Title: Broken Soldier
Author Name & Publisher: Jamie Lynn Miller
Publication Date & Length: March 5, 2016 – 164 pages
Sergeant Connor Finley and Sergeant Shawn Weller are dedicated soldiers working covert ops for Shadow Unit — a joint UK/US anti-terrorism task force.
Partners in the field and out, they had been through hell together for the last four years and made it through standing side by side. But when their latest undercover op to bring down an arms dealer plunges them into a world of drugs, sex and violence, Shawn must literally get in bed with the enemy in order to complete the mission. And Connor is forced to watch, helpless, as his partner is broken into pieces.
Will love be enough to put them both back together or will this be their final mission?
WARNING: Contains scenes of drug use, graphic sex and realistic situations
I have read quite a few of Jamie Lynn Millers book and have loved each of them but I have to be honest and say this has to be my favorite one so far.
This story was so realistic that it was easy to forget that it was just a fictional story and was more like reading about what happened in someone’s real life.
When I say it was realistic I really felt that Connor and Shawn having to go undercover for this mission to bring down Jae and his associates felt real. I could picture all of the things that Shawn went thru with this mission from having to do things he normally would never consider such as doing drugs to having to sleep with Jae even when it occurred in front of his true partner, Connor. I could also feel the pain that Shawn had to go through with withdrawals from the drugs to the pain he felt for doing all the things he had to do durning the mission that he was not proud of and how he felt like he was not strong or courageous even though in my eyes he was more so then most would have been in his situation.
Connor was a true rock through all of it. He was there for Shawn every step of the way and gave him strength when Shawn did not feel that he had any. Even with this being a mission and having to do the things that Shawn had to do, most men would hold that against their partner but Connor is not like that and never blamed or held it against Shawn for the things he had to do or endure through the whole process. Even when it ate at him having to watch Shawn out himself thru everything he still loves him and believed in him. And I believe that if it had not of been for Connor, Shawn would have let himself been swept away in everything that was happening. Connor was his strength and kept him fighting thru it all till the very end.
Jamie Lynn Miller did a superb job on this book and I have to say that this book is at the top of my list on my favorite books that I have read recently. I know that this book will stay with me for a while and I will not forget it any time soon. Amazing book and a must read.
This book was quite amazing despite it being a dark read. I don’t read these type of books on a regular basis but every once in a while the blurb catches my eye and I just have to read it. This was one of those.
This story was exceptional in its writing and in its plot. The author was able to make it a very convincing story and I couldn’t wait to read what came next. I can’t believe this is the first book I’ve read by this author. I immediate had a connection with Conner and Shawn and sometimes I cried for the situation Shawn was going through. Conner was clearly the rock that Shawn depends on and I was glad that Shawn had someone to hold and help him through the dark times. Jamie Lynn Miller was able to take this type of a story make it believable and most of all have an HEA in the end. This was an excellent book and would definitely recommend it.
When two members of an international shadow agency are asked to go undercover to stop an arms deal, neither Shawn or Connor knows quite how far undercover they will need to go.
There has been a proliferation of dark ops books in the past few years and this one doesn’t necessarily stand out. I like the idea of long-term life partners who complete dangerous missions together but there isn’t enough character development here for me to really attach to either man. There are a few more women in this story than most, but they are still in supporting roles.
The storyline is more unusual, but the rape and heroin scenes felt more than a little melodramatic and sensationalist.
Ultimately, this is a simple, easy action read. I didn’t hate it, but it is already blurring into hundreds of very similar dark ops stories for me.
Jamie Lynn Miller has been writing male/male fanfiction stories for nearly fifteen years and decided to take the plunge and go pro in 2008. She’s a romantic at heart, and her stories reflect the desire we all have to find “the one”, persevering through trials and heartache for that happy ending.
Jamie has a degree in Fine Arts and has spent the last thirteen years working as a Graphic Designer. She was born in Chicago and still lives there today, with her husband and their furry, four-footed “children”.
Besides writing, Jamie enjoys traveling, softball, reading, science fiction, hanging out with friends, and just being creative.
She is eternally thankful for all of the love and support her husband has given her over the years with her writing and other endeavors.