This month, picking a book for the TBR Challenge wasn’t too difficult for me even if getting a chance to read something that wasn’t a trial brief proved a little more tricky. I figured that if I reached into the TBR of Doom and just grab a book at random, chances are it would be romantic suspense or have some kind of paranormal element to it. Testing out my theory, the first book I pulled ended up being Rescue Me by Christy Reece. As I skimmed the back cover blurb, it sounded like I’d picked up one of the dreaded “special ops” series books. Not that I have anything against hot special ops guys, it’s just that these things are the Regency romps of the romantic suspense world. I’ve read too darn many of them and they keep multiplying like rabbits!
However, just like the Regency romps, there are still creative authors out there who write special ops books worth reading. If Rescue Me was anything to go by, Reece is one of those authors. I’ll freely admit that I wasn’t 100% on board with reading another “damaged heroine meets awesome black ops guy and has an adventure” book and I might have started off muttering things about the TBR Challenge under my breath, but this one stood out. Yes, the heroine is damaged and yes, she is kind of a special snowflake. However, she also manages to be very vulnerable and quite human on occasion. And the hero isn’t as perfect as he looks; that helped as well.