A Marine with honor.
After surviving a horrific chemical attack that turned him into a metahuman, Captain Jamie Callahan got a second lease on life. For three years he’s been working for the Metahuman Defense Force and leading Alpha Team—all against the wishes of his family. The job requires his full dedication, so it’s no surprise Jamie doesn’t have time for a relationship. An enticing one-night stand with a gorgeous stranger is all it takes to show Jamie exactly what he’s been missing. When a mission to take down a terrorist cell brings that same stranger back into his world, Jamie’s life gets complicated.
A soldier with secrets.
Staff Sergeant Kyle Brannigan was only looking to relieve some stress after a long mission. He didn’t know the hot guy he picked up at a bar was the leader of the MDF’s top field team. When Kyle and his partner get seconded to Alpha Team to help fight a terrorist threat, he has to balance his desire for Jamie against his duty to keep his secrets safe. That gets harder and harder to do amidst regulations both are tempted to break.
Two men trying to survive.
Giving into passion could cost both their careers. Abiding by the rules will only result in heartache. An attack on MDF headquarters brings with it a choice Jamie and Kyle can’t escape—duty, or love?
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating perspectives.
I love military romance. I like well written MM. I can like dystopian/sci-fi/paranormal. Hailey Turner does these really well. In the Wreckage is the first book in her Metahuman Files series.
Turner does a good job of introducing us to a LOT of characters and helping the reader keep them as well as their military call signs and all the military acronyms straight. This can sometimes bog down a story but she executed it almost perfectly. Though I read a LOT of military (Fiction & NonFiction), so maybe it was easier for me to grasp than someone new to the genre.
There was an excellent mix of world building, action, mystery, and sex. I feel invested in Alpha Team’s missions as well as the members personally.
My only complaint is that while Jamie & Kyle burn it up in the bedroom 🔥whew!🔥, their time on the page connecting personally is minimal. So, the “falling in love” felt based purely in sex, not so much romance IYKWIM.
Greg Boudreaux is wonderful here. This is a huge cast of characters with a variety of accents and he keeps them consistent throughout.
About the author:
Hailey Turner is big city girl who spoils her cats rotten and has a demanding day job that she loves, but not as much as she loves writing. She’s been writing since she was a young child and enjoys reading almost as much as creating a new story. Hailey loves stories with lots of action, gritty relationships, and an eventual HEA that satisfies the heart.
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About the narrator:
Trained in vocal and stage performance, Greg Tremblay brings a passion for storytelling to every aspect of his life and work. Critically-recognized and listener-beloved, Greg’s work has been praised by Audiofile Magazine’s “Earphone” award, numerous blogs, and is the recipient of the GoodReads Reader’s Choice award for Best Narrator – 2016 in M/M Romance. Greg also maintains a curated collection of uniquely and delightfully spicy boudoir treats branded under the “Greg Boudreaux” narration name. (Rellim’s note: As a rule, I don’t post pseudonyms, but this bio is copied directly from Tremblay’s website.)
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My Favorite Quotes
In all his dreams and nightmares, he never thought he would die like this. – In the Wreckage by #HaileyTurner #Audiobook narrated by GTremblayVoice #MetahumanFiles #MM #RomanticSuspense #Thriller #SciFi #Supernatural #Paranormal #MilitaryRomance #KU #AudibleTweet
NCOs had the best ideas. – In the Wreckage by #HaileyTurner #Audiobook narrated by GTremblayVoice #MetahumanFiles #MM #RomanticSuspense #Thriller #SciFi #Supernatural #Paranormal #MilitaryRomance #KU #AudibleTweet
Jamie loved his family, he did, but his team was his family of choice and he would not give them up. – In the Wreckage by #HaileyTurner #Audiobook narrated by GTremblayVoice #MetahumanFiles #MM #RomanticSuspense #Thriller #SciFi #Supernatural #Paranormal #MilitaryRomance #KU #AudibleTweet
No one gave voice to the just in case that filled everyone’s thoughts, because that would be inviting death to take home one of their own. – In the Wreckage by #HaileyTurner #Audiobook narrated by GTremblayVoice #MetahumanFiles #MM #RomanticSuspense #Thriller #SciFi #Supernatural #Paranormal #MilitaryRomance #KU #AudibleTweet