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In The Unsung Hero, award-winning author Suzanne Brockmann dazzled readers with her remarkable cast of tough and tender U.S. Navy SEALs. Now her daring men in uniform return for THE DEFIANT HERO—a thrilling novel of steadfast courage, intimate passions, and the profound risks that are taken in the name of love. . . ."The United States refuses to negotiate with terrorists."In The Unsung Hero, award-winning author Suzanne Brockmann dazzled readers with her remarkable cast of tough and tender U.S. Navy SEALs. Now her daring men in uniform return for THE DEFIANT HERO—a thrilling novel of steadfast courage, intimate passions, and the profound risks that are taken in the name of love. . . ."The United States refuses to negotiate with terrorists." Meg Moore remembered the warning from her job as a translator in a European embassy. Those same words will spell out a death sentence for her daughter and grandmother who have been kidnapped by a lethal group called the Extremists. Meg will do anything to meet their unspeakable demands; anything—even kill—to save her child.When Navy SEAL Lieutenant, junior grade, John Nilsson is summoned to Washington, D.C., by the FBI to help negotiate a hostage situation, the last person he expects to see holding a foreign ambassador at gunpoint is Meg. He hasn't seen her in years, but he's never forgotten how it feels to hold her in his arms. John could lose his career if he helps her escape. She will lose her life if he doesn't. . . . From the Paperback edition....

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the defiant hero Reviews

  • Choko
    2019-04-09 17:35

    *** 3.65 ***A Buddy read with my friend Jo @ The Abtastic Ab Loving Geishas, despite not having hot man-abs on the cover... Well, another Navy Seal Alpha Dude story of falling in love and doing whatever possible to get the girl of his dreams to accept his love... This time it was John Nilsson and the widowed mother of a 10 year old girl, Meg. The first time they have met was at a foreign country where she helped him pull a stunt which could have endangered people's lives. In that instance, she had noticed how likable and trustworthy he is, and if she had not been married, albeit to a cheating bastard, she might have considered some flirting with the somewhat younger and quite charming American soldier. This time around he is called up from a training exercise and shockingly, is told that his old friend Meg has taken the Kazbekistany ambassador at gunpoint as a hostage and he is the only person she is willing to negotiate with. The whole SEAL team 16, aka The Troubleshooters, travels with him and kind of like the Musketeers, they are all for one and one for all. "...“What the hell was she doing on the nonhostage side of a handgun?” ..."Meg is in trouble and has made it even worse, but she is ready to do whatever she has to in order to keep her doughtier and grandma, who have been kidnapped by terrorists, alive. She is pushed to the edge and the only person she could think trusting enough to keep her girl safe is John. She has never even imagined herself holding hostages, and despair is her constant companion. Meanwhile, Grandma Eve is keeping her great-granddaughter occupied with the story of her first love during WWII in England, distracting the little girl from the terror she is experiencing while being held by the Kazbekistany terrorists. But the girl is not the only one captivated by the story of love and war. Their big burly jailer is also riveted and this gives some hope to the old lady, that he might show at least a little bit of kindness... The story of Eve and Ralph includes the battle of Dunkirk and I loved every second of that tale. They were my favorite of the all together three love arcs that were addressed in this book. I loved the way Eve was introduced to us:"..."A faceful of wrinkles, sagging breasts, thin gray hair, loose skin, brittle bones, failing memory—wah-hoo! Let’s have a party! She hadn’t minded so much while her husband was alive. He’d always managed to make her feel twenty years old and impossibly beautiful. But he’d been gone for two years now, and for two years, all she’d felt was old."..."The main couple, Meg and John, drove me insane at times. Through the whole book Meg was acting like a maniac, which is somewhat understandable, since the lives of her and her loved ones were in immediate danger. However, she trusted John enough to call on him, but not enough to let him do what he does best and actually help her. Her fatalistic view of the situation and her inability to see the big picture was hurtful to both of them and could have ended in many tragic ways... Thank goodness John was a professional and cared enough about her to still give her choices, where I might have just hit her over the head with a brick and done what needed to be done, her opinion and feelings be damned! "..."“Fuck sorry!” he shouted. He was actually shouting at her. He was livid. “Sorry doesn’t cut it when the bullshit you’ve been shoveling is way up past your head. You were just using us. You were using me. You know, Meg, when it comes to getting fucked by you, I would have preferred finishing what we started three years ago.”"..."The third couple consisted of now FBI agent Alyssa Locke and another member of the SEAL team 16, Sam/Houston/Roger, who have a love-hate vibe, which results in some sizzling sexual tension. Pity neither one of them knows what to do with it and they end up acting like fourth-graders pummeling each-other with insults and ending up hurting each-other's feelings. They are a team I could really get behind though. We will see where the author leads us with them. Overall, this was a very engaging read with plenty of drama and love, but there were little things that bugged me, mostly phrases some of the characters threw around, which made them seem petty and shallow, as well as made wide assumptions of others, which bordered on bigotry... The fact that it was true on all sides, did not made it more pleasant, but I guess we are supposed to accept that as part of the soldier's life... I will continue with the series, but I hope it gets better than this book... Now I wish you all Happy Reading and my you always find what you need in the pages of a good book!!!

  • Jo
    2019-04-12 17:20

    Buddy read with the amazing Choko As with the previous book, The Defiant Hero seems to follow the same recipe featuring the romance of the main couple, but also a romance set in a past war. “I’ve let you get away too many times before,” he said quietly. She could barely hear him over the rain. “I’m not letting you go this time. Not willingly. Not when you need me—and dammit, you do need me.” I’m not a big fan of second-chance romances but for the most part I liked the romance between Meg Moore and Navy SEAL John Nilsson. Years ago the chemistry between them was hard to deny but Meg was married and even if her husband was a cheating bastard in the end she chose to stay with him because of her daughter and she hasn’t seen John since. But when her daughter and grandmother are kidnapped by a terrorist group named the Extremists the only person she can asks for help is John. Obviously the feelings they had back then is still there and it’s definitely just as strong. I really liked how protective John was over Meg and how hard he fought to help her, risking his life and his career numerous times to help her. Meg on the other hand annoyed me at times. Although I admired her determination to save her daughter and grandmother at all costs, the risks she took with the safety of others made me think of her as reckless and stupid.(view spoiler)[ Ralph did much better. “I never stopped loving you,” he said. “I want you to know that. Not a single day has passed since you came to see me in France that I haven’t thoroughly, completely, regretted the fact that I didn’t tell you I loved you, too. I’ve kicked myself one thousand nine hundred and seven days for that.”(hide spoiler)]As for the romance set in the Second World War, I really loved the romance between Meg’s grandmother and her Ralph and I’m SO very happy that they had a HEA. The previous book with its very devastating war romance had me in tears for days so I’m very grateful that I didn’t have to experience those emotions again with this instalment.There were two secondary characters from the first book that also played a major role in this book and that is Lt. Sam Starrett and now FBI agent Alyssa Locke. These two clashed wills so many times in the previous book and it was even worse in this one. It was plain as day that they had feelings for each other but instead of admitting it they tried their best to antagonise each other. The sexual tension between them drove me CRAZY. I really want them to end up together but I think it’s going to be a very bumpy ride until they get there with tons of drama :-(. As a read who doesn’t appreciate OTT drama or angst I really can’t say whether I would enjoy that journey. I must say I really loved the sweet romance of the grandmother and I didn't hate the main characters like I did in the first book. But I have to say the suspense never captivated me and I felt myself skimming many pages just too move the story along. It also lacked that depth of emotion I experienced in the first book which is why I rated this one lower than the first one.

  • Gina
    2019-03-27 14:45

    I really enjoyed this book by Suzanne Brockmann about the Navy Seal Team 16 and their romances. I gave it 3 stars because it felt like that Brockmann's main plot was weak. I didn't like Meg at all and the relationship with John and dialog felt weak and forced, almost not interesting. In fact, MEG IS TOO STUPID TO LIVE. Sorry, had to get that off my chest. I hate it when female characters are stupid. "Oh gee, I have a big strong Navy Seal to help me but I'm sure I know better how to handle a terrorist than he does, so I'll go ahead and do this my way."The subplots were way more interesting - Alyssa and Sam were funny and I'm glad it wasn't wrapped up in this book. They will be a good subplot for a while yet. The grandmother's story about her WWII romance was awesome and well done. That alone was worth the book. But I didn't like how the focus would switch while the grandmother was telling the tale to the narrator and back. It didn't feel natural, more like Brockmann lost the focus. I listened to this book and the reader was not a good one. Her voice was good and she did the female voices pretty well but didn't handle the male voices well or keep them separate and straight.This was one of Brockmann's early books in the series and definitely intriguing enough to read the other stories.

  • Jane Stewart
    2019-03-28 11:20

    I disliked the characters, and I disliked the author's writing style.The author has five different stories happening, 3 current day and 2 flashbacks. She frequently is telling one story, then stops at a cliff-hanger point, then goes on to another two stories before coming back to the first story. Notwithstanding the cliff-hangers, she is jumping around within these five stories for the entire book. It was irritating, annoying and offensive. It felt worse than tv commercial interruptions. Other authors can create suspense without resorting to this method. Aside from this problem, I did not like the choices and actions of the three main female characters. I disliked Eve's lying in her flashback story. I disliked the way Alyssa treated Sam and therefore I disliked her. I hated Meg's actions. She kept doing stupid things that put her own life and John's life in danger. I also didn't like the way she pressured him to tell about his abused youth. Nothing was fun about this book. I wanted it to be over. The story is primarily about Arab terrorists kidnapping two females and related Navy SEALS action.DATA:Sexual language: moderate. Number of sex scenes: four. Copyright: 2001. Genre: romantic suspense.

  • Wendy F
    2019-04-10 10:23

    This book took me 10 days to read, that's terrible. The first half of this book was slow. Honestly, I really really did not like Meg. Talk about TSTL, at least for me. If she'd just trusted John from the immediate things would have been a lot more interesting, in my opinion. The constant driving from place to place and all the arguing about trust, it was overkill. It felt like 75% of the book was the same conversation between Meg and John over and over again. However, the last quarter of the book was really good. I even sniffed a bit at the end. The last 25% is what pushed this book up to a three star book. That and Eve and Ralph, actually. Again, there were three stories, Eve and Ralph, Meg and John, and Alyssa and Sam. Eve and Ralph were told in flashbacks, Alyssa and Sam were the side story, Meg and John were the entree. Of the three, in the end, I think I liked Ralph and Eve's story the most. It was so touching and heroic. (I'd say Alyssa and Sam, but their story isn't complete yet.)Overall, not quite as good as the first book, but still decent. Supposedly the next book really shoots it out of the park, so I'm excited for that!

  • Robin
    2019-04-06 14:43

    Meg Moore is approached by a man in a parking garage. He tells her that her ten year old daughter Amy and her elderly Grandmother Eve are being held hostage until Meg complies with their demands. Meg must enter the Kazbekistan Embassy and kill Osman Razeen, a known terrorist. With no other option, Meg enters the Embassy, taking the Ambassador, Razeen, and a third man hostage. When the hostage negotiator contacts her, Meg insists that she will speak with no one except Navy SEAL John Nilsson. Meg and John have a past. She knows if anyone can help her get her daughter out of the hands of extremists, John is the man for the job.The second book in Brockmann's Troubleshooter series is even better than the first. I had a hard time putting this book down. Not only do we have Meg and John's story, we had a riveting suspense story, a flashback to a WWII romance, and some positively scorching scenes between Sam and Alyssa. I'm loving this series and wish I could just jump into the next book right now. My rating: 5 Stars.

  • Carolyn
    2019-04-10 12:32

    This was another excellent book in this series. Three different stories being told at the same time which all weave into the main thread of the book. Never was I confused or lost. It was so very clever. And, as with the first book, the WWII history and story line within that weave was wonderful. And, again, all the characters in all the stories were so well written and developed. This author has an amazing talent and I am so thrilled to have discovered her, albeit a bit late to the party. Just a fabulous book. Onto the next one!

  • ¸. • * ° *❧Gwendolyn❧°**★•°**★
    2019-04-05 14:34

    4 Defiant Hero & Herione STARS~This is how I pictured Eve. She was fantastic to read. The book as a whole is filled with romance and suspense. And a good solid story with well done plotting and pacing. The steam factor IMO was kind of PG-13 with extra sizzle factor added. A Romance(s)Eve/Ralph cute couple. I liked them. Sam/Alyssa (one of my favorite couples in this series thus far). I loved them.Meg /Nils I liked them. The Action was solid.The suspense was awesome. The descriptive writing was perfection I felt at ease jumping inside this books war-zone. The Characters were developed with precise efficiency. Everybody had their own voice.

  • Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
    2019-04-06 10:24

    Book two in the long running and popular Troubleshooters series, Suzanne Brockmann again incorporates three plotlines to weave her story. Surprisingly it wasn't the main plotline regarding kidnapping, terrorists and second chance love or the WWII nostalgic story which really kept my interest - it was the explosive enemies to lovers third thread between Roger "Sam" Starrett and FBI sharpshooter Alycia Locke that earned this book an extra half a star. And promises to be ongoing over the next couple of instalments. Woo Hoo. ★★★★☆

  • Arantzazu
    2019-03-22 14:46

    A primera vista me pareció un libro que me iba a entretener bastante de por qué me ha costado muchissssimo terminarlo. Así que las 2 estrellas puede que no sean nada justas porque, realmente, no encuentro razón para que no me haya gustado. La historia no está mal escrita, es típica dentro de su género pero con personajes escritos con cierta dignidad, dotados de historia y carácter ......pero......una pena.Leeré el siguiente antes de darle carpetazo a la autora

  • Rossy
    2019-04-18 11:37

    This was a really good book, but i have to agree with others that Meg got on my nerves a time or two. Not enough to ruin the book for me, but there were a few times i want it to plain smack her. It seem to me that her decisions were all very stupid, she truly topped the cake when it came to stubborn heroine for sake of being contrary.

  • Pikolina
    2019-04-09 15:46

    Me ha gustado un montón.Es una historia con muchas temáticas, romance, suspense, acción, y además, 2 historias de amor paralelas. 1 de ellas queda resuelta, la otra supongo que tendrá su libro protagonista o acabará como paralela en otro libro de la serie.Recomendable.

  • Wendy
    2019-04-05 18:40

    Loved it just as much the 2nd time!!!

  • Ezinwanyi
    2019-04-06 15:26

    I am surprised as this one was a definite upgrade from book 1. Much better story.

  • CD {Boulder Blvd}
    2019-03-21 16:45

    I was really looking forward to this novel as I loved the first book, Unsung Hero, in this series. Unfortunately, this book has failed to capture me in the same way.There are numerous character story lines fighting for attention and the transitions are very choppy. It seemed like we, the readers, are a pin ball in a pin ball machine as we are careening from character to character as well as jumping from past to present in many of the characters' lives. It is just too much. In the first book, it seemed like these transitions were handled with so much more finesse.First you have Meg and John and their weird friendship/love/I don't know you relationship. I don't like Meg, the heroine of this novel. She is extremely obtuse and therefore we have what feels like is an on-going TSTL thread going throughout most of her scenes. We see their past in two different time sequences plus we have their current chase to save Meg's daughter and grandmother. John is a good character except he's written with Meg and since I'm so not enamored with Meg, his scenes are ruined as well. So for this couple it's like we have 3 story lines, none of them good. In fact I was cringing through so many of their scenes and just trying to push through until I got to someone else's part or I finished the book. Everything in present time with Meg and John from pg 100 to pg 318 was painful for me - with Meg fighting everything to prove she's a brain dead emotional mess and John leaving all his SEAL training behind and enabling the mess.Then you have Eve and Amy, the kidnapped daughter and grandmother. We see them in their current story line as the kidnapped victims in which Eve is a solid character but we also are given the story line of Eve's first love when she was 15 back in the WWII time frame. Although this is a decent story line, the entire time I'm wondering what the tie in is. In the first book there was an obvious and excellent tie-in with the historic war character development but in this one I was clueless up until the end. So for most of the book it just seemed like a distraction that wasn't needed for the current storyline. Don't get me wrong, Ralph and Eve was a really sweet story and I liked it, but even though in the end, you can see how it was all supposed to tie together, it just made the book busy.The you have Sam with a million names and Alyssa. And although I really like these two and their antagonist relationship and want to see more of them, the major problem is that we have them battling it out in lieu of actually seeing the FBI/Seal team work on the kidnapping. This really weakens the investigative element of the plot and leaves other characters who would have been the supporting cast drastically undeveloped.So although I love Ms Brockmann's writing and this story had so much potential it felt more like a train wreck. I'm not giving up on this series as I really loved the first book and absolutely raved about it, but I am taking a break and looking for a book with fewer subplots hopping all over the place.

  • Becky
    2019-03-22 18:44

    I have to agree with other reviews I've glanced at--for most of the novel, the main female protagonist is just too stupid to be believed. Let's see--your daughter is taken hostage by a terrorist extremist group and they want you to use your connections as a linguist to hold another terrorist hostage at his embassy and then deliver him to them in exchange for your daughter's life. Okay. Now, would you have a better chance of getting your daughter out of that situation alone, or with a team of Navy SEALS and FBI behind you? Hmmmmm...wait, I need to think about this...professionals who I already know are good at their job and trustworthy, or just me. Wait...still thinking. No, I'm pretty sure I can do it on my own. Well, I'll use them a little bit, but will essentially be lying to them about almost everything and then STILL do the bulk of it all by myself. Yes, that sounds like a plan.Um, NO. Does anyone else think this is a bad idea? I pretty much felt like about three-forths of the book was rediculously pointless, due to her extreme stupidity.This one definitely wasn't of the same caliber of the first in the Troubleshooters series, The Unsung Hero. For this one, I definitely was looking forward to hearing the stories of the secondary characters--Eve and Ralph from World War II era and Sam and Alyssa from present day--more than those of the main characters, Meg and John. Actually, come to think of it, Alyssa was really annoying me as well, with her larger-than-the-average-boulder-sized chips on her shoulder regarding her gender and race. I'm not saying there isn't some truth to what she experienced, but she took it way to far. For someone who wants to be judged on her own merits, she sure is awfully judgemental about Sam/Roger/Houston (at this point, I don't even remember what his real name is. Hopefully I'll have it figured out by his book, which I think is number six). She definitely has a lot of growing to do before she gets my vote as a sympathetic character; at this point I'm thinking Sam can definitely do better. Which leaves me with Eve and Ralph. I loved their story! Definitely a highlight of the book, especially since it wasn't obvious from the start what was going to happen there. It almost made up for the rest of the book. Almost. I'm definitely looking forward to reading more of this series, but this one will never be counted among one of my favorites.

  • LaFleurBleue
    2019-03-23 11:42

    Like the previous book, several stories at different period in time mingled in this book. The lead one involved Meg, whose daughter and grand-mother were taken hostage, and who was manipulated by terrorists to do their bidding. She got John to help her.A second one with the hostages being hostages, trying to survive and escape. While trying to survive, the grandmother remembered and told back to the little girl how she first fell in love with Ralph during WW2 in England. A third one with another member of Team 16, Sam with Alyssa, the FBI sharpshooter, who he was wildly attracted to though it seemed she positively hated his guts.I really liked the secondary stories. There was not much in the hostage situation, but I liked that it wasn't overdeveloped. I really liked the story Eve told Amy and the guard incidentally, even though there was plenty that she should not be proud of considering the amount of lies that she hide herself behind at the time. I really liked the way the relationship between Sam and Alyssa developed until it blew away, leaving both of them hurt and hurting the other.However I disliked everything regarding the lead story. I never could understand what John saw in Meg, in the past or worse now to fall in love with her. She was definitely stupid, stupid, stupid, trying to do exactly what the terrorists had asked her to do without trying once to gain any leverage thanks to John or his team's help. It took her until it was almost too late to realize she was in over her head and finally accept help. Regarding her private life, she never was better accepting her philandering husband's regular affairs and still willing to try to give him another chance so that her daughter might be happy. As if living in an unhappy and frustrated family without respect between the parents was better than them being divorced. And what it took for her to accept to get married to John was the last straw (view spoiler)[ being perhaps pregnant from him, so having the choice once again taken away from her by "circumstances"(hide spoiler)]. Absolutely awful character who did not deserve any happy ending and probably would not get it anyway.

  • Lindsay
    2019-04-16 17:25

    I've read this book multiple times. It predates my kindle and my paperback is well loved. It's been so long since I'd read this, that while I remembered the story, I had forgotten some of the details. One of the things I love about Meg is that she is willing to do anything for her daughter. That's the driving force behind all of her actions throughout the book. Similarly, John feels the same way about Meg and he's willing to do anything to help her and save her daughter. I really do love them together and they are what keep me coming back to their book. ★★★★★ for their story alone. For anyone one that doesn't know, this book has three storylines running through it. The main one is Meg and John. Followed by a related story of Meg's daughter Amy and Meg's grandmother Eve. Eve tells Amy the story of how she met her husband to distract Amy from the situation they find themselves in. Both of those are quite enjoyable. The one that's always bothered me is Sam and Alyssa. I love Sam. He's funny and snarky and sarcastic and honestly, a jerk at times. He's always inserting his foot into his mouth, but I don't enjoy Alyssa's reactions to him and honestly can't figure out what he sees in her. And since they eventually get their own book, I wish there wasn't quite so much of them in this one (as well as other books in the series). I do realize that the author is setting up their story, but I've never been a huge Alyssa and Sam fan so a little goes a long way for me and unfortunately, there's more than a little bit of them in this book. Their primary book is worth reading, it's a good story. But this isn't their book and they should have taken a backseat and let Meg and John shine.

  • Arch
    2019-04-04 18:24

    I'm giving this book 5 stars, because of the secondary characters: Sam and Alyssa. These two have captured my attention. I loved the tension between these two. Sam had the hots for Alyssa for very long time. She plagued this sexy Texan mind for years and he had to have her. Of course, his method of getting the girl was to go the school boy's route. He would nag at her. Do things to get her upset. Call her names that he knew she didn't like. That was his way of saying, I like you woman! See me - your lion, roar! Okay, Sam wasn't Alyssa's lion just yet, but he was showing how beauty - sexy he was. Alyssa wasn't innocent, she wanted the sexy Texan lion to see that she was indeed a lioness. One that had eyes for the roaring lion. I love the way that Sam teased Alyssa. Oh, the park scene was cute. Sam was never shy about what he wanted from Alyssa. One thing he wanted was to sleep with her, but another thing he wanted from her was a relationship. He wanted to be able to sit down with her and talk. Which, those two would always fight. Say something to make the other mad. Sam was rude to Alyssa and she was to him as well. These two came together in this book and set the pages on fire. Sam is a chocoholic. Alyssa knew that he ate Peanut M&M's, but she found out just how much of a chocolate lover he was that night via chocolate syrup. Thanks to her, Sam's love for chocolate raised 10 times higher. What more can I say about these two? They belong together.

  • Nikki
    2019-04-16 15:30

    This is my first book by Suzanne Brockmann so I wasn't sure what to expect. A friend recommended it as she's read it many times and loved it, so I gave it a shot. I enjoyed many aspects of this book. I also didn't like a few. The main couple, Meg and John, were great. Their story was interesting and intriguing. I really liked seeing them go through all the suspense of trying to find Meg's daughter and grandmother while also coming to terms with their personal relationship and finally exploring their feelings for one another. It was sweet and intense. I was not a fan of the side story of Sam and Alyssa. I liked the parts from their pov when it pertained to Meg and John and what they were going through; I wasn't fond of the personal relationship building between Sam and Alyssa. The many pov changes grew confusing and distracting. I was told they will have their own book in this series, so I wasn't sure why I was reading about them so much when I could have had more with Meg and John. Eve (Meg's grandmother) also had a pov, and while I enjoyed her telling her great-granddaughter, Amy, her love story from after WWII to help keep her distracted from their kidnapped situation, I also found it a little distracting from the main plot. All in all I'd say this was a good book and I'll likely read more from this series. I just hope Sam and Alyssa don't get as much page time...

  • Raquel
    2019-04-10 12:37

    Al igual que en el libro anterior, nos encontramos con historias entrecruzadas de los diferentes protagonistas (la pareja principal, secundarios y otra sobre la IIGM).La historia central de Nils y Meg, está bastante bien llevada con suspense y acción. El principal problema de ésta es Meg, me ha parecido insoportable, pichote y no entiendo porqué Nils siguió con ella Me ha puesto tan nerviosa que he tenido que dajarla descansar en un par de ocasiones.Después están los secundarios de lujo Sam y Alyssa, ya aparecen de refilón, en la anterior pero ahora desarrollan más su relación y tiene una pinta excelente (parece que su historia no culmina hasta el libro 6, así que nos espera un largo tira y afloja).La historia que se sitúa en la II Guerra Mundial es muy tierna y bonita, me ha hecho soltar alguna lagrimilla en su final.A pesar de mi problema con la protagonista, se puede decir que en este libro la serie comienza a despegar, por eso las 4 estrellas, quizás si fuera algo más estricta se hubiera quedado en 3.

  • Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
    2019-03-29 11:44

    I'm a fan of multiple storylines, and there are 3 great stories happening within this book. The main plotline involves Meg & Nils with a good mix of intrigue, suspense, chemistry, and frustration - as they race against time to save Meg's daughter. We get an introduction into Sam & Alyssa's story with a whole lot of attraction hidden beneath layers of denial - very hot & steamy - can't wait for more. And we get the past love story of Eve & Ralph as Eve tells the story to her granddaughter while they are held hostage by terrorists. The pages of this book are filled with suspense, danger, tension, mistrust, miscues, but also filled with love, hope, hot sex, & hotter men! A Defiant Hero is a Must Read!

  • Jamie
    2019-04-09 11:27

    Once again, I can't believe how much I like this series. I think I could read a few consecutively, but then have to take a break. Like a Susan Elizabeth Phillips book series. I love Suzanne Brockmann's writing style. I love that there is always an older generation that has a war story to tell of their own. This book was a tad unbelievable in that the woman kidnapped an ambassador so easily, but again, it was written in the early 2000, so I guess technology would be less.Overall, I liked the book, and can't wait to read the next in the series.

  • Shae
    2019-04-08 15:36

    Really good, but holy cripe did it seem like it went on forever. I was more interested in the Eve/Ralph story and the Alyssa/Sam story than Meg and Nils. Meg was another one of those characters that you just want to shake some sense into. Just trust the experts lady!

  • Felicity
    2019-03-28 14:29

    I'm going to start this off by saying I think it depends on what sort of read you're looking for. This book had the action with the mission of rescuing a little girl and grandmother from terrorists, then it had a subplot that included fiesty, snippy, teasing, "I-want-you-but-won't-admit-it" love story, then on top of that subplot it also had a sickly sweet war romance from way back in the day. So it's got all things going for it. Not all of it awesome, but overall it was a neat package.Most of the females grated on my nerves. I thought all of these were supposed to be tough, strong females. They come off that way majority of the time, but constantly break down in tears like they can't handle it.Meg - although her daughter and grandmother have been kidnapped by terrorists and she's under a great deal of duress - annoyed me a lot. First off, she's got an incredibly handsome, sweet, kind, navy seal lieutenant ready to help her get her family back safely, and yet she's insistant about doing things her way. All the time. And generally her way seemed far more dangerous and complicated. Second of all, she has trust issues - big time. And demands to know all about Lieutenant's past before she can admit to herself, and him, that she loves him when it's written plain as day that he loves her. Had I been in Meg's position, I would've trusted my Navy Seal Lieutenant who is so obviously head over heels for me and whose job it is to work with terrorists all the damn time. Case solved, done. Family rescued. Now we can go home and get it on and be all cute and perfect together. Oh, and your past? It ain't no big thang. Alyssa I just didn't like. I just thought she was a plain old itch with a capital B. Briefly it was touched upon how it must be incredibly tough to be good at what you do in a smorgasboard of males - all males, all tough, military/FBI males who majority probably think they're god's gift. Yeah, I get it. But it can't hurt to be good at what you do and be nice about it, can it? Sam obviously has it bad for this woman and I just couldn't grasp my head around why she didn't recognize it. Why did there always have to be some ulterior motive in Alyssa's eyes? Maybe the next book will delve further into this issue. Perhaps she just has a really rotten history with men/relationships in general, and that coupled with the being one of the few females in a majority all male workforce just puts her on edge. All the time. So that she can't see that there's an incredibly sweet cowboy Navy Seal who's just dying to BE WITH HER. Eve was nice, but I'm pretty sure she cried the most even though I got from her the strongest sense of independence. It was a bizarre combination. Her story was the sickly sweet romance from back in WWI. And at first, I just didn't get why it was there. In fact, I still don't really get why it HAD TO BE in there. But it was and I suppose in the end I didn't dislike it. The only thing I found challenging was that there were these weird segues from Eve being the narrator to just sort of becoming that story in 1939. Other than that, the story was relatively cute and sweet, and it was a fun, tender war romance... that was probably included to give Amy, Eve, and even perhaps the reader, some hope in a relatively serious, grim and unstable situation. Having said all that, none of the above was anything that made me want to stop reading. In fact I had a hard time putting the book down. So I would say, overall, a very entertaining read! I think I will definitely continue to read this author because I've enjoyed these last two and I've especially enjoyed her male characters. They're all strong and manly but come loaded with feelings, some of them quite complicated. Infact... Please point me in the direction of where Lt John Nilsson's congregate because I think it's high time I found someone like him. Or Sam. I've got room for Sam, too. :)

  • Hildy
    2019-04-03 12:33

    It's been quite a while since I read The Unsung Hero by Suzanne Brockmann. JJ LOVED that book so she bossed me into reading it. It was a definite 4 star read for me. I found myself not knowing what to read this week and decided to go back to this series. I had forgotten a lot, but I hadn't forgotten that navy SEALs are hot so I gave this a go. I wasn't disappointed. What I loved most about this story is oddly what I also had a bit of a hard time with. Confused? Let me explain. Brockmann has essentially 3 stories and 2 back stories woven in through the main problem in the book. The great news is that I found each of the stories to be very compelling and different from each other. I was engaged in each of those POVs. The problem was that on my ereader it was difficult to see the change in narration. I'd be reading along and it would flip to another story without a large page break of visual space to warn me. It was like a jolt and would take me a minute to get my brain wrapped around the change. Perhaps the switch in POV would be more obvious in a paperback. I've read a few reviews since, where people have not enjoyed the fact that there are so many stories happening within one, feeling like it made the book drag. It did get a little long at the end, but I think it was because I just really want to know how each of the stories was going to wrap up. I enjoyed all of the characters and couples and found that there is a little something for everyone in here. There is suspense, sexy times, a sweet romance and intrigue. You should give this series a try. Check out our blog: The Book BossesFind us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

  • jenjn79
    2019-04-01 14:29

    This one was book 2 in the Navy SEALS Team 16 series.And I gotta say, I'm getting really attached to this series. The characters are awesome, as are the storylines and the romances. And I love that even after (or before) characters have their own book, they are big parts of the others. They don't just slink off into the post-book netherworld as happens in some series'.This one is about SEAL John Nilsson and a woman named Meg Moore. Years before the book occurred, they'd met and become friends. They wanted more, but she was married, but separated. So they never got together and hadn't seen each other in three years. Meg works as a linguist and does translations for a lot of government stuff. A terrorist group kidnaps her daughter and grandmother and forces Meg to take an opposing terrorist hostage, telling her that if she brings the man to them, she'll get her family back. She goes to John for help. The book is then about how they go about getting her daughter and grandmother.There isn't a lot of direct romance in this one. The actual plot is a main part of the focus, but even so, the characters are clearly connected and you don't really feel left out in the romance front. That kinda is helped by two of the sub-characters, Alyssa and Sam, who have this love-hate thing going - they are actually the main pairing in book 6. So you end up really interested in what's going on with them. And like the other books, this one also has it's bits of historical scenes. As before, for a while I'm like, what do I care? I dont' want to read this, the other stuff is so much more interesting. But then you get drawn into the story of the past that is being told in bits and pieces, and by the end, you want to know the conclusion to that part as well.All in all, good book. I'm dying to read the next one. So many great, inter-twining storylines that are weaved through all the books.

  • Dee Sauter
    2019-03-25 13:17

    Although I am a fan of the Troublemaker series this was not a favorite of mine. Meg Moore's daughter and grandmother are kidnapped by extremist from Kazbekistan. The reason is to force Meg to either kill or deliver Osman Razeen, a terrorist leader, to the extremist. She does this by first enlisting the aid of seal team 16 through a seal that she met in Kazbekistan several years ago. Then betraying him and going on her merry way to take Razeen to the extremists.Meg in my opinion falls in the category of too stupid to live. This woman has both the aid of Seal team 16, who has had experience in rescuing hostages that face similar fate, and the FBI. Instead of even entertaining the possibility of making a plan that could help rescue her family she blindly does what her daughters kidnappers say. I understand she had to be under extreme stress, but she was not a naive teenager that might believe that these hoodlums will follow and give the loved ones back and let them live.In order to abduct the man she insists John Nilson of seal team 16 comes to her aid. When the team arrives she tells Nilson in Welsh about the problem she is facing. The team and the FBI work to help her out of the situation. Once she is able to abduct Razeen she betrays her "friend" and goes on her merry way.My opinion of Nilson is that he was too nice, and consistently let Meg take advantage of her. She would hold a gun to him and threaten to kill him. Because he knew her, I could never understand why he never relived her of the gun.Another character i didn't like was Alyssa Lock. She just seems really up tight. IMO her character is so afraid of prejudice I see her inventing discrimination when non has actually happened.

  • Vera Maslow
    2019-04-04 17:29

    Troubleshooters Series Book #2 - Navy SEALS, Romantic SuspenseYou could read this book without having read the previous. Though there are some characters that appear in both books. Like in book 1 there are three different stories going on in this. The MCs, Meg and John, story. Extremists kidnap Meg's daughter and grandmother to make her do what they want. John and the other troubleshooters step in to help. John and Meg have a history of friendship and attraction. John is much younger then Meg. When they first met she was married. While John tries to help Meg get out of trouble, they both work at coming to terms with their feelings for each other. Meg's daughter, Amy and grandmother, Eve are captured by the extremists and held. Eve recounts the story of her love during WWII in England. Eve much younger then Ralph, the man she falls for. It was a sweet story, tugging at the heart strings. Probably my favorite out of the three. Sam and Alyssa. Oh those two have such a love/hate thing going on. I just want to shake them! Overall it was easy to read, and quick. I didn't really feel it drag on. Liked this a lot more then book 1. It is a type of book that jumps around from different characters and points of view. There is a lot packed into one book, but doesn't feel like too much going on either. It was hard to put down.

  • Tori
    2019-04-05 18:24

    I started reading this series after numerous rave reviews from friends. I really liked Unsung Hero, and I liked this one as well, just not as much. The romance between Nils and Meg seemed stilted and the intensity of the other romances overshadowed theirs so much that I had a hard time enjoying their story. Nils was great but, Meg verged on TSTL in my mind. The continuing story of Sam and Alyssa was fun to read but the story that made this whole book for me was the story of Eve and Ralph. Particularly the Romeo and Juliet scene. So incredibly romantic and I don't usually go for the bookish poet type of guy.