Many thanks to Heather at Bayou Book Junkie for the great review!
This is Book 2 of the Shadow Unit series. This book seems to start a few months after Book 1 ended. It could be read without reading Book 1, as information shared in the first book is retold in this one but don’t skip the first book! Shawn and Connor are worth reading about! In this book, the Shadow Unit group is working in Kuala Lumpur when they are called to another mission. This mission is being led by Shawn’s former partner and lover in the CIA and Shawn knows he’s not to be trusted. Shawn’s focus is torn between the mission and trying to figure out what Julian is up to. Julian plans on getting Shawn back in his life no matter whose life he has to end to make that happen. The Shadow Unit team must face the threats from the new mission, as well as a spy in their midst.
In this book we learn more about Shawn, Connor and the Shadow Unit group. Shawn and Connor’s relationship continues to grow and strengthen and they’re once against faced with challenges that may result in one or both of their deaths. As with the previous book, it took me a little while to get into the story and you definitely recognize that this is fiction, but once pulled into the story, I couldn’t stop reading.
I think what hurts my immersion is that I really don’t know Shawn and Connor. They’re an established couple and they’re able to work through and support each other through any issues but we just find out information about them as it pertains to the missions. I don’t feel like I have a firm grip on who they are. But, maybe it’s because I need to not look at this as a romance story but more a book about missions, with the MC’s being partners in love. But, however you choose to look at it, the series is enjoyable!
Many thanks to Mel at Alpha Book Club for the fantastic review!
Review: Book 2 is AMAZING!!!! So while I enjoyed the first book in this series, this book was significantly better and more enjoyable. Perhaps it was because I already fell in love with the main characters, or knew what to expect in a “second book” (versus missing the meet-cute in the first book), either way, it was well written and read in one sitting.
In this book, there’s a third party that comes into the mix with a suspenseful plotline… a “what is he doing here” question persists throughout. Which kept me guessing (although if you’re looking for a shocker, that’s not quite what to expect). I digress. While only a handful of months had transpired between the first book and this one, the characters seemed much more connected and more of a couple than before. When trouble strikes this time, it comes in many ways… and all at once.
One irksome thing, if you read the series in a row, there are a few passages that are copied verbatim from the first book to the second (more background and place setting, etc.). Other than that, I really enjoyed the development of both characters and the writing in this book seemed easier to read and more engaging than the first installment. Perhaps the best leap from book one to two that I’ve seen. Oh yeah, and um, still super hot sex all the time.
Many thanks to Evelise at Sexy Erotic Xciting for the fantastic review!
New favorites Shawn and Connor were back in Jamie Lynn Millers’ Rogue Soldier. This book contained everything I looked for in an intriguing military story.
Emotionally spent from their previous mission, Shawn and Connor were catapulted back into the world of shadows, and must come to terms with enemies close and afar.
Both Shawn and Connor were likeable characters with baggage, but with the fortitude to go forward, professionally and personally. Their love and admiration emanated through Ms. Millers’ writing style keeping me captivated throughout the book.
An HEA with the potential for more I look forward to the next installment of Shadow Unit.
Having grown up in the forces and married a soldier I really love military themed books and this was my main criteria for saying yes to reading this book. As it happens this book was much more than a ‘military men in covert missions’ romance . It was a look at what good people go through to stop the bad guys in this world. The author has no qualms about giving the reader a realistic and harrowing portrayal of all that Shawn goes through both during and after the mission. However I wouldn’t want to leave you with a negative impression of the book because I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to reading book two.
So as previously stated I was looking forward to reading this book and very grateful to the publisher for having given me both books to read. Why? Well firstly because it continues the story of Shawn and Connor and if I hadn’t read book one I would have been a little lost (but enough back story was given to fill in any gaps if you had come to this one first). Again Jamie takes the reader on a harrowing journey that seems very realistic to me. This time it’s Connor being put through the ringer and as before we get the blood and gore and the feelings. I just hope there’s a book three to come, I know I’ll be adding it to my library if there is.
Hi there! Today I’m sharing a review for a contemporary military M/M romantic suspense novel from Jamie Lynn Miller. ROGUE SOLDIER is the second book in her series, and is probably best enjoyed if you’ve already read BROKEN SOLDIER, but it’s not a requirement.
About the book:
Shadow Unit may have overturned the illegal arms cartel in Kuala Lumpur, but the harrowing undercover op left emotional scars on Sergeants Shawn Weller and Connor Finley. Slowly, patiently, they piece their partnership back together, closer now than ever before.
But the arrival of Julian Montgomery, Shawn’s former CIA handler and lover, threatens to tear them apart. Julian knows all of Shawn’s secrets as well as the past Shawn has kept hidden from Connor. Now the self-serving Julian wants Shawn back—with the CIA and with him. No one will get in his way. Including Connor.