I am a HUGE fan of Lindsay Cross and her Men of Mercy series of military romances. Relentless River is the 1oth book in the series, and I have read every.single.one of them!!!! I have loved them all, but Relentless River just earned a very special place in my heart!!!
To be honest I have been waiting on Bo and Cheri’s story FOREVER so when Relentless River hit my kindle my world stopped and time ceased to exist! The tension between Cheri and Bo has been building since a previous book in the series, so I was eager to see how the dynamic between this couple would play out. I merely hoped that this installment would live up to my expectations, but it surpassed them!!! *fist pump*
Lindsay Cross never fails to disappoint her readers with action packed stories loaded with suspense, great characters and steamy scenes that make her readers sweat!!!
Relentless River is no exception.
Bo Lawson is an ex Marine Special Operative turned sheriff of a small town deep in the dirty South. He has a flammable connection with Cheri Boudreaux, the manager of an unruly, disorderly local bar and hot spot known for flowing booze, rambunctious, uncontrollable fights and occasional illegal activity.
The author does a fabulous job portraying the dichotomy between fire and ice that is mentioned in the synopsis. Cheri and Bo are two blatantly polar opposites who appear to be on two different sides of the spectrum in terms of personality and background. Whereas Cheri is impetuous and free-spirited Bo insists on law and order, craves absolute control in and out of the bedroom and insists on rigid structure in his everyday routine.
What endeared Bo to me was how confused he was about his attraction to Cheri, a known local wild-child. It was almost as if his heart dived in head-first but his brain refused to catch up. Even as he begins to fall for her he still considers her to be an enigma, like she was a puzzle to be solved. He is protective to the point of insanity, the very essence of a strong alpha male who loves hard and fights for what is his!
Phrases like this made me melt into a puddle of goo:
“Her every action was so bold, uncaring what anyone else thought. She lived and breathed high definition color with every word and movement. He’d been living in black and white until her.” ~Bo
There is also a tremendous amount of suspense and a sense of mystery in this story that kept me turning the pages. As sheriff, Bo is tasked with investigating two unsolved murders in the area. I was HOOKED as I wondered if Bo would choose his responsibilities as an officer of the law over his blooming romance and his sense of duty over his newfound love.
Who is behind the recent bodies that have turned up in this small Southern town? Will Cheri and Bo get over their differences and come together or will they crash and burn into ash?
When it comes to military romance, Lindsay Cross is one of the very BEST!!!!
I say READ this fascinating, incredibly moving tale about two emotionally damaged people that come together and heal each other through the unadulterated force of their love!!!!
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That is this Naughty Girl’s final word.
Overall: 5/5 relentless, show-stopping stars!!!
Heat: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥/5 flames for a man who takes control and knows how to use it!!! *fans self*
He was Ice.
Sheriff Bo Lawson was everything a retired Marine Special Operations Operator should be. Cold. Calculating. Calm in all situations. He handled terrorists and too drunk locals without blinking, until a couple of dead bodies show up in his small town, throwing his controlled environment into chaos.
She was fire.
Cheri Boudreaux, manager of the local bar, lives her life by one rule – work hard and play harder. The last thing she needs is a repeat of her father: a strict stick-in-the-mud unable to veer from the rules. Then she meets Bo, a walking, talking sex god in uniform and her preconceived notions incinerate.
Ice meets fire.
Bo craves order. He craves control. He craves a red head with a wild streak wider than the Mississippi. She is everything he despises, but can’t get off his mind. So, when Cheri needs help, he wants to be her knight in shining armor.
Threatened by a deadly foe neither of them could predict, Bo and Cheri clash in an uncontrollable inferno. When the truth is revealed, their world falls apart – can they find the strength to fight for each other or will their newfound love fall under a relentless tide of evil?
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Lindsay Cross is the award-winning author of the Men of Mercy series. She is the fun loving mom of two beautiful daughters and one precocious Great Dane. Lindsay is happily married to the man of her dreams – a soldier and veteran. During one of her husband’s deployments from home, writing became her escape and motivation.
An avid reader since childhood, reading and writing is in her blood. After years of reading, she discovered her true passion – writing. Her alpha military men are damaged, drop-dead gorgeous and determined to win the heart of the woman of their dreams.