Series: Delta Force Heroes
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Also in this series: Rescuing Rayne, Rescuing Emily, 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, Rescuing Emily, Justice for Boone, 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, Securing Zoey, Shielding Gillian, Securing Avery
Video game coder, Harley Kelso, thought a tandem skydive would help her make her latest game more realistic. Instead, it literally put her in the arms of the sexiest man she s ever seen. Geeky to the core, Harley is the polar opposite of big and burly Beckett, but that doesn t stop her from wanting to play more carnal games with the sexy soldier. When Beckett Coach Ralston offers to fill-in at a friend s skydiving club, he doesn t suspect he ll meet a woman who will change his life and he definitely doesn t expect her to save it. But that s exactly what happens when an accident mid-air forces Harley to land them both safely. She s earned Coach s complete gratitude, and even more, sexual interest Until she disappears without a trace. With Harley missing, a happy ending might not be in the cards for the man who loves her especially when he becomes the main suspect."
Susan Stoker is an auto-buy author for me! Rescuing Harley is book 3 in the Delta Force Heroes series. I was in LOVE with book 2, Rescuing Emily, and really excited for Harley and Beckett’s book.
Harley is one of those heroines I adore. She is different. She embraces her geekiness and is not looking to pretend to be something she isn’t just so she fits in better. In her mid 30’s, she is self aware and mature. Also, she is a video game designer, which is just a cool job, especially for women since there are few women in the field. Coach’s back story is noteworthy both in how shocking common it is in today’s society and the lack of real discussion of the trouble. His sister was bullied as a young teen and the effects of that have affected Coach’s entire life. His deep love for his sister has made him into the defender he is today.
So, the story starts off with a really great bang when Harley attempts to skydive. The middle of the book kind of dragged for me though. I felt like it was a long ‘getting to know you’ kind of story. It was obvious Harley and Coach loved each other so all the extra stuff put into the book to describe it made the book drag a bit for me. Then, with like 15% of the book left CRAZY happens. I wish it would have happened sooner and more of the book had surrounded this event and the aftermath because it really held my attention much more. Overall, its a good story with an amazing beginning and end!
And the peek at the next book in the series?! OMG I cannot wait!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: damsel in distress, nerd girl, military
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes, with epilogue « Hide Spoiler
Heated Pursuit by April Hunt, Dark Corners by AM Madden, Sworn to Protect by Katie Reus…then you will probably like Rescuing Harley!