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Ebb and Flow (Love's Charter #2)

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To achieve happiness, they’ll have to find the courage to be their own men.

As first mate on a charter fishing boat, Billy Ray meets a lot of people, but not one of them has made him as uncomfortable as Skippy—because he’s drawn to Skippy as surely as the moon pulls the tides, and he’s almost as powerless to resist. Billy Ray has spent his life denying who he is to avoid th
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Published August 18th 2017 by Dreamspinner Press
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BWT (Belen)

Note: I haven't read book one, Setting the Hook, yet had no trouble following along, even with the inclusion of characters introduced there, so this works as a standalone.

Billy Ray hides his sexuality in order to avoid his uber-religious, abusive father. Skippy constantly tries to garner his father's respect, without ever seeming to meet that goal. Their dual POV gives insight into the way both Skippy's and Billy Ray's fathers have both damaged the sons, with both trying desperately to please pe
Nov 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Let's go fishing...

One man worships at the temple of the almighty dollar the other man worships in the house of god...both men were given sons...kind and gentle souls to nurture and guide in a world that can be less than kind...both men failed.

Neither man truly understands the value of what they have. Billy Ray is the son of a Baptist who has raised him to believe that he is less than he is. He loves working on the water as a part of the crew of one of Mike Jensen's Apalachickol
Serena Yates
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gay
This second volume of the very aptly named ‘Love’s Charter’ series is as intense as the first one. This time both main characters have issues with dealing with and separating from their overbearing fathers, though for very different reasons. Neither Skippy, who is a lawyer, nor Billy Ray, who is a mate on one of William and Mike’s charter ships, are truly their own men when their story begins. They may legally be adults around thirty, but mentally they have not “cut the cord” to follow their own ...more
Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Ebb and Flow’s the sequel to Setting the Hook by Andrew Grey. The book’s well written and nicely edited and has a great flow to it and kept me entertained. I like how realistic the characters are in the book and the problems that they have to go through to get to their happily ever after. I liked Ebb and Flow, but I didn’t love it like I did Setting the Hook. Maybe it’s because Harcourt Anson III—Skippy to his friends—is a lawyer
T.M. Smith
Mar 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Would you consider the audio edition of Ebb and Flow to be better than the print version?
I'd consider it to be a companion, both are fantastic in their right.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ebb and Flow?
When Skippy goes off on mommy and daddy!

Which character – as performed by Greg Tremblay – was your favorite?
I really enjoyed Billy Ray, the struggles he endures while trying to figure out who he is and how to be his own man outside of his father's shadow.

If you were to make a film o
Barb ~rede-2-read~
Skippy is a highly successful attorney in his father’s Boston law firm, though the senior managing partner never quite acknowledges his son’s prowess in the courtroom. All his life, he’s sought his father’s approval to no avail and now, on the heels of winning a huge case that made national news, instead of praise and time off, his father hands over a new case in which the firm will represent a development company looking to purchase land that’s currently used for fishing and boating operations ...more
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Daddy Issues Squared

As much as I loved "Setting the Hook" (five stars), the first installment of this series, this one runs circles around it because Skippy and Billy Ray are such deeply strung and conflicted characters with a very strong bond: Their fathers are just as awful as you can expect a big-time lawyer and fire-and-brimstone preacher can be.

Skippy the lawyer and Billy Ray the first mate meet on the annual excursion of four upper-level gay professionals from Boston that we met in the fir
Morgan  Skye
Apr 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, audio, reviewed
I picked this up because I’d enjoyed the world building in book one and I thought it’d be great to see what was happening with our friend Billy Ray.

This story is pretty similar to Setting The Hook in that we have a “good ol Southern boy” meeting a “city slicker” and the two finding ways to mesh worlds once they fall in love.

There is a bit more drama and angst in this and I wasn’t as invested in these guys as a couple as I was in book one, but that could be due to reading this rather than listeni
The Novel Approach Reviews
Ebb and Flow by Andrew Grey follows Skippy, a high-powered lawyer from Boston, and Billy Ray, a charter boat-hand from the panhandle of Florida. On the surface, their lives couldn’t seem more different, but they both share one very important thing in common—fathers who have withheld love and acceptance. As the two men get to know one another, their vast differences seem to melt away as we witness them struggle with, and ultimately tackle, their difficult and painful pasts in order for forge thei ...more
Heather Martin
Aug 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
*Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.*

Ebb and Flow is Book 2 in Andrew Grey's Love's Charter series. Many of the characters in this book were introduced in Book 1, and I think this book could be read without reading Book 1. But, I think to fully enjoy the story and its characters, you should read the series in the correct order!

We met Skippy in Book 1, and he seemed like a guy who liked t
Independent Reviewer for Divine Magazine, I was gifted my copy of this book.

This is book two in the Love's Charter series, but you don't need to have read book one, Setting The Hook for this to make sense. But I will recommend that you do, and explain more as I go.

We met Skippy in book one, he and his friends hired Mike's boat. Skippy is in town on business for his father's law firm, but is having a few days off before he starts. Billy Ray is now first mate to Bubba on Mike's boat, since he got
Becky Condit
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When are fathers helping and when are they destroying exactly what they intend to preserve? In Ebb
and Flow two men whose fathers have exact expectations for their sons wind up destroying the
relationships they thought they were defending through their massive own homophobic judgments.
Skippy, whom we met in the first book in the Love’s Charter series, Setting the Hook, is a hotshot
attorney working in his father’s Boston law firm. No matter what Skippy does, no matter how hard he
works, his fat
Tammy Smith
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gay, homophobia, m-m, lawyers
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As the sequel to Setting the Hook, Ebb and Flow does a magnificent job!
Billy Ray is first mate to Bubba, who was first mate to Mike in Setting the Hook. Billy Ray knows he’s gay but as his father is the town preacher he has never been game enough to come out and admit it. Billy Ray has tried to gain his father’s acceptance but in the back of his mind he knew he’d never get it. His father has an identity crisis,
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ebb and Flow is the second book in Andrew Grey’s Love’s Charter series and my first book in this series. I haven’t read the first one yet, and while I felt like there was a story there from some of the other characters I didn’t feel like I was really missing anything when it came to my feelings about Skippy and Billy Ray. (Although, I definitely want to read the first one!!) I really enjoyed this story and these characters and felt for what they both went through with their fathers.

Skippy and Bi
Aug 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: drama, family, romance
Have to admit, Ebb and Flow wasn't as satisfying read as Setting the Hook, mostly because I couldn't really connect with Billy Ray or Skippy. Both of them had washed up reason for being unloved as children. And from that point I found this book stale and bland.
Aug 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I liked it, but did not love it. It felt like the guys barely knew each other. And angsty fathers were annoying.
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
A good story. Enjoying the standalone series so far.
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Love's Charter (2 books)
  • Setting the Hook (Love's Charter, #1)