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Thursday, January 15, 2015

On Solid Ground by Melissa Collins Release day review!


Title: On Solid Ground
Author: Melissa Collins
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Romance
Release Date: January 15, 2015
When Jacob “Dax” Daxton returns home from war, he has to fight a new battle – the one to find his place in the world. The man who normally has a clear path to victory surrounded by brothers in combat is suddenly lost and alone. After meeting Beckett Ridge, a bearded tattoo artist, Dax’s journey begins winding down an unexpected path.
Still reeling from events that shook his foundation, Beck has never been part of anything meaningful. Now faced with responsibilities foreign and daunting, Dax’s broken spirit mends Beck in ways he never even knew he was destroyed.
As both struggle to find balance, they are healed by the comfort they find in one other. On the other side of chaos, they hope to find themselves On Solid Ground.


Dax comes home and is suffering from PTSD and survivor's guilt. His friend Chloe offers to give him a place to live away from his family who he can't be himself around, which is just another thing for him to feel guilty about.

Beck is drowning in his responsibilities and has been since he was 10 years old. But the one thing he's never hidden is his sexuality. When Beck and Dax meet the intense attraction between them made my kindle sweat.

This is a great story with great highs and a number of tear jerking scenes. But as with all of Ms. Collins books the characters find a way to their HEA. The characters are well written and force you to care about them from the first page. You can see that the author cares about the details and it makes for an easy read. Be warned you will not want to put this book down and you may have a book hangover when it's through!

4-1/2 Stars

About the author:
Melissa Collins has always been a book worm. Studying Literature in college ensured that her nose was always stuck in a book. She followed her passion for reading to the most logical career choice: English teacher. Her hope was to share her passion for reading and the escapism of books to her students. Having spent more than a decade in front of a classroom, she can easily say that it’s been a dream. Her passion for writing didn’t start until more recently. When she was home on maternity leave in early 2012, she read her first romance novel and her head filled with the passion, angst and laughter of the characters who she read about it. It wasn’t long before characters of her own took shape in her mind. Their lives took over Melissa’s brain and The Love Series was born.
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