Book: One Bullet
Publisher: NineStar Press
Cover Artist: Natasha Snow
Publication date: March 27, 2017
Length: 152 pages
Reviewed by Erin
When Ethan Brant was shot, he found himself dealing with severe PTSD and unable to do his job as a police officer any longer. With the aid of Detective Shawn Greyson, the man who saved his life, Ethan not only finds himself again but discovers love as well.
Shawn’s life growing up was less than ideal, however, he overcame that to become who he is today. That doesn’t mean he isn’t missing something in his life. What Shawn hadn’t realized, upon first meeting, was that Ethan could give him all that and more.
One bullet changed both their lives.
Oh, there's just something so incredibly satisfying about reading a book with a hurt/comfort theme. Especially when there's a nice slow burn romance and two characters who are very likable. Casey Wolfe's One Bullet has both and has just enough drama to keep the reader engaged while not taking anything away from the romance. PTSD, parkour, and a cop with a heart of gold made One Bullet the perfect mix and a really enjoyable way to spend an afternoon.
Ethan Brant is a former police officer, shot while off duty ... by fellow officers. He almost died, but thanks to some fast thinking action, he didn't. Because of the trauma of the incident, Ethan suffers greatly from PTSD. Shawn Greyson is a fellow officer and the man who saved Ethan's life. The bond that forms between them is tenuous at first, but grows the more time the two spend together. Ethan is funny and charming, almost vulnerable and Shawn is just this wonderfully steady presence whose calm demeanor is exactly what Ethan needs to heal. The chemistry between them is present, though I wish I would have felt a bit more from these two. The potential was certainly there, but fell just a bit short for me.
The romance between Ethan and Shawn develops slowly as they get to know one another and Ethan begins to feel more in control of his life. I liked how these two took their time, it made sense for their characters and for the story line. While the writing is good, I felt like the pace was a bit choppy and some of the information I needed to get me more invested in the story was missing. I loved Ethan's family and Shawn's partner, Davies, was extremely likable. Despite a few things I would have liked to seen done differently, all in all One Bullet was an enjoyable read. I'll be sure to check out more from this author and you should definitely give One Bullet a try!
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Thanks for the review, Erin!ReplyDelete
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