Reviewed by Morgan
Author: Tal Bauer
Series: The Executive Office #2
Heroes: Jack Spiers/Ethan Reichenbach
Fifteen years from now, an affair rocks the world.
Two men commit to their impossible love.
One general is determined to destroy them both.
President Jack Spiers and former Secret Service Agent Ethan Reichenbach throw caution to the wind, committing themselves publicly as the first out male lovers and partners to occupy the White House. Jack moves Ethan into the Residence, but as Ethan settles into his new role as first gentleman of the United States, not everyone is thrilled with their choices. When it seems like the world turns against them, Jack and Ethan must turn to each other, finding the strength together to press on.
In the chaos, Jack’s relationship with the Russian president, Sergey Puchkov, grows closer, and the two nations find themselves working almost as allies. But President Puchkov has secrets of his own, secrets that could rip everything apart. And Ethan steps back into the action with Lieutenant Adam Cooper, taking charge of a covert kill team tasked with hunting down General Madigan once and for all.
But Madigan is elusive, and his dangerous reach is long. He strikes at Jack and Ethan from the shadowy corners of the globe, unraveling their entire world. As the mad general draws new allies together, he is single-minded in his quest to destroy the only two men who ever beat him.
He will stop at nothing until Jack and Ethan are shattered men, worlds apart, and struggling to get back to one another.
And after that, Madigan’s true revenge begins …
Review: *Gasp. Oh. My. Gawd.
What a ride!
This is an amazingly intense, fast-paced, full-on roller coaster of a book. It is a series that MUST be read in order. (You might even want to at least skim book one again to “remember” what all happened as this picks up right where it left off.) We add in even more characters and more intrigue and one (or two) big whoppers of a plot twist(s)!
So, I will admit, at least one of the plot twists had me rolling my eyes a bit, but – hey – it’s fiction, right? So – just enjoy the creativity of Tal Bauer’s imagination and go with it!
This is a LONG book, so be prepared to either stay up late in the night or perhaps consider some shock therapy to get you to lay it down once you’ve started reading it. 🙂 This book feels to me like the TV show 24. It’s long. On the edge of your seat nerve racking. Exciting.
I loved that our boys are together and that (with one exception) they are in this drama together and most of the angst/excitement is external.
I COULD NOT believe some of what happens in this book – it truly had me gasping and crying and so shocked! There’s also some really amazing new couples starting to develop that I hope we see more of as the next book comes along.
So – obviously – I don’t want to spoil this. But – just know: It’s long. Our couple ends up together but still in danger. We STILL don’t know who the bad guy(s) are by the end. We have to wait til MARCH for the next installment!!!!
Overall Impression: It was amazing!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*