Release Day Review by DMac: Island Counselor, by Sue Brown

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Island Counselor, by Sue Brown
Series: Island Medics (Book 2)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 20, 2016

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars


brown-sue-island-counselorCounselor Logan Wilde has a successful therapy practice in London, but when a traumatic incident there leaves him suffering from PTSD, he takes refuge in his holiday cottage on the Isle of Wight, unable to face going back to work. Not that he’s allowed to relax. Logan’s time is taken up with helping Liam Owens, plus there’s Nick Brent, whom Logan discovers collapsed on the beach. Nick and Logan spend their time bickering with each other, but that doesn’t alter the attraction they feel.

Logan is forced to make some hard decisions about his future, which entails facing up to recent events. Only he’s not alone—Nick is with him. Unfortunately someone else makes a decision too, and now trouble is on its way to the Isle of Wight.


M/M Pairing
Gay Characters


I was happy to read another book where I really liked both of the people forming a relationship. Nick and Logan were really great together and I enjoyed reading about their growing relationship (and their snark!).

They meet when Logan, a therapist, goes out for a run and finds Nick having hip problems on the beach. It was meant to be, because they hit it off instantly and their chemistry was evident thanks to Brown’s strong writing.

There is something from the past that comes back to haunt Logan (no spoilers!) but the book is still pretty low on tension. It made it interesting without being too stressful. Sometimes you’re in the mood for a high tension situation in a book and sometimes you just want to have a light read while still investing in the characters.

Luckily this was another book where the side characters made the book more fun. I really liked Sam and Liam a lot and I hope the next book in the series is about them. The first book in the series is about Jeff (a surgeon) and Cameron and I am very interested in reading that next.

You don’t need to have read the first book in the series to enjoy this one, but if this book is any indication it would be worth the time to read it first if you are interested in this one.

This was a quick, good for summer read that had two sweet dudes taking care of each other and I enjoyed every minute of it.


Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn’t following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop.

Sue discovered M/M romance at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favourite television series. The series is long gone but the kissing was tender and Sue had a lightbulb moment.

Since then she has written many stories hoping to recreate that tender moment she saw on screen.

To learn more about Sue and her books check out her website (Click here!).

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I received an advanced copy of this novel in exchange for a fair and honest review.


2 thoughts on “Release Day Review by DMac: Island Counselor, by Sue Brown

  1. Pingback: Audio and Book Review by DMac: Island Doctor, by Sue Brown | Just Love: Romance Novel Reviews

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