Series: Ace Security #4
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Claiming Grace, Claiming Alexis, Claiming Bailey, Claiming Sarah
Also by this author: Protecting Cheyenne (SEAL of Protection #5), Justice for Mackenzie (Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes #1), Protecting the Future, Rescuing Rayne, Justice for Corrie, Shelter for Elizabeth, Rescuing Emily, Justice for Boone, Rescuing Harley, Shelter for Adeline, Marrying Emily, Claiming Grace, Rescuing Kassie, Protecting Kiera, Claiming Alexis, Shelter for Sophie, Rescuing Bryn, Justice for Erin, Claiming Bailey, Rescuing Casey, Justice for Milena, Rescuing Sadie , Rescuing Wendy, Shelter for Blythe, Defending Allye, Defending Chloe, Securing Caite, Defending Morgan, Rescuing Macie, Defending Harlow, Claiming Sarah, Shelter for Koren, Securing Piper, Defending Everly, Securing Zoey, Shielding Gillian, Securing Avery, Shielding Kinley
Falling in love could expose a woman in hiding, in the fourth Ace Security novel from New York Times bestselling author Susan Stoker.
Former mercenary Ryder Sinclair’s stunning discovery that he has three half brothers in Castle Rock, Colorado, is giving them all the chance to color in the spaces of their tragic pasts. For Ryder, establishing roots is made all the more desirable by Felicity Jones. But if Ryder’s instincts are correct, this breathtaking beauty is in trouble.
Castle Rock isn’t Felicity’s home. Like her false identity, it’s just a cover. All she wants is enough cash to keep moving to another temporary hideaway—to stay on the run from a secret that’s haunted her for years. As safe as Ryder’s strong embrace makes her feel, she fears that falling for him, and staying in Colorado, will put everyone she’s come to love in danger.
The more Ryder learns about Felicity, the more determined he is not to let her go. It’s time for her to stop running—even as a relentless danger closes in, threatening their love and their lives.
-she has been on the run for years, hiding who she is. Then, some guy shows up out of the blue, says he is the 1/2 brother of the Anderson triplets, and gives her his background. She just blinding believes him? Anyone who has been on the run for that long would be more skeptical. She would want to verify his identity in SOME way.
-the insta love is STRONG. Like, its a bit much even for me! Ace is totally in love the moment he sees her and then just pushes himself into her life. The ironic thing is that the guy she is fleeing was an abusive, controlling asshole. Ace kind of comes off the same way. But, because he swears he would never hurt her, its ok? Y’all know if I think the insta love was too much, then its gotta be a problem.
-the villain is actually devious! The things he does…diabolical and really show a depth of dedication to ruining lives. Its scary, but in a well written character kind of way.
-Felicity is a tough woman. I thought her reactions to various situations were realistic and appropriate.
The Bottom Line…
The end was unexpected, so I appreciated that. I liked that the epilogue gave us a little snippet of each couple, since they have all been part of this journey. This series is my least favorite Stoker series though. It hurts me to even say it since I tend to adore everything she writes, but this series is one I won’t be rereading.
Mom, skip this series. 🙂
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: secret identity, on the run
- Triggers: View Spoiler »there are scenes of domestic violence, and mentions of sex trafficking by the villain « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series.
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler