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Genres: Contemporary, Romance
When Jacob “Dax” Daxton returns home from war, he has to fight a new battle – the one to find his place in the world. The man who normally has a clear path to victory surrounded by brothers in combat is suddenly lost and alone. After meeting Beckett Ridge, a bearded tattoo artist, Dax’s journey begins winding down an unexpected path.
Still reeling from events that shook his foundation, Beck has never been part of anything meaningful. Now faced with responsibilities foreign and daunting, Dax’s broken spirit mends Beck in ways he never even knew he was destroyed.
As both struggle to find balance, they are healed by the comfort they find in one other. On the other side of chaos, they hope to find themselves On Solid Ground.
“How do you let go of the guilt of being alive?”
“By living the best fucking life you can.”
This was such a wonderful story with so much layer and depth. It’s a story about discovering yourself, coming to terms with who you are, and finding your happy ending. It’s not an easy journey though as so many obstacles are in the way.
Dax has come home from war a broken man. He suffers from PTSD and has debilitating anxiety attacks as a result. Due to his survivors guilt and disconnect from his family, he decides to move to California. He struggles with where he belongs in this world and who is he is and hopes that this move will help him find his way. And boy does he!
Beckett is a tattoo artist and a born nurturer. I just loved him. Having a truly unsavory upbringing, his main goal is take care of the family he has left… even at the cost of his happiness. He has deep seeded demons but an amazing heart. He loves deeply, is incredibly loyal and wants to make a better life for his family. He has no time in his life for relationships or love but the heart wants what he heart wants.
This is a sweet but heartbreaking journey these two go on to find their happy. It’s not easy and it’s not always pretty but it’s important for their growth. I adored the way these two took care of each other. Their tender moments were beautiful. There are some misunderstandings and some plot points that I felt moved to fast but overall it was a truly solid story.
If you’re in the mood for a sweet, sexy, love story with some heartbreak and suspense, then this one is for you.
About the author:
Melissa Collins has always been a book worm. Studying Literature in college ensured that her nose was always stuck in a book. She followed her passion for reading to the most logical career choice: English teacher. Her hope was to share her passion for reading and the escapism of books to her students. Having spent more than a decade in front of a classroom, she can easily say that it’s been a dream.
Her passion for writing didn’t start until more recently. When she was home on maternity leave in early 2012, she read her first romance novel and her head filled with the passion, angst and laughter of the characters who she read about it. It wasn’t long before characters of her own took shape in her mind. Their lives took over Melissa’s brain and The Love Series was born.
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