One Marine, Hero by EM Lynley ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

OneMarineHeroLGTitle: One Marine, Hero

Author: EM Lynley

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Reese Dante

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 08/17/2015

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance


He’s a hero to everyone but himself.

Marine helicopter pilot Captain Jake Woodley struggles after receiving the Medal of Honor for a mission where he didn’t bring every man back alive. Being called a hero and having his photo plastered across the news makes him hate himself more. He despises his cushy job flying with the Marine One squadron, carrying the president and other officials, when he’d rather risk something, even death. He gets his wish when he’s ordered to fly a series of classified trips.

Matt “Beau” Beaumont has been relegated to covering the fashion beat after getting downsized from a hard-news position. But an unexpected invitation to a White House dinner might be the boost his career needs. Offering a hot Marine an after-dinner blowjob wasn’t on Beau’s agenda, but when Jake takes him up on the proposition, some phenomenal casual sex soon blossoms into a relationship both of them crave.

When Beau’s extracurricular research uncovers defense department funding anomalies, he soon discovers the trouble goes higher than he imagined. Just as events start to make sense, the investigation puts Beau and Jake in deadly danger. It takes a daring play by Jake—risking everything he loves—to uncover the truth.

My View:

EM Lynley packs a lot into her latest novel, One Marine, Hero. A lot of excitement, heat, joy, disappointment, action, and of course love.

Beau and Jake couldn’t be more different. Beau is a pretty happy go lucky guy on the fashion beat for a DC newspaper. Jake is a marine dealing with survivors guilt, alcohol issues, and more. However, one chance encounter and a blowjob at a White House dinner set them both on a course neither expects.

Beau and Jake are an interesting pair. They are volatile together but don’t make sense apart. They both have secrets they are keeping, some more serious than others. However, their collision course can only end one way… with a happily ever after. Once you meet these two, you won’t settle for anything less.

Despite Jake pushing some of Beau’s deeply ingrained buttons and pushing Beau away at every turn, Beau manages to stick mostly (thanks to a few pushes from a meddling but well-intentioned friend). In the end it comes down to them against the world. It is all about who to trust and who to love.

If Lynley keeps writing like this, I will keep reading.


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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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