Thursday, November 28, 2013

Unexpected Rescue by Silvia Violet

Title: Unexpected Rescue 
Author: Silvia Violet
My Rating: B+

Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m)
Main Characters: Jackson and Addison
Release Date: November 2013
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Sexual Intensity: erotic

Story Overview:
Shrapnel from an explosion tore up Jackson’s leg and ended his career as a Navy SEAL. Being forced into the civilian world was bad enough, but being told he’s crazy is intolerable. No matter what the doctors or anyone else tells him, he knows a supposed ally was responsible for his injury, and that same man is determined to shut Jackson up for good.

When Jackson sees a kayaker clinging to his boat from the balcony of his beach house, his instincts tell him something dire is about to happen. Jackson rescues the injured man and insists on hiding him until a former SEAL teammate arrives. As Jackson struggles with separating reality from soul-shattering flashbacks, the injured man’s compassion and growing trust tear down his barriers, and Jackson begins to wonder if his heart is as dead as he’d assumed.

My Review:
This is a short little book, but it's definitely not short on story or drama. Jackson is trying to get his head and his life back together after being wounded on a mission that went terribly wrong and he lost his SEAL career for medical reasons. He's staying for a short time at a beach house to do that and is on his porch when  he realizes there's a kayaker in trouble. He soon realizes as he rescues the kayaker that he got into trouble because of Jackson. Jackson is the only person who knows that that mission which went wrong was because of a traitor...a traitor who's out to get him now. The kayaker got shot because the shooter thought he was Jackson and the story unfolds from there. 

Jackson is a character that I immediately fell in love with. He does what he has to do to save Addison, regardless of how much damage he's doing to his own already broken body. He knows that everyone thinks he's crazy, but he can't let Addy go into danger just because no one believes him. This is a guy who stands for what he believes in...if he gets arrested for that eventually, or his body doesn't recover, well, that's the price he's willing to pay. How can you not love that about a guy?

The story was good and I liked the added dimension that Sport added to it when he arrived. (Maybe a future story here?? I could definitely get behind that idea.) I loved Jackson, hands-down, his character was incredible. If I could change a single thing...I would like to have seen more from Addy...maybe some scenes from his POV? I feel like I didn't get to know him enough during the story, although what I did get from him I loved. 

I would definitely follow this author if more books come out and this becomes a series....

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