In Nobody’s Lost by Kallypso Masters, Megan Gallagher, half-sister to Adam Montague, finds herself the victim of a robbery. When she tells Adam about it, Adam calls Ryder Wilson, one of his Marines to check on Megan. Ryder is struggling with PTSD and has retreated from society, preferring to live in isolation. When Adam calls though, Ryder is unable to tell his former sergeant no, so he heads out for Megan’s place. Both are immediately attracted to each other but with Ryder struggling with PTSD, can they find love?
Like some fans, I was disappointed to hear that this would be the next book in the series instead of Luke and Cassie. One thing I have learned from following authors on Facebook, is that sometimes characters won’t shut up and demand to have their story told. Obviously it was time for Megan and Ryder to have their story told.
One of the things I love about this series is how Masters writes about her warriors. None of them are the perfect knight in shining armor coming to rescue the damsel in distress. Many of them have returned from war physically and emotionally scarred.
In Ryder’s case, he is dealing with severe PTSD. Masters touches briefly on how the VA failed Ryder without being overly political but remaining true to reality. Bitter about his struggles with a mental illness, Ryder cuts himself off and nearly loses Megan because of it. Finally Ryder ends up getting help from an alternative source and goes after Megan.
One of the other thing I enjoy about this series is that it’s not always hearts and rainbows after her couples get their HEA. Master writes about realistic problems that all couples face. While Ryder and Megan do eventually get their HEA, Masters lets the reader know that there are still some huge obstacles the couple must overcome (which hopefully means we’ll see more of them in further books! ).
This was another great addition to one of my favorite series. If you like military romances with a lot of heat, this series is something you should definitely download.
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About the Book:
Author: Kallypso Masters
Release Date: December 2014 – Revised May 18, 2015
Category: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Source: Purchased from Amazon
Ryder Wilson returned from serving multiple deployments but can’t leave the hell of combat behind him. Frustrated and ashamed of his inability to function in the world as well as the veterans he served with, he retreated, choosing to engage only with those he trusted. When retired Master Sergeant Adam Montague sends him on a mission to protect his sister from some unknown danger, Ryder’s days of hiding out may be over. Can he fulfill his mission without failing again?
Megan Gallagher has two big-brother Marines bent on protecting her from the evils of the world, but she’s tougher than they think. When her older brother sends Ryder, one of his recon Marines, to her doorstep in the wee hours one night following a break-in, she realizes he needs rescuing more than she does. A friendship forms quickly, but unexpected passions run hot and complicate her resolve never to have a romantic relationship, much less marriage. So why are her body and her heart betraying her every time he comes near?
Can these two wounded people lower their defenses long enough to allow love to grow?