Author: LE Franks and Sara York
Publisher: Totally Bound
Genre: MM, Military, Contemporary
Publisher’s BlurbFor a man who made his career in intelligence, falling for an Afghani national in the middle of a war zone wasn’t the smartest thing a Marine could do.
Marine Captain Sean Kelley loves his country and the men he serves with, but when he meets Akim, he’s tempted to throw it all away for the mysterious man. He knows better than to chase after a local, but repeat encounters culminating in a moment of passion leave him reeling—he’ll do almost anything to figure out how they can be together.
Akim Bijan has a secret of his own—one large enough to get more than just himself killed if it’s revealed. But from the moment he first lays eyes on the handsome Marine, he’s tempted to do just that rather than hide his growing attraction to the man. Being a translator allows him access to the base and he finds Sean alone one night. They take things farther than he ever intended. If only he could tell Sean everything, but his lips are sealed.
When tragedy strikes, Akim is afraid he’s lost Sean for good and he’s forced to make a decision that will change both their lives. Will love win—or will Sean and Akim be separated forever?
Publisher's Note: This story has been previously released as part of the Semper Fidelis anthology by Totally Bound Publishing.
My Marine by authors Sara York and LE Franks is a book that hits close to home. I know a lot of good people over fighting in the Middle East so this book hit very close to home for me. I liked the care and thoughtfulness of this book. Feels like the authors have done their homework.
Sean Kelley is a Marine Captain working in intelligence. He is a good man doing his job for his country. His local translator is Akim. Akim is a man he would like to get to know better. But he isn’t sure it is a good idea.
Akim is more than meets the eye. He has secrets. When he lets himself love Sean he finds those secrets could tear them both apart.
When Sean is injured and sent back home he has to adjust to life outside of a war zone. He thinks he has lost Akim but has he?
Though in a short story format this book is one to pick up and read when you want a quick but touching story of love, courage, and men who are loyal. I loved this one. I would like to see more stories like this in the future. I hope these two authors team up again. The emotion and storyline is really one to remember.
Five Shooting Stars