Title: Braving His Past
Series: Away From Keyboard #8
Series: Away From Keyboard #8
Author: Patricia D. Eddy
Genre: MM Military Romantic Suspense
Release Date: April 27, 2021
Graham Peck had his life planned out. Serve in the Coast Guard like the rest of his family. See the world. But an innocent New Year’s kiss—with another man—leads to a vicious attack that forces him back into civilian life. A life he has no idea how to navigate.
Until he hooks up with a group of deadly, battle-worn soldiers. They don’t care who he loves—as long as he stays on mission.
Quinton Silver can’t make it down his front steps. Not since the man who was supposed to love him turned out to be a monster. Inside, hiding under an assumed name in a city halfway across the country from his deranged lover, he’s safe. Even if he is alone.
Desperation leads to a chance meeting, and while Graham and Quinton have every reason not to trust one another, they’re drawn together by an unstoppable force neither can control.
Can they heal one another? Or will one wrong move lead Q’s stalker right to his door?
Braving His Past is book 8 in the award-winning Away From Keyboard series. This M/M romance features some sensitive themes, including recovery from physical and sexual assault. While characters from other books in the series make appearances in this book, it can be read as a standalone.
For me, this is my favourite in the series so far. They have all been amazing but Eddy took this one to the next level.
Graham has been in the background so far, part of Ryker's K&R team. A former member of the Coast Guard, he left following a vicious attack on him. A chance encounter with Quinton opens up a new realm of possibilities.
Quinton's world is very small - limited to his house a few steps outside. His story is a heart-breaking one, having endured years of abuse at the hands of his ex-boyfriend. The abuse is shocking and horrific - it is hardly surprising that he has locked himself away from the world to ensure his safety. Needing help, he reaches out to Graham, who happens to be walking by his house. He showed incredible courage and strength in doing this. Graham's protective and nurturing nature is just what he needs.
These men provide each other strength and have more similarities than differences. Quinton's world starts to expand as a result. This was certainly an emotional read with the suspenseful elements that have made this series stand out, with its continuing sense of family to bring that protective feel to the journey.
Patricia D. Eddy writes romance for the beautifully broken. Fueled by coffee, wine, and Doctor Who episodes on repeat, she brings damaged heroes and heroines together to find their happy ever afters in many different worlds. From military to paranormal to BDSM, her characters are unstoppable forces colliding with such heat, sparks always fly.
Patricia makes her home in Seattle with her husband and very spoiled cats, and when she’s not writing, she loves working on home improvement projects, especially if they involve power tools.
Her award-winning Away From Keyboard series will always be her first love, because that’s where she realized the characters in her head were telling their own stories—and she was just writing them down.