The Grounded Duet Book Review

February 13, 2018 / 0 comments

The Grounded Duet Book ReviewThe Grounded Duet by Melissa Collins
Published by Self-Published on October 3rd 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: ebook
Source: Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
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Follow Dax and Beck from their first meeting to their happily ever after in this boxed set of the bestselling titles On Solid Ground and On Higher Ground.

On Solid Ground
When Jacob “Dax” Daxton returns home from war, he has to fight a new battle – the one to find his place in the world. The man who normally has a clear path to victory surrounded by brothers in combat is suddenly lost and alone. After meeting Beckett Ridge, a bearded tattoo artist, Dax’s journey begins winding down an unexpected path.

Still reeling from events that shook his foundation, Beck has never been part of anything meaningful. Now faced with responsibilities foreign and daunting, Dax’s broken spirit mends Beck in ways he never even knew he was destroyed.

As both struggle to find balance, they are healed by the comfort they find in one other. On the other side of chaos, they hope to find themselves On Solid Ground.

On Higher Ground
When there’s no peace after war…
When there’s no solace after death…
When there’s only pain and suffering…
Anxiety and loss…
All you can hope to find is something more…
Something that makes you whole and complete
Something that puts you
On Higher Ground

Liezel’s Thoughts:

Being fairly new to MM Romance I was looking for something that would knock me off my feet and this duet certainly did! What I loved about it was that not only was it a fantastic romance between two admirable men but it strongly focused on family.

The duet involves a vet named Jacob “Dax” Daxton who struggles after being discharged from the war. Being in the military gave his life meaning but when he returns to his family home his purpose disappears.  Not ready to divulge his secrets to his family he accepts his bestfriend’s offer to relocate to California. This is where he unexpectedly meets tattoo artist Beckett Ridge.

While I was impressed with how Beck got Dax and gave him such a monumental gift, it was the way he asserted his interest that I won’t be forgetting anytime soon. It was embarrassing for Beck but I found it quite endearing. From then on we are left to decide if Dax’s tortured soul is ready for love.

I thought it would take some time for him to figure things out but as Beck shows him that he accepts him no matter what, it was then that Dax finds peace and begins the long process of healing. It was beautiful to witness how Beck’s love pulled him out of the darkness. 

Another thing that I  appreciated was that this story possessed so much depth. It gives you a certain awareness for those men and women fighting for our country. Sometimes we take for granted those everyday sacrifices that these courageous people make and the series pays homage to them.  

I loved that wasn’t just a great MM romance but it also about finding love and passion, it’s also about healing, forgiveness, and acceptance. I know some of you aren’t MM readers but I tell you this, there is so much more that this story has to offer. Give it a chance.

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About Melissa Collins

I’ve always been an avid reader. Majoring in English Literature was a no brainer. Becoming a teacher and instilling my love for reading into my students was also a no brainer. I’ve spent the last ten years teaching and I’ve loved (mostly) every minute of it. When I was home on maternity leave for my third son, I discovered a new genre that sparked my creativity. My passion for writing sprang from my love of reading and once I knew I had a story to tell, I couldn’t wait to get it out there. I only hope that my readers enjoy reading my story as much as I enjoyed writing it.

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