Sorry for the re-post but this review was accidentally deleted!
The Ellery Mountain Series
- The Fireman and the Cop (book 1)
- The Teacher and the Soldier (book 2)
- The Carpenter and the Actor (book 3) – click here for review
- The Doctor and the Bad Boy (book 4) – in this review
- The Paramedic and the Writer (book 5) – click here for review
- The Barman and the SEAL (book 6)
- The Agent and the Model – due for release 1st November 2013
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Mitchell Ryan, the recovering alcoholic bad boy, meets Doctor Liam Wolfe, the man who shows him it’s okay to love…
No one has every understood Mitchell Askett. The bad boy. The alcoholic. The loser. Buying into the Ellery Mountain resort and placing down roots in the community for himself, his sister and his niece puts him on the radar of the Fridays and Dr. Liam Wolfe.
He realises he has friends in his new home that don’t judge him for what happened before and finally begins to escape his past. When he falls hard and fast for the Doctor he even sees a future for him in Ellery.
When his new happiness is threatened by family and by disaster he begins to lose faith, until Liam shows him it’s okay to ask for help.
So what did I think?
There is something about this whole series that gives me the warm and fuzzies!
Mitchell arrives in town, niece in tow, and is immediately thrown into drama as they make an emergency dash to the hospital. Here he meets the gorgeous Liam.
Mitch also meets the group of Ellery friends that we have come to know through the previous books “Jeez. Was anyone in this town ugly?” but even when faced with all these wonderful men, it is Liam who sparks something in him.
Mitch is a man with a past, plagued by rumour due to his alcoholism. But in reality is a strong man, taking responsibility for his actions and also taking huge responsibility for his sister and her child. I enjoyed that the story had the group of friends accepting Mitch, not judging or making him prove himself.
Liam is looking for love, wanting what is friends have. “He had to be content with what they had now. Not everyone was like Max and Finn, Daniel and Luke or Kieran and Jason. Some men came together when circumstances were right. Didn’t mean there was a happy ever after for every gay man in Ellery.” But us readers know better and of course Liam will find love!
There are some misunderstandings, there is some drama and heroics, there are confrontations. But there is also romance, sexy sex and a happy ending!
“It turned out that even an alcoholic bad boy like him deserved to love and be loved.”
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