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On Solid Ground by [Collins, Melissa]
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"Melissa Collins delivered a stirring, thought provoking story that left us breathless and completely fulfilled . Such an emotive and beautiful story that encapsulated everything we love about reading." 
Jenny & Gitte of Totally Booked 

"I loved this book. Loved. It. Why? Because there was so much to love about it, that's why. Dax and Beck were lovable, likable, and desirable. And together, they burned up the pages. Their connection was intense and real." 
Missy of Give Me Books 

"On Solid Ground genuinely opened my eyes to things that I had never come across in other books. It had: conviction, it had feelings, AND, it had heart." 
Kawehi of Kawehi's Book Blog 

"Experiencing these two men building a friendship and bringing each other comfort made me try to read slower to savor the journey even more." 
Denise of Shh Mom's Reading 

"These two characters were just screaming at me to read their story. So, I took a chance and I have to say this book is one of my favorites of the year. Loved. It. Hard. Loved it so much that when I was done reading it, I started it over again. I'm having a hard time letting go of these men and this incredible story." 
Kara of Two Book Pushers 

"On Solid Ground is more than a story, it has a great message behind every sentence, every paragraph, and every chapter. " 
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From the Author

Other Titles from Melissa Collins

The Love Series


Let Love In 
Let Love Stay
Let Love Heal
Let Love Shine
Let Love Be
Let Love Live (MM)


Standalones
On Solid Ground (MM)
Repaired (MM)
Tangled Vines (MF novella)

Product Details

  • File Size: 1002 KB
  • Print Length: 328 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: M Collins Author LLC (January 13, 2015)
  • Publication Date: January 13, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00S88Y534
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,117 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Let me start with WOW! That’s about all I can say about this book. Melissa has such a great way of putting the reader right into the story. I love that she tells it from both points of view so that the reader can better understand both sides of the story. I love that her characters are so real to life. I love that the story can stand on it’s own regardless of what people might think going into it.

I also must admit that she made me a convert! I never would have thought I would enjoy a story about two men and how they found love and each other, but Let Love Live was so beautiful that I had to give On Solid Ground a chance, too...and I am so happy I did!!

Jacob “Dax” Daxton is returning from the war a changed man. Though he hasn’t completely changed, he knows that he can’t stay home with his family so he decides to go live with his best friend far away from his childhood home. He isn’t sure what to expect when he gets there, but he definitely finds more than he bargained for.

Beckett is a tattoo artist who isn’t without his own demons, but is totally comfortable with the fact that he’s a gay man. Dax comes to Beck’s tattoo shop for a tattoo to honor the soldier who died that Dax couldn't save.When they meet, Beck knows there is an immediate physical attraction, but he isn’t sure if Dax feels the same way, or even if he’s gay!

One of my favorite lines comes from Beck immediately after giving Dax his new tattoo.

“Whether you deserve it or not, whatever that means, it’s a part of you now. Whether you love what it means or hate how it came to be there, it always will be.”

I think Beck is really one of my all-time favorite characters because he has so much compassion and love in his heart that he shares with ease.
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This is the first book I've read by Melissa Collins and I am now a forever fan. It's no secret that I love m/m books, and when On Solid Ground came across my invite list, something about it called to me. These two characters were just screaming at me to read their story. So, I took a chance and I have to say this book is one of my favorites of the year. Loved. It. Hard. Loved it so much that when I was done reading it, I started it over again. I'm having a hard time letting go of these men and this incredible story. Dax is a soldier with PTSD and Beckett is a sexy tattoo artist. They meet by chance when Dax wants to get a tattoo of a fallen brother. There's just something about Dax that calls to Beck. He's strong, attractive and just a tad vulnerable. Dax is immediately drawn to Beck but neither one knows that the other is gay. Their mutual discovery of each other is funny, sexy and emotional. Dax has an anxiety attack and Beck seems to be able to calm him with just a touch. They both have pasts they want to hide and unless they can open up to each other they are going to lose their only chance at true love. Dax and Beck are both hot, sexy, funny and sensitive and they have burrowed into my heart. Melissa is a wonderful writer; this story is beautifully written with dark, light and hilarious parts. It's a wonderful love story that made me cry, laugh and cry some more. I'm so glad that I was introduced to this author. Do not miss this amazing story!

But, hell, while I have the chance, I might as well stare my fill. He's built, but not in that overly bulky way. More like he takes really good care of himself, without going over the top. His legs are long and lean, but still very muscular. I wonder what they would look like around my waist.
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~*~ 4.5 STARS ~*~

WOW! What a way to be introduced to the amazing work of Melissa Collins. I've heard she writes amazing Gay Contemporary Romances, but ****, this was HOT, INTENSE, and EMOTIONALLY FULFILLING! A military man who comes home, broken and lost, and a rugged tattoo artist dealing with family issues. Now THAT has the potential for an intriguing story, don't you think?

On Solid Ground was so much more than just your average M/M romance. This story has so much heart and soul, so much depth and emotion. I laughed. I bawled my eyes out. I even shouted out to the heavens a couple of times. A story that pulls everything out of you, but ends up leaving you whole is a fantastic thing to experience.

This is a story about finding yourself. It's a story about family, forgiveness, and redemption. It is about finding that someone, your second half of your soul, your other half of your heart, and holding onto them no matter what. The pains of the past, the struggles of the present, and the unknown of the future is not to be dealt with alone. Put aside your pride and the unknown, and go after what you want. On Solid Ground is more than a story, it has a great message behind every sentence, every paragraph, and every chapter.

Dax and Beck are two characters that will embed themselves if your heart. Their connection is undeniable and so special it will just make you melt. I will always remember their story, and how emotionally beautiful it was. I fell in love with Melissa Collin's writing, and I can tell you that she has opened up a door for me, a door that will not be closing any time soon. Ms. Collins is on my radar now, and there is no going back!

*Gifted copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
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