Title: Only Love
Author Garrett Leigh
Characters: Jed and Max
Sub-Genre Military, gay romance
The diagnosis of a chronic stomach condition leaves thirty-two-year-old Sergeant Jed Cooper with little choice but to call time on his Army career. Then on the dusty streets of Kirkuk, an ambush gone tragically wrong decimates his team, and he returns to the US with a shattered leg and the memory of his best friend dying in his arms.
Life in his sleepy hometown proves intolerable until he finds solace in a lakeside cabin with vivacious young carpenter, Max O’Dair. In the shadow of the epilepsy that periodically plagues Max, he and Jed form an unspoken bond. After a late night episode, Jed realizes how much Max means to him, and life has taught him not to waste time.
But the lines between contentment and complacency are blurred. Things left hidden resurface to tear through their world, and before they can repair the damage, death comes to call again. Faces, past and present, rally around them to weather the storm, but before long, they are left with only love.
I could not put this book down! Getting to know these characters was fun, and intriguing. Such dynamic characters are hard to come by. Max O’Dair lives his quite life in his cabin by the lake with only his service dog as a companion. The dog is trained to let Max know when he is going to have a seizure, at least when he is going to have a big one. He has little ones all the time and he is used to them. He grows all his own food and rarely venture’s into town. Jed Cooper is ex-military. When he is injured in a battle for his country it’s not only his body that is damaged. Seeing your friends die while you can do nothing about it makes everyday life hard. When he is released from the hospital he has no other choice but to move in with his brother and his family. But he finds that although he loves the kids it is just too much for him. Max offer’s Jed his extra room and slowly the men build up a great friendship. The two men try to make it work, but with so many secrets its hard to do.
LOVED this book
Reviewed By: Jerry