Title: Some Kind Of Hero
Navy men don’t come tougher than Lieutenant Peter Greene. Every day he whips hotshot SEAL wannabes into elite fighters. So why can’t he handle one fifteen-year-old girl? His ex’s death left him a single dad overnight, and very unprepared. Though he can’t relate to an angsty teen, he can at least keep Maddie safe—until the day she disappears. Though Pete’s lacking in fatherly intuition, his instinct for detecting danger is razor sharp. Maddie’s in trouble. Now he needs the Troubleshooters team at his back, along with an unconventional ally.
Romance writer Shayla Whitman never expected to be drawn into a real-world thriller—or to meet a hero who makes her pulse pound. Action on the page is one thing. Actually living it is another story. Shay’s not as bold as her heroines, but she’s a mother. She sees the panic in her new neighbor’s usually fearless blue eyes—and knows there’s no greater terror for a parent than having a child at risk. It’s an ordeal Shay won’t let Pete face alone. She’s no highly trained operative, but she’s smart, resourceful, and knows what makes teenagers tick.
Still, working alongside Pete has its own perils—like letting the heat between them rise out of control. Intimate emotions could mean dangerous, even deadly, consequences for their mission. No matter what, they must be on top of their game, and playing for keeps . . . or else Pete’s daughter may be gone for good.
Author: Suzanne Brockmann
Series: Troubleshooters #17
Published by Ballantine Books Source: Publisher
Published: July 11th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Military Romance, Romance, Romantic Suspense
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Sexy SEAL Peter isn’t a stereotypical ladies’ man. He’s earnest and the story of his long ago romance with his mother’s daughter is not at all what you expect. It makes sense that he wasn’t always this hot, confident man but readers seldom get a look at the boy before the SEAL. He’s confused about what the daughter he doesn’t really know, but is now living with him, needs or wants but loves her very much and wants to provide a happy life for her.
Shayla reminded me a bit of Alex Rover from Nim’s Island. She also has a running internal dialog with her lead character. That she’s a writer with a fictional friend and her willingness to rescue a young girl in trouble are the only similarities though. She’s friendly, outgoing and doesn’t think twice of using her mom-car to help the neighbor she’s never actually met chase a car through San Diego. The fact that Pete isn’t at all put off by Shayla’s random sshing of the voice in her head is enough to make me like him! He never looks at her and thinks she’s odd. He pretty much likes everything about her from the very beginning, as did I.
The book is jam packed. Besides Pete, Shayla and Maddie, we have Maddie’s misguided but sweet sort of boyfriend, Dingo; a group of drug running thugs; a family of SEALs and their amazingly talented women; Shayla’s kids and even her ex’s new woman. The group is diverse racially and a lot of time is spent on Maddie’s maternal family’s time at the Japanese-American internment camp at Manzanar. I admire Brockmann writing a bi-racial couple and an Amerasian child but at times the racial aspects seemed irrelevant to the story and too much to keep up with.
Some Kind of Hero is a well-written, multi-dimensional book with plenty of intrigue, a great lead couple, some very hot sex, and enough intrigue to keep the reader on the edge of their seat. I didn’t feel lost at all for not having read any of the other books in the series.