Series: Sons of Texas #3
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks
Publication Date: June 27th 2017
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
A LONE STAR LOVER
Callie Reed doesn’t need a man to protect her. An expert sharpshooter and renegade hacker, this Texas-born spitfire’s got the skills and the courage to stand up to any danger―no matter how deadly. But when she becomes the target of a shadowy organization known as the Saints, Callie is forced to team up with the one man she can’t outshoot: the gorgeous, and infuriating, Lone Star legend named Wyatt Loughman…
A Delta Force Colonel with a rock-hard body and stone-cold heart, Wyatt has been teasing and tormenting Callie since they were playmates on his family’s ranch. Of course, he’s wildly attracted to the fiery, strong-willed Callie. But he’s always hidden his feelings behind a wall of Texas tough and military cool, even as he’s burning up with desire. Can Wyatt save Callie’s life―without putting her love in the line of fire?
Everything from the first book in this series has been leading up to this, as the Loughman brothers search for their missing father and try to understand what they are working against and it definitely was worth the wait!
THE LEGEND is filled with twists and turns, danger, action and a slow building suspense leading to an epic final stand against an organization that spans the world, where no-one can be trusted. While the questions from the previous books have been answered, there are more raised in this one that I hope will get answers in a follow-up book.
Wyatt Loughman’s life took a different turn the day he found his mother’s body twenty years ago and since then, he has earned a reputation as a formidable warrior with a stone heart, ready to take on the enemy at any time. With his family at risk, there is nothing Wyatt won’t do to protect them, especially Callie Reed.
Callie and Wyatt are very interesting characters with a lot of shared history, but their choices long ago determined their future or lack of one. Wyatt’s every decision has been determined by that one event and Callie has her criminal family to fend off, but with danger bearing down on them, this might be the perfect time for them to reassess their feelings for each other and take a chance on love and happiness.
The Legend focuses more on the overall bigger picture than Wyatt and Callie’s relationship and I liked that when the story focused on them, there was minimal drama between them and they were both aware of how high stakes were. My only issue with them was how hard they fought admitting their feelings for each other, when everyone within a mile could see how they felt about each other.
I really loved Callie because she was quietly competent in everything she took on, from computers to weaponry and was really an all-round asset to the team. Wyatt comes across as a cold and without feeling, but the opposite is actually true. If anything, he feels too much and burying his emotions deeply is the only way he can function in his chosen role.
This one book I won’t recommend reading as a stand-alone because the overarching story-line can only be understood by reading from the beginning of the series and also because the story catches up with characters from the previous books that won’t make sense without first reading their story, but it is definitely one that should be at the top of any TBR this summer.
If you love a lot of flash and bang in your books, or just enjoy spectacular world-building in a story, this is a perfect series to read.