Title: Serve & Protect (Book #1 of DC Files)
Author: Megan Linden
Publisher: MLR Press
Published date: May 28, 2015
Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance
Rating: 3 Stars
Reading this while news of Democratic Debates splashed over the media (and I’m not even American) made this story more… THERE. It also reminds me of The West Wing and Commander in Chief tv series, without any bad guy to get pissed about (well, not much). Which is good as the whole plot was quite angst-free and both MCs were quite upfront from the first time of their situation. There were a couple of potential “trouble” but quickly doused before turning into real problems.
Although, with that blurb, I certainly didn’t expect the story would be quite family-oriented. I’m not complaining though. I loved the take-and-give and understanding the characters had for the others limitation. It’s cute how Blake, the ex-SEAL turned teacher, was the domestic one “manage” Sam when they’re home. Their interaction with Blake’s daughter was cute too (too bad there wasn’t any pet in this book, it would make it cuter!).
For a less than 150 pages story this book seemed longeralthough the time span for only over a year. That said, I also thought there’s not enough exposure of Blake’s work other than one scene. I felt there’s more room to extend on other things too, making the story more complete… and more reading time too. ^^
All in all, this is a nice introduction to Megan Linden’s works for me. I certainly will look up continuing stories on this series.
Copy of this book received for the exchange of fair and honest review.
What happens when you fall in love in the heart of politics?
Sam Daniels’ life turns upside down when he meets an amazing guy and gets a job offer he can’t refuse almost at the same time. Working in politics and sustaining any kind of personal life is never easy, but when you’re running a campaign to elect the first woman to the office of the President of the United States, it may become nearly impossible.
Blake Morin, after spending years as a SEAL, lives a quiet life with his daughter and he’s fine with that. He can’t deny the attraction between him and Sam, but is he ready to enter the world he used to avoid?