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Maybe because it was a lot more about the guys and the bonds of friendship which endured over the years, family, and everything in between. The characters are not your usual MCs but I had to remember that this was war where all bets were off.
What a treat this story was…I laughed, cried and simply did not want this book to end. This is now my fave book ever.
I just had to comment to show my appreciation for your blog and I also wanted to let you know that so many authors do not get any credit for their work, credit which is, surely well deserved. Given the topic you might not believe it and maybe even doubt that anyone could like it so much, but I honestly wish for you to carry on with this.
Ok, I have to come out of lurkdom and let you know how much I loved this book. I had seen it, and thought about downloading it. Am I ever glad. The story was excellent. When it was funny I laughed out loud. When it was tense, you could feel the emotion. Great book read due to a great review. Thanks again. Like you, I laughed and cried throughout the book. Crystal Rose take a bow! Thank you so much for this great review Jesse and introducing me to my new favorite author and a spanking good novel.
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I’ll Be Your Drill, Soldier
Hi Ingrid Please be my guest. I like looong books! Rose attempted to integrated the use of emails, but This is clearly a very awkward case of "it's not you; it's me. Rose attempted to integrated the use of emails, but everyone's voice just sounded the same, so I often couldn't tell who was writing or saying what. All the characters seemed the same, and they were insanely macho. There was so much ribbing and swearing and good ol' boy shitting around, and yet we're in this pseudo military world where being gay is fabulous and accepted a nice fantasy indeed, but one that did not mesh with the way these men acted.
Plus, why invent fictional wars? Is it that hard to do some research and place fictional characters in a real setting? I couldn't ever get behind the relationship between Phillip and Ryan.
It seemed superficial and unearned. Plus, the epilogue was just confusing. Can someone explain to me why view spoiler [ Ryan was Ryan Grabowski at the end? Was that to tell us that he and Phillip were married? Even if they were, why would Ryan change his name?
This just made no sense and felt really random. Jan 17, Bev rated it it was amazing Shelves: Well, I know this book has had mixed reviews, but I absolutely loved it. I laughed, I cried, I cringed because I knew what was going to happen, but most of all, I just adored the love between Phillip and Ryan, the fact that they took it really slow And, as usua Well, I know this book has had mixed reviews, but I absolutely loved it.
Yes, I had a few niggles with the writing style, but once you got used to it, it was OK. The emails going back and forth A total keeper for me, and yes, I loved the change of name at the end. Jan 27, It was about a group of men fighting for their country.
I loved reading their emails. Reading their hardships and fears. It also wasn't just a story about romance.
It was a story about friendship, family, and loyalty. This book was steamy, homourous, and emotional.
It's a story that we can ALL learn something from. Jun 20, Cadiva rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oh Lord that ending! I never wanted this book to finish because I could have read about this bunch of guys forever. Philip and Ryan are a perfect pair but they're also surrounded by a perfect cast of supporting characters too. The humour is also wonderfully crafted along with the tensions a military service brings and the author doesn't pull punches with the hardships and pains either.
I hope we get more from this series, I'd love to read Mark and Patrick's side of things and find out if Brendon ev Oh Lord that ending! I hope we get more from this series, I'd love to read Mark and Patrick's side of things and find out if Brendon ever finds true love. Feb 25, Audrey rated it really liked it Shelves: I laughed.
I cried. I cringed at the numerous editing oversights. That pretty much sums it up. Don't let the title fool you. This is actually a very good book that benefits greatly from its funny, tongue-in-cheek, honest main narrator, Ryan. The friendships and bonds that he made during basic combat training with the others in his squad are lifelong, and I loved seeing the 3.
The friendships and bonds that he made during basic combat training with the others in his squad are lifelong, and I loved seeing the other characters and how they developed later on in the story. We then see the group of friends reunited, and Ryan and his drill sergeant, Phillip, are now in a position heh!
That was an interesting choice, and I wasn't sure how I felt about getting into another character's head at the time. Looking back, I think it worked. Note that, unless you were in the military or memorize acronyms for shits and giggles, you will probably need this Wikipedia list of U. Basically, I really liked this story, but the editing issues detracted from my overall enjoyment. View all 7 comments.
Sep 23, Lori rated it it was amazing Shelves: I loved this book. My only issues were that I wish there had been more glimpses into the growing intimacy between Phillip and Ryan.
Not necessarily sex, although that would have been nice, but we didn't really get to see their relationship grow. It just kind of did while we weren't looking. I also felt really cheated that we weren't allowed to be a fly on the wall when Phillip finally bottomed for Ryan.
I would have liked this to be two books so that more time could have been spent with them beh I loved this book. I would have liked this to be two books so that more time could have been spent with them behind closed doors. The ending was very clever and let you know the final outcome for Phillip and Ryan but again I did not expect that this book, at first light and funny, it was going to become so emotional. This is my second experience in military readings, I had not read anything after Special Forces, and this has nothing to do with the rawness of SF, although I have to say that SF is my favorite series so far.
The first part of the book focuses on the U. Army Basic Training that a scary and ag 4. Army Basic Training that a scary and aggressive Drill S.
Grabowski, carries out for eight weeks, over Ryan, a young man who joins the Army being disowned by their parents after coming out, and his buddies. The first half is filled with military training, which causes the beginning of a great camaraderie between the guys, including a lot of funny moments, and a high UST between Ryan and Phillip, which has an unexpected past.
When training ends, each one starts his career on his part, and it is not until years later that all meet again after having had different experiences in the Army. This part is full of emotional moments; Ryan and Phillip try to start a serious relationship, trying to move away from that strong sexual attraction that brought them together during training. And then relying on his buddies after the fate hits again, converted all one big family. Etta James-At Last View all 12 comments.
Feb 14, Martin rated it it was ok. This wasn't at all what I expected. Endless pages of telling instead of showing, no emotional reasoning, no character development, insta-lust and a -what felt to me- unrealistic depiction of the US Army Ryan joined the Army and arrives at a boot camp to start his basic training.
And while other men in his situation would torment themselves over their place in life and the loss of their family's love, Ryan spends his days ogling his Drill Sergeant Philipp Grabowski, who is a hot guy that he feels attracted to even though the guy constantly yells at and insults him and his mates.
But of course, everyone takes this in stride, because the drills are turning boys into men, after all Sure enough, Grabowski also feels an urgent case of insta-lust toward his recruit and kisses him or rather molests him in a restroom!! The other soldiers even push Ryan to start something with his drill sergeant, because as the author says in her note to the reader: This is set in a world where everyone is treated the same, regardless of sexual orientation - like it should be.
Awesome intention, but any military realism sails out of the window at that As if Ryan would dare say no to his drill sergeant, right? But it's okay, since Ryan wants him anyway, so he might as well abuse his position of authority. No biggie. Actually, only the straight recruits seem to have a dry spell there, because there are no women recruits in sight Everyone is accepting of their gay team mates, with even the straight soldiers making silly jokes worthy of "Not Another Gay Movie".
Basically, this is a gay fairy tale that has as little connection to reality as a magic wand wielding fairy godmother riding on a pink unicorn. Ryan could count on one hand how many times he bottomed, but he knew this time would probably be the best. Not to mention the sex scenes, OMG Philipp's cock throbbed unmercifully. What else? It burned and was a little painful. You don't say! Compared to other military romances with similar themes and there are some VERY good ones, I'm looking at you, Marquesate ;- , this felt really lacking and I think an editor would still have a field day with this text.
I did like the email exchanges, though. They're a nice way to bridge a time jump in a story and were actually quite endearing. View all 4 comments. My brain has officially gone haywire. Pardon me as I try to recollect the last vestiges of rationality remaining in my puny little self.
This book triggered various emotional responses that I never thought it would. This wasn't my first MM romance, but I have to thank Captive Prince for my slow initiation into this subgenre.
Ryan Gracin and Phillip Grabowski are both perfectly beautiful at least in my mind! One is gay and the other, welp, let the story guide you if you decide to pick this one My brain has officially gone haywire.
One is gay and the other, welp, let the story guide you if you decide to pick this one up. Hatred, lust, friendship, and love — these two have gone through it all. And the yearning? Good grief! The pining made me curse at the situation they're both in.
They deserve a HEA after all they've gone through! My heart belongs to this couple and you can bet my gay ass on it! While it might be a little fairy tale-ish a.
Perhaps, Mark's bar name fits after all. I couldn't help it but empathize with these chaps. Aside from that, the brotherhood, camaraderie, and the unbreakable bond that Ryan and his friends Kenneth, Brendon, and Patrick shared are truly remarkable. Add some of their lovers into the picture and you'll have utopia in this book. I liked the email exchanges and chuckled at Ryan's personal email message to Phillip being sent to everyone in circulation.
The ending was sweet thanks Etta James! And the sex part?
Well, let Elle Fanning who's fanning herself explain that to you: While I liked the novel as a whole, the writing was very amateurish and it's "all tell, no show". This book obviously needs an editor.
I'll Be Your Drill, Soldier!
Despite the cheesy title and flaws, this story sucked me right into the fray; and I couldn't put it down. And sizzlin' men in uniform? Who wouldn't want that? View all 13 comments. Fun and funny review, dear JV! Thanks so much dear Renegade! Stacey Jo. This was really fucking slow They spent way too fucking much time a fucking part I got really fucking bored God the fucking formatting was so fucking bad, fuck, it was like heller fucking Keller fucking formatted this.
Naked nuts. Fuck man, I'm not really a fucking fan of fucking military books anyway and, fuck, this was way fucking to army for my fucking tastes. This fucking book fucking said the fucking F-word way fucking too much to be fucking appropriate. I'm fucking writing This was really fucking slow They spent way too fucking much time a fucking part I got really fucking bored God the fucking formatting was so fucking bad, fuck, it was like heller fucking Keller fucking formatted this.
I'm fucking writing this way after I fucking read it and can barely fucking remember it. So two point three six fucking stars. I loved this book! View all 9 comments. This review is posted on Way Too Hot Books. They were quiet. They were deadly. They were United States Fucking Army. I will Fear no evil!
From the first page you get sucked in this crazy world of the USA army and stay so til' the very end. Every page of this book was s 4. Every page of this book was simply amazing. I fell in love with the story and all of its characters from the first page and kept on falling with every next chapter. I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard while reading a book. It made me so happy: The story follows the life of the young soldiers and their bad-ass Drill Sergeants through years, from their 8 week training, then going to war, this time fighting for real and trying to survive.
It's a story about unbreakable bonds of friendship and loyalty between soldiers who go literally through hell and back while trying to survive and not lose their minds after all the horrors they've been through. It's about their families faithfully waiting and praying for them to come home alive and flinching every time the phone rings, because it might be "that call".
It's about love, true love, that even distance, time and years apart can't break. The main character is a soldier in training Ryan a.
Kenneth a. I can't express how much I loved each end every single of these characters, they were just adorable, especially Ryan with his unstoppable and totally cute giggling in the most inappropriate moments and Phillip with his bossy and dominant, who's-your daddy attitude.
Their crazy 8 weeks in training and the silly, little and hilarious E-mails between them and their friends are my favorite parts of the book. The hot and palpable chemistry between Ryan and Philip was there from the moment they met and the scenes between them were There, I said it: The hot scenes weren't the focus of the book which I liked and there was just the right amount of them and at the right moment.
The ending was simply beautiful. It wasn't too cheesy like it's usually the case with romance books. It was simply right and made me a bit teary-eyed, but from happiness. Drill Sergeant Crystal Rose, respect! Now, to get this gift you have to stay sharp. Keep your head down. Don't be a hero unless you have to. All you have to do is survive. I know you can. View all 11 comments. I wish it was available at one of the e-tailers. Thanks for the review, Kassa. It sounds like I would really enjoy that book!
I think you would. There are only a smattering of sex scenes, far fewer than I would have expected from the book to be honest.
There are several chances to include graphic scenes but the author chooses to fade to black, which I appreciated even as I was peeking around the curtain lol. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email.
This book triggered various emotional responses that I never thought it would. Note that, unless you were in the military or memorize acronyms for shits and giggles, you will probably need this Wikipedia list of U.
I loved the storyline, the ideas and world the author created, adored the men, these wonderful brothers in arms, and took all the lessons learned to heart.
Catanna Garcia reviewed on on July 28, I really loved the story, the romanc, the sex, the army just loved it all reviewed the day of download Sophia Rose reviewed on on Oct.