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- Print Length: 346 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 197562873X
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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 has been the leader of the Riders for many years. He's been the one to help build them up into the feared force that they are and has led the Riders through good times and bad, and through the war with Eden, where 30 Riders were lost all at once, including Ana's father.
Ana's father trained her to be a Rider. It didn't matter that there had never been a female Rider, that's how he trained her. Being a Rider is all Ana ever wanted to do, and Deacon and Gideon gave her the chance. But, she feels like she has the weight of the sector on her shoulders because everyone is waiting for her to fail. That means that no matter how stern yet bangable Deacon is, she shouldn't even think about him that way. She doesn't want to give anyone the chance to say that the only reason she's a Rider is because she was banging Deacon.
But when Deacon's past comes up to bite the Riders, can Deacon and Ana continue to fight their attraction or are they going to act on it?
All of the books in this world are wonderful. No one is shamed for who they love or how many they love, especially in Sector 1. And there is a lot of love to go around. I love when Ana talks to Gideon and tells him how she feels and what she thinks needs to happen. Gideon, as always, is worried about his Riders, and wants them to be happy. He hates to see them lonely and miserable. Gideon is very thoughtful. I love finding out more history from Deacon. He's just been shown as the face of the Riders, stern and implacable, so seeing the human under that is nice. Can't wait for the rest of the series.
I received an ARC from the author. You received an honest and voluntary review from me.
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.
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.***
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