Title: The Articles of Release
Author: BA Tortuga
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 4, 2015
Page Count: 220
Reviewed by: Maya
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.4 stars out of 5
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
When he gets hurt, all Eric’s plans for future go up in smoke. He was career army and once he retired he wanted to open his own business. Now he has no job, no friends and no family willing to help. His luck changes when he calls the one friend he has left. That’s how he ends up living with Adam and Sage and how he meets Troy.
Troy had an accident when he was teenager and as a consequence keeps pushing limits. Their first, explosive meeting underscores both similarities and differences between them. The POV changes alternatively between both men and doesn’t gloss over difficulties they face. They both try hard to make the most from the cards life has dealt them.
When they met each other, they are determined to hold onto good thing. Their relationship builds quickly but nonetheless feels real. The snappy back-and-forth between characters is amusing. This is easy, comforting kind of read and leaves reader filled with warmth.