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Some Kind of Hero

(Troubleshooters #17)

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Navy men don’t come tougher than Lieutenant Peter Greene. Every day he whips hotshot SEAL wannabes into elite fighters. So why can’t he handle one fifteen-year-old girl? His ex’s death left him a single dad overnight, and very unprepared. Though he can’t relate to an angsty teen, he can at least keep Maddie safe—until the day she disappears. Though Pete’s lacking in father ...more
Hardcover, 343 pages
Published July 11th 2017 by Ballantine Books
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Auntee
Sep 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Suzanne Brockmann
Hardcover? Think I'll wait for the paperback...

Obviously I didn't have to wait, thanks to Netgalley and the publisher...

After a bit of a slow start, this book really took off, things started falling into place, and I ended up really enjoying it!

It's been a while since I read a Brockmann book (she hasn't been so prolific lately) and I jumped at the chance to read another book in what once was my favorite RS series (Troubleshooters). While it wasn't the best Troubleshooters book ever, it was a sol
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Jonetta
Navy SEAL Lieutenant Peter (Grunge) Greene is a formidable BUD/S instructor, tough and is up to any assignment he's handed. However, becoming a father to his 15-year old daughter for the first time after her mother's sudden death might be the challenge that brings him to his knees. She's now missing and his instincts are screaming at him that she's in serious trouble (she is). Romance author and divorced mother of two Shayla Whitman was in the right place at the right time when he needed help. S ...more
♥Rachel♥
Jul 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Some Kind of Hero was a fast paced, action packed read that basically took off from the first paragraph. I enjoyed every minute! This is part of a series, but it’s not necessary to read the previous books, because each story is a standalone.

The story opens as Navy SEAL Lieutenant Peter Greene flags down romance writer Shayla Whitman to “follow that car”! A car that contains his missing teenage daughter, Maddie. The game is afoot as they say as Shayla is dragged into trying to find Maddie with
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WhiskeyintheJar
2.5 stars

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

When Shay recognizes the crazy man trying to flag down a car as her sexy Navy SEAL neighbor, she pulls over and thus begins the ride of her life.
Peter is desperate to find his daughter and when he thinks he sees her get into a van, he knows this is his chance to get her. After an unsuccessful car chase, he finds surprising help from his neighbor.
Drug
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Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
Rich with unique characters, snarky humor, sizzling romance, and intense suspense, Some Kind of Hero is another great read in the Troubleshooters series!  Brockmann’s signature multifaceted characters and plotlines are prevalent, although to a somewhat lesser extent than some previous books, and as always, heroes are larger than life.

Anyone with dreams of becoming one of the elite Navy SEALS must make it through BUD/S Training and survive Hell Week as in overcome every impossible obstacle that L
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"Avonna
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: net-galley
Check out all of my reviews at: http://www.avonnalovesgenres.com

There are a large number of great authors and out of that group everyone has their favorites that just always deliver for them. You disappear into their fictional worlds with no difficulty and love all the characters no matter how long you have been away and it always feels like you just visited yesterday.

One of my favorites is Suzanne Brockmann and her latest romantic suspense SOME KIND OF HERO (Troubleshooters, #17) delivered. On
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Dianne
Here’s your phrase: Navy Seal. Who or what crosses your mind? Are you blushing? Suzanne Brockmann knows the power and appeal of the Navy Seals and once again, has come up with another fast, fresh, fun and dangerous mission of the heart for Lt Peter Greene. Sure Peter is one bad ass warrior, but he is no match for his hormonal fifteen-year-old daughter who is reeling from the loss of her mother and being forced to live with the father she never knew; the father who could make recruits cry, but is ...more
Beth
Every once in a while you come across an extraordinary romantic suspense. Its a story with resilience, that ability to stick with you long after you are through. SOME KIND OF HERO has that special something and it comes in the way Brockmann creates her characters. Relateable, likeable and oh, so human.

Fast paced, fun and packed full of everything that I've come to love from Brockmann brand of writing. SOME KIND OF HERO is an example of contemporary romance at its finest with a good dose of susp
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Shawna
1 star - Romantic Suspense

Brockmann's Troubleshooters series has been one of my favorite romantic/military suspense series, but this was a very blah addition.

I don't know what happened, but the last few books I've read by this author have been huge disappointments for me.

Other readers/fans seem to like this one just fine, but sadly, I did not.
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Sarina Bowen
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
God, I loved this book. Not only was it a real page-turner, it gave me hope during a rather dark month. And who doesn't love a swoony single dad? Read it. You won't be sorry. ...more
Miranda
Jul 03, 2017 rated it liked it
I went into this book with no knowledge of the previous books, so I was a little worried that there would be things I wouldn't understand in this book. However, I was glad that this book truly could be read as a standalone OR a continuation of the series. I do think that I would have enjoyed this book a little more if I had read the previous books, but it was still enjoyable nonetheless.

I will admit that Some Kind of Hero started off a bit rocky for me. It was hard to wrap my mind around what w
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Bj
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 "Writer's Block/Love Muse" Stars!

Suzanne Brockmann is romantic suspense royalty. It's hard to believe that Some Kind of Hero is the seventeenth installment in the series as Ms. Brockmann is still creating fresh, interesting and engaging romantic suspense stories utilizing the Troubleshooters cast of characters, many of which have either been the protagonists or already been introduced in prior books. Fortunately, for newcomers to the series, however, Some Kind of Hero can still be read as a
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Anita
Oct 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Dorsey
Shelves: arc, romantic-supense
Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.

I am a Suzanne Brockmann groupie. I love everything she has written from her early sweet romances to her SEAL series, Tall, Dark and Dangerous, to Troubleshooters. I love them all. I've had this book for months and have just waited. I don't know why exactly, except I've had some disappointments with current books by other favorite authors and I just don't want to be disappointe
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Robin
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
On her way home after dropping her son off at school, Shayla Whitman sees her new neighbor, Lt. Peter Greene, trying to flag cars down along the highway. When she stops to see what is wrong, he jumps in the car and orders her to follow a car in which his 15-year-old daughter just climbed into. Pete has been searching for his daughter, Maddie, since she left the house the previous day. Romance writer Shayla is thrilled to help out her handsome Navy Seal neighbor. She's also thrilled to be part of ...more
Sherwood Smith
Suzanne Brockmann specializes in romantic suspense novels. The ones I like best find that balance between the romance and the action, which is not an easy achievement. Every reader draws a different line, but for me, when the hero and heroine meet and fall into instant lust (like one where they were in a dungeon about to be shot as spies) and go on and on about how hot each other are, then the so-called danger diminishes to a paint-by-numbers plot. Nothing bad is going to happen. There will just ...more
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I confess I’ve had a long, slightly obsessive love affair with Ms. Brockmann’s Navy SEALs since I first read Prince Joe (Tall, Dark & Dangerous) way back in 1996. From TDD to the Troubleshooters series, I can’t get enough. I’m one of those readers who would be waiting for the bookstore to open on release day, to sit in my car reading the latest book because I couldn’t wait long enough to drive home to get started on it. Ms. Brockmann is a woman of many talents and interests, which she has been p
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Lacey (laceybooklovers)
Seriously enjoyed this SO much!! How could I not with a Navy SEAL single father hero and a romance writer heroine? This was my first Suzanne Brockmann book but it won't be my last! Full review to come!

Thanks to the publisher for generously providing me a copy to review.
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Under the Covers Book Blog
Writing this review is HARD.
As in—I Don’t Wanna Do It But I Promised I Would And Now I Wanna Throw Up.
First off, I LOVE Suzanne Brockmann. She is the epitome of all the goodness and bad assery every writer hopes to be like one day. If I could have one-tenth of her talent, I would consider myself lucky and die a happy woman. There, my fangirl swoon is over.
So, I have been waiting like forty freaking eternities for a new Troubleshooters. I love this series so hard and can never recommend it e
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We already met our hero Peter in the previous book - he's the SEAL instructor in San Diego.
But at the moment he's a concerned Dad. He just - kind of - inherited his 15 year old daughter Maddie. Her mom left him when the baby was just a toddler and he never saw them again. She's been with him for three months now and she's NOT loving it. And now she's also ... missing! That's how he ends up in his neighbor Shay's car to follow a trail. But they don't find her. But Shay and Pete are not giving up,
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Gretchen  (About That Story)
This was a fun, chaotic read. Nothing like jumping into a series with book 17! I loved the sound of the synopsis and decided to give it a try.

Some Kind of Hero was a fun, light, romantic suspense story that was rather light on the suspense. I enjoyed the overall storyline of Shayla and Peter, Peter and his daughter Maddie, and even with Maddie and her friend Dingo. There were some entertaining moments, some sweet and heartfelt ones, some drama, and action. It was a good read and I liked it well
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Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
DISCLAIMER - I love the Troubleshooters series, it takes me to my reading "happy place" so the five star rating is as much for that as for this actual instalment.

Some Kind of Hero reminds me a lot of SB's earlier Alpha Team 10 series in that it's more a story about family relationships and happily ever afters rather than gripping romantic suspense. And she didn't get her character Richard "Dingo" Dingler quite right as as Aussie, I think SB got us a bit confused with Englishmen. But nevertheles
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❤ Romance Novel Junkie  ❤
Some many thoughts I don't know where to start!

First, I am so happy to be back in the Troubleshooters world again. If you ask me what my favorite series of all time I would have to say this one (tied with J.R. Ward's BDB series). Not only do I love the TS books, I love anything Suzanne Brockmann writes. I would probably read her grocery list and be happy. I'm not a crazy person but I would totally go fangirl if I ever met her in person. In fact, I emailed her once and she emailed me back. I stil
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Jacqueline J
I feel that for me Ms Brockmann has lost her shine. This book felt very studied, very deliberately written. I finished it 3 days ago and cannot remember what it was about. Okay, just looked at the synopsis inside the front cover. There was a lack of character development which kept the relationship between the hero and the heroine from being more immediate. Maybe it was a deliberate choice but there wasn't much physical description of the characters. It took me until 2/3rds of the book to figur ...more
Regina
Dec 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
LOVED IT.

More soon.
Irene Sim
Arc provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
RTC
i fall in love book blog
3.5 Stars

I was worried that I would be out of the loop when I started this book, so I was hesitant to pick it up at first. It is a true standalone and I enjoyed it, but not as much as I think I would have had I been a loyal reader of the series. This is my first Suzanne Brockmann book and I can see the appeal that she has. It was funny, light, and a bit suspenseful all rolled up into a nice package. The characters were interesting and I wouldn't mind reading more from her.

As I stated before, I t
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Teresa
Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Loved this one! I always appreciate Suzanne's ability to write diverse, interesting, and strong characters. Shayla was one of my new favorite heroines, and I loved that she was a romance writer. All the meta romance writer stuff was fun. I loved that these two characters were older, mature, and both had kids and some things to overcome from that angle first. The plot and action was exciting too. It made for an overall awesome read. And now I'm sad to be all caught up on Troubleshooters. But than ...more
ShoSho
Feb 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
I have to start by saying I regretted requesting this book on Netgally a few hours after I clicked on request. I have had this book on my Goodreads shelf since Feb 05, 2015. I added it after finishing Do or Die (Reluctant Heroes, #1) the first book in Reluctant Heroes which I absolutely loved. That was my first Suzanne Brockmann book ever and this book was suppose to be the second book in that series not #19 in Troubleshooters series which I haven't read any of the books. For some unkno
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Dísir
Where do I even begin with Suzanne Brockmann’s Troubleshooters series? There’s so much diversity in the pairings, so much differing action (you never quite know what you’re going to get) with just so many things going on… to the extent where some of her books have had the power to bore me limp, while others have brought me to my knees with a swoon-worthy type fairytale ending.

With ’Some Kind of Hero’, I was left disappointingly unmoved and a more than a tad bit incredulous. But what’s clear how
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Caitlyn Lynch
Jul 17, 2017 rated it liked it
It's been a while since I've read any Suzanne Brockmann - my TBR list is bonkers and unless I fall utterly in love with an author I don't religiously read their every work - but I remember her books as being solid romantic suspense with sexy heroes, strong heroines and hot love scenes. So when I spotted this one on NetGalley I figured I'd pick it up. Should be a nice solid read to counter the run of eye-burningly awful ones I've had in the last couple of weeks, I thought.

Well.

Look, it wasn't b
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After childhood plans to become the captain of a starship didn’t pan out, Suzanne Brockmann took her fascination with military history, her respect for the men and women who serve, her reverence for diversity, and her love of storytelling, and explored brave new worlds as a bestselling romance author. Over the past twenty-five years she has written more than fifty-five novels, including her award- ...more

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