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Brothers in Arms (The Recon Diaries 1) by Kendall McKenna at MLR Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Agents/Spies / Military/Former Military / Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller / Action/Adventure
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 16-July-2013

Book Blurb

Jonah Carver is a Marine and combat veteran. He and his former Captain, Kellan Reynolds, once shared a scorching night, but then lost touch; something Jonah has long regretted. When an investigation into government corruption, and the murder of U.S. troops, ends in the killing of a V.I.P. on Jonah's watch, the FBI arrives. With them is Kellan Reynolds. When Kellan is kidnapped, Jonah has to find and rescue him. If he doesn't, not only will the investigation unravel, but he'll lose Kellan for a second time--for good.


Book Review

Absolutely loved this book! The whole thing - story, writing, plot, characters, dialogue, love story, sex scenes, and action scenes. Everything about it was phenomenal.

Gunnery Sergeant Jonah Carver. The rank and name alone gave me shivers. He is the epitome of a Force Recon Marine - tough, loyal, strong, determined, dominant, and oh so sexy hot! (Former) Captain Kellan Reynolds. Wow. Hard man to describe, no pun intended. Smart, charismatic, loyal, sexy, and very determined. Determined not to let Jonah get away a second time.

These two men served together during the initial taking of Baghdad in '03. After their return Kellan chose not re-up, they had one blisteringly hot night of sex and then Jonah was deployed unexpectedly two days later. Now they're meeting again in Iraq. Kellan is consulting for the US government, he's with a team from the FBI and they're looking to investigate and find proof of Defense contractors providing weapons and technology to Iraqi terrorists/insurgents.

So our guys are back together in the hot, sweaty, and oh so dangerous world of Iraq. There's guns, battles, IED's, weapons caches, assassinations, kidnappings, torture, and rescues. What more can you ask for from a great book? I'm not telling the ending so don't bother asking. Just trust me that it's good and leaves room for the next book in the series.






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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 34000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 14-December-2012
Price $5.99 ebook
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