Our mystery Pandora for February is the much anticipated The Defiant Hero by Suzanne Brockmann. When Meg Moore’s daughter and. The Defiant Hero: Troubleshooters 2 by Suzanne Brockmann, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. There are eight words Meg Moore has never been able to forget: “The United States refuses to negotiate with terrorists.” But what was merely a chilling warning .
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He and Meg have met before, when she was married to an unfaithful man. Well, Linda, this month marked a Pandora first for me.
This was the first time I was so eager to read the book that I read it way ahead of time, a couple of weeks ago. I guess it goes without saying that I had defiwnt lot of anticipation for The Defiant Hero. For the most part, it lived up to my expectations. Broclmann I was reading it, I did not want to put it down at all. The structure is similar to that of The Unsung Hero with three love stories going on at once, including one that takes place during WWII.
I had some quibbles with the main plotline about Meg and Nils, but otherwise I thought this was a great read. This was my first single title by Brockmann and once I got used to the realistic dialogue I enjoyed it a lot. I loved the secondary romance of Sam and Alyssa and imagine we will see more of them in future books? I saw the excerpt of the next book, Over the Edgeand thank goodness Sam and Alyssa appear in that one too, because I absolutely loved them!
The scenes they share are funny, providing some comic relief, and are a respite from the tense kidnapping situation. Yes, she was one tough old lady and I loved the story of Dunkirk.
All of the characters are really well drawn defoant multidimensional. I felt that she should have trusted Nils from the very beginning I guess we should mention here that Nils and John are the same person. His last name is Nilsson and Brockmann refers to him both ways. Why would she ever think she knew how to handle the situation better than he did?
That was his job! But this plays into another difficulty I had, which is that her relationship in the present with Nils is not terribly romantic. How can it be? However, Brockmann also explores the relationship of Meg and Nils in the past, and I liked these parts of the book much better.
Yes, I thought she was a genius brkckmann figuring out how to get John involved and get his help, but then I expected her to let him take over and trust him. One thing I liked is that Meg is six years older then Nils, and he cares not a whit.
I was quickly rooting for them. The heat in this book, though, comes from Sam and Alyssa -they nearly set the pages on fire and I look forward to seeing them brockmqnn. And I literally had chills running up and down my spine during the scene when Meg asked John for help. It would be a spoiler to tell how she does it, but it is perfect — and completely eerie.
I get chills even thinking of it now. And her being older was great. I believe at one point she refers to herself as Mrs. Robinson — which is certainly an exaggeration and not at all how John thought about her. One of the things I really like about Brockmann is her active writing style. I like this about her books too. I put off ssuzanne her books forever because I have almost no interest in the military, but as soon as I read one I was completely hooked and I scrambled to get her backlist.
These books have a lot of action, which appeals to me, but they also have real, standout heroes. But I think my favorite is Stand-In Groom ; her introduction of the hero is brilliant, he rescues the heroine while leaping from a dorky Meals deifant Wheels truck, ponytail waving as he vanquishes the bad guys with karate.
Then he picks up the heroine and tenderly nurtures her — what a guy. I have that book on my keeper shelf and will reread it every once in a while. Her introduction of the hero in Stand-In Groom is typical of her style — showing us with small touches what these men are all about.
I ended up liking Nils a lot and his total dedication to Meg and Amy was so wonderful.
He literally put his life and career on the line for her — how could Meg not love him? Of course she had to fall in love with him. One funny thing is that this book reminded me a lot of one of my all-time favorites, Shattered Rainbows by Defiaant Jo Putney.
The heroes of both books are army officers who fall in love with married women. Not that they are even close to being the same book, of course, but it was a fun comparison for me. The best part about The Defiant Hero is the fact that here we have a well-liked category author who is now writing single titles and is keeping all of the quality, tenor and well-told story in the longer form. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Unlike you I waited till the last couple of days to read it and thought I would read a couple of chapters before bedtime — well, I finished the book at 4 a.
My theory is that if you took out the other love stories, both of the hero books would be heo the defiang of a category romance. The only other author I can think of who juggles several love stories as well is Maggie Osborne. But like you I lost sleep over this one, and I think a lot of other Brockmann fans will be doing the same. It was my pick for best romance of herl Of course the final cover featuring the entire gorgeous package is even more to my liking. What is better yet, is that he matches the description of Nils.
I think he was surprised we all knew it was his bod on the cover of Naughty, Naughty but who can miss those abs, and that is a very nice arm on the cover! It took me a little adjustment in a romance novel, but it did seem realistic. I did like the creative uses Sam put it to though — like in the middle of a word.
The Defiant Hero (Troubleshooters, #2) by Suzanne Brockmann
Sam Starett definitely puts dfiant to use! Either way, it just seems realistic to me. The little jokes and teasing are fun. Frankly, it is amazing all of the wonderful stories and details Brockmann weaves throughout this book and yet never loses track of the story. Nor does brocimann lose track of the romance, the love between John and Meg is very real and I bought the HEA completely — this pair is meant to be together. Yes, Brockmann really makes John and Meg suffer and earn their happy ending.
And their story is all the sweeter for it.
And the SEAL camaraderie is really built up over the course of her books. Since I read a lot of Regencies, this was a definite change of pace and that is a very good thing. Yes, five suaanne the 35 people who guessed got it right, and Julia Nelson is the lucky winner of the signed ARC.
The Defiant Hero
If I knew I would. The heroine in that one called the hero Frankenstein thru most of the book and I just loved it. See you next month. Until then, the balcony is closed. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Buy The Defiant Hero: Pandora’s Box Review Date: February 27, Publication Date: Contemporary Romance Review Tags: Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment.