RELEASE DATE: 20th June 2016
BLURB: Counselor Logan Wilde has a successful therapy practice in London, but when a traumatic incident there leaves him suffering from PTSD, he takes refuge in his holiday cottage on the Isle of Wight, unable to face going back to work. Not that he’s allowed to relax. Logan’s time is taken up with helping Liam Owens, plus there’s Nick Brent, whom Logan discovers collapsed on the beach. Nick and Logan spend their time bickering with each other, but that doesn’t alter the attraction they feel.
Logan is forced to make some hard decisions about his future, which entails facing up to recent events. Only he’s not alone—Nick is with him. Unfortunately someone else makes a decision too, and now trouble is on its way to the Isle of Wight.
If you are anything like me, the first book of a new series is not normally my favourite, I like my characters and stories established, I like to think of my book characters as friends that I haven’t seen for a while and look forward to seeing them again in future books. This book, Island Counsellor, proves my point rather nicely, as I thought this second book in the Series far better than the first one.
We first met Logan in Book 1 when he agreed to counsel Liam after he was involved in a hit and run incident from the previous series.
Nick is a fisherman who is recovering from an injured leg and Logan meets him whilst out for a morning run on the beach.
However, this meeting is not all flowers and roses, though there is an immediate physical attraction between the two, Nick is a stubborn man. Logan is not looking for just sex, he wants something more meaningful and Nick? even Nick doesn’t know what he wants……..
Now I’m sure that you will be thinking that Logan would be the stronger of the two? but looks can be deceiving and that’s why I liked this storyline so much.
Logan came to the Island to escape. In London he was the victim of a traumatic incident, so much so, he now suffers from PTSD because of it. He has reached a moment in his life when he knows he has to make a decision, though his successful career and home is still there, he knows that he can’t go back, he’s not ready and maybe never will be.
The storyline kept me entertained throughout and it was great to see The Owen Clan again. Logan’s past comes back to haunt him and Nick and The Owen’s are on hand to help him. Logan is use to being on his own, but realises that if he chooses this Island life that he is being offered, he will not only find the love he is looking for, but also true friends that become family. And this is most probably the most important thing in life.
Four Logan and Nick stars from me.
**** The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.****