Sandrine Gasq-Dion. A total auto buy for me!
Author: Sandrine Gasq-Dion
Publisher: Wilde City Press
My Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
Army Ranger Slater Cassidy has a very special – very sexy – target in his sights. Meeting gorgeous, smart, uber-snarky Casper Kennedy was the highlight of Slater’s last trip home to New York. The soldier in him carefully plans his conquest. Unfortunately, Casper’s wearing some seriously strong armor and Slater’s charm offensives bounce right off. Casper’s refusal to fall for him is puzzling – not to mention incredibly annoying. When Slater gets leave again after grueling back-to-back tours in Afghanistan, all he wants is another shot at wooing Casper. He jumps right into the battle for the other man’s heart, but Casper does not intend to entertain the troops. A heartbreaking revelation changes the rules of romantic warfare, and Slater suddenly realizes he doesn’t just want Casper. He wants to capture his heart, too.
Casper Kennedy is fighting a losing battle. A certain outrageously demonstrative Army Ranger has been a thorn in his side since his last trip home – and the main character in his steamiest dreams. Now he’s back. He launches an all-out sensual assault and no matter how hard Casper pushes Slater away, the man somehow manages to inch closer. So close, in fact, that Casper’s once-impenetrable defenses are in danger of collapsing. Should he throw up the white flag and take a chance at love? Or start firing back and keep his heart protected? When the handsome Ranger shows his true colors, Casper just might have to surrender the fight.
This is the third book in the Men Of Manhattan Series and is about Casper and Slater. I was really looking forward to this one. Sweet Casper with an aura of sadness about him and brash Slater always looking for the next hook-up.
This book is a lot more emotional than the previous two books. We learn how Casper has dealt with rejection, death and crushing loneliness, how he has turned inward on himself and built so many walls to prevent more hurt in his life, that he is just existing. He goes to the gym, he goes to work and he goes home to a cold apartment and sad existence.
Slater is larger than life, relentless and hugely annoying to Casper. He is determined to have Casper as another notch on the bedpost. Somewhere along the way it becomes more than just a chase and when he shows his true nature Casper has difficulty saying no to the man. He is also a Ranger and on active duty, dicing with death every day.
As is always the case in Sandrines book the secondary characters are fantastic. Slaters parents are supportive and loving and Casper realises he is not all alone in this world and that it is ok to depend on people. It is also nice to see couples from the previous books and to get a little clue about who is next. Hopefully Drakon! Slaters best friend Ramos is a true inspiration and will have a huge impact on you with his utter resilience and love of life
This story will make you laugh, cry and laugh again. It is a story that shows us sometimes the things that terrify us most, actually happen, but that we can come back from them with the help and support of friends and loved ones. It is not an easy ride for either of these guys, but then no one ever said love ran smoothly. They have to work hard, face their demons, and hope the results are worth it!
Great addition to the series.
I would like to thank Wilde City Press for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
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