Quick Shot of Romance: Owen by Riley Edwards

On Today’s Quick Shot of Romance we are reviewing Owen by Riley Edwards

On this Episode Leah is joined by Rachel

Synopsis:  From Good Reads:

Owen Cullen was a dream. Not a dream come true because I’d never dared to dream. He was my wildest fantasy, a hallucination, a delusion. The handsome man who’d saved my life—twice. He was a real-life hero, and I was…what was I? Filth, that was what I was. The daughter of a gangster, the niece of the reigning king of Chicago’s underground. I tried my best not to fall in love with Owen. I tried not to mistake his kindness. I tried to remember the lessons of my youth: Love was a weakness. Sex was a weapon. It didn’t work. I fell in love. Then my uncle found me, and I ruined everything.

Natasha. It was a fake name. One she’d made up on the fly when my team had rescued her from a life worse than death. She had no place to go, so I took her home. It was supposed to be temporary, just until we learned who she was. But the woman proved to be stubborn and kept her secrets buried deep. She’d lived with me for months, and every day the pull of her called to me. I was living a nightmare of my own making. I didn’t trust women, especially the one sleeping in my guest bedroom. I’d fought the good fight. I’d held out for as long as I could. Then all of her secrets came out, but it was too late. I was in too deep. Natasha, the beautiful woman with no last name, was mine. But she had a last name—Pollaski.

Everything came crashing down.

I was no stranger to the battlefield. I was used to blood, guts, and no glory. What I wasn’t accustomed to was the feeling of my heart being torn from my chest. What I was not acquainted with was desperation. Natasha was gone, and I had less than twenty-four hours to find her, or she’d be gone in a different way.

Welcome back to Z Corp and Special Forces—Operation Alpha. New team, new badass former military heroes. Like the teams that have come before, Owen, Gabe, Myles, Kevin, and Cooper are ready for action. With a little help from Susan Stoker’s unparalleled cast of heroes. 

Release Date: January 19th 2021

Trope: forced proximity, alpha hero, tragic past, slow burn

Steam Level:  3

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Did you like this book?
Rachel: I loved it! I immediately put the red and gold team books at the top of my TBR pile
Leah: Yes, I love this book, but I have yet to read a Riley Edwards that I haven’t liked.

Who would typically like the book? 
Rachel: fans of romantic suspense, military romance, “broken” main characters 
Leah: Any fans of military romance; suspense; 

Would you recommend this book?
Rachel: YES
Leah: YES

If people like this book what else should they read?
Any Susan Stoker, Jemma Westbrook, Anna Blakely, Brittany Sahin

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