Someone To Come Back To ( Book One In The Omega Security Series) by Roisin Black
Release Date: April 13, 2016
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What Worked For Me:
Someone To Come Back To was a beautiful love story between a bad-ass alpha male, John, and a stubborn and determined trauma surgeon, Maggie. Both meet in the Adirondack Mountains when Maggie’s car breaks down while she is trying to make it to a cabin retreat where she can lick her wounds after rather tragic loss she witnessed while on the job. John himself is seeking solitude to heal his soul-deep wounds after witnessing too much loss and destruction during his tours as a Navy Seal and by a past he just can’t quite come to terms with. These two unlikely people find each other and are instantly attracted to the other but they fight this attraction, as best they can. I loved these two individually and cheered with happiness when they finally got together. They have smoldering hot passion and it was overwhelmingly heartwarming to witness these two battered souls finding their footing in a brand new relationship, a relationship that neither wanted nor ever expected. As forces around them, from Mother Nature to meddling friends conspired to keep them together, John’s feelings about leaving Maggie when he deployed again ultimately force him to make a sacrifice that almost destroys both of them. This book was a poignant reminder of how much our soldiers sacrifice to keep us safe and secure in our own worlds and the author brought out so many different emotions, from laughter to tears, it was virtually impossible to put the book down. John was gorgeous and kind but displayed a few alpha-male moments that sent me into an all-over body tingle. And seeing this man fall in love….it was awe-inspiring. Maggie was courageous and strong and I cheered for her as she persevered over and over, realizing mistakes she had made in life and her determination to keep moving on, pushing herself to be better and re-prioritize the way she is living. The plot was strong and while it was a little slow moving in the beginning, once I was hooked there was no going back. We are introduced to some secondary characters in this book and I can’t wait to have their stories told. There is a little bit of action and suspense thrown in to get your heart racing even more. I won’t even go into the surprising twist in the story that had my heart and brain exploding with happiness and euphoria! Roisin Black is a new author for me but I look forward to reading more books by her. She has a fresh and exciting voice and the remarkable ability to make you get lost in a story and feel every emotion her characters are experiencing. Very Well Done!
What Didn’t Work For Me:
The plot was a little slow moving in the beginning. It didn’t quite “catch” my attention solidly until about 8 chapters into the book. However, once it did, I could not put it down!
Would I Recommend This Book:
Final Star Rating:
Lieutenant John Sullivan of the U.S. Navy SEALs is used to control in all things and especially when it comes to love. He has one rule.
- NOT. GO. THERE.
A recent mission gone wrong sees him seeking refuge at his cabin in the Adirondack wilderness, a place where he goes to deal with the things he has to do as part of his job.
Dr. Maggie O’Brien, Senior Trauma Surgeon at Hillview hospital, New York is dedicated to saving the lives of her patients, leaving her little time for anything resembling a personal life.
When it comes to love she has one belief.
- TIME. FOR. THAT.
A work related crisis sees her fleeing New York for the seclusion of the Adirondacks where her burnt-out body and weary soul crave solitude .
The last thing John Sullivan wants whilst he tries to deal with the emotional aftermath of his last mission is the distraction of a fiery red-head with curves that would tempt a saint.
The last thing Maggie O’Brien wants as she finally takes some time to examine her life is to deal with her body’s unwanted response to the bossy, over-bearing man who rescued her in the woods and who drives her crazy in every way.
Soon, though, each realizes the other may not be what they want but what they need.
However, ghosts from the past and shocking events from the present shake John to his core and lead him to make a fateful decision that may just cause him to lose the woman he loves, forever.
The silence stretched between them like an elastic band about to snap and Maggie became increasingly uncomfortable. She sipped at her wine and stared straight ahead, afraid to look in John’s direction.
“Maggie,” John said in a low voice, “have you ever been spanked?”
Wine sprayed from Maggie’s mouth as she sputtered in shock and her head swiveled around at such a speed there was a distinct danger it might detach from her neck.
“Whaaaaat?” she screeched, her eyes wide with astonishment. Of all the things she had expected him to say, asking her if she’d ever been spanked certainly hadn’t been one of them.
“I asked you if you’d ever been spanked?” he repeated and from the look on his face and the tone of his voice he was deadly serious.
Maggie shook her head.
“No, I’ve never been spanked, why…. why would you ask such a thing?”
“Because I want to know if I’d be the first.”
Maggie looked at him like she was seeing him for the first time.
“Why would you want to spank me?” she asked.
“I didn’t say I wanted to but if you say sorry for what happened today one more time then I will go all Christian Grey on you and put you over my knee and spank you till you can’t remember the damned word. I’ll admit, meeting someone hadn’t been part of my plan when I came up here but I’ll never regret meeting you Maggie and having this time with you, so please don’t apologize for any of it.”
It was Maggie’s turn to be speechless.
He reached out and took her hand in his.
“Now get over here and put that mouth of yours to some good use.”
Maggie put her glass down and lowered herself onto his lap. He enfolded her in a rock-hard caress and she touched her lips off his in a whisper of a kiss. Then she smudged her lips against his, taking his lower lip into her mouth, sucking it gentle and slow. He groaned and she released it as she looked into his eyes and what she saw there in that unguarded moment caused her heart to soar, for there, in the dark amber of his eyes, were John’s feelings for her, raw and exposed. The sight was mesmerizing.
She expected him to try to look away or disentangle himself but he didn’t. He remained underneath her, his face turned up to hers, all his emotions laid bare, his vulnerabilities unmasked and on show – unhidden and unprotected. No words passed between them but so much was said. Maggie swallowed past the lump in her throat and felt her heart swell in her chest as a host of butterflies danced across her tummy. Without breaking eye contact she lowered her lips and kissed him again.
“Maggie, Jesus Maggie, what the fuck have you done to me,” John whispered as he finally closed his eyes and kissed her as if he wanted to possess her heart and soul.
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When or at what age did you know you wanted to be a writer?
I was always a storyteller and as I grew up I realised I could marry my ability with the English language to all the stories roaming around my head and get them down on paper. At about ten years of age I was producing little homemade “books” and at fourteen I even “launched” a local magazine! I didn’t think of writing as a viable career until my mid-twenties when I became a journalist but that didn’t provide enough of an outlet for my imagination, so I eventually decided to focus on writing books.
What is the earliest age you remember reading your first book?
My earliest memory is of reading Robin Hood. I remember the description of him being dressed in “lincoln green” and wondering what sort of green that was! I was most troubled by this. I’d say I was about seven at the time. The book was a present from Santa Claus and it was my first book with no pictures. I can’t tell you how disgusted I was at Santa for bringing me a book with no pictures!
What genre of books do you enjoy reading?
Traditionally I love crime fiction and I always thought that would be what I would write so no-one is more surprised than me that I have written nothing to do with crime fiction! In recent years I have been reading a lot of romance and romantic suspense – which I really enjoy. I also love the classics – anything by Jane Austen, The Bronte sisters, Thomas Hardy etc. I adore beautifully written books so will often have a look at the writers listed for big international literary prizes and check out the books. This is how I came to read Atonement by Ian McEwan, one of my favourite books. I also love reading collections of poetry – Yeats, Kavanagh, Seamus Heaney.
What is your favourite book?
Book? Do I have to pick just one? Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams. The Hunger Games trilogy and The Twilight series. Some recent favourites are Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan and Consolation & Conviction by Corinne Michaels.
You know I think we all have a favourite author. Who is your favourite author and why?
I love Ian McEwan for the richness of his prose and imagery. Kaylea Cross for her tight plots, thorough research and great sex scenes. Suzanne Collins for her brutal and unflinching subject matter. Thomas Hardy for his beautiful imagery, George R.R. Martin for his incredible world-building and Stieg Larsson for Lisbeth Salander. Mia Sheridan, Corinne Michaels, Kristen Ashley and E.S. Carter for their wonderful characters, great storylines and depth of character.
If you could travel back in time here on earth to any place or time. Where would you go and why?
I’d go back to London 1938 and tell, the then British Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain just how Adolf Hitler and Nazism were going to pan out and that he needs to abandon appeasement and take action.
When writing a book do you find that writing comes easy for you or is it a difficult task?
Finding the time to write and being able to get into the right headspace is difficult – never the writing itself.
Do you have any little fuzzy friends? Like a dog or a cat? Or any pets?
Oh Yes! I’m a dog nut! I adore my dogs! I’m still grieving over the loss of Miss Billie – a lab collie cross and a huge character – loved by all who met her. She died just before Christmas. I still miss my old girl Zara, an amazing German Shepherd who was in my life for over ten years.
What is your “to die for”, favorite food/foods to eat?
Oh this is easy! Fresh Atlantic lobster plucked from the pristine waters of the west of Ireland, served with lemon or garlic butter. New potatoes freshly dug from my dad’s garden and his sweet carrots and my mother’s scones and apple pies are unbeatable.
Do you have any advice for anyone that would like to be an author?
Not to be all “famous sport’s brand” about this but just do it! I’d also say don’t waste your precious time with traditional / legacy publishers. Indie publishing is the way to go – if you are a success then the legacy publishers will come looking for you and that’s the way to have them.
Róisín Black comes from the West of Ireland, a place where storytelling is a way of life. She’s a dreamer, a wanderer and a writer. In amongst extensive wandering and dreaming she has managed to carve out a successful career as a journalist, hold-down a marriage, produce two amazing children and spend her time with some pretty cool dogs. She currently lives in Queensland, Australia.