Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Book Brief: Re-Ignition by A.R. Moler

re-ignitionTitle ~ Re-Ignition

Author ~ A.R. Moler

Publisher ~ MLR Press

Published ~ 25th August 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance

Rating

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Synopsis

Can an ex-FBI agent crawl out of the pit of despair and find light in a new life?
Griff Rieckert used to be an FBI agent, but that was nearly a year ago. A devastating injury in the line of duty has left him on the long slow road toward recovery, a recovery that will never allow him to return to the life he knew. A chance meeting with a gorgeous young pediatrician, named Sean Avery highlights the dark depression Griff is only just barely fighting. Sean's interest sparks a ray of light into Griff's dreary existence. But life intrudes and suddenly Sean's life is at stake when he is taken hostage in a hospital ER by a deranged and desperate gunman. Griff's previous life expertise is the deciding factor in getting Sean out alive.

 

Freya’s Book Brief

Griff is ex-FBI, injured in the line of duty. He is depressed, relies on a crutch and has a disabled sticker for his car. Despite many people telling him to move on, he doesn’t know how. Enter Sean, a pediatrician working at the hospital who is a balm to Griff’s soul. When a gunman takes over the hospital ER, things get hairy.

A good portion of the story concentrates on the building relationship between Griff and Sean, the opening sequences of which I found most entertaining. The second half is where the drama is notched up at the hospital. As this is a short story, I’m not going to go into detail of the scenes as I’d end up giving away too many spoilers.

There are a couple of easily missed technical issues. There are also, some questionable practices by the police and hospital that I am sure would be frowned upon if the situation were actually real. Buuuuut, one is in the world of fiction here, and full advantage is taken of that.

What I can say is that this extremely short story is packed with more drama and emotional content than I’ve found in the odd novel.

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Connect with A. R. Moler 

A.R. Moler is a chemistry professor at a community college, a homeschooling mom and an avid science fiction fan. She is a devotee of first hand research for her writing whenever possible and to this end has - learned to fire a handgun, been rappelling, ridden with both EMS and the police, flown a helicopter, bought a motorcycle and learned to ride it. She has traveled to nearly all the places where her stories are set and taken hundreds of photos for documentation. She has been writing since her high school years.

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