Bound by Honor by SE Jakes ~ Book Review by Caroline

10275412 Title: Bound by Honor

Author: SE Jakes

Publisher: Samhain

Cover Artist: unknown

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars


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…

Product Warnings

Contains rough language, rougher sex and warriors who fall hard for each other


This is a great start to a series that I have now read many times. If you want hot alpha males with military backgrounds who are a little bit broken, mystery and suspense with a chunk of dominance and submission look no further.

When Tanner James couldn’t save the life of his fellow Ranger Jesse he promised Jesse one thing, a year from his death he would find Jesse’s boyfriend and offer to submit to him. For a man that has only ever thought of himself as the dominant one when it comes to sex this proves a whole lot scarier than he anticipated!

Damon Price loved his boyfriend and sub Jesse but there were huge cracks in their relationship that needed addressing. Sadly before anything could happen Jesse was killed and Damon has been living with the guilt ever since. When Tanner walks through his door Damon sees red hating the position Jesse has put him in and abuses Tanner badly in front of an audience at his BDSM club Crave.

Attraction and anger, lust and sadness draw these two men together and make for some pretty explosive sexual encounters. Both men are hiding behind secrets they refuse to talk about and until they are honest their future looks bleak.

Part of Damon’s secret past seems to have come knocking on the door as men are randomly attacked outside his club. For the first time in a decade Damon and his best friend LC may have to face their past and finally try and move past it. Damon also needs to accept that Tanner is still serving and find some peace that at the end of a mission he wants to return home to him.

These are tough hurt men who don’t wish to show any weakness but really all they need to do is let go of their pasts, let it all out and move on. Easier said than done but Tanner is determined to keep hold of Damon now he has found him.

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This review is based on a copy purchased by the reviewer independent of any review copies offered.

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