Monday, December 11, 2017

Operation Green Card by G.B. Gordon

Title: Operation Green Card
Author: G. B. Gordon
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m)
Series: Bluewater Bay #21
Main Characters: Arkady and Jason
Release Date: December 2017
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
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Sexual Intensity: hot


Story Overview:
Arkady Izmaylov is a family man. He’s also gay. In Russia. His sister Natalya has been telling him to get out for years, but it’s only after an attack in the street that he finally concedes and says yes to her desperate plan of him marrying a stranger for a green card.

Jason Cooley was taught from birth that he’s no good to anyone. Then the military taught him he was good enough to save other lives, but that purpose got amputated along with his leg. He’s now working security at Wolf’s Landing and sending monthly checks to his ex for their daughter’s education. When Natalya asks him to marry her brother, Jason knows right away he’ll do it more for the mission than the money she’s offering. But when he actually meets Arkady, his mission turns complicated.

Jason quickly discovers he’s not as straight as he thought. He’s also the man of Arkady’s dreams. Arkady must convince Jason that he’s worth loving, and that Arkady won’t disappear from his life like everyone else. Because Arkady has always wanted a family of his own, and he’s not letting go of this one.

My Review: 
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Jason is not gay. He does need money though and that's where this fake marriage comes from. 

Jason is an interesting character. His entire identity was wrapped up in his ability to do his job in the military. Then he lost his leg and took the physical determining whether he could stay active duty before he was ready. So, now he's working a minimum wage security job where all he does is monitor video feeds all day, although he's worked to the point that no one can even tell he has a prosthetic. But the main thing leftover from all of this is that his self worth is in the toilet. 

Jason has no issues with homophobia. He messed around with guys a bit on deployments, but never considered it more than the need to get off. But when Arkady comes into his life, he's suddenly questioning all of this. He never thought bisexuality was a thing. He was under the impression that it was a word for guys who didn't want to admit they were really gay. So, you can imagine his surprise that he actually falls under this label...because he wants Arkady...desperately.

Arkady doesn't realize Jason has all these self-worth issues at first. It's hard to get a real read off of the stoic Jason, so Arkady assumes the emotions behind his attraction are his alone, and that Jason just likes sleeping with him.

I liked this book. To Jason, this is all pretty new. For Arkady, he's in a fairly desperate situation...if he goes back to Russia, he will eventually be killed. But below the surface of all that are these two men who find love where they really, really need it. The story was sweet and romantic and everything I love in my romance. I really enjoyed it...a lot.

I definitely recommend this one!

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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