Review: Duty & Devotion by Tere Michaels

Posted December 1, 2012 by Annie in Reviews / 11 Comments

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Review: Duty & Devotion by Tere Michaels
Duty & Devotion
by Tere Michaels

5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: March 23, 2010
Series: Faith, Love, & Devotion #3
Published by LLC, Loose ID
Pages: 234
 

 

 

I absolutely adore this couple and love reading about them. They could just be sitting with beers and talking and I would still be entranced by them. ~ Under the Covers

DUTY & DEVOTION is the next chapter in Matt and Evan’s lives. I absolutely adore this couple and love reading about them. They could just be sitting with beers and talking and I would still be entranced by them. They are just so sweet on each other and even though they don’t see eye-to-eye on certain situations, neither of them are afraid to voice their feelings to one another. Michaels writes it so that their relationship seems very much based on trust. I love the devotion that Matt and Evan have for one another. However, that devotion is tested in this installment of the series when an ex lover, Jim Shea is brought back into the mix.

If you’ve read LOVE & LOYALTY then you know who Jim is already and would be familiar with Griffin as well. I love these two, but probably not as much as Matt and Evan. I loved the way Tere Michaels was able to integrate these two couples together in a way that didn’t seem too forced. The conflict felt genuine and it was nice to see the bonds of Matt and Evan’s relationship tested. Michaels does this in a subtle way where it isn’t too dramatic, but enough to keep readers interested.

Added to that is the sex that Matt and Evan desperately want but don’t know how to approach. They tip toe around this for awhile until it’s clear that they need to take a leap of faith and simply trust each other. And boy was I happy when they did!

For anyone who is interested in trying out M/M but doesn’t know where to start, I definitely think this series is a nice preview into the world of M/M. Though not heavily sexed up, it does show that romance and love can happen to anyone, not simply hetero couples.

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About Tere Michaels

This bio would be more interesting if I could fictionalize it...

I am an East Coast girl (Metro NYC to be exact), born and bred and with some slight princess traits. For example, "camping" is staying in a hotel without a pool.

Writing has always been my dream, my goal, the way my brain and my heart found a happy place. When I was five my mom got me a subscription to a Disney magazine and precocious early reader that I was, I immediately caught on to the fact that someone, indeed, WROTE these stories. That it was a real profession and from then I was locked in to what I wanted to do.

Of course it took me til just past my fortieth birthday to fully succeed by having my first novel, "Faith & Fidelity" published, but I've been writing for decades and whether or not I made a dime, it was always my "must do" thing.

In the meantime I've freelanced, worked in offices, managed a bookstore, lived in LA, starved and prospered and became a married mom in the 'burbs.

Right now my wonderful husband and my darling son and I live in a cute house in the NJ suburbs; we share our abode with three cats, a hamster and approximately 100 fish (warning: when the pet store says "they're all male!" don't believe them). Life is good and I am beyond grateful to my family and friends and fans who've brought me to this point.

I love to talk to people about writing and books and my book(s) so feel free to drop a line at teremichaelsblog @ gmail.com

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

When I’m not submerged in a good book, you can find me musing about makeup and planners or dreaming about Kpop boys and beaches. Until then, check out my reviews and let’s talk books!
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Thanks for the heads up on this author and series!

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Anytime, Timitra!

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Love your review…love does make the world go ’round!

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Thanks PC!

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Thanks for the review. Duty and Devotion sounds fantastic. Put it on my wishlist.

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Hope you love it as much as I do!

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Thanks for the review! Sounds great!

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Thank you for the review.

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Thanks for the helpful review!

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Thanks Ann, been trying to find a good M/M series to start me off in that field, will definitely start with this one, thanks again.

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Yay! And I hope you come back to let me know what you think!