Title: Never Let You Go (Forever Yours #2)
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 8, 2017
Genre(s): Gay romance, former military, PTSD, misunderstanding, second chance
Page Count: 177 pages
Reviewed by: Tosh
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Friends since they met in school, Ashton and Brighton soon become much more. Ash and his aunt are Brighton’s haven away from his mess of a family, and when Ash enlists in the Army, Brighton learns to endure his long absences and eagerly awaits his return from missions.
Until one day Ash doesn’t come back, and Brighton thinks his greatest fear has come true.
Months pass and Brighton grieves for Ash, not knowing that a terrible misunderstanding sent Ash running, unable to cope when he thought Brighton had betrayed him. Even after an emotional reunion, their relationship isn’t the same—Brighton is now responsible for his young niece, and he’s having a hard time rediscovering the trust he once had in Ash. Ash must still tend to his mental health, but before he can, he’ll have to deal with a past secret that puts all their lives at risk. With so many forces determined to tear them apart, can Brighton and Ash hold on to each other and never let go?
I really enjoyed this heartbreaking read. PTSD is such a huge illness hat affects a lot of our military men. The sad thing is not everyone seeks help for it and not everyone knows how to help with it. Unfortunately PTSD can cause flashbacks, nightmares, and many other things. Those who experience it definitely feel he change in themselves and they way they are affected by it. This is a story that was beautifully written by Andrew Grey that shows just how PTSD can affect not only the person sudfereing from it but those around them.
Brighton and Ash have known each other since they was twelve years old. They started out best friends and as they got older they grew to love one another in a romantic capacity. After graduating high school Ash decided to join the military and Brighton supported his decision and went so far as to wait for Ash’s return from each tour. It was not easy for Brighton but he loved Ash with his whole heart so he would wait and pray that Ash was fine.
On Ash’s last deployment something aweful happened and Ash is captured and held prisoner. Everyone believes that Ash is not alive and Brighton is heartbroken. The thing is Ash is alive but even after his recovery time in the hospital Ash does not go to Brighton. Well he did but there was a huge misunderstanding and Ash believes that Brighton has moved on and is happy.
A year after Ash walked away without so much as talking to Brighton, Ash returns to the town they both used to live in to take care of his aunt. Ash is trying to avoid Brighton to try to keep the hurt of Brighton moving on without him at bay. But fate has a way of stepping in and correcting mistakes of the past.
Now that Brighton and Ash are face to face again can these two men work out all of the misunderstandings or is it doomed between them to repeat the past once again with Ash leaving Brighton behind?
This was such a wonderful read. I definitely suggest this book to others. It is one of Jose books you will want a tissue on stand by for part of the read. Andrew Grey is an amazing author and has written this book so beautifully. Look forward to more by him in the future.