Review: The Honor Anthology by Various Authors

Note: This ARC was provided by Enticing Journey Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Honor is a multi-authored anthology whose release coincides with Memorial Day weekend and tackles different stories about men in service and the men and women that they fall in love with. Majority of the stories are actually part or have some sort of connection with their respective an author's previous or ongoing series, namely, Daryl Banner's Commando (which is the sequel to his Dog Tags story that is part of the Brazen Boys series), Chelsea Camaron's Serving Her Soldier (which is a short story connected to her Devil's Due MC series), S.M. Donaldson's Sergio Spiraling (which is a novella in her Marco's MMA Boys series), MJ Fields's In the Shadows (which appears to be a spin-off of her Norfolk series), Amanda Lanclos's Lead Me Home (which is the prequel to her upcoming Big Country series), and Ryan Michele's Courageous (which is a novella in her Vipers Creed MC series). I'm guessing that Lacey Black's A Place to Call Home, Ellie Keys's Brian's Call, Misha Elliott's 13 Buttons, Emily Snow's Twice, and Dawne Walters's Static Line are standalones, but to be honest, I'm not absolutely sure since the only authors whose series connected to this anthology I was familiar with were Chelsea Camaron's and Ryan Michele's.

Admittedly, some of the stories stood out among the rest, as is the case when it comes to anthologies. The top three that captured my attention were A Place to Call Home by Lacey Black, Serving Her Soldier by Chelsea Camaron, and Courageous by Ryan Michele, and all three authors having published at least one book that I've read before. The writing for each of these books was on-point and the stories had that feeling of poignancy while keeping things pretty lighthearted for the most part. I didn't feel as if I was missing anything when it came to the latter two, and that isn't necessarily because I read the first full-length novels for both of the series the stories are connected to. Two other worthwhile mentions are Twice by Emily Snow, which is my first read from the author, and In the Shadows by MJ Fields, whose Caldwell Brothers series co-authored with Chelsea Camaron I enjoyed. These two short stories were quite interesting and the only reason they're not part of my top three is because I felt as if I was missing a teeny tiny bit of back story. If I had to give individual ratings, my top three get five stars each and the two special mentions would get 4.5 stars. Taking all eleven stories into account, Honor's average rating is four stars. ♥

Release Date: 30 May 2016

Date Read: 30 May 2016

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