Monday, May 26, 2014

Love Means Patience by Andrew Grey

Title: Love Means Patience
Series: Love Means
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages :  200
Genre: Contemporary, MM
Reviewer:  Redz

Publisher Blurb:
Years after his discharge from the Marines under “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” Cody Culver lives in a PTSD-induced world all his own. On a mission, under misconceptions that Geoff and Eli are the enemy, Cody breaks into their farmhouse but is quickly brought back to his senses by a frying pan to the head. After receiving much needed help in the hospital, Cody has nowhere to go. Luckily, kindhearted Eli knows just where to turn.

When Eli asks former Marine Brick Hunter to help, Brick isn’t sure he wants to get involved. But Brick has worked through his own PTSD, and like it or not, he owes Eli a favor. With Cody struggling to rejoin the real world and Brick agreeing to take him in, they discover they have more in common than either of them thought possible.

Though Cody tries to stay in the here and now, he sometimes flashes to unexplainable traumatic events—events that don’t fit his usual war zone delusions. As the “delusions” grow more frequent, it becomes apparent they might not be delusions at all. Cody may have actually witnessed a murder.

Love Means Patience by Andrew Grey is a very well written love story. We have Cody and ex Marine who is suffering from PTSD,  in the beginning of the book and throughout he has flash back and his mind plays tricks on him.  He can’t distinguish between being in the war and being out.  Brick Hunter more than understands Cody’s pain, he is an ex marine himself.  He suffers his own PTSD and has learned to cope. He hopes he can help Cody get over his and lead a normal life.  The deeper they get into helping Cody the more in love these two men fall.  The gradual build up of the love and kindness was just beautiful and fit this story perfectly.  I really loved these characters and how attached to everyone I got in this book.  Heck I even wanted a puppy at certain points just like Cody.  Mr. Grey brings strong emotion and realism to this story making Love Means Patience a truly unforgettable read. 

                              Five Shooting Stars!!

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