Some Kind Of Hero
Troubleshooters Series – Book 19
By Suzanne Brockmann
The Troubleshooters return in the latest thriller from New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann! Some Kind of Hero showcases Brockmann’s signature white-knuckle suspense, romantic twists, and sexy Navy SEALs.
Navy men don’t come tougher than Lieutenant Peter Greene. Every day he whips hotshot SEAL wannabes into elite fighters. So why can’t he handle one fifteen-year-old girl? His ex’s death left him a single dad overnight, and very unprepared. Though he can’t relate to an angsty teen, he can at least keep Maddie safe—until the day she disappears. Though Pete’s lacking in fatherly intuition, his instinct for detecting danger is razor sharp. Maddie’s in trouble. Now he needs the Troubleshooters team at his back, along with an unconventional ally.
Romance writer Shayla Whitman never expected to be drawn into a real-world thriller—or to meet a hero who makes her pulse pound. Action on the page is one thing. Actually living it is another story. Shay’s not as bold as her heroines, but she’s a mother. She sees the panic in her new neighbor’s usually fearless blue eyes—and knows there’s no greater terror for a parent than having a child at risk. It’s an ordeal Shay won’t let Pete face alone. She’s no highly trained operative, but she’s smart, resourceful, and knows what makes teenagers tick.
Still, working alongside Pete has its own perils—like letting the heat between them rise out of control. Intimate emotions could mean dangerous, even deadly, consequences for their mission. No matter what, they must be on top of their game, and playing for keeps . . . or else Pete’s daughter may be gone for good.
It’s hard to believe that the nineteenth book in the Troubleshooters Series by Suzanne Brockmann has released. I can remember reading the first Troubleshooters book in June of 2000 while awaiting the birth of my youngest child. As I sat by the swimming pool reading Unsung Hero, hopelessly trying to avoid my three year old splashing water on the pages, I fell head over heels in love with Tom Paoletti like I did with Joe Catalanotto in Prince Joe in 1996. I was already addicted to the Tall, Dark & Dangerous series and loved her style of writing. Her fast paced, high octane Navy Seals characters captured my attention and are still holding me captive twenty years later. Suzanne Brockmann is the queen of romantic suspense.
Lieutenant Peter Greene may be one of the toughest Seals in the Navy. He has faced some of the most dangerous, life threatening situations and not broke a sweat. He instills fear in the recruits at BUDD training and commands them with an iron fist. When it comes to his fifteen year old daughter, he’s clueless. He hasn’t figured out the parenting job or the teenage drama and angst. Being a single father is harder than going through BUDD’s training. Learning to communicate rather than command is like translating an encrypted code. What makes it all the more difficult is he’s doing it alone without any guides or manuals. He’s suddenly thrust into the parenting role after the sudden death of his ex wife (and yes… there’s a whole other story there that will put at your heartstrings). When his defiant daughter turns up missing from school the only thing he can do is go in Navy Seal mode and treat it like a mission. He doesn’t have a clue where to start or what to look for until he meets his sexy neighbor, Shayla Whitman. Shayla Whitman is going to teach him a new way to approach the mission, she’s going to teach him the romantic suspense writer way and the seasoned teenage parent way. Lieutenant Peter Greene is on more than a mission against the bad guys, he’s finally learning about life, love, family, and parenting.
Shayla Whitman is a New York Times bestselling romantic suspense writer who has been suffering from writers block for the past two years. When she stumbles upon her sexy Navy Seal neighbor wandering the high school street little does she know her offer to give him a ride is going to take her on a real adventure like her novels. Lt. Peter Greene may be a real life hero but he is clueless when it comes to teenagers, social media, and matters of the heart. Being a mother of two teenage boys, she understands his panic and fears. She will do anything to help him. Even though she has no clue how to handle the dangers, her characters are helping her out, they are talking to her in her head and making the whole situation comical.
Shayla and Peter are on a mission against time. His daughter is a target for one of the biggest drug dealers in the area. With the help of some of Peter’s Troubleshooter pals, the John Squad, Shayla’s outspoken characters, and good old fashion parenting instincts, Peter and Shayla are going to find more than a missing teenage daughter. They are both going to find the happiness they never thought they could have.
Suzanne Brockmann once again had me on the edge of my seat with this sexy, intense thriller. Being a parent of two teenagers I could easily relate to all the emotions and angst delivered in this book. Being a long time fan of this series, I was thrilled to see many of the beloved characters grace the pages once again. The Troubleshooters Series will never become obsolete or outdated because Suzanne Brockmann captures the very essence and heart of the true Navy Seals. She gives these extraordinary heroes ordinary flaws and emotional situations that make them true heroes of the heart.
I highly recommend reading Some Kind Of Hero by Suzanne Brockmann. It can be read as a stand alone novel or in series order, either way the reader is in for an action packed, romantic adventure.
After childhood plans to become the captain of a starship didn’t pan out, Suzanne Brockmann took her fascination with military history, her respect for the men and women who serve, her reverence for diversity, and her love of storytelling, and explored brave new worlds as a bestselling romance author. Over the past twenty-five years she has written more than fifty-five novels, including her award-winning Troubleshooters series about Navy SEAL heroes and the women—and sometimes men—who win their hearts.
Her personal favorite is the one where her most popular character, gay FBI agent Jules Cassidy, wins his happily-ever-after and marries the man of his dreams. Called All Through the Night, this was the first mainstream romance novel with a hero and a hero to hit the New York Times hardcover fiction bestseller list. In 2007, Suz donated all of her earnings from this book, in perpetuity, to MassEquality, to help win and preserve equal marriage rights in Massachusetts.
Since her explosion onto the publishing scene all those years ago, Suz has become widely recognized as one of the leading voices in romantic suspense. Her work has earned her repeated appearances on the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists, as well as numerous awards, including Romance Writers of America’s #1 Favorite Book of the Year (three years running), two RITA Awards, and many Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Awards.
Married to author and screenwriter Ed Gaffney, Suz divides her time between Framingham, Massachusetts and Sarasota, Florida.
She has two grown children, Melanie, who is a personal trainer and novelist, and Jason, who is an actor, producer, screenwriter and novelist. Suz also has two miniature schnauzers, C.K. Dexter-Haven and Little Joe, both of whom (unlike Mel and Jason) still live at home.
In addition to writing books, Suz has co-produced several feature-length indie movies, the rom-com The Perfect Wedding, which she co-wrote with Ed and Jason, and the upcoming thriller Russian Doll. She has also co-written the Night Sky series of YA paranormals with Melanie, and created a line of m/m category romantic comedy novellas called Suzanne Brockmann Presents.