General John Mitchel and his favorite pilot, Gabriel Sanchez, served together as comrades and brothers-in-arms for more than twenty-five years. They followed the warrior’s path: honor first, and service, and the safety of the tribe. Their own needs for love and companionship were secondary to the mission. Retirement from the army, however, proves challenging in ways neither expected.
When old warriors retire, their armor starts falling away, and the noise of the world crowds in. That changing world sets up longings in both men for the life they might have had. After years of loving on the down-low, the idea of living together in the light seems like pure sweet oxygen to men who have been underwater a little too long. But what will it cost them to turn their dreams into truth?
**Extra long review ahead... refrain from throwing tomatoes, please...**
This review is probably not going to be a popular one. Among my friends, the vast majority not only loved this book, but they 5-starred it and put it on their favorites lists. However, this book... it really rubbed me the wrong way. So much so that I stayed up for hours after finishing it, thinking it through in my head.
It isn't a big spoiler that this book contains cheating in it. It is one of the first things revealed in the plot so I don't feel bad about putting it out there. Now, I want to make something clear- cheating is NOT a hard limit for me. Some of my favorite books contain an element of cheating in them and I think, if done correctly, cheating can be a powerful plot device. Yes, I think that everyone deserves to find love and happiness and sometimes that can be a messy affair. I get that. However, the way that the cheating was handled in this book really made my blood boil.