Series: Rook and Ronin #3
Published by Science Future Press on October 15, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Rook is chasing her dream—film school and a chance at a life beyond the one she ran from six months ago. But before she can become the girl she wants to be, she must deal with the girl she left behind.
Ronin is also chasing his dream—a family of his own and a life away from erotic modeling. And he too, has a past he’s trying to forget. A past that makes Rook question everything about their life together.
Lies, secrets, and shocking truths will rock the foundation Rook and Ronin have built. Can they put the past behind them and move forward together? Or is this just another too good to be true relationship that will crash and burn in the end?
I would say that this entire series is in my Top 5 of 2013. I’ve mentioned this before in my Manic Review how much I enjoyed this unique story line. There is much to be said about the intricate relationship among the main characters too. Spencer, Ronin and Ford are already a force to be reckoned with. Adding Rook into the mix further strengthens their ties . Together this “team” is even more unstoppable.
I thought that Rook was fantastic in this book. We get to know so much more about her past which is quite appalling yet through it all she still exhibits so much tenacity and determination. She does have this vulnerable side but with these three very important men in her life surrounding her, encouraging her and motivating her she can endure just about anything.
Just like the first two books I enjoyed reading how Ronin and Rook’s relationship continue to evolve. Their passion and love is just as intense although I thought that Ronin in general took a backseat in this book.
“….I’ll fight for us. I’ll fight for us every single time. You’ll never even have to wonder if I’ll be there, because I’ll show the fuck up before that thought can even cross your mind….”
After reading this one I am just going to put it out there and say that I have converted to team FORD. Yeah the guy is weird, complicated, apathetic and nonchalant but when he finds that one person that could most likely change him? He. Goes. All Out. He shines through on so many occasions I can’t even tell you how impressed I was with him. As much as anyone this guy deserves his HEA even if things have to become unconventional – so be it. In my opinion, there is no other person that could ever come close to what he needs and vice versa.
I also loved how the plot unfolded in this one. After all Rook has been through I was hanging at the edge of my seat when she decides to take that risk. It was the raw emotions in the latter part however that made this book standout for me. Hell yeah I ugly cried, I was a blubbering mess and I absolutely loved every moment of it.
I thought that Panic had the perfect balance between suspense, passion and romance and I can not wait to see how the rest of this story plays out. In my opinion, this entire series is outstanding. A definite must read.