As with the previous book, The Defiant Hero seems to follow the same recipe featuring the romance of the main couple, but also a romance set in a past war. But when her daughter and grandmother are kidnapped by a terrorist group named the Extremists the only person she can asks for help is John. I really liked how protective John was over Meg and how hard he fought to help her, risking his life and his career numerous times to help her. Meg on the other hand annoyed me at times.
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As with the previous book, The Defiant Hero seems to follow the same recipe featuring the romance of the main couple, but also a romance set in a past war. But when her daughter and grandmother are kidnapped by a terrorist group named the Extremists the only person she can asks for help is John.
I really liked how protective John was over Meg and how hard he fought to help her, risking his life and his career numerous times to help her. Meg on the other hand annoyed me at times. Although I admired her determination to save her daughter and grandmother at all costs, the risks she took with the safety of others made me think of her as reckless and stupid.
There were two secondary characters from the first book that also played a major role in this book and that is Lt. These two clashed wills so many times in the previous book and it was even worse in this one. It was plain as day that they had feelings for each other but instead of admitting it they tried their best to antagonise each other. I must say I really loved the sweet romance of the grandmother and I didn't hate the main characters like I did in the first book.
But I have to say the suspense never captivated me and I felt myself skimming many pages just too move the story along. It also lacked that depth of emotion I experienced in the first book which is why I rated this one lower than the first one. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. In The Unsung Hero, award-winning author Suzanne Brockmann dazzled readers with her remarkable cast of tough and tender U. Navy SEALs. Those same words will spell out a death sentence for her daughter and grandmother who have been kidnapped by a lethal group called the Extremists.
Meg will do anything to meet their unspeakable demands; anything—even kill—to save her child. He hasn't seen her in years, but he's never forgotten how it feels to hold her in his arms. John could lose his career if he helps her escape. She will lose her life if he doesn't. From the Paperback edition. Get A Copy. Mass Market Paperback , pages. Published June 3rd by Ivy Books first published February 27th More Details Original Title.
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Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of The Defiant Hero Troubleshooters, 2. Well, another Navy Seal Alpha Dude story of falling in love and doing whatever possible to get the girl of his dreams to accept his love This time it was John Nilsson and the widowed mother of a 10 year old girl, Meg. The first time they have met was at a foreign country where she helped him pull a stunt which could have endangered people's lives.
In that instance, she had noticed how likable and trustworthy he is, and if she had not been married, albeit to a cheating bastard, she might have considered some flirting with the somewhat younger and quite charming American soldier. This time around he is called up from a training exercise and shockingly, is told that his old friend Meg has taken the Kazbekistany ambassador at gunpoint as a hostage and he is the only person she is willing to negotiate with.
The whole SEAL team 16, aka The Troubleshooters, travels with him and kind of like the Musketeers, they are all for one and one for all.
She is pushed to the edge and the only person she could think trusting enough to keep her girl safe is John. She has never even imagined herself holding hostages, and despair is her constant companion.
Meanwhile, Grandma Eve is keeping her great-granddaughter occupied with the story of her first love during WWII in England, distracting the little girl from the terror she is experiencing while being held by the Kazbekistany terrorists.
But the girl is not the only one captivated by the story of love and war. Their big burly jailer is also riveted and this gives some hope to the old lady, that he might show at least a little bit of kindness The story of Eve and Ralph includes the battle of Dunkirk and I loved every second of that tale. They were my favorite of the all together three love arcs that were addressed in this book.
I loved the way Eve was introduced to us: " Through the whole book Meg was acting like a maniac, which is somewhat understandable, since the lives of her and her loved ones were in immediate danger.
However, she trusted John enough to call on him, but not enough to let him do what he does best and actually help her. Her fatalistic view of the situation and her inability to see the big picture was hurtful to both of them and could have ended in many tragic ways Thank goodness John was a professional and cared enough about her to still give her choices, where I might have just hit her over the head with a brick and done what needed to be done, her opinion and feelings be damned!
He was actually shouting at her. He was livid. You were just using us. You were using me. You know, Meg, when it comes to getting fucked by you, I would have preferred finishing what we started three years ago. Pity neither one of them knows what to do with it and they end up acting like fourth-graders pummeling each-other with insults and ending up hurting each-other's feelings. They are a team I could really get behind though.
We will see where the author leads us with them. Overall, this was a very engaging read with plenty of drama and love, but there were little things that bugged me, mostly phrases some of the characters threw around, which made them seem petty and shallow, as well as made wide assumptions of others, which bordered on bigotry The fact that it was true on all sides, did not made it more pleasant, but I guess we are supposed to accept that as part of the soldier's life I will continue with the series, but I hope it gets better than this book Now I wish you all Happy Reading and my you always find what you need in the pages of a good book!!!
View all 11 comments. Buddy read with the amazing Choko As with the previous book, The Defiant Hero seems to follow the same recipe featuring the romance of the main couple, but also a romance set in a past war. She could barely hear him over the rain.
Not willingly. Not when you need me—and dammit, you do need me. View all 9 comments. Sometimes you want cheese, and it's just the right amount, and you're in cheese nirvana: Other times you want cheese, and it's just too much, and you end up with all the regrets: This was a little of both. Clearly, a story about terrorism, child abduction and a mother in peril just isn't meaty enough to carry the plot of an entire book all by itself, doncha know.
Nope, this thing needs some filling. Lots and lots and lots of filling. So much filling that you pretty much lose 2. So much filling that you pretty much lose sight of the plot entirely for huge chunks of the book. Because who cares about terrorist plots when romance is in the air, amirite? So, you have a story wherein a little girl and her great-grandmother are abducted by extremist terrorists not just your run-of-the-mill terrorists, view spoiler [but thank God they're also somehow amateurs hide spoiler ] , and held in custody until you, the girl's mommy, bring them a terrorist from an enemy cell so they can kill him.
Then, and only then, will your daughter and grandmother be released. Do you: A immediately call the FBI and inform them of this terrorist threat and tell them everything you know upfront to give them the best opportunity possible of saving your family as quickly as possible, or B follow the terrorists' exact instructions, hoping on dumb luck and the gullibility of some guy you knew once a few years ago, and go along with the terrorists' plan because obviously, even though they're terrorists, they're totally trustworthy and will follow through with their promises if you deliver what they want, all the while acting like the epitome of the stereotypical hysterical woman?
If you're smart, you choose A. If you're Meg, you choose B. She chose B so hard, y'all. And she's a mom, I get it, but she set womanhood back by at least a few centuries with her hysteria.
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