Part of our reasoning to do this is I belong to a virtual writing colony known as OpenSim, where we try to bring fiction to virtual life. Nara Malone, Shannan Albright, and I have always wanted to merge the two worlds, virtual users and real world readers. We also want to bring more attention to the Indie authors we love to read. With so many books out there now it's hard to figure out what is a good, well-written book...or not. Keep in mind, these are our opinions, things we like to read. The Nookettes of the Virtual writing colony of Nara's Nook have come up with this blog hop to share our favorites.
Today's offering is THE EDGE OF COURAGE by Elaine Levine. Here's the blurb:
Haunted by memories he cannot reach, stalked by an enemy bent on revenge . . .
Rocco Silas has come home to Wyoming after long years as a Red Team operative in Afghanistan. It isn't easy returning to civilian life, especially burdened as he is with a staggering case of PTSD or hunted as he is by an enemy determined to seek an eye-for-eye--neither of which can he battle until he confronts the truth of what happened one fateful day in the high mountain ranges of the Hindu Kush.
. . . She alone holds the key to his sanity.
Mandy Fielding's dream of opening a therapeutic riding center on her family's ranch is almost within her grasp--until she hires Rocco Silas, a dangerous ex-Spec Ops friend of her brother's. His haunted eyes and passionate touch promise a love she never dared believe possible. Can they confront the truth of his past and build a future together or will the enemy stalking him destroy them both?
I started reading Elaine Levine a few years ago and found myself sucked in by her writing voice and style. Plus, it was military romantic suspense, and I love those kinds of books. This tale takes place in rural Wyoming (my favorite state!) and the hero is both SpecOps and cowboy. How can you go wrong? And there is a whole team of guys that worked with Rocco to read about after his tale. I was totally sold and totally entertained. But the best part about this tale was her deft handling of PTSD before it became a common issue in most romantic suspense. Elaine brought it forth first (at least in my reading) and truly addressed those issues. Great read.
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