At War (The War Trilogy #1) -Andria Large

The love of my life is dead.

Is there really a reason to live anymore?

I’m a war veteran who has suffered great tragedies overseas. Not only have I lost my right foot, but I have also lost my wife. Both at the hands of terrorists. Recurrent nightmares, a dead end job, and a painful limp are all I have left. Not much of a reason to wake up in the morning if you ask me. I’m struggling to carry on in this very lonely excuse of a life. The only reason I’m still swimming is because I have my best friend, Tucker, and my sister, Lizette, keeping me afloat.

Tucker has been my saving grace. I would not be here if it weren’t for him…literally. We have become practically inseparable since moving in together. And then, out of nowhere, there are these feelings and emotions. The kind that I haven’t felt in years; not since I lost the love of my life. The kind that I’m not sure I can handle, or even want to. But they have started wrapping around my broken and shattered heart, trying to mend it – whether I’m ready for it or not. Only they are not for a woman as you would expect, but for the man suddenly sharing my bed.

Am I ready to give love another go? I’m not so sure that I have it in me.

But then again, I’m tired of being at war.

The very start of this book is enough to break you heart, then we follow the story of Dennis and Tucker as they fights against huge personal losses after fighting in Afghanistan, PTSD and other issues bring both men to there knees in different ways. Each man carrying a penitence for an event they had no control over.
At one point Dennis’ despair has created such a blackness inside him, he hits rock bottom. Tucker is there to help pull Dennis back from the darkness and shine some light. The friendship between these men is beautiful and wonderful to read about, they have a fantastic bond they are there for each other 100% that grows into much more, the friendship develops into love in such a seamless way.
The books journey following Dennis and Tucker is emotional, painful and captivating. I loved reading there development from friends to lovers, the whole thing was believable and well written.
Brilliant book cannot wait to read the next book.

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