★★★★ High and Tight by Vanessa North ★★★★



High and Tight


Vanessa North

The blurb…

Pilot Adam Walker has had one great love in his life: Harris Kingston. But twelve years ago, when he accepted a scholarship and joined the Navy, he chose duty to his country over love. Their on-again off-again relationship was never more than private joy, a frustrating fact of military life.

Harris never wanted to be anyone’s dirty little secret. When Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was repealed two years ago, Adam broke his heart one last time. He’s picked up the pieces and moved on, building a great career and dating guys who aren’t afraid to be seen in public with him. But when Adam strolls into his salon asking for a haircut, his newfound happiness goes to hell in a handbasket.

Adam’s been at war with himself for over a decade. Now on the verge of leaving the military, he’s desperate to court Harris the right way and be forgiven. With two weeks’ leave and a Navy man’s conviction, he’s ready to start over…if he can convince Harris he’s ready to come out and commit

So what did Robyn think? 

This was a great little angst fest – just right for me. I love stories that have a hard fought HEA and these guys had to fight so hard to get it.

Adam is a Navy pilot that couldn’t come out but once DADT was repealed he still hid in his closet, too scared to step out. Harris waited and waited, expecting Adam to come for him as soon as DADT was abolished but Adam never showed up. Two years later and Adam returns wanting Harris back in his life for good this time.

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell ended two years ago. You would not have been dishonorably discharged.”

“I wasn’t ready, Harris. What do you want from me?”

“There was a time I’d have settled for anything. For a while, I wanted everything, and I really thought we were going to have it but you were too fucking scared. And now? Nothing. I want nothing from you.”

87 Kindle pages of emotional angst and some sweet loving moments.

“No, Adam. It’s always been you.” He looked and smiled. “And if you really fucking mean it, there is nothing in this world I want more than to be with you. All you ever had to do was ask me.”

4 stars

Hope you enjoy – Robyn x

Reviewed by RJ


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