Format: e-book, paperback
Format read: arc
Series: book 1 of Men of Courage series
Rating: 18+ for sexual content, language
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32703577-ultimate-sacrifice
In the first book of this spin off series involving our most loved Men Of Honor guys, we get a set of new hot guys that we are going to be salivating over. First up to bat is Austin Hawke. He has loved Zoey forever but she has so much going on in her life that she doesn’t have time for love. That is until Austin is able to make her see that she can do both.
While the menu is the same that we have seen from the other books. Alpha male + sassy girl = explosive romance. But the way that KC Lynn writes the story, you wouldn’t know that you already read a book with the same make up. The characters each have their own ghosts in their closet that we get to try to figure out how they will play in the world. And this story has so many stories with loose ends that will play dividends in the future.
I love me some KC Lynn books so I knew I would like this one. But I will say I had such high expectation that this one didn’t quite reach. Do I like Austin? Yes. I really enjoyed this story. But unfortunately, I compared it to the Men of Honor series and I just didn’t get as attached to Austin as I did those guys in the original trilogy. This could of course change. As opinions often do. But initial reading is that while it’s an enjoyable read, it doesn’t take the spot to my MOH couples.
The story doesn’t have a big cliff hanger per se, but it definitely leaves you wanting more. And it’s not just because of the hot guy Austin. No this STORY has you wanting more. There is a underlying mystery that is happening and you want to know what, how, why, and who.