Title: Love’s Glory (Revolutionary Heart Book 3)
Author: Janice Jarrell
Publisher: Janice Jarrell
Release Date: June 24th 2019
Page Count: 228
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
In October of 2017 cocky, alpha-male Irishman, Colin Campbell, Sergeant in Charge of the Special Assault Unit of the University of Virginia Campus Police Force, dove in front of a bullet meant for a University of Virginia student. The bullet shattered his thigh and severed his femoral artery, a wound which nearly took Colin’s life and left him temporarily disabled. His infirmities robbed him of the strength and athletic prowess which had been his for most of his life leaving him humiliated and bereft.
His partner, Joshua Abrams, a Doctor of Psychology at the Rainier Clinic in Charlottesville, never once left his injured lover’s side. He poured every ounce of strength and love he possessed into healing the magical Irishman whom he adored and was overwhelmed with relief and gratitude when Colin was taken off the critical list. Thinking that they had survived their trial, he took Colin home, believing that their happiness was now assured.
But like many injured police officers, Colin subsequently withdrew from his partner. Overwhelmed by feelings of shame and embarrassment, he devoted himself almost obsessively to the physical therapy with which he hoped to rebuild his strength and reclaim the life he had lost. Unable to share his pain and feelings of inadequacy, he shut Joshua out, leaving him to cope alone with the post-traumatic stress he suffered as a result of Colin’s shooting.
In the following months Colin and Joshua fought to keep their relationship alive. Although deeply in love, they felt powerless to cope with the after-effects of Colin’s injuries both to his body and to his pride as a man, and to heal the emotionally devastating PTSD with which Joshua suffered.
Love’s Trials tells the story of this painful and challenging time in Colin and Joshua’s life. As we join them now, Colin is still walking with a cane and still suffering the physical after effects of his injuries. But he and Joshua are both in therapy and are now dealing positively with the emotional and psychological damage they both endured.
They face their future side by side, determined to stand or fall together, as soul mates and lovers. This book follows them on their journey as they move toward the happy future they both long to share. They have moments of anxiety and intense emotion, but you can count on a happy ending. In fact, you can count on a happy read. In this book, Colin and his beloved Joshua have left their trials behind and now revel in Love’s Glory.
I couldn’t put this lovely book down!!
As the third book in the Revolutionary Heart series, we’ve already read about Colin and Joshua’s fight to be together and then the long road to recovery they had with Colin being shot on the job. It took its toll on their relationship, but now they are back and engaged and ready to take the next step together.
This book is relatively angst free, but is the perfect companion to their love story. From planning the wedding to the vows to the honeymoon, we get to spend time with the happy couple, their friends and Colin’s family.
I laughed so many times while reading this story. I felt their tender love in my heart. And yes, my heart squeezed many times while Joshua witnessed Colin’s family’s bereavement over his sister’s death and his aide in helping Colin let her go.
Janice Jarrell successfully creates these totally believable, lovely, romantic characters full of wit, charm, sarcasm and faults and turns them into your best friends. I’ve fallen in love with Colin and Joshua and this is just the perfect highlight to their story. It’s a book you don’t want to miss!