- File Size: 1181 KB
- Print Length: 94 pages
- Publisher: Shelbyville; 1 edition (March 29, 2015)
- Publication Date: March 29, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00T6MDTT2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #382,669 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Ricochet: Locked & Loaded Kindle Edition
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This is the first of three parts in the Ricochet series by author Heather Leigh. It is a full-length novel that will be released in three parts. In this first part we meet Rick and Quinn and discover the past that haunts them and the beginning of their story
Memories are not always easy to put behind you and this is the situation that Rick “Ricochet’ Brennan finds himself. He was a retired Marine that had served in Special Ops Recon. After returning to civilian life he was recruited by Howard McEvoy, his former commanding officer. “Mack’ had opened a gym that fronted for an elite force of men that still served their country through covert black ops. Returning from a special ops job, he becomes fascinated with the new receptionist, Quinn. Her skittish behavior and refusal to have anything to do with him, intrigues him. He is determined to get to know her and find out what haunts her.
Trust no one! She had trusted a man that she thought loved her and had become trapped in an abusive relationship. Each day that she managed to stay alive was a day that she had not expected to die at the hands of her husband. Quinn knew that she had to find a way to escape before her time ran out. When she finally found a way out, she went to Mack, a friend of her father. Afraid of her shadow with a broken soul, Quinn was thankful for Mack’s help. The only thing was the men that she finds herself around are huge and fighters. This is extremely difficult for her to handle because of the violence she endured at the hands of her husband. One of the men refuses to take no for an answer, even when she tries to ignore. There is something about Rick that she finds irresistible. Is it possible that she can find more with Rick?
Regardless of her feelings, she has to stay hidden. She cannot be found. No one can know where she is or her abusive husband will find her. He would never let her go! There was no way she could involve Rick in her problems, let alone become involved with him.
Hero: Rick “Ricochet’ Brennan 4.5 stars
Heroine: Annette Quinn Hardy 4.5 stars
Plot: 4.5 stars
Steam Level: 4.5 stars
Would I recommend this book: Yes! This is a story of unrivaled strength from a woman that has known abusive cruelty and the man that helps her find redemption and love again. It has heated sexual encounters but is also filled with mystery and action filled drama.
Would I recommend this author: Yes! This author tells a story like no other. Her characters speak to the heart and her storyline is captivating. Ms. Leigh surpasses herself with this stirring tale of domestic violence, riveting heat break and hauntingly beautiful love story. She is an author worth reading!
***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***
Rick, an ex-Force Recon Marine, who was trained to withstand pain and torture. It’s been two years since the horrible night on the mountain and one year since he'd left the Marine's. Yet, he was still haunted by dreams of that night and the scars to not be able to forget. Now he’s working for his old C.O. who runs a mixed martial arts training facility. Each trainer had other skills in various background like his Muay Thai to hide the real purpose of the training facility.
Annette Quinn Hardy was twenty-three years old, married to the sheriff of a small town and for over the last two years he’d beaten and raped her. It started a month after they married and she knew that's how she was going to die. It doesn’t really go into how she got away from her abusive husband but a year after leaving she had finally made her way to Georgia, where she had grown up. Her first job since then was at Sanctum MMA, a mixed martial arts training facility as a glorified receptionist and seminars housekeeper. Mack, a friend of her father's, gave her the job after she showed up a month ago with barely anything but the clothes on her back.
Quinn was immediately attracted to Rick, but found his flirting, racking his gaze over her body, his bad boy vibe, and his good looks irritating. She definitely needed to stay away from him. Having been in an abusive relationship for over the last two years, Quinn was quite uncomfortable around all the big men who attended the gym training to fight. She could only think danger when she was around them.
Rick or Ricochet, started to show up at her doorstep offering to kindly take her to the grocery store. Even though she know she needed to stay away from Rick romantically, Quinn decided to be friends with him. The more she was around him the more she liked him. Until she overheard how he got his nickname. After that she tried to distance herself from him knowing nothing good could come from being around the tall, dark, and handsome man with turquoise eyes. He brought out a woman she had not been for many years. Fun and feisty.
Rick had never felt the way he did when he was around Quinn. He was used to being around beautiful women, but there was something different about Quinn, something that drew him to her. Even though she was timid a great deal of the time, every once in a while he’d see the feisty side of her and he loved it. Rick wanted to protect her, for her to trust him, and tell him her secrets. Rick knew from their interactions that Quinn had been through something horrifying. He couldn’t get her out of his head and couldn’t understand what was happening. He was unused to having feelings, having distanced himself from everyone in his life but his teammates, and he knew that he didn’t have the strength to stay away from her. Rick wanted everything with her and these feelings scared him.
This is the first book I’ve read by Heather C. Leigh and I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series. These are short books (novellas, series) taking about two hours or less to read. Sometimes I like to read these short little books that you know you can get through quickly. The only thing that I’ve noticed with these types of books is that they seem to always leave off with cliffhangers and this one is no exception. Another thing is that they typically each come out in a short time frame so that you don’t have to wait long before the next one comes out.
** An arc was provided for a fair and honest review. **
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