Title: Love in the Line of Fire
Author: Michael Murphy
Length: Novel (200 Pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 23, 2017)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Agent Jonah Pratt heads the Secret Service team guarding the President’s husband. When a routine day turns into a dangerous assassination attempt, the stranger who dives into the melee and takes down the assassin complicates the situation, sparking Jonah’s anger.
Just back from multiple tours of duty in Iraq, Benji hides the fact that he brought the war home with him and that it continues to haunt him. His actions in stopping the would-be assassin are more instinct than strategy. And his first conversation with a furious Jonah doesn’t end well.
Losing a member of his team turns Jonah’s world upside down. And if Benji seems to know exactly what Jonah is experiencing, it’s because he went through the same thing in combat. Jonah’s work consumes him, leaving little room in his life for anything else, and Benji focuses on his studies, working to keep his nightmares at bay. But when they get together, Jonah and Benji recognize a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for love and happiness—one worth fighting for.
Review: I haven’t had the chance to read any books by this author, but I can honestly say that I will be grabbing them all if they are like this one. Very entertaining, fully rounded story with sexy men. I also liked the fact that in this book the President is not only male but a gay man with a husband, if that was only true in the real world.
It was a very action packed story with some suspense to it. I also liked that it wasn’t your ordinary love story but that the guys had to work at it a bit. It felt more real like then one would expect and I enjoyed that even more. Two strong men whose hearts are on their sleeves is a great feel for me.
Jonah was the head secret service for not the president but for his husband. When there is an attack on them, it was a stranger who managed to save the day. Boy did that piss him off, but more from the fact that he was still in shock at the loss of his best friend.
Benji has served multiple terms in Iraq, only to come home with PTSD and flash backs. It makes him feel week when it happens. He recognizes when someone is grieving and Jonah needed his help in more ways than one. Things heat up fast, but when Jonah is shot in the line of duty, it will take everything in his powers to show the man that he is loved.
Had to make the man work for it, that is perfect. I enjoyed reading this book and can guarantee that it will be read more than once. I truly loved the guys and the world that this author has created. It is a world that makes the world we live in better.
I had a lot of fun with this and can’t wait to see what other stories this author has out. Way to go Michael Murphy, it was a hit for me.