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Captain Mark Thomas’s world has been tossed on its head: A long overdue but still unexpected divorce. A promotion out of left field. Last-second orders to a ship where careers go to die. As the dust settles in his new home, he barely recognizes his life, but he sure recognizes the loneliness creeping in.
Diego Ramírez wants nothing to do with the military or its men. Not after the Navy burned him both literally and figuratively, costing him his career, his health, and ultimately his green card. Now working illegally in an Anchor Point bar, he keeps the military and its personnel at arm’s length.
But after a single moment of eye contact across the bar, Mark and Diego can’t resist each other. As a one-night stand quickly turns into more, Diego knows he’s playing with fire. Now he can stick around and let things with Mark inevitably fall apart, or he can run like hell and wonder what might have been. One way or another, Diego knows he’s about to get burned. Again.
50% of the author’s royalties from this book will be donated to charities supporting US military veterans who have been deported or are at risk of deportation.
Witt's powerful sixth Anchor Point contemporary romance (after Rank and File) tackles a surprisingly deep topic: the shameful truth of what can happen to noncitizen American combat veterans. After a divorce and a Navy promotion to captain, Mark Thomas reports to Naval Air Station Adams in Oregon, ready to take on a new command and almost immediately meets the hottest guy he's ever seen, the bartender at local gay bar High-&-Tight. Seven years after being shot and wounded in Afghanistan and then discharged from the navy for being disabled by his injuries, Diego Ram rez wants nothing to do with the military. His green card expired after his dismissal, leaving him no option but to work under the table at the local gay bar. Readers will share Diego's rage over a combat veteran being thoroughly screwed over by the U.S. military because he happened to be born in another country. While sending a strong political message (including with the announced donation of a portion of royalties to a charity that helps deported veterans), Witt doesn't stint on characterization (especially Mark's gentle handling of Diego's PTSD) or red-hot love scenes, making this a memorable tour de force.