From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Susan Stoker, comes RESCUING MACIE, a passionate and thrilling novella from the Delta Force Heroes Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Grab your copy today!
About RESCUING MACIE:
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Susan Stoker comes a new story in her Delta Force Heroes series…
After years of estrangement, Mercedes Laughlin has finally reconciled with her older brother. It should be the happiest time of her life, getting to know Truck and his new wife…and it would be, if an ex wasn’t causing her trouble. Add in Truck’s boss, Colonel Colton Robinson, an amazingly distracting man whom she met under embarrassing circumstances, and Macie’s got a bit more on her plate than she can handle.
From the moment they met, Colt was fascinated by Macie, and helping her through an anxiety attack at her brother’s wedding didn’t diminish the appeal. He’d do his best to sweep her off her feet, if not for a little voice telling him to tread lightly—until a frantic phone call changes the plan. Macie’s being targeted, and Colt’s determined to keep her safe while he and her brother eliminate the threat.
Colt isn’t about to let his friend lose his sister again so soon…or miss his own chance at a happy ending with Macie before they’ve barely had a beginning.
**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**
He sat Macie gently on the counter in her bathroom. He leaned close and placed his hands on the cool tiles next to her hips and waited for her to open her eyes. It took several moments, but when she finally brought her beautiful brown eyes up to his, he wasn’t prepared for the jolt of electricity he felt.
Bringing one hand to her cheek, he was encouraged when she tilted her head and rested it on his palm. “You okay?” he asked softly.
She nodded and said, “No.”
He smiled at the contradiction. But he had a feeling she was being completely honest. “Where is your first-aid stuff?”
She lifted her head and gestured to a cabinet behind him.
Colt got to work getting the Band-Aids and hydrogen peroxide ready. When he turned around again, he had to take a deep breath. He’d purposely kept his mind off the fact that she was wearing only a tank top and a pair of short-shorts. But she’d dropped the blanket, and he couldn’t stop his eyes from tracking from her feet up her long legs to her curvy thighs. Her belly wasn’t flat, but she wasn’t overweight either. And her tits were lush and full. Even as he stared at her, he saw her nipples tighten under the cotton.
He finally looked up and saw she was examining him just as openly. Waiting until her gaze had traveled the length of his body, he finally said, “Let’s get you cleaned up so we can get out of here.”
She blushed when she looked up at him, but nodded.
Turning his thoughts away from how sexy he found her—but loving that she seemed to be just as interested in checking him out as he was her—Colt concentrated on cleaning the scrapes on her body. He put the bottle down on the counter and picked up one of her hands. The palm was scraped and red, and he hated knowing it was because she’d leapt out her fucking window into a tree. He hated every single bruise and mark on her smooth skin. Throughout his ministrations, she didn’t cry and didn’t make a sound. He knew he had to be hurting her, but she was stoic and calm as he tended to her wounds.
When he was finally satisfied that he’d cleaned the worst of her scratches, he helped her stand and wrapped the blanket back around her shoulders. “You need help packing?”
She considered his offer for a second, then shook her head. “How long will I be staying with you?”
Forever was on the tip of his tongue, but he held back the word, knowing it would stress her out…and that it was crazy.
My ARC Review:
This was my first book by Susan, the blurb was very appealing to me and I love the 1001 Dark Nights novella that let you have a sneak peek at the author’s world to see whether its for you or not – this one was a great read for me and I would definitely read more based on this one!
Macie has come through a lot of difficult times in her life and suffers from acute anxiety which affects her on a daily basis with her relationships with everyone. Colt is the Commander of the Delta Force team, they have met at Macie’s brother’s wedding as Truck is on his team, they got along like a house on fire but a misunderstanding has stopped them reconnecting.
Now Macie is in trouble and needs help from Truck, with Colt not taking no for an answer they head off to try and rescue her. Colt is is quite a bit older than Macie but has never been attracted to anyone like her, he just wants to protect and help her and does his best to understand her anxiety. Macie is so sweet, battling her anxiety at every turn, her strength of character showing through yet she feels broken and unworthy of anyone’s attention due to her anxiety.
A good story with plenty of action, you also get to meet a lot of the Delta Force characters and their families which gives you a great insight into this author’s other books in this series, I enjoyed this a would definitely read more!
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About Susan Stoker:
New York Times, USA Today, #1 Amazon Bestseller, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Susan Stoker has a heart as big as the state of Tennessee where she lives, but this all American girl has also spent the last eighteen years living in Missouri, California, Colorado, Indiana, and Texas. She’s married to a retired Army man (and current firefighter/EMT) who now gets to follow her around the country.
She debuted her first series in 2014 and quickly followed that up with the SEAL of Protection Series, which solidified her love of writing and creating stories readers can get lost in.
To learn more, please visit Susan Stoker’s website.