Thursday, 13 July 2017

Review: Some Kind of Hero by Suzanne Brockmann

Some Kind of Hero (Troubleshooters #17) by Suzanne Brockmann
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication date: July 11th 2017
My rating: 4 Stars
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Navy men don’t come tougher than Lieutenant Peter Greene. Every day he whips hotshot SEAL wannabes into elite fighters. So why can’t he handle one fifteen-year-old girl? His ex’s death left him a single dad overnight, and very unprepared. Though he can’t relate to an angsty teen, he can at least keep Maddie safe—until the day she disappears. Though Pete’s lacking in fatherly intuition, his instinct for detecting danger is razor sharp. Maddie’s in trouble. Now he needs the Troubleshooters team at his back, along with an unconventional ally.

Romance writer Shayla Whitman never expected to be drawn into a real-world thriller—or to meet a hero who makes her pulse pound. Action on the page is one thing. Actually living it is another story. Shay’s not as bold as her heroines, but she’s a mother. She sees the panic in her new neighbor’s usually fearless blue eyes—and knows there’s no greater terror for a parent than having a child at risk. It’s an ordeal Shay won’t let Pete face alone. She’s no highly trained operative, but she’s smart, resourceful, and knows what makes teenagers tick.

Still, working alongside Pete has its own perils—like letting the heat between them rise out of control. Intimate emotions could mean dangerous, even deadly, consequences for their mission. No matter what, they must be on top of their game, and playing for keeps . . . or else Pete’s daughter may be gone for good.

My Thoughts:
Some Kind of Hero was a fast paced, action packed read that basically took off from the first paragraph.  I enjoyed every minute!  This is part of a series, but it’s not necessary to read the previous books, because each story is a standalone. 

The story opens as Navy SEAL Lieutenant Peter Greene flags down romance writer Shayla Whitman to “follow that car”! A car that contains his missing teenage daughter, Maddie. The game is afoot as they say as Shayla is dragged into trying to find Maddie with Peter, and figure out why she left in the first place.  Not that Shayla minds, Peter is one hunk of a man, smart and fun in between all the worrying. A caring father and sweet, chivalrous man.  Her writer’s brain conjures up all kinds of hot scenarios, but in reality, she doesn’t think Peter would be interested. 

Peter is immediately taken with Shayla.  She’s effortlessly pretty, and her clever mind captures his attention right away, but it seems Shayla wants him to stay firmly in the friend zone. Or does she?  Peter is dazzled by her strategic thinking, honed by plotting out romantic suspense novels, and he’s attracted to her more and more as they try to track Maddie down.

Maddie got herself into a dangerous situation. Lucky for her she has her badass SEAL dad, and a crafty romance novelist there to help whether she wants it or not.  

Some Kind of Hero was super fun, and while I did have to wait a while for these two to figure out they shared the same feelings, it was worth it when they finally clued in.  Smoking hot! 

I loved the fact Shayla was a romance writer!  Being an avid reader, it was interesting to get the other side of things, the writer’s perspective through her.  

I binge read the first three books of the Troubleshooters series a while ago, but then probably had to get to a review book, got distracted and just never got back to it.  Some Kind of Hero reminds me just why I was so addicted in the first place. Suzanne Brockmann writes top notch romantic suspense! I loved both Shayla and Peter, and the interesting cast of secondary characters.  Even Maddie and Dingo’s POV sucked me in!  I’m definitely getting back to the past installment soon!

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  1. Ooh I have really been into heroes with kids lately. This dad sounds like he's a total hottie. I'll look up this author!
    I'm glad this was an enjoyable and steamy read for you, Rachel. :)

  2. Ohhh a guy in a uniform, nice

  3. This sounds like it would be fun! Wonderful review!

  4. I haven't heard of this author or series before but your romance recs never lead me astray, Rachel. I'll definitely have to check this one out--thanks for putting it on my radar and lovely review!!

  5. Awesome review Rachel :D So glad you liked this one a lot. <3 Not for me, but the romance and characters do sound so so awesome :D Happy you weren't disappointed by this book :)


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