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Love is a battlefield.

Discharged under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, former Marine major Cole Hammond is struggling to find a new identity. But PTSD casts a pall on everything, and his hard-nosed, homophobic father can’t even bear to look him in the eye. To top it all off, he’s pretty sure he’s flunking out of law school.

Marc Sullivan is a kind, sensitive romance author-slash-waiter with a thing for men in uniform. Cole’s not wearing his anymore, but...

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Overview

Love is a battlefield.

Discharged under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, former Marine major Cole Hammond is struggling to find a new identity. But PTSD casts a pall on everything, and his hard-nosed, homophobic father can’t even bear to look him in the eye. To top it all off, he’s pretty sure he’s flunking out of law school.

Marc Sullivan is a kind, sensitive romance author-slash-waiter with a thing for men in uniform. Cole’s not wearing his anymore, but there’s no mistaking the warrior Marc meets in the diner one rainy afternoon. Cole’s sexy smile and Carolina drawl prove irresistible, but Marc’s played this game before, and he always loses. Once a Marine, always a Marine, and if there’s one thing Marc knows about such men, it’s that they all leave him in the end. It doesn’t help that Cole’s practically closeted in public, or that he refuses to seek treatment for his PTSD.

But like any good Marine, Cole’s willing to fight for what matters. And like the characters in Marc’s stories, he’s certain that if they try just hard enough, together they can find their own happily ever after.

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Editorial Reviews

Tina at TwoLips Reviews
5 STARS: The emotion and love between these characters transcends the pages of this story.
Reggie at Top2Bottom Reviews
5 STARS: [A] lovely and complicated romance.
Amara's Place
4.5 STARS: [W]ell written, the characters fully developed and engaging, and the story well paced. It was light enough for a nice weekend read, without being fluffy.
Wave at Reviews by JesseWave
A well written story with complicated, flawed protagonists. Recommended.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937551247
  • Publisher: Riptide Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/30/2011
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

EPIC Award-nominated author Cat Grant lives by the sea in beautiful Monterey, California, with one persnickety feline and entirely too many books and DVDs. When she's not writing, she sings along (badly!) to whatever's on her iPod shuffle, watches lots of movies, and fantasizes about kinky sex with Michael Fassbender.

Where to find Cat:

Website: http://www.catgrant.com
Blog: http://catgrant.blogspot.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cat.grant
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/CatGrant2009
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1912055.Cat_Grant
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2013

    Great read

    I enjoyed reading this on a Sunday morning. Great characters and an entertaining story that had some interesting twists which made really get involved in the characters story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

    Good

    This was my first book by this author. While it's not a great book, it was okay. Not much else to say.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    great read!

    this is my first by this author and i really enjoyed it!
    nice story line, well developed characters. nice fun read!

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  • Posted July 23, 2012

    Good book!!

    This was a good book although I started getting tired of the whining and constantly comparing the man to his exes. I do realize that this is pretty true to life! Still a great book!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

    Must read.... Loved it!!!

    I loved this book. A great read and a wonderful gay love story, not to mention some wonderful hot sex. Always enjoy this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    Good study in relationship dynamics

    I love how the organicly the relationshp between the two men develops.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Pretty good story

    Sweet story about a couple coming to terms with themselves and each other. Really enjoyed it.

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  • Posted November 29, 2011

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    Wonderful Read

    4.5 stars I¿ve read a couple of Cat Grant¿s books now, and I¿ve enjoyed every one, this one was no exception. I found it well written, the characters fully developed and engaging, and the story well paced. It was light enough for a nice weekend read, without being fluffy and had just enough angst without being overdone. It was all a good balance for me. The writing was a bit different in this one as the POV switches between a first person with Marc, and a third person with Cole. I rather liked it. I¿m not a big fan of books done in first person POV, I usually struggle to get into the other characters in the book. This worked for me, giving me a break from the first person and allowing me to fully engage with both characters. I liked both Marc and Cole in this, although, being a Marine lover, Cole won me over pretty quick. He was portrayed very accurate to some of the Marines I¿ve known throughout my life, and with the stories of PSTD they¿ve shared with me, I¿d say Cat nailed it. I enjoyed watching these two, both flawed in their own way, struggle to find their HEA. Bottom line: Recommended

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