Title: Wait for Me (With Me #1)
Author: Kris Jacen
Publisher: MLR Press
Release Date: November 10, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary, Military, Romance
Page Count: 202 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
The hardest job is waiting.
Master Sergeant Jeff “Mackey” MacNamara has been waiting for THE ONE for years. First it wasn’t too safe to find a partner and now his schedule is a nightmare with training soldiers and deployments.
Scott Ash has found where he always was meant to be after a brief bout of idealistic do-gooder after college. He loves his job as a child care director, if he could just find someone to love — perfect might cover it.
A chance meeting when Scott is doing a favor for a friend starts them on a journey that could take them to forever, it’s just a matter of waiting.
This was such a great read. I was totally into this book and now that I am done with book one, I am about to start book two in a few minutes. I am really looking forward to it. I can honestly say I do not remember previously reading any of Kris Jacen’s books but I will definitely be reading them now. I love a good book about military men and this book completely fits that category. It definitely has some ups and downs but it has the happily ever after in the end. I truly cannot wait to start book two now that I am done with this book.
Mackey is a lifer when it comes to the military. He does what he needs to do in order to reach his goals. As of now he is an E8. The best thing about it all is how Mackey does not have to hide who he is since DADT was repealed. But he has not yet met the person he would consider spending his life with. At this point he is convinced he will not meet them. But all that changes at one of his best friends and brother-in-arms bachelor party.
Jeff is working as a fill in bartender for one of his best friends the night Mackey and his buddies come in for a bachelor party. When he sees Mackey at the bar instead of enjoying the dancers, he goes over and speaks with him. Never did he expect to end up as Mackey’s date to the wedding. But that is exactly what happens when these two start talking. So filling in as the bartender paid off really well for both Jeff and Mackey.
After running into one another again unexpectedly before the wedding, and learning more about each other, both men knew they definitely want to get to know the other more and see where things lead.
But with Mackey being in the military, Jeff had to really think through everything and decide if he is up for the deployments, risks, and everything that comes with being in a relationship with an active duty military. This being one of the most respectful things that Mackey has seen just made him want him more.
But nothing can actually prepare you for the reality. And reality is quickly coming since Mackey is about to deploy for a year. Can two men who have not known each other long, but have a huge attraction to one another survive such a long time apart in what can be a dangerous situation?
This was such a good read. It is a book that is span out over a couple of years time frame but it is not a super long read. I really enjoyed everything that Mackey and Jeff went through considering it could be on the more realistic side of things. Kris Jacen did a great job on this book and I cannot wait to read he other books in this series!!!