Thursday 31 August 2017


Hard Run
Delta Force Brotherhood #2
By Sheryl Nantus
Releasing August 28th, 2017
Entangled Publishing


In Hard Run by (Delta Force Brotherhood #2) by Sheryl Nantus, Skye Harris would do anything to get revenge on the people that hurt her brother, so turning up on the doorstep of the Devil's Playground and asking Finn Storm and the rest of the Brotherhood for their help in taking down a gang may be her only possibility of success. But the more time she spends with Finn and the deeper he gets into his investigation, the more worried she becomes for his life, especially with the plan he has. Will Finn be able to protect Skye, or will she get caught in the crossfire as Finn does everything he can to bring down the gang forever?

Just like the first book of this series, I found this story captivating, fast-paced and a wonderful read that had me enjoying the main characters because the heroine is desperate for revenge and willing to do whatever it takes to get it, even though Finn and the Brotherhood are determined to make sure Skye doesn't go as far as she wants her revenge to go. Will Skye listen to reason? The way this story started had me empathizing with the heroine, as her brother means a lot to her and she would do anything for him, even if it means putting her life in danger to make sure that those hurt him pay for what they've done. Will Skye be able to dismantle the gang with the help of the hero and his friends?

As for the dialogue, it was riveting and kept me entertained from start to finish, because the heroine is driven by emotion and revenge due to what's going on with her brother. Will her brother be all right or will Skye want revenge even more? Moreover, the heroine is resilient, courageous and I liked how determined she was in her plans for revenge, even though revenge can leave a mark on the soul, which is something Finn knows all too well because of what happened to his mother and the way he wanted revenge on the person he believed was responsible. I also liked how the heroine handled herself under pressure when the moment calls for it. Can she outthink those that want to hurt her?

While the hero, he's confident; determined to help Skye in her pursuit for revenge, even though he's not willing to go as far as she hopes for; and I liked how protective he was of the heroine because he knows things could get out of control with how far she wants to go to shut down the gang. Will Finn and the others of the Brotherhood be able to talk Skye out of her plans? I also liked the tight bond of the men of the Brotherhood and how good they work together to solve the kind of cases they pursue for people that the police can't help. Certainly, Finn has some cool gadgets he uses to get information he needs that he can't get anyway else, not without putting himself in danger.

Overall, Ms. Nantus has delivered a splendid read in this book, which had the perfect blend of romance and suspense; where the chemistry and romance was explosive; and the ending, especially the epilogue wrapped this story up nicely because Finn is determined to convince Skye that he needs her in his life. Then again, the decision Skye makes about her future proves she needs Finn in her life just as much as he needs her in his life. I would recommend Hard Run by Sheryl Nantus, if you enjoy romantic suspense, the revenge trope, or books by authors Misty Evans, Tee O'Fallon, Katie Reus and Laura Griffin.


When Skye Harris shows up on the Devil’s Playground’s doorstep asking the Brotherhood for help with a gang taking over her hometown, it’s time for Finn Storm to step up. The bikers might be tough but he’s tougher – and armed with Brotherhood tech and a warrior’s heart he’s going to get the job done, no matter what or who stands in his way.

The one weak spot in his plan is in his heart––Skye gets under his skin like no other woman has and she’s not going to let him take all the danger on his shoulders alone. But when she’s caught in the crossfire Finn has to decide whether to follow his heart or his carefully crafted plan to not only clean up the town but heal his soul.


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“Listen. This is important.” Finn put both hands on her shoulders and pulled her to face him. “From now on, if I disappear for a full twenty-four hours without any contact, you get your ass to Vegas. No ifs, ands, or buts—you get in the car and floor it. You don’t call anyone, you don’t tell them you’re leaving town.” He hesitated, knowing this part would be the hardest for her to do. “You don’t call Pat. You don’t stop at the hospital. Drive straight to the Devil’s Playground. Call Dylan while you’re on the road and let them know you haven’t heard from me, and you’re on your way based on these instructions.”
“No. He’s got Ace and Wyatt with him. The two of them can get Robby out of the hospital, but they can’t cover you. You show up, you’ll be an added weight. Let them follow their orders, and you follow yours.” Finn gave an angry shake of his head. “Robby would want you to save yourself first. You’re no good to him if you’re hurt or worse.” An icy ball formed in his belly at the words.
“Okay. I cut and run to the nightclub.” She drew a staggered breath. “Then what happens?”
“All hell breaks loose.” With a Code Red, every member of the Brotherhood, as well as their associates, deployed with the sole purpose of bringing a fellow warrior home.
“I don’t like it.” Skye shook her head. “Are you sure there’s no other way around this?”
“No.” It came out sharper than he wanted.
She pulled back, frowning. “I’m sorry.”
“It’s not you,” he said quickly, trying to make amends. “I don’t like to think about the mission going sideways. It’s a luck thing.” He forced a smile. “Like those rabbit’s feet you can buy at every shop in Vegas. Not so lucky for the rabbit.”
“I just don’t want to think about what could happen, what could…” She sighed. “I don’t know if I could take losing you and Robby.”
“Hey.” Finn drew one finger along her cheek. “This is just a precaution. I want you to know this in case something happens—we always prepare for if something goes wrong. It’s not a forecast. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I can take care of myself. I’ve been on dangerous missions before, and I’ve always come back.”
“So far.”
The whispered reply dug into his heart.
“Promise me.” He locked eyes with her. “Promise me you’ll do this.”
Skye pressed her lips into a tight line before continuing. “Okay. I understand. I don’t like it, but I understand.” A flash of anger came into her eyes, one he knew all too well from his own experience. “If something happens to you I’ll see to it Smith goes down.”
“You call Dylan. You follow his lead and do as he says.” Finn put as much force into his voice as he dared. “I’m counting on you to do the right thing. Promise me you won’t go after Smith on your own, no matter what.” He cupped her cheek. “If you care for me, please promise.”
She paused for a second then nodded.


Sheryl Nantus is an award-winning romance writer published by Entangled, St. Martin’s, Samhain, and Harlequin’s Carina Press.

When she’s not writing about hunky heroes, she is sipping tea, playing board games and writing haiku.

A total fangirl at heart, she met her husband through an online fanfiction community and currently lives in Pennsylvania.


1 comment:

  1. I wasn't a fan of the first book, but I did like this one.