Author: T.A. Chase
Publisher: Totally Bound
Genre: MM. Contemporary
Buy Link: https://www.totallybound.com/always-ready
Making a living on the Bering Sea is hard enough, but throw love into the equation, and things can blow into a hurricane.
Senior Chief Dean ‘Jake’ Jacobson loves his job as a Coast Guard rescue swimmer. Saving lives is the second best thing he could ever do. The first is loving Phil ‘Rhody’ Rhodes.
Phil is a third generation crabber who fishes the Bering Sea. Being gay and in love with Dean isn’t something he talks about, especially not with the six men he lives with on the Angela Kayla for weeks on end. But he’s been happy with his life.
Until one day the Bering Sea reminds them that she is a dangerous place to work. As her icy waters surround them, they discover one truth. Dean and Phil must always be ready to love each other because life can be taken so easily when one works on the sea.
Publisher's Note: This story has been previously released as part of the Semper Fidelis anthology by Totally Bound Publishing.
Always Ready by T.A. Chase is a heartfelt short story that I couldn’t stop reading. I liked that two ordinary guys can find love in the most unlikely of places. They make a long distance relationship work and eventually a happily ever after.
Phil is a crab fisherman. He is a strong man he has to be to be in the job he has. He loves deeply and with all his heart. I liked his laid back nature. He is a guy who sticks with you till the end.
Dean is an aviation survival technician on Kodiak Island. He is a brave alpha personality. He dares to do the jobs most wouldn’t. I liked his daredevil personality very much.
I think they both balance each other out. I liked the flow of this story, though short really felt rounded and well thought out. I would like to visit these two again and see what trouble they got into while we were not looking.
Five Shooting Stars