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@Read Pdf ô Tempering Í Life should be nothing than lazy Sunday afternoons and lots of hot sex for these two Marines and their favorite Redneck, but life never goes the way it should Tempering explores what happens when life takes a hard left turn for Alex Rigger Roberts, Jim Rock South, and Dick Main, characters who appeared in the previous Sean Michael novel, Three Day Passes This story stands on its own, testing the strength of the relationships between these extraordinary men as a single event shatters their world and makes them build it over again, stronger than before When Rigger is caught in a savage act of violence, Rock, Dick, and Rigger all have to face things they d rather not Mortality Hate And their crumbling relationships, which they re not sure they can save All of the wonderful heat and humor expected from these characters is in Tempering, but so is a core of pure steel that makes them not only likeable, but admirable Omg no reading in public I cried like a baby Three tough men find love together in a menage a trois Rock is the older demanding marine sergant with family scars Rigger is the middle Texan nurse with a healthy love of life Dick is the young marine officer who is unsure just where he fits into the threesome This is book three of the Jarhead series The book has a thin story line with Rigger being beaten terribly in the men s room of a bar Rig finds himself lost and afraid of everything and not knowing what to do The rest of the book i Three tough men find love together in a menage a trois Rock is the older demanding marine sergant with family scars Rigger is the middle Texan nurse with a healthy love of life Dick is the young marine officer who is unsure just where he fits into the threesome This is book three of the Jarhead series The book has a thin story line with Rigger being beaten terribly in the men s room of a bar Rig finds himself lost and afraid of everything and not knowing what to do The rest of the book is plain old porn It s a ful romp under the sheets and everywhere else in the house This book could have been so much better considering its serious subject matter, gay bashing Instead I have three characters named Rigger, Rock and Dick the porno sounding names did nothing to help who are three military guys in a polyamorous relationship Not that I have a problem with lots of hot sex scenes between hunky guys, but after the second scene it was difficult if not damn near impossible to figure out just who was doing what to whom.The men in question are just there There s no This book could have been so much better considering its serious subject matter, gay bashing Instead I have three characters named Rigger, Rock and Dick the porno sounding names did nothing to help who are three military guys in a polyamorous relationship Not that I have a problem with lots of hot sex scenes between hunky guys, but after the second scene it was difficult if not damn near impossible to figure out just who was doing what to whom.The men in question are just there There s no sense of what they look like or why they re in such an unusual partnership in the first place I found out later that Tempering is actually the third book in the Jarhead series, but I have little interest in reading the proceeding novel Even if a novel is part of a series, it always helps to set a little background and give descriptions of the characters instead of assuming that a reader has read the first book.Not to mention the gay bashing plot was far too important to be relegated to a footnote I would have liked to have read far less sex and the novel concentrate instead on how the three men deal with the violence Everything seemed a little too pat the bashers getting their own version of military justice I did enjoy Rig s family get together scene, though it seemed as everyone was accepting of such a partnership, save the ne er do well, bible thumping brother of course Overall, Tempering was just okay Even all the sex scenes, which became rather mechanical and dry, wasn t enough to save it The best of the Jarheads series so farJARHEADS SERIES VOLUME 4 chronologically , BOOK 2 written second, as far as I can tell Warning This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS Rating 8 10PROS A PLOT Not the world s best, this is true, but there is SO muchgoing on character wise in this novel than in the previous 3 Jarheads novels that this volume is a vast improvement over the earlier ones The plot isn t even the sort I typically enjoy the majority of the stor The best of the Jarheads series so farJARHEADS SERIES VOLUME 4 chronologically , BOOK 2 written second, as far as I can tell Warning This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS Rating 8 10PROS A PLOT Not the world s best, this is true, but there is SO muchgoing on character wise in this novel than in the previous 3 Jarheads novels that this volume is a vast improvement over the earlier ones The plot isn t even the sort I typically enjoy the majority of the story centers around a gay bashing and the emotional psychological issues that arise as a result , but I was surprised and delighted to read a story about these 3 characters that containedthan just sex every other page The characterizations of the three men are solidified and expanded upon in this book I have a significantly stronger picture in my head of the type of man each of the main characters is Trauma brings out people s true characters, and Rock, Rig, and Dick all prove to be strong and protective of each other in different ways Each character at different times forms the glue that holds the three men together Rock is gruff and physically protective, Rig is the one each of the others truly connects to, and Dick refuses to let their relationship fall apart in the aftermath of the attack and throughout the healing process The proclamations of love I have been craving since reading the first Jarheads novel are finally here, in almost every combination Two of the guys say I love you to both of the others, and the third says it to one of his partners There are several very sweet, emotional scenes chapters, especially when the characters celebrate Rock and Rig s 10 year anniversary and their 5 year anniversary as a threesome.CONS This isn t an easy read It s emotionally exhausting for me, anyway, because I ve gotten so attached the characters as I ve read the series and gut wrenching and painful The character of Dick is especially tragic As much as he feels to me like the integral screw that keeps the threesome together at times, he struggles constantly with feeling like the third wheel because he recognizes that Rock and Rig s feelings for each other are stronger than their feelings for him The other two repeatedly assure him that they re a 3 man unit, not a 2 man with an add on, but it s still sad to me The passage of time caught me off guardthan once when Rock says casually to another character that he and Rig have been together for 8 years, my eyes widened and I thought, Where did the time go Overall, though, this isn t really a complaint The entire series is essentially written as a bunch of vignettes showing slices from the men s lives together, and it serves as a beautiful tribute to a relationship among men whose love goes beyond sex even if they do tend to have a LOT of it The ending of this novel is bittersweet not sad, by any means the guys are together and in love and happy at the end of it the characters are feeling the effects of aging and of an intolerant society and the emotional trauma they ve all experienced Overall comments This is by far my favorite of the Jarheads books I had about decided not to read any when I was halfway through Personal Leave, which I read before this one, simply because the earlier books are about sex and little else But this one brought me back toto order Volume 5, and I think even if that one returns to the 90% sex 10% beer formula of the earlier books, I ll still like it, just because I ve read the emotional journey related in Tempering