Title: Bound to Break
Four men fighting against their pasts…and for each other.
Several years after washing up on a beach in South Africa with absolutely no memory—not even his name—Lucky would rather not remember his past. Based on the number of scars on his body, it couldn’t have been anything good.
Then a man claiming to be his former Navy SEAL teammate walks into the bar and insists that Lucky’s real name is Josiah Joshua Kent. Turns out he’s been listed as KIA, and since he’s not dead, he’s now AWOL—and under suspicion.
Discovering Josh is alive throws Rex, and his relationship with Sawyer, into a tailspin. Rex can finally lay to rest the nightmares of the night he couldn’t save his teammate. And Sawyer is faced with his worst nightmare—a relationship threatened by a very real ghost from the past.
As Josh begins to piece his memories back together, another man with a shadowy connection to his past—and maybe his heart—holds the key that could free him. Or send him to a traitor’s fate.
Author: S. E. Jakes
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Catch a Ghost, Long Time Gone, Dirty Deeds, Free falling
Series: Men of Honor
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Bound by Honor, Bound by Law, Ties that Bind, Bound by Danger
Published by Samhain Publishing Source: Purchased for Self
Published: December 3, 2013
Genres: Male Male Romance, Military Romance
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I sometimes miss obvious things when reading the blurb on a book. “Four men fighting against their pasts…and for each other.” It clearly states four men. I went into Bound to Break thinking that this would be a ménage between Rex, Sawyer, and Josh/Lucky. I thought Rex was going to get the lover he thought dead back. That is not what happens and I must say I was not disappointed in the least once I figured out where S.E. Jakes was taking these two couples. That’s right readers two couples, so you’re really getting two romances for the price of one deal here.
While there are two different love stories within these pages the two couples path’s cross and bring everyone together because of Lucky. Four years ago Rex and his team lost one of their own. They have believed Josh dead. This affected Rex a little more than others because Josh and Rex were together. Rex mourned a teammate and lover. Four years ago is also when a man with no memory of who he is washed up on shore and started living as Lucky.
The events play out in a way that made this book totally work from beginning to end. Dash, his role and how the capture and torture from four years ago was a constant in his life for completely different reasons made complete sense. Rex and Sawyer and the ghost from the past added a lot of really good tension. The conflicts that one would think would come from that is not how Jakes let this story go. Lucky and the mess that he brought to the book is amazing. Everyone questions his past and his current motives. Lucky is just trying to live. Considering all he has been through he has much to be thankful for. Lost memories are quickly become the least of his problems when his past comes back for revenge.
I recommend at least reading Bound by Danger before reading this installment in the Men of Honor Series. Sawyer and Rex have been building their relationship and eventual coming together for a while by the time this book rolls around. They are actually mentioned in Bound by Honor, but not to the point that it necessitates reading that one. I have to admit that I loved the slow build that lead to their tale.