Author: Aaron Powell
Type of book: erotica, adult, marine life, threesomes, fantasy, wish fulfillment
Year it was published: 2012
Welcome to recruit training, United States Marine Corps Recruit Training, Parris Island, South Carolina.
Follow Drill Instructor Sergeant Tice as he gives his first-hand account of life training United States Marines and the inappropriate relationships that result from the illusion of absolute power.
**WARNING**THIS BOOK CONTAINS EXPLICIT SEXUAL CONTENT**
The characters are just there so to speak. Yes first person narrative is used, but we are just presented with the surface and very little depth. Why does Sergeant Tice does what he does? What motivates him to do it? The answers are never presented. I would have liked to see a book between two characters in Epilogue though.
Apparently marine life tends to be strict and regimental, perhaps that's an author's response to this type of life? A fantasy fulfillment for marines to indulge in without worrying about reality?
The story is written in a first person narrative from Sergeant Tice's point of view. The life of the marines is briefly presented (at least relating to sex, or what's appropriate and not, as well as a workout regime.) At one point it does go off into third person narrative in the epilogue. There is a pleasant and a mindless escape from reality of STDS and jealousy, (and of course, there are pleasant non-attached threesomes. I'm mentioning this for people who will complain about lack of STD discussion and so forth.)
The United States
Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Romance
About this author
Aaron Powell served as a Marine during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2003 with a bachelor of arts in criminal justice, minoring in psychology. He also completed a second bachelor of arts in business administration at Ashford University, where he graduated with distinction in 2011. He is the author of the Doomsday Diaries series, C-Town, Sugar Baby, Hurry Up and Wait, Benjamin, and Scream, “Aye, Sir!” He enjoys reading—particularly military history and nonfiction—writing, and is an active marksman. Aaron and his wife, Michelle, and son, Luke, live near Austin, Texas.
Before reading this book, I read the author's Sugar Baby book. I have to admit that the two are very similar in terms of style, erotic parts, and so forth, with few exceptions: I felt that Sugar Baby is slightly more in depth, and this book lacks the depth that Sugar Baby had. Its a bit of a fantasy walk so to speak. I still enjoyed it a lot, although for me it felt predictable. There is a somewhat interesting interplay between the power statuses and secrets, but law gets involved at the end and it keeps the male character happy. I would have liked to know more about the possible story in the Epilogue, and would have liked it the author wrote a book containing these particular characters. Before reading this, please remember that the appropriate age for this will be 18 or older, and it does contain some situations that will make people uncomfortable with it.
Quick notes: I would like to thank the author for the opportunity to read and review the book.
4 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)