Fantastic! A thrilling and romantic start to a series.
I have had the ebook version of this sitting unread in my Kindle for a while, and I had no idea what I had been missing! Marliss Melton is as great a writer as any contemporary romance writer today. She is one of my favorites now. This audiobook has sweet romance, a searingly intimate love scene, suspense, action, a vividly adorable dog, a multi-faceted wounded hero, and a smart and strong heroine.
In my opinion, this audiobook is perfect: both perfectly written and perfectly narrated. Every character’s voice was exactly right for the story. I was immediately immersed in the audiobook from the first minute listening. The narrator’s pacing, accents, and emotion were right on target. This narrator David Brenin rises above just being talented to be a true expert.
Tyler is a Navy SEAL who recently lost his foot during a mission, and he is struggling to come to terms with his physical disability and his PTSD. Tyler is wonderfully honorable, respectful towards women, and also really hot in the bedroom! Katie is tough and intelligent. She also has PTSD from when a man physically (not sexually) attacked her in college. Now it seems that someone new is threatening Katie’s safety, but we thankfully know immediately that it is not Tyler. I admire Katie for doing something really positive with her life: training service dogs. Bronco is the vivacious service dog that Katie foists on Tyler in an attempt to help him. I can tell that Marliss Melton really knows and loves dogs, because Bronco’s behavior is very realistic.
I was really impressed by this 2.25 hour audiobook, and I plan to listen to the rest of this series. I had previously listened to and loved (5 stars) Book 5 “Never Forget”. I recommend this to every fan of contemporary romance. I received a free Audible copy from the author, and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.