by Dawn Ryder
Series: Unbroken Heroes #4
Published on August 29, 2017 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
Genres: Adult, Romance, Romantic Suspense
They are part of an elite unit. On task. Off grid. These are the men of the Shadow Ops task force. Be seduced and thrilled by Take to the Limit, the next Unbroken Heroes novel by Dawn Ryder.
Holding out for a hero
A hardened military machine, Bram Magnus is a tough, combat-ready, all-American hero who never surrenders. But the one thing he can't fight? His smoldering, intense attraction to his girlfriend's younger sister. He's always kept his feelings locked deeply down. But when his girlfriend betrays him the night before he ships off to Afghanistan, Bram has one chance to show the woman he's resisted for years that he wants her as fiercely as the first day he saw her.
Ever since her older sister first brought home the soldier with steely hard muscles and piercing eyes, Jaelyn has wanted Bram, and when her sister casts him aside the night before he leaves, Jaelyn can't resist one steamy hot kiss with him. But danger is not far behind, and even as a deadly enemy hunts them, their relationship only grows more explosive. It's all Bram can do to keep Jaelyn safe, but with a threat this powerful, will they pay the ultimate price for their passion?
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I’ll be honest, I wasn’t a fan of the previous book in this series and I really wasn’t a huge fan of this one either. I think it’s the genre more than the author, mind you, so I wouldn’t hold it against Ryder or this book (I’m just not big on romantic suspense/military-style titles).
The basic premise is that the leading hero, Bram, has a thing for his girlfriend’s sister. I’m sure you can imagine how well that is going to go. Jaelyn (the sister) is all for this but turns out the girlfriend has been getting in their way while Bram was away. And then it goes into the same thing as the last book where she’s in danger because of something going on in Bram’s life and he has to protect her.
Normally I don’t summarize books like that but the fact that it was basically the same premise, in terms of the romance set-up, as the other one (and also very similar to other romantic suspenses I’ve read from the same publisher), my eyes just glazed over while reading. I wasn’t intrigued by the whole girlfriend/sister dilemma because it felt like that was the main source of conflict to get the ball rolling.
I had no interest in Bram or Jaelyn, nor any of the side characters, and read this book more because I knew I’d be able to finish it quickly rather than out of enjoyment. As I said, this is more a conflict of genre interest rather than a reflection on the book’s quality so take what I say with a grain of salt. Perhaps I’d enjoy these types of books more if the plots didn’t sound so similar each time but can’t do much about this one.