Title: Always Ready
Author Name & Publisher: T.A. Chase (Totally Bound)
Publication Date & Length: May 15, 2015 – 42 pgs
Making a living on the Bering Sea is hard enough, but throw love into the equation, and things can blow into a hurricane.
Senior Chief Dean ‘Jake’ Jacobson loves his job as a Coast Guard rescue swimmer. Saving lives is the second best thing he could ever do. The first is loving Phil ‘Rhody’ Rhodes.
Phil is a third generation crabber who fishes the Bering Sea. Being gay and in love with Dean isn’t something he talks about, especially not with the six men he lives with on the Angela Kayla for weeks on end. But he’s been happy with his life.
Until one day the Bering Sea reminds them that she is a dangerous place to work. As her icy waters surround them, they discover one truth. Dean and Phil must always be ready to love each other because life can be taken so easily when one works on the sea.
Publisher’s Note: This story has been previously released as part of the Semper Fidelis anthology by Totally Bound Publishing.
This book drew me to it because I love the show Deadliest Catch, in a way I was hoping it would reflect it. I sure wasn’t disappointed.
For a short story I felt it was written very well and was a complete short story, it didn’t lack for anything.
As far as the characters I loved them both, Phil who wasn’t out to his crew and hid his relationship with Dean, who was a coast guard swimmer. I loved how their relationship developed and it brought a tragedy to bring them closer.
I love T.A. Chase’s writing and I’m never disappointed in any of her books. This one included plenty of action along with suspense and a lot of romance.
There is beauty in every kind of love, so why not live a life without boundaries? Experiencing everything the world offers fascinates me and writing about the things that make each of us unique is how I share those insights. I live in the Midwest with a wonderful partner of thirteen years. When not writing, I’m watching movies, reading and living life to the fullest.