She’s damaged. He's ruthless. Together, they're combustible....
Brooke Sullivan’s carefully ordered existence is spiraling out of control. Two years ago, she was violently abducted by a terrorist group and nearly killed. She’s worked hard to get her life back on track—moving to a new house, changing careers, going on a couple of dates. When she witnesses a murder, she’s plunged into a new nightmare. And as the past threatens to repeat itself, she’s not sure she’ll survive this time.
Cade “Saint” Rodgers never forgot the beautiful girl he talked to at the wedding of his commanding officer. Now she’s in trouble, and he’s the one tasked with protecting her. Brooke is terrified of men like him—a black-ops soldier for whom violence is a way of life—which makes falling for her a terrible idea. But that won’t stop Cade from using every sensual trick he’s got to make her believe anything is possible if only she wants it badly enough.
As danger draws closer, it’ll take all Cade’s strength—and all Brooke’s determination—to learn how to let go of the past and trust each other. But it might not be enough. To keep her safe, he may have to let her go forever....
Start listening to the Hostile Operations Team Series—Strike Team 2 today and enjoy an action-packed, seriously romantic, and steamy-good-fun military romantic suspense. Each book can be listened to as a stand-alone. No cliff-hangers or cheating and a guaranteed happily-ever-after ending!
*** 4.5 star listen ***
How can you NOT love Cade "Saint" Rodgers, with a D? The guy literally lives up to his handle. He is patient and understanding. Brooke Sullivan, with an E, brought home the fact that it really does take time to heal all wounds. It's been two years since she was kidnapped and held and she still has issues that aren't resolved.
There were a couple of things that bothered me about this story, preventing a five star rating.
1. Brooke seemed to get over her lingering issues way to fast once she and Cade came face to face and he rescued her from the hospital.
2. HOT went off on a mission without any authorization. Don't they have to justify this mission to someone?
3. Why did Delta team recover the weapons and not the DEA or ATF who were supposedly investigating?
With that being said, I did enjoy the story. I'm curious if we ever find out what happens with the security guard and if his daughter recovers or if it takes time for her to work through everything. Maybe she could be a love interest, or female HOT member, for HOT, the Next Generation. It was good to see Echo squad getting their books. I'm looking forward to more from these team members.
I have since listened to the audiobook. I am fond of listening to Gregory Salinas. He brings a maturity and emotion to his characters. Callie Dalton is a pleasure to listen to but I felt her voice was a little too young for this character. But all in all a good narration.