Blog Tour ~ Island Counselor by Sue Brown ~ (Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)
Island Counselor by Sue Brown
Island Medics #2, part of the Isle universe.
Release Date Jun 20, 2016
File Formats epub, mobi, pdf
Logan is there for everyone, but who is there when he falls apart?
Counselor Logan Wilde has a successful therapy practice in London, but when a traumatic incident there leaves him suffering from PTSD, he takes refuge in his holiday cottage on the Isle of Wight, unable to face going back to work. Not that he’s allowed to relax. Logan’s time is taken up with helping Liam Owens, plus there’s Nick Brent, whom Logan discovers collapsed on the beach. Nick and Logan spend their time bickering with each other, but that doesn’t alter the attraction they feel.
Logan is forced to make some hard decisions about his future, which entails facing up to recent events. Only he’s not alone—Nick is with him. Unfortunately someone else makes a decision too, and now trouble is on its way to the Isle of Wight.
The Isle Series Information
Nick was breathing hard, sweat beading across his forehead. “Do you think you could help me get to the door?”
It had probably cost Nick a fair amount of pride just to ask, and Logan said, “Sure. Hold on to me.”
“Thanks. It’s the one with all the gnomes. Say a word—”
“I wouldn’t dream of it,” Logan said cheerfully. They made their way slowly up the path. Logan looked at the brightly colored gnomes.
“Which one is you?”
“I’m going to end you,” Nick muttered.
Logan had only said it as a joke, but it was too good to pass up. “One of them is you. Come on, tell me.” “The fisherman by the pond.”
“Nothing about gnomes makes sense. I bought the fisherman as a joke present to my mum, but she liked it.” Nick sounded disgusted. “Next thing I know, we’ve got a garden full of the buggers.”
“So it was your fault?”
“Yep, and she’ll never let me forget it.”
The front door flew open, revealing a dark-haired, middle-aged woman in jeans and a T-shirt—presumably Nick’s mum and the lover of all things gnomish. “Nick, what’ve you done now? I told you not to go running!”
Nick growled under his breath. “I’m okay. Just twisted my ankle and fell.”
“You fell on your bad hip?” She flung up her arms in exasperation. “Jesus Christ, Son, you must have fallen on your head and lost the brains you were born with. Do you need to go to A&E?”
“I’m fine, Mum,” Nick said, and Logan grinned at the whine in his tone. Nick’s mum huffed, but she stood to one side.
“Bring him in here, young man.” Logan had intended to deposit Nick on the doorstep, but her tone suggested he’d better obey… or else.
*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***
Logan has been hiding in his cottage at the Isle of Wight for four months after a traumatic event at his practice in London left him suffering from PTSD, but when he finds Nick on the beach after he forced himself to collapse, they forge a friendship heavily laced with attraction, that might just be what they both need.
I loved both Logan and Nick. Their chemistry and the easy way in which they both fit in each other lives was just amazing, but what was truly outstanding was their banter, I couldn't get enough of that!
While this is my first book in this 'verse, so to speak, Ms. Brown gave enough information and backstory regarding the rest of the characters in both series that appear in this book and rather than feeling lost, I'm so going to be tracking the rest of the books and catching up with them as soon as possible as I found myself really intrigued by them all.
All in all, a fabulous, very enjoyable read, full of emotions, humor and enough angst and suspense to keep things very interesting, with a fantastic array of characters, both main and supporting, that made this into one hell of a book!
Rating: 5 Stars!!!
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