Former Marine and lower-leg amputee Carey Everett keeps a grueling schedule of counseling fellow war veterans and their families. The injury he received in Afghanistan forces him to rely on a reserve of strength he didn't even know he had. A much deserved vacation will let him reconnect with his best friend, who saved his life and has been there for him through devastating injury and painful recovery.
Part-time EMT and aspiring singer Jase DeSantis has been in love with Carey for years, but he's come to accept that his straight friend will never be able to offer more. Jase fills his days with band rehearsals, ambulance shifts, and willing groupies, all while trying to cope with debilitating PTSD.
A week of sun, fun, and music in San Diego changes Jase and Carey's lives forever when their relationship takes an unexpected turn. Jase has been longing for that change, but it leaves Carey reeling with confusion. As Jase fights to hold things together, Carey deals with doubts, fears, and his own preconceived notions about labels and the true nature of love.
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I usually don't re-read books.
I enjoyed both Jace and Kerry as characters. The felt real and true to me based on what they had both been through.
In my opinion, Kerry's voice just didn't fit his personality. It sounded very soft and not at all like a straight wounded vet, but more like an out and proud gay man, especially during the sex scenes, sex scenes he was supposedly experiencing for the first time.
No. I listened to it in one hour increments during my morning runs.
So first let me say I really enjoyed this audio book. I'm a succor for GFY or bisexual friendships/encounters that eventually turn to love. I hate labels and believe all people are born sexual and if ALL forms of sex were acceptably to society, there would be many many more same sex couples and more people who identify as bisexuals. But hey, that's just me dreaming right. Now on with the review. I have only a couple minor issues, the first being the narration. To me Kerry's voice just didn't fit his personality. It sounded very soft and not at all like a straight wounded vet, but more like an out and proud gay man, especially during the sex scenes, sex scenes he was supposedly experiencing for the first time. Which leads me to my second issue. Again in my opinion, Kerry went from straight best friend to gay lover and willing participant in gay sex with really no hesitation at all. It felt like Kerry's inner struggles went on for only a couple of paragraphs and then he was all in, so to speak. Maybe if a little backstory would have had Kerry coming to town to visit his best friend because he just couldn't get their one and only experience out of his head and wanted to see if Jace felt the same, it would have been more believable for me. But it seems like he came for a visit with none of that in mind until he got there and went from straight best friend to ogling Jace's good looks and his body out of the blue. Now in all fairness, that may be because I listened to the book in one hour increments every morning during my run, which may have had something to do with the disjointedness I felt. But those issues aside I really enjoyed the story.