Like Under Fire, Final Siege was fast-paced, super sexy, and had just enough intrigue and mystery to keep my eyes glued to the page until I was finished with the book, but not so much intrigue and mystery that I was ever confused as to what was going on. It takes a talented writer to pull off a balance like that, and Scarlett Cole hasn’t ever let me down.
Mac was a great hero, and everything an alpha (not an alphahole) should be: protective, brave, strong, capable, selfless, and totally ass-over-elbow in love with the heroine. He’d be a welcome addition to any book boyfriend list.
Delaney was a tough, smart, brave, capable heroine as well, but for me, she was a little harder to warm up to than Louisa in Under Fire was. I’ll admit there were a couple of times in the story that her “I’ll do it myself” spirit made me want to smack her. Not a throat-punch or anything really damaging, but a light, “Oh for God’s sake, let the man help you” kind of love tap. Just to snap her back to reality, you know?
But while I was mildly irked by her actions and words a time or two, I totally understood why she was reluctant to let Mac back into her life (her reasons were valid and rang absolutely true)—and that was probably the only thing that saved her from having me side-eye her too hard throughout the story. Without her very real motivations, I might have ended up using this review as an excuse to fix Mac up with a more suitable book girlfriend. Fortunately it never came to that. (Phew) In the end, Mac and Delaney were clearly a perfect couple.
Long-story-short: this is a lovely second-chance romance that fans of romantic suspense will LOVE. I can’t recommend this series (or any of the author’s work, really) highly enough.
And side note to the publisher: Don’t forget about me when the next book in the series, Deep Cover is out, OK? I can’t WAIT for Cabe’s story!
Disclaimer: We received an ARC from the publisher at no charge.
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
Crushes it! No rehab needed. This one is clean and sober.
Other reading suggestions
Get to the author’s backlist immediately! Read everything there.