Melissa reviews At War (War Trilogy #1) by Andria Large Published February 3rd 2015, 298 pages
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.
*Warning: For mature audiences only. Contains some sensitive situations and graphic m/m sex scenes. Please remember that this is a work of fiction and comes from my own imagination.
A free copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Why I read this book: Because it sounded nice and angsty. I’ve never read anything by this author so I took a chance.
Read this book for the sex. It’s like in porn, you watch it for the sex not the acting, plot or dialogue. Treat this book like porn. Don’t read too much into it.
This is a gay for you, wounded veteran story. I gave it 3 stars/6 pots because of the sex. Without that, 1.5. It doesn’t end on a traditional HEA, there is a sort of cliffhanger (more than sort of but it’s not about their relationship at all).
Most of this story is unbelievable – you’ve been warned. I skipped a lot because…well…I wanted to get back to the sex. LOL. And because to read some of the writing was somewhat painful. I haven’t read what other’s have said so I could be in the minority here.
I don’t think I will be looking for the next book because honestly, I don’t care enough what the answer is we are left hanging with at the end. The blurb gives you a good handle on what to expect. It’s a sappy story about two men finding love. And it started with a threesome. Cheers!
I’m a stay-at-home mom of two girls, and I have a wonderfully supportive husband. I grew up in Philly, but now live in Jersey. If you ever get the chance to talk to me in person, you’d find out that the Philly in me will never die! I use a lot of slang and pronounce things the wrong way – it’s really the right way. 😉
I enjoy reading as much as writing, even though I don’t do nearly as much reading as I used to. Writing books was not something I set out to make as my career. I actually wrote stories for myself, as a hobby. I started in high school, writing Backstreet Boy fan-fiction (staring me, of course) in notebooks. Then later, I came up with my own characters and wrote stories about them. No one but my husband knew about them, so you could imagine my family’s surprise when I told them I published a romance novel.
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