A Black Eagles OPs book
by Vonnie Davis
Navy SEAL Dustin Frank can handle physical pain; it’s his soul that needs mending. After losing part of his leg in an explosion, the panic triggered by his PTSD nearly drives him over the edge. So Dustin retreats to the Eagle Ridge Ranch, a charming hideaway tucked into the Hill Country of Texas. There he finds solace in the arms of a shy beauty who reawakens desires he thought he’d lost forever—and who makes him want to lose control, just when he needs it most.
Kelcee Todd sees beyond Dustin’s scars to the real man beneath: fiercely protective, strong yet tender. She wants nothing more than to feel his battle-hardened hands on her body. However, Kelcee is not the ordinary small-town girl she appears to be. Her brother is a killer with ties to the Russian mob, and after her testimony put him in prison, he’s out and eager for revenge. Now Dustin is her best defense, even if it could cost him everything. Kelcee could never ask him to make that sacrifice . . . but she can’t stop him, either.
Her Survivor is the first book in the Black Eagle Ops series by Vonnie Davis, it is also the first book of hers that I have read.
There is a lot going on in this book, the main story line is about Dustin & Kelcee, but there are a few sub plots going on as well, all of this is to set up for what looks to be a fantastic series in the future. You have Black Eagle Ranch and it's owner, ZQ, who is a retired commander of Navy SEALs and has been commissioned to put together a black ops team to fight the injustices of the world and he's a bit of a matchmaker too. You have Nance, a retired military dog, and her handler JJ. Nance seems to be the connection that brings together all of ZQ's recruits for his black ops team.
Dustin was injured in battle and lost his leg, Nance saved his life. While still recovering from his injuries, his former commander, ZQ, contacts him and entices Dustin to come out to his ranch to see Nance and finish up his recovery there, oh and BTW, could you help out this young woman by designing some things for her newly inherited bookstore. Kelcee came to town to help out at the bookstore and ended up inheriting it from the owner. Dustin clashes with Kelcee at first, mostly due to his PTSD. Then as the story progresses, the sparks fly and things definitely heat up. Quite a bit of the story is Dustin dealing with his PTSD and Kelcee dealing with secret of her former life.
As I said before, there is quite a bit going on in this story and it may be a turn off to some, not for me ...I really enjoyed this first book and look forward to more in this series.
Vonnie Davis is an award-winning, international author who likens herself to a freshly baked croissant: Warm, crusty, wrinkled, a tad flaky--and best served with strong coffee.
By day, she hunches over her laptop bringing to life the men who strut through her dreams at night with that delightfully self-assured swagger. They end up in passion-filled contemporary and contemporary paranormal romances with a strong spice of suspense and dollops of humor.
Vonnie's heroes are always that delightful blend of alpha male with a chewy chocolate center. And her heroines? Her heroines are feisty females, who take life's adversities and turn them into advantages. The settings for her stories range from the Scottish Highlands to the gulf side of Florida to the hill country of Texas to her favorite city, Paris.