Title: Valor (Until You #4)
Author: Karrie Roman
Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: January 14th, 2019
Page Count: 292
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Years ago Asher Winsome almost lost his life in the jaws of a great white shark. It was the scariest moment of his life—until his four-year-old nephew is kidnapped. Called home to be with his family, who see him as the black sheep, Asher must rely on every bit of his courage if he’s going to help get his nephew back. But this is not an ordinary kidnapping. And the outcome will leave Asher running for his life.
Former FBI agent Alec Banner buries himself in his work to forget everything that’s missing in his life. His job, at a private company run by an old friend, locating missing children can be tough and brutal, but Alec is no stranger to working with the worst of humanity. From the minute he’s called to help on the Winsome kidnapping he knows something is different.
Thrown together under such difficult circumstances Asher and Alec are drawn to each other’s unrelenting courage even in the face of their fears. But a relationship begun under such impossible stress can’t survive. When his job is finished Alec runs from Asher and his growing feelings, but the danger hasn’t passed, in fact it has only just begun. And both men will need to be brave if they are to survive.
We finally got Alec’s story and it was truly worth the wait!
This is book #4 in the Until You series and while it could be considered a stand alone, there are so many characters from the other books that I feel like you’d be missing out. Plus, the other books are wonderful, so do yourself a favor and read them all anyway.
Alec is former military, former FBI, full fledged badass. He works with his friends finding lost and stolen children, returning them to safety. When Alec gets a call from San Diego that a well to do lawyers 4 year old son was taken from the playground, he’s called in and prepared to do anything he can to get Jack back.
Asher is somewhat estranged from his family due to his career choice, but his brother has called him home for support. When he walks in the door he takes one look at Alec and is immediately love-struck.
I know, I know. It sounds like insta-love and it felt like insta-love but it wasn’t. Honestly. There was burn and it was slooowwww.
This felt like two books in one because of the two separate but related cases and it built so much excitement in me as I read. I also was treated to some much needed comedy in the form of Ben Cronin. I love how Alec has his self made family of support and friendship including Ben, Cameron, Zach, Ethan, Ryan and Lucas. The gang was back together again making memories and forging bonds and welcoming Asher with open arms.
Karrie Roman has created a world in which threats exist, but there is a team of good guys at the ready who happen to be gorgeous, funny and extremely entertaining. If you haven’t read this series, now is the time to start. This fourth book was perfect.