Rescuing Wendy; Delta Force Heroes (Series)
by Susan Stoker (Author)
This review is from: April 30, 2018 By Kay Daniels (Kindle Edition-Goodreads)
Another win in the Delta Force Heroes series! Although this is every bit a Susan Stoker novel, Rescuing Wendy is different from the other books I’ve read so far, which is a good thing in keeping her audience entertained, yet still coming back for that same comfort feel. There are small follow ups on past Deltas, but if you haven’t read the other books you will be able to jump right into this one and pick up the plot with no problem. (Although, once you pick up one Stoker novel you will become addicted and want to catch up and everyone else.)
Wendy and Blade, or Aspen as Wendy prefers to call him by his given name, met when she cold called him asking if he would like to buy life insurance. Typically this is not the way you would meet the love of your life, but that is the genius of Stoker’s writing.
Wendy was working in a call center, a job she hated, but alas there she was making cold calls to people who hung up on her, were most times rude, made lewd comments, you name it she’s heard it, but on one night in particular she happened to call Blade and he did none of the above. He was kind and they found a connection. He asked if they could talk again. Needing a kind voice on nights when Wendy needed to hear it she broke company policy and would dial his number and ask if he wanted to buy whatever she happened to be selling that evening. A bond formed and months later they were still talking.
The last Delta among his buddies to be in a relationship, Blade sometimes felt alone. He could spend all day surrounded by his buddies but still feel lonely. That was until he began to talk to Wendy. He didn’t know why her voice soothed him or why talking about their days quenched the lonely thirst he’d been feeling, but he knew he had to have more. When he found out she lived not far from him he knew it was destiny and that he had to meet her in person. He wanted more from just their nightly chats. He wanted more from the one person who made him happy. He wanted Wendy.
Wendy hadn’t let anyone into her life for good reason. Raising her younger brother alone had taken top priority. Somehow, Blade made her forget and that’s dangerous. As much as she would love to have a life with the perfect man and forget about her past, somethings just aren’t possible. She has a reason to keep a part of herself locked away, which has nothing to do with Blade, but her secret creates distrust and without trust it’s hard to build a future.
Blade can tell Wendy is hiding something and she won’t open up enough to tell him what that is. He wants to spend the rest of his life with her, but she makes that near impossible when she isn’t honest with him. Can Blade rescue Wendy from herself before it’s too late?