Length: 6 hours 21 minutes
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Narrator: Lidia Dornet, Mason Lloyd
Also by this author: Execution Style, Charlie Foxtrot, Coup de Grace, Right to my Wrong, Shock Advised, Hail No, Beard Mode, Lights To My Siren, Fear the Beard, I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie , I'm Only Here for the Beard, Dragons Need Love, Too , Oh, My Dragon, Kevlar To My Vest , Keys To My Cuffs, Hissy Fit, Talkin' Trash, Lord Have Mercy, Hide Your Crazy, How About No, I'd Rather Not, Make Me, Sinners are Winners, If You Say So
You’re The Life
Cleo’s a Pararescueman for the U.S. Air Force. When a PJ is called, it’s because everyone else has said no. It’s one of the most dangerous jobs in the entire military, but also one of the most rewarding. It’s the reason he doesn’t form relationships. He’s seen his teammates divorce one by one, and he doesn’t want to do that to a woman. Especially one that he’s supposed to love. However, nowhere in his grand scheme did he plan for the force that was Rue.
Rue’s life has been rough. What she needs is a break. One that’ll distract her from the fact that she’s drowning in responsibility. It comes in the form of a dark and dangerous biker who has a habit of putting his life on the line. He gives her the world, and she holds on with both hands, knowing that he only wants to be friends. Or does he?
Thinking she knows what’s best, she pushes him too far, causing his control to take flight, and Cleo to disappear before the dust settles. One night of passion turns into a year of heartbreak as Rue tries to find the ability to move on from Cleo. He was pretty clear with his wishes, and they didn’t include her. Cleo’s not through with Rue, though. Not even a little bit. She’ll be his. All it’ll take is a little bit of…persuasion.
He is a life flight operator, she is a nurse. The plot is mostly just drama between Cleo and Rue about him leaving before. They were friends and when she pushed for more, he took off like a bat out of hell. At the end there is a great plotline involving a strange rape case Cleo had to testify in. I wish that plotline had been the dominate one. These books are enjoyable, but ultimately, they are all the same: a string of random events, sassy comments, jealousy, and motorcycle club members all jumping in to help ‘protect someones’ woman’.
Every time I finish I ask myself “Why do I keep reading these if they are all the same?” I’ll let you know if I ever figure it out, but until then, I will probably keep reading/listening.
Mason Lloyd and Lidia Dornet are GREAT narrators!
- POV: Dual 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: second chance, friends to lovers
- Triggers: View Spoiler »a nurse is raped. Its not explicitly described, but the story does include the aftermath « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes with epilogue « Hide Spoiler