Top positive review
Likable characters plus an action-packed premise
Reviewed in the United States on July 4, 2018
Occasionally when a couple gets a second chance to be in a relationship, the situation is ideal or it could be very chaotic like this story. David and Sarah knew each other only briefly before, and the next time they meet, they are experiencing a multitude of challenging dilemmas. As they try to carry out their important duties as a soldier and nurse during a trying time, they also open their hearts to hopeful possibilities. Caitlyn O'Leary interweaves danger, emotion, and passion to create a heartfelt romance filled with realism. There was never a time when I did not believe the events could happen just as depicted.
Since David Sloane is an Army MP, he has been sent to a small island to discover the reason behind two soldiers being jailed. Before he learns many details about the case against the men, a large earthquake takes place and his priorities quickly change. With the prison being damaged, numerous inmates managed to get away, and his help is needed to round them back up. When he also has to advise the arriving medical aid group, he is shocked to see that one of them is Sarah Kyle, a woman with whom he was once very close. When the circumstances on the island get even worse, a Navy SEAL unit called Black Dawn is brought in to assist in bringing back control.
HER STEADFAST HERO has a number of likable characters plus an action-packed premise. From the start, I was pulled into the predicaments that continued to interfere with the long-held wishes of David and Sarah. They are dedicated individuals who do their best in any situation, and certainly deserve to have a happy future. But with so many threatening incidents occurring, I was constantly worried about their safety. There are also lots of other characters in the book who grabbed my attention with their lively personalities. HER STEADFAST HERO is a very engaging start to the Black Dawn series.