Saturday, June 20, 2015

Missing Soldier

Author: AKM Miles
Publisher: MLR Books
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ISBN/BIN: MLR1020150411
Genre: {M/M}, Mystery, Series          
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Soldier is shocked to receive a call from an old military budding asking for help.  He only plans on being gone a few days, but when Dillion loses contact with him, he can’t help but worry.  It’s a good thing the two men have a lot of sons to lend a hand when something goes wrong.

Missing Soldier is the eighth book in Ms. Miles, Scarcity Sanctuary series.  This novella is a bit of a change from what we normally see from this series.  Rather than being about one of Soldier’s and Dillion’s sons, this book is about Soldier himself.  The author uses this story to fill in some of the gaps in Soldier’s history by allowing the readers to find out what really happened on his final tour with the military.  One of the reasons Ms. Miles is a favorite author is the way in which she handles her characters and the issues they are going through.  Whether its Soldier’s PTSD, the complete destruction that Double D goes through, or the way in which Soldier behaved towards the rest of his men while he was in the hospital, all of it comes across realistically.  

As such a focal point in this series, fans know that should anything happen to him it would affect many different lives, but it would devastate Dillion.  When Dillion realizes something is wrong, I could not help wondering how he would hold up, even as I knew the author would allow these two to continuing having their HEA.  All the boys return to help their fathers out and they do so in a big way.  It was wonderful seeing all these characters back again.  Even the youngest ones help out in their own way.  

While only 29,000 words, Missing Soldier is packed full of action.  It will hold the reader’s attention from the first page until the last.  Fans of this series are sure to love this new story which is sure to find its way to many ‘keeper’ shelves.

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