Title: Love Means… Patience
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Sub-Genre: Contemporary, Series
Cody suffers from PTSD and is struggling to rejoin the real world. Brick takes him in, and the two
discover they have a lot in common.
A Love Means… Story
Years after his discharge from the Marines under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Cody Culver lives in a PTSD-induced world all his own. On a mission, under misconceptions that Geoff and Eli are the enemy, Cody breaks into their farmhouse but is quickly brought back to his senses by a frying pan to the head. After receiving much needed help in the hospital, Cody has nowhere to go. Luckily, kindhearted Eli knows just where to turn.
When Eli asks former Marine Brick Hunter to help, Brick isn’t sure he wants to get involved. But Brick has worked through his own PTSD, and like it or not, he owes Eli a favor. With Cody struggling to rejoin the real world and Brick agreeing to take him in, they discover they have more in common than either of them thought possible.
Though Cody tries to stay in the here and now, he sometimes flashes to unexplainable traumatic events—events that don’t fit his usual war zone delusions. As the “delusions” grow more frequent, it becomes apparent they might not be delusions at all. Cody may have actually witnessed a murder.
In this latest addition to the Love Means…Series, we have two ex military men who are struggling with PTSD and being dishonorably discharged under DADT.
Brick turned to alcohol to try to keep his sanity, but has quit drinking and running his farm and working hard has helped him to stay in the here and now with his flashbacks.
Cody has spent the last few years running missions and believing he is still in Iraq.
When Eli asks Brick to help Cody and give him a place to stay Brick is reluctant.
I love how these two men turn to each other and become each other’s lifelines. Cody is trying with Bricks help to stay in the here and now but is still suffering flash backs often.
It has helped that Cody has a new puppy that he can hold and feel connected to but the greatest help is Brick.
The two men are so sexy together, but when Cody is in danger from something he witnessed while in a PTSD episode, Brick discovers it isn’t all about the comfort he has been offering, it’s about the love he feels for Cody.
Andrew Grey is the best there is in writing stories about men overcoming great personal tragedies and falling in love, to go on to fighting for their own happily ever afters.
I recommend this book and suggest that if you have not read this series you give it a read, I know you will become as big a fan of Mr. Grey’s as I am.
Reviewed by: Cheryl