Book Reviews

Bound for Keeps (Men of Honor 5) by SE Jakes and Stephanie Tyler

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Military/Former Military / Menage MMM / Erotic Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 27-December-2017

Book Blurb

They can’t deny the attraction…or the danger…

Since losing their beloved third to cancer, Keith Masters and Johnny Lou Reed haven’t thought about filling the void in their lives with anyone else. Until a stormy Christmas Eve, when a half-frozen, newly discharged Army Ranger shows up on their doorstep—with no memory of who he is or how he got there.

The former Marine in Keith is suspicious that he can’t turn up any information about Shane anywhere, not even an address. Direct questioning will have to wait until they’ve gotten the boy well.

Shane knows it’s only a matter of time before Keith and Reed figure out his past. And when they learn the depth and the darkness of the secrets he holds, he could get them all killed.

In the heat of the dark winter nights, the three men discover a passion that heals the gaping wounds in their hearts. And Shane wonders, despite the danger hot on his heels, how he will ever bear to leave…

First Edition published by Samhain Publishing, 2013.

Book Review

This newest installment of the Men of Honor series is hot, intense, and has some amazing characters whose pasts moved me to tears. A threesome, like in the second book, these men carry a ton of baggage each need to deal with before they can become a true triad. Their challenges are very similar, all related to PTSD and their pasts, and knowing the others' problems helps them deal and respect what each goes through.

Shane is the new element. An ex-Army Ranger, he stumbles into Keith and Reed's home, exhausted and sick, at the end of his rope. He is being hunted by a ruthless killer, and as the story unfolds and it is revealed what is going on, the tension and suspense increases. But what is as amazing as this very intricate plot, is the character development Shane goes through. Without saying too much, to avoid spoiling the story for you, this man has a lot to deal with. He is in mourning, has PTSD of the worst kind, is trying to keep Reed and Keith safe, but wants so badly to be loved and accepted. Luckily, when the final confrontation comes, he is as ready as he can be.

Reed is an ex-Delta forces doctor, and has some pretty bad memories as well. Nightmares still plague him, and each new assignment brings back parts of his past he'd rather not remember. He falls for Shane quite quickly, yet is the one more hesitant to take the final step. He is very honest about the jealousy that plagues him when Shane gets closer to Keith, but hates it. Being the submissive partner in the threesome (well, mostly, they all switch to some degree), he often feels like the most needy, but that is certainly only the case in the bedroom.

Keith, an ex-Marine, is pretty much the stable element in the emotional and physical storms that these three have to deal with. He has his issues as well, but he is better able to deal with them. He is mostly dominant, inside as well as outside the bedroom, and a lot more suspicious about the secrets around Shane than Reed is. Once he is involved emotionally, though, he works very hard to solve their problems.

This volume of the series, like the others, is super-intense. Three tough men who struggle with their pasts, have to face real danger in the present, and want to create a home and a future together. They may love each other, but are struggling with finding a balance. If you like thrillers involving military men and secret agents, if you enjoy a good action/adventure with a mysterious but determined villain, and if you're looking for hot and passionate relationship between three stubborn men, then you will probably like this book.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 226 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 10-March-2017
Price $4.99 ebook
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