Brittney Sahin has a way of making you fall in love with characters
long before they get their own books. Every new release is my most
anticipated read and The Wanted One was no exception.
Jack London is the comedian of Falcon Falls Security. He is hilarious in
previous books and his internal monologue had me laughing out loud in
this one, but Jack is more than he seems. Underneath the funny banter
is just a guy trying to find his person after searching for love in
all the wrong places.
We find out Jack met someone on a previous op that he cannot stop
thinking about. He knows her first name is Charley, but nothing else
that would help him find her without asking his team for help. Jack
has all but given up until they both somehow end up on a dating
competition in the Amazon described as “Survivor meets Love Island.
Maybe a little Naked and Afraid”.
Charley is a fierce survivor who has been on the run for years to
protect her sister, Lucy. She is shocked when she runs into Jack on
the show and automatically assumes he is after them. Her past is a
mystery that slowly unfolds throughout the story and ties in with the
overall mission of Falcon Falls.
Jack & Charley are both there under false pretenses and feel like they
have to question each other’s motives because neither can reveal the
truth. I mean, what are the chances? There are outside forces at work
and I can’t say much about the plot without spoilers, but I could not
put this book down. Brittney Sahin weaves the multiple storylines
together in spectacular fashion.
There is a ton of action packed adventure between the competition and
the underlying danger. When they aren’t running from bad guys or
trying to survive the competition, Jack and Charley are forced to
confront their attraction and things quickly start to heat up. There
is so much more than chemistry between these two and my heart swooned
as their deeper feelings were revealed. Jack falls first and it made
me love him even more. He hits all the marks for my favorite kind of
protector hero and I was so happy to see him finally get his HEA.
The other single members of Falcon Falls play a big part in this story
and the author left us with so many possibilities for the remaining
books in this series, especially Carter.
The Wanted One was everything I hoped for and more. I am content with
this story while longing for more from these characters that will live
forever in my heart.
*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review
POV: 1st Person Dual
Series: Falcon Falls Security
Type of Series: Interconnected Standalones
Tropes: Age Gap, Dating Competition, He Falls First, Mutual Pining, One Bed, Forced Proximity
Release Date: August 4, 2023
Available in Kindle Unlimited