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Rescuing Rayne

(Delta Force Heroes #1)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  7,674 ratings  ·  628 reviews
As a flight attendant, Rayne Jackson is used to cancellations, but she never dreamed her latest would lead to a whirlwind tour of London with a handsome stranger…or a life-altering night in his bed. One evening is all the enigmatic man can give her, and Rayne greedily takes it, despite suspecting it will never be enough.

Heading home after another extreme mission, Keane "Gh
Kindle Edition, 414 pages
Published February 9th 2016 (first published January 13th 2016)
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Jan 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Oh my!! This story blasted it's way to the top of my favorites list and (gasp!) even knocked a previous Susan Stoker hero fav down! :)

From the beginning, you felt the anticipation and build up and connection between Rayne and Ghost. Even though their relationship began as a "one night stand" - Susan wrote it so that you definitely felt the "more" that they did, even if Ghost was just too stubborn for his own good the next morning. Shoot, I even felt abandoned the next morning! But how they stay
Melody Cox
I really enjoyed this story. This may be my favorite so far by Susan Stoker. Rayne Jackson is a flight attendant who works on a rotation. There are times she ends up in some tough places where there is trouble and unrest in the country.

Keane "Ghost" Bryson is a member of the Delta Force which means lying to protect his identity and keeping all missions secret. They even fly commersion to and from missions most of the time to not be identified as military. These guys are the best of the best.

Giorgia ~ Reads
Apr 07, 2020 rated it liked it
Firstly, why is the book description in Italian?

Ok, now, I liked this. Mostly the action parts. After the big badass rescue, it all became very soap opera-y.

I don’t like it when it’s over the top in terms of sentimentality, it’s just not credible.

Verbose speeches about true love coming from all those hunky Delta guys.. fine I can buy one or two but really?! Everyone is a love guru?

The relationship the leads had.. I didn’t buy it.

This book is good for its action. The romance and the over the
Feb 07, 2016 rated it liked it
3 - "What are the odds." Stars.

This is the first book I have read by Susan Stoker. Rescuing Rayne is also the first book in the authors new Delta Force Heroes, series, and while I found it in the main enjoyable, there was one point that I didn’t 100% feel needed to be played upon as much as it was.

Things were going really well up to around the halfway point. I knew when I started reading that the book partially would focus on the capture and then rescue of Rayne, that really wasn’t the problem,
May 10, 2019 rated it liked it
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Rescuing Rayne was a quick and easy read. Rayne and Ghost had a insta-love type of romance with some suspenseful moments thrown in that added a lot of intrigue. I loved getting to meet the Delta Force team too and now I can't wait to get the rest of their stories.
Jun 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was mourning the end of my beloved SEALS; but, I got over it because Author Susan Stoker had the new Delta series waiting! It helped that my SEALS made an appearance in Rescuing Rayne.

Stranded overnight in London, Ghost and Rayne meet. Rayne is not looking to hook up and Ghost does not do relationships. The more time Ghost spends with Rayne, the more he wants her---temporarily. Rayne is a good girl, but her inner bad girl is bitch-slapping the good girl into the closet! So, what happens? Do th
❤️ Dorsey aka Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️

4 ”One Night Only” Stars!!

Ghost and Rayne meet at London Airport when their flight is cancelled until the following day. Rayne is a Flight Attendant and Ghost is a Delta Force Soldier just returning from a mission. After striking up a conversation and having a mutual attraction they decide spend the day together…and the night.

Just one night, no strings and no regrets. Ghost is adamant that he is not a commitment type of guy especially with his secretive and dangerous job, he makes it abunda
5 Delta Stars for Ghost!!

Hot, sexy, and dangerous!

Rescuing Rayne

Ghost is a Delta Force soldier on his way home from a top secret mission. when his flight gets canceled in London. By chance, he meets Rayne, an air hostess that is supposed to be on the same flight as him. Once they get talking there is an obvious connection, it’s electric. When they learn that they have a whole day in London, Ghost offers to tour the city with Rayne, but he also gives her two options. One – To tour the city and spend the nigh

Feb 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Rescuing Rayne (Book 1)

Rescuing Rayne is the first book in Susan Stoker's new Delta Force Heroes Series. Each book will be a stand-alone and doesn't have to be read in order.

Keane "Ghost" Bryson is heading back to Texas after completing another mission with his team. He doesn't expect to meet the one woman that seems to be made for him during his layover in London. But when his flight home gets delayed until the next day, Ghost and Rayne spend the day exploring the city. Unfort
Susan Stoker= auto buy! I love these stories! I also love that the other series are intertwined. When I stumbled upon the SEAL series, I knew loved it. I didn't want it to end. Now that we get small glimpses or references to them I am a happy girl. you have a loyal fan in me! ...more
3.5 stars

I was torn over this rating. I enjoyed the story. It was pretty good, until the hero abandoned her with a lame note. In general, I like my heroes to have a set of balls, and I just do not enjoy when they do not. Now he definitely pulled it together after some serious "girl like" counseling from his badass Delta and Seal brothers (which was super weird). But he did not go after her. She was set in his path. So it is hard for me to feel the love, when I know that he should have never gone
Feb 14, 2019 added it
Yet another DNF.

I've tried a couple of times with Susan Stoker, but her books are just not my jam. I don't know how to say it other than she writes very traditional heroes and heroines. The H is always a no-relationship kind of guy who swears he isn't a romantic, and that the women he has one-night stands with understand the score. The heroine has never had a one-night stand and wants to find true love. (Is there a MadLibs-style book out there that authors are using to write their books? Because
Avid Reader Amy's Reviews
Jan 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
**ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.**

Rescuing Rayne is the start of a brand new series called Delta Force Heroes. Fans of Stoker's SEAL of Protection series will find an easy transition into this series. It also helps that a few SEAls drop in occasionally too. This Rayne and Ghost's story. Ghost is a love 'em and leave 'em kind of guy. He isn't that way to purposely hurt women, in his eyes he thinks he is protecting them. He is a part of a Delta Force team. He knows hi
Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-own
This was good. Stuff was blowing up, people being kidnapped, barely escaping with your life intact. It semi-fulfilled my action need.

There could have been more action, but I'm an action junkie so take that criticism with a grain of salt.
Also, there was a lull in the book when the MC's are separated, but it was gearing up for the good stuff!

What I liked about the way Susan Stoker wrote this?
Typically after the climax, authors end the story shortly thereafter. However, Susan did not. I was exci
Elizabeth Neal
Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I think we can agree that regardless of how much you love an author, that doesn't always mean you'll like everything they write, as not everything is for everyone and tastes do vary. However, Susan is one of those rare authors for me...I have loved every book she has written and this one is no exception. I love the fact that I know I'm reading a new book with each release. Yes, some of the characters will be reoccurring due to it being a series, but the character's personalities are never the sa ...more
Jennifer Lane
Delta Force Badass Falls for Flight Attendant

A solid romantic suspense from a new-to-me author. Keane Bryson aka "Ghost" is on his way home from a secret mission when his connecting flight in London gets cancelled. Lucky for him, he meets flight attendant, Rayne, at the airport, and they decide to spend the day together.

Freaked out by their connection, and knowing his dangerous career makes a romantic relationship near impossible, Ghost ghosts on her.

Fast forward a few months and Rayne's sight-s
The Hero Captain Keane “Ghost” Bryson is 36.
The Heroine Rayne Jackson is 28.

This is a new to me author.

There are quite a few references made to situations / events from other books / series, hence it is advisable to read the books of the series SEAL OF PROTECTION before reading this book for better understanding of the past events and also keeping track of all the secondary characters from the other books / series.

The other members of the Hero’s team make appearances thereby paving the way for
2OCC Reviews
Jun 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adore this authors books, every time I read one I think the next one cant get better, It can and it does.

This starts of with a one night stand, but they have such a connection. Once the morning comes neither of them are to see each other again.

Rayne, I loved her, she was such a brilliant character, she was strong and independent. I loved how she was the night in London with Ghost, From the very beginning I was drawn to her character. During the terrorist situation, Rayne is in the h
Romance Between The Sheets
I actually read and loved Rescuing Emily (Book 2 of the Delta Force Heroes) first and it was great to see that story overlap with this one. Emily and Fletch were wonderful characters and I loved their story.

Ghost and Rayne’s story takes place over a long period of time, they first meet and then reconnect months later. The initial meeting I really enjoyed, there were no expectations, they had fun and enjoyed their moment in time. Their one night stand was passionate and when he leaves broke my he
Ashlee Lau
Nov 19, 2017 rated it did not like it

I have tried to get through Susan's books in the past because I see these 5 star reviews. I thought "Maybe these are her first books, let me try something new"....

The writing is repatative, switches POV each paragraph, with lots of unnecessary words. And all of her characters are the same person with a new name. It just is missing....something.

Even the sex scenes the dialogue is weird, and there is too much filler. It just isn't well balanced.

I ended up not being able to make myself finish the
Diane (Books and Tequila Blog)
I loved this story. A one night stand that is hard to forget and then fate puts them together again in the worst possible circumstance.

“The scars will fade, but, Rayne, the scars only show the world how tough you are.”

I can already tell that I will need to read this whole series! I think I have a new addiction and it’s called Delta Force Heroes!
-5 Stars!-
Teresa Lara
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love Rayne and Ghost amazing loving emotional story.Cant wait for book 2
3 "It's fate" stars!

Rescuing Rayne is the first book in the Delta Force Heroes series written by Susan Stoker. Captain Keane "Ghost" Bryson is part of the elite Delta Force military team who is returning to Texas from a top secret mission. During a layover in London, he meets Rayne, a beautiful flight attendant who is also on her way to Texas. After their flight is canceled, they decide to pass the time exploring London and see where the night takes them.

“So today can go one of two ways. We can
J. W. Garrett
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” –Joseph Campbell

Book 1 in the ‘Delta Force Heroes’ series. There are 9 books so far and each features a different member or hero of Delta Force. This was a free offer on Amazon and this is my honest review.

Rating MA: mature audience, explicit language, graphic sexual descriptions [soft porn], trigger warnings for violent physical acts, explicit descriptions of violent intentions… the enemy hadn’t raped her [yet]
Kate McMurry

An unexpected flight cancellation leads to a life-changing, romantic adventure in London that flight attendant, Rayne Jackson, never imagined possible. After less than 24 hours spent with a handsome, enigmatic stranger, whom she is sure must be a spy or a soldier, finds Rayne falling in love. Unfortunately, the wonderful man whose tender attentiveness has captured her mind and heart has warned her, up front, that all he can offer her is that one, unforgettable day.

Keane "Ghost" Bryson is a Delta
Elizabeth Bennet
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you are partial to books with action and testosterone this is your book. Keane is in the Delta Force a secret government group of men whose faces do not become attached to their missions. They risk their lives for their country but it can not be known. That is their bond. The men are a tight knit group that are as loyal to each other as they are to their country. Keane AKA Ghost is delayed at an airport when he meets Rayne. She is so different from anyone that he's ever known but he still kno ...more
Tina "IRead2Escape"
Hotness Rating 3 out of 5

Any of you that have read Susan Stoker is probably already a fan. Rescuing Rayne will turn you into a super fan. I seriously loved every word. It seemed so genuine and you just felt like the characters were real people. The story had a great balance of action, love, friendship and conversation. The characters were well developed creating that bond that only the best writers can create.

Ghost, a member of the elite Delta Force, has to keep the majority of what he does and
Lula Pantoofle
May 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
DNF 50%. This book just wasn’t for me. Rayne is a flight attendant who has a one night stand with Ghost, a Delta force soldier. Later she is in a hostage situation in Egypt.

I bailed at this point because I was just bored.

The initial scenes of touring London were just dull for me mainly because I live in London and it was just one big sight-seeing trip of stuff that I’ve already seen and is a bit boring for me. It just went on and on and on.

Rayne finds Ghost’s basic good manners romantic and r
Feb 09, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, military, e-book, rw, 2016
With the charm of what happened in London how could you not root for Ghost and Rayne as a couple. I hated that Ghost left her there, hated that both of them felt lost and knew that trouble would be brewing and Ghost would come to the rescue.

It was great to see Ghost get the lecture from Wolf, someone who had been there, done that with a woman. Better was that he did it around all of Ghost's teammates and they agreed with him. Rayne took the truth of Ghost's life pretty good and started looking
4 Stars... Susan Stoker is a new to me author; this is the first series I have read by her... Overall, I enjoyed this read... Both Keane Bryson and Rayne Jackson were memorable characters for me... Both possessed strength, loyalty, intelligence, and passion.... Their chemistry with one another was explosive but balanced between his alpha persona and her sweetness (Also very feisty!)... The storyline, although difficult at times simply due to content, was thrilling and intriguing... At times, som ...more
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