Alpha Barman (J.T.'s Bar #1) by Sue Brown 4*
BLURB: Jake Tyler walked out of Covert Ops two years ago, a devastated, broken man after he discovered his sister brutally murdered by her husband, Riley. Since then he’s found a kind of peace running a rural bar. The last thing Jake Tyler expects is his former team to turn up with grim news. Jake’s ex-brother-in-law has escaped from prison and is heading Jake’s way. The team is here to protect Jake, whether he likes it or not – a decision reluctantly shared by their leader, Jake’s ex-lover Mitch Mitchelson.
Mitch is angry and hurting. The man he trusted – the man he adored more than anything – abandoned both his team and Mitch. Jake never gave Mitch a chance to help or come to terms with his desertion. Regardless of mission protocols, Mitch isn’t about to open his heart again to that kind of pain.
But the strong attraction between them can’t be denied. How are they ever going to work together when Mitch still resents Jake’s disappearance, and to Jake, the team represents everything that destroyed him in the first place? And meantime they wait for Riley to find them... and to settle the threat once and for all.
First let me apologise for not posting this review this morning. It had nothing to do with the book but more to do with the fact I've been busy making Christmas gifts. Oh yeah, if you didn't spot it before, this morning's post is about the book and has a $15 Amazon or ARe Giftcard to be won.
My Review: I received a free copy from Signal Boost Promotions for reviewing. I actually got exactly what I expected from this book. Sue Brown always writes very down-to-earth characters with all the human flaws you expect them to have. That said it was also a wonderful military men and their buddies kind of story with all the manly emotional avoidance military men seem to have. There was plenty of tension of the will someone die variety, as well as the sexual kind, and a few touches of humour to lighten the mood. Overall this book almost got a 5* but just fell short in that I didn't laugh out loud or weep tears for anyone. If you want a great story to read with action, emotions, hot men and a smattering of suspense then you won't go far wrong reading this book.