by Ronie Kendig
Review by Lacy Williams
Struggling with debilitating flashbacks, Colton Neeley knows he can't go on with his career in MARSOC - the Marine Special Operations Command/Team. When a buddy offers him a chance for a fresh start in a new elite group - Nightshade - including the time to heal that he needs, Colton accepts.
But the flashbacks don't go away.
Piper Blum is drawn to the quiet but larger-than-life cowboy, but she has her own secrets. Ones that could cause death and destruction if they are revealed. Even so, Piper finds herself falling for the enigmatic soldier... Until the unthinkable happens and her worst fears come true.
Ronie's third book (second in this series) is action-packed, fast-paced, and laced with romance throughout. I would rate this up there with Dee Henderson's O'Malley series, which is one of my favorites in inspirational romantic suspense. Damaged hero whose tough exterior hides a heart of gold (especially shown in his interactions with his young daughter), strong heroine trapped in circumstances she can't help... a team of buddies that won't let each other down. There is a lot to love in this book.
Great dialogue, believable plot that keeps you in the moment every step of the way, surprises that keep it just a little unpredictable, and did I mention the romance?
Loved it the whole way through - highly recommended.
Don't miss the chance to hear Ronie speak this Saturday, October 23. Meeting information can be found in a previous post. Be there!