The Farther He Runs
Book 3, Kick - A Kick Novel
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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.
The Farther He Runs is intended for mature audiences and includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Praise for The Farther He Runs
“[Lynda] Aicher delivers an emotionally nuanced and poignant tale. . . . Aicher’s stoic, honorable Marines are exquisitely drawn, flaws and all. Deft plotting helps the author explore the very real struggles of two men in the post–‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ military, and a subplot of loss adds a painful but necessary layer to the story. This is an emotion-packed, satisfying read.”—Publishers Weekly
“The chemistry and connection between the men [are] great from the start. . . . Aicher does a really nice job letting us feel the intense bonds of their friendship and their closeness, while at the same time seeing how their feelings have changed to become more romantic and sexual.”—Joyfully Jay
“This story is heart-wrenching without being over-the-top. . . . It’s sweet; it made me cry and it had me rooting for [Tanner and Finn] as they navigated the rocky path from friends to lovers. Absolutely beautiful.”—Alpha Book Club
From Publishers Weekly
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Dark Yet Hopeful Read
Generally, I prefer feel good books. HEAs with only a smidge of conflict or sadness. This book had more than a smidge of sadness and angst. Still, this was a good book with interesting and well developed characters.
I always find m/m romances sadder with more drama simply because gay men (and women) were persecuted greatly in the past, and still face discrimination today. This said, Tanner and Finn were dealing with a more than discrimination.
Tanner and Finn are dealing with the death of their close friend Chris. In addition to mourning Chris, Finn is still healing emotionally and physically from the accident that killed Chris and Tanner is suffering from PTSD from being a Marine in extreme situations for almost 20 years.
Both Tanner and Finn always had a greater than friendship type of love for each other, so it was easy to see why they would end up in a romance. It took a large chunk of the book for the romance to develop, and I found this a little annoying. At the same time, I understood why the romance couldn't jump off immediately in the book.
Overall, this was a good book and I would recommend it for anyone who enjoys romance with a little bit of drama.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
For so long
This is book # 3 in the Kick series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader enjoyment and understanding, I recommend reading the series in order.
Tanner & Finn go way back. As teammates, as friends, and as attraction and unrequited love took hold of them both. Tanner was supposed to be a partner in the company they own. He just never came home.
Finn is shocked right out of his mind when Tanner finally does show up on his doorstep. The men who missed him have held down the fort at their company. Tanner cannot decide whether to sign up for another tour of duty, or plan his retirement.
This series just keeps getting better and better. I really felt all the emotions of this story. Tanner wanting Finn....Finn in denial about how he felt for Tanner... just a sweet and sexy story from start to finish.
***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review.
the power of healing and love
This is the third in the series. I have read all three and have enjoyed all. This story has a lot of heart tugging as two military buddies deal with their lives without their third. Finn is struggling back from a coma caused by a white-water rafting accident that claimed the life of his friend and Marine buddy. Tanner comes home on leave to find out he lost a friend and almost lost another. The two spend time together trying to deal with their situations and realize their feelings for each other are just as strong. I loved how they helped each other through some tough spots, and my heart ached when Tanner had to leave on another mission. I was happy that Tanner left knowing that everyone accepted him.
I received a copy of this through Netgalley, and this is my unsolicited review.
- Category: Erotic Romance
- Published: Dec 06, 2016
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 242 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 3, Kick