On Higher Ground by Melissa Collins : Release Day Review, Teaser, Giveaway

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HAPPY RELEASE DAY! Dax and Beck are LIVE and waiting for you!

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synopsisWhen there’s no peace after war…
When there’s no solace after death…
When there’s only pain and suffering…
Anxiety and loss…
All you can hope to find is something more…
Something that makes you whole and complete
Something that puts you
On Higher Ground

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deanna review

I didn’t think it was possible to love Dax and Beckett any more than I already did, but Melissa Collins made that possible with this beautiful story.
This book picks up about 2 years after the On Solid Ground. Dax and Beck have been engaged for about a year and a half, but haven’t started making the wedding plans. Dax is dragging his feet, and Beck can’t understand why. Dax’s nightmares have returned but have morphed into crazy dreams of Beck dying instead of Delaney, Dax’s ex. Instead of talking through this with Beck, Dax starts pulling away. Beck thinks some space will help Dax, but as the weeks turn into months Dax isn’t getting any better and their relationship is strained. It takes Dax talking Micah, a vet from the VA center through a panic attack to get some clarity in his own mind. Dax stops pulling away and starts talking to Beck; they set a date and start planning the wedding.
After a beautiful wedding and a two week honeymoon on the beach, Dax and Beck are back to normal everyday life. Deciding to become parents again Dax and Beck go through the long arduous adoption process. Along the way they have to deal with parenting issues with Violet, Beck’s jealousy over Micah, Dax’s recurring PTSD symptoms, and just when things start to settle down Beck’s father resurfaces. No matter how far life tries to pull them down they know that they can count on each other to pull them on to higher ground.
Where do I begin… I really happy to see that for the most part Dax had a handle on his PTSD but that symptoms did still arise. This is an all too common reality for many of our veterans and I loved that Melissa Collins didn’t romanticize it. Her portrayal of Dax dealing with PTSD made me realize what a difficult reality this is for many men and women, and the people who love them.
Violet, what can I say about little Ms. Violet. She is hysterical, she brought just a touch of levity to some otherwise heavy moments. There is so much sass trapped in the little 6 year old body.
I thought the wedding was beautiful. The vows Dax and Beck spoke took my breath away. I loved how they included Violet in their special day.
I am a greedy reader, I had so many questions I still wanted answered after On Solid Ground. Melissa Collins answered them all, and then some. This was a perfect follow up book. I can’t say enough good things about it. My best advice to you is just to read it for yourself.

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paula review

I was so happy to get more of Dax and Beck. I really love when authors give a more of their characters after the initial get together phase. Because as we all know, after “The End” it isn’t all perfect. Dax’s issues didnt just suddenly end when he got with Beck and I love that we got to see him again continuing to work at it. It takes hard work to make a life with others and I so enjoyed reading more of Beck’s and Dax’s story. Beck has his own issues to work through as well and I thought Mellisa did an amazing job with this. These are two guys that she has created that you just want to root for. You have the urge to cheer them on and feel their pain. I was so engrossed in this story and I really wouldn’t mind getting more of these two if they start talking to her again, maybe a glimpse of their life after 10 years or so.

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AND DON’T FORGET… ON SOLID GROUND IS ON SALE!

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On Solid Ground is where it all began, and you can start today for only 99 pennies!

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