Title: Heart Trouble
Author: DJ Jamison
Series: Ashe Sentinel Connections, #6
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: 10/4/2016
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance, Erotica
Page Count: 157
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
When Gage Evans gets a look at his hot nurse, he’s smitten immediately. Too bad he’s given the nurse the impression he’s some kind of daredevil. It couldn’t be further from the truth. Gage is a college journalism instructor writing a series of guest columns that require him to jump into new experiences — a fun bucket list, but one that does nothing to convince Ben he’s not an adrenaline junkie.
Fresh off his latest heartbreak, nurse Ben Griggs is wary when one of his patients shows an interest in him — especially when that patient showed up in the ER after a motorcycle accident. Ben’s ex was a biker, a friend with benefits, and he dropped Ben cold when someone more interesting came along. Ben isn’t the kind of guy who can hold the interest of an adrenaline junkie like Gage Evans for long. The last thing he wants is to lose his heart to the wrong man again.
The more Ben gets to know Gage, the harder he is to resist. He can only hold on for the ride and keep his guard up as much as he can. But Ben’s lack of trust seriously gets in the way of building a relationship, and Gage will only be patient so long. Can he trust Gage enough to give him heart, or are they destined to have a fling that goes nowhere?
This is a m/m romance. It is Book 6 in the Ashe Sentinel Connections series, but it can be read as a standalone.
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Sometimes someone better comes along…
When Ben was dumped by Tripp in Hard Press, it affirmed that he just was not good enough. After all, he was a late bloomer baby and adored, setting him up and proving that in the end, not everyone would love him. He was done with bikers and adrenaline junkies, they were only heart trouble after all. He decided to focus on his career as an E.R. Nurse and keep his heart guarded.
Lifting the frost and finding warmth.
Gage was a college Journalism Professor who found himself in the E.R. after failing for his art. The big, gorgeous man was immediately drawn to Ben and went out of his way to engage him. After a second trip to the E.R., Ben just knew this was not to be, but Gage was persistent. A series of dates led to what should have been the perfect relationship. Yet, there was epic failure at every turn.
Losing hope, finding faith…
These two men had fate on their side. But fear and mistrust played a major role at every turn. With good times and bad, will Ben and Gage be able to come out on the other side and achieve the desires they crave? Or will they allow the drama to fester and pull them apart?
I enjoyed this story and it’s development. There was conflict, and sweet love and burn the sheets chemistry. I admired Ben and his mother’s relationship; Gage’s “adulting” and how he was so understanding even when he knew he was wrong. And the secondary characters, including that hellion cat and Zack were wonderful.
I encourage you to sit back and allow yourself to be drawn into life, love and freedom.