REVIEWED by Jen B.
AUTHOR: Rebekah Blackmore
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 271 Pages
RELEASE DATE: March 11, 2017
Will Lewis and Logan Marshall were once madly in love until the effects of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell destroyed their relationship, breaking Will’s heart and leaving him feeling horribly empty and alone. He put himself back together with the help his best friend, Nolan Jackson, and his ex-wife, Aria Schuyler, but he always felt like a piece of himself was missing.
Now, five years have gone by since the breakup, and Will is a big shot lawyer in St. Louis. When Logan is accused of murdering his wife and contacts Will for help, Will is helpless. He’s never been able to say no to Logan, especially not when Logan needed him. He could work with Logan on a lawyer-client basis without any issue, and give him the help he needs without getting in too deep.
Now if only his heart would agree.
Will and Logan were supposedly in love while they served in the military together during DADT, but when Will proposed to Logan, he turned tail and ran, got married and moved on. Five years later, after his friends help put the pieces back together, Will is a successful lawyer, but he never really totally let go of his feelings for Logan. So, when Logan turns to him after being accused of murdering his wife, Will is hard-pressed not to help.
I had a very difficult time getting into this story. I’m not a big fan of wishy-washy, weak men, and while I don’t mind a guy getting emotional, Will was just all over the place. He was normal yet apprehensive upon receiving Logan’s letter (there was a lot of inner struggle about even opening it), then understandably emotional yet standoffish at their meeting, ends up walking out and subsequently hooking up with one of the jail guards. This was partly why I had a very difficult time connecting with his character. To be honest, I didn’t really care for Logan either after what he did to Will initially, then to come back begging for his help. Further, their initial reunion had me scratching my head, and I just wasn’t able to get on board with these two. I always had this feeling like he never would have reconnected with Will if it hadn’t been for his predicament.
This was difficult for me to rate, because I never really found any issues with the writing and actually liked the style. But, the story just wasn’t able to pull me in. It is most likely a case of “it’s not the book, it’s me” and others might quite possibly feel the complete opposite. I am hoping that is the case and will chalk this up to just not being my cuppa.