After the devastating events in the Scottish Highlands, Sam and Declan have moved on to a new, deeper level in their romance. Their commitment to each other is unquestionable; however, there are plenty of questions that need answering about other aspects of their lives, and those who sought to end them.
Sam is trying his best to deal with the day to day frustrations of his injuries. He’s completely dependant on Declan for everything, and hates the way the scales have tipped in their relationship. Although he’s officially on leave, Sam’s mind cannot stop replaying all that happened to him and questioning why, and who is behind it all.
Declan’s relief at having Sam home throws him into house-husband mode. He’s happy to take the reins and care for his partner, however, beneath the surface Declan cannot help but be drawn back to how he felt in the Highlands, and how they were betrayed by a man who was supposed to have their back. Declan had promised Sir James Aiken that he would pay if he hurt Sam, and now Declan has to decide how he can deliver his payback and put his and Sam’s world back on an even keel.
Counterblow (Shatterproof Bonds 4) by Isobel Starling was the best one yet. This series gets better with each book. I am so looking forward to the next one in the series, Powder Burns.
As this is a continuing story of Sam and Declan, we find our couple getting over the last mission. Sam was injured and is now home to recover. I don't want to give too much away for those yet to read the series. Ms. Starling story just sucks you in and the vivid details just make it all the more intriguing. I found myself wanting to laugh and cry right along with Sam and Declan. I can't say enough wonderful things about this series.
Please make sure to read them in order as you will miss so much if you don't.
I also had the pleasure of reading her short story about Sam, Top Hat (A Sam Ailen Prequel). This was a wonderful look into Sam's character and explained a few things about him. A very enjoyable read, great for a lunch break or whenever you have a limited amount of time.
Sexy & Sizzling
A four and a half handcuff review
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