Series: Delta Force Heroes #2
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Also in this series: Rescuing Rayne, Rescuing Harley, Marrying Emily, Rescuing Kassie, Rescuing Bryn, Rescuing Casey, Rescuing Sadie , Rescuing Wendy
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, 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, Claiming Felicity, 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
Renting out the apartment over his garage shouldn’t be a life-changing decision, but when Delta soldier Cormac “Fletch” Fletcher meets Emily Grant, he feels an instant connection. He can’t stand the thought of Emily and her young daughter living anywhere unsafe. Offering cheap rent is a small price to pay for their safety…and Fletch’s peace of mind.
Being a single mother is difficult at best, but renting the extremely affordable space from Fletch makes Emily’s life a lot easier…until it doesn’t. Suddenly all the money she’s saving thanks to Fletch’s generosity is going into the hands of a blackmailer. And what little food Emily can afford goes to her daughter Annie, so the girl doesn’t go to bed hungry…leaving Emily weaker and weaker.
When miscommunication has Emily assuming Fletch is in on the blackmail, he not only has to gain her trust, but also deal with a man holding a grudge against Fletch and his entire Delta Force team. A task made more difficult when the dangerous man gets his hands on Emily and Annie...
** Rescuing Emily is the 2nd book in the Delta Force Heroes Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.
Swoon…Stokers books always leave me happy! Rescuing Emily is the story of a poor single mother trying to survive. She rents a 1 bedroom apartment over the garage at Cormac “Fletch” Fletcher’s home on the understanding that while he is on a mission, she would keep an eye on the house, get his mail, etc.
So, the plot trope here is miscommunication. Not my favorite. Frankly, it seems to occur more in NA books where the hero and heroine just don’t talk to each other and let stuff stew. Stoker took a slightly different approach. Fletch and Emily had conversations, but Emily misunderstands them and thinks he is confirming what she was told. I think Stoker’s take on this trope worked; it is still not my favorite trope in books, but this one was well done and had a bit more maturity than your typical miscommunication trope! Also, this miscommunication doesn’t take over the entire book. Once the miscommunication is discovered, the plot moves on to discovering the person responsible and their motives.
Like all of Stokers books, I enjoyed this! I love the fierce protectiveness of Fletch, I adored the precociousness of Annie, and I thought Emily was amazing. If you like your books with hot alphas, intelligent women, and mystery/danger this is a great pick. If you love your books to have kids in them, you will love this. Annie is super awesome! She is smart and not afraid to speak her mind. She loves her ‘military men’! I have a feeling she will grow up to be a badass Army girl!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: I did tear up a few times!
- Trope: single parent, miscommunication
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: standalone within an interconnected series
- Cliffhanger: no
- HEA: View Spoiler »Yes, Emily and Fletch end up together and he legally adopts Annie! « Hide Spoiler