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cover56166-mediumKnown to the K2 Special Services team as Romeo, ex-Navy SEAL Jake Buchanan may spend his downtime living up to his nickname, but there’s one woman who sets his heart racing like no one else can: Maria Kincaid. Unfortunately, his boss—her brother—has made it crystal clear that she’s off-limits. Jake doesn’t do commitment, while Maria is the type of woman who deserves a promise of forever. Yet Maria finds herself drawn to Jake, the man who stares at her with a desire she wishes he’d act on.

Still haunted by her horrific childhood, Maria goes searching for the father she’s never met—and stumbles into a nightmarish experience. With her life in grave danger, she reaches out to Jake, her brother’s second-in-command. Jake figures he can help Maria without giving in to temptation. But some things are easier said than done.

Jake is your typical Alpha male.  He’s strong, daring and brave.  But he also has issues with commitment  and the whole lothario reputation isn’t winning him any favors with Maria’s brother.  He’s always been drawn to her though and forced into close contact together to keep her out of danger is more than he can take. 

I really like Maria.  She’s uncertain of herself and her appeal but she’s still strong.  She had a most unusual childhood but thanks to her brother she survived.  And kinda thrived, although it takes her romance with Jake to really change things.  But it is her relationship with her brother that really touched me – he was her rock for so long, but she’s good at taking him on when its necessary. 

The illicit romance with the sibling of your friend always appeals to me but when one of the two is a kick-butt military guy I just can’t resist.  There are so many complications that arise out of dating your friend’s sister, but when that friend knows 50 ways to kill you without leaving evidence – well, that makes it even more problematic 🙂

On top of the romance, we get a good deal of adventure and danger as well.  Owens does a fantastic job of weaving the two and making them working together to give her readers a complex story.

Someone Like Her delivers suspense and edge of your seat moments, mixed with humor and heart-warming emotions.  With bigger than life men and the women strong enough to love them, danger and laughter, steam and tears, and a good dose of HEA, The K2 Team series is a must read.