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How steamy is it? Hot Damn

Publisher's Summary

First class petty officer Eric Randall is less than thrilled about taking orders to Okinawa. Three long, lonely years on a crappy island that's thousands of miles from his daughter? Oh. Yeah. Sign him up. But as long as he's stuck here, he might as well make the best of it, so he discreetly checks out the local gay scene, where he meets Shane Connelly.

What starts as a one night stand leaves both of them wanting more, but then Eric finds out Shane doesn't just outrank him, he's an officer. DADT may be repealed, but an enlisted man getting involved with an officer falls under conduct unbecoming a gentleman and could cost both men their careers. They both have kids to take care of, future civilian careers to consider, and retirements on the line.

Still, they can't resist each other. They discreetly spend nights together, and their mutual desire to explore the beautiful island of Okinawa is a perfect excuse to spend days together. As long as no one asks and they don't tell, there's no reason anyone has to find out.

But secrets like this tend to make themselves known...

This 95,000 word novel was previously published.

©2017 Lori Witt/L.A. Witt (P)2017 Lori Witt/L.A. Witt

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Great

I really loved book. I enjoy how the author allows insight on what exactly each of the two main characters are thinking and feeling, instead of getting a one sided look from one of the main characters. I think the narrator did a wonderful job.

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  • TNI
  • Charlotte, Nc
  • 02-23-18

MM romance with a side of Okinawa

I enjoyed the story but could have done with a little less tour guide and more depth to the stroy. It's clear the author has either been to Okinawa or has a really good travel magazine subscription but I didn't come here for that. I came foe a good MM romance. Also Greg Boudreaux normally does a wonderful job with the narration but I feel like there was no shift between the two main characters and I often times got confused as to who's POV it was.

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Great BUT

AWESOME STORY...,. But, it is still considered fraternization between an O1 and an O6. If that is discovered it would destroy the O6s career, so there is no possible way for them to be out in their relationship regardless if both are officers. But overall the author did a pretty good job capturing 50% of what life is like in the Navy.

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could have used a little more background story

could have used a little more background story from both characters involving their work environment and their friends there. but all in all an excellent story

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Great story and narration!

Another enjoyable romance by LA Witt. She never disappoints. I really enjoyed learning about the Japanese culture and history. Greg was a pleasure to listen to.

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Well crafted plot with delish romance - Gahhh, I adore both Witt & Boudreaux (and I’m a woman)

This is not a gay romance. This is a romance.
Connect an incredible writer with an exceptional narrator, and you’ve got a swoon-worthy book for all.
The plot- well crafted and researched. Totally engaging plus you learn quite a bit about Japanese culture from the viewpoint of 2 servicemen. I also learned a bit about military culture.
The romance- these two guys, you just gush with smiles and butterflies from jump. Each character is carefully crafted to define his own story, and the two of them smashing into loving each other, it’s fantastic.
The sex- smokin’ hot. Seriously. You certainly don’t have to be a man and/or to be gay to appreciate the electric sexuality in this book. I think it’s the intensity, the weighted pull of attraction, that makes the romance and sex so delicious.
I’m off to search for more Witt and Boudreaux paired books. If this is a stand alone, you will shortly hear me screaming.

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  • JanetNAZ
  • YUMA, AZ, United States
  • 03-11-18

Gay and Military doesn't mix

Loved this story. Our military has antiquated ideas about their people being friends. I'm glad Shane and Erik took care of their lives and relationship they're way!

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Awesome beginning to a new series

Absolutely loved every minute of this one. It is so said that you have to hide your feelings, though I do understand it between enlisted and officers. I loved getting to see Okinawa through the characters eyes. I loved Marie and the banter between her and her dad as well as between her and Shane. I hope we get to see more of Shane and Eric in the next book.

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Good plot and educational

Narration was incredible. Descriptions of Okinawa was like a travel guide. I now feel like going to visit the island. Excellent depiction of military life for a Gay person. The story line kept me in suspense as well as entertained. Could not put it down until I had finished it.

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I loved this story

I liked that I was able to know how both characters thought. You was able to see how they fell in love with each other. The story made me cry, it made me feel. I listen ed to this book in one sitting. I couldn't put it down. The male on male sex scene where hot! Not just sex all over the book, but intense and well placed through out the book. This book made you want to root for this couple to make it and get their happy ending. You also knew by the story line that there was going to be something that would pull them apart. The story keep me wanting more for the couple and even wanting more for me. Being a single heterosexual female this book made me want to have that same iintense passion for me. This is how you know a story is good when you the read could see yourself in a story even though it us completely different than you.

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  • Lily G Blunt
  • 08-02-17

Will listen to this again!

Kudos to the author for all the research. I felt I was actually there on the island visiting all these places. A very enjoyable romance plot, and superbly narrated by Greg.

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  • P D
  • 10-20-18

Excellent

I love this story, have read it more than once but the audio has given it more meaning for me. The narrator is excellent and really brought the story to life.