Friday, November 6, 2015

REVIEW: Rest & Trust (The Night Horde SoCal #5) by Susan Fanetti

Sherlock is the Intelligence Officer of the Night Horde SoCal. It’s his job to find and control information, to keep boundaries around what is known by whom. He’s managed himself the same way, always keeping his club life and his personal life in separate boxes, not wanting to share either with the other. Lately, though, as his brothers settle down, one by one, and become family men, he’s been sensing an empty space between his boxes. He needs someone to need him. For himself, not for his skill.

Sadie is rebuilding her life after it fell apart publicly and exposed years-old secrets. She is learning to trust herself and everybody else, learning how to live in the world without the buffers she’d needed for so long. It’s a struggle every day, but she’s trying to master her needs one at a time.

They meet when Sadie needs rescue. When she literally runs to Sherlock for it, he helps the strange, frantic girl without a second thought. In the way of rescuers, Sherlock feels responsible for her. And for him, that feeling holds a potent allure.

It’s not so easy between them: Sadie is afraid to need, ashamed to be needy, worried what it could mean if she were to trust someone enough to let her guard down. 

But Sherlock is determined and patient. He’s one of the good guys, and he’s found someone who understands him and who needs to take what he needs to give. He’s not going to let her go.

Note: Explicit Sex and Violence.

5 "Little Outlaw" Stars

“To rest and trust; to give your soul in confidence: I need someone to pour myself into.” – Sylvia Plath

Every single one of Susan's characters are perfection in their imperfections.

I'd often wondered about Sherlock and like all of the other Horde men, was thrilled to know him better. Susan has the power to cast a spell that makes me fall for each of her heroes (or perhaps anti-heroes) no matter their past or perhaps because of them! Of course, I've loved some more than others but each one is unique yet the perfect fit for the beautiful tapestry that is the Night Horde.

The heroine, Sadie, was just as strong and formidable as all of Susan's other heroines and yes, also with a heart-rending tale of her own that has made her who she is today. Perfect in her imperfection.

The need, the hurt, the strength, the courage, and the love was palpable in this story and so moving.

“Loving somebody was hard and painful and scary, but it was also awesome and exciting and…fulfilling…”

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“Even when he kissed her, she bent to him. He got off on that, too. She needed him; she trusted him. It felt good. Filled him up.”

Another wonderful story in the Night Horde SoCal series as this one takes us closer to the end of this series and also nearer to the, sure to be, unforgettable yet inevitable clash with the Mexican drug cartel.

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