Reviewed by JustJen
Author: SJD Peterson
Series: Guards of Folsom #4.5 / Beyond Duty #2
Heroes: Gunther “Gunny” Duchene/Macalister “Mac” Jones
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 67 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: February 4, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Gunther Duchene aka “Gunny” and Macalister Jones aka “Mac” have overcome the obstacles of coming out and retiring from serving more than twenty years as Marines. Their exit ceremony is behind them, their wedding vows are made, and now it’s time for the honeymoon. What better way to kick off their marriage than enjoying the retirement gift Mac gave Gunny? With the leather pants and collar packed, it’s off to New York City and the Guards of Folsom club to celebrate—BDSM style.
Review: Gunny and Mac are back!!! They are one of my all-time favorite military couples. They’re settling into retirement now and getting ready to take a little honeymoon.
There are some touching family moments here with Mac’s parents, and really, these guys, 20 years into their relationship, are just so happy together, happy they can finally not worry about hiding, happy about just being able to enjoy each other. There are even some funny moments when Mac forgets the parentals are coming.
But, the gist of this story is about Mac and Gunny’s relationship. Up until now, they have been sort of playing around with the dom/sub stuff, finding that it helps Gunny with his PTSD type issues. They take things a step further when Mac decides to fulfill Gunny’s fantasy of going to an actual club. This is where the series blend together, as they visit the Guards of Folsom club in NY.
I loved their nervousness about going through with things, their apprehension about being newbies in the club atmosphere, and the fact that they didn’t just jump into their roles and stick to them without adjustments. It is easy to see how these guys feel about each other, that they and their relationship is the more important factor than playing in the other roles. It just felt right and was very believable. Even after the night ends, they are solidified in their beliefs as to what they want in their relationship – basically to continue using the D/S as a tool when needed.
It was fun seeing some of the guys from the other series, but seeing Mac and Gunny again, happy as ever, was such a treat. They could pretty much make anything they do sexy, and I’ll eagerly read every scrap I can. Definitely recommend for anyone who fell even a little bit in love with these guys.
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*