Rescuing Casey harkened back to why I fell in love with Susan Stoker's books. There is danger and mystery along with the deep emotions. Those who aren't fans of insta-love will find this book trying though. Beatle loves Casey after just seeing a picture of her. Personally, I enjoy the insta-love. I like stories where the conflict is external and not between the couple. Many NA books are angsty because the conflict is internal and those stories get emotionally draining. Maybe because I am getting old? Who knows; regardless, I love books like Rescuing Casey where the conflict is external.
Casey is a professor of entomology at The University of Florida. She takes 3 students to Costa Rica for research and they are kidnapped. One of the students is the daughter of an ambassador and when she doesn't call her father, he sounds the alarm. Casey's brother is Blade, one of the men on the Delta Force team. Once he is made aware that his sister is missing, he and his team report to Costa Rica to save her!
The kidnapping and rescue were harrowing enough, but Casey then has to traipse through the jungle, injured, avoid dangerous jungle insects, and escape a second kidnapping attempt. Things don't get easier once they leave Costa Rica either! And throughout the danger and mystery of who kidnapped Casey, you get this building relationship between Beatle and Casey. Plus, you get more of the other Delta Force guys and their wives/girlfriends and more Annie! Rescuing Casey provides a dramatic rescue, a hidden threat, and a love story that is scorching!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: military, brother's friend
- Triggers: Casey is kidnapped and tortured; she is not raped (none of the girls are)
- Series/Standalone: stand alone within an inter connected series
- Cliffhanger: no; but there are several snippets to get you interested in the next few stories!
- HEA: yes, with epilogue
Overwhelming Force by Janie Crouch, Mine to Save by Diana Gardin, Thin Ice by Maryann Jordan...then you will probably like Rescuing Casey!
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