Title: A Marine Affair
Commander Rick McConnell and Colonel Elijah Masters have been secret lovers for years. They nurtured their very private relationship with planned vacations and leaves, always meeting somewhere different—always escaping off the grid. It worked for them—career officers with a desire to serve their country and a passion for each other. The repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell provides them with the tremendous opportunity to come out to their friends and loved ones—Rick wants to seize the day, but Eli isn’t so certain. His hesitation leads to a fight, an ultimatum, and a breakup. Rather than confront their issues, Eli takes a foreign assignment.
A year’s separation changes both of them. The last person Eli expects to see when he steps off the plane is Rick, but the physician wants another chance with the only man he’s ever loved and he has a plan. Will bitterness, recriminations, and loss keep them apart or can these two officers rediscover the faith and loyalty that bound them for so long?
Author: Heather Long
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Taking the Stage, A Marine of Plenty, A Candle for a Marine, Marine Under the Mistletoe
Series: Always a Marine
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: A Marine of Plenty, A Candle for a Marine, Marine Under the Mistletoe
Published by Decadent Publishing Source: Publisher
Published: June 4, 2013
Genres: Male Male Romance
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I’ve read several of Heather Long’s books previously but this is the first book I’ve read in her wildly popular Always a Marine series. It is also the first male male romance I’ve read from this author. I have to say I will be going back to read more of the Always a Marine books. A Marine Affair works just fine as a stand-alone. Eli and Rick were the only characters for the most part. There were a few family members that were present as secondary characters, but no characters from past books.
When readers first begin reading it is immediately known that these two men know each other and have a history, a long history. Eli is arriving home from a year away. Rick eager to see his ex-lover has gone to the airport to pick him up. I loved Rick’s tenacity. He hasn’t seen Eli for a year. Last time they spoke it was not a happy conversation. In fact it was that conversation that left them no longer a couple. Rick who is eager to get his man back has decided the best way to do that is just to insert himself into Eli’s life.
After being gone for a year Eli had no expectations of seeing his ex-lover at the airport, especially not after how things were left between them. Eli has missed has Rick. He just was not in a place where he was ready to see their relationship to the place Rick was wanting to see it go. Readers are treated to what happened between Rick and Eli a year ago through them remembering the good times they had together. I loved the way the story moved in the sense. My curiosity of how they went from happy couple to ex’s made the pages fly. There is one hot romance and some great storytelling to be found in these pages. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves their male male romances filled with sexy military men.