Video game coder, Harley Kelso, thought a tandem skydive would help her make her latest game more realistic. Instead, it literally put her in the arms of the sexiest man she’s ever seen. Geeky to the core, Harley is the polar opposite of big and burly Beckett, but that doesn’t stop her from wanting to play more carnal games with the sexy soldier.
When Beckett “Coach” Ralston offers to fill-in at a friend’s skydiving club, he doesn’t suspect he’ll meet a woman who will change his life—and he definitely doesn’t expect her to save it. But that’s exactly what happens when an accident mid-air forces Harley to land them both safely. She’s earned Coach’s complete gratitude, and even more, sexual interest…
Until she disappears without a trace.
With Harley missing, a happy ending might not be in the cards for the man who loves her—especially when he becomes the main suspect.
Rescuing Harley is the 3rd book in the Delta Force Heroes Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.
Once again Susan Stoker takes us on a page turning journey of suspense and rescue.
Harley Kelso and her siblings are close and of course when she announces she is going skydiving her sister, Montesa says no and her brother Davidson says yes. Unfortunately for Davidson she has already scheduled her jump and he will be away so can’t go with her.
When Beckett “Coach” Ralston’s friend Tommy needs a Jumpmaster to fill in at his Sky Diving Club, Coach volunteers to help out while on leave.
Harley is information gathering to make the video game she is working on more realistic. The soldiers she has skydiving in to the battle just aren’t right, so she is hanging onto every word of the videos prior to her actual tandem jump. When she meets Coach is one of my favorite scenes.
Harley tore her mind off of what Coach looked like and tried to bring herself back to his request. She did have questions, lots of them. Coach waited patiently for her to work through the thoughts in her head, and she appreciated him not rushing her. Most people found silence awkward, and jumped in to ask another question or to clarify whatever it was they’d asked, but apparently not this guy. He looked as though he’d stand there forever waiting patiently as she got her thoughts in order.A memory came to her and she smiled.
“What was that thought?”
Harley jerked, forgetting he’d been watching her so intently. “Oh, well, you remind me of a dog we had growing up.”
“Really? This I gotta hear. I’m not sure I’ve ever been compared to a dog before, at least not in the first five minutes of meeting someone.”
Harley blushed, and looked away from his intense gaze, cursing her habit to blurt inappropriate things without thinking about what she was saying first. She hurried through the story, trying to get it over with. “It’s nothing bad, it’s just that we had a dog who was as gentle as could be, and would never start a fight. I felt one hundred percent comfortable with her being around kids, even toddlers. She’d let them poke and prod her, and even pull on her ears, but if another dog snapped at her, she was suddenly all-in, snarling and fighting as if she’d been born to do it. I always likened it to a kid dropping his bags and going whole-hog in a playground brawl.” Harley shrugged self-consciously. “That’s all.”
Coach chuckled, and luckily didn’t look offended in the least. “That’s a pretty good observation. I’m harmless, Harley. I don’t go out of my way looking to get into it with people. But I also won’t stand around and take shit from anyone, or let any of my friends take shit from others. So I guess I am like this dog of yours. When provoked, I’m one hundred percent all-in and will defend myself, or my woman, against someone else.”
Stoker, Susan. Rescuing Harley (Delta Force Heroes Book 3) (Kindle Locations 341-357). Stoker Aces Production. Kindle Edition.
I have to say that as this little adventure continues it has one of the many reasons I will never, ever, jump out of a perfectly good airplane.
From their initial attraction to their first date, the gradual build up of Harley and Coach’s relationship is sensual and fun. Leading into one of the most angst driven scenarios I have read in, well since Susan’s last book anyway. Nail-biting is definitely a possibility as is crying and panting and happy tears.
5 Contented Purrs for Susan!
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New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Susan Stoker has a heart as big as the state of Texas where she lives, but this all American girl has also spent the last fourteen years living in Missouri, California, Colorado, and Indiana. She’s married to a retired Army man who now gets to follow her around the country.
She debuted her first series in 2014 and quickly followed that up with the SEAL of Protection Series, which solidified her love of writing and creating stories readers can get lost in.