Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Final Siege by Scarlett Cole

Title: Final Siege
Author: Scarlett Cole
My Rating: B-

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: Love Over Duty #2
Main Characters: Mac and Delaney
Release Date: January 2018
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:

Former SEAL Malachai “Mac” MacCarrick is all about the future he’s created with his Navy brothers in Eagle Securities, taking assignments in the most dangerous places, and doing things no one but ex-military would attempt. But when an urgent phone call brings his troubled past—and the woman he once loved—into the present, it’s a chance to redeem himself that he can’t refuse.


An investigative journalist researching an explosive story, Delaney Shapiro tells herself she got over Mac—and his role in her brother’s death—a long time ago. But the first moment she sees him at her bedside in an overseas hospital, she knows it’s not true. Every moment together rekindles the desire that once burned between them, and now that she’s a target for an emerging Russian arms dealer, Mac won’t let her out of his sight. To protect her, he’ll risk it all—including his life…

My Review:
I thoroughly enjoy Scarlett Cole's ability to write. Her books are always easy to read and usually pretty engaging. That being said, this book didn't quite work for me. To be specific, Delaney (the heroine) didn't work for me. I don't know why,  but I just never could warm up to her character. I'm not sure if this was a 'me' thing or not. Usually, when I don't connect with a character, it is.

But other than Delaney, I enjoyed the majority of this book. Mac was an awesome character. My heart hurt for him and all that he lost when Delaney's brother died. And he's just so accepting of her wrath...even though he doesn't deserve it. I'm usually a good sucker for a second chance at love story, but Delaney's inability to let go didn't work for me. (And I shouldn't harp on the things about her that bugged me...because they are many...and I've already pointed out that I didn't like her). But as a reader when you can't connect with one of the main characters, it pretty much ruins the entire book. *sigh*

So, I'm going to end my review there. There's no reason to harp on it all over and over.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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