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Brandon Gilbert has spent years in hiding, but finally he’s accomplished his dream of working as a public school teacher. When offered the chance to help bullied children, there was no way he could say no. Not to mention that meeting Dr. Tash Weber, the psychiatrist who helps them, a sad yet sexy older man, ignited a spark inside Brandon he’d never had before.
Though five years have passed since the death of his lover, Dr. Sebastian “Tash” Weber has no interest in relationships or love. But young, enigmatic Brandon awakens his heart and his desire. Despite Tash’s best efforts to push him away, Brandon unlocks the passion for life Tash thought he’d lost forever.
Falling in love wasn’t part of the plan for either Brandon or Tash, but neither family disapproval nor self-doubts can stop them from embracing the fire that burns between them. And when Brandon returns home to fight for a future he never imagined possible, he and Tash discover that the one thing worth fighting for has been with them all along.
Since the teaser at the end of After the Fire I was intrigued how the last book in the trilogy would smash me away. And I was right. I was smashed, in fact I felt so hard with Brandon and Tash.
Again, we have a story with slight angst, with a bit drama, this time Brandon, the youngest brother is in focus. And after knowing what happened with Ash and Luke the events which were revealed weren’t easy.
My heart went towards Brandon, I really wanted to hug him and hold him tight, he had – as Ash and Luke – suffer so much.
On the other hand, there is Tash, a person who is also dealing with a dark cloud over his head. He is more the head guy, the rational guy, the one who think about things too hard and too long. But Brandon ignite a spark. And it is perfect how well both fit although there is a larg age gap of 15 years.
This is one of the main issues Luke has towards Tash, and it is interesting to see how both, Ash and Luke, play their roles as “big brothers”. I admit, sometime, like in After the Fire Luke had annoying parts, but still I love him also but it seems I love Ash and Brandon more. xD
The ending is perfect for the whole series and I am glad it ends how it ends. 🙂 ❤
Also the parts with Noah, the new hero of One Call Away, are great and I can’t wait to read his book. He also seems like a guy who has a lot of burden.
A perfect closure of the trilogy, therefore 5 out of 5 stars.