On Solid Ground – Melissa Collins

When Jacob “Dax” Daxton returns home from war, he has to fight a new battle – the one to find his place in the world. The man who normally has a clear path to victory surrounded by brothers in combat is suddenly lost and alone. After meeting Beckett Ridge, a bearded tattoo artist, Dax’s journey begins winding down an unexpected path.

Still reeling from events that shook his foundation, Beck has never been part of anything meaningful. Now faced with responsibilities foreign and daunting, Dax’s broken spirit mends Beck in ways he never even knew he was destroyed.

As both struggle to find balance, they are healed by the comfort they find in one other. On the other side of chaos, they hope to find themselves On Solid Ground.

I really enjoyed this book, both the lead characters pulled at my heart at some point during the book, i just needed them to get there happy ever after.

Dax is suffering PTSD and the fact he has hidden that he is gay from his family and friends his whole life, and the great loss of someone he loved, he struggles with self- acceptance and whether others will accept him.
Beck is dealing with an awful childhood past that unfolds to be one of the worst things imaginable, hes trying to keep his sister on the right track all the while taking guardianship of his so very cute niece. this so isnt the time for a new relationship and all the pit falls that can come with a relationship, but in this case it is one of the best things that could happen for Beck and Dax.

Dax and Beck have a lot to work through but the journey they take is wonderful, honesty and trust, acceptance and love.
On solid ground is one of those book where you FEEL EVERYTHING, every emotion oozes through you off the page pulling you deeper into Beck and Dax’s love story.

A brilliant m/m read.

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