About the Book
She cost him everything. Now, he’s forced to protect her.
Stone Metcalfe embodies the Metcalfe legacy—blue eyes, an unfair amount of good looks, and hardcore patriot-laced character. But a foolish lapse in judgment dismantles his name and career. Humiliated and furious, he retreats to his mountain lodge to hide from media hounds and eke out a new life. However, one phone call from an old Army buddy upends Stone’s best-laid plans.
Supermodel Brighton Buchanan had designers and men eating out of her hand until a terrible mistake trapped her in the soul-eating world of human trafficking. Years later, she is used by her captors to take down the best man she’s ever known. The man she loves. Hope lost, she’s unexpectedly freed—and thrown back into Stone’s life. Being forgiven is out of the question considering how much he hates her.
Believing danger and her trafficker are one wrong move away, Brighton will do anything to keep him from being ruined again—even if it means going back to that life. As everything is falling apart and threats mount against Brighton, Stone realizes forgiveness is the easy part. Protecting her—and his heart—is another story.
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In My Opinion
In Stone, Ronie Kendig kicks off her Metcalfe series with a hunky, brooding, alpha hero and a strong, independent but emotionally wrecked heroine and a truckload of tension.
Brighton and Stone’s relationship did not end well. In fact, it drove Stone into hiding. So when Brighton shows up on his doorstep, he’s none too happy about it. But protection and a sense of justice run deep in the Metcalfe family’s blood, so he has to figure out how to help Brighton without entangling his heart with her again. Because the first time around had devastated him.
The ending of this book was too abrupt for my liking. The big climax occurred and then I felt like we didn’t get enough of what came after. But hopefully we’ll see these two characters again over the rest of the series. And Kendig’s research into human trafficking and those people using their talents and resources to fight this epidemic left a lasting impression on me.
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