Author Name & Publisher: S. Davidson (Encompass Ink)
Publication Date & Length: May 22, 2016 – 335 Pages
His war has just begun.
James (Jamie) Massey has been raised in a strict military household and grew up with the sole purpose of becoming a soldier. He never imagined the heartache his choices in love and war would weigh on his soul, and when he loses everything, he can’t imagine ever being happy again.
Chris Baker grew up in a small town, raised on the rodeo circuit. When he met Ben, he thought he’d live blissfully every after, but things have a way of not going along as planned. Chris, devastated by his loss, was barely hanging on.
When Jamie and Chris end up in the same small town diner, it can only be credited to divine intervention. But are both men too damaged? They say God works in mysterious ways. Well, he certainly had his hands full when he chose these two for saving.
Is it too late?
Triggers: Deals with PTSD, death, and realistic wartime violence.
This story is so tragically beautiful. Both of these men are broken and holding it together by a thin wire when they meet each other. Both had a very hard, tragic past where they both lost what they thought was the love of their lives in two very different ways.
Jamie is a military lifer or so he thought. I believe that everything Jamie has done in his life was to put him a step closer to being in Delta Forces. I truly feel that Jamie thinks the military is what he was meant to do but I have a second opinion to that. I think Jamie’s military career and all the lose and hardship that he went through was just to prepare him for what he is truly meant for which is to help those who have similar issues with PTSD like he does. He is not over his issues and never will be but he has learned to manage with it and I think that because of it he has learned to be able to help others except and learn to use coping mechanism to deal with it also. I also believe that he is meant to be with Chris. Like it says in the book, they do not complete each other but they do compliment one another with their different upbringings and backgrounds. They are the complete opposites of one another but they are perfect for one another.
Chris has been to hell and back also but instead of trying to continue to self medicate he has just shut himself off to truly living. That is until he meets Jamie and he realizes that he can love and be happy again. It takes him time to accept it but once he does he is all in.
Resurrection could not be a more fitting name to this book because after all these two men have went through it was as if they was both dead inside but once they came together they was resurrected from their self imposed deaths to grad ahold of life and each other for all it is worth. It is not always roses and happy endings for them but they have each other to lean on and to support one another and to love and that is truly all anyone could ask for.
This book as I stated early on is tragically beautiful and I hope many will read it and enjoy it also because I know I truly did.
This is my first book by this author and it was amazing yet tragic. The moment I began to read I felt that Jamie and Chris were meant for each other. I loved how the author wrote this in parts. The first part we got to see how Jamie and Chris met and fell in love. The second part was about Jamie working to get into Special Forces and his deployments and how Christ coped with those deployments. The third portion was when Jamie and Chris have to finally get a handle on their problems and hopefully they can come out on top. This author clearly did their homework because to write about PTSD and TBI you really must be able to make it believable. That was something that was accomplished in spades. I would definitely recommend this book to everyone, it was a great story but dealing with some difficult issues but were handle with care and upmost respect.
Who is Shelly Davidson? Shelly is someone who has been writing literally her entire life (and that’s a LONG time) and has always written M/M. Her first story was back in high school and she hasn’t stopped since. Of course, Shelly never dreamed of getting published, so needless to say, she’s in heaven! Shelly loves her characters. Her writing focus is real people, flaws and all, who are hurting or damaged, but deserve a little joy in their lives. Shelly was born and raised in Arizona, but currently lives in California because that is where the money is! She is currently single, but has a grown daughter and an adorable grandson both of whom she loves dearly. While she usually stays pretty much to herself, she does have a Bachelor’s in Social Services and a diverse background that ranges from theater to health care and currently works in accounting, she swears it’s not as boring as it sounds. While this is her first publication, it is by far not the last! She plans on being around for quite some time! You’ve been warned!