My rating: 5 of 5 stars
After a tragic incident in Afghanistan leaves Master Sergeant Nathan Ryker the only man standing in his tight-knit team, he spirals into an alcohol-and-sex induced escape. A call from his lifelong buddy pulls Ryker from the shadows with a request for help with his stunt company’s latest blockbuster. If Ryker can survive the next three weeks of leave and get back to his remaining men, he might just be all right. But a sexy woman who can take his mind off his trauma is too hard to resist, and when he hooks up with Renegades’ sultry, snarky office manager, his sanity takes a backseat to the first glimpse of a future he isn’t sure he deserves.
Still reeling from a bitter romantic betrayal, Rachel Hart wants nothing more than an uncomplicated hookup. So when the mysterious Nathan seduces her with a little dirty talk and one delicious kiss, Rachel drowns all her good sense in a Mandarin and soda and gives herself over to a night of sexual bliss. But her memories tarnish in the morning light when Rachel discovers his real identity and his link to Renegades. Her job and her friends are the only thing holding her life together, and she won’t be ruined by one sultry night with this damaged and dangerously sexy man.
I really enjoyed getting to know Reachel and Ryker,I really liked the chemistry between them seeing how it all played out was a ride I thoroughly enjoyed. This is essentially the story of 2 hurt people trying to fix the damage by ignoring it and hoping it will go away. The journey its takes them and us as readers is a rough and at times uncomfortable one but well worth the effort.
Although this is book 3 in the series there is no presumption of familiarity with the history of the characters. So this can be read as a stand alone, although I am going to be reading books 1 & 2 because I am intrigued.
This was given to me as an ARC by Cygnet Books via NetGalley for an honest review