911 by Scarlet Blackwell

Title:  911

Series:  Men in Uniform

Author:  Scarlet Blackwell

Genre:   Contemporary

Length:  Novella

Publisher:  Silver Publishing (05/19/2012)

Heat Level:  Moderate

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥4Hearts                                                                             

Blurb:   Cop Damon is a 9/11 survivor, still traumatized and still grieving the loss of his firefighter soul mate. Will Christmas in New York ten years after the tragedy bring him closure and perhaps a new future?

Ten years after the horror of 9/11 and the loss of his firefighter partner Justin, former NYPD cop Damon Summerfield is back in New York for Christmas with his family. Still deep in mourning with no end in sight, he visits Justin’s favorite bar near Ground Zero and there meets Simon, a member of the FDNY and fellow survivor of 9/11. Damon can’t bear to give their attraction a chance, not when he thinks Simon’s job will tear them apart someday…

Can Simon help Damon with his grief and can they build a future together?

CONTENT ADVISORY: This title contains a HFN ending.

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Reviewer:   Portia

Review:  Damon has spent the last 10 years grieving the lover he lost in 9/11. Now, on his first trip back to NY in as many years, he meets a man who ignites a part of his soul he assumed was buried with his dead lover.

911 is pretty intense for a novella.  Both Damon and Simon lost men they loved in the terrorist attack.  But, where Simon had a wonderful support system to help him heal, Damon isolated himself in Montreal; existing, but never really dealing with his loss.  911 is as much about Damon letting go as it is about his moving on.  By going to his dead lover’s favorite NY bar, visiting Ground Zero, even just talking to his family, Damon finally begins to heal.  I loved the ending of this book…  It’s more a promise of a future, then a HEA.  This is exactly how it should be until Damon is emotionally stronger and ready to be a full partner in a healthy relationship.  Any relationship.  But, especially in a relationship, where his new partner is in the same high risk profession as his last lover.  Very well written; intense on several levels and highly recommended.

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