Waking Jamal by Amberly Smith #mm #review @dreamspinners


Waking Jamal

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Their physical and mental survival depends on them bonding.

Jamal Zumati joins the military, determined to repay the country that fed and housed him. But during his Hamask activation, his senses go offline and he enters a berserker rage. The United States Hamrammr Program, or USHP, has only one option: put him into hibernation.

Despite his extraordinary ability to read and manipulate situations, Vargr Lt. Rum Walker has stepped on one too many brass toes, and the USHP demoted him back to teaching new candidates. Rum is one paranoid thought away from self-destruction when he is recruited for a covert mission: pull Jamal from hibernation.

The problem is, no one has ever survived a berserker fury—at least not officially. If Rum is to challenge the military stereotypes, he’ll not only need to wake Jamal—he’ll need to get him to agree to be bond as a Hamra Pair, the ultimate super soldier team.

When Jamal and Rum team up with an FBI Hamra Pair to stop the terrorist group Dios Provee, Rum thinks he’ll show Jamal their true potential lies in an equal partnership, but Jamal is convinced Rum should take the lead. Will Rum stop Jamal from going berserk again and destroying both of their futures?addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16April's Showering Words

Jamal is determined to serve his country but when they go to activate him, as a Hamask he slips into a fury (berserker rage).  They put him in a type of hibernation.  What Jamal doesn’t know is that left in this state he will die in about 10 months.

Rum is a Vargr, the partner or match for a Hamask, he was activated almost 10 yrs ago. Vargr have their own problems if left unpaired for 10 yrs or more they tend to self-destruct and commit suicide.   Rum is starting to lose control and comand is starting to worry about loosing one of the most advanced minds they have.

In an effort to save them both, Rum is sent to Jamal to try to wake him and bring him back from the rage.  It works but now they must build trust with each other and the USHP that is watching their every move.  As they work together on Jamal’s endurance since he was down for months.  Then the start with training ops. They have to prove every step of the way that they have bonded and that Jamal’s in control.

Their first combat mission proves that they are not going to be able to be used in combat.  Jamal has a sensory memory that is to strong, flashbacks are going to be a problem for the rest of his life.  However Jamal has other abilities that are in demand with the USHP.

Can Rum and Jamal make it work, will they be able to make a difference?

It is a different type of military type book, that demands a bonding between partners. They get extensive knowledge and expertise with skills that have not been seen since the aboriginal tribes.  I really enjoyed reading this story!

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