Series: Section 8 bk 2
Author: Stephanie Tyler
Genre: Romantic Suspense
A cabal of operatives with dangerous pasts team up to work black ops missions. Their weapon: deception. Can they help one of their own before he goes too far?
When Gunner agreed to help out Section 8, he didn’t realize he’d be pulled back in to the shadowy world he’d thought he’d escaped forever. The son of double agents, Gunner was initiated at a young age into the cold world of espionage when his father forced him to work for international smuggler Drew Landon. And when Gunner’s past with Landon threatens the other mercenaries, and most importantly, Avery, he makes an impossible choice…and disappears.
Avery’s not willing to give up on Gunner. The attraction between them has been there from the start and she rallies Section 8 to help him. She knows there’s only one way to keep Gunner safe: fake his death and take him off the grid. But when she finally locates him, Gunner is a changed man, harder, more desperate, and on the edge of self-destruction. And only Avery can find a way to free him from Landon—and from the demons of his past—before it’s too late.
Thoughts: Stephanie Tyler has a knack for writing amazing romantic suspense with characters who shouldn’t make sense and yet they make complete sense. When I read the first book I wasn’t sure how she was going to pull of this crazy cast of characters but she did, then I thought no way can she make it happen again, but she did.
Unbreakable picks up right after the first book, and we watch as Gunner does something I never saw coming. His reasons make perfect sense to him, but he can’t stay away from Avery and it puts her right in the crossfires of those who would destroy him. When Avery and Jem finally track him down months later he’s no longer the man they knew.
Jem however knows something Avery doesn’t and Gunner does. And he uses it break Gunner. To bring him back to them. Because Jem is a crazy person (I can’t wait to get his back story and his love story) he knows they have limited time before Gunner’s enemies come looking for him. What none of them count on was Gunner’s enemies taking Avery.
When they rescue Avery they pick up another member of this motley crew of mercenaries, a doctor with enemies and demons of her own. Her addition brings a different dynamic to the group and helps Avery and Gunner deal with the repercussions of what happened to her. She also gets to Jem and I can’t wait to see what happens next with them, especially after the end of this book and where it leaves her.
Overall this is another great book by an author who continually delivers excellent characters, and stories that keep you glued to the book until the wee hours of the night. If you haven’t yet picked up this series I highly recommend it.