The Stranger: An Alaskan Alpha Hero Romantic Suspense Novel

The Stranger: An Alaskan Alpha Hero Romantic Suspense Novel

by Anna del Mar

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781459294301
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication date: 08/22/2016
Series: A Wounded Warrior Novel , #2
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 84,870
File size: 426 KB

About the Author

Anna del Mar writes hot romances that soothe the soul, challenge the mind, and satisfy the heart. Her stories are about strong heroines struggling to find their place in the world and the brave, sexy, kickass, military heroes who defy their limits to protect the women they love. A Georgetown University graduate who met most of her real-life heroes during her stint as a Navy wife, Anna lives in Florida with her indulgent husband and a pair of very opinionated cats.

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The Stranger: An Alaskan Alpha Hero Romantic Suspense Novel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Maari More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in the Wounded Warrior series Albeit being the second book in a series, it is my first book by this Author and I feel as if it is fine to be read as a stand-alone. I was able to get a good feel for the surroundings in this book, namely, the location, Alaska. However, honestly, I could not get a good impression, per se, of the couple and their relationship. Sure, there are plenty of lusty moments, but the words used to describe them made me wince and recoil a bit. I did love the banter between the two, but I don't know, they just didn't seem like they had a connection, maybe that is just me. The suspense throughout kept me holding on, and the second half of this book picked up a bit to a conclusion that I am happy with. I would venture another book by this Author and would recommend this to more of a YA audience, since it had a 'younger' feel to it, yet mature enough to deal with the lusty moments.
Francine1440 More than 1 year ago
I’m not usually someone who is particularly interested in romance novels. I find them to often be silly and with repetitive storylines. I read the synopsis of Stranger and it sounded like it may actually have some substance to it, so I thought I’d give it a try. I’m so glad I did because I couldn’t put it down. There’s romance but it’s not over the top romance, with a simpering female who needs to constantly be rescued by the heroic male. Instead, Summer, the main female character, is more than able to look after herself and proves it throughout the book. I’m not sure how believable her sleep walking problem is (she has a tendency to do whatever someone tells her to do while sleep walking, including anything sexual) but other than that I found her to be a likeable character. Seth has his own issues as well. He’s a former soldier, covered in burn scars as a result of a helicopter crash during combat that injured and killed fellow soldiers. He’s reclusive and has PTSD and it’s this vulnerability that I found so likeable about him. After all, what woman doesn’t want to know her man can and will fight for her no matter what? There are other characters that are well written too and I think this is probably one of this author’s strong points, her ability to write a variety of characters who are unique individuals and all are believable. I liked them all, whether to be rooting for them or hating them. The story is fast paced and yes, there is sex but it’s very well written and doesn’t overpower the book. Rarely do I want to read more books by a romance author but I will definitely read more written by Anna Del Mar.
booklover- More than 1 year ago
Seth Erickson is scarred inside and out. Following his tour of service in Afghanistan and losing some of his team, as well as being horribly burned has led him to live a life of solitary in the wilderness of Alaska. Solitary, that is, until he finds beautiful Summer Silva stranded and nearly frozen. Summer is on a search for her missing sister. She never in the world thought she'd end up in an isolated cabin, barely escaping being murdered by a cold-blooded killer. Summer has major trust issues, but in order to survive, she's going to have to trust this stranger. Although 2nd in a series, this works extremely well as a stand-alone. There are no references to anything that may have happened in Book 1. With Romantic Suspense, I usually find that the balance between romance and suspense is uneven. There is some mystery here, but mainly it's the relationship that starts with sex while sleep walking the first day Seth and Summer meet. From there, Seth becomes a sort of bully, telling Summer what she will and won't do. I honestly did not like his at first, even though I felt some compassion about what he had gone through as a military fighter pilot. That being said, I really liked Summer. She was willful, stubborn, and really didn't let Seth get away with a lot. The one thing he did that she could not / would not tolerate was when he lied to her. Overall, a good read. A little slow in a couple of places, but not enough to make me put the book down. My thanks to the author / Carina Press / NetGalley who provided a digital copy in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Intrigue, suspense and a mystery to solve are just part of this story. The twist on being stranded in a cabin with a storm coming in was different than most because the main characters are not one dimensional. Seth and Summer both have people gunning for them though Summer is unaware she is in danger while Seth knows who is out to get him. Summer left Miami in a hurry at the behest of her stepmother. She was not prepared for the bitter cold she had to face when her car crashed on a deserted Alaska road. Seth was on his way home from a tough day when he came across Summer walking down the road and though he was less than polite at first did let his need to help others take over and provide a warm place for Summer to stay the night. That first night was a doozy that brought them closer together and exposed a few of the issues both were less than eager to share with others. I enjoyed getting to know Seth and Summer. Their stories were interesting and complex. Both had families that were capable of being a blessing or a curse. Summer’s stepmother Louise was a bit over the top and the fact that Louise and Summer were so clueless about Tammy, the runaway sister, made me question the communication between all of them. Seth’s family was a bit dynastic with generations of history, family issues to contend with and competition for the top position in the family business. I questioned some of the behaviors of both Summer and Seth but did enjoy reading this book. It kept me turning the pages and wanting to know what would happen next. I am glad that the mystery was solved, the sister found and a happily ever after eventually transpires. Alaska was presented in such a way that I now desire to visit although it sounds like it is both beautiful and cruel. I also want to read more of the myths and legends of the area and am off to find what websites or books might be available. Thank you to NetGalley and Carina Press for the copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. 4.5 Stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## I loved MOST of this book. The first half was phenomenal. Then the family drama got complicated and a little too drawn out in my opinion. Maybe 50 pages shorter would've been perfect. I loved this hero. He was hot, hot, hot. No cliffhanger, no jealous ex trying to get her man back and no doormat heroine. Yay. I will definitely read again, though I might skip some of the family drama.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book.