Navy SEAL Surrender (Texas Family Reckoning #2)
Author: Angi Morgan
Publisher: Harlequin Intrigue
Date of Publication: April 15, 2014
Navy SEAL John Sloane thought he’d come home to Texas to save the family ranch and reconnect with his estranged twin brother. He never expected to reunite with the girl whose heart he broke. But when Alicia Adams’s daughter is kidnapped, the fearless SEAL jumps into action.;
However, the off-book op poses unfamiliar dangers to John, none more risky than his feelings for Alicia. To regain her trust and protect her from the kidnappers, he’ll risk his career and even his life. It all hinges on one daring scheme that could prove he’s the hero she needs or break her heart all over again.
This was an exciting read, though I felt it sort of stretched the lines of believability in a non-paranormal book in some of what John and Alicia did to rescue the little girl. I also had doubts about the validity of the ultimate villain in the book. But that’s just me. There were too many (to my mind) unanswered questions at the end of the book. I am, however, looking forward the the second book in this little mini-series from Ms. Morgan which will feature John’s twin brother which will answer one big lingering question – who set the fire John and his twin were blamed for back in high school (not considering that a spoiler).
John – your pretty typical SEAL, though I admit I liked his reason for going into the Navy. I did however have issues with the fact that he and his twin didn’t TALK about the fire until a good portion of the book was done, and for crying out loud, that was more than ten years later! They’re twins…they should talk! ARGH. Buuut, hey, if they had, well, a good portion of this book might not have happened.
Alicia – wow. She certainly got the short end of the stick when it came to in-laws. Kudos to her for being strong and determined not only to raise her daughter (with or without the trust fund that was left by her dead husband), but doing whatever it took to get the little girl back.
I enjoyed this book in many places, just with a few misgivings about things. But that’s me and I know other people might not see the same things I do. I’m glad I read it and I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.
Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.