Title : Alaska, With Love Word Count : 271 pgs
Genre : Contemporary Gay Romance
Blurb : Josh Montgomery is a red-blooded American male that loves his job and loves women even more. Part of an elite team run by General Derek Jacobs, Josh and his fellow assassins take pride in their jobs. When one Assassin gig turns into a rescue mission on the side, Josh’s life is turned upside down by the man he rescues. Now, he has to take a good long look at who he really is.
With the help from his friends Mateo, Riley and Troy, Josh tries to understand what he’s feeling.
Mark Patterson joined Doctor’s without Borders to do good in a foreign country. Little did he know a maniacal drug lord would kidnap him and use him to deal drugs, among other things…. Without any hope of rescue, Mark resigns himself to his prison. Until early one morning when he’s rescued by a blonde God. Josh Montgomery is tall, light and beautiful….and straight.
Being in close quarters only makes things harder on both men, will Mark get his man? Will Josh take a chance…. In the wilds of Denali Forest the two men come together, but is it for good? Or will Mark’s past drive them apart?
My Review : From the very first moment we met Josh in book 1, we could see that he was an easygoing fun loving character even though he is an assassin. He is one of the sexy men from the Skull Blasters squad, who are assassins for hire. They get rid of pedophiles, drug kingpins and flesh peddlers. It’s on one of his assignments to take down a drug kingpin, where he first sees Mark, a kidnapped doctor being brutally raped by the druglord. Josh vows to get the sexy doctor out safely. He calls for back up from his team who does the extraction and kills the druglord without any harm to their team. Josh stays by Mark’s side and takes him to their safe house.
Josh is very confused by his growing feelings for the lovely doctor. For the first time in his life , he is attracted to a man and he is not exactly sure what to do about it. Although Mark is traumatized, he is very attracted to Josh, but he is almost sure that a stud like that is straight. One good thing to come out of all of this is that Mark finds his long lost foster brother Mateo. Mark is all alone in the world since his parents disowned him for being gay. He is glad to have Mateo in his life again and he is truly happy to see him so in love with his husband Riley.
Being in the safe house all alone, brings forth a connection between Mark and Josh that wouldn’t otherwise be present around others. Josh is going out of his mind with the erections that keep popping up whenever he is close to Mark. He reevaluates the notion that he is straight. He feels like an ingrate for having these feelings for someone who has been so thoroughly abused. He gives in to his attraction and kisses Mark with all the pent up passion he has inside. Then he leaves Mark hanging, with Mark wondering if he is being rejected because he has been tainted by his abusers.
Josh runs away to his cottage in Alaska where he is helping a friend to preserve the wolf wildlife and rescue them from hunters. In the meantime, Mark resumes his job as a doctor and goes to therapy sessions to deal with his trauma. After a few weeks, he comes up with a plan to go and get back his man. He goes all the way to Alaska alone. When Josh sees him , he is ecstatic and worried at the half frozen state that Mark is in. Josh nurses him back to health and they make up for lost time by indulging in conversations and a whole lot of sex. This is a new experience for Josh and he is definitely open to all possibilities. Their sex life is super hot and it solidifies in their mind how much they need each other. Their relationship continues to grow exponentially and passionately. Mark becomes very comfortable with how their lives are entwined. He even gets close to the wildlife and gets comfortable with a wolf called Dakota.
Mark and Josh’s happiness almost comes to a screeching halt when they find out that Mark’s ex boyfriend was behind his kidnapping and is still out to get him. Josh goes into assassin mode and eliminates all threats to his future husband. Josh finds his perfect hero in his sexy assassin. I give this my ratings of 4 – lose the underwear.