Title: In Balance with This Life
Author: Louise Blaydon
Genre: M/M/M or More/ European/ Historical
Length: 72 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 17, 2016)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts
Blurb: Irishman Jeff Riley left the Royal Flying Corps in 1918, hardened by war. He survived those harsh years with the help of his quick-witted English friend, Sean McClean, although Jeff would never want to admit it. When the Battle of Britain erupts in 1939, he’s once again drafted and forced to leave his flourishing commercial pilot career and join a new squadron. Although another war disrupts his life, he’s not disappointed to find himself reunited with Sean.
Jeff is attracted to many of the men in his new squadron of misfits. Never before has he seen such a diverse group assembled for a single cause, including Jimmy Dupont, a handsome, strong Texan who joined the Royal Air Force to help the war effort, and his constant companion Filip, a young and talented Polish airman. It’s evident from the beginning that there’s something special about the connection between Filip and Jimmy, but as time goes on, Jeff feels himself not alienated by it but drawn into it.
Jeff tries to focus on staying alive, but he’s only human, and there’s more to life than survival. There’s also loving, and Jeff can’t get by without it, especially when any day could be his last.
Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7426
Review: I am going to be fair and admit I am not a big fan of war books. The blurb led me to think this would be interesting. And it was. Louise needs to be applauded at the detail of all the war scenes. She must have spent hours and hours in research. The scenes were lifelike, and I could almost imagine myself in these old planes fighting Germans.
The characters are interesting as well. I was hoping for more relationship and interaction among the men instead of all the war scenes. The few scenes that did focus on the men were intriguing. I just wanted more.
However, the sex was hot! I don’t know which was hottest, The first between Jimmy and Fillip long time committed lovers, the scene Jeff saw them in the shadows and watched or the scene with the three of them (that was smoking!)
If you like war stories, Historical settings, military men, action, and some smoking hot man-sex this is for you. It just wasn’t my cup of tea.
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