Search & Rescue by Jenna Byrnes ~ Book Review by Queue

SearchRescueTitle: Search & Rescue

Author: Jenna Byrnes

Publisher: Pride Publishing

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 3.0 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 11/10/2015

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance


Two parajumpers freefall into a stealthy relationship before considering how quickly it might come crashing to an end.

Airman First Class Matthew Billings has almost completed a grueling two year training program on his way to becoming a Pararescueman in the Air Force Special Operations Unit. On a mission to rescue a child lost in the Pecos Wilderness of New Mexico, he meets Master Sergeant Drake Bogart, a man who is as infuriating as he is handsome. When Matt spots the child and Drake gets the credit, sparks fly, in more ways than one. But with graduation just a few days away, is their fledgling relationship over before it even gets started?

My View:

The blurb for this story made it sound very interesting, unfortunately it didn’t follow through. What I expected was a little action and conflict between alpha males but what I got was a lot of sex between two alpha males.

The story starts with parajumper Matthew Billings being involved in a search and rescue operation involving a lost child. Billings spots the kid and rescues him with the help of Master Sergeant Drake Bogart. Later, it’s Bogart who takes all the credit for the save, which royally pisses off Matthew. Despite his anger, he can’t help but notice how attractive Drake is.

Jackass. A hot jackass to be sure, but one nevertheless.

The next day Matt is shocked when Drake shows up near his dormitory. It turns out that Bogart felt the same spark and is more than eager to jump into bed with him. Why? Ummm…I couldn’t tell you. Yeah, they were attracted to each other but their involvement could’ve lead to major trouble. But that doesn’t stop them from shagging like horny teenagers on prom night.

That’s pretty much the extent of their relationship—sex. And lots of it. Corny, eyeroll worthy, porn-ish sex. Some of the love scenes were erotic, but most just made me shake my head. The over-the-top dialogue ruined a lot of the scenes for me.

“Ooh, such a slut. I love that in a guy. You wanna be my ass slut, Matt?”

“Oh please. Yes, please! More. Harder. Fuck me so good.”

Jenna Byrnes is an excellent author, I’ve read an enjoyed her stuff before, but this one just didn’t impress me. It’s a bit on the insta-love side even if the guys never say the words. I never really got why they were together other than good sex, so when Bogart goes out of his way to ensure they can be together I wasn’t really sure why.

If lots of hot sex is your thing then this is the story for you. If you expect more than porn with plot then I’d avoid it.

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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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