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The Articles of Release

(The Release #2)

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  378 ratings  ·  81 reviews
Just released from the military, wounded warrior Eric Tremaine is trying to put his life back together like the doctors reassembled his shattered leg. He’s a man with no home, since his Louisiana family rejected him, so Eric winds up in Texas with his old Army buddy, Adam Winchester, and his lover, Sage.

When Eric decides to stop sitting on his ass feeling sorry for himself
ebook, 220 pages
Published September 4th 2015 by Dreamspinner Press
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Warning: This review contains spoilers for the first book in the series Terms of Release.

Firstly, this book is the polar opposite of the first book Terms of Release. The Articles of Release is warm and sunny and fluffy and sweet and funny and delightful. If you've read my review of Terms of Release, that one is dark and sad and filled with gay-bashing fools. There wasn't any of that here.

Eric Tremaine is fresh from the military, discharged because of an injury that has mangled his leg. His famil
Aug 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-mm
A wounded warrior and a physio-therapist walk into a gym...

and you get a whole lot of heat. Especially when it's these two men. Eric Tremaine hadn't planned on being discharged from the army so soon but then he hadn't planned on the roadside attack that ended his military career. So he certainly hadn't planned on the force of nature that is Troy Daniels.

These two men don't get off to the best of starts but if nothing else Eric still remembers how to own his mistakes and apologize when he acts
R * A Reader Obsessed *
Terribly uneven and rough around the edges with head spinning, maddening changes in pov. Nonetheless, I liked this mainly because of the feel good vibe, seeing original characters Win and Sage from The Terms of Release so happily in love, and the presence of double hurt/comfort.

Eric is angry and bitter and thinks he'll never be whole again. That attitude soon changes as he meets double amputee Troy, who makes everything look so easy. Despite Troy's daredevil nature, he too has his own hangups an
3.75, rounded up.

The Articles Of Release is the 2nd book in this series. By no means as angsty as The Terms Of Release, it still has its moments.

Eric Tremaine has just been released from the Army due to injuries received while deployed, and is struggling with the new civilian life. Seeking shelter with his Army buddy Win (Adam Winchester) and Win's partner/lover Sage in Texas, this Louisiana transplant has some difficult stuff to deal with. He's miserable and somewhat reclusive, awkward in soci
Just not as good

I liked this because there wasn't so much angst as in the first story. That was sort of the problem though, waiting for something to actually happen. It was readable but just filled with detail after detail of almost every single day. It was nice, seeing Eric and Troy get together and I wanted to see what happened with them. It was also good to see Sage and Win having a good life together. Most of it, though, was Troy doing stupid things to prove and test himself. That did cause
So I'm gonna DNF at 30%. I could not get into this story at all.
I skipped the first one, since it was supposed to be 'angsty with angst on top', and maybe that's why I don't feel anything for the characters or the supporting characters. (I know it's not the same MCs:-)

Eric's anger is totally understandable. I get that it is not easy to be back 'a broken man', but it was really hard to read.
Troy's stupidity annoyed me as all get-out, and the relationship these two strike up felt weird with their
Victoria  love books
Overall book rating: 4 stars
Audio book: Narrator - Robert Nieman 4 stars
Book cover: 3.5 Stars

I really enjoyed this book. For me it was better than the first one.
Karen BookAddict
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
La traduction est une catastrophe et m'a empêché d'apprécier l'histoire. Honnêtement pour certains passages je ne comprenais rien.
Aug 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
As soon as this hit my kindle I could not put it down so I ended up staying up till 2 am reading this book. Let me tell you this book was so good! Loved these characters so much! With everything they had to go through and how strong they both were. First you get Eric who had to work through what happened to him, the pain it brought him and the sadness of the way his family treated him. Then you get Troy with his positive outlook at life no matter what he went through and his need to help others ...more
Aug 20, 2015 rated it really liked it

A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue review

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From that review: "When BA Tortuga is clicking on all cylinders with her writing, as she is here with this series, she not only creates these unbelievably realistic tough, wounded men, but makes us pull for them in their recovery by ushering us intimately into their thoughts and feelings. Doesn't matter whether its their out of control "just throw shit" anger or feeling so helpless that they need to
Dee Wy
Aug 24, 2015 rated it liked it
This second book was OK but didn't measure up to book one for me. It felt a bit slow and I had a love/hate relationship with Troy. He seemed to have a death wish and acted stupidly at times, hurting everyone around him. Not cool. I did appreciate seeing the trials of those who have lost limbs whether in war or accident. I feel like I could be more sensitive about the issue now.
Sep 09, 2018 rated it liked it
It wasn’t bad but the writing was a bit choppy, the transitions were abrupt and the narrative jumped all over the place. Troy and Eric are nice characters and we get Sage and Adam again. However, as likeable as the characters are, I couldn’t help but feel that the author was pushing credibility too much. All these series seem to have in common a higher than normal gay population and when you add to that they all have some kind of physical disability it makes it even more improbable that there wo ...more
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
Perfectly nice book and story. Better written than 90% of the stuff floating around in the genre.

There was a little more 'tell' than 'show' and the story is honestly a little too conflict-free for my taste. It's all very fluffy and ultimately that's just not my thing.
Shirley Frances
Sep 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Eric Tremaine was injured while deployed and is being discharged after some time at the hospital. With no one to go home to, he winds up calling his army buddy for some place to stay while he gets back to civilian life. But getting back to 'normal' turns to be harder than it seemed. And Eric's attitude and mild state of depression doesn't help. He's lonely, bitter about his injuries and in the brink of a temper tantrum.

Trying to make an effort to get back out there, Eric accepts and invitation
Aug 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
When I picked up 'The Articles of Release' by B.A. Tortuga, I wondered whether my first impression of her, as a writer, from reading her first book in this series, would still hold true. I'm happy to say, it absolutely did. I like the flow of the writing, the down-home, country reality of it that isn't forced. This woman knows Texas, and it shows. She also knows strong, stubborn, willful men, and I'm guessing she had brothers. Or her best friends were all guys. *grins* I was really happy to see ...more
Morgan  Skye
Aug 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
So – first you don’t have to have read book one, but… it was a great book and really helps make this book mean even more. Sage and Adam are the MCs from book one and play an important role in this book. Sage has had two knees replaced and is doing PT with Troy, a double amputee who is both tough and a little crazy for adrenaline.

Eric is a recent ex-soldier, just out of the Army on disability. Eric and Adam were in service together and Eric is blessed that Adam offers him a place to recuperate wh
Jo * Smut-Dickted *
I enjoyed this one, for the most part, but it is very different than the first. While I really loved Win and Sage, Troy was a much harder character for me to appreciate. He was really immature in his thrill seeking - not considering for a minute what his escapades were doing to everyone around him. In short, he was a real selfish ass. That is in contrast to how he handled his job - and the two seemed at odds in many places. I liked Eric just fine - but will admit some inconsistencies bothered. H ...more
Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie
3.5 Stars

*copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by author/publisher via Pride Promotions in exchange for an honest review*

The synopsis of this book had me fooled. When I read it, I thought I would be reading about Eric's struggle to get back to a normal life after a medical discharge from the Army. I settled in for an emotional and gritty story.

I didn't get that emotion or grit. The book was light and funny. The wording made the book kind of cooky and it was hard to take this book seriously.

The m
This was disappointing. I felt no connection between Troy and Eric. And Troy was a stupid dumb asshole. He already lost his legs, should he really be doing all kinds of stupid shit and risk his health? It felt like half the book Troy was in the hospital. How he managed to keep his job and pay the (hospital) bills was beyond me. He has made serious adjustments to his home, so someone with a disability can live comfortably. And he puts that all at risk to do stupid shit. It was exasperating and an ...more
Diane Dannenfeldt
The story was okay, at least I think it was. I will have to pick it up and read it for myself. I didn't like the narrator. The entire story was said in the same voice so I was lost on who was talking and that sort of made it hard for me to follow along and keep engaged. I will post another review once I've actually read it.
Riina Y.T.
Audiobook rating:
Narrator: ☆☆☆☆☆
Story: ☆☆☆-ish
Characters: ☆☆☆☆☆
Overall enjoyment: ☆☆☆☆☆

Thank you, Robert Nieman, you're the best damn narrator out there. I know I wouldn't have enjoyed this book as much if I'd read the ebook version, that's for sure.

I don't mind admitting that I only got it because of Rober Nieman's involvement :)

Rachel Emily
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story and reading about Eric and Troy falling for each other. I laughed, I swooned, and I wanted to smack some sense into Troy a couple of times. Definitely a solid read.
Does everything 'rock'? GAH! I was so annoyed with the dialog.

For the most part though, I kind of thought these two were together for convenience and that's it. I didn't really feel anything between them :(

Aug 18, 2015 rated it liked it
This was ok, but not as good as the first one
Marc | Rainbow Gold Reviews
Feb 26, 2016 rated it really liked it

Great sequel. :)
Romanticamente Fantasy
Recensione a cura di Kiki per Romanticamente Fantasy Sito

Ho iniziato a leggere “Congedo Assoluto” memore della commozione profonda che mi aveva trasmesso il primo volume della serie “Liberi”, dal titolo “Libertà Condizionata”. Una serie che consiglio a tutti gli amanti del genere m/m, perché mostra una faccia dell’America che non è bella da vedere né da raccontare. L’America del profondo Texas omofobo, delle carceri, dei veterani dell’esercito, feriti nel
Sep 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
Sep 06, 2015 rated it liked it
3,5 stars
Feel The Book
Recensione a cura di NoOne per Feel The Book

Voi non lo vedete, ma tra me e questa pagina bianca è in corso un duello, da un bel po’ di tempo, per parlare di “Congedo assoluto” di B.A. Tortuga.

La storia non mi ha convinto, anzi, se proprio devo dirlo, mi sento un po’ come un gatto che è stato appena accarezzato contropelo… questa sensazione nasce probabilmente anche dal fatto che il libro precedente, “Libertà condizionata”, mi era piaciuto davvero molto. Era stato veramente un buon inizio per la
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