Someone Like Her
By Sandra Owens
K2 Special Services series, book #2
Category: Contemporary Romance
Overall Rating: 4.1
- Captivation: 4
- Sizzle: 4
- Romance: 4
- Enjoyment: 4.5
- Literacy: 4
Book Description: Named for three presidents, Jackson Kennedy Buchanan is proud of his SEAL nickname. Jake, known to the team as Romeo, has yet to meet a woman he didn’t like. There is one though who sets his heart to racing in a way the others don’t. She is off-limits, however, and his boss—her brother—has made that very clear.
Troubled by a childhood that still haunts her, Maria Kincaid goes searching for a father she’s never met. With a list of three possibilities, she decides to pay a call on the man living closest and interrupts an assault on a teenaged girl. After barely getting her and the girl away, Maria realizes she’s left her purse behind and the attacker now has her name and address.
Unable to return to her apartment, she hides out in a motel room and calls Jake Buchanan, her brother’s second in command, and tells him she’s in trouble. Jake, a man who believes he isn’t capable of committing to one woman, knows he should stay as far away from Maria as possible. She’s in trouble though and he’ll just lend a hand, then return to his life as Romeo.
As Jake soon learns, some things are easier said than done.
Captivation: Initially I struggled to get into this book because I wasn’t too fond of the man-whore hero… but that changed for me fairly quickly and I read straight through stopping only for a few moments here and there.
Sizzle: The actual intimacy scenes are fairly typical, and to me, not the most spine-tingling… BUT (yes, those are capitals) the seduction scenes are pretty sensational.
Romance: Starting the book off somewhat weary I soon found the story of Jake and Maria to be very sweet, relatable, and entertaining. The internal struggles and relationship building in this book are both entertaining and frustrating in a good way.
Enjoyment: I really enjoy this author; she does a truly fantastic job pulling in all emotions without overwhelming one or another. I’m finding this series to be among the top of my contemporary romance favorites!
Literacy: I found a very few editing errors, not really anything distracting.
Overall, this book was a surprisingly great read, and definitely on my read-again bookshelf.