Reviewed by JustJen
Title: Rogue Soldier
Author: Jamie Lynn Miller
Series: Shadow Unit #2
Heroes: Connor Finley/Shawn Weller
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 203 Pages
Publisher: Jamie Lynn Miller
Release Date: September 6, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: 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.
When the joint Shadow Unit/CIA mission to stop the supplier of a deadly biological weapon goes sideways, Connor is captured, tortured, and used as a human test subject. It’s a race against time to save his life. But who can Shawn trust?
And who has gone rogue?
Review: I have to say again, don’t judge a book by the cover. It isn’t a very good depiction of the guys or the story, but does give you an idea. Shawn and Connor are back with another mission, this time with the addition of Julian, Shawn’s ex-handler and lover.
Julian makes it clear pretty quickly what he wants and that he will do just about anything to get it. From the blurb, and as the story plays out, it isn’t difficult to figure out what’s going on. Shawn and Connor are committed to each other though, and that plays a big part in their eventual success.
As with the previous book, you have to suspend some beliefs here. But, you also get a bit of what made that book interesting and exciting. There is action and intensity as the mission plays out, only the roles are reversed and it is Shawn who must follow through on their promises to each other of always having the other’s back.
There are many aspects of these stories that work and are done well, such as the team camaraderie and lingo, but there are others that felt as though they needed to be a bit more fleshed out. By that I mean that certain events happen very quickly and while they don’t necessarily need to be more drawn out, I think they could have used some more detail to add weight to what was happening. But, they were quite enjoyable and easily fit into the afternoon change of pace read shelf. I liked Shawn and Connor together and would not hesitate to pick up another story about them.
Overall Impression: I liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*