This was one the best books I've read in awhile. Josiah is a video game programmer who typically does pretty well but he struggles with severe ADHD and it's something he has had to work to deal with. On a flight to a meeting for his job, Josiah ends up seated next to Ryan. Ryan is a Navy SEAL and he has recently suffered a severe injury. His career is on hold as he works through physical therapy and treatments. Ryan's entire focus is getting back to a place where he can have his career back. A series of events lead the two men into a tentative friendship. As time goes on they realize they care about each other but both men have serious issues they need to work out and they're not sure if they can do a relationship too.
This is the third book in this series but it can be read as a stand alone. We've met Josiah in previous books but not in any way that majorly effects the plot in this story. I enjoyed the previous books but I thought this one was the best in the series. This was a great example of a hurt/comfort story. Both of these men have hurts they have to deal with and Ryan's situation in particular was very complicated. I loved Ryan's character and thought he was extremely well done. The plot line on him was unique and not something I have ever read before. Josiah is a bit exasperating at times but he really grew on me as the story went along. This was one of those stories where by the time it's finished you totally can see these couple together. I was completely invested in them and their long and sometimes painful road.
The writing was good and very engaging. The characters were realistic and their problems seemed like things that every day people go through. The sides characters are there to add to the story but they aren't major components and they don't over shadow the main couple. There are appearances from the couples in the first two books so if you've read the rest of the series you'll be glad to see how they're doing. I loved everything about this book and I highly recommend it.
It's typical of video game programmer Josiah Simmons to be the last one on the plane on the way to the biggest meeting of his career. Though he's (mostly) coping with his ADHD, he can't handle another distraction. But he also can't ignore his rugged seatmate—especially once he learns the military man's a fan of his game. Ryan Orson refuses to let his severe injuries pause his career as a navy SEAL. He's got hours of grueling physical therapy ahead of him, and no time for anything that might get in the way of his return to active duty. But that doesn't mean he's above a little first-class flirtation with geeky-cute Josiah.When a delay strands the pair in St. Louis, they agree to share a hotel room and a night of gaming. Neither expects their new connection to move to the next level in the light of day. Opposites may attract, but is this game over before it's even begun? Book Three of the #gaymers series This book is approximately 66,000 words