On His Six (Away From Keyboard)
Patricia D. Eddy, author
Can broken be beautiful? Ryker McCabe. Former Special Forces. Survived fifteen months in an Afghan prison, tortured within an inch of his life. His scars—and his fears—keep him alone. Disconnected from the world. From his team. From any hope of redemption. Until he meets her. Wren Kane. Hacker extraordinaire. Desperately searching for her brother. When police find his body in a drug den, she knows there's more to his death than an overdose. He'd promised he was clean. And then, she finds the message he left her. Wren's prepared to go it alone. Until she runs right into Ryker. He's the biggest, baddest man she's ever seen. And he's willing to risk his life to fulfill her brother's dying wish. But how can she trust him when he won't let her in? When danger comes for Wren, Ryker jumps into action. No one hurts his little bird. Except maybe him. Because if he can't share his heart, he could lose her forever. — On His Six is a standalone, slow burn, dark military romance with several potential triggering scenes, including drug use and the brief threat of sexual violence. All of the books in the Away From Keyboard series are standalone romances featuring a different couple, but past couples and characters do occasionally play active roles in future books.
Alternating perspectives between a guilt-ridden hero seeking redemption and a plucky heroine seeking revenge, the exhilarating third standalone in Eddy’s Away from Keyboard series (after In Her Sights) explores the healing power of love. When hacker Wren Kane’s recovering addict brother, Zion, dies of an apparent overdose, she’s convinced he’s been murdered. Wren finds clues that confirm her suspicions and indicate that others are in danger. She tries to enlist Dax, the ex-military owner of her security firm, to help save them, but he remains skeptical. Enter Ryker McCabe, who comes to the firm looking to make amends with Dax for abandoning him when they fought together in Afghanistan. When Ryker hears of Wren’s plans to take on the murderers by herself, his new code—“never leave a man behind”—won’t allow him to let her go it alone. Working together to take down the criminal, Ryker falls for Wren, but worries he’s too broken to be worthy of her. Steamy love scenes and rapid pacing keep the pages turning. Smart, strong characters and thrilling action make this installment a must-read for romantic suspense fans. (Self-published.)