Series: Rule Breakers #3
Published by Loveswept Source: Netgalley
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Military, New Adult, Romance, Thrillers
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For Erin Connelly, being a good girl isn’t such a bad thing. She’s working her dream job at a Boston art gallery and staying out of trouble, which is more than she can say for her deadbeat mom. Unfortunately, her mother’s latest misadventure lands her in the clutches of a Mexican drug lord. Now the only person who can save her is the one man Erin has no business asking for help: the sexy-as-sin army ranger who just so happens to be her former high school sweetheart.
Zander James is no gentleman—and no officer, either, thanks to Erin. Four years ago, she made a call that terminated his highest aspirations . . . and their relationship. He’s never forgiven her, but when he learns that Erin’s embarking on a half-baked rescue mission, he sure as hell can’t let her go alone. Now, with a treacherous enemy lying in wait, the electrifying tension between them may just be Zander’s undoing. Because while he may be able to keep Erin alive, he can’t promise to keep his hands off her.
I like Jennifer Chance, so when this book came up to review, I jumped at it, I’m pretty sure I have read the first two books in the series already, but this book really does work as a stand alone, so don’t be worried about picking it up and being lost.
So quick synopsis is Erin and Zander have a history, and let’s just say things didn’t really end well for them. Erin did something that ended up kind of messing up Zander’s life, and her reasoning for doing so, well for me at least, felt flimsy to say the least. When Erin finds out her mom is being held in Mexico, she turns to Zander to ask some questions, so she can go down there and get her mom back (Zander is in the military so he’s the only one she knows who would have the knowledge needed).
So Erin annoyed me. A lot. Like super a lot. There were times that I really did think she ventured over to the too stupid to live category. I often times felt she lacked even the most basic of common sense. Also her reasoning/justification for her actions never worked for me. But as the book went on, it bothered me less, maybe she grew up over the course of the book, or maybe I just started giving her some credit cause after all she was in a really difficult situation that would make anyone act a little strangely.
Zander I liked. He made up for all the moments I didn’t like Erin. I liked that he was so much more mature that Erin, even though they were the same age. It’s clear that life events resulted in Zander growing up and becoming a really good, stand up, plus he was great to have in this situation that Erin got herself wrapped up in. I liked that he told Erin like it was, and that he was willing to be helpful even in spite of their not so fantastic history.
The pacing in the book was pretty good, and I thought the situation really helped with the story, it was a good catalyst for these two people to get their second chance. And again, it was so easy to like Zander that it made the whole book completely worth it. If you like Jennifer Chance or a strong alpha guy, then this may be the book for you.