Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Review of Relentless by Kaylea Cross

Relentless
Suspense Series #4

Blurb: Former Delta Force operator Rhys Sinclair defied the odds by recovering from a traumatic brain injury that should have killed him. Given the chance to repay the beautiful doctor who saved his life by guarding hers, he can’t say no–even if it means facing an unknown threat from the cunning terrorist his CIA-sanctioned team had been hunting in Afghanistan. The catch is, she can’t know about it without blowing their cover.

Trauma surgeon Neveah Adams is finally putting her life back together after her horrific experience in Afghanistan. Giving the keynote speech at a medical conference in Vancouver is her starting point. With Rhys there to watch over her she feels safe for the first time in months, and her biggest problem is trying to hide her intense feelings for him.

But Rhys knows something Neveah doesn’t. The terrorist who targeted her in Kabul is coming after her again, and he’s relentless enough to ensure all his past mistakes are erased with one final strike. Now that the nightmare from her past has resurfaced, Neveah has no choice but to put her trust in the one man who has the ability to break her heart, never knowing an assassin is closer than they realize.

My Review: I really liked this whole series, but I have to admit this is my favorite. There's just something about a dark, wounded/tortured hero that I love. Plus, Ms. Cross writes really great action in my opinion, but offers up some stirring emotional scenes that have you flipping through the pages anticipating the hero and heroine's HEA.

What I liked so much about the book, aside from a storyline itself, was the hero and heroine. They are both such strong, likeable characters. Rhys and Neveah are desperately coping with the horrors from their pasts. All of it quite horrific indeed, but they don't let that destroy the connection and growing love they have found in each other.

Rhys was one of those tortured souls that had been wounded in action to the max degree. His character is extremely remote and he's one of those "men of few words" types. All it took was understanding and love from Neveah to break through the wall to this man's heart. The vulnerability he shared with his twin brother, Ben, in the hospital bathroom was quite touching as well.

All in all, I really loved this book and would definitely recommend the series if you are into special ops romances. After reading a few certain authors, Kaylea Cross being one, I really enjoy the genre. Not to mention, Rhys is my kind of hero. This author also has a newer paranormal novel out, Darkest Caress, which I can't wait to check out.

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10 comments:

  1. Nice review Melissa...I haven't read any military romances yet, but this might be the one to start with...I love a well written tortured hero :)

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    1. Me too, Christine. Thanks for stopping in, chicklette!

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  2. LOVE military romance! And this is definately going on my TBR list! Thanks so much.

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    1. Well hurray! Cheers for popping in, Sheri!

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  3. LOVE military romance! You had me at Delta Force and I am so reading this book! Thanks for the review, Melissa, I'm always looking for great books to read and this one sounds awesome!

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    1. Yeah, military romance is one I've gotten into after a few great authors. Now I love it. Thanks for checking out the review, Jennifer!

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  4. I'm not a massive fan of military romances, but your review has swayed me.

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    1. Not too sure why I love them either, Brenda. But once I read this series, the KGI by Maya Banks, the I-Team series by Pamela Clare, and all of Lisa Marie Rice's books.. I'm hooked on it lately. Of course, you know I like to read all sorts of things. :) Gotta mix things up a bit, you know. Thanks for stopping by, Brenda-poo!

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  5. I do like military/special ops books.
    You have me very curious about this series.

    I'll have to check this author out.

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    1. I really like her books. I'm so very anxious to read the paranormal one she's written.

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