Okay, yes, this week's Book of the Week isn't a book, it's a series. But if I posted about each book once a week, we might be here a while. I recently discovered the Hell or High Water series by SE Jakes. My New Year's resolution of reading more books this year has kind of fallen by the wayside because of my writing schedule, but I still manage to get some in. I was doing a lot better a few months ago before the crazy started.
The Hell or High Water series is part of SE Jakes EE Ltd. Universe. I 'll say right now that I fell in love with these guys from the start. I love Prophet and Tom. I haven't read the Men of Honor series (yet), and I know Prophet appears there, but despite missing any potential history of Prophet's, I was able to instantly enjoy the Hell or High Water series.
The chemistry between Prophet and Tom is superb. I love how the relationship changes and grows, how each man is flawed, dangerous, and determined. They're vulnerable, but tough, each one dealing with his own demons. I've also been drawn in by the secondary characters: Cillian, Mal, Blue, Mick. I'm loving them all! There's action, adventure, humor, and fiery passion. Each book just gets better than the last. The sex gets hotter and the stories more thrilling with Prophet and Tom breaking my heart and putting the pieces back together. Highly recommended!Catch a Ghost (Hell or High Water #1) by SE Jakes Pages: 293 Cover by: Victoria Colotta eBook ISBN: 978-1-62649-038-3 Print ISBN: 978-1-62649-039-0
Blurb: Everyone knows that Prophet—former Navy SEAL, former CIA spook, full-time pain in the ass—works alone. But his boss at Extreme Escapes, Ltd. has just assigned Proph a new partner and a case haunted by ghosts from Proph’s past. Suddenly, he has to confront both head-on.
Tom Boudreaux—failed FBI agent, failed sheriff, full-time believer in bad luck—is wondering why the head of a private contracting firm has hunted him down to offer him a job. Still, he’s determined to succeed this time, despite being partnered with Prophet, EE’s most successful, lethal, and annoying operative, on a case that resurrects his own painful past.
Together, Prophet and Tom must find a way to take down killers in the dangerous world of underground cage matches while fighting their own dangerous attraction. When they find themselves caught in the crossfire, these two loners must trust each other and work together to escape their ghosts . . . or pay the price.
Long Time Gone (Hell or High Water #2) by SE Jakes Pages: 277 Cover by: LC Chase eBook ISBN: 978-1-62649-060-4 Print ISBN: 978-1-62649-061-1
Soldier of fortune Prophet Drews always worked alone—until Tom Boudreaux became his partner. But when Tom walked away three months ago, ostensibly to keep Prophet safe, Prophet learned the true meaning of being alone. Everyone knows that Prophet, a Navy SEAL turned CIA spook turned mercenary, can look after himself. Which means he must’ve driven his lover away.Even with half a world between them, Prophet can’t get the man out of his head. Maybe that’s why he’s in New Orleans in the middle of a hurricane, protecting Tom’s aunt. But the only looter around is Tom, bursting back into Prophet’s life. It turns out that Prophet’s been stuck in Tom’s head—and heart—too. Their explosive reunion gets even hotter when Tom is arrested for murder. As they fight to clear his name, they delve deep into his past, finding enemies among everyone they meet. Staying alive in such a dangerous world is hard enough, but they soon discover that fighting to stay together is the most difficult thing they’ve ever done. Daylight Again (Hell or High Water #3) by SE Jakes Pages: 272 Cover by: LC Chase eBook ISBN: 978-1-62649-060-4 Print ISBN: 978-1-62649-061-1
Blurb: Before Prophet Drews can have a future, he must first put his past to rest. Prophet Drews is a man on the edge, and he’s pulling Tom Boudreaux, his partner on the job and in real life, right over with him. When his old CO calls in a favor, Prophet asks Tom to join the off-the-grid rescue. But the mission raises all of Prophet’s old ghosts: CIA assassins, the terrorist Sadiq, and most importantly, John—traitor, former teammate, and Prophet’s first love.
To help bury those ghosts for good, Prophet and Tom gather the members of Prophet’s former SEAL team . . . and a spook named Cillian who’s been tailing Prophet for years. In the process, Prophet is forced to face his team’s shifting loyalties, ghosts who refuse to stay dead, and scariest of all, his own limitations.
With everyone’s lives in danger, Prophet and Tom must unravel a tangled knot of secrets, including their own. Prophet must decide how much to reveal to Tom, while Tom must decide how far he’s willing to go to help Prophet lay his ghosts to rest.