Saturday, July 2, 2016

review || RESCUING RAYNE { blog tour } by Susan Stoker

Self-Published | February 9, 2016 | Military Romance


As a flight attendant, Rayne Jackson is used to cancellations, but she never dreamed her latest would lead to a whirlwind tour of London with a handsome stranger…or a life-altering night in his bed. One evening is all the enigmatic man can give her, and Rayne greedily takes it, despite suspecting it will never be enough. 

Heading home after another extreme mission, Keane "Ghost" Bryson hadn't planned to seduce someone during his layover, but Rayne is too sweet to resist. Being a Delta Force member means lying to protect his identity, which is unfortunate, considering Rayne seems made for Ghost, right down to the tattoo on her back. For the first time in his life, regret fills him as he slips away the following morning. 

Both are shocked when, months later, they meet again—under the worst possible circumstances. Seems fate has given them a second chance…if they can survive the terrorist situation they're in. If Rayne can forgive Ghost his lies. And if Ghost can trust Rayne to be strong enough to endure the secrets and uncertainty that come with loving a Delta Force soldier. 

** Rescuing Rayne is the 1st book in the Delta Force Heroes Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.

{ review } .

I am truly enjoying these series that Ms. Stoker is putting out. In this latest, newest spin, we meet Ghost and Rayne. These two were both interesting and in-depth characters. Ghost, with his missions and requirement to keep things on the DL, and Rayne with her spunk and occasional attitude. What I loved about Rayne was she never allowed Ghost to shut her out -- she pushed until he got over whatever attitude hump he was in.

Ghost first meets Rayne and he's completely drawn to her. It's one night, but he can't shake her. I love what he does to remind himself of her. When he sees her again, it's under terrible circumstances, but it solidifies the feelings he thought he may have had for her.

These two have quite the journey. Ghost's career isn't exactly rainbows and butterflies, after all.

My only drawback with this particular books was the writing style felt jilted when I compare it to other books I've read by Ms. Stoker. The beginning is extremely internal -- granted, Corrie's beginning was external, but hers was filled with fear and trepidation. Ghost's is just.... thoughts. Then there were also a few statements made in true dialogue that didn't hit their mark, emotionally. I would have liked more feeling in this book.

However, speaking of feeling... Fletch and his look toward the apartment at the end...... There's emotion there, and I can't wait to finally dive into that story next!

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