Friday, February 24, 2012

Bound by Honor by SE Jakes

Title:  Bound by Honor
Author: SE Jakes
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m)
Series: Men of Honor #1
Main Characters: Tanner & Damon
Release Date: March 2011
Publisher: Samhain  

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Sexual Intensity: erotic

Story Overview:
To escape the past, you have to take a leap of faith.

Men of Honor, Book 1

One year ago on a mission gone wrong, Tanner James failed to save the life of Jesse, his Army Ranger teammate. Before dying in that South American jungle, Jesse extracted a promise that won’t let Tanner rest until it’s fulfilled—no matter what it costs him.

Damon Price loved Jesse, but problems in their relationship had come to a head right before Jesse left on his final mission. Now a reluctant Dom and a man still in mourning, he’s not happy when Tanner appears at his BDSM club. And even less happy with Jesse’s last request—that Tanner sub for him for one night.

After a rough start, Damon realizes that the tough soldier, despite his protests, aches for someone to take control. And Tanner senses a hesitance, an insecurity in Damon that makes him wonder if he’s simply a placeholder for Jesse, or if their tentative connection could grow into something more.

For Jesse’s sake, they agree to try one weekend together. Then duty calls, and a series of attacks that have been happening near the club hits too close to home, making both men wonder if giving their hearts is a maneuver fraught with too much risk…

Warning: Contains rough language, rougher sex and warriors who fall hard for each other.

My Review:
This is a powerful book. It's incredibly sexy. It's incredibly emotional. It features two incredible alpha heroes that you can't help but to fall in love with. From page one this book propels you into this erotic BDSM story and it doesn't stop until the very end.

Tanner is bi-sexual, but something about his sex life is lacking. He's not finding fulfillment and as his military life becomes more and more dangerous, so do his sexual experiments....just trying to find that ultimate release. A year ago, he was on a mission with his friend Jesse. Jesse was hit and bled out slowly in the ten hours it took for a rescue to come for them. In that time when he was dying, Jesse extracted a promise from Tanner. A promise that a year after his death, Tanner would go to Jesse's partner, Damon, and have him Dom for Tanner. Tanner has never been a sub, but he wants to fulfill Jesse's dying wish, so on the anniversary of Jesse's death, Tanner goes to the club that Damon owns to tell him what Jesse wants.

Damon is still grieving for Jesse and does not react well to Tanner's information. In fact, he reacts really horribly and puts Tanner in an awful position which sends Tanner into an even worse downward spiral sexually. Damon is dealing with his own demons. Demons that have to deal with his relationship with Jesse and demons that go even further back than that. He doesn't realize that Tanner is exactly what he needs, but Jesse recognized it.

Everything that you see in the description above. It's all there and it makes for an incredible book. There is grief. Their is guilt. There is some amazingly HOT alpha sex! The two heroes in this book are amazingly well-written. There is a lot of depth to both of them, as they deal with issues that are not easy. There are some incredible moments of vulnerability for both of these guys in this book which are just so incredibly beautiful!

I loved this book. It was everything I hoped for and so much more. Just an incredibly erotic read, but also an incredibly beautiful love story. 

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