WHY I READ IT
I read this book because Elle Kennedy is an author I love and I really wanted to see what she could do with hot alpha badasses.
WHAT I RATED IT
WHAT IT’S ABOUT
Out of all the stone-cold mercenaries in Jim Morgan’s black ops organization, Derek “D” Pratt is the most intimidating. He is tight-lipped and covered in tattoos, and even the other guys on his team are afraid to ask him about his past. D’s been off the grid for years, but after his teammate Sullivan is mistakenly captured in his place, D is forced to come out of hiding and face his demons.
When D lands in Mexico, he’s ready to risk everything to save his friend. To complicate matters, Sofia Amaro, a feisty doctor whom D had a one-night stand with months ago, has tracked him down. And in an instant she’s unintentionally caught up in his life-threatening rescue mission.
Now D must extract not one but two people from the most violent world he’s ever encountered. And one of them is carrying his child…
The blurb and cover of this book both grabbed my attention instantly. Then I saw it was written by Elle Kennedy. From those things alone I knew I was going to enjoy this book. Elle did not disappoint.
With all the action and suspense in this book the romance aspect was fairly limited. I thought I would miss it. However I truly didn’t notice, my mind was racing the entire time trying to predict where the story would go and what the characters would do. With so many twist and turns they rarely did what I expected them to.
Derek was the epitome of alpha badass. He was gruff, brutally honest, and willing to do whatever it took to get the job done. His unwavering loyalty was commendable even when he took it too far. Watching his growth throughout the book and discovering the man he was under his stony exterior was beautiful.
Sofia was a badass in her own right, though she would have to be to go toe to toe with the likes of Derek. Her compassion, understand, and insightfulness was astonishing. Her strength and maturity was something that endeared her to me because you don’t see that in a lot of female characters.
I enjoyed this book so much. The only thing that I didn’t love was when it would jump around to different perspectives. While it was extremely informative I found it a bit distracting and found myself hurrying through them to get back to the book’s main characters.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good military book.