Heart of Stone
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by Denyse M. Bridger
Description: Randall Stone is the stuff of heroes, a mercenary given a discharge from the army he has served with his life. But the government is still interested in using the skills they've taught Major Rand Stone, and he continues to work with his hand-picked team. Into his shadowy world a light has come, and in her love, Stone discovers unhoped for joy, and, perhaps, unbearable sorrow?
eBook Publisher: Solstice Publishing/Solstice Publising,
eBookwise Release Date: November 2010
3 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [84 KB]
Reading time: 50-70 min.
"4 Angels: With an opening scene that will immediately tighten your throat with tears, Heart of Stone is an emotional, suspenseful tale. Denysť M. Bridger deftly captures the emotions and commitment between Robin and Rand, even when they are not physically together. As they both hang on to the memories of their relationship, readers are treated to sensually descriptive flashbacks. The author crafts the story to appeal first on an emotional level; she then adds elements of suspense and conflict that ensure readers are captivated until the end. Ms. Bridger's congruent use of present and past scenes enhances her characters and propels the plot forward. The secondary characters highlight the humanity of Rand and Robin and offer additional insight into their emotions. The ending comes quickly and left a few unanswered items, but the action driven mission and the subsequent reunion of these lovers will touch readers." Amanda, Fallen Angel Reviews "Rating 4: In Heart of Stone, Ms. Bridger has created a tough guy with a soft center in Randall Stone; the type of man who will go to hell and back for his country and the woman he loves. Robin Bourne is no slouch; while she waits for Rand, she engages in a battle of wits with her captor, determined to survive and get back to her lover. There's a tangible respect between Stone and his group of commandos, who also regard Robin with affection. These are well-rounded characters the reader can root for. Even the bad guy is not completely an evil caricature of a villain; he's a bad guy but he does show some feeling towards his captive, some gentility-not much though. While the sex is hot between Rand and Robin, there's more emotion than sizzle, though there's plenty of that. These are two people who are really in love. Fair Warning: there is one rape scene that readers could find upsetting. It bothered me. I would have loved to have seen this wonderful short developed into a longer novel. The plotline can certainly handle it and Ms. Bridger has proven she has the talent to bring her characters to life. Kudos and please let's see more of the team in the next offering." P. Grant, Just Erotic Romance Reviews "4 Ribbons: Heart Of Stone is a gripping book, filled with wonderful emotion and excitement. Rand and Robin's love for one another is passionately written and is very realistic, with the ups and downs common in a relationship. Ms. Bridger is a new author to me, but I will be reading more of her books in the future; I would recommend that other readers do the same." Laurie, Romance Junkies, Blue Ribbon Reviews