Clint has been on Travis’s radar ever since he transferred to Anchor Point. When Clint comes out to his colleagues, it’s a disaster, but there’s a silver lining: now that Travis knows Clint is into men, the chemistry between them explodes.
It’s all fun and games until emotions get involved. Clint’s never been in love with a man before. Travis has, and a decade later, that tragic ending still haunts him. Clint needs to coax him past his fear of crashing and burning again, or their love will be grounded before takeoff.
This was a great story of two broken men finding love and acceptance with one another. Clint has had a hard battle to bring his life around and still has to face his ex’s scrutiny and his own doubts. Travis has worked hard to keep relationships from getting too involved as they always leave but will Clint be the exception?
Both of these characters’ stories are heartbreaking. After Clint’s drone catastrophe he doesn’t have anywhere or anyone to turn to and his life just implodes and he’s finally on an even keel but still incredibly lonely without any family around or anyone to lean on. Travis knows that no one will ever want to deal with his back pain, heck he doesn’t want to deal with it and when thoughts from his past start to come back to haunt him he wants to run in fear. I loved how Clint wasn’t willing to just let go and was willing to work for them to figure it all out.
Nick Russo did a wonderful job narrating this story. I could just feel the characters’ emotions right along with them while listening. The different voices he used for the characters helped me keep up with what was going on and get an idea of the characters personality some more.
I love the cover art by LC Chase and it follows the pattern for the series.
Audiobook, 9 hrs 22 min
Published: August 31, 2017 (ebook first published January 16, 2017) by Riptide
Edition Language: English
Series: Anchor Point #2