Monday, December 16, 2013

Teaser Tuesday 200: The Unsung Hero

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current book or recent read.
* Share a few "teaser" sentences from somewhere in the book.
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away. You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title and author so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!




Wow, my 200th Teaser Tuesday post! This week I am reading a rom-suspense by Suzanne Brockmann, The Unsung Hero. There are actually three interwoven storyslines in the book, and I have enjoyed seeing how the different strands tie together. While I am enjoying Tom and Kelly's story (the primary thread), the flashbacks to WWII (secondary thread) have especially intrigued me. Here's the opening to Tom and Kelly's story:


Tom was at least twenty yards from the shelter of the rocks when he heard the Seahawk blow behind him, felt the force of the explosion send him hurtling through the air. The ground came up to meet him far too quickly.

(Prologue)






And Here's a snippet from Joe and Cybele's story:

"You’re not alone," he told her. "I’m here." He reached for her, but she pulled away. She didn’t want him. God, that hurt.

"I wish I could love you," she said wistfully.

When Joe looked at Cybele, he, too, felt hope with his despair, despite his hurt, despite his anger. "Maybe someday you will."

(Chapter Thirteen)




ABOUT THE BOOK:
Series: Troubleshooters #1

With her dynamic novels in the Tall, Dark and Dangerous series, bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann has proven herself a master storyteller. Her rare gift for blending intense adventure with sensuous romance has captivated readers, who especially relish her vivid portrayals of the dashing men of the U.S. Navy SEALS. Now, in "The Unsung Hero," Brockmann has created her most unforgettable book yet--a poignant story of a love that will reveal hidden truths and bring two solitary people together . . . against all odds.

After a near-fatal head injury, navy SEAL lieutenant Tom Paoletti catches a terrifying glimpse of an international terrorist in his New England hometown. When he calls for help, the navy dismisses the danger as injury-induced imaginings. In a desperate, last-ditch effort to prevent disaster, Tom creates his own makeshift counterterrorist team, assembling his most loyal officers, two elderly war veterans, a couple of misfit teenagers, and Dr. Kelly Ashton-the sweet "girl next door" who has grown into a remarkable woman. The town's infamous bad boy, Tom has always longed for Kelly. Now he has one final chance for happiness, one last chance to win her heart, and one desperate chance to save the day . . . .





20 comments:

Shelley Munro said...

I read this book a few years ago. I always enjoy Ms. Brockmann's books.

Enjoy!

Here's My Teaser

Heather said...

Shelley: Yeah, I'm a little behind in picking up this series, but I do enjoy Brockmann's writing.

Alice Audrey said...

I loved this book. But then I tend to like all Brockmann.

Gigi Ann said...

I'm not familiar with this author, looks like I will have to check her out and see what I'm missing. Thanks for the visit today.

Heather said...

Alice: I admit, I have not read many books by Brockmann (yet!), but have liked those read so far.

Heather said...

Gigi Ann: Glad to have introduced you to a "new" author! ☺

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Good Teaser. I love books where several stories blend, so I'll definitely read this one. Thanks for introducing me to this author.
My Teaser is from CHRISTMAS CALLING.

Heather said...

Thanks, Sandra! Happy to introduce you to the author. I'm eager to see how the book ends! ☺

Nise' said...

Love the Troubleshooters series. Enjoy.

Kathy Martin said...

I really enjoy this series. This is one of the earlier books. My teasers this week come from Grave Witch by Kalayna Price and Iris by Scott Stabile. Happy reading!

Heather said...

Nise': Thank you, I am so far. #-D

Heather said...

kathy M: Yes, this is the first book. I don't know why it has taken me so long to get round to reading them, other than too many other books clamoring for my attention.

Kimberly said...

I've yet to read a Suzanne Brockman book but I do have here near the top of my list of authors to try next year. Great teaser!
Here's my Teaser Tuesday Post :)

-Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

Yvonne said...

I've had Suzanne Brockman's books in my TBR forever. She's so good. Enjoy!

Heather said...

Kimberly: I hope you do give Brockmann a try next year. If you like rom-suspense, you'll love her!

Heather said...

Yvonne: She is indeed! Thanks. :)

Alice Audrey said...

She's on my "auto-buy" list.

Heather said...

She's on a friend's auto-buy list too, and I can understand why. Loved this book, and looking forward to the next.

Autumn Hull said...

Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

Thanks for visiting, Autumn!