NET GALLEY July 11, 2017 ISBN13: 9780345543820
Published: Ballantine Books Series Troubleshooters #17
Navy men are pretty cool, but in spite of being highly intelligent, strong, determined and even bit stubborn, I am beginning to think that good looks are also a key to becoming a top Navy Seal. Peter Green is a very tough cookie – he has to be to in order to accept only the top of the crop for entrance into the Seal program. However, after his ex-wife’s death and his somewhat estranged daughter, Maddie came to live with him, Peter was at his wit’s end! He thought he was doing everything right but tough rules and standards he taught his recruits were not something that his daughter was ready to accept. In fact – Maddie had just disappeared and Peter had no idea where to turn.
Romance writer and author Shayla Whitman could solve all sorts of problems with her writing and the assistance of her imaginary sidekick Harry. Never did she ever expect to be drawn into the drama her new hottie neighbor was having since his daughter had come to live with him. However, she is a mother and having the experience of raising two sons, she was more than willing to steer Peter in the right direction to begin looking for clues and obtaining information the could help him in his search.
*** Well now here is the gist of the story. Rather than think this is just a simple runaway kid theme – well it is – but it’s not. Being new in town, Maddie was befriended by a not so good ‘friend’. So called ‘friend’ happened to be dealing drugs unbeknownst to Maddie then left town leaving Maddie holding the bag – only the bag was empty and the bad guys believed Maddie had absconded with their ‘stuff’ so Maddie, aged 15, is on the run with her boyfriend who happens to be 21 and Peter finding this out is ready to roast the boyfriend alive.
However, Shayla, his neighbor has been sticking to him and advising him about how teenaged daughters react to somewhat overbearing fathers (who have never been part of their daughters life until now). The dialogs between Peter and Shayla (including comments from Harry which sometimes Shayla forgets that Harry is imaginary and answers) are downright hilarious. And naturally what would this very hot Navy Seal want with an older woman like her – even if she still looked pretty damn hot with a very active libido that could match his.
Bottom Line: SOME KIND OF HERO was a terrific read, suspensefull, hard to put down, amusing, and sensual. Obviously it is definitely a recommended read!