Southern Honor, Book 1

Jack Dresden and Dillion Bluff were best friends through high school. One fateful night separates them for ten years. Dillion has become a successful photographer and Jack has become a soldier in the Delta Forces. Jack is home after being held in captivity and tortured. The two men are suddenly brought back together and sparks fly immediately. Dillion and Jack work to fix their problems from the past and to start over with something fresh and new.

This was the first time I have read a book by this author and I was pleased that I tried her work. The story was nicely done and the plot was interesting.

Both Dillion and Jake were likeable on their own and they steamed up the pages when they were in a room together. Their romance was believable and I felt the chemistry between them.

My only complaint with the book was how short it was. I felt that the author should have made it longer and more detailed when tackling a problem as serious and complex and PTSD. Jack's problems were too easily and too quickly solved for it to feel realistic. I would have liked to see these two characters work through these issues in more detail.

Despite my feeling that it was too short to detail the subject matter as well as it could have been, I think the story that was there was done well. It was a nice, sweet love story with minimal angst and a lovely happily ever after. I will definitely check out other works by this author.

Book Blurb for Homecoming

Home is where his heart is…once he recognizes what’s in his heart.

Broken in body, mind and spirit after a botched mission in Kuwait, elite Special Forces operative Jack Dresden returns to Devotion, Georgia, both dreading and longing to face his past. He left town on the receiving end of a wicked right hook thrown by the only person who ever made him feel he was right where he belonged.

Dillon Bluff was never good at pretending. Coming out right after high school, it hasn’t been easy dealing with the stigma of being gay in a small, Southern town. When he stumbles across Jack in the throes of a panic attack, one touch reignites the smoldering, hidden torch he’s always carried for his former best friend.

Jack knows he’s messed up, and the last thing he wants to do is hurt Dillon again. But Dillon is determined to take control and show Jack’s heart the way back home.

Warning: Contains a sexy, scarred Delta Force hero with the hots for his tattooed photojournalist prone-to-skinny-dipping ex-best friend. Threats of creative rope use and plenty of manly loving may leave the reader craving a cigarette—and a man in uniform.

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2014 3.50