5 Second look at Rescuing Rayne by Susan Stoker
A Quick Summary
- Rayne Jackson and Keane “Ghost” Bryson meet in an airport terminal waiting for a flight. After it’s canceled they decide to spend the day (and night) together.
- Six months later, Rayne is taken hostage with her tour group in Egypt and Ghost’s Delta team is called in to save her.
- Ghost must lead his team and find a way to keep the woman he is falling in love with.
My Take on the Book :
Action packed with all the great romance that I’ve come to expect from Susan Stoker.
'Rescuing Rayne' Blurb
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 the 1st book in the Delta Force Heroes Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.
My Review of Rescuing Rayne by Susan Stoker
Rayne Jackson is a flight attendant who is used to traveling all over the world. She’s been doing this job for years. But this isn’t the life she thought she would have by now. Rayne is nothing if not loyal, but she is missing something in her life. Traveling all the time has left her with a full workload and a lonely life.
Keane “Ghost” Bryson is defined by his job, too. As the leader of a Delta team his men’s lives are in his hands and he can’t be distracted by anything else. He can’t afford to make a mistake…or at least that’s what he thinks, until he meets Rayne Jackson.
This is a great second chance romance. Rayne and Ghost meet in an airport lounge waiting for the same flight home to the US. It’s canceled and after a flirty conversation, they decide to tour London together. One day of fun and nothing more. They go to all the sites they can and eat fish and chips with all the other tourist, but as the day wears on they start to develop (or acknowledge they have) a connection. It’s a great day. But hoping for more is impossible.
Six months later, Ghost is deployed to try and extract an American tour group that has been taken hostage in Egypt’s government building by extremist. As his team is rescuing the hostages a woman asks about her friend Rayne and if they’ve found her. It can’t be his Rayne. She was taken to another part of the building and separated from her group. Ghost has to find her and fast. They locate her and help her but not before she is nearly violated. Ghost makes a choice as his team treats Rayne on the flight back to the US, she is his. He’s not going to let her go a second time.
Ghost hasn’t been honest the Rayne about anything. Not even his name. His deception make it hard for him to come clean with Rayne but he is willing to work through it all. For her. And he does. He is by her side as she heals and picks up the pieces of her life.
This is a great story, with all the things I’ve grown to love about Susan Stoker’s stories. You can always expect a little suspense, but the hero is always true. The heroine is always special and the story is always enjoyable.
Rescuing Rayne Spoilers
- Rayne is very nearly raped. It is explained to her in graphic detail what they are going to do to her. But it never happens.