Title: No Place That Far
Sometimes you only get one chance at a second chance.
The Distance Between Us, Book 5
Still finding his footing after a long-overdue divorce, Marcus is looking forward to some mind-numbing drinking while ogling the grooms at Chris and Julien’s wedding. He never expected his attention to be diverted by the gorgeous best man.
One of Julien’s French Foreign Legion buddies, Timur doesn’t speak much English, but language is no barrier to Marcus understanding exactly what the huge Tartar wants—a one-night stand.
Except that one night turns into two, three, then more, which puts Marcus on edge. After Timur is done house-sitting for the honeymooning couple, he’s headed back to the Legion for another five years. Like it or not, once Timur gets on that plane, the fling is over.
Unfortunately, Marcus forgot to tell his heart not to fall in love. And this time, if history repeats and he makes another wrong decision, he may never see his tattooed Legionnaire lover again.
Warning: Contains a soldier who makes up for his lack of English by using his hands to read his lover’s body; a chef-turned-bartender who no longer believes in love; a length of paracord that probably wasn’t meant to be used this way; and a couple of newlyweds who are game for some four-way play.
Author: Aleksandr Voinov, L.A. Witt
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Capture and Surrender, If It Drives, Hostile Ground, Scorpion, Finding Master Right, After the Fall, Static
Series: Distance Between Us #5
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: To Live Again
Published by Samhain Publishing Source: Publisher
Published: 27 January, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Male Male Romance
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The first I have read in this series, I didn’t feel a lack of information needed to understand this. L.A. Witt and Aleksandr Voinov have created a lovely and believable story despite some very outrageous events.
Marcus is still reeling from a contentious divorce, and is slowly rebuilding his life after the years of ‘coupled’ friendships. Invited to co-worker Chris’ wedding to Julien, he can’t help but be intrigued by Julien’s best man, Timur.
Timur is Ukranian and a member of the French Foreign Legion. A fragile grasp of English means Timur’s conversation is limited, but sincere: a wholesale change from Marcus’ interaction with his ex, Ray.
Told from Marcus’ point of view, it is instantly and completely apparent that he is still holding onto resentments from lost opportunities, lost friends and the steady erosion of his confidence. With Timur, he feels as if the time is limited, but it is also more honest. And the two have some seriously hot chemistry. When Chris and Julien return from their honeymoon, coices need to be made: not only is there opportunity to expand their sexual horizons, but does he dare ask Timur to give up his life and security to join him in a relationship that offers no guarantees?
These characters are wonderfully developed and their emotions are palpable, with Marcus’ clear ability to see potential pitfalls and not wanting Timur to feel the pain that he went through, or to deny Timur opportunities that he may find. While he desperately wants to continue the relationship, these moments of self-sacrifice don’t feel insincere, but truly display the love he claims to feel by wanting the best for the man he loves. A lovely ending that felt right and satisfying,