Sooo lets get straight into the second instillation of the protectors series named Salvation by Sloane Kennedy shall we? So we have Ronan you remember him from the previous book as the big bad brooding guy who didn’t really talk and who Jonas felt the need to blame everything on. Yupp Ronan. Man I wanted this book and I wanted it bad. I had high expectations and man did it delivered.
Trauma surgeon Ronan Grisham lost everything the day the man he loved was stolen from him in a brutal attack. Driven by a thirst for vengeance, he turns his hatred into building an underground group that can do what he couldn’t that fateful day…take the lives of the guilty to save the lives of the innocent. But years later, he’s forced to confront the one link to his past that he can’t sever.
Seven years after the loss of his parents in a violent home invasion that left him permanently scarred both inside and out, 21-year-old Seth Nichols is trying to put his life back together so he can take over the reins of his father’s global shipping empire. But the last person he expects to come back into his life is the man he drove away with one innocent, stolen kiss.
With one brush of his lips, Seth managed to do to Ronan what no other had since the day Ronan watched the light in his fiancé’s eyes go out forever. He made him need again. But Ronan can’t need anyone, least of all his dead fiancé’s younger brother. Because even one touch from Seth could shatter Ronan’s carefully constructed world and Ronan knows there’s no coming back from that a second time.
But when a series of escalating attacks against Seth forces Ronan back into his life, Seth knows it’s his last chance to show Ronan he can be the man the broken surgeon needs. Only the Ronan who returns isn’t the Ronan Seth fell in love with so long ago…
So we have Ronan and big bad gorgeous killing machine. Hell bent on getting vengeance on the scum of the earth. His fiancé Trace has died and he is in love with Trace’s younger brother Seth. Instead of allowing himself a chance at happiness he pushes Seth away every chance he gets. Its like a tug of war with these two.
Seth has been in love with Ronan since he met him, his first love. Ronan always the hero never teased him. That love grew deeper and more intense throughout the years. Seth lost his parents in a violent robbery and then his brother in a military “accident”. Then Ronan when he went away after one kiss. He always longed for Ronan only to have him walk away repeatedly.
Salvation is the story of two people getting to know each other as they are now and not as they were. This is about a first love trying to make it work even though it shouldn’t. Seth was no longer sweet and naïve, while Ronan was no longer a “do good” DR. The sex was explosive and the story line was intriguing and kept me on my toes.
I gave it a 4.5.What is your favorite first love romance? Leave me a comment below. Until Next Time.