I’ve been reading Ms. Grant’s paranormal series for a long time and wasn’t sure about a contemporary thriller, so I chose to ignore this series until I was invited to read this book. Of course, instead of starting at Book 1 and reading the series in order, I took a dive off the deep end and plunged right into Book 3. Now that my appetite has been whetted, I would like to go back and read the earlier two books. Fortunately you can read this book as a standalone without missing the flow of the story.
Wyatt Loughman has been honed in the fires of his hatred for his father for allowing his mother to die. He has been hardened by his sojourn with Delta forces and other special ops work that he has done for the United States Government. His single soft spot is Callie. From the day he found her beaten and abandoned at the end of his family ranch, he’s watched out for her and protected her from afar. A short, blazing affair proved the red-hot chemistry between them which he walked away from to keep her safe.
When his family, and especially Callie, is threatened he leaves everything behind and makes his way back to his family ranch to protect Callie. But does Callie need his protection? She’s pretty kick ass herself. She’s a great heroine who leaves behind her criminal family to find her place with the Loughman family. Does she need Wyatt’s protection? Trained by his father, she can shoot and fight with the best of them, but what’s coming for them might require a lot more firepower than they can muster together.
The Saints are a world-wide criminal organization who have their tentacles in the highest echelons of the government and Secret Service. Mr. Loughman Sr. has been instrumental in stealing a bio weapon and stashing it on his family ranch for safety. With his three sons, their significant others, and a handful of trusted people, he’s racing against the clock to expose the secrets that will assure his family’s safety. In the meantime, Callie and Wyatt are circling the wagons and preparing to survive an assault by the Saints, her criminal family, and other war criminals who have a beef against Delta Force Colonel Wyatt Loughman.
Wyatt’s charter is simple, survive against all odds, keep Callie safe, and do not allow the bio weapon to fall into enemy hands. As he prepares to do just that, Wyatt also finds that Callie is necessary for his life and well being. This is a fast-paced story with chilling undertones of conspiracy that is so deep and chilling it will make the gooseflesh rise on your skin as you read.
Definitely a keeper.
A LONE STAR LOVER
They live to protect. They live to fight for honor and justice. They live to love the women who have captured their souls. These are the Sons of Texas, from New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant.
In The Legend, 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?