Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Claiming Grace by Susan Stoker

Title: Claiming Grace
Series: Ace Security, 1
Author: Susan Stoker
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Genre and Pairing: Contemporary and M/F
Page Count: 284 pages
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
For Logan Anderson, moving on from a traumatic past means moving back to his hometown of Castle Rock, Colorado, to start a personal-security business with his brothers. But it’s not long before Logan runs into Grace Mason, his best friend from high school…and the woman who never answered his letters during his Army years.
Grace was pleasantly surprised to see Logan return to Castle Rock, despite their falling-out ten years ago. Everyone always assumed they would end up together, including Grace, who had eyes only for him. But as Logan eventually escaped their town, Grace got pulled further into her family’s controlling grasp—and farther away from the man she loved.
Now, united by scars both visible and not, the two must fight to free Grace from the suffocating hold of her family. But the Masons won’t let go easily—and they’ll do whatever it takes to keep the couple apart.

Grace’s parents keep a tight leash on her. She may be twenty-eight but she has known no other way to live. She almost got out from under their thumbs but her love left and never came back, until now. But is that true?
In Claiming Grace by Susan Stoker, Grace learns Logan did not leave her high and dry. But finding the courage to break free from her parents will take a little help from not only her love but also their friends.
Logan has returned to his hometown and never expected to find Grace still there. But his tunnel vision may cause him to miss what is in front of his face. I really enjoyed seeing Ms. Stoker show Logan just how narrow minded he had become. He was hyper focused on physical abuse and thought emotional abuse was a crock, until it was front and center with the woman he loved. And while he had a good reason for his beliefs, I thought Ms. Stoker handled this sensitive issue, which was prevalent throughout this story, quite well. Both Logan and Grace had issues and Ms. Stoker did not sugar coat them or their consequences. Grace’s strength was subtle and I loved that Ms. Stoker did not discount what she brought to the table. I also loved that Ms. Stoker allowed the rekindling of a friendship to be center stage before Logan and Grace’s love became intimate. This story is well written. It is sweet and full of love and respect. This is the first in a new series by Ms. Stoker and I for one cannot wait to read the next installment.
                                     Five Shooting Stars

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