Sunday, July 3, 2016

Waking Jamal by Amberly Smith

Title: Waking Jamal
Author: Amberly Smith
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM, scifi futuristic
Pages: 200
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
heir physical and mental survival depends on them bonding.

Jamal Zumati joins the military, determined to repay the country that fed and housed him. But during his Hamask activation, his senses go offline and he enters a berserker rage. The United States Hamrammr Program, or USHP, has only one option: put him into hibernation.

Despite his extraordinary ability to read and manipulate situations, Vargr Lt. Rum Walker has stepped on one too many brass toes, and the USHP demoted him back to teaching new candidates. Rum is one paranoid thought away from self-destruction when he is recruited for a covert mission: pull Jamal from hibernation.

The problem is, no one has ever survived a berserker fury—at least not officially. If Rum is to challenge the military stereotypes, he’ll not only need to wake Jamal—he’ll need to get him to agree to be bond as a Hamra Pair, the ultimate supersoldier team.

When Jamal and Rum team up with an FBI Hamra Pair to stop the terrorist group Dios Provee, Rum thinks he’ll show Jamal their true potential lies in an equal partnership, but Jamal is convinced Rum should take the lead. Will Rum stop Jamal from going berserk again and destroying both of their futures?


Waking Jamal by author Amberly Smith has a lot of story inside this book. There is politics, love, action, little bit of mystery, all rolled into this story. This is one you read when you have time to learn about new worlds, and those who are living in it.
Jamal is having a hard time being a soldier. He is determined to be the best, and gives it literally his all but his in ability to bond with a Vargr has put him into a Fury. He needs balance, before he never comes out of his coma. I found Jamal to be a very driven character. He does not want to be controlled. I liked his protectiveness as well. He is a true alpha hero to me, with a little wild side thrown in.
Rum he is teaching new recruits when we meet him. He is a Vargr with no bond to stabilize him. He is insubordinate, crazy smart, and becoming a huge problem for the commanders in charge.
These two make a very strong bonded pair. They both are rule breakers who want to make their own way. They also respect each other which is key to making things work for them. I liked watching them go through the layers they needed in order to get to trust and love. Ms. Smith does a great job of making me want more of her soldiers and her world she has built around them. I hope this book turns into a series. I would very much like to know what happens next.

                                      Five Shooting Stars

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