Wednesday, April 15, 2015

**Series Review Tour** Ricochet by Heather C. Leigh

Read the final conclusion to the Ricochet Series! 
                                Extraction Point is NOW AVAILABLE!
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Rick "Ricochet" Brennan served eight years as an elite Marine special ops Force Recon soldier. After an injury, and the terrible memories from that night, he retires and goes to work for his former Command Officer, Howard "Mack" McEvoy, at his training center in Atlanta.

Sanctum MMA appears on the surface to be a normal gym, training elite fighters to be the best. Except each trainer, hand-picked by Mack, possesses a special background that allows Mack to run one of the best-kept secrets in the country.

When twenty-three year old Quinn Wallace finally escapes her abusive husband, she turns to her father’s old Marine Corps buddy, Mack, for help. Broken and skittish, Quinn finds herself surrounded by large, intimidating men— men who could easily overpower her. She avoids them the best she can, but when Rick turns out to be more than just a rough fighter with bruised knuckles, she finds herself wondering if she can allow herself to trust again. 


“Hey,” he said calmly. “Why aren’t you resting?” Rick put his hands on her shoulders, gently massaging her arms.

Quinn’s eyes grew large and went to his gloved hands.

Fuck, she hates fighting. Now I know why she looks freaked out.

Rick yanked his hands away and took a step back. “I didn’t mean for you to see me fight, Quinn. I’m sorry.”

To his surprise, Quinn stepped forward, closing the distance Rick had put between them. He watched as she hesitantly lifted her arms, placing her hands on his sweat-slicked chest. Her eyes met his and his breath left in a sharp huff. The fear he had expected to see wasn’t there. No… Quinn’s eyes were dark and glistening with lust.

“I didn’t know that watching you fight would be so comforting. It makes me feel safe, and… turned on,” she murmured. Rick shivered as her hands ran down his torso, moving over each defined muscle until they were resting on either side of his waist.

“Turned on?” Rick swallowed, barely able to speak with Quinn touching him like that. She was only just about healed from the attack. He figured it would be months, if not longer before she’d be interested in pursuing anything physical.

“Yes, turned on.” Quinn’s fingers dug into Rick’s waist, her thumbs making small circles on the ‘v’ shaped ridges of his lower abs. Scorching waves of pleasure rippled down his spine, instantly making his cock come to life.

“Jesus,” he muttered softly. Using every last bit of willpower he had, Rick captured Quinn’s wrists, removing her hands from his body. “Not here, doll.” He glanced around, but none of the other fighters were looking their way. Still, he’d kill them if they saw the lust in Quinn’s eyes. That was for him, and him alone.

Quinn pouted, crossing her arms and glaring like a kid denied her favorite candy.

He couldn’t help himself. The sight of this tiny thing trying to look intimidating was funny. Rick laughed. “You’re too much, doll.” The corner of her mouth twitched up—it was just a hint of a smile, but it made Rick’s day. Quinn hadn’t smiled once since his team rescued her. Seeing some of her personality coming back flooded him with emotion.

Locked and Loaded ~ 5 Stars
This is the first book in the Ricochet serial series.  It's a great, quick read that I couldn't put down.  It does end in a cliff hanger, but all the books are out, so you'll be able to start Ricochet: Friendly Fire right away. 

Rick "Ricochet" Brennan is 28 and a Marine.  He did get an honorable discharge because of what happened in the first chapter.  He was part of the Force Recon team (special ops).  He is also a Muay Thai expert and now works for Mack at Sanctum, a MMA training gym.  He is hot, and a man whore.  Even though the author never states it, I'm 99% sure he has some PTSD also. 

Annette Quinn Hardy, or, Quinn Wallace as she goes by now, is on the run from her very abusive husband.  We see some of what she went through at the beginning of the book.  It's not pretty.  She had to leave him before he finally killed her.  She couldn't leave him.  He kept her isolated and he is a sheriff.  She is working as a receptionist at Sanctum.  Mack was her father's best friend.  I am curious about how she got away and the scar.  She may only be 23, but she has been through a lot. 

Rick may be a man whore, or was, but that changed when he met Quinn.  He knows she has secrets and has been through hell.  He has an idea of what that was.  Quinn is bringing him to his knees.  But she is falling also.

"Hmmm, huge, muscly, egotistical fighters who open doors for women and push shopping carts."

Friendly Fire ~ 5 Stars
This is the second book in the Ricochet serial series.  You do need to read Locked & Loaded first.  Friendly Fire picks up right where Locked & Loaded ended. 

Quinn left.  She has to get her past taken care of before she can let Rick into her life. 

Rick is a mess.  He has never felt like this before.  Quinn just took off, no warning or anything. 

"Now I know I'm really fucked up.  I figured I'd be the one to hurt Quinn in the end.  It turns out she held all of the power and cut me deeper than I ever thought possible." 

After being gone six weeks, Quinn is finally back.  Her and Rick aren't even friends anymore.  It is a struggle to get things right. 

But with both of them keeping secrets, will their relationship work out or not?  They do open up somewhat to each other, but not fully, and not completely honest either.

"It's hard to have your choices taken away from you, to not be able to decide for yourself what your life is going to be or where it's going to go."

I am hooked on these books and characters. 

This does end in a cliff hanger, but all books are available now.

Extraction Point ~ 5 Stars
This is the final book in the Ricochet series.  These are great, fast reads.  I read all three books in one day. 

Friendly Fire ended with Quinn being kidnapped by her husband, Travis.  Mara is telling Rick all about that marriage.  He is beyond pissed. 

This book shows what Travis does to Quinn.  He beats and beats her.  If you have any triggers with domestic violence, be careful if you read this book. 

While Quinn is going through all this, the men of Sanctum are on the search for her.  They will stop at nothing to get her back.  She is part of their family now, and they would lay their life down for hers. 

Rick and Quinn are perfect for each other, especially when all the secrets are out in the open.  I really like these characters.  All of them!  Well, all except Travis.  

 Ricochet Series Reading Order

Ricochet:  Locked & Loaded
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Ricochet:  Friendly Fire
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Ricochet: Extraction Point
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Author Information

After growing up in New England, I currently live just outside Atlanta, GA.

I love the Red Sox and hate the Yankees.

I love hot, sexy romance novels, but hate long, drawn out misunderstandings as a plot line.

I love book series, but hate cliffhangers.

I love alpha males, but hate when they borderline on abusive.

Mostly? I love love love chocolate.

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