Killing Honor by S.M. Butler #Review

Killing Honor by S.M. Butler #Review
Killing Honor

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Series: Lucky Thirteen #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Military Romance, Romantic Suspense
Released on March 24, 2014
Pages: 250
Format: eBook

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The obvious love between Devyn and Brody is a fairytale, but their story is probably closer to real world than I wanted to read. Coming home to a family he hasn’t seen in two years, and then having his family threatened, just made me feel blah about it all. I ended up not really liking this story in the end.

I got this one free off of Amazon not knowing that is was a new adult romance. Not my genre of choice. Then when it started the first person narrative, I wanted to cringe, especially as it switched between the hero and heroine. Throw in a married couple separated for a long time with twin girls, it just left me behind in the dust.

Devyn is a strong woman, but she fell in love early, married and became pregnant all young. Her husband Brody, is a Navy Seal. When the twin girls are two weeks old, he leaves on a long term mission with no contact to his family or friends. Now recovered from a mission that went bad and good, he comes home, but feels like a stranger in his own house. He can’t talk to his wife about the mission, nor can he understand her life or the fact that his kids don’t even know him.

For her part, Devyn has stayed true and loyal to her husband. Raising her girls is her life and it is pretty hectic. Having Brody home is both a dream and a nightmare. There is still love there, but a distance two years created. Now a threat has entered their lives.

And all I kept thinking was this wasn’t really a romance. It was about two people who love each other dealing with traumatic circumstances. They are both too young to have the maturity often needed in this situation and they just felt flat to me as characters. You could see through the suspense. It was kind of corny and over the top, without convincing me of anything.

While I wanted to be pulled into a new series, I am taking a step back and keeping my wallet closed on this one unfortunately.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!


  1. That’s a tough scenario to write when the characters are already in the middle of a relationship. I actually like some NA and don’t mind 1st person and I love military romance, but I DNF’d my only book from this series b/c I had an issue with the heroine and the romance so I don’t think I’ll try this one.

    1. Yep, it hit all the wrong buttons for me. Maybe a different author and not NA next time.

  2. Yikes, this one sounds like it’d be difficult to follow specially if its so far into a characters story and theirs munchkins involved. Maybe next time you’ll like the next CR book ^^

    1. Just felt true life then an unlikely ending. Just didn’t grab me like I hoped.

  3. You know I have noticed that most New Adult are first person…which is a bit annoying at times…but I have slowly gotten used to it. Sad to hear though it didn’t meet up…I do hate it when a book doesn’t grab at you. Hope your next book is much better though. Have a wonderful weekend!!