Thursday, March 5, 2015

Throwback Thursday Book Club Pick....

This week’s Throwback Thursday Book Club pick is a romantic suspense and a military romance all rolled into one....

Title: Hard to Hold

Author: Stephanie Tyler

Originally Published: 2009 (by Dell)

Back Cover Blurb: The special ops hero feared nothing—until he met a woman too hot to hold.…

Lieutenant Jake Hansen has survived some of the riskiest missions known to man. But now the wounded Navy SEAL faces his toughest job yet: smuggling Dr. Isabelle Markham out of Africa without triggering an international incident. Not easy to do when the gorgeous hostage happens to be a senator’s daughter—and about as easy to resist as an oasis in the desert.

If it weren’t for Jake, Isabelle would still be halfway across the world, where rebel forces left her for dead. The special ops warrior may have saved her life, but she doesn’t need him to protect her now. Tell that to the ruggedly handsome hunk in full battle fatigues who’s just been assigned as Isabelle’s personal bodyguard. Close quarters aside, Isabelle won’t let Jake anywhere near her heart—until danger throws them together again. And nothing in the jungles of wildest Africa could prepare them for a passion this wild. This crazy. This hot…

Why I Recommend It: Before I read this book, Nora Roberts was my only RS auto-buy author. I read this book so quickly, I instantly went out and bought the subsequent books in the trilogy. It’s not just the chiseled, bad-ass alphas that make these books must-reads – it’s the whole package. The heroine’s backstory is pretty heavy, but Tyler handles the effects of her past abuse and kidnapping with great care and responsibility. This combined with her voice and readability made me really respect Tyler as an author. Oh, and Jake just happens to be on my short list of all-time favorite alpha heroes!

Amazon Average Rating: 3.7 Stars (5 Stars for me!)

So far this season, we haven’t seen any flurries or snow on the ground here in our part of the South. My sympathies to those who have. We’ve had a few warm-ish days. Warm-ish, pre-spring days are good because you get the decent weather without the bugs—great chance to get the little ones outdoors without having to spray them down first. Check out this adorable woodland creature, snapped a few weeks ago….

Don’t forget to visit Roses of Prose tomorrow for this year's quick guide to Irish Gaelic for your Paddy’s Day….

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