by Ronie Kendig
I know this is shocking, but I’ve never read a book by Ronie Kendig. I know, I know … that’s crazy. I have a couple of her books on my bookshelves that I’ve been meaning to read, but I’ve just never had the opportunity to get to them. When I saw that Stone was releasing, I pre-ordered it and told myself I was going to read this book no matter what. So, that’s what I’m doing. I’m about 10% into it and WHOA! This book is a wild ride. I can tell this is not going to be the last Kendig book I read.
About the Book
She cost him everything. Now, he’s forced to protect her.
Stone Metcalfe embodies the Metcalfe legacy—blue eyes, an unfair amount of good looks, and hardcore patriot-laced character. But a foolish lapse in judgment dismantles his name and career. Humiliated and furious, he retreats to his mountain lodge to hide from media hounds and eke out a new life. However, one phone call from an old Army buddy upends Stone’s best-laid plans.
Supermodel Brighton Buchanan had designers and men eating out of her hand until a terrible mistake trapped her in the soul-eating world of human trafficking. Years later, she is used by her captors to take down the best man she’s ever known. The man she loves. Hope lost, she’s unexpectedly freed—and thrown back into Stone’s life. Being forgiven is out of the question considering how much he hates her.
Believing danger and her are one wrong move away, Brighton will do anything to keep him from being ruined again—even if it means going back to that life. As everything is falling apart and threats mount against Brighton, Stone realizes forgiveness is the easy part. Protecting her—and his heart—is another story.