Raid by Kristen Ashley
Series: Unfinished Hero #3
Also in this series: Knight, Creed, Deacon
Published by Self-published on February 25, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Hanna Boudreaux has lived in the small town of Willow all her life. She’s sweet, cute and quiet.
Hanna has a moment of epiphany when she realizes her crush for forever, Raiden Ulysses Miller, is not ever going to be hers. She sees her life as narrow and decides to do something about it.
Raiden Miller is the town’s local hero. A former Marine with the medal to prove his hero status, he comes home, shrouded in mystery. It takes a while, but eventually Hanna catches his eye.
After all these years of Raid and Hanna living in the same town, the question is why? Is Raid interested in Hanna because she’s sweet and cute? Or does Raid have something else going on?
There is so much to love about Kristen Ashley’s Raid, I don’t even know where to start. I’m an Army brat. For me, a sexy, mysterious, former military hero will flip my switch every time and Raid did not disappoint. With all the hotness that Raid brings, all the cuteness that Hanna brings, and all the awesome and crazy that the supporting characters bring, you have the best Unfinished Hero book so far.
Hannah Boudreaux is shy, cute, and all kinds of quirky. She takes care of her Great Grandmother, the beloved 98 year old town of Willow’s matriarch which makes Hanna the town sweetheart. Hannah has been in love with Raiden Ulysses Miller since she was six. Her dream dies the day she sees him swapping spit with a tiny, big boobed, skinny skank. So she decided to quit living the half-life she had and to make some changes.
Raid started taking care of his Mom and sister at age 14 when his Dad left. He joined the marines after high school, and everyone thought he would make a career out of it but he left when he lost almost his entire squad. He came home a hero with a medal, but he also came home broken. He found a career that fit him but was just a tad shady. One of his clients is none other than Knight, and one of his investigations led him right to Willow and some of Hanna’s new friends. The first time Raid takes in all that is Hanna, complete with her goofy quirkiness, he is blown away and in a good way.
Now, this is a great book, but Raid’s “My Reward” speech, about why our military men do what they do makes this book worth reading on its own. I’ll just give you a taste of the goodness of the speech but I promise I’m not giving away the best part. You need to discover that for yourself.
“It’s for pretty girls with tanned legs that go up to her goddamned throat who ride asinine bikes and who’ll drop to their hands and knees, crawl to you and take your cock, moaning against it, making you so fuckin’ crazy you think your dick’s gonna explode in her mouth.”
Did I forget to mention Raid was also a class A dirty talker. Yeah. There are all sorts of great things to love about Raid. Oh, and the sexy scenes are out of this world. Those two ignite in bed, and against the wall, and on the table…. you get the picture. Another good thing about Raid is that after he does his KA signature alpha-asshole dick move when he comes to his senses he apologizes.
Raid and Hanna aren’t the only great things about this book. KA can write some awesome supporting characters and this book has several of them to love. Hanna’s Great Grandmother has to be my favorite book Grandmother of all time. She is 98 years old and is one fantastic example of southern grace and southern grit rolled into one. She is also where Hanna get all her quirkiness from.
Even old women need a thrill.” She settled back and closed her eyes. “That right there’s gonna be mine.”
Hanna’s best friend, KC, also provides lots of entertainment. KC is married to an alpha of her very own and provides a great sounding board for Hanna and she is hilarious.
So breaking it down, this book has a kickass, sexy alpha hero, a quirky and fun heroine, great supporting characters and a little mystery thrown in.
Rating: 5 Dirty Talking Alpha Hero Stars
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