Up in Arms by Kindle Alexander

I first reviewed this book in 2013 when it was first published.  This is my original review with a few edits here and there.
One of my favorite authors is, Kindle Alexander.  I have previously reviewed many of their books, now that this book has been re edited, I decided to reread and rereview Up in Arms.

Reed is the gentleman that every man or woman dreams of.  

Trevor, even being a stacked Marine, has the many insecurities that typically woman have in stories.  But, I fell in love with him before Reed did.

*********************SPOILER ALERT**********************

If you do not want to know what happens within the story, do not read any further than this.  Just know that I adored this book and give Up in Arms:


I totally related to Trevor when he thought there was no way Reed could ever seriously want him past maybe one incredible round of hot sex. Did he want to ruin his adopted family? 

Reed is sex on a stick.  He can have any man he wants, and after taking one look at Trevor he only wants him.  After Rylie’s wedding, well during the reception, Reed finally takes Trevor to bed to make love.  Something he never has done.  Of course, there is no morning after because Trevor’s special forces team get called for duty.  

While in the jungle, Trevor can only think about Reed.  He has his doubt about the relationship Reed told him he wanted.  Was he telling the truth?  Could he really want him?  Once the task his is sent to do with his team, he finds himself in an impossible situation and finds Reed is there for him.  Is it fair to have Reed in a relationship where Trevor is a burden?  Trevor doesn’t think so, so he tries to push Reed away.  I was crying and saying nooooooooooooooooo!  But Reed, the loving Kensington he is, sees through Trevor’s actions and takes care of Trevor.  

I love Reed….I want one of those.  I am married, but damn wish he was like him!  

Mega spoiler alert!!!!

Congressional Medal of Honor was definitely written all over Trevor for what he did.  I am so happy we got to see experience it with Trevor and Reed.

Loved the book Kindle!

Up In Arms is a heavily revised rerelease of the original story published in 2012.
Reed Kensington, self-made millionaire, ruthless attorney, and handsome playboy has the perfect life…just ask him. Which is why he’s surprised when a chance encounter at his baby brother’s wedding makes him cross-exam his plans for his future.
Trevor West loves his friends and his life in the military as a special ops team member. Though he longs to find a special someone, he refuses to jeopardize his career on something as elusive as love. Until he meets Reed, and the desires running through him threaten his hard-fought self-control.
When a dangerous mission blows their world apart, Reed doesn’t let anything stop him from jumping in. But can he convince Trevor that they belong together…that he deserves a chance at love?



Best Selling Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in both the male/male and male/female genres. It’s always a surprise to see what’s coming next!

I live in the suburbs of Dallas where it’s true, the only thing bigger than an over active imagination, may be women’s hair!

Usually, I try for funny. Humor is a major part of my life – I love to laugh, and it seems to be the thing I do in most situations – regardless of the situation, but jokes are a tricky deal… I don’t want to offend anyone and jokes tend to offend. So instead I’m going to tell you about Kindle.

I tragically lost my sixteen year old daughter to a drunk driver. She had just been at home, it was early in the night and I heard the accident happen. I’ll never forget that moment. The sirens were immediate and something inside me just knew. I left my house, drove straight to the accident on nothing more than instinct. I got to be there when my little girl died – weirdly, I consider that a true gift from above. She didn’t have to be alone.

That time in my life was terrible. It’s everything you think it would be times about a billion. I love that kid. I loved being her mother and I loved watching her grow into this incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out. She was such a gift to me. To have it all ripped away so suddenly broke me.

Her name was Kindle. Honest to goodness – it was her name and she died a few weeks before Amazon released their brand new Kindle ereader. She had no idea it was coming out and she would have finally gotten her name on something! Try finding a ruler with the name Kindle on it.. It never happened.

Through the course of that crippling event I was lucky enough to begin to write with a dear friend in the fan fiction world of Facebook. She got me through those dark days with her unwavering support and friendship. There wasn’t a time she wasn’t there for me. Sometimes together and sometimes by myself, we built a world where Kindle lives and stands for peace, love and harmony. It’s its own kind of support group. I know without question I wouldn’t be here today without her.

Find out more by visiting www.kindlealexander.com or email me at [email protected]




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