Fighting Temptation (Men of Honor #1) by K.C. Lynn
Jaxson is arrogant, angry and aggressive. Yet he’s also beautiful, strong and honorable. I unconditionally and irrevocably love every damaged part of him. And for the boy, who didn’t believe in love, he would always and forever have mine. ~Julia Sinclair
Julia was different from anyone I’d ever met. I never thought someone so good and genuine existed until her. The more I saw of her the more I became addicted to her. Every time I was around her she would destroy some of the darkness that lurked inside of me. She made the bad shit in my life seem not so terrible. Then, before I knew it, I had fallen for a girl from another world. ~Jaxson Reid
Two unlikely friends—the innocent, good girl and the notorious bad boy. One fateful night brought them together, and they formed a bond—one so strong it was unbreakable—until one night they gave into temptation.
Fast forward five years and Jaxson is back to fix the mistakes he’s made with the only girl who’s ever mattered to him. Only someone isn’t happy with his return, someone who thinks Julia is theirs and they will stop at nothing to make sure it stays that way—forever.
Jaxson will not only fight to protect Julia, but will also battle the new and existing demons that haunt his soul from death, corruption, destruction and war.
This is Book One in the Men Of Honor series. It can be read as a standalone and has a HEA. It’s New Adult Romance and is told from both character’s POV. Due to strong sexual content, coarse language and mature subject matter this book is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18.
Title: Fighting Temptation (Men of Honor #1)
Author: K.C. Lynn
Publication Date: January 18th, 2014
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance;
Format: Kindle (399 pages)
If you’re looking for men in uniform or Navy Seals, or angst… this series it for you.
We get introduced to Jaxson and Jules, 2 friends with buried feelings. Jules is afraid to scare Jax with her love declaration, while he is convinced he is unworthy of her.
Their connection runs deep until Jax suddenly enrolls into the Navy and leaves her behind. Unfortunately, he suffers some bad complications in a mission and he and his 2 colleagues get kidnapped.
Reading about their story made me hurt for them.
Jax has the 1st story, followed by Sawyer and Cade.
While everyone returns home, Jules has some guy obsessing over her. She gets hurt, but Jax has promised to protect her no matter what.
This is a journey of friendship going into love, a friendship that survives on trust even though Jax clearly hurt her by keeping things from her.
I enjoyed it and can’t wait to dig in the rest of the books. I am most afraid of Cade’s story, TBH, because he had the worst to have happened to him.