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Lethal Balance

(Sons of the Survivalist #2)

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  1,625 ratings  ·  173 reviews
His name means hunter. 

Once the best assassin in black ops, Cazador is now the best at saving lives.  His path has changed from seeking bloody vengeance to running a health clinic in Rescue, Alaska.

He will never again risk loving someone he can’t protect.

His mother and sister were murdered in front of him, his fiancée slaughtered in a war zone.  Despite his popularity

Kindle Edition, 394 pages
Published November 26th 2019 by VanScoy Publishing Group (first published November 21st 2019)
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Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
She needed to remember to keep her distance from Cazador, mentally and physically and every other way.

It doesn't matter what genre it is, there's one constant when it comes to Cherise Sinclair books: the woman can WRITE. Whether it's writing tortured heroes with a heart of gold, or immeasurably strong heroines that are fully capable of fighting their own battles, Cherise just delivers each and every single time. This is a very different series from what I'm used to of hers. It
Dec 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Lethal Balance is another five star offering from Cherise Sinclair, with non-stop action, characters you want to meet and a well developed plot.

As usual, the author draws the reader into her world and sets up a story line that makes you want to stay in that world.

This is the second in the Sons of the Survivalist series and is a worthy followup to the first. Cazador Ramierz is the youngest and smallest of the four street kids adopted by Sergeant Mako, who took them from an abusive foster home and
Ivy Deluca
Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Quick(ish) Review
Ms. Sinclair’s latest series has been a departure in some respects, but still familiar in the ways that count.

JJ, a cop in Arizona who has been dealing with systematic harassment from her ex who’s also a cop. Her reputation is in tatters, everyone believing her ex’s lies about her, thinking that she’s basically sleeping her way through the force. When she realizes she has no backup and her life is in danger from these lies, she decides to answer the ad for a deputy in the littl
Jacqueline J
Solid read. Second in the series. Willing to read the rest.
This book was good but not spectacular. I enjoyed the little girl. There was so much of her though that it took away from the romance. The romance was pretty low key. Not much tension between the hero and the heroine. They fell in love pretty easy and there was no real conflict between them. The climax of the book was driven by the child and not the couple.
Probably will not reread.

Cherise Sinclair is back with another book in the Sons of the Survivalist series. It features another one of the brothers. It’s Caz’s book and if you’re a fan of Spanish accents, then you’re probably going to love this book.

I really loved the heroine of this book. She was sassy and strong, which is actually what a lot of Sinclair’s heroines are, but it did take me a lot longer to warm up to Caz for some reason. I liked him, but I never really fell for him in the same way I have with some of
Dec 03, 2019 rated it liked it
It was OK. I liked the trope, but the writing style wasn't my fav in this one. For starters, once the young girl Regan (aged about 9?) entered the scene, there were several scenes told through her POV, which I found a little weird and I didn't like it. I wanted the adults' POV.

There was also too much moralising/proselytising going on. Right through the book, I felt as if life lessons were being forced down my throat. They were common sense things generally I agreed with, but I didn't like the wa
♂♀♂ Mary's Menage Reviews ♂♂♀
What can I say more than all the excellent reviews already?

Kept me on my toes, couldn’t let it down, refused to go to sleep at 1:26am in order to finish the story...

I preferred this book 2 versus book 1... and book 1 was already great!

Anyway, I found everything I wanted in this story and more.

Cherise Sinclair is my favorite author. There. I said it. Regardless the genre she chose to deliver, it is a winner.

This story was all about family and love.
Cécile Smits
Finding a new story by Cherise always makes me so happy!
And i always pre-order without a second thought.
Because i KNOW it will be another treat,another beauty.
One that nestles in my heart,right next to all her other beauties.
With or without the BDSM element,they are all so special!

The second story of the Sons of the Survivalist is about Caz.
Like his brothers,he has his own traumas to deal with.
Feeling like he failed to save his mother and sister when he was a kid,ánd losing his girlfriend did a
Maria Dimitrova
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I always love Cherise Sinclair's books and this one did not disappoint. Caz is amazing and damn I wish there were guys like him (well not Caz from the start of the book but the one from the later part) in real life. JJ - she's precisely what a good role model should be. How could I not love this book??? ...more
This was absoultely fabulous and for me personally so much better than the first book but then I am a sucker for a Dad romance especially when he didn't know he had a daughter.

What this book has going for it.

- JJ, a strong, loyal heroine with a heart of gold. We get her POV

- Regan, Caz's daughter who is spitfire and just adorable. Regan has her POV as well.

- Caz, a loyal man (although a man-ho before he met JJ) then with JJ and Regan he cleaned his act up. All her Heroes are solid, respectful
Dec 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
Enjoyed reading it but I came away feeling that the book was too perfect ... H and h gainfully employed with a sense of civic responsibility, perfect brother's, perfect mindset, perfect daughter ... made me feel slightly disconnected ... ...more
Ann Hupe
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As much as I was happy with Not a Hero (Sons of the Survivalist Book 1), I thoroughly enjoyed this novel which delved deeper into the storyline of four foster brothers raised by a psychologically damaged veteran who raised them totally off the grid in South-Central Alaska (more inland from Seward in the Kenai Peninsula). This time, it’s Cazador’s turn to find romance and companionship.

Cazador’s definition of companionship was one-night stands and nothing more. And he’s very open and honest to hi
Mar 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: b-2020-read, 4-stars

4 stars ⭐️

I am really enjoying this series. I love the family atmosphere. Mako may have not had any idea on how to raise 4 boys but he taught them how to take care of themselves and how to treat women. The guys are lethal and yet because of their upbringing find joy in the simplest things as well as being together as a family unit.

The women in this series are also written well. They all are able to take care of themselves and can think for themselves. They talk and work out issues before t
Deanie Nelder
Jul 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Cazador Ramirez, the second of the Sons of the Survivalist, has a reputation as the ladies' man of Rescue, Alaska. An ex-military Nurse Practitioner who runs the town clinic, he doesn't get involved with town residents. Deputy Jayden Jenner (aka JJ) has come to Alaska to escape on-the-job sexual harassment, not hook up with the town's Casanova, but since this is a romance novel, they're thrown together through circumstances (including the arrival of Cazador's previously unknown daughter, Regan). ...more
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Once again Cherise Sinclair delivers with a heartwarming story

A man who couldn’t prevent the deaths of his loved ones and never wants to love again, until a woman let down by the living and don’t want her heart to be broken again, and brave little girl who never knew love steal his heart.

Unlike her Shadowlands and Dark Haven or Mountain Masters books this series isn’t BDSM Romance but still this book is very much a Cherise Sinclair story. Strong characters, solid plot and interesting side charac
When I read the first book in this Shadowlands same world/spin-off I wasn't sure how I'd like it. The first (Not a Hero) was a very good intro into the Alaskan town of Rescue, Mako (Zachary Grayson's friend) and his "sons". This installment brought it all together and, added benny, featured a nine-year-old who immediately stole my heart. 🥰 I'm looking forward to reading Bull's story next and I'm curious about Hawk's past, as well.

There were so many quotes I loved:
In your darkest hour, when
Dec 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, 2019, e-book
I really like the guys of Rescue, but wasn’t too hot to read this one. I’m not a fan of the man-whore who is reformed when he meets the right woman. I liked JJ, but didn’t thought she could do better than Cazador. What won me over to root for them as a couple was Regan. I’m a sucker for the surprise kid, one who is precocious and how the new parent doesn’t have a clue how to deal with them. This fit Regan and Cazador to a t! Cazador took the right tone with Regan from the start, honest and treat ...more
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Powerful emotions were brought out in Cherise Sinclair's latest book, Lethal Balance. I loved Caz and was glad to see the story of his past and how it shaped the way he is today. JJ, the heroine, is a tough, no nonsense LEO but she also has a side that she's been forced to hide. I really hurt for her before she met Caz and she's endured a lot. The drama and intrigue kept me turning the pages and when someone unexpected shows up, I was shocked! This was such a good book and i can't wait for Bull' ...more
Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
Marie's Tempting Reads ARC Review:

Cherise Sinclair swept me away on a tidal wave of heat, feels, intensity and a stunning environment that left me once again, breathless!

Lethal Balance was exactly the kind of story I can expect to get from Miss Sinclair. Powerful with deep emotions and a strong hero who oozes sexuality and dominance and who cares for those close to him as well as a heroine who is equally as tough, beautiful, sweet and has incredible smarts. The story itself is intriguing and the
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it (except for the cover... but I won't take out a star for that)! Really sweet, from an author who's like comfort food to me. ...more
Dec 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2020
4,5 stars
~~~Heather S.~~~
Jan 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
Auto-read author, another great story!
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reading this book you experience such a wide range of emotions. The depth and intensity are strong in this one.

Along with the emotionally intense story is such realistic descriptions of the Alaskan landscapes and both the beauty and the danger of living in a small town.

At this moment I want to say I think this is the best book Cherise has written. Of course that may change with the next book but for right now I loved every aspect of this book.
Wendy Moore
Mar 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Caz, JJ and Regan are a great addition to the series. Caz and JJ's romance was a nice slow burn. And watching them build their relationship with Regan. Was great catching up with Gabe and Audrey and looking foreward to Bull and Hawk's story. ...more
I enjoyed this book. Both characters were relatable and likable. It kept me interested and I'm looking forward to the next book. I liked that she had Audrey and Gabe in the book, yet she never lost focus on the main couple, and how you got to know the other two brothers a little more too. ...more
Red Talisman
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! I enjoyed every second it took me to read it.

After reading the Prequel and book 1 I was interested enough in the character of Cazador. Because of my latino roots and nationality I wasn't so interested in his roots because I'm often annoyed by the portrayal of the classic "Mexican" as if they were the only latinos around, but I have to make an exception to how Cazador turned out to be. In his case he wasn't so cliché, in the way he talked or his appearance or his past, this made
Twinsie Talk Angie J
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Oh these boys!! I am so in love with this series!! I mean each brother I fall for but I think broken Hawk is going to win my heart I the end.

Caz is such a great character. He is so full of love, but he will not fall in love. He will love and care for those in his fa
Oct 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lethal Balance
Sons of the Survivalist #2
by Cherise Sinclair
Narrated by Gunnar Qualen and Jenna St Claire

I know when I start a Cherise Sinclair book, I am in for a treat. No matter the trope, she writes a smart story I can get lost in. This Sons of the Survivalist series is fast becoming a favorite, with wonderful heroes, incredible scenery and a suspense filled story that holds me til the very end. This is book two and it features the tortured soul of Cazador. He is taken in after the death of
Dec 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Lethal Balance is the second book in the Sons of Survivalist series by the amazing author Cherise Sinclair. She been a one-click author for me since I read her first book many years ago, and I continue to love her work and look forward to each novel she writes.

This series is sent in the Alaksan wilderness, and features rugged, alpha, ex-military heroes. Caz is strong, sexy and dominant, even though no BDSM play takes place. His backstory has a huge impact on his ability to develop a relationship
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