Reviewed by JustJen
Title: General Misconduct
Author: L.A. Witt
Series: Conduct Unbecoming #2
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 219 Pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: July 22, 2014
Available at: Samhain Publishing, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, All Romance eBooks and Kobo
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: A chance encounter, a chance at love…and one heartbreaking choice.
Ensign Aiden Lange is taking a hike—and it’s not for the pleasure of seeing Okinawa’s Hiji Falls. It’s in the hope that claiming he took a fall on the rocks will cover up the fact he was beaten up in a gay bar. Not a place a Naval Academy grad wants to get caught if he’s serious about his career.
At the end of the trail, a surprise comes with the scenery. A gorgeous young guy in swim trunks.
Connor didn’t come up to the falls to find a man, but he’s instantly intrigued by the ensign with the bandaged eyebrow. A hike turns into dinner, and before he knows it, he’s up to his heart in love with the gentle, infinitely patient Aiden.
It’s a small world, though, and an even smaller island. It’s only a matter of time before they’re caught by a man who’s more than just Connor’s overprotective father. He’s also Aiden’s high-ranking boss. Someone with the power to force Aiden to choose—Connor, or his naval career.
Warning: Contains two adorable guys who don’t give a damn that the deck’s stacked against them, plenty of sex on the beach, and the hottest application of sunscreen you’ve ever read.
Review: What a solid, sweet romance this story was! Just as much so as the first installment, Conduct Unbecoming, which was Shane and Eric’s story. They make appearances here, but this book is about Aidan and Conner.
Aidan is Ensign Lange, low man on the totem pole and new to the base. He meets Conner while out hiking one of the island’s many trails, and they really hit it off. There is immediate attraction, but they start out just really enjoying each other’s company. Not long after they take things a bit further, it is revealed that Conner is the son of Aidan’s superior.
Going against the Major’s threats to each of them, they continue meeting up to enjoy each other and see where things go. This was my favorite part of the story. Conner is a virgin, has never dated or had any relationships. So, they take things very slowly, just allowing themselves to explore each other at a comfortable pace. When they finally go all the way (not until around 60% into the story), Aidan goes above and beyond to make the experience amazing and memorable. Everything from their kisses to the full-blown sex is hot stuff.
Much of this story is about their exploration and growing love, the rest is about them trying to be discreet and fly under the Major’s radar. Both of these got a little tiny bit tiresome, but that is my only complaint with this story. The military titles and descriptions that were a little too much in the previous book were not present, and thus, not issue for me this time around.
The writing is well done and everything I’ve come to expect from Ms. Witt. I highly recommend either or both of these stories for those looking for a great romantic steamy read. Each can easily be read on their own, but they definitely go well together.
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*