Title: High Flow
Author: Stephani Hecht
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Buy Link: Buy High Flow Here!
Rating: You Want To Read
Reviewed by: Layne
When Forrest learns that he's being transferred to Pontiac, the young paramedic is excited. Not only did he grow up in the Michigan city, but the move will put him closer to his ailing father. Then the night before he leaves Flint, he's viciously attacked in a bar parking lot and nearly dies. After he heals and moves to Pontiac, he vows to put the horrible experience behind him and never speak of it to anyone. He soon finds out that he can't forget that night of terror or the anger that still lingers inside him.
Patrick is new to Pontiac as well. A physician who just moved into the state, he soon finds himself intrigued by the attractive, yet brooding paramedic. As he tries to get closer to Forrest, he is dismayed and annoyed when the punk brushes off his advances. But Patrick has never been one to give up on something he wants and he's never wanted anything more than to finally have Forrest all to himself.
Forrest wants badly to be able to return Patrick's affection, but the attack has left him vulnerable and unable to stand being touched.
When we first meet Forrest, he's badly beaten, fighting for his life. This reader sprang a tear…or maybe three, at the vicious nature of the attack Forrest had to suffer. And I root for him to make it, to survive, and to fight back. He does…make it-survive, but doesn't really fight back. With good reason. Months later when he's healed physically, he's in a new town with new job, settling in, and catching the eye of a new doctor. With his family life a mess, we so want Forrest to have a chance at happiness, except he's not too keen on taking that step, not when he hates to be touched.
One look at the paramedic and Dr. Patrick wants, but Forrest shuts him down. It takes a third party to open his eyes to why Forrest is running away, and even then Patrick isn't stepping off.
I loved High Flow. This emotional story flowed very well. Despite what he's been through, Forrest is doing his best for his family, though not all appreciates it. He keeps to himself, still reeling from his attack. His attraction for the new doctor isn't welcome, but Patrick isn't taking no for an answer.
Patrick I loved. His strength and willingness to stick by Forrest despite the obvious roadblocks. He doesn't turn away when he hears the truth about Forrest, instead he goes out of his way to make Forrest feel better. Cared for. It's great to see Patrick taking his time to get to know Forrest, coaxing him out of his shell a little bit at a time. This reviewer finished this book with a wide smile.