Boots on the Ground (Canada's Finest #2)
by Angela S. Stone
Erotic M/M Romance (Military)
Published by Phaze Books
Release Date: November 20, 2012
Heat Level: Sizzling
Length: 189 pages
Ash Cooper and Jason McCarty know they need to do one thing, and one thing alone: Stay Alive.
An IED attack destroyed their convoy and left them both injured in the high desert of Afghanistan and running from insurgents. They take refuge with a group of Afghan civilians, and their only hope of rescue is two satellite phones that might be damaged beyond repair.
Ash and Jason join forces with a British army nurse to survive the harsh living conditions. As days to turn to weeks, they think of home, the husbands they left behind, and the lives they want to return to.
But with food rations running short, the elders angry at them, and the hope of rescue lost, Ash and Jason start to give up, and in the end turn to each other in their struggle for survival.
Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains explicit sex scenes and/or situations and adult language which may be considered offensive to some readers.
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“We are gathered here today to join Jason and David, two people who love each other, in the union of marriage.” The ceremony went on, and Jason barely heard the words of the Justice. He felt too nervous for the part where they said their vows to pay attention.
“Jason and David have prepared their vows. Jason, would you like to go first?” the Justice said.
Jason nodded. They had practiced this. Jason would say the vows first, but David would do the rings first. That way there would be no question as to the equality of their relationship.
He fumbled to get the paper out of his pocket. David smiled as he did so. He read the words he had written there, but what he had written just days after David had proposed didn’t seem to work anymore. He took a deep breath, capturing David’s hands in his. “I wrote these vows the day after David asked me to marry him,” he started. “I thought they were exactly what I wanted to say, but now—” Jason shook his head. Instead of reading the words on the page he spoke from the heart. “I love you, David Henri Richard. I fell in love with you when I was lost and so broken. You were my best friend. You were a light in a very dark tunnel when I thought I would never see the end of my grief. Every day I wake up next to you, I thank God I have you. Every time you kiss me, I feel my knees go weak because I am so lucky to have you.” Jason stopped and swallowed. More tears threatened to spill over. “I know life hasn’t been easy on us. I know we have a long road ahead in the future, but I promise to love you for now and for always, David, in sickness and in health and for richer and for poorer and all of that other TV stuff.” David chuckled in response. His own tears shone in his eyes. “I love you,” Jason finished simply.
“I love you too,” David mouthed.
“David, go ahead,” the Justice prompted.
David cleared his throat. He gripped both Jason’s hands in his. “If you had of told me two years ago that I would be standing here today marrying my best friend, I would have laughed at you,” he started. His voice started off soft but got stronger as he spoke, “but here I am. I am marrying my best friend, my confidante and my soul mate. I love you, Jason Christopher McCarthy.” He paused to clear his throat again. “I am so grateful that I have you. Every day when I look at you I think it was some miracle, some gift of fate that brought us together. I have no idea what my life would be like without you, and I pray I will never have to find out.” David smiled broadly. “So I, David, promise to love you, Jason, in sickness and in health and for richer and for poorer and all of that other TV stuff.”
Everyone in attendance laughed, as did Jason, which he was grateful for because otherwise he was on the edge of bursting into tears.
They took a moment to compose themselves. The Justice of the Peace remembered they were supposed to sign the wedding registry next otherwise he would have totally forgotten. The brief task of signing the certificate of marriage gave him the reprieve he needed until he realized that together their names were neatly typed and signed, officially marrying them in the eyes of the law.
About the AuthorAngela is a twenty-something Registered Nurse and writer living and working in Ottawa, Canada. She is a proud Canadian and an even prouder girl from back east. She thoroughly enjoys writing novels featuring character that live in or are from the Maritimes. She’s recently met Mr. Right and when she’s not occupied with him she can be found hanging out at her local Bridgehead, writing. She spends her free time advocating for minorities and persons with disabilities.
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