Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Meet two men who need each other’s help but don’t realize it until it’s almost too late.
Noah is gay and terrified someone might find out. So much so that when he was blackmailed with pictures of himself with another man, instead of coming clean, he left his SEAL team without a word.
The other man is openly gay Mason, a former Marine and now part of the FBI’s Joint Terrorist Task force. It takes eight years after their first meeting in the desert for a chance event bring the two men together again. Now Noah must decide if he’s ready to accept who he is or if it’s easier to cut and run. Can they navigate the obstacles in their path to build a relationship? And why does the thought of that scare them more than investigating a group of terrorists?
I had never read this author and the blurb seemed like it would be something I would like. Unfortunately the writing style didn’t really work for me.
I felt like the overall plot was good but I struggled with the two main characters. There was this ongoing push and pull and it got on my nerves. There was a lot of drama between them and they would be mean to each other for no apparent reason. I actually didn’t find either of them that likable. They both could have used some anger management classes. They got aggressive with each other and said very mean things to each other which I’m not a fan of in my books. Also, Noah kept running off like an over dramatic teenager. There was not enough relationship development for me and I wasn’t too sure what these two saw in each other.
The reason Noah left his SEAL team was kind of odd in my opinion and then the way his and Mason’s past lives crossed without them knowing took a suspension of reality that I wasn’t able to do. Parts were interesting but overall the pacing felt off and I was losing interest in the story towards the end.
I don’t think this was a bad book, it just wasn’t the book for me. The writing itself was fine but the characters and their lives were something I just could not connect with.
Cover: I think the cover is fine. There is nothing wrong with it but there is also nothing that makes it stand out from other books in the genre.
ebook, 325 pages
Published February 2nd 2019 by JMS Books