Reviewed by JustJen
Title: Between Ghosts
Author: Garrett Leigh
Heroes: Connor Regan/Nat Thompson
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 226 Pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: March 14, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: In 2003, journalist Connor Regan marched through London to add his voice to a million others, decrying the imminent invasion of Iraq. Eight months later, his brother, James, was killed in action in Mosul.
Three years on, Connor finds himself bound for Iraq to embed with an elite SAS team. He sets his boots on the ground looking for closure and solace—anything to ease the pain of his brother’s death. Instead he finds Sergeant Nathan Thompson.
Nat Thompson is a veteran commander, hardened by years of combat and haunted by the loss of his best friend. Being lumbered with a civilian is a hassle Nat doesn’t need, and he vows to do nothing more than keep the hapless hack from harm’s way.
But Connor proves far from hapless, and too compelling to ignore for long. He walks straight through the steel wall Nat’s built around his heart, and when their mission puts him in mortal danger, Nat must lay old ghosts to rest and fight to the death for the only man he’s ever truly loved.
Review: Connor is a journalist who goes on assignment with a team deployed in Iraq in search of clues about his brother’s death. While there, he is assigned to a team led by Nat, who is still reeling over the loss of his best friend, who also happened to be Connor’s brother, though the two don’t make the connection until much later in the story.
Connor and Nat have an immediate attraction and quickly become friends. Connor revives feelings in Nat he thought he had lost forever, and the two partake in some hot and heavy sex when they can steal away the chances. It was easy to see their feelings for each other grow, especially when they are put in situations showcasing their skills and competence resulting in mutual respect.
I found it quite interesting to see a military story told from the British side of things. We often forget that Americans are not the only ones in the fight over there, and it was refreshing to get a different view.
This story flowed very nicely with plenty of action mixed in just the right amount of emotional and physical personal scenes. I definitely recommend this for fans of military romance, as this one covers just about all the bases and ends on a nice happy note.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*