Title: Bound by Honor
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…
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 Law, Ties that Bind, Bound by Danger, Bound for Keeps
Published by Samhain Publishing Source: Purchased for Self
Published: March 1, 2011
Genres: Erotic Romance, Male Male Romance, Military Romance
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Break out the oven mitts when you start reading this one. Bound by Honor is one ridiculously hot book. I decided to read S.E. Jakes Men of Honor series after I read and enjoyed No Boundaries. There are three characters in that book that came from the Men of Honor series. I was curious as to what their beginning was, so here I am.
I probably never gave this series a second glance due to the bdsm elements. It’s simply not my thing. After reading Damon and Tanner and the hotness that is their book I have to admit that their relationship, how it started, where it went, and how D/s played into it all worked for me. I had originally questioned the whole dead lover sending in a new lover ploy and how that could ever possibly work. S.E. Jakes made it work and has me very excited about continuing this series.
The only factor that did not work for me was the ending. I even reread the last chapter to make sure I didn’t miss anything. I felt Damon and Tanner were given more of a happy for now, we’ll work our issues out later, than a happily ever after. I do hope to see more of them as I continue reading this series.