Rating: 5 stars
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Staff Sargent Jonah Carver spends his days focused on the Diyala Firm Base, his duties, and the protection of his men, but sometimes in those rare moments of privacy, Jonah lets himself think about Kellan and their one night together before Kellan left without looking back. After a VIP is killed in the field on Jonah’s watch, he’s surprised when an investigation into corruption and treason is launched. He is even more surprised when the FBI arrive with Kellan Reynolds in tow.
Seeing Kellan and spending time with him once more is easy. Jonah’s feelings for Kellan haven’t changed and he hopes of another chance together. But when as the investigators come closer to the truth, dangers seem to lurk around every corner. While following a lead, their convoy is attacked and Kellan is kidnapped. Just when Jonah has the man he’s been dreaming about for years back, he’s taken away and Jonah will stop at nothing to get him back and make those responsible pay.
Brothers in Arms is the first in Kendall McKenna’s Recon Diaries series. It’s hard for me describe this story as the best, because every book in this series in amazing. I’ll go ahead and say that it is one of the best and add that to her complete list of works, because I’ve read and love them all. This is not the first time I’ve read this book – I’ve lost count – and it certainly won’t be the last.
This book is action packed in many different ways. McKenna submerses readers in the world of the USMC (United States Marine Corps, for those of you that don’t know). I’ve long said that this author writes like she has experienced the intensity of being deployed overseas. So much so that the background and behind the scenes feel so very real. The adventure of this secret world of stealth and survival captivated me from word one. It’s a thrilling adventurous rollercoaster ride.
I’m not sure I have the words to tell you how much I love Jonah and Kellan. So first I’ll tell you how much I love alpha males. And Lord help me, I go all southern belle swoony when there are two alpha males in the picture, much less in a love scene. So consider me your southern belle for the moment. Jonah and Kellan are strong, confident, beautiful men devoted to protecting their country, their team, and each other. They focus intently on the job at hand while watching out for one another and the possibility of love. Individually they are incredible. Together they are swoon-worthy.
Until Kendall McKenna, I was not a fan of military books – the structure, the rules, the secret keeping. I didn’t think I’d be a fan. In all honesty, I hadn’t read much that involved military because I wasn’t sure I’d like it. This author blew my misconceptions out of the water. I was lucky to happen upon this book when I did. McKenna was still a relatively new author at the time and since I’ve followed her journey and her men with bated breath. I crave the next book each time.
If you have not picked up the Recon Diaries series, I suggest you do so. Start with this book and make your way through the entire series. I also suggest you pick up her other books. You won’t be disappointed.
I highly, highly recommend Brothers in Arms by Kendall McKenna.