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- Print Length: 268 pages
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- Publisher: Kit Rocha (August 29, 2017)
- Publication Date: August 29, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B072PZKQDD
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Deacon (Gideon's Riders, Book #2) Kindle Edition
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We see that the sectors are still recovering from the war, and they're making progress, but it's not something that can be fixed in a day. Early in the story, the Riders get called out to Sector Three to investigate a suspicious death. It's a fire that looks like purposefully done, but only verified when Deacon founds a calling card left at the scene of the crime. A card left by the mercenary group known as the Suicide Kings.
Gideon's Riders soon get caught up in investigating this mercenary group as they try to unravel what the group's true motives are. And within the story of a world trying to move on past the war, there's an intense, and blossoming romance developing between the stoic leader of the Riders and the fierce and passionate female Rider. Deacon is aptly described as "stern, but bangable." He knows what it takes to get the job done, even when it comes with great personal sacrifice.
Deacon doesn't have the most...pleasant past (and who does if they survived life in the sectors) and what he did before coming to Sector One has been a secret he's kept from the Riders for 20 years now. He hopes that his actions since will define him and help the Riders make their decisions on whether to trust and respect him still, but in a devout community like Sector One, he's not convinced they can make decisions solely based on his character.
I love that this book expands upon Sector One's faith. Gideon and his royal family are at the heart of it all, and his family is compassionate and loving towards all their followers, even though it would be very easy for them to take advantage of that. Deacon doesn't want anyone to worship him. Not like that. He wants people to respect his ability to get the job done, not because of anything else. This especially makes it hard for him when the chemistry between him and Ana becomes undeniable.
Ana understands. She knows what it's like to be worshipped by others, as the sole female Rider. If she screws up, there's a possibility that there may never be another female let into the Riders again. She has a huge weight on her shoulders, carrying the hope of little girls throughout the sector that one day, they too could become a Rider just like her. It's a lot of pressure on her shoulders and a responsibility that she doesn't take lightly. And her attraction to her boss? It's something she doesn't want to happen, but it does.
I love everything about this book. Ana is a fierce, doesn't-take-shit, badass Rider. Her and Deacon's HEA is hard-earned and a fight to the very end. Ana and Deacon have a scorching hot chemistry between them. There's nothing really to dictate that Riders can't have relationships, and it's best to keep their flings within the group, as love can be a conflicting issue when any one of them could die at any point during a mission. There's an entire cast of characters in this story, and I found myself wanting to know everyone's story and for them all to get a HEA. We met the Riders before in the previous book, but Deacon really gives us a chance to know and fall in love with each and every one of the Riders and know just what they're sacrificing.
This book is a guns-ablazing, take-no-prisoners story. There's a mystery with unanswered questions that rolls neatly into the next book, but know that the romance ends with a HEA. There's a constant edge of danger that still makes you fear a character will die at any given moment (it is a romance, but one that keeps you on the edge of your seat). I love this world that the authors have managed to create and they keep throwing us on twists and turns that I was never expecting. It's wonderful to see that hope and love can still be found when the world is still rebuilding and when danger lurks at every corner. I can't wait to read Maricela and Ivan's story next and see where the story takes them!
***Thanks to the authors for providing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.***
Twenty years earlier, Deacon Price became one of the Original Gideon's Riders. Now he is their leader and carries a dark secret. One that's aboutl to come out into the open and shake the foundation of the men and woman under his command. And it starts with a mysterious death in another sector where a calling card is left behind by the killer. Deacon recognizes the card for what it is, that he's being put on notice. A group of mercenary assassins is coming for him, but they want to torment him first.
Ana keeps throwing herself at the brick wall that is Deacon, her leader, but she's never been able to take the tank of a man down in their sparring matches. Her whole life has been spent in training for becoming a Rider and now that she is one, she has to be perfect. If she isn't, then no other woman will be selected, or so she believes. So she holds herself in check, only allowing her attraction to him to surface in her dreams. Then something shifts and suddenly she's setting aside all her personal rules for the chance of something more with him. That's until the Suicide Kings lay a trap for them, and she begins to understand what the real cost of loving and losing could be.
Anna is not your typical girl. She is a Rider and the first Rider ever and that does bring pressures not common to others. Deacon’s past comes back to haunt him and he feels he should be punished for it. Anna disagrees. First, I must say I love Anna. She is a kick ass take no prisoners fluff ball. She has a heart of gold but she does what needs to be done. Deacon does wounded without being over the top. You can really relate to both characters and each seems “real”.
The love story is not the total focus but it feels so natural. You can feel Anna and Deacon slowly coming together even though the lust has always been present. The lust alone isn’t enough for either character because of who they are…Riders. The love is built slowly. Naturally. Each is given experiences that helps them understand the Sector and each other better. This is the second book in this series. I highly recommend this to everyone.
This book is just as much about Deacon finally facing his violent past as it is Ana, who is trying to live up to her father's legacy as a Rider. She is also carrying the expectations for being the first woman in Gideon’s Rider.
What starts off as two people turning to each other for comfort slowly unfolds into a deep connection of trust, acceptance and deep passionate love.
When Deacon’s past comes back to haunt him, what sacrifices will he make to find peace and keep the people in Sector One safe. How far will Ana go to keep Deacon from sacrificing himself.
This hits all the right checkmarks on my must-read list: a hot sexy alpha hero, a heroine who kicks butt and Sizzling hot chemistry that could ignite my kindle.
This world is rich and vibrate with danger lurking around every corner along with a steamy plot that pulled me in from the first page and kept me transfixed until the very end.
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