Friday 22 August 2014

Ricochet (Renegades #3) by Skye Jordan - #bookreview
Ricochet (Renegades #3)


After a tragic incident in Afghanistan leaves Master Sergeant Nathan Ryker the only man standing in his tight-knit team, he spirals into an alcohol-and-sex induced escape. A call from his lifelong buddy pulls Ryker from the shadows with a request for help with his stunt company’s latest blockbuster. If Ryker can survive the next three weeks of leave and get back to his remaining men, he might just be all right. But a sexy woman who can take his mind off his trauma is too hard to resist, and when he hooks up with Renegades’ sultry, snarky office manager, his sanity takes a backseat to his first glimpse of a future he isn’t sure he deserves.

Still reeling from a bitter romantic betrayal, Rachel Hart wants nothing more than an uncomplicated hookup. So when the mysterious Nathan seduces her with a little dirty talk and one delicious kiss, Rachel drowns all her good sense in a Mandarin and soda and gives herself over to a night of sexual bliss. But her memories tarnish in the morning light when Rachel discovers his real identity and his link to Renegades. Her job and her friends are the only thing holding her life together, and she won’t be ruined by one sultry night with this damaged and dangerously sexy man.

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy from Cygnet Books via NetGalley
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Part 3 in a series but could be read as a standalone

 My Ricochet Review ...

So I am a fan of the Renegades books and I was digging Ryker and all his demons. However, Rachel had some kick ass moments but something about the book just didn't reel me in until the last 30%.  But as I read and got to the pivotal point of angst and heart break I felt like I was let down after it . When this happens it's like thinking about going on the largest roller coaster and once you are on the ride you find out it is only a kiddie roller coaster and you are disappointed. Everything is leading up to this point and then BAM all is well and wrapped up to quickly and clean for my liking. 

Nathan Ryker is a broken man suffering from PTSD.  He decides to help out his best friend by consulting on a stunt.  When he arrives he meets a girl who can help drown his demons, even though he knows who she is he takes the risk because he doesn't think he will see her again.

The following day Ryker wakes up to an empty bed but moves forward to help his buddy only to have his one night stand be front and center to his new job.

Rachel has been burned so she tries to have a meaningless one night stand to only have him thrown into her everyday world where she doesn't ever mix business and pleasure.  Even though Ryker has his demons Rachel can't seem to stay away.  Ryker knows he wants Rachel but he has a lot of baggage to sift through if he is going to make it work.

I did like the book but it had its high's and low's for me. Ryker was the high but Rachel was one of my lows, she had moments but I wanted a bit more from her and this story.

3 Rebounding Thumbs up!
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