Sub Rosa

Susan Laine
Sub Rosa
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Siren Publishing
Release Date
November 2012
Book 2 of Sailor's Knot
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, LGBTQ, Western Romance

Since the trial-by-fire incident that made them choose life outside the navy, David Williams and Hunter Masters, formerly the captain and the lieutenant of the nuclear submarine Cascade, have been together for a year and a half. And for four of those months they have been a devoted married couple.

Then one day a mysterious love letter arrives in their mailbox, addressed to Hunter from a woman named Megan. Though David finds it hard to believe that his husband would have an affair, let alone with a woman, the letter sparks a whole different kind of fire between the two men who have been in love practically since the day they met.

Setting aside their mistrust and disbelief, they set out together to find out who is behind this mysterious note, and what is the full story of forbidden love hidden under the roses.

Book Review by Susan Mac Nicol (author)
Aug 19, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
152 people found the following review helpful
I love Susan Laine's books, and her tales of men in love always brings a smile to my face.

David Williams and Hunter Masters have been married for over four months and are settling down into their new relationship with what seems like true bliss. Having been together for one and a half years, when David was in command of a submarine and met the younger, irrepressible and sexy Hunter, the attraction between the two men is just as strong as when they first met.

Then along comes the letter. A mysterious missive from a woman addressing words of love to 'Hunter', the letter sparks off a curiosity for the two men who want to get to the bottom of the beautifully written love words. David doesn't believe for a minute that his husband would be having an affair with a woman but the pair decide to get to the bottom of it.

The search takes them on a trail of past love, heartbreak and finally to a resolution that both strengthens and tests their relationship. The relationship building, the conflict that arises, the getting back together after heated arguments--it all forms part of the conflict that we as readers seem to love to read about.

This was a well written story with an entertaining plot. I liked the characters of David and Hunter, especially Hunter with his dominant streak and witty mouth. The reason I give it 3 stars is because I didn't get as invested in this story or these characters as I have in other Susan Laine's books. I love her Senses and Sensations books, and these are to me a deeper, more reflective story that touches my heart and makes me want to turn the page faster each time.

But well done to Ms Laine for yet another lovely read and I look forward to reading many more of her books.
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