Saturday, June 4, 2016

Watching From the Shadows by Samantha A. Cole

Title: Watching From the Shadows
Series: Trident Security, 5
Author: Samantha A. Cole
Publisher: Samantha Cole
Genre and Pairing: Contemporary and M/F, M/F/M
Page Count: 256 pages
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
Retired Navy SEAL, Marco DeAngelis is now an operative at Trident Security. He’s also a Dominant in the BDSM lifestyle. After a neglected childhood, he is determined to stay single and childless for the rest of his life. But unbeknownst to him, one night of shared grief and comfort with his deceased sister’s best friend changes that forever.

Harper Williams had always found her best friend’s brother attractive and the more she got to know him, the more she liked him. But Marco has made it perfectly clear a wife and children aren’t for him, even if he no longer has a say in the latter. If he didn’t want to be involved in his child’s life, then that was his problem.

When Harper is left unconscious after a violent home invasion, the two are thrown back together and become embroiled in a web of lies and deceit of someone else’s making. Will they lose their baby…and their lives? 

Marco is called to an active scene only to learn a friend is the victim. Then he learns there is a missing baby…a baby that could be his. Has his past come back to haunt his present and future? In Watching From the Shadows, the fifth installment in Samantha A. Cole’s Trident Security series, Marco must face his past to protect his future. I love this series by Ms. Cole. She gives us strong male and female characters and Harper and Marco were no exception.
With his upbringing, Marco was unable to see that he had become a man to be proud of. He allowed the blinders worn by the child he was to give him a distorted view of the man he is. No amount of talking was enough to penetrate his thick skull until his choices are taken from him. His child is at risk and the woman he has fought to forget wants nothing but his protection. I loved how strong Harper is. She has moved beyond the loss of her best friend and embraced motherhood, without Marco. I love that Ms. Cole showed us a woman who was comfortable within her own skin and willing to accept nothing less than her worth. She was willing to accept Marco but on her terms. However, she wasn’t so bitter that she was unwilling to give Marco a chance, with her and her daughter. This story is full of laughter, fear and strong alpha males. Ms. Cole has again written a story in which I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. It was well thought out and wonderfully articulated. It is worth not only your time but also your money.

                                       Four Twinkling Stars

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