Wednesday, June 26, 2013


Author: Angel Rothamel
Publisher: MLR Press
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ISBN/BIN: MLR-1-02013-0075
Genre: {M/M}, Contemporary, Light BDSM, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

After spending six years with the SEALs, Dan and his fellow SEALs have settled down in Cedar, Colorado.  The men he has served with have become his second family and he’s going to need every one of them when a past he never knew about comes to light.  The one person he never thought he would need in his corner, however, is Dallas, his CO’s pilot.

Misunderstandings is the first book in a new series by author Angel Rothamel.  The series, SEALs of Cedar, Colorado, will be centered on a team of SEALs put together because of their sexual orientation.  This first book starts with Dan. 

Dan is now a mechanic and like the rest of the men in his ‘family’, more than capable of taking care of himself.  Because of that, when he is hit with unsuspecting news, he has no problem turning to his CO for help.  That will mean spending time with Dallas is just something that he will have to deal with. 

Early in the story, readers learn that there is major conflict between the two men, although the reason behind it is not clear right away.  The fact that both the men are strong, alpha type individuals also means that neither is comfortable taking the first step to clear the air between them.  Once they do decide to clear things up and look into starting a relationship, they really heat up the pages.  But the misunderstandings that existed in the beginning of their relationship are not the only ones they have to face, as the author throws a couple of twists into the story.

When Misunderstandings starts, Dan finds out that he has a family he knew nothing about.  Rather than being a good thing, however, it becomes a case of having to deal with the demon seed.  The author did not pull any punches with this part of the story.  I could not believe the way some of these new family members acted, or the lengths they would go to in order to get what they want.  

Misunderstandings was a very good story, one that pulled me in from the beginning.  The various men in the SEALs team were intriguing and I can’t wait to read the rest of these books. 

1 comment:

Angel Rothamel said...

Thank you for your review!

I am very happy to know that you enjoyed the book and got that both were alpha males and needed to get over their misunderstandings. Also the fact that I don't want to do a happy happy joy joy story, I want my stories to be real and have real problems and if there is a happy ever after, they have to work for it.

Once again, thank you!
Angel Rothamel