Just back from multiple tours of duty in Iraq, Benji hides the fact that he brought the war home with him and that it continues to haunt him. His actions in stopping the would-be assassin are more instinct than strategy. And his first conversation with a furious Jonah doesn’t end well.
Losing a member of his team turns Jonah’s world upside down. And if Benji seems to know exactly what Jonah is experiencing, it’s because he went through the same thing in combat. Jonah’s work consumes him, leaving little room in his life for anything else, and Benji focuses on his studies, working to keep his nightmares at bay. But when they get together, Jonah and Benji recognize a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for love and happiness—one worth fighting for.
Damn! I don't know if I can even put into words how much I enjoy Love in the Line of Fire, the sequel to The President's Husband. Although a sequel, it focuses on a different couple, while still having appearances by Gray and David.
Michael Murphy's writing instantly draws me in with hot men, dangerous situations, fantastic story lines, and some hot sex.
Benji's a former Navy Seal who's now attending college where David, the President's Husband teaches. He's a broken men, full of guilt, a sense of failure, PTSD, and anxiety. The author excels in his description of the horrors of PTSD. Some scenes are truly heart-breaking.
Meeting Jonah is an extreme situation, the two get involved slowly, and in a wonderful manner. However, the fear of dating someone who's job involves taking a bullet to protect his charge is a struggle. With excellent writing, it's gritty, raw, and authentic. I love the angst in this book, as it's perfectly developed and absolutely realistic.
I love this book. Love in the Line of Fire is both compelling and riveting, as well as mesmerizing. I enjoy the couple, their romance, and the angst. Michael Murphy excels in this tale of two men who can help heal one another.