Title: Rescuing Rayne
Series: Delta Force Heroes Book #1
Author: Susan Stoker
Published Date: February 9, 2016
Genre: Romance/ Military/Suspense
Page Count: 269
**ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review **
As a flight attendant, Rayne Jackson is used to cancellations, but she never dreamed her latest would lead to a whirlwind tour of London with a handsome stranger…or a life-altering night in his bed. One evening is all the enigmatic man can give her, and Rayne greedily takes it, despite suspecting it will never be enough.
Heading home after another extreme mission, Keane "Ghost" Bryson hadn't planned to seduce someone during his layover, but Rayne is too sweet to resist. Being a Delta Force member means lying to protect his identity, which is unfortunate, considering Rayne seems made for Ghost, right down to the tattoo on her back. For the first time in his life, regret fills him as he slips away the following morning.
Both are shocked when, months later, they meet again—under the worst possible circumstances. Seems fate has given them a second chance…if they can survive the terrorist situation they're in. If Rayne can forgive Ghost his lies. And if Ghost can trust Rayne to be strong enough to endure the secrets and uncertainty that come with loving a Delta Force soldier.
Rescuing Rayne is the start of a brand new series called Delta Force Heroes. Fans of Stoker's SEAL of Protection series will find an easy transition into this series. It also helps that a few SEAls drop in occasionally too. This Rayne and Ghost's story. Ghost is a love 'em and leave 'em kind of guy. He isn't that way to purposely hurt women, in his eyes he thinks he is protecting them. He is a part of a Delta Force team. He knows his missions are dangerous for himself and he doesn't want to risk put that danger on a woman. He couldn't live with himself is someone got hurt. In walks Rayne, the woman who is about to shake Ghost's world to the core. She is the opposite of Ghost but exactly what he needs. Rayne is a romantic and a bookworm. She approaches Ghost and engages in conversation that leads to something more. Always the good girl, Rayne has never thought about doing something bad. Having a one night stand with Ghost would be bad but oh so good. Once their night of passion is over, they both go their separate ways. The leave but the leave a part of themselves with the other person. It's months later before the they meet again. The circumstances are not ideal but they know it must be fate. They take the leap and begin a relationship. The road to happiness is not smooth. They have a fight a head of themselves to prove that they are meant to be.
The heat level of this book was scorching. Stoker tends to be tame in her other books compared to the hot sex scenes in this one. OMG! Melt your panties off HOT. Ghost is a true alpha male and likes to take control in the bedroom. He even has a kinky side. *wink wink*.
Stoker is known for putting her heroines through the ringer. She doesn't hold back here. I think this was one of the scariest scenes that she has written for a character. She takes Rayne to the brink. As a reader you are there with her. You're hopping that she doesn't have to go through what her attacker's have planned for her. Just like Rayne, you're praying for a rescue. It's graphic but you feel the emotion that the scene is capturing. Another thing that puts the reader in the moment is that the author pulls from the headlines. Because she is writing about a Delta Force team, she is able to use the events overseas as a backdrop to the story. This just adds another layer to the story and becomes another factor that pulls you in.
Other than Rayne and Ghost, my favorite characters were Truck and Mary. The bicker back and forth but it is like foreplay for them. I can't wait to read more about them. I know their book will be hotter than this one.
Stoker kicked off this series with a bang. She proves that she is the go to author for military romance. I enjoy reading her books and always look forward to the next one. I definitely recommend that you read this book.
5 out of 5 Stars!!