Book Review: Rescuing Rayne (Delta Force Heroes) by Susan Stoker

Rescuing Rayne is the first book in the Delta Force Heroes series by Susan Stoker. While it is connected to her previous series, it stands up wonderfully on its own.  As a flight attendant, Rayne Jackson is used to cancellations, but she never dreamed her latest would lead to a whirlwind tour of London with a handsome stranger, or a life-altering night in his bed. One evening is all the enigmatic man can give her, and Rayne greedily takes it, despite suspecting it will never be enough.  Heading home after another extreme mission, Keane "Ghost" Bryson hadn't planned to seduce someone during his layover, but Rayne is too sweet to resist. Being a Delta Force member means lying to protect his identity, which is unfortunate, considering Rayne seems made for Ghost, right down to the tattoo on her back. For the first time in his life, regret fills him as he slips away the following morning. Both are shocked when, months later, they meet again—under the worst possible circumstances. Seems fate has given them a second chance…if they can survive the terrorist situation they're in. If Rayne can forgive Ghost his lies. And if Ghost can trust Rayne to be strong enough to endure the secrets and uncertainty that come with loving a Delta Force soldier. 

Rescuing Rayne is a contemporary romance with plenty of action and the realities of healing after being in bad situations. I liked Rayne's character, she is sweet and strong at the same time. While she looks for the good she is more than capable to dealing with things if they go wrong, but does not take unnecessary risks- most of the time. A one night stand with Ghost her exception. When bad things do happen, she does what she needs to in order to survive. Keane, or Ghost, had to lie about his real name when he met Rayne, but when a horrible twist of fate trows them together again he wonders if she can forgive the lies, and deal with the missing information that is bound to happen in a relationship with a Delta Force member. I liked how they talked through the issues, and how hard Ghost worked to earn her trust- and even though he made mistakes was as honest as he could be about everything. The secondary characters and team mentality was a nice part of the book, and I loved seeing how the guys banded together to help each other- and anyone that a member of their team cared about. 

Rescuing Rayne is a solid suspenseful romance, with secondary characters that had me wondering about how they would find their own happy ending. While the book did not wow me, I am looking forward to reading more. 

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