“The only difference between a rut and a grave are the dimensions.” ― Ellen Glasgow
Author: Cat Grant & L.A. Witt
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Pages/Word Count: 183 Pages
Rating: 5 Stars
Blurb: No man—and no heart—left behind.
Months after a bullet ended his SEAL career, Senior Chief David Flint doesn’t know which is worse: struggling to adjust to life as a civilian, or watching his lover, Lieutenant Commander Josh Walker, leave for one deployment after another.
Missing the career he loved—and knowing all too well the danger Josh faces—doesn’t help. And as Josh walks out the door for another assignment, David can feel their relationship cracking under the strain.
With so little time between assignments, Josh has no idea how to fix things with David. One thing he’s sure of, though…if they don’t find a way to resolve the rising tension between them, there’s a storm coming they might not be able to weather. But he plans to give it his best shot—when he gets home.
Assuming he makes it home alive…
Review: Warning: Do not read books out of order, because after reading The Only One Who Matters, I wanted MORE! Luckily for me, I was able to scoop up the first one, The Only One Who Knows, right after I’d finished reading The Only One Who Matters. Cat Grant and L.A. Witt make a fantastic writing team!
In spite of the fact that I started off with the second one in this series, my interest and heart was soon captured and won over by the two very alpha type MCs, David and Josh. But out of the two, David stood out the most. Damn, I love a strong man! Because whether David realized it or not, he’s a survivor even with all the obstacles that had been placed in his way.
1. Dealing with the rehabilitation of his leg.
2. Dealing with his forced retirement.
3. Dealing with the envy he feels whenever Josh is sent on a deployment.
4. Dealing with his worry that something will happen to Josh during a deployment.
5. And finally, dealing with being alone while Josh is deployed.
And still he managed to move forward with an occasional step back. So when these two have a fight because Josh is being deployed sooner than expected…well…David just became even more human to me.
Now, let’s talk about Josh. As much as Josh loves David, he loves being a SEAL too. What a dilemma these two men have between them, because Josh is good at what he does as Team Leader, and he’s in no rush to quit being a SEAL, and I can’t blame him, not when David’s got almost twenty years as a SEAL behind him.
It’s only fair that Josh continues with his job, then, right?
So when these two had their fight and Josh had to leave immediately, it was an “Oh Crud!” moment. At this time, I was quietly hoping that Josh would quit for the sake of love.
It would have been too wimpy of a story with that “quick” fix. Woohoo, the plot thickens! We would have missed when Josh was captured, and how Senior Chief David Flint was in his head during his escape. We would have missed when Josh came home with problems of his own, so I’m quite happy with how things worked out between these two very alpha males, and that’s why I’m giving a happy 5 Star rating for The Only One Who Matters.
Highly recommended for those who love a man in uniform!