On Higher Ground by Melissa Collins: Review & Release Day Blitz

On Higher Ground by Melissa Collins: Review & Release Day BlitzOn Higher Ground by Melissa Collins
on May 18th, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance

When 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

Alexis says…

On Higher Ground is the continuation of Beck and Dax’s love story, so if you haven’t read On Solid Ground STOP RIGHT HERE and pick it up now.

I always read the acknowledgments that the author’s place at the end of the book. Melissa stated in her acknowledgements that “love is love and their story showcases that perfectly”. I honestly could not agree more. What Dax and Beck have is  non-traditional to some…but love should never EVER be discriminated against it. Love comes in all different sizes and shapes and can be a bit blurry at times. It’s the beauty of their love for each other that feeds the romance book lover in me! Okay, I just needed to get that off my chest.

“You’re mine, and I’m yours. That’s all that matters. All that has and all that ever will.”

On Higher Ground picks up shortly after the last book. Dax and Beck have not tied the knot yet but as they have some obstacles to overcome. PTSD, some insecurity on both parts, family, and every day life lend to some of their problems in moving forward.  But what Dex and Beck have definitely makes all these problems worth the love that they share.

I think one of my favorite things about this book is the love these two sexy men share for Victoria. I swear the interactions between them and their daughter just breaks my heart. Melissa did such a fantastic job writing that part of the story. Also, the chemistry between these two is still very much at the forefront of the story….and let’s just say it’s super steamy!

“The moment I saw you for who you were, flaws and all, I belonged to you. It may have been in ways I hadn’t realized, but I did.”

I am not always a huge believer that a story needs to be continued into another book. But sometimes as a reader we just need to see what happens after the HEA.  This book is a prime example as to one that was a great addition to an already fabulous standalone.

Melissa Collins writes some of the best M/M out there. It’s not bogged down with unnecessary sex scenes, it’s laced with a beautiful story and incredible writing. If you are new to M/M, this is a great series to start with!

Love is Dax and Beck.


About Melissa Collins

Melissa Collins has always been a book worm. Studying Literature in college ensured that her nose was always stuck in a book. She followed her passion for reading to the most logical career choice: English teacher. Her hope was to share her passion for reading and the escapism of books to her students. Having spent more than a decade in front of a classroom, she can easily say that it’s been a dream.

Her passion for writing didn’t start until more recently. When she was home on maternity leave in early 2012, she read her first romance novel and her head filled with the passion, angst and laughter of the characters who she read about it. It wasn’t long before characters of her own took shape in her mind. Their lives took over Melissa’s brain and The Love Series was born.