Khyber Run – Amber Green

Author: Amber Green
Publisher:  Loose Id, LLC
Word Count: 62,023
Published: 2011
Fictionwise: $5.94

The name of this book intrigued me – mostly because I had no idea what it meant. This story is set in Afghanistan and Pakistan, in the middle of the current war. The beginning was a bit confusing as you are unsure not only where the character is, but also what all of the nicknames mean – both are settled somewhat, but I found that the confusion of location was constant throughout. I had to refer back a few pages every now and then to confirm where they were.

This was an intense read, but not because of the sex or interaction between the apparent love interest. In fact, there was no sex until page 105 (other than a random quickie around page 60 or so) – consider yourself forewarned. This is a war story, plain and simple. The main character is searching to find his place in the war as a Pakistani in the U.S. military – on a mission to avenge his fallen brother. The sex was rough and about circumstance, not feeling, lust or love – and it was rough, although it only occurred twice (maybe three times) during the entire book. I wish that there was more of a connection or character development here, as I usually love military men stories.

Out of four…
Overall Read: ♥♥
Sex Heat: 

Read this book if you are interested in learning about a different perspective of the war and enjoy reading about rough, meaningless sex – although you will be waiting awhile for it to happen!