Reviewed by Susan65
Title: No Place That Far
Authors: L.A. Witt and Aleksandr Voinov
Series: Distance Between Us #5
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 215 Pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: January 27, 2015
Available at: Samhain Publishing, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Sometimes you only get one chance at a second chance.
Still finding his footing after a long-overdue divorce, Marcus is looking forward to some mind-numbing drinking while ogling the grooms at Chris and Julien’s wedding. He never expected his attention to be diverted by the gorgeous best man.
One of Julien’s French Foreign Legion buddies, Timur doesn’t speak much English, but language is no barrier to Marcus understanding exactly what the huge Tartar wants—a one-night stand.
Except that one night turns into two, three, then more, which puts Marcus on edge. After Timur is done house-sitting for the honeymooning couple, he’s headed back to the Legion for another five years. Like it or not, once Timur gets on that plane, the fling is over.
Unfortunately, Marcus forgot to tell his heart not to fall in love. And this time, if history repeats and he makes another wrong decision, he may never see his tattooed Legionnaire lover again.
Warning: Contains a soldier who makes up for his lack of English by using his hands to read his lover’s body; a chef-turned-bartender who no longer believes in love; a length of paracord that probably wasn’t meant to be used this way; and a couple of newlyweds who are game for some four-way play.
Review: This is the fifth book in the “Distance Between Us” series and, in my opinion, the best story yet. Timur and Marcus are so amazingly hot together, and mixed in with the power couple of Julien and Chris, it just turned that heat up tenfold. Timur is the Ukrainian “comrade” and French Foreign Legion buddy that helped Julien decide to return to his life, and to Chris. That was reason enough for Chris to love the man and accept his past relationship with Julien. Those two have a history that was based on trust and friendship, one where you needed your battle buddy to protect your backside during a firefight and soothe your lonely nights when there was nothing to do but think on what was left behind and where you wanted your life to go.
Timur played the part of the Best Man at Chris and Julien’s wedding. He pulled it off with his limited English and ended up with a hot one night stand to boot. Marcus is still stung over his recent divorce and not looking for anything but a warm body and hot monkey sex. Well, he gets it with Timur… times-ten. Timur rocked his world, over and over again. Marcus didn’t know what he was missing before that rocking night, but now he’s willing to break a couple of his rules with Timur…besides the man isn’t staying and with his speech limitations, doesn’t say much besides “Is good”. Two short words that say so much.
These two spend the month that Timur is in town setting up house, having sex, eating, having sex, sight seeing, having sex, and falling in love. How the hell did Marcus let that happen? He was NOT ready for a commitment no matter how he felt. And damn if Timur didn’t feel the same and screw everything up. Falling in love sucks when you know it has an expiration date.
I was initially giving this a 4.5 star rating, but the more I thought about it: the staying up really late (or early considering the sun was starting to stream between the curtains) to finish reading, and the panty incinerating sex scene at about 70% that literally rocked my world, convinced me that this was very worthy of a full 5 stars. I think the sex scene I am referring to worked so well because there was a ton of affection, no jealousy, it was porn worthy but loving, and I adored the guys. It was a recipe for disaster, but instead became a brilliant, well-played scene. I will be revisiting that entire scene again in the near future, trust me.
The writing team of LA Witt and Aleksandr Voinov is pure smexy brilliance. When these two authors put their collective heads together ,the pages just catch fire and light up the entire room with the scorching scenes being played out for our enjoyment. Both authors are highly recommended from me, but the collaboration between the two is an auto-buy. So grab your reader and lock that bedroom door when you get to 70% because you will NOT want to be disturbed…just saying.
Overall Impression: It was amazing
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*