Callie Reed doesn’t need a man to protect her. An expert sharpshooter and renegade hacker, this Texas-born spitfire’s got the skills and the courage to stand up to any danger―no matter how deadly. But when she becomes the target of a shadowy organization known as the Saints, Callie is forced to team up with the one man she can’t outshoot: the gorgeous, and infuriating, Lone Star legend named Wyatt Loughman…
A Delta Force Colonel with a rock-hard body and stone-cold heart, Wyatt has been teasing and tormenting Callie since they were playmates on his family’s ranch. Of course, he’s wildly attracted to the fiery, strong-willed Callie. But he’s always hidden his feelings behind a wall of Texas tough and military cool, even as he’s burning up with desire. Can Wyatt save Callie’s life―without putting her love in the line of fire?
The Legend, Sons of Texas series, is the third book featuring three brothers and the covert ops their father is heavily involved in. If honest, I think they are probably best read in order but there is information given as the story progresses so it's easy to understand just what has been happening and boy, has a lot happened!
Wyatt never got over the death of his mother and blames his father for not doing anything, yet when it's obvious his family is being targeted by a secretive organisation, reluctantly he has returned home. Home is where Callie has been all these years. Their brief romance had to end as Wyatt always knew he couldn't stay but that hasn't stopped him watching out for her no matter how far away he was. Now there's a threat at the door and it's time to make a stand but keeping Callie at a distance is getting harder by the minute. With so much in play and enemies getting closer, will any of them survive?
Wyatt prefers to keep his distance but the relationship he has with Callie surprised me. She's come from an awful background and yet she's one tough cookie. Fragile looking perhaps but definitely underestimated and I liked seeing this strong heroine stand up to the bad guys and earn the respect she's due. Yes, their romance whilst slow in coming felt justified.
Now the storyline around this couple is anything but ordinary! Russians, bio weapons, para military groups not to mention a family who really sucked! Yes, so much happening that I'm left wondering if Ms Grant will write more as the three brothers are all loved up, but there's still a lot up in the air.
I cannot fault the action although this family does seem to be perhaps a little bit like energiser bunnies who keep going no matter what! What I didn't like was the way Wyatt is written as this amazingly heroic living legend. Seeing him referred to quite early on as a lethal weapon just had me rolling my eyes but when his ahem 'prowess' was likened to something almost divine, well no that just didn't quite work for me. I think what works in paranormal romance with characters who are more than human doesn't necessarily work in a contemporary story. Wyatt is human, although admittedly fit and well trained, but at times the opinions expressed by Callie just felt completely over the top but then she is in love and that does make us all a little crazy sometimes.
I'd like to read more but as there are just three brothers I'm not sure if more books will be forthcoming but if you enjoy books from Maya Banks, Julie Ann Walker, or Elle Kennedy, then this series might just be up your street!
This voluntary opinion is of a copy I requested from NetGalley and my thoughts and feelings are honest and I believe fair.