Book Reviews

The Paramedic and the Writer (Ellery Mountain 5) by RJ Scott at Love Lane Books

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 31-January-2018

Book Blurb

Paramedic Jamie Llewelyn moves to Ellery to start a new life away from the City. Attached to the hospital and working for his friend Liam Wolfe he's happy—even if he has to keep coming up with excuses to miss the Friday meet ups. He had peace and he could finally make a difference in a community that needed him.

When he and Max rescue John Doe from a crashed car balanced on the edge of a ravine Jamie didn’t know but his life would never be the same again. John opens his startlingly violet eyes and suddenly Jamie is falling hard. If only John didn’t have a gun and could remember why he’d shot the passenger in the car. Then maybe passion could change into something else. Love.

NOTE: This book was previously published by Total-E-Bound in August 2013.

Book Review

Jamie Llewellyn, of 'The Paramedic and the Writer' by RJ Scott, is feeling lonely lately since most of the gay men in town are happily matched up. They continue to invite him to their Friday night get-togethers, but he feels like a third wheel, they make him feel even more desolate. He's impatiently waiting for his turn at happiness when fate brings it to him in an explosive way.

After rescuing Ian, Jamie spends time with him, supposedly as follow-through after the accident. He does this for all his patients, but he seems to be spending an inordinate amount of time with this particular one. He uses his paramedic status to cover what he realizes is a growing infatuation, despite the fact that there is a chance he may have broken the law. He doesn't, however, escape some good-natured teasing from Liam, his friend and doctor: “I know you’re desperate for a man, Jamie,” he said with a waggle of his eyebrows, “but sitting with an unconscious guy is a new low.” In spite of what it appears, all of Jamie's instincts tell him that this is a good man who couldn't possibly have committed murder and does his best to protect him, i.e., complying with the doctor's plan to delay his being questioned by the cops until he's mentally able to do so.

When Ian Grant opens his eyes, he hurts all over. The only person he wanted to see is Jamie, the man who has spent so much time with him while he was in and out of consciousness. He feels safe when Jamie is there and especially when he holds his hand. Jamie has become his touchstone, his friend and protector. As he gets better, Ian wants to get closer to Jamie, but Jamie hesitates, fearing that Ian's affection is some sort of gratitude for saving his life instead of having a real interest in him. After some amusing confusion about Jamie's sexual preference, Ian is determined to show Jamie that he truly wants to get to know him better. 

This is another great story from the Ellery Mountain gang. It was great, as always, to visit with the guys and enjoy how their lives fit together to make Ellery a better place, whether it's in an official capacity, or as volunteers and friends, the men always come to each other's aid. I'd recommend this book especially to Ellery Mountain fans, and to those who haven't read the stories of this great community, its handsome men, and the support they show each other. I'm looking forward to the next story. Thanks, RJ! Great job!





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 100 pages/33000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 02-September-2015
Price $3.49 ebook
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