Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Out of the Blue
Author: R.J. Jones
Heroes: Cameron Cooper/Jake Montgomery
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 186 Pages
Publisher: R.J. Jones
Release Date: March 27, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: When everything happens Out of the Blue…
Lt Cameron Cooper has been with the San Francisco Fire Department for fifteen years. He’s seen and dealt with a lot of horrifying situations. He’s always considered himself mentally tough, but when he attends a multi-vehicle accident and sees a dead boy with features remarkably similar to his long-time boyfriend, his mental health takes a hit.
All Jake Montgomery wants is to propose to his boyfriend on their ten-year anniversary. He’s already bought the perfect rings, but when Cameron struggles to look at him after a tragic accident, he has doubts about their future. Cam is withdrawing, and Jake doesn’t know why.
With heated arguments and cold shoulders, Cam and Jake’s life starts to fall apart. Just when Cam thinks he can overcome his issues and finally talk to Jake, memories from Jake’s past threaten to push them apart forever.
Review: I loved this story. I loved everything about it. It felt almost as if it was written just for me. Not too often can I say that, but I am now really excited to read more from this author.
Jake and Cam are an established, committed, and totally in love couple with a bright and shining future…until life throws them a curve ball that nearly destroys not only their relationship, but their mental health, as well. Cam is suffering through PTSD from a horrific accident that he attended as a firefighter. He’s crippled by fear and nightmares, but in his desire to protect and shield Jake, he instead forces a distance between them that soon becomes a huge chasm that appears to be impossible to bridge.
This is an amazing story of love and tragedy, and the ability to overcome and conquer the unconquerable. I love when my main characters have to work for that happy ending…and when they think they already have it, but suddenly realize they don’t it just makes it that much sweeter at the end.
This was not an easy read. Your heart will ache, and you will want to shake Cam and tell him to talk to Jake. You’ll want Jake to be more understanding, and you’ll want to cuddle both men and place them in a protective bubble because they are both amazing. There is no villain, though many might disagree with a Cam ‘mistake”, it was not a deal breaker just the last straw for a tormented and confused couple.
I highly recommend this emotional but very real story. It was well written, in-depth, and full of feeling…both good and sad. It is incredible testimony to the effects of heartache and suffering on the ones we love, and the ability to bounce back when it feels like it’s over for good.
Overall Impression: It was amazing
*I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*