The Stranger: An Alaskan Alpha Hero Romantic Suspense Novel

· A Wounded Warrior Novel Book 2 · Sold by Carina Press
6 reviews

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When a mysterious stranger is your only hope…The scars of the past have left their mark, both physical and emotional, on former military pilot Seth Erickson. Off-grid in the far reaches of the bitter Alaskan wilderness, he wants only to be left alone with his ghosts. But he can't ignore a woman in need—beautiful, stranded and nearly frozen with fear.Summer Silva never imagined that the search for her missing sister would leave her abandoned on a wintry back road, barely escaping with her life from a cold-blooded killer for hire. Now, hiding out in the isolated cabin of the secretive wounded warrior who saved her, Summer knows she must do what she fears most. Putting her trust in a stranger is all she has left.All defenses are downAfter a fiery first night together, Seth and Summer are bound by a need as powerful as a Bering Sea superstorm—and vulnerable to enemies just as fierce. For Seth, reawakened by desire, there is no sacrifice too great, no memory too dark, to keep Summer safe. But murder and treason lurk everywhere and Summer may not survive Alaska's ruthless winter.Book two of the Wounded Warrior seriesThis book is approximately 110,000 wordsOne-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you're looking for with an HEA/HFN. It's a promise!
6 reviews
Linda Strong
August 16, 2016
Seth Erickson is scarred inside and out. Following his tour of service in Afghanistan and losing some of his team, as well as being horribly burned has led him to live a life of solitary in the wilderness of Alaska. Solitary, that is, until he finds beautiful Summer Silva stranded and nearly frozen. Summer is on a search for her missing sister. She never in the world thought she'd end up in an isolated cabin, barely escaping being murdered by a cold-blooded killer. Summer has major trust issues, but in order to survive, she's going to have to trust this stranger. Although 2nd in a series, this works extremely well as a stand-alone. There are no references to anything that may have happened in Book 1. With Romantic Suspense, I usually find that the balance between romance and suspense is uneven. There is some mystery here, but mainly it's the relationship that starts with sex while sleep walking the first day Seth and Summer meet. From there, Seth becomes a sort of bully, telling Summer what she will and won't do. I honestly did not like his at first, even though I felt some compassion about what he had gone through as a military fighter pilot. That being said, I really liked Summer. She was willful, stubborn, and really didn't let Seth get away with a lot. The one thing he did that she could not / would not tolerate was when he lied to her. Overall, a good read. A little slow in a couple of places, but not enough to make me put the book down. My thanks to the author / Carina Press / NetGalley who provided a digital copy in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
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Maria Miller
April 10, 2020
LOVED IT! Read for two days straight. Loved the story idea, the characters and who they were. I was laughing out loud throughout. I loved the setting of Alaska. I'm partial to these rugged scenarios and those that belong there ;) What awesome writing! My first Anna del Mar, and certainly not my last.
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About the author

Anna del Mar writes hot romances that soothe the soul, challenge the mind, and satisfy the heart. Her stories are about strong heroines struggling to find their place in the world and the brave, sexy, kickass, military heroes who defy their limits to protect the women they love. A Georgetown University graduate who met most of her real-life heroes during her stint as a Navy wife, Anna lives in Florida with her indulgent husband and a pair of very opinionated cats.

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