Alaska Force, Book #1
By Megan Crane
Author’s website: megancrane.com
Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Jerjen
The first in a new romantic suspense series featuring the rugged special ops unit tucked away in Alaska’s Grizzly Harbor from USA Today bestselling author Megan Crane.
The last thing Blue Hendricks needs six months into his uneasy reentry into civilian life is trouble in the form of his old friend’s kid sister, all grown up and smack in the middle of a dangerous murder investigation. But he didn’t become a SEAL to turn his back on the hard stuff, and he can’t bring himself to ignore Everly’s call for help–no matter how much he knows he’s not fit to be around the soft, vibrant woman she’s become. Not after the things he’s done.
Everly Campbell is desperate. When her roommate is murdered and the body vanishes, Everly fears she might be next. With no one to believe her, Everly runs to a remote Alaskan town to find a man she only vaguely remembers and his crew of ex-military brothers who could be her only hope. Blue wants to keep things all business but Everly isn’t a little girl anymore and the commanding former SEAL is more temptation than she can resist.
As the men on Everly’s trail draw closer, Blue will do anything to protect the woman he’s starting to think of as his.
This is the first book in the Alaska Force series, and it was an enjoyable read. The author combined romance, suspense, and intrigue and crafted a good book.
Blue is not a happy man. He has retired from the Seals and he does not know what he is going to do with the rest of his life. He feels that his options are limited. He did not have a happy childhood so returning to Chicago is not really an option. He really is a bitter man.
Everly has a problem. She witnessed her roommate’s murder but no one will believe her. She knows she needs help to stay safe because whoever committed the crime may come back to tie up a loose end–her. She can only think of one person who can really help–Blue. She tracks him down in Alaska and asks him for his help, and as you can imagine, that did not go well. Even though she knows him from their youth, he does not want to get involved. She has had a crush on him since they were kids and she is willing to trust him with her life. Eventually, he agrees to help her and they find themselves back in Chicago and the real action starts taking place. Will Blue be able to keep her safe and will they be able to protect their hearts during the process?
The characters were well developed and well rounded. I know Blue was going through a tough time but he was a little too much for me to take at times. Everly accepted Blue as he was, but sometimes I think she should have had more of a backbone. The author is very talented in creating suspense with the written word and I was drawn into the story to see what was going to happen next.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys well-crafted romantic suspense. I will definitely look for the next book in this series.