Between a rock and a hard place.
To Sergeant Zeke Hayes, the expression has always been a non-factor. There's never been a situation he can't blast, punch, negotiate or smart-ass his way out of, which makes him the perfect fit for his Special Forces battalion--and a natural-born Dominant who's made a lot of submissives happy from Mt. Rainier to Vancouver.
That all changes when Rayna Chestain enters his world.
From the moment Z snatches Rayna from the lair of a South Asian slave trafficker, his inner grizzly roars to life with protective intensity. This is a huge damn problem, because Z isn't wired to be a one-woman man. Growing up an orphan on the streets of Seattle has taught him that beyond a few hours in a dungeon, trust means disappointment and love leads to agony. But here he is, in the remote wilderness escape he'd promised not to share with anyone, harboring Rayna from a fiend who now wants his pound of revenge flesh from her--in the form of her beating heart. Zeke will stop at nothing to keep Rayna safe, even asking his SFG brothers to join him in the fight to hold his fortress secure.
A hard place.
Sheltering Rayna? Z's never done anything more right in his life. But wanting her? Dreaming of her body beneath him, bound and surrendering to his domination? It's the most forbidden fruit he can crave...and the only thing he can't stop thinking about.
A new beginning?
This is a dead-end canyon that no rifle, bomb or sweet talk will let Zeke escape from. The only way out is to confront the reality of what Rayna has done to him...the mountain she's moved in his intractable heart
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Angie J's review;
I received this book from the author.
This is the 2nd book in the series but can be read as a stand alone however I would recommend reading book one first. Sily me is totally reading book 1 now :)
Wowzers, this book has alot of backstory that you find out about in book1. But if you, like me, didnt read book 1 you will not lbe lost. Angel does a great job filling in the gaps for you. So Zeke saved Ray-bird from the crazy human traffickers not once but twice. The two develop a great friendship and have alot of trust within their connection.
Well Zeke appears after being gone for 2 months on assignment and can't wait to see Rayna. Well, the first day back things get intense and friendship lines are crossed. Of course, after feeding Rayna a little bit of untrue information about his evenings plans, Zeke freaks and runs away. He wants Rayna to think he will be "loving" on another but not really.
Rayna goes to see her therapist and learns a few secrets about the hero she is caring for. They knew each other earlier in life and she can't wait to tell him. WELLLLLLL, she walks in after the session Z has with crazy stalkery chick Luna....growl.....and everything gets critical. The bad guys come back forcing Z and Ray-bird on the run. While on the run Rayna and Z find out that she is a true submissive after a few "lessons" shall we say...snickers.
The ending of the book is pretty awesome. Everything becomes clear on who and what the bad guys want and how he will be getting it. They also become clear on what Z and Ray-bird will do to be together even though he is pushing her away with everything he has......
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