Return to Retribution Bay

· Aussie Heroes: Retribution Bay Book 1 · Bantilly Publishing
35 reviews

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They’ve both had their fair share of tragedy. Now the only way to heal could be to catch a killer.

Sergeant Brandon Stokes hasn’t been able to face his family for over a decade. But when his parents are killed in an accident on their remote sheep station, the guilt-ridden soldier must face his demons and return home. He’s unprepared for the gutsy female drifter who seems determined to help him reunite with his estranged family.

Amy Hammond has been running since she was fifteen. Now she’s finally found the stability she’s craved with employers who treated her like a daughter. But with her bosses’ sudden death and the arrival of their handsome military hero son, her head and heart are thrown into chaos.

Distrusting Amy’s real agenda, Brandon is forced to team up with her when they uncover evidence that his parents’ demise was no accident. And though Amy knows she needs to win the hunky sergeant’s trust, the sinister turn of events makes her fear any chance of love could be cut fatally short.

Will the troubled couple expose a murderer in their midst before they become the next victims?

Return to Retribution Bay is the thrilling first book in the Aussie Heroes: Retribution Bay romantic suspense series. If you like military hunks, plucky women, and striking Australian settings, then you’ll adore Claire Boston’s page-turning adventure.

Buy Return to Retribution Bay to dig up trouble in the dusty red soil today!

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35 reviews
Shannon Williams
May 7, 2021
Really Great Start to this New Series Claire Boston starts her new Aussie Heroes: Retribution Bay series with a bang with “Return to Retribution Bay.” Having never read any of her previous work (such as the popular Blackbridge series), I was excited to read a new-to-me author, and I was definitely not disappointed. In Book 1, we are treated to a story that expertly weaves together drama, intrigue, suspense, and some pretty intense and steamy chemistry between the hero and heroine. And the bonus is the cast of relatable, beautifully flawed, and loveable characters that Boston has created for the series – most of whom are related to the hero. Sergeant Brandon Stokes, a gorgeous, protective army officer has a whole lot weighing on his heart when he returns home to his family’s sheep ranch after more than a decade when tragedy strikes. Beautiful, feisty Amy Hammond is the guest liaison at the ranch who is fiercely loyal to the Stokes clan, but isn’t so sure about the quiet, brooding soldier now sleeping in the room next to hers – especially when they discover an “it’s a small world” connection that doesn’t necessarily make her feel better about her growing attraction for him. Their budding relationship is tested by targeted attacks against the ranch and family and the subsequent investigation into the dangerous events, but they can’t deny the connection they have between them. And when they act on it…whoa! Boston sure can write a sexy scene. Even the one detailing their first kiss is hot! Brandon’s siblings, as well as long-time family friend, Matt, and Brandon’s army buddy, Sam, only add to the amazingly emotional and suspenseful story, and I shed more than a tear or two as I watched the whole story unfold. CANNOT wait for the second book in the series, and now that I’ve gotten a taste of Boston’s talent, I’m rushing out for her earlier work as well!
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Patricia Darrenkamp
May 7, 2021
This is the first book in the Aussie Heroes: Retribution Bay series. I loved this book. It's a nice mix of romance and suspense. There is the main part of the story which is the romance between Brandon and Amy and Brandon's return to the station than there is the longer story arc about the company that is trying to buy the station. Amy and Brandon both have issues in their pasts they are dealing with. Amy's not sure about Brendan at first, he's a military man and her experience with those type of men is anything but positive. Brendan feels like a stranger in his family home and isn't sure that his siblings need him, he's been gone years without contact. The book has a nice ending but the mystery of who is behind all the trouble will continue through the series. It's a small cliffhanger but not bad. I hate cliffhangers and this book’s ending didn't bother me at all. It's very well written and I'm very much looking forward to the next book in the series. I received a free copy of this b
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April 25, 2021
You take the good or bad wherever you go..... by and1515 Everyone has problems and have even made mistakes there not proud to own up to and his had him running for the hills. Regrets after all these's years still ate at him but now that he was there things had a very weird vibe to them however he couldn't understand why. She'd been on the move for to long wondering here, there and everywhere but once she was offered what felt like a helping hand she was left stunned by an unfortunate events. Still there were both on edge and extremely unsure of each other however there was a spark between them. Yet there was no denying they were in a race against time before something else happens. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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