Wounded Hearts

Men in Blue, #5

This has got to be one of the best books Ms Rylon has written. The emotional pull of the characters will draw you into their struggles and keep you glued to the page. Don’t be surprised if you have to put the book down for a few minutes due to emotional overload. While this book is part of a series, and this book would be better if you’ve read at least some of the series, it can be read without reading it. These characters and the plot will make up for anything that you’ve missed. However, the characters from previous books do appear in this one and that is one aspect that may make missing books a bit more challenging. Yet, I would strongly urge readers of romance to pick this book up. This book proves that characters don’t have to be perfect to work and that insecurities are in everyone. I can’t say enough about how much I enjoyed this book. Oh, and have I mentioned, the sex is hot! And, the ending is not what you will expect, it’s even better.

Ellie is on a girls night out at a new casino when she hits the jackpot on a penny slot machine. She’s thrilled as she could use the money and her friends are thrilled for her. Soon, they head home, dropping Ellie off first. However, things don’t seem right and Ellie stashes her winnings prior to entering her home. Lucas was part of the team that saved Ellie from a mad scientist. In doing so, he was injured and part of his leg needed to be removed making him unfit to continue his job. Even so, when his friends ask him to check on Ellie after her big win, he agrees thinking it will be a waste of time. What neither of them know is Ellie has become a target and the money in the bag from the casino isn’t just her winnings!

Book Blurb for Wounded Hearts

Attraction, fear, danger—an unlikely recipe for healing scars.

In the year since Ellie escaped The Scientist’s ghastly dungeon, she still can’t stop looking over her shoulder. Or stop feeling guilty over the man who sacrificed so much to save her.

He lost everything. His career, his aspirations—even part of his body. It’s no wonder he wants nothing to do with her. Too bad he’s the only man she can think about.

Lucas has vowed to stay away from Ellie, but not for the reason she thinks. The woman he craves doesn’t need to waste her life taking care of a man with a missing leg, not when she needs to focus on her own healing.

Despite the best matchmaking attempts of the Men in Blue—and their wives—the emotional and physical gap between them seems uncrossable. Until Ellie is threatened again, and the only choice is to work together until she’s safe.

But to stay in the land of the living, they’ll both have to fight through their pain—and relive a few nightmares—to guarantee their demons won’t destroy her future.

Warning: Contains an alpha male with a broken body, but whose best bits are in fine working order. And a woman who survived hell, and is determined to fit enough of their jagged edges together to make a whole. Vivid PTSD flashbacks of sexual violence could be disturbing for some readers.

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2015 5.00