For the Love of the Corps by Bobby Michaels


Loose Id

LGBT Contemporary

ISBN: 978-1-59632-309-4

Reviewed by Cassie



Mike joins the Marines right out of high school.  During boot camp, he’s paired with a “buddy,” Scott Calder.  Mike quickly discovers a lot of surprising things about himself, including unexpected feelings about Scott.  He’s incredibly happy when Scott loves him in return—until Scott is killed in Afghanistan.  Alone and hurting, he returns to the Corps.  Will Mike ever find happiness again?

For the Love of the Corps is an emotional tale of love, loss, and finding the courage to love again.  Mike’s honest, tell-it-like-it-is narration made it easy to connect with him.  While there sometimes seemed to be an emphasis on the sex, it wasn’t overpowering.  I liked the way Bobby Michaels included emotion (told in an amusing, very “guy” style) along with the hot sex scenes.  The characters were likeable, and the storyline believable.  The only thing I didn’t like about this book was the fact that because it was written in the first person, I didn’t really get to know the other characters.  I would have liked to see how Scott and Paul, Mike’s new love, felt about things.  Still, if you like Marines who like each other, this is the book for you!


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