Book 6, standalone
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When you’re a Delta Force soldier, you see a lot. Often too much. But nothing can ever prepare you to see your entire team die before your eyes…
The loss of his Delta brothers—and his arm—has Dane “Fish” Munroe still struggling months later. He’s moved to Idaho, where an isolated lifestyle is making things worse, not better. Not that there’s anyone left to care.
Actually, Bryn Hartwell cares. In fact, she tries to surreptitiously make life just a little easier for the mysterious man who comes into the grocery where she works late at night, only to get a tongue lashing for her trouble. Still, he’s obviously hurting; someone has to worry about him, spurring Bryn to nurse Dane when he hits a particularly low point.
Intrigued by the quirky, kind, socially awkward woman, Dane allows himself to get close to someone for the first time in ages. A potentially epic mistake—because when her interest in the prepper lifestyle puts Bryn in the hands of a homegrown terrorist, losing her could put Dane’s mental recovery permanently out of reach.
But once a Delta, always a Delta. And there’s a team in Texas who are ready to have Dane’s back at a moment’s notice.
I LOVE Stokers books. I've read every single one, grabbing them the second I notice they're out. Which is usually within seconds because I basically watch for (stalk) them. I've been pretty excited about this one because of how different it is compared to the others.
Dane "Fish" Munroe lost his arm and his team while fighting overseas. Luckily the Delta team goes in and saves him. It's been hard for Fish to adjust, especially with the PTSD.
Bryn is different. She's incredibly smart and has a bit of Aspergers, making her talk a lot and is full of little factoids. Many think she's a freak and can't stand how much she talks.
Firstly, I love Bryn. She's such a different character to all the other women we've read about it and it was quite refreshing. She's such a sweet woman who just wants to help Fish deal with his PTSD, even before they officially meet. How her personality is described and how she acts is pretty spot on from what I've seen and I really appreciate Stoker for doing that.
Dane is amazing, like all the other guys I've read from Stoker. He's unsure about Bryn at first, thinking she's stalking him at the grocery store. But the more time they spend together, he finds himself falling for her, talkative mouth and factoid saying all. I love how he handled her and understood and didn't push. And I love how Bryn was with Dane and his insecurity toward his prosthetic.
We didn't get to see a lot of the Delta team, but I know this isn't really their story. Nevertheless, I did enjoy the times they were there for Dane, especially Truck. I thought that was perfect.
Firstly, it was too short. I finished reading it in less than two hours. Not a bad thing per se, but man, I wish they all were forever longer.
I do with the suspense and bad guy part were more prominent. It felt really secondary in the story, and I wish it didn't feel just thrown in at last minute.
I can't wait for the next one in the series! This has romance, a bit of suspense and a few laughs. Each book is a standalone, but reading in order will get the most of the books!