Riser's Resolve (Men of Mercy #12) by Lindsay Cross
An Elle James Brotherhood Protectors Kindle World Novella
Cover Design: Kari March Designs
Release Date: June 8, 2017
Laney was a woman on the run. Her ex-husband, who just happened to be a cop, had a penchant for violence. After Laney took their daughter and ran, he had a promise for revenge. She'd made a new life with a new name and had planned to stay hidden forever, but even the best laid plans go wrong. Forced to rush her daughter to the hospital, Laney's location is revealed. Laney had vowed to never seek help from a man again, until Riser’s 200 pounds of packed muscle made her his own personal mission. He vowed to protect her and her daughter from her ex, but could she trust him with their lives when she'd been burned so badly in the past? Riser Malone was an admitted adrenaline junkie whose distraction on a crucial mission last year had resulted in complete failure of his objective: protect the girl. Unable to face his failure, Riser accepted every mission put before him, but a lull in the terrorist tempo left him with too much time on his hands back home. He needed a distraction, and he needed it badly. And that distraction showed up in the form of Laney and her daughter. With an abusive ex bearing down on her, Riser saw his second chance at redemption. And after one night with her, Riser knew his bachelorhood was over. But if he ever had any hope for a relationship with Laney in the future, he'd have to make sure her abusive ex-husband would never harm her again.
Riser's Resolve was a quick read, but full of action and heart.
Riser still feels guilt over losing the woman he was supposed to protect, even though they got their man, knowing she's still out there somewhere having suffered bothers him. So when he comes across single mom, Laney, in an emergency room, he can't help but to assist her and her child. When he discovers the secrets she's been hiding, there's more he needs to do, but Riser's determined to protect her and get her through it.
Laney doesn't trust men, for good reason, she's been let down by too many. But when she finds herself in the hospital with a sick child, she's not going to turn down anyone who gets her help, espeically not the blonde soldier she knows little about. Something about Riser speaks to her, but not enough to earn her trust fully - until she's got no choice but to lay it on the line.
As Riser helps Laney, they grow closer and discover that maybe there is something between them than either of them expected. There's more to their connection than Riser just trying to quell the guilt he carries from the previous mission.
Riser's Resolve is full of action, suspense, and two characters who've been through a lot finding someone to trust and work together with, that bond growing into something more. The story is emotional, Laney's been through a lot but she's worked hard and put her daughter first above all else but when she breaks down, Riser's there to show her that not all men fail to protect, or do the duty they signed on for.
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About the AuthorLindsay Cross is the award-winning author of the Men of Mercy series. She is the fun loving mom of two beautiful daughters and one precocious Great Dane. Lindsay is happily married to the man of her dreams - a soldier and veteran. During one of her husband's deployments from home, writing became her escape and motivation. An avid reader since childhood, reading and writing is in her blood. After years of reading, she discovered her true passion - writing. Her alpha military men are damaged, drop-dead gorgeous and determined to win the heart of the woman of their dreams.
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