First class petty officer Eric Randall is less than thrilled about taking orders to Okinawa. Three long, lonely years on a crappy island that’s thousands of miles from his daughter? Oh. Yeah. Sign him up. But as long as he’s stuck here, he might as well make the best of it, so he discreetly checks out the local gay scene, where he meets Shane Connelly.
What starts as a one night stand leaves both of them wanting more, but then Eric finds out Shane doesn’t just outrank him, he’s an officer. DADT may be repealed, but an enlisted man getting involved with an officer falls under conduct unbecoming a gentleman and could cost both men their careers. They both have kids to take care of, future civilian careers to consider, and retirements on the line.
Still, they can’t resist each other. They discreetly spend nights together, and their mutual desire to explore the beautiful island of Okinawa is a perfect excuse to spend days together. As long as no one asks and they don’t tell, there’s no reason anyone has to find out.
But secrets like this tend to make themselves known…
This was one of the books that made me an m/m convert! I absolutely loved the attention to detail the author, LA Witt puts into this story. It’s clear she’s spent time in Okinawa and in some capacity as part of the military.
I thought the romance was to die for! It was full of everything you could want. Hiding, passion, daring, and deep, deep feelings. And the smexy times – WOW – there are a LOT of them and they are HOT.
While our MCs do spend much of their time alone together in bed, they also go on dates and excursions and I really believed in them as a couple. In addition to the passion they held for one another, they really clicked and worked as a couple – outside the bedroom.
This is a book for true romantics, fans of military themed stories and fans of truly erotic sex!
When I saw that Greg Boudreaux (Tremblay) was narrating this, I couldn’t order it fast enough! He’s an amazing narrator and totally at ease with the erotic nature of this story. He’s also knowledgeable about accents and Japanese and able to pronounce the myriad of Japanese words sprinkled throughout.
This is a fantastic way to experience this story and he did an amazing job with it!
5 of 5 stars for the audiobook
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