Book Reviews

Bound to Break (Men of Honor 6) by SE Jakes and Stephanie Tyler

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Military/Former Military / Erotic Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 28-December-2017

Book Blurb

Four men fighting against their pasts…and for each other.

Several years after washing up on a beach in South Africa with absolutely no memory—not even his name—Lucky would rather not remember his past. Based on the number of scars on his body, it couldn’t have been anything good.

Then a man claiming to be his former Navy SEAL teammate walks into the bar and insists that Lucky’s real name is Josiah Joshua Kent. Turns out he’s been listed as KIA, and since he’s not dead, he’s now considered a deserter—and under suspicion.

Discovering Josh is alive throws Rex, and his relationship with Sawyer, into a tailspin. Rex can finally lay to rest the nightmares of the night he couldn’t save his teammate. And Sawyer is faced with his worst nightmare—a relationship threatened by a very real ghost from the past.

As Josh begins to piece his memories back together, another man with a shadowy connection to his past—and maybe his heart—holds the key that could free him. Or send him to a traitor’s fate.




First Edition published by Samhain Publishing, 2013.


Book Review

Like the previous volumes of this amazing series about military men and the various issues they have to contend with—both while inside the military and once they leave—this book is an intense mix between nail-biting tension, fascinating psychology, and characters who seem to jump off the pages they are so real. The two couples starring in this installment are linked in so many ways, and even though their ties may be the most emotional, the bonds they share with their various team mates are as strong, if without the romantic element.

Lucky is the central character in many ways, and it is his story that has consequences for everyone involved. He is the one who suffered torture to the point of causing amnesia. When he is recognized by one of his ex-team mates four years after being presumed dead, he has to face his past – both because he is now suspected of treason and because he personally needs to find out what happened. Having fallen for Dash, the man who ends up turning him in, is difficult for Lucky, but the suspense that follows as they begin to reconstruct what actually happened after Lucky was captured is even tougher n him. As for having a relationship under these circumstances? It may seem almost impossible, but these two men have far more in common and are more closely linked than either of them suspects initially. I was stunned by some of the revelations!

The second couple affected by all of this is Rex, Lucky’s former commanding officer and lover, and Rex’s new lover, Sawyer. Rex is determined to help, to try to alleviate the guilt he leaves over leaving Josh, now Lucky, behind. And Rex may be determined to leave the former relationship in the past, but Sawyer cannot help but feel scared the former lovers will discover they still have feelings for each other. No matter what Rex does to convince him otherwise (and some of his “methods” lead to some extremely hot interactions in the bedroom), the doubts are very hard to quieten down.

This book is super-intense, both emotionally and due to all the complications occurring when trust, or the lack of it, begins to overshadow how the men look at each other.  I felt for Lucky and Dash, I could see how Sawyer’s fear made sense, and Rex’s determination to do the right thing touched my heart. As for the final twist and revelation? Mind-boggling is far too mild a descriptor for that shock!

If you like thrillers involving military men and secret agents, if you enjoy a good action/adventure with a good deal of human psychology and some plot twists that will might shock you, and if you're looking for hot and passionate relationships that will touch your heart, then you will probably like this book.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 272 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 10-March-2017
Price $4.75 ebook
Buy Link https://www.amazon.com/Bound-Break-Men-Honor-Book-ebook/dp/B06XJL9RF3