Reviewed by JustJen
Title: Wash Out
Author: L.A. Witt
Series: Anchor Point #7
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 265 Pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: May 21, 2018
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Casey Olson has always known he was destined to be a Navy SEAL, and the best day of his life was when he was accepted into training. The worst day was when a snapping bone ended his dream.
After three combat tours in five years, Logan Carter left the Marines and self-destructed. Now he’s sober and, thanks to a forgiving ex with friends in high places, has a promising job as a civilian contractor. All he has to do is stay on the rails and out of a bottle, even when his demons won’t leave him alone.
Logan likes his job, and he really likes the gorgeous man at the next desk. Casey tries not to check Logan out, but who is he kidding? From the start, despite their best efforts, neither man can resist the other. Sizzling chemistry leads to sex so hot they can both almost forget why they’re stuck in this office to begin with.
It would be perfect, except Logan can’t stop reliving wars he’ll never forget and Casey can’t stop grieving the SEAL he’ll never be. And they’ll never have a future together until they can make peace with their pasts.
Review: This series is really just so enjoyable. Each one centers around the Anchor Point Naval Base. In this segment, we have two men who, due to different issues, now work for a government contractor. Heading that department is Deigo, whom we met in the previous book. We actually met Logan previously when he dated Clint who also had his own book. Things didn’t end well for them back then, but they are friends now and Clint has been looking out for Logan – helping him get his life back on track, continue to stay sober and hook him up with the contractor job.
Logan suffers from PTSD from his time deployed and his way of coping had been alcohol. After that just about did him in, he finally started turning things around. He is immediately attracted to his new coworker, Casey, a man with a few demons of his own.
Casey is recovering from an injury that forced him out of BUDs training and ultimately becoming a SEAL – something that became the sole purpose of his life. So, when he lost that, he lost a big part of himself. Not only is he dealing with the injury/recovery, but the loss of SEALS trident.
The guys quickly decide to move forward with their relationship despite working so closely together. They really seem to get each other, but one thing leads to another as far as their issues are concerned. Casey can’t wait to get back to active duty status, but Logan is afraid of his being deployed which is triggering more and more PTSD episodes. They take things out on each other which causes problems, but it doesn’t take too long for them to actually talk about and work through things.
I loved seeing the other guys again and love seeing different aspects or challenges in each of these stories. There were a few times where I just wanted things to move forward and other times things felt a bit repetitive. But, overall, this was a sweet story about two guys who were a really good match, and I enjoyed watching them overcome and their relationship blossom. As with the previous books, I’ll be ready when the next one comes out.
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*