Friday, March 30, 2018

Book Review: Rescuing Rayne by Susan Stoker

Rescuing Rayne Cover If you enjoy military-hero romances, this is an excellent one

Rescuing Rayne (Delta Force Heroes #1) by Susan Stoker

Reading Level: Adult Romance
Release Date: February 9, 2016
Pages: 418 pages
Source: Purchase
Reviewed By: Kate McMurry

An unexpected flight cancellation leads to a life-changing, romantic adventure in London that flight attendant, Rayne Jackson, never imagined possible. After less than 24 hours spent with a handsome, enigmatic stranger, whom she is sure must be a spy or a soldier, finds Rayne falling in love. Unfortunately, the wonderful man whose tender attentiveness has captured her mind and heart has warned her, up front, that all he can offer her is that one, unforgettable day.

Keane "Ghost" Bryson is a Delta Force officer who has spent years keeping secret his identity, his job, and especially the nature of his top-secret assignments, from everyone but his team and military higher-ups. Out of long-entrenched habit, he shows Rayne one of his false identity documents, but his heart leads him to offer her his true military nickname, Ghost, and the strength of his emotional attachment to her is the most deeply authentic thing he has ever experienced. The problem is, he believes his mission of endless danger in the military would not be fair of him to offer to a wife or family, and he is determined to stay single until he retires. But destiny takes a hand in this troubled romance when, months later, fate brings the two lovers together again when Rayne finds herself the captive of violent revolutionaries, along with dozens of other hapless tourists, and all seems lost until the Delta Force Team arrives.

This is a well-written story. Ghost is a very likable, strong hero, and Rayne is an equally appealing heroine. The sex scenes are not gratuitous and are very tender. There is lots of powerful, often terrifying action-adventure. I particularly enjoyed the subcharacters. Ghost's relationships with his Delta Force team members are very compelling. I liked all these brave men, and each of them either already has or will have his own book in this series. We got a taste of the relationship between Rayne's very sympathetic best friend Mary and Delta Force team member, Truck, in this book. I am looking forward to reading their story when it is released in the near future.

If you enjoy military-hero romances, this is an excellent one. Recommended.

I rate this book as follows:

Heroine: 4

Hero: 4

Subcharacters: 5

Romance Plot: 4

Action-Adventure Plot: 4

Writing: 4

Overall: 4

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