Title: Her Survivor
Vonnie Davis welcomes readers to Wounded Warrior Falls! In this sizzling contemporary series, broken heroes meet women worth fighting for—and discover the healing power of love.
Navy SEAL Dustin Frank can handle physical pain; it's his soul that needs mending.
After losing part of his leg in an explosion, the panic triggered by his PTSD nearly drives him over the edge. So Dustin retreats to the Eagle Ridge Ranch, a charming hideaway tucked into the Hill Country of Texas. There he finds solace in the arms of a shy beauty who reawakens desires he thought he'd lost forever—and who makes him want to lose control, just when he needs it most.
Kelcee Todd sees beyond Dustin's scars to the real man beneath: fiercely protective, strong yet tender. She wants nothing more than to feel his battle-hardened hands on her body. However, Kelcee is not the ordinary small-town girl she appears to be. Her brother is a killer with ties to the Russian mob, and after her testimony put him in prison, he's out and eager for revenge. Now Dustin is her best defense, even if it could cost him everything. Kelcee could never ask him to make that sacrifice . . . but she can't stop him, either.
Author: Vonnie Davis
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: A Highlander's Obsession, A Highlander's Obsession, A Highlander's Passion, Bearing It All
Series: Black Eagle Ops
Published by LoveSwept Source: Publisher
Published: July 19th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Military Romance
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If you or someone you love are in the early stages of suffering from PTSD, you may not be ready for this book. It contains multiple graphic flashbacks and is a main topic of discussion throughout this book.
This is the first time I’ve read this author and I tip my hat. You can tell that she conducted A LOT of research to write an accurately fictitious read. You can even sense that she herself has known and loved someone who has suffered. For that reason, I’m getting a little personal right now, but I’d like to say thank you to her grandson for his service. Yes, I read the last page and thank you for the additional reading suggestions.
When I first started reading this, I was getting a little antsy with all of the character building and back story. I thought that it was a bit overkill, but I soon learned that every word was important. Every set up was just that. A set up to understand a little more about that person or their actions. Although this is Dustin’s story, we spend a lot of time getting to know the Commander, ZQ. Dustin is just ONE of ZQ’s charge and he takes care of each and every one of them in their own special way. I have truly fallen in love with this series and it’s just the first one. And with all of the characters we get to meet, I KNOW there will be many more to come.
Dustin is a recovering SEAL who was recently not only majorly damaged in Syria but slapped in the face with divorce papers by the woman who should have stuck with him through thick and thin before he was even out of the hospital. Not wanting to return to his hometown to recover, he accepts ZQ’s offer to stay with him on his ranch in Warrior Falls. Of course ZQ has other motives, but they are 100% genuine and out of love. But when Dustin feels ambushed, his PTSD rears its head and he turns into a jackass.
Kelcee is a sweet girl. She’s taken care of a widowed man for a past couple of years and upon his death, he willed her his bookstore and pretty much everything else he owned minus a few things here and there. But she’s not a regular in town and you start to get the feeling that she’s hiding something or better yet, from someone. After Dustin swallows his tongue and apologizes for being a jackass, the two of them hit it off. So much so that things start to really accelerate quickly between the two.
But it only takes one act to rattle the cages. After trying to “protect” Kelcee from his PTSD outbursts, Dustin finds himself saving her from a completely different situation. One that has threatened his life as well. Too bad the bad guy had no idea who he was messing with. I mean, who the hell would mess with a SEAL?
This book was great! It slowed down in a couple of places, but picked back up at the right time. Per my disclaimer earlier, if you or a loved one has suffered with PTSD or any form of post service, be careful and mindful of your own triggers. To everyone else…a wonderful book all the way around. I’m counting down the days until I get to read the next one. Hmmmm….ZQ or JJ? I wonder….