A single bullet destroyed the dreams of Dr. Jordan Peterson. With his lover dead, Jordan descends into an endless spiral of self-destruction that nearly costs him his friends, his career and his life. When Jordan finds himself working closely with the aloof Lucas Conover, the investment banker’s mysterious past and unexpected kindness shocks him back into a life and emotions he’d thought lost forever.After the Fire by Felice Stevens
The betrayal by the foster brother he’d worshiped, taught Lucas Conover never to trust or believe in anyone. Living a solitary life doesn’t free him of the nightmare of his youth; it reinforces his belief that he would never fall in love. When the death of one of his clients forces him to work closely with Dr. Jordan Peterson, he meets a person whose suffering exceeds his own. Though Jordan rejects his effort to help, something within Luke pushes him discover more about the first man to ever get under his skin.
As Luke lets down his guard and Jordan lets go of his pain, desire takes control. Each man must come to terms with past struggles if they are to create a future together. And learning to trust in themselves and love again after tragedy and a lifetime of pain, may be the only thing that saves them in the end.
This is a re-release of the original version published in 2015
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
It feels like a reunion to me.
Still a new tears (a very similar feeling the first time I read about Jordie). Different but the same pain.
I took this book too personally, because I'd lost the one like Jordie lost Keith.
It was hard to recollection the memories that left behind, but I think, revisiting Jordan and Lucas, and a memory of Keith reminds me again, how now I sometimes forgot 'his face', still remember how he laugh and walk, but his face...it's like saying goodbye for a million times, again and again.
I felt Jordie's pain. But he's not going to ruined his life again, thanks to Luke.
He's like Godsend from heaven for Jordan.
I loved their interaction, and the enemy became a lover in very smooth way.
Revisiting a reunion between ash and Luke was also something precious. The once 'brothers' now have to face their own demon.
With an additional more than 4000 words, this book is worth re-reading for.
and the tears...it's still the same...
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