Title: The Marine in Unit A
Series: A Mockingbird Place Novella
Author: Kris Cook
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: September 15, 2015
The man who has been more of a dad to me than my biological father is dead.
He rescued me from the streets six years ago—a runaway teenage boy, escaping a family who thought I was an abomination.
Now what do I do? I have no one.
My life might look great from the outside. I’m in college. I have my own apartment. I have lots of friends.
But I’m dying on the inside.
I feel so alone. Lost. Hopeless.
I’m not the kind of person to wallow in self-pity. I need a distraction.
The guy moving into Unit A may be just what I need to take my mind off of losing my dad.
21-year old Oliver Lancaster is attracted to 22-year old Adam Stockton, the former-Marine moving into Unit A. But attraction for the closeted man morphs quickly into something deeper, something meaningful, something that terrifies Oliver. What will happen if Adam learns about the secret from his past?
Warning: contains skinny dipping, two hot men kissing, and sexual situations taking place in a 10-unit Mediterranean complex filled with college-aged hotties.
Review by: multitaskingmomma
MyRating: 3.5 of 4 Stars
MyRating: 3.5 of 4 Stars
The marine In Unit A is a story of two young men who meet and fall in love instantly. Oliver may only be twenty one but he is one whose history made him very mature and maybe a bit sceptical of life in general. The man who treated him like a son just died recently and Oliver is feeling the pain of remembrance and loneliness. That is, until his attention was distracted by this former marine, emphasis on the 'former' please.
Adam had been through a lot during his stint in the war overseas and suffered or continues to suffer because of it. Mind you, I think he is suffering because he has this astoundingly hard headed attitude that made me want to bitch slap some sense into him. However, I do understand his lack of logic at time, a lot of times, and do empathise. His treatment of Oliver on the other hand, makes me want to get a pair of brass knucks and bitch punch him to sensibility.
Okay, okay, I digress, but truly, Adam was just... uuuuuuuurgh! I thank that Oliver's character had the patience and resilience of Job.
Then they fell in love and then they fought... Oliver's reaction and decision saved the story for me. I just want to pat him on the head and say: good boy!
This is an okay read, quite fast paced and despite my grumpiness over the Adam situation, I did finish this in one sitting. In fact, when the book ended, it was with a smile on my lips. Especially when I am now looking forward to the next installment, The Cowboy in Unit E.
“Loved this book! Very touching love story and has me wanting to know more about the residents at Mockingbird Place.” ~ The Smut-Brarians
“It is well written, and you can feel the intensity of the words and the emotions of the characters in the book.” ~ Bloggin' With M.Brennan
“A very nice read that I totally enjoyed. I will read more by this author especially this series.” ~ Inked Rainbow Reads
Though starting in straight erotic romance, Kris's total focus now is on gay romance. When asked why recently, his answer was "My muse finally came out of the closet. Isn't it about time? I’ve been out since I was twenty-five." A voracious reader, Kris loves many genres of fiction, but this writer's favorite books are romances that are edgy, sexy, with rich characters and unique challenges. Kris' influences include Anne Rice, JR Ward, Lexi Blake and Shayla Black. Last year, Kris married the love of his life Stephen.
The Cowboy in Unit E