FIVE SECOND RAINBIRD (Underground Horsemen Series Book 1) by Nashoda Rose
Release Date: April 25th
Genre/Tropes: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Special Release price of $3.99! Will go to $4.99!!!
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New York Times, Bestseller, Nashoda Rose, delivers a brand new addictive series that is gritty, emotional, and passionate.
“…if you count to five when something hurts really bad, the hurt can only get you for five seconds, and then you have to let it fly away. Just like a bird.”
“He’s rude, abrupt, and doesn’t know how to smile.”
My new landlord, ex-Special Forces Vic Gate, is intense, and even that’s too domesticated a way to describe him. Extreme raw power seems more appropriate. Or maybe godlike, except there isn’t anything forgiving or merciful in him. Then again, he gave me and my little boy Jackson a week to vacate his cabin instead of seven minutes.
But the dangerously quiet, six-foot-four muscled wall does something to me. And it’s way more than a sweet fluttering in my belly. This is an eagle-diving, bee-stinging, fire-breathing-dragon fluttering that causes all kinds of chaos inside me.
He’s everything I need to stay clear of. And it shouldn’t be hard, considering he wants nothing to do with us.
Until his protectiveness emerges, and I soon discover there is much more to the cold, gruff Vic Gate.
But falling for a highly trained killer with nightmares crammed into his dark, lethal eyes comes with consequences.
The question is whether I can survive them.
“You won’t survive me, rainbird.”
Cold. Hard. Unbending.
Nothing unhinges me.
That is, until her.
The little rainbird perched inside my cabin with her ocean eyes that are scarred into me.
Now I want more.
The problem is whether I’ll destroy her in the process.
Full Length standalone.
My ARC Review:
It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book by Nashoda….. this one looked just up my street, dark and gritty….. I was not disappointed; this was a fabulous read!!
This is book one in a brand-new series featuring the Underground Horsemen – Gate, Callum, Saint, North and Jaeg – I’m presuming and hoping each will get a book of their own, this one is all about Vic Gate.
I was hooked on this from the start, it’s one of those reads that just pulls you in and won’t let go! Mac and Vic met years ago when they were both very young, an innocent connection was formed, one that kept Vic alive through his many dark years, she became his light, his hope, without Mac ever knowing anything about it.
Vic Gate is an ex-Special forces man, involved now is a special team, he kills people that need killing and likes his job. He is meticulous about everything, he is a loner except for his team, grumpy, dark, intense and very dangerous. He let his demons get the better of him on an assignment that nearly got him killed, so he is back at his cabin where he can take a break and get his head back on straight, except there is someone living in his cabin!
Mac is living there, with her 5 yr old son Jackson, running from her past trying to keep her boy safe. Vic hasn’t been back to his cabin for 5 years and so no one expected him back, especially not Mac. He wants her out, but can’t seem to stay away from her, watching her, listening to her, needing her…..
Oh my word, the chemistry and attraction with these two are just off the charts!!! He is dangerous and she should be frightened, but she feels safe with Vic when she should be running. He is very intense, dark, brooding and so desperately broken, but he has always only felt anything for her, and finds himself unable to stay away, his protective instincts kicking into overdrive around her and her boy. Vic sees Jackson and how he reacts to things and recognises his problems, having suffered from them himself growing up, and finds himself wanting to help and be there for him.
Their relationship is a slow-burn, full of tension you can really feel, the push and pull of their connection is like a living breathing entity as you read through their story! I couldn’t put it down once I had started, it was just brilliant.
Lots of great characters in this and lay down the bones for the next books in this series….. honestly a fantastic read for me, one of the best so far this year. Not to be missed!!
About the Author:
Nashoda Rose is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including the Tear Asunder series, the spin-off Unyielding series, and the paranormal Scars of the Wraiths.
She lives outside of Toronto where she enjoys hiking with her Newfoundland dog and riding her horses.