Monday, 5 December 2016

New Release & Review: The Farther He Runs by Lynda Aicher

The Farther He Runs 
by Lynda Aicher
Release day:  6th December

(From Goodreads)

In an explosive novel of long-awaited release from the award-winning author of The Deeper He Hurts, two emotionally exposed Marines learn to lean on each other—and discover the courage to act on their innermost needs.

After years away from home, Tanner Dorsey is back and sorting through feelings that have him in a stranglehold. The hardened Marine will do anything for a fallen comrade, so when an accident leaves Finn Kelley fighting for his life, Tanner’s eager to be there for him. In fact, Tanner’s ready and willing to do anything Finn asks—especially if it means finally acting on the sexual tension that’s always kept him craving more.

Finn senses it too—when he brushes against Tanner’s stubbled jaw, when he inhales the scent of the T-shirt that clings to Tanner’s body like a second skin. Now that he’s more vulnerable than ever, Finn knows the time is right to take control, even if it means risking the heart and soul of their friendship. The bond they share goes beyond desire; it’s a bond of brotherhood, forged under conditions few could imagine. But once they cross that line, there will be no more secrets. No more boundaries. And no turning back.

The Farther He Runs is intended for mature audiences and includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

I didn't realise when I began this book that The Farther He Runs is the third book in the Kick series. I've experienced no problems at all reading this M/M novel as a standalone.

Finn is struggling to come to terms with his physical restrictions whilst dealing with the death of one of his closest friends. He's hidden away whilst struggling with the guilt he carries. When Tanner turns up on military leave, he feels like a missing piece is back in his life, only the man stirs up feelings he didn't know existed.

When Tanner returns to finally pay his respect to his late friend Chris, it ignites long repressed feelings and desires for the man that survived the tragic accident...Finn. After spending twenty years in the military, he's faced with having to overcome his fears...coming out to his family.

The Father he Runs is intense as the plot focuses almost entirely on Finn and Tanner's relationship as it shifts from platonic to physical. Both have emotional baggage to take care of as they try to figure out and navigate the shift in their feelings for each other and what impact it will have on their lives as well as those around them.

The author does a wonderful job tackling a sensitive issue such as grief, racism and the impact of the US military "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. The sexy times are scorching hot and just a little bit kinky!

Overall, I'll be looking out for other titles by Linda Aicher, a new author to me and if you like M/M romances, then this comes highly recommended.

***arc generously received courtesy of the publisher Loveswept via NetGalley***

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