Book 3, Hearts & Heroes
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Navy SEAL helps Italian heiress evade bounty hunters set on collecting the price on her head, while navigating the canals of Venice.
Navy SEAL, Ronin Magnus, has his first real vacation since his visit to Italy two years ago when he met the woman who continues to haunt his every day and night dreams. His mission: Find Isabella and prove to himself two years of fantasizing has blown her image and attributes way out of proportion. In order to move on, he has to get her out of his system.
Isabella Pisano, daughter of the multi-millionaire Pisano family of Venice had spent the past two years trying to forget a handsome Navy SEAL who’d turned her views on love upside down. Not satisfied to be just the daughter of a wealthy man, she had set out to make a difference in the lives of the women being raped, tortured and sold into slavery in the ISIS raids in Syria. Disguised as the gun-toting Angel of Mercy, she entered Syria and helped hundreds of women and children escape ISIS brutality. When ISIS puts a price on her head, she returns to Venice, resumes her life as Isabella and prays her alter ego and the bounty on her head doesn’t follow her
Unfortunately, their reunion is beset by killers who’ve discovered Isabella’s secret. Chased through the streets and canals of Venice, Ronin and Isabella must elude their enemies or die. But they cannot escape the burgeoning love, threatening to consume them.
A great story!
This is a fairly quick read about a sexy SEAL and an Italian woman.
Ronin and Isabella met during Carnival in Venice, Italy and spent a weekend together. Both of them felt a deep connection but Isabella was insistent that the relationship couldn't be any more than just that weekend; she didn't even tell Ronin her last name.
Fast forward two years and Ronin has never been able to get her out of his mind. He returns to Italy during Carnival determined to either find her or get her out of his mind forever. Keep in mind that this story is a romance and romance novels are often about the fantasy. While it seems entirely improbable that Ronin should find her again I love the way Elle James made it happen.
During the two years they were apart Isabella secretly spent months as the Angel of Mercy helping to save women being persecuted by ISIS in Syria. Her efforts earned her the wrath of Abu Ahmad al-Jahashi, an influential ISIS leader, after she killed his brother, Haji. For this reason she tells Ronin that their relationship can't go anywhere; she won't put him in jeopardy.
I loved the romance and suspense in this story; it kept me glued to my ereader such that I finished it in one sitting. There is a lot of action in addition to the suspense and the pace of the story is very quick. I felt the connection between Isabella and Ronin and enjoyed reading about their romance.
An advanced copy of this book was provided to me but my review was voluntary and not influenced by the author.
A heartwarming love story!
What a beautifully romantic first meeting! Ronin and Isabella are caught up in the excitement of Carnival in Venice - a heady and unforgettable experience.
I admire Isabella’s strength and determination to make a positive difference in the world, although there are consequences to her actions. The situation is extremely complex and nearly impossible to control. Ronin is a resourceful man who wants the love of his life safe.
A very exciting romance!
Live this Series!!!
Another good romance suspense story with a happy-ever-after. Ronin has gone back to Venice where he first met Isabella two years ago. It was only for a short time but he hasn't been able to forget her and now he wants to find her again to see if they can rekindle those feelings. While Ronin has been off being a Navy SEAL the past couple of years, Isabella has been involved in some dangerous activities of her own. Not even her wealthy father knew what she has really been doing. However, those activities are about to catch up with her and not in a good way. This put several lives in danger and Ronin will do what it takes to protect Isabella. I enjoyed reading this third book in the Hearts and Heroes series.