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.
Together, they’re combustible…
As danger draws closer, it’ll take all of Cade’s strength—and all of 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…
Exciting and intricate 5 star plot!
This series just keeps getting better and better! Brooke Sullivan is a woman who lives with the fear and anxiety that have been her constant companions since she was kidnapped and physically assaulted two years ago. So when HOT team member, Cain Rodgers, whose call name is Saint, approaches her offering friendship she’s rightfully cautious, but Cain has a way of quieting her fears and putting her at ease that really touched my romantic heart. He’s in it to win Brooke’s heart and he’s willing to wait and help her overcome her fears which certainly makes him a hero in my eyes. I loved the chemistry between these two characters, and Ms. Harris has written another exciting and intricate plot loaded with danger and intrigue that keeps me in on the edge of my seat while it satisfies the alpha military romance junkie in me. I read an early copy of this book and all opinions expressed in my voluntary and unsolicited review are completely my own.
Brooke was traumatized by a kidnapping in Hot Ice, when the bad guys used her to try and get to her best friend. Since then she has a hard time being around men who are big and bada**. Cade is a member of HOT, and he realizes pretty quickly that Brooke has some serious hang ups. He is very patient when dealing with her because he wants to get to know her and not scare her away. When Brooke witnesses a murder Cade will do anything to protect her from the danger that comes calling once again. Will Brooke be able to get past what bothers her about Cade’s job to give them a chance or will this new danger send her running as far away from him as possible? This was another great read from this author.
4.5 star read
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.