Series: Renegades Series # 3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 3.5 Star
After a tragic incident in Afghanistan leaves Master Sergeant Nathan Ryker the only man standing in his tight-knit team, he spirals into an alcohol-and-sex induced escape. A call from his lifelong buddy pulls Ryker from the shadows with a request for help with his stunt company’s latest blockbuster. If Ryker can survive the next three weeks of leave and get back to his remaining men, he might just be all right. But a sexy woman who can take his mind off his trauma is too hard to resist, and when he hooks up with Renegades’ sultry, snarky office manager, his sanity takes a backseat to the first glimpse of a future he isn’t sure he deserves. Still reeling from a bitter romantic betrayal, Rachel Hart wants nothing more than an uncomplicated hookup. So when the mysterious Nathan seduces her with a little dirty talk and one delicious kiss, Rachel drowns all her good sense in a Mandarin and soda and gives herself over to a night of sexual bliss. But her memories tarnish in the morning light when Rachel discovers his real identity and his link to Renegades. Her job and her friends are the only thing holding her life together, and she won’t be ruined by one sultry night with this damaged and dangerously sexy man.
I mentioned on the podcast that I was going to pick this book up on release day. I am so very glad I did. Once upon a time, in a previous life, I spent some time training & working as a Geologist. I ran a small drill rig, complete with my very own rigger. I am sorry to disappoint you; he wasn’t ripped and hot, far from it in fact! He looked like a highly unattractive biker with long greasy unkempt hair and a beard of the same ilk. The visual delight that was my rigger wore blue Stubbie” shorts and a matching tatty old blue singlet. Those of you who aren’t Aussies or are not well versed in the fashion item known as the “Stubbie” shorts….Google them! Despite this horrible distraction, under the watchful eye of my superiors I learnt how to lay down a blast pattern. Yes, you read that correctly, I had the power to blow shit up! True story!
Imagine my delight when I realized why Nathan Ryker had been called in as an expert for the Renegades, he is trained to blow shit up! That just tickled a fancy I thought I had forgotten long ago. Ryker is best friend to Renegade Stuntman – Troy. Troy and Ryker have long history of looking out for each other, so when Troy calls on Ryker’s expertise the only answer is, yes.
Rachel Hart is the go to person for the Renegade team, bookkeeper, payroll officer, site coordinator and all round mother hen. The last thing on her mind is a serious relationship, she is not long out of one of those and the end result wasn’t pretty! Rachel is intelligent, confident, and sassy. She has a wounded heart and her ability to trust is in the shitter but she has a can do personality that you’ll love. Rachel is a strong heroine with nerdy qualities that make her my kind of girl!
Now, Nathan…Nathan is definitely a fixer upper. As you can imagine from the book’s description, he has a healthy dose of PTSD. He’s dominant in bed, scandaliciously so but he’s also strong enough to let his woman be herself and respects her all the more for it. Oh, and did I mention two of my favorite words? Amy Ranger – you know I’m an unabashed tag chaser. Have you read any in the Renegade series? Tell me your thoughts.
“I’ve got you,…I may fuck up in other areas, baby, but I’ll never let you fall”