- File Size: 398 KB
- Print Length: 144 pages
- Publisher: Love Lane Books Ltd; 2 edition (May 9, 2017)
- Publication Date: May 9, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B071VM1WVL
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #526,506 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Teacher and the Soldier (Ellery Mountain Book 2) Kindle Edition
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The first three novellas of the Ellery Mountain series are set in Ellery, Tennessee and tell the stories of three best friends who find love in their small town. These books could be read individually, but I think you'd get more enjoyment if you read them in the appropriate order, especially because book 2 continues a storyline from book 1.
The Teacher and the Soldier
We met Daniel in the previous novella in this series, and knew a little bit about Luke's history. In this novella, we get a lot more background on Luke and his parents and what happened when Luke escaped the town. I really liked Daniel. He gave the impression of being a hard guy, but he wasn't. He wanted to provide services and supports to other veteran's who didn't have the same kind of support as himself. Daniel was also a great friend and son, and had a close relationship with his mom. I felt we really needed a longer book for this story, as most of it was taken up with Luke's depression. I really felt the last thing Luke needed was an instalove story. He needed counseling and time to get himself together, to be in a better place for a relationship. I didn't feel the connection between the two main characters.
Of all the stories, this one could have used more story. I didn't feel the relationship developing between Luke and Daniel, and really felt the instalove was just too soon. Plus, with Luke's history and his anger and hatred for the people in the town, it didn't seem like there was anything resolved, and then he was fine with just moving in with Daniel and settling down.
Rating: 3.5 stars
Luke the teacher and Daniel the soldier have a connection that is obvious from the very beginning, even they know it but whether they let that connection grow into something more is something you will have to read for yourself. We all carry around a certain amount of baggage and that is definitely true for these two but whether they let that baggage drag them into life's pit of quicksand or they let it go is another question you have to answer for yourself. Trust me you will love discovering the answers as Luke comes to terms with his past.
Re-Read Series #1-3 Review May 2017:
The relationships found in Ellery have the potential to be lifelong and everlasting, which isn't surprising since this is a romance series. But as it is so often in life, the end result is not the only place where we find happiness, it is in the journey. The boys of Ellery Mountain find love and happiness with their significant other but they also find friendships, family, and most of all a place they are proud to call home. The installments of this series may fall into more of a novella length but they are jam packed with enough emotions to fill a library with drama, love, touch of mystery, and just the right amount of heat. You will not regret giving the population of Ellery a chance and for me personally I will be re-reading this series for years to come. I do recommend reading them in order as the friendships appear throughout and are a huge part of the story, each book may focus on a separate relationship but because the friendships are throughout it flows better in my opinion when read in order but technically they are each standalones.
I think the shorter length of the stories in this series did work against these two, I really would have liked to get a more in-depth look at the development of their relationship. The two of them are insanely hot together, with chemistry that is plainly obvious. That "L" word creeps up on both of them pretty fast-one of the reasons I wish this was longer-even though they'd agreed on just a couple of weeks together before Luke would be moving on.
It was Daniel who really made me enjoy this story overall. I loved his character, and really wanted to see things between him and Luke work out (hence my previously mentioned upset with Luke). I liked this story a tad bit more than the first in the series, but this one is still going to be a 4-star in the end for me. A bit hotter and naughtier than book one, so this is still for the 18+ crowd. Also, for those sensitive to stories of physical abuse be aware that some descriptions in the story may be upsetting.