Book Reviews

Noble (Tags of Honor 2) by Annabella Stone

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Agents/Spies / Military/Former Military / Romance / Action/Adventure
Reviewed by nakin1978 on 21-May-2020

Book Blurb

Red Squadron is the tip of the spear in the war against global terrorism. Navy SEAL Commander, Noble Bauer, leads the JSOC Taskforce and knows his team won’t be complete until he finds a Communications Specialist. He knows just the man for the job. The only problem is can he get him to listen. Damn it, why did the best man for the role have to be the one he left behind so long ago?

The last person Max Delgado expected to see while on an Undercover Op is the guy who left him high and dry after his life fell apart. The asshole who left him to pick up the pieces alone when his father was arrested for espionage, while he was still a teenager. Why the hell should he listen to a damn word Noble has to say now?

JSOC wants information they believe Max’s father holds. Max has always wanted answers. Can Noble keep his heart intact and his hands to himself, as he works with the one man guaranteed to make him crazy?

Authors Note: Go back to where Red Squadron began. While most of Noble takes place prior to Zenko in the timeline, to avoid any spoilers it is best read after Zenko.


Book Review

As always, Annabella Stone blew me away again. ‘Tags of Honor 2’ was simply an incredible read. I so love how Annabella takes these series and intertwines them and has both ‘Delta Force-Team Panther’ and ‘Tags of Honor’ men in each other’s books. Not to mention the fact that all of their stories cross over and at some point, and in the near future are going to collide with the same bad guys each team is chasing.


This book, much like book one in this series, starts back at the beginning before the point where Delta Force -Team Panther fully came into play. This is Noble’s story and boy, is it a great story.


Noble is Zenko’s (from ‘Tags of Honor 1’) best friend and commander. This story starts with the team coming together and Noble and his handpicked team going to get the man Noble wants as their Communications Specialist. Of course no one on Noble’s team knows Noble knows Max on a personal basis. That is a secret Noble wants for himself. Plus at this point he is not even sure Max will be interested in joining them after things that happened in their past. But Noble can hope.


When Noble shows up where Max is working with Doctors Without Borders not only is he shocked to see the man who broke his heart so long ago again in the flesh, but he is also there to offer Max a job? Is Max even interested? That is the questions going through Max’s head as he decides on whether to find out what Noble wants from him.


In the end Max agrees to at least help the team on a temporary basis after seeing the intel they have. Max has not agreed to stay on longer but if things go well, then he just may. The biggest reason he is having a hard time agreeing to a longer commitment is because he does not want to rehash the past with Noble. So if he can agree to leave the past where it belongs then he may just stay. Now that Max has discovered two men from Noble’s old team may still be alive after being claimed as dead, can Max work with this team to help to try to get them back?


Can two men with a not so pleasant past work together as a team? Will the past end up causing more problems than good? Can they work together to get to the men they thought were long gone and lost to them all? Can these two men finally let go of the past to look forward to the future?


This was such a great read. It is an action-packed, drama-filled, and dangerous read. I love how there is never a dull moment in these two series. I also love that Annabella Stone goes back to the beginning when it comes to new characters in each book. That way we get the full effect of everything going on. Definitely a recommended read! And as always I cannot wait for the next book in this series to come out!





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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 228 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 14-March-2019
Price $4.30 ebook, $11.17 paperback
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