Title: Dare to Hope
Series: All Cocks Stories, #4
Author: TM Smith
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Length: 228 pages
Publisher: TTC Publishing (April 7, 2016)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: Tristan is the second oldest of the Brennan brothers and the odd man out. Most of the Brennan men have careers in law enforcement, but as a psychiatrist, Tristan chooses to help people in a different way. Quiet and restrained, he is content to hover in the background of his more gregarious brothers. Then he meets two men, each broken and damaged from losses beyond their control.
Gabriel Simenson is mourning his lover’s death. The random act of violence that took Gio’s life has left everyone at All Cocks reeling. The only thing keeping Gabe from drowning in misery is the friendship he’s forged with Micah, the newest model at All Cocks. He continues to struggle, and at the urging of his All Cocks family Gabe agrees to counseling with Tristan under one condition: Micah must go with him.
Micah Solo can relate to unbearable loss, having lost his leg and so much more in Iraq. The past two years he has been alone, adrift and vulnerable — the memories of war haunting his dreams, spilling over into his daily life. At All Cocks, Micah has found the acceptance he craves and the family he lost, but still he yearns for happiness and peace within.
The friendship between the three is instant, the mutual attraction evident. They circle each other, wanting more, yet unsure if it is truly possible. Is life the mundane reality they’ve each come to accept for themselves or do they dare to hope?
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Review: I have had a chance to get to know what this author’s work is about and I have to say that it is fantastic. She added in a bit more to this story that shows what it is like to have PTSD. I loved that there is some humor in such a serious toned story.
Although I do have to admit that the porn parts I could have done without. I have never really liked a book that had a lot of sex and multiple partners so I knew that if I wanted to read this story I would have to overcome that part of me. I was glad that I did too. Otherwise I would have missed out on a great story.
Gabe and Micah work for Cocks, but there is something that binds them together even stronger. Gabe lost his lover to a senseless death and had trouble dealing with it. When he met Micah, he realized he has found a good friend. Micah had been in the army when their vehicle had been bombed. Micah had not only lost his lover to the explosion but he lost his left leg. They were both drowning and needed help.
Tristan’s family had been disappointed in him when he wanted to become a psychiatrist, instead of a police officer. He wanted to help people who were hurting. He was glad to be out of the lime light with his older brothers. However he had not expected to fall in love with these two sexy men.
I loved how TM Smith added in Micah’s struggles from the war. To see his dreams, nightmares and reactions to loud noises brings what many military deals with after the war.
I enjoyed this book quite a bit and was proud to have had a chance to read it.
I would definitely recommend it.
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