When his best friend and fellow Navy SEAL, Evan Prescott, died in his arms on the battlefield, Logan Kincaid gave his word to watch over Evan's widow. But for two years he kept his distance...torn between honoring his solemn vow and succumbing to his secret love for his fallen comrade's wife. But when Dani Prescott desperately reaches out to Logan for the help only he can give, he rushes to her side - determined to fight for her safety as fiercely as he fights against his own buried desire.
Someone claiming to be her husband is stalking Dani and her infant daughter, making them virtually prisoners in their remote country home. Logan's elite military training and high-risk security expertise have outmatched more dangerous enemies. But the real challenge will be the burning temptation that threatens to overcome Logan whenever Dani is near... especially when she reveals her own hidden passion.
©2014 Sandra Owens (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction.
This novel purports to be the first in a series. The stalker plot is solid and has medium level of conflict and tension. I like they way Owens evolves the story in that is not heavy handed in either message or foreshadowing; she also places a good deal of emphasis on developing the hero.
The novel is written for two view points: Dani (widower) and Logan. The narrator offers a solid performance. If you enjoy you romance with a touch of a thriller, then this novel is for you. Give it a read.
Very strong male presence
Like Amy McFadden, Mikael not so bad ( good as male not so interested in his female interoperation) would prefer they interacted the characters instead of just reading the chapter as if they were the only reader in the book.
A little of both
struggled to finish.
I didn't like Logan at all. overall the story flowed. I am a fan of the author. I just didn't like this book.
I also couldn't finish the audio book. the narrators grated on my nerves.
I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)
This was a good story. I might even go as far as to say it was pretty good but I was really torn on the rating...if I could rate it at an even 3.5 stars I would have. I liked Dani and Logan but there were a lot of issues for them to get through to find happiness together. This is the first story I've read by this author and I liked it well enough that I might try more of her work in the future.
Dani is an author and a widow of a Navy SEAL. She lost her husband around 2 years ago and gave birth to her baby, Reagan, shortly after he died. Life was rough for Dani but she got through things alright and was relatively content in her life until she found out she has a stalker...one pretending to be her husband.
Logan is a Navy SEAL and was best friends with Dani's late husband, Evan. He felt responsible for the op that went wrong that ended up killing Evan and couldn't bring himself to visit Dani after Evan's death, even though he promised Evan he'd look out for her. His reluctance was partially due to his guilt over Evan and partially it was because of the fact that he's been in love with Dani for years but felt it was wrong for him to feel that way because Dani is/was Evan's wife.
Regardless of any guilt over his feelings for Dani or Evan's death, when Logan hears that Dani needs him he immediately heads out to help her. When he gets there and realizes that she has a stalker, Logan decides he'll have to stay with Dani and Reagan for safety. It's rough on him though because Logan is confronted with the feelings for Dani that he's kept buried for years. Logan had promised Evan he'd look out for Dani but he really wants to become more integral to her life and he doesn't feel he has the right to go there. Also, with the issues Logan grew up with, he doesn't feel like he's good enough for Dani and he's sure someone else would be a better match for her...just as long as he's not around to see it.
Dani has had 2 years to get over Evan's death and when Logan comes around she discovers an attraction to Logan that wasn't apparent before. She's interested in exploring it more but isn't sure how to take Logan's behavior since he seems to want her one minute and not want anything to do with her the next. Logan loves Reagan right off and vise versa so Dani is happy about that and it helps to soften her toward Logan, even when he's not behaving the best. The stalker story is there but most of the story revolves around Logan and Dani and them trying to come to terms with their relationship or whether they'll even have a relationship or not. It seems that just when one issue is resolved another one comes up but there is some steady progress made in that regard. Things aren't completely resolved when the stalker makes his move but it actually helps them to realize that they shouldn't be focusing on the little crap that doesn't really make a difference so once the danger is past, Dani and Logan are able to come together for a nice HEA together.
This was an enjoyable story. Dani and Logan were both likable characters, The obstacles in their way to happiness weren't huge but were bad enough that they caused some definite angst while the couple tried to figure things out. The story was good overall and had a decent pace so I never felt bored. I may try more of the series in the future.
* note - There were 2 narrators, a female for the parts from Dani's PoV and a male for the parts from Logan's PoV. I thought both narrator s did a very good job.
Busy mom and "Nana" so love the audiobooks so I can keep hands free for multi-tasking. Originally from So. Calif., living in Montana.
I was intrigued because along with it being a romance, there was an underlying stalker story. After the set-up, though, chapters go by with no mention or progress on that aspect of the story. The male characters's dead mother's name is Lovey Dovey--two words that should never come out of an Alpha Male's mouth. This man is a former Seal, (and a virgin) top of his game and he whines on and on about his childhood and his horrible mother. WE GET IT! The female lead had a child, whose age was never mentioned but she was conveniently asleep most of the time. I finished it because I wanted to know if the stalker was ever caught or even pursued, the rest of it was horrible. I will say the narrators were good. I like having a male and female narrator. I will be hoping Audible will let me return it.
I enjoyed the story line and twists. The Characters are really likable. I'm not overly fond of 2 narrators. But they both did pretty good.
I enjoyed the overall story, but I have found that as I get older, I have very little patience for all the "man/woman" bullcrap...all the "OH YES! oh, wait, NO! oh touch me, oh, get away from me"...ugghh. The ridiculousness of all of that does take away from being able to really enjoy the story. I hate head games in real life & in books as well.
I've been an avid reader since I was a child. I love different types of writing styles and I am never afraid to try new authors.
I feel like I've heard this story before. There was nothing that engaged me in this story and I found myself skipping forward waiting for something to happen.
I'm so glad I ignored the 32 one and two star reviews and went with the 376 four and five star reviews. I loved everything about this book. I especially loved Logan. What he went through with with Lovey-Dovey was just awful. I loved Dani, too. She was so strong and sassy and funny. Loved little Regan, too. Had some great secondary characters too: Maria, Buchanan, Ken and Barbie and poor Eli. And then there was Ballard! What a creep he was.
It had some nice sensual, sexual moments that were nicely written. I would definitely read this author again.
As to the narrators: They did a spectacular job and the voices. THAT being said,
I think the whole thing was just stupid! I was exicited to hear a male and female narrator, thinking she would read the female parts and he would do the males. Umm, NO!! They just took turns reading a chapter or a few paragraphs, doing both the males and females voices. WTH was the point in that, I ask you? It wouldn't stop me from listening to two narrators again but I just don't see why they would have two narrators for one book.
Was a good story. Needed more pizzazz. Overall great narrators!!! Good listen. Overall an okay book.
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