A Navy SEAL with PTSD and a Barman starting a new life. Maybe they can find love in Ellery.
Travis Baranski, Navy SEAL, is the first veteran to attend the Ellery Mountain Veteran Center. He is having a hard time coming to terms with what he had seen and what he has done. When he has a very public meltdown in Ellery stores it is Avery Gideon who steps up to the plate and helps him.
Avery Gideon, a man cut off from his family for being gay, runs the only bar in town – The Alibi – and listens to many a person’s problems whilst trying to forget his own.
He sees something in the wounded warrior who needs a friend and very soon finds himself falling in love with Travis.
Nothing will deter him from helping Travis, or from making Travis see he’s still capable of loving Avery in return.
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating by chapter between Travis & Avery’s perspectives.
Note: I read through this series during a time I was incredibly ill. Unfortunately my reviews are quite lacking. Please do not view this as an indicator that I didn’t enjoy the books or would hesitate to recommend them. I truly enjoyed the entire series and consistently appreciate Scott’s writing.
Another one of my favs of the series. For a novella length – Scott handled the PTSD well. I like that there was no quick fix, it’s Travis finding a new normal and Avery accepting all of him.
I really loved both Avery & Travis and especially liked that the book spanned several months. Their HEA felt solid.
I’m definitely looking forward to Mikey’s book next – The Agent and the Model.
About the author:
RJ is the author of the over one hundred novels and discovered romance in books at a very young age. She realized that if there wasn’t romance on the page, she could create it in her head, and is a lifelong writer.
She lives and works out of her home in the beautiful English countryside, spends her spare time reading, watching films, and enjoying time with her family.
The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit and has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.
You can connect with RJ Scott here:
My Favorite Quotes
He looked up to see Travis standing in front of him and promptly did his best impression of a goldfish. – The Barman and the SEAL by @Rjscott_author #SmallTown #Romance #ElleryMountain #MMTweet
Avery couldn’t have been happier in his life if he tried. – The Barman and the SEAL by @Rjscott_author #SmallTown #Romance #ElleryMountain #MMTweet