When Ethan Brant was shot, he found himself dealing with severe PTSD and unable to do his job as a police officer any longer. With the aid of Detective Shawn Greyson, the man who saved his life, Ethan not only finds himself again but discovers love as well.
Shawn’s life growing up was less than ideal, however, he overcame that to become who he is today. That doesn’t mean he isn’t missing something in his life. What Shawn hadn’t realized, upon first meeting, was that Ethan could give him all that and more.
One bullet changed both their lives.
Two Men, One Bullet: Dynamic. Emotional. Amazing.
✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ FOUR-STAR ✩ REVIEW ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩
> > Judging a Book by it's Cover < <
No half-dressed men. Just a spent bullet, still smoking. Very dramatic cover with eye-catching colors and strong title font. The synopsis truly intrigued me.
> > Looking Deeper < <
POV ~> Third-person.
"Thought you were only supposed to get shot on duty."
An untimely accident causes Ethan to fight for his life.
Detective Shawn Greyson already suffered a patrol partner dying in his arms and he was not about to watch another man bleed to death, especially when the man pulls a badge out of his pocket... not again.
Oh, man... this one was jam-packed full of emotion. Ethan Brant was diagnosed with PTSD as a result of being shot off-duty and having a particular fear of uniformed officers, thus resigned from the force. Shawn stayed in contact with him through recovery in the hospital and even once he was released. There was no other explanation for it, but a bond had been formed and Shawn felt protective of Ethan. The men each helped balance the other out and were compatible in many ways, making their slow-building relationship a joy to read. The chemistry was there, but they were both quite hesitant to act upon it, fearful of the other person's reaction. Eventually, they gravitate too close together to avoid the pull any longer... and talk about heart-melting. These two were perfect for one another.
Secondary characters mostly consisted of family and Shawn's co-worker, Davies. Dialogue was smart, fun, witty, and entertaining. Interactions were believable. The plot was dynamic and engaging. The story flowed smoothly and the writing style was easy and pleasant to read. There were only a few very minor conflicts along the way and they were easily dealt with. Predictability was fairly low. For some reason, I was really expecting a puppy in the barn *pout* but no. The conclusion provided an implied HEA, but I'd hoped for something more solid.
Overall, it's was a very good read. I loved the characters and the plot. I only wish it had been given a stronger, more solidified ending.
Rating: [R] ~ Score: 4.3 ~ Stars: 4
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