- Title: Chaos
- Series: Breed Apart: Legacy #2
- Author: Steffani Web and Ronie Kendig
- Where to buy: Amazon
- Genre: Romantic Suspense, Military Fiction, Christian Fiction
- Would I recommend: Absolutely. If you enjoy an action-packed romantic “enemies to more” suspense, you will love Chaos!
When Rio Silva is told her aunt and uncle are missing in a Philippine rainforest, she knows there is only one way to find them: the retired military working dog her dad entrusted to her. Chaos, however, has a mind of her own. A lot like Rio. Worse, they’ll have to trust arrogant, demanding former Army Ranger Cathal McGowan if she hopes to get them back.
The last thing Cathal McGowan wants as he heads into the darkness of the rainforest is to be shackled with a young, pretty teacher who has no tactical experience. But she has heart—he’ll give her that. And he has the expertise necessary to rescue her family.
Putting everything on the line, Rio and Cathal struggle to navigate the terrain, as well as their emerging feelings for each other. But the closer they get to mission success, the more things aren’t adding up, including who might be behind the disappearances. It’s not long before they realize the rainforest holds greater perils than deadly vipers…and the biggest danger of all might be to their hearts.
If you love a good K9 read, chock full of action and tension and a healthy dose of romance, you’ve got to read Chaos by Steffani Webb and Ronie Kendig! Out now from Sunrise Publishing, this book had me holding my breath and turning the pages way past my bedtime!
Rio Silva can’t join the military, but she’s tried to do the next best thing – get hired at A Breed Apart so she can work with retired military working dogs (MWDs), like her father’s MWD, Chaos. But that door keeps being closed to her, and she feels like she’ll never measure up, either for that job or in her dad’s eyes.
Cathal McGowan was an Army Ranger. When he left the service, he left behind some pretty rough memories, memories that still give him nightmares. He’s staying with a buddy until he figures out what to do with himself, but finds an unexpected roommate – Chaos.
When Rio’s aunt and uncle go missing on a trip to the Philippines to visit the orphanage where they adopted their son, Cathal is tapped for the rescue mission. Chaos will go along, too, and she’ll need a handler – Rio. Cathal sees her as a less than ideal partner for the dangerous venture, but they’ll have to make the best of it.
This book is jam-packed with action and suspense as soon as our hero and heroine get to the Philippines. Something feels off when they visit the orphanage, where Rio’s aunt and uncle were last seen, and they’ve got to sort out what’s really going on. There was no shortage of moments where I was holding my breath, waiting to see what would happen next!
Cathal and Rio are both well written characters. They each have their own emotional baggage, and trying to keep themselves to themselves makes it hard for them to work together sometimes. Their often snarky interactions are delightful, and you can just feel the exasperation rising in both of them. So when they finally open up and make that romantic connection, it is wonderful! I do enjoy a good “enemies to more” romance, and Webb has given us a great example of it here.
In short, this was everything you expect from a good romantic suspense story, with characters I cheered for and a plot twist I didn’t see coming. High marks to Steffani Webb, and I look forward to reading more from her!
Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed an advance copy of this book provided to me by the author. All thoughts here are my own, and I don’t say nice things about books I don’t actually like.