Review: The Farther He Runs

The Farther He Runs The Farther He Runs by Lynda Aicher
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Is the reason why this series is named "Kick" because it is a constant kick to the gut? This book can be read as a standalone however it is better if the books are read in order. Book three focuses on one of the guys who started this adventure business, Finn. Finn is recovering from his bad accident which left him in a coma and resulted in the death of one of his partners and best friends, Chris. His other partner and one of this best friends, Tanner is on leave from the military. When Tanner is able to make it back to see Finn, what he finds shocks him. Chris is dead and Finn is the walking dead.

This angst filled story is character driven between Tanner and Finn's relationship dynamics. These men have bonded over military service and deployed in hostile environments. Starting up a business together further brought them closer. Another common thread between Tanner, Finn and Chris is their penchant for kink. Finn always assumed Tanner was a dominant and into women. When Finn learns otherwise, the sexual tension in this story kicks it up a notch.

Ms. Aicher explores the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy and the wide impact it has on soldiers. I am not a fan of this policy and yet I understand the original intent even if the execution was poor. With Tanner and Finn who had to keep their preference under wrap, this revised understanding of each other leads to some smexy hawt sex. The chemistry between the two is smoldering. The erotic power exchange is panty wetting goodness and I really enjoyed it. It is arousing as these two alpha males deploy a bit of D/s and delve right into rough kinky play. Of the three books in this series, this is the one which is most sexually arousing for me. This two characters are more than the sum of their sexual interludes. The genuine friendship which develop into a deeper intimate relationship is beautiful to watch. This two men find their way back to each other and become a stronger unit. They do have a missing piece with their lost friend, yet they can fill it with this new level of intimacy. I loved it. This m/m romance is recommended to kinky readers who like friends to lovers themes.

*provided by NetGalley


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