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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 DADT may be repealed, but an enlisted man getting involved with an officer falls under conduct unbecoming a gentleman and could cost both men their careers.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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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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  • 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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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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military love

loved this book. Romance with in the military. great sex and emotions. im purchasing another LA Witt audible. thnx to reader Boudreaux

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Lust to Love w/a Side Helping of History

Very well written story. The MCs, Eric and Shane, are complex, likable and, even more importantly, mature men with life experience that act like adults. Part of the reason I was drawn so fully into the story was because I've read far too many books where the MCs are in their 30s and 40s but behave more like teenagers. Additionally, L.A. Witt obviously put a lot of effort and research into the setting of the story; as Navy men engaged in a relationship that could get them discharged, I was impressed with how the author found ways for them to spend time together and connect somewhere outside a bedroom. While Eric and Shane's careers make their relationship complicated and potentially disastrous, this is a low angst story that focuses more on the development of a one-night-stand into friendship and love.

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Enjoyed it all

A really nice balance... nice story line with every other page NOT about sex.... when sex did arise it was hot because each time you had to wait for and it would build. With that said it left time and space for a good story line. You were able to get to know the characters versus just how good they were in bed... GREAT JOB!

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Loved it.

Especially the descriptions of Okinawa. It makes you feel like you're right there. The two protagonists had real-life struggle, combatting military politics to maintain an enduring love. High octane. In my library.

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Excellent performance. excellent story line.

L A Witt, writes an excellent story. with lots of emotion. It very easy to follow. Excellent narrator. This book was a pleasure to listen to.

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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.