Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Review: The Farther He Runs (Kick #3) by Lynda Aicher

*****5 Stars*****

This is the third book in the Kick series and whilst it can be read as a standalone, I would recommend reading the other books in the series first. As I have come to expect from this series this is once again a read that is intense and emotional but my favourite of the series so far. 

We encountered Finn in the first book of the series, though due to him being in a coma following an accident we didn’t get to know much about him, and I am glad that we get to catch up with him on his road to recovery. Like most of the characters from Kick, Tanner is a Marine though he is still active and we find him returning from deployment to learn of Finn’s accident and the death of their close friend Chris. 
Tanner is at a crossroads in life on a number of fronts, one being his career and the other his hidden attraction to Finn. As the two friends take a break to help Finn recuperate and to take time to honour Chris they give in to their mutual attraction and the result is quite a lovely emotional read. I loved the intensity of the attraction between these two and how Tanner knew exactly what Finn needed to rebuild him in many ways to restore his sense of pride. 
A brilliantly written book that deals with some intense issues but keeps you flipping the pages and I really hope there is more to come from this series. 

Reviewed by Vikki Ryan

In an explosive novel of long-awaited release from the award-winning author of The Deeper He Hurts, two emotionally exposed Marines learn to lean on each other—and discover the courage to act on their innermost needs.

After years away from home, Tanner Dorsey is back and sorting through feelings that have him in a stranglehold. The hardened Marine will do anything for a fallen comrade, so when an accident leaves Finn Kelley fighting for his life, Tanner’s eager to be there for him. In fact, Tanner’s ready and willing to do anything Finn asks—especially if it means finally acting on the sexual tension that’s always kept him craving more.

Finn senses it too—when he brushes against Tanner’s stubbled jaw, when he inhales the scent of the T-shirt that clings to Tanner’s body like a second skin. Now that he’s more vulnerable than ever, Finn knows the time is right to take control, even if it means risking the heart and soul of their friendship. The bond they share goes beyond desire; it’s a bond of brotherhood, forged under conditions few could imagine. But once they cross that line, there will be no more secrets. No more boundaries. And no turning back.

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