Monday, March 30, 2015

Ricochet: Locked and Loaded by Heather C. Leigh

Publish Date:  March 30, 2015 by Shelbyville

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.

My Thoughts…

Sigh… I have fallen for Rick “Ricochet”.  A tough marine, a tough fighter, a man with manners, and a huge heart.   He hides his heart, I am not actually even sure he believes he deserves to love, yet when he met Quinn it was obvious that his heart was aching to get out.    Rick is a man, an alpha male, and amazing.    Yet, one look or word from Quinn and he falls apart.    He wants nothing more than to protect her.    He is patient with Quinn’s past and not pressuring her to tell him.  

Quinn, what a strong woman.   I am not sure that I could go through what she did with Travis, her husband, and be able to work at a fight club with big males.   She is timid, most of the time.  The time she showed that she wasn’t timid was my favorite scene of the book.  

With the way this story ended, I am hoping for more of their story very soon.   Heather C. Leigh needs to keep writing about these two characters.  I would also love to know more about the other fighters in this story.   This is a great novella that I certainly recommend. 

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Check out the next two parts of this series on April 1st and April 3rd.

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