Book Reviews

Bound by Law (Men of Honor 2) by SE Jakes and Stephanie Tyler

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Military/Former Military / Menage MMM / BDSM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 06-December-2017

Book Blurb

The one man he can’t forget is the one whose memories could destroy them all.

After the one man he trusted disappeared, it took Law Connor ten years to take a chance on another relationship. Trouble is, right about the time he’s finally ready to let go of the past, the past stages a hostile takeover.

Back when they were teens, Styx was the boy with no memory. He and Law had each other’s backs until he was forced to leave to keep Law safe. Now a CIA agent, he’s finally discovered who he is, and why he’s a hunted man.

Detective Paulo McMannus has almost succeeded in helping Law forget his lost love when Styx comes plowing back into their lives. No way is Paulo giving up his lover without a fight.

Suddenly Law finds himself on the run with Styx, the man who can still bring him to his knees…and with Paulo, the man who brought him back to life. The worst part? He can’t choose between them. And it’s getting harder to remember why he should.

 

 

NOTE: This book was previously released by Samhain Publishing in August 2011.

 

Book Review

First of all I need to say wow. This is such an intense, emotional, and fascinating read! While the men were sort of introduced in the first volume, that was really just scratching the surface. As I got to know them better in this volume, the full impact of their situations hit me right in the gut. All three are lost, have more secrets than should be allowed, and need healing and someone to love them so badly, it tore at my heartstrings. I think none of the three could have been fulfilled with one lover, they each need and deserve two. And this is one of those triads where all three members really fit; each man with his own strengths and weaknesses uniquely suited to support the other two.

As much sense as this makes having read the book, it was definitely not a foregone conclusion. They each fight the "inevitable" for reasons of – whatever social norms or other ideas they have in their heads. But the undeniable truth is that they not only share a common enemy (Styx's father and their pasts), they also share the ability to defeat whatever he, or life in general, throws at them. They only slowly learn how this might work, and the build of the tension and understanding is magnificent. It pulled me in and didn’t let me go.

Law and Styx have loved each other forever. Law went into Delta Forces and Styx vanished into the CIA, thinking he could protect Law from his father by pretending he didn’t love him. Ten years later Law is finally ready to move on with Paolo, a detective, when Styx returns because all his staying away hasn’t stopped his father from going after Law and Paolo just to get to Styx. What follows is a tense situation where each of the three ultra-stubborn men tries to protect the other two as they slowly realize they love each other. Too macho to give in, they struggle for quite a while, all the time threatened by assassins out to kill them.

This story is as intense as the first, not for the faint-hearted, and contains a fascinating description of the development of a true triad, where each man needs both his partners equally and for different reasons. No combination of two of these men would work, and that is quite an achievement in my book. If you like thrillers, if you enjoy complicated relationships, specifically, threesomes that turn into stable triads, and if you're looking for some very hot between-the-sheet action on top of all that, you will definitely like this book. Tough men – tougher action is a good way to classify it.

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 60840 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 05-September-2016
Price $3.99 ebook
Buy Link https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/663311