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4.25  ·  Rating details ·  2,739 Ratings  ·  399 Reviews
Matthew likes his life in Richmond. He has his friends and his softball and his volunteer work. And he has a very good-looking boyfriend, Brian, who he’s been happily dating for over a year now. So what if his friends tend to question just how good his boyfriend is, and so what if Brian tends to have inexplicable mood swings. And so what if Brian seems to invite Matt’s sus ...more
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 340 pages
Published December 4th 2011 by JF Smith
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T.A. Webb
Feb 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Matt is a great guy - just ask any of his friends in Richmond. He takes food to sick friends, works with Doctors Without Borders as a volunteer, uses his talents to help set up tracking and record-keeping for childhood immunizations. Plays softball on a gay league. And has a hot boyfriend, Brian, to whom he would give the world if he only asked.

When he's offered the opportunity to use his talents to assist DWB in their mission in Syria, he jumps at the chance and will be leaving for a two week a
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
This book was a near perfect male-male romance. I loved it. It was so well done, the characters so real I could practically smell them, and so well conceived. I have been pretty stingy with my ratings lately and I didn't hesitate with my 5 star one this time.

I'm not going to re-hash all of the plot details, but the story was really interesting and felt true to life. It gripped me. And thank freaking god the main characters weren't model beautiful. I love a good romance with normal looking people
Trisha Harrington
This book was frickin amazing. Matt and Travis forever. :)

Latakia is an amazing book. I just had to say I think this is in my top ten books ever. No kidding, it was so frickin good. We have hot marines, funny characters, hot characters and some very good characters in general. Of course a good book wouldn't be this amazing without a villain. Yes Brian, I am looking at you! I have kicked myself for months for putting off reading this book.

I loved the two MC's. Matt and Mope (Travis), the two of
Dec 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Ami by: Those people at my whatsapp group (you know who you are!)
Truth be told, I have never given this novel a first look, a second look, or a third look. First, I'm not really huge on military romance. Second, well, I'm still a bit weary with self-pub authors (I know, SUCH a snob I am). Third, well, the blurb just doesn't 'call' me as simple as that.

THEN, a bunch of friends from my Indonesian MM-readers in my Whatsapp group were passionately posting status on how much they loved this book. Call it (forced) persuasion, I decided to give it a try. I thought
Dec 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing

One rescue behind enemy lines,

One Navy Seal'


One Matt,


One beautiful love story,


"Thank you Matt"

"Why are you thanking me? You're the one that saved my life today. Again."

Travis said softly, his lips brushing lightly through Matt's hair: "You know, I kinda wondering who saved who here."

I recomand it to everyone!

Sep 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
3 1/2 Stars - a well written story about friendship, heroism of the nation and a slowly progressing romance

Since I'm not full of an unimaginable admiration for war and the military such as U.S. Special Forces (here SEAL's) etc, and also read this book way too slow, I don't care to write more than a few words about the story-topic here. It will instead most be some lines and words about my "ifs and buts" about this novel.

Many of my friends loved this story, and the book has received so many very
Kaje Harper
Jun 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, intense
This was a well-written story about Matt, who begins the book in a self-sacrificing relationship with a user of a boyfriend, and then is caught up in an abduction overseas. Among his SEAL rescuers is Mope/Travis, a SEAL who is gay and closeted in this pre-repeal story. The growth and confidence that Matt gains in his interactions with Mope and all the other SEALs empower him to move forward in his life.

The guys were well-portrayed. Petey in particular was an inspired character as the cheerfully
Nov 11, 2012 rated it liked it

I was going through most this book feeling certain that I was going to give it 2 stars. The writing is elementary, the characters flat, and to be honest, Matt, the MC, is so aggravating. Take the blinders off and stop being a doormat! (<-pet peeve)

BUT, once I finished, I came to find that despite those irritations, I kinda enjoyed the read.

I think if you're interested in M/M books about military (especially Navy SEALS!!!), you might be entertained. If that's not one of your hot buttons, I pr
Mar 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Bookwatcher by: Trisha Harrington
saudade |souˈdädə|
a feeling of longing, melancholy, or nostalgia that is supposedly characteristic of the Portuguese or Brazilian temperament.

Have you ever regret reading a book? NO, not because you hate it, but because you are loving it so much you KNOW you will be sad reading the last page? That happened to me... I kid you not... while I was reading it, and getting close to the last page I was very sad... I knew I would miss each character of this book! And I WAS RIGHT! I just finish it, a
Jan 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: perfect, military
Aww! It's one of the sweetest, most charming and most beautiful m/m books I've ever read. Or at least I feel like that at this moment. I never said it was flawless, and I can quite imagine how someone can't get over some things in it. But I loved it to pieces and I don't care if something in it wasn't perfect. (view spoiler) ...more
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“Petey, when I undress you with my eyes, I get blinded by that fluorescent orange crab-trap you call your bush and immediately dress you again. And where the hell does anyone get hair that color anyway? What exactly did your mom screw to have you, huh? Carrots? Or pumpkins? Maybe a traffic cone? Is your dad a traffic cone, Petey?” 17 likes
“Is it true that your last name is Goodend? Are you really a gay guy with the last name Goodend? Because if it is, man, that's like, totally freakin' awesome!” 11 likes
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