The Stranger (Wounded Warrior #2) by Anna del Mar
August 22, 2016
Title : The Stranger
Author : Anna del Mar
Series : Wounded Warrior #2
Release date : 22 Aug 2016
Rating : 4 Stars
Blurb : 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 down
After 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.
Review : Even though “The Stranger” is the second book in the “wounded warrior” series by Anna del Mar it still feels a lot different than “The Asset” which was the first book in that series.
While in “The Asset” the focus was totally on the developing relationship between the leading characters, I felt that in “The Stranger” the focus was on the plot. This book feels more like a suspense novel at times than as a romance.
Which is not a bad thing – so please do not misunderstand this, but after reading the first book I expected something different here.
I also had a problem with the relationship between the characters, there was definitively “something” between them, but I could not feel the “sparks”. I think it was because (as I said) the focus felt different and the reader was much more into discovering the reasons for things that happened than paying attention to the leads.
From the focus of suspense, this book offers the reader much more than one would expect by its blurb. Also I suppose that if you neglect the comparison between “the Asset” and “the Stranger”, the Banter going on between Seth and Summer will keep the readers entertained for sure.
I liked the setting of the book very much and you notice that the author put a lot of thought into the writing of the surrounding and the backstory. She wrote everything with a lot of details that help the reader to “live” inside the plot – which is an admirable trait in a book.
Me personally I would still hope that with the next book in the series the focus goes back to the “wounded warrior” and not so much to the suspense. But hey, that is the reason all tastes are different so
… just go ahead and enjoy this book.