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Thursday, January 20, 2011

GI Joe Holiday by Amberly Smith

GI Joe Holiday by Amberly Smith
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary, Holiday, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (72 pages)
Other: M/M, Anal Play
Rating: 4 Cherries
Reviewed by Rosemary

Declan Mathews has two objectives after surviving Navy SEAL Hell Week: keep his secrets hidden and enjoy what may be his last Christmas with his family. But Deck’s holiday plans are shot to bits when his commanding officer orders him to sit for artist Mason Cartwright. How in blue blazes is Deck supposed to stay safely in the closet when there’s a gorgeous, funny man staring at his ass for hours on end? It will take a Christmas miracle.

GI Joe Holiday by Amberly Smith is a fun yet sexy read with an unexpected and slightly paranormal twist.

With Hell Week now behind him, Declan “Deck” Matthews finds himself posing for sculptor Mason Cartwright. A long family history of military service keeps Deck firmly in the closet, and he is determined to become the first Navy SEAL in his family. Deck is unable to resist the attraction he feels for the flirtatious Mason, and they begin a passionate affair that becomes complicated as their feelings for one another begin to grow. Will their new relationship survive when Mason discovers Deck’s other secret?

Deck and Mason are engaging characters who are three dimensional and believable. With the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy firmly in place, a romantic relationship between Deck and Mason is difficult and complex, but the two men deal with the problems facing them in a realistic manner. There is a minor paranormal aspect to the story that is intriguing and provides added conflict between the protagonists.

GI Joe Holiday by Amberly Smith is a fresh and unique military story with delightful characters. Christmas proves to be a season of love and acceptance in this heartwarming and captivating read.

1 comment:

Amberly said...


Thanks for taking the time to read and review GI Joe Holiday. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Rinse and Repeat, a full length novel involving with time shifts, comes out Monday from Dreamspinner. Hope you have a chance to read it.