Genre: Contemporary Romance – Suspense
Blurb: Living in Southern California, Cheyenne was used to seeing hot military men as she went about her daily business. An anonymous encounter at the grocery store cemented her crush on one such man. He was big, built, and incredibly easy on the eyes, but it wasn’t as if he would ever really notice her.
Always in control of any situation, Faulkner “Dude” Cooper knows explosives. As a bomb expert, he’s lived through many high pressure situations. Disfigured by a bomb while on a mission, he’s used to being looked at with pity. When he’s called to a local supermarket to assist the local PD, the last thing he expects to find is a generous act of kindness performed by a beautiful, amazing woman. Enchanted by her selflessness in the face of danger and intrigued by her actions to save civilians she didn’t know, Dude’s hooked.
Dude was able to save Cheyenne from the group of thugs trying to take her life, but when the past comes back to haunt them both, sometimes having the knowledge and the desire isn’t enough to beat the countdown of the clock.
Thoughts: One of the weakest books ever written by Susan Stoker. Which is sad since I love this series. The whole Shy allowing Dude to walk over her with her submitting to him just felt weak. Any time Dude started on “demanding” Shy I just glossed over reading. When Shy submitted to him I couldn’t figure out if I wanted to smack her or shake her really hard. I’ve read many different genre’s of romance books, for me it’s the storyline with how the story is written then really what genre it is.Feels like the whole submitting was written in only because of how popular 50 Shades has become. The whole part with her parents felt like it was penciled in just like the two tiny parts that spoke about the weird caller/stalker. By the time we got to when the girls get kidnapped the book was ruined for me. I’m hoping for Jess’s story Susan Stoker doesn’t try to milk 50 Shades again as this book was a flop. I’ve already asked for a refund since I couldn’t see myself reading this again in the future. If I want to read a good military romance I would go back to reading Susan Stoker’s earlier Seal of Protection or Special Ops: Homefront series by Kate Aster.
Would I read again?: No
Similar books: Special Ops: Homefront series by Kate Aster. [Available on Prime/Prime Books for free]