Killing Honor (Lucky Thirteen #1)
by: S.M. Butler
My Review & Rating
Copy Provided by Author for Honest Review
3.5 Rekindled Stars
3.5 Rekindled Stars
When I saw this military romance I was all over it. The story was good and kept me interested and the pace was swift but I felt something was missing. There’s minor suspense but since it’s told in both Brody and Devyn’s POV the suspense element is very low. Not to mention the story had me confused from the start…
The story opens with Brody on a mission. It’s referred a number of times that he has only six months left until he can see his family again. But when he finally gets home everyone talks about his two year absence… It just wasn’t clear if he was already deployed for a year and a half. Odd but I can take that. What I found odd was how much this book made me hate that Brody was in the military. Maybe it was because the danger aspect of his job was always present. Or it could have been that he left his wife with two week old twins and hasn’t been home in two years…
After having his face ‘seen’ on a mission all Brody can think of his family. He is deathly afraid of his identity being compromised and his enemies finding his family. Since he is part of a secret group telling anyone even his wife is out of the question. Unfortunately for Brody the one thing he thought he missed the most is also the hardest to get back: his wife. Two years of separation allowed both Devyn and Brody to grow up without the other. Brody is a hardened military man and Devyn has found herself in the role of stay at home mom. What once was a young love now has to be rekindled.
Overall this was a quick and easy read. I do wish there was more mystery or suspense since it’s fairly easy to assume what would happen. Each character mentioned in the story plays a role and as you read along it’s easy to guess their place. As for a military romance this was very sweet focusing on the rekindling of the long separated Devyn and Brody. I could have done without the hatred for Brody’s job, but with him having kids he doesn’t even know and a job that threatens their very existence it was hard to stay on the bandwagon but I implore you to read with your eyes open and develop your own opinions. Enjoyed the read and look forward to more in the series.