Why do I love it so much? Simple – here are two men that think they don’t desire the happy ever after. On the outside they are your rough, alpha males that would rather cut off a limb then say “I love you”. Their relationship builds slowly – like in real life. Their pasts don’t just magically disappear because they find their one and only true love. No! They have to work through tons of shit to get to one of the best books in HISTORY – “Stars and Strips”! If you read the series you know how deep this book really is. If you didn’t then read them! You know it’s true love when you can stand by your man in both West Virginia mountain country (Ty’s family) and the big Texas ranch country (Zane’s family) and come out to both. These two find a way to make it work when all odds are against them. If you read the books you know what I’m talking about. Ty is my hero – military recon – capture – tortured – lost brothers he fought with – then recon brother and partner in FBI killed – running away from his family at a young age because of his sexual preference – that stuff really happens and I can only imagine how much it hurts. After all of that, he is still man enough to love again. I really like Zane too and he has his own baggage but Ty stands by him and they work through it all together. This story is all about not taking the easy way out when you have something that you love. Love is worth fighting for and too many people forget that. It isn’t easy and it doesn’t always go your way but if you really care then you find a way to make it work and that is exactly what Ty and Zane do. I gave this book a five when I first reviewed it and if I read it 10 years from now, well, I would give it a five then too. That’s my vote for the week and may we all be lucky enough to find that kind of love in our lives!!!!!
RATING: 5 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries.