3.25 stars. Hot story with a slight D/s bent about a beer promotions manager (Jay) who takes his all-girl team to Bahrain for some events only to meet up with a closeted Marine (Damon). The blurb gives the wrong impression. It's actually all from Jay's POV and we only get to understand Damon's abrupt and seemingly callous behaviour slowly. He's not very like-able at first. I got tired of Jay's constant conversations with Jackie's (his female co-worker). But she was an ok character, just took over too much page space for my taste. The setting was really different and I liked that. It also feels like the sort of story a guy would write and I suspect that male readers might rate this higher than us girls.