Sailor’s Knot Book 2: Sub-Rosa by Susan Laine

Title: Sailor’s Knot Book 2: Sub-Rosa
Author: Susan Laine
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Pages: 81
Characters: David Williams, Hunter Masters
POV: 3rd
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance, Series
Kisses: 5


Since the trial-by-fire incident that made them choose life outside the navy, David Williams and Hunter Masters, formerly the captain and the lieutenant of the nuclear submarine Cascade, have been together for a year and a half. And for four of those months they have been a devoted married couple.

Then one day a mysterious love letter arrives in their mailbox, addressed to Hunter from a woman named Megan. Though David finds it hard to believe that his husband would have an affair, let alone with a woman, the letter sparks a whole different kind of fire between the two men who have been in love practically since the day they met.

Setting aside their mistrust and disbelief, they set out together to find out who is behind this mysterious note, and what is the full story of forbidden love hidden under the roses.


There is something very special about Susan Laine’s books. I love the way she writes romance and I simply adore her characters. They are all well-written, likeable heroes that I would be proud to call a friend in my everyday life. They seem to live and breathe off of the written page and I’m simply addicted to all of them!

Sub-Rosa takes place several months after the first book, Sub, comes to an end. Hunter and David are firmly committed to each other and are fitting into their routine of living together very nicely. When David finds a romantic love-letter that is addressed to his lover, he’s more confused than concerned. First, David knows Hunter loves him and puts him first before any other, so he KNOWS Hunter would never cheat on him and second, the letter is from a woman named Megan, so David is extremely curious about both the letter itself and it’s writer. Soon, David shows Hunter the letter and both men decide to see if they can find out the mystery about it. Along the way, they meet some very interesting people as their love becomes even stronger together. Will they find out who sent the mysterious letter and to who?

Sub-Rosa is a perfect continuation to a series I truly love! It’s a very sweet, passionate and romantic continuation of one of my favorite couples, David and Hunter. I loved how their relationship has progressed and thoroughly enjoyed every scene they had together in the book. I also enjoyed watching them find out about the history, as well as the sender of the letter too. Between the adventure that the two men embark on and the passionate love they have together, I thought the story moved very smoothly and quickly. I know I highly enjoyed every minute of this book and hope that Ms. Laine will write more of this amazing couple on the future.

Although Sub-Rosa could probably be read as a stand-alone book, I highly recommend reading the first book in the series first. This way you’ll truly understand the dynamics between David and Hunter plus you get to see how they met and fell in love first hand!
Highly Recommended!

The Sailor’s Knot series in book order are:


Reviewed By: Gabbi


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