The Unsung Hero
By the way...I need to make a new shelf...advertised as action but it ain't (okay maybe it should be 'isn't' but "ain't" has so much more, "punch".). The synopsis of this book gives us a stirring picture of an injured/ex Navy Seal who sees an international terrorist and can't get anyone to listen. So he forms his own force and goes after said terrorist.
In reality we get a great opening scene that seems to set up an action book that moves di ...more
Tom’s back home with his Great Uncle Joe on thirty-day medical leave f ...more
"3.5 stars" For quite some time now, I've been seeing rave reviews for Suzanne Brockmann's Troubleshooters series, so I finally decided to pick up The Unsung Hero. Unfortunately, when I finished reading it, I was left with very mixed feelings about nearly every aspect of the book. Rather than being a romance in which there is one primary hero and heroine with secondary characters to support them, it felt like there was an ensemble cast. The book has three separate “love” ...more
A buddy read with the The Abtastic Ab Loving Geishas, because at times we get all romantic and stuff:):):)
When I was just a little speck of a human, I shared a bedroom with my baby brother and my older than G-d gypsy grandmother. The bane of my existence, that is my brother of course, was very small and had a baby cradle, but my grandma and I shared a double bed. I loved the evenings when we would go to bed at the same time, because I knew I would get a story about the wars through whi ...more
This ended up being an okay read for me. I enjoyed it enough to keep going back to it and wanted to know what was happening, but it wasn't my favourite.
The main couple in this were horrible. Kelly and Tom were insufferable and I didn't particularly want them to end up together.
The secondary romance story of David and Mallory, though. YAS. I was all about their romance. Their love story is what kept me coming back to this book. YOU ...more
This was a BIG book. A TON going on. No less than 3 separate (but linked) plots that could have been their own books. This was like reading a movie. It could be a movie. If you lose focus listening you could miss something important and find yourself in the middle of a different plot with no idea wha ...more
During a mission, Navy SEAL Tom Paoletti suffers a head injury that sidelines him. While recuperating at his New England hometown, he catches a glimpse of a notorious terrorist but no one believes him. See, Tom was the leader of SEAL Team 16 and no matter the injury, his instincts are stellar. He puts together a bare-bones team to help him figure out what's going on. In the meantime, he's also reconnecting with Kelly Ashton, his teenage crush and the woman who got away.
Why this book ...more
This is the First of the Troubleshooters/SEAL tem 16 series.
Tom Paoletti is the CO of the SEAL team 16. After a rescue gone awry that resulted in him being a coma from head injuries, Tom is put on medical leave for 30 days. As he arrives home, he learns that his uncle is being honored as a WWII hero, he begins a romance with Kelly Ashton, the sexy doctor from next door and he catches glimpse of a long pursued,international terrorist known as The Merchant. ...more
Firstly, may I ask ANYONE to tell me what THIS synopsis promises?
"After a near-fatal head injury, navy SEAL lieutenant Tom Paoletti catches a terrifying glimpse of an international terrorist in his New England hometown. When he calls for help, the navy dismisses the danger as injury-induced imaginings. In a desperate, last-ditch effort to ...more
What makes this book really good is the character development and the suspense storyline, but the romance itself is typical stuff with them getting to know each other again, a few small misunderstandings, and them de ...more
4.5 Heartbreaking stars
Buddy read with the lovely Geishas
“You can’t choose who you love, Kelly, but you can waste it. Why on earth would anyone want to waste it?”
Fifty-six years ago Charles Ashton and Joe Paoletti both fought in the Second World War, they fell in love with the same woman, Cybele Desjardins, although only one of them had her love in return and both learned the true devastation of loss. They became best friend over the years, an unlikely friendship between the...more
Ms. Brockmann has crafted a great suspense plot into the lives of six primary characters.
Tom is placed on leave due to a head injury he incurred in his last rescue mission. When he sees an international terrorist (The Merch ...more
I have to admit that I skipped all the parts about the World War II. This was nothing about this book particularly, I just can't stand any stories about this period, they upset me. I had some hard time when I was at school with all these obligatory readings about the War. Now, that I read mostly for pleasure, I just avoid this subject. So I skipped those parts in this book. I also have to admit that I also skimmed some pa ...more
The book flows with intriguing storyline lots of action and a really BEAUTIFUL ENDING(s)
Multiple POV, yay!
Tom & Kelly ~Sweet as all get out!
Mallory & David~Adorable!
Joe & Charles was a Bond of War Revealing a Love to Last Forever (over 60 years)
The Villian (view spoiler)[ Cybele Causing A Crazy Love Triangle. I hated Cybele with a passion (hide spoiler)]with Joe and Charles
Not my fav. Rapid shifts that took me awile to get use to. The storyline ...more
The writing is superior. The characters seem fleshed out enough to me, the main ones anyway, but in the end I can't say I cared all that much for the entire experience. I had to skip the entirety of the Mallory/David storyline because I don't like teenagers and I'm especially prejudiced against straight ones.
I won't pursue the series but only because I don't ever want to read about men sexing up women. Too depressing.
There are three stories within this novel and that was very confusing and annoying until just over halfway. There’s ...more
I loved this book after about page 150. I was a little slow at first. That may be b/c I have been reading a lot of Lora Leigh, girl doesn't waste any time, if ya know what I mean!
Very few books make me cry, but this one did. I love a book that stays with you for a while after you finish. Unsung Hero has managed to do just that! I cannot wait to get into the rest of the series.
Tom is a very likable hero with flaws. Kelly is a great character, w ...more
This one started pretty slow for me with three interconnecting stories, including three love stories. If you hang in there though, you will be treated to one action packed, tear inducing of an end. I also enjoyed all three love stories, but my favorite was the tragic but emotional love triangle that takes place in the past during World War II. So glad I hung in there and persevered to listen to t ...more
This time it's a three way between Tom's Uncle Joe, Kelly's dad Ch ...more
I’m uncertain about whether to start with why I kept reading (the rational part) or why I hated it, but I think the former is probably preferable. Also shorter! Mostly I kept reading out of fascination for the suspense story-line, after t ...more
As for Unsung Hero, Kelly and Tom are very good together and they are the MCs, but we also get Maddy and Kevin, and historical romance of Charles who fell in love with a French woma ...more
In "The Unsung Hero" you get pretty much three romances in the one book, that are all connected by an overall storyline.
The main romance is between Tom, a Navy SEAL lieutenant, who is visiting his hometown after an injury, and Kelly, a paediatrician. They pretty much grew up with each other and both had a massive crush on the other one but nothing ever really ...more
This book was actually several stories wrapped together [not really, but this is what it seemed to me]. This book started out wonderfully. I was so excited and just knew I would have a 5 star read. What happened. Two things: 1) one story component got rather long winded and I got bored with it [tell you which one later] and 2) the H wasn't a bit of a pussy ... not Alpha enough.
Okay, the story lines I id'd:
1) Tom and Kelly. Their cu ...more
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