Author: BA Tortuga
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages/Word Count: 220 Pages
At a Glance: Highly recommended.
Reviewed By: Maryann
Blurb: Just released from the military, wounded warrior Eric Tremaine is trying to put his life back together like the doctors reassembled his shattered leg. He’s a man with no home, since his Louisiana family rejected him, so Eric winds up in Texas with his old Army buddy, Adam Winchester, and his lover, Sage.
When Eric decides to stop sitting on his ass feeling sorry for himself, he is introduced to trainer Troy Daniels, who lost both his legs in a teenage accident. Troy knows what it’s like to feel as if your body is your enemy. While Eric and Troy have a bumpy start, they soon find enough common ground to make a friendship, if not more. But taking it to the next level means finding out what they have to offer each other, and the world, before they can trust that the love they find together won’t cause more pain than pleasure.
Review: BA Tortuga brings humor, caring, love and a special friendship between all the characters to The Articles of Release. I love this author’s writing style, and this book, with its simple truths, is relaxed and really gives a nice feel to the Release series.
Eric Tremaine is feeling sorry for himself: he’s frustrated, angry and just feels like all is lost, including himself. He was severely wounded in Afghanistan, and now has lost his dream of a twenty year career in the military. His family wants nothing to do with him, and he has no home to go to, so he calls on Adam “Win” Winchester—who doesn’t hesitate to help.
Troy Daniels is a personal trainer and a good friend to Sage Redding. At a young age Troy had an accident which left him disabled, but nothing in life can stop Troy from getting the next rush. I often found myself wondering if he was trying to prove something. Had he really faced his own situation, or did he have a death wish?
When Eric and Troy meet, fireworks happen but not the good kind. They are two very different men, from their disabilities to their families’ acceptance. Tortuga’s portrayal of them as two strong men, as well as our view of them being heroes, makes this a heartwarming story. The Articles of Release takes us through Eric and Troy’s days and how they both deal with their life challenges, and how they love and care for each other. One of the best moments of the story is when Eric starts taking care of Troy. Wrong words or decisions might destroy the good thing they have.
It was such a pleasure to have Win and Sage from The Terms of Release included in this installment of the series. They play a big part in Eric and Troy’s story and bring a nice camaraderie to it. I thought they gave Eric a real eye opener, especially Sage. There is nobody like Sage; he’s just so down to earth. I hope that BA Tortuga continues with the Release series and shares more of Troy and Eric’s life with us, along with Win and Sage’s.
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