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Guardian Hero by Kat Bammer

Guardian Hero

Posted on December 30, 2022 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 3 Comments

In Guardian Hero, book 2 of The Sec Ops series, Bammer  delivered another suspenseful story served up with a side of romance, which will keep you entertained from start to finish.

 

Guardian Hero by Kat BammerTitle: Guardian Hero
Author(s): Kat Bammer
Series: Sec Ops Group #2
Also in this series: Hero of my Dreams
Published by KiloBravoSierra Press on February 1, 2022
Pages: 278
Genre(s): Romantic Suspense
Source: Author
Format: eArc, eBook
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Purchase: Amazon
Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Heat Level: One FlameOne FlameOne Flame

I'm Max. I keep my distance. But not from her. A wounded dove with tons of baggage wrapped into an irresistibly sexy little package. Protecting her becomes my obsession, not saving her, my ultimate failure.
Milli:I stopped believing when I was ten years old.Guardian Angels are a myth. Heroes just a fantasy.Even my own mother a monster.My past still haunts me, the wounds running deep and though I fight back, I also hide.In my small home town, in my grandfather's grocery store, behind my books, and my computer…But I can't hide from him.He sees me... all of me.And I can't look away either.
Max:Solitude and silence have led me here. And I got a job to do.SOG is my team. My brothers. My mission after leaving the service.But besides that, all I want for my life is peace and quiet.And she's anything but.A wounded dove with tons of baggage wrapped into an irresistibly sexy little package.Protecting her becomes my obsession, not saving her, my ultimate failure.
Every single member of our rag-tag family has an opinion about us, but the only opinion that counts is hers.Can she forgive me?Will she open up again?Because I would do anything to make her feel safe, cherished and whole. Like she does for me.I just need an in.A minute alone to tell her I can't live without her.She has all the power.Which both of us never expected…

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Guardian Hero continues the events occurring in book one, while focusing on a different couple, Max and Millie. Max appearance in Hero of my Dreams intrigued me. I wanted to know more about this brooding individual who buys a house in every location the Sec Ops Team worked in. Guardian Hero provided insight into the reasons for this action. Unfortunately, he never found the sense of belonging and the peace he yearned for from this action. Millie’s appearance in his life helped him to recognize that the thing he searched for could only be achieved by letting go of the pain of his past.

Now Max is the type of hero which will make you swoon. It warmed the heart to see someone hardened by life in the military, so gentle in his treatment of others. The way he treated Millie will have one swooning in no time. Now Millie had suffered physical and emotional trauma during her childhood. Her way of fighting back, and to aid in preventing what happened to her from happening to other children, involved using hacking skills.

Initially, she struck me as timid, which didn’t surprise me given her past. However, as the story progressed, she faced her fears head on. She made me proud, especially when forced to face the demons from her past. Definitely a survivor and no longer a victim.

From the moment Milli and Max came in contact with each other, sparks ignited between them. Despite her fear of men, Millie was drawn to Max. He was the first person whose touch didn’t make her feel uncomfortable. Now, despite their growing to each other, there remained a hesitancy on both their parts. Eventually, they moved beyond the fears holding them back and embraced the chance for happiness.

The story hinted at the events in Milli’s past. However, the story failed to shed light on these events. How did she end up in that situation and how did she escape it were among the questions on my mind while reading? Questions to which no answers were provided. Also, it would have been nice to have received a little more insight into Max’s past.

The suspense thread continued from the previous book. Now, as much as I enjoyed the fast-paced scenes, which kept me on the edge of my seat, there were a few things that had me scratching my head. I may not know a lot about US law enforcement, but I am certain DEA would not be involved in a human trafficking case. There are still some loose ends, so hopefully the next book will shed some light on the DEA’s involvement.  

Overall, Guardian Hero delivered an interesting read and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series. 

Story Evaluation
Plot
4
Characters
4
World Building
3
Writing Style
4
Pacing
5
Cover
4
Enjoyment
4
Ending
4
Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

 

 

About Kat Bammer

I write kick-ass books about strong women and the heroes they fall in love with. I write contemporary romantic suspense in rural small-town settings. My books feature strong heroines who fall madly in love with their men in uniform. Join the wild ride to Happy-Ever-After, jam-packed with heart-wrenching dark pasts, exciting obstacles, and sizzling chemistry. When I’m not writing, I’m busy being a mom to the world’s best kids or trying to keep my home under control (somehow I can’t seem to make that one work). I’m an IT-Tech by day and by night I love to lose myself in a good romance book with a swoon-worthy hero and a kick-ass heroine.

Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading

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