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ER doctor Dusty Lowry grew up in a conservative rural Texas family that has never quite forgiven him for staying in New Mexico after his stint in the Army. Paramedic Nate Miller, Dusty’s best friend since their early Army days, has a hippie momma, a tiny apartment, and is in lust with his buddy. When their other Army friend, Kyle, gets married, they start thinking about settling down. In fact, they both know what they want: each other. Too bad they’ve never shared that goofy little fact.
A trip to visit Dusty’s family in Texas changes everything, and Dusty and Nate aren’t sure where to go from there. Good thing they’re smart guys, and between a series of bombings that target first responders, their friend Kyle’s wife getting pregnant, and more than one bowl of guacamole, they begin to figure out how to have a relationship.
But as the bombings get closer to home, Nate and Dusty must navigate love and commitment before they lose their chance.
I’m sorry but I’m taking a much needed break from this author. I think I’ve done well with my reading by this author thus far. I’ve loved two books by her tremendously and that blind faith is what keeps be requesting her books. I can’t in good conscience read anymore. I think I’ll just remember Say Something and The Articles of Release as my favorites and those will have to suffice.
I won’t ever disparage her by being mad by her characters. I’m just tired of the same formula. It’s cowboys, southern states, that damn dialogue with choppy sentences and disjointed meaning. Levis, boots, food, friends to lovers and good Lord coke cola. I’m a Pepsi girl so sorry. For me I feel like I’m reading the same exact story with different covers, titles, and character names. It’s always a friends to lovers trope, and the most menial miscommunication ever. I don’t understand if these guys are suppose to be friends and have this great history of being in the army together why they couldn’t confide in each other. It makes no sense especially when they know so much of other stuff. Yeah I know I can’t make anyone come out the closet, but I feel like Dusty & Nate friendship and loyalty to each other was the exception. I couldn’t put up with more of the twang or writing so I had to bow out. I can’t recommend this book at all.