Title: The Stranger
When a mysterious stranger is your only hope…
The scars of the past have left their mark, both physical and emotional, on former military pilot Seth Erickson. Off-grid in the far reaches of the bitter Alaskan wilderness, he wants only to be left alone with his ghosts. But he can't ignore a woman in need—beautiful, stranded and nearly frozen with fear.
Summer Silva never imagined that the search for her missing sister would leave her abandoned on a wintry back road, barely escaping with her life from a cold-blooded killer for hire. Now, hiding out in the isolated cabin of the secretive wounded warrior who saved her, Summer knows she must do what she fears most. Putting her trust in a stranger is all she has left.
All defenses are down
After a fiery first night together, Seth and Summer are bound by a need as powerful as a Bering Sea superstorm—and vulnerable to enemies just as fierce. For Seth, reawakened by desire, there is no sacrifice too great, no memory too dark, to keep Summer safe. But murder and treason lurk everywhere and Summer may not survive Alaska's ruthless winter.
Book two of the Wounded Warrior series
This book is approximately 110,000 words
Author: Anna del Mar
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Asset
Series: Wounded Warrior #2
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: The Asset
Published by Carina Press Source: Publisher
Published: August 22, 2016
Genres: Erotic Contemporary Romance, Military Romance, Romance, Romantic Suspense
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Tropical and sun-loving Summer Silva finds herself traipsing all over Alaska looking for her wayward sister. She is lost, cold, irritable, and without a car. Luckily for her, Alaskan native Seth Erickson saves the day- albeit grudgingly. They strike a tentative truce. Seth will help her find her sister and she will prove that she isn’t part of any scheme to destroy Seth’s company. Their attraction grows suddenly and so strongly neither are prepared to say goodbye. Each learn the value of trust and to follow one’s instincts. Love was never on the agenda but in the end it was everything that they needed.
Second book in the Wounded Warriors series by Anna Del Mar that can be read alone as it does not have any of the original characters. From page one I was hooked. I connected with Summer right away as I love everything about the sun, California born and raised! So I understood her reluctance to go to Alaska where sun comes and goes as it pleases. She tried her best to just find her sister and leave but she ended up finding Seth. These two stubborn headed heroes will do whatever it takes to protect the ones they love and care about.
I loved the concept of Seth being winter and Summer being, well, summer. Fire and ice may seem like an unlikely pair but it works well in this novel! There were many unexpected turns that came about which left me wondering why I did not see that coming. But there were a few things I saw coming that I knew there was going to be a fallout. Summer finds herself always being the damsel in distress that makes the independent in her crazy. She always took care of herself, sister, and her stepmother that when she needs help she does not know how to relinquish that control. Thank goodness Seth is a bulldozer and took the reins in many situations.
I completely adored this book and the characters in it. Even if Louise, Alex and Astrid pushed my buttons! I love military romances and this had subtle references to his actual time in war. If was more of a journey of a wounded vet who is building up his family’s company while not really living. He wants ore out of life and Summer provides that for him. Summer’s journey is accepting who she is, disease and all, while learning to love herself and let herself live life without overwhelming worry. I truly hope there is more in the series because I cannot get enough!
I was gifted a copy of this novel from the JeepDiva in exchange for an honest review.