4.5 Stars One man would force her to hide, the other would set her free!! Gennifer ‘Genny’ Baker is known for being wild but when her life is in danger Victor ‘Vic’ Michaels will be the man called on to bring her home safe. Marine of Her Heart was a great story and one I would definitely recommend
Massey, TX 3
Coming to Massey, TX was a favor to a friend, but soon Victor “Tricks” Michaels was calling it home. When his friend once again asked for a little help he stepped up to the plate. What he didn’t expect was the terror he’d have to see in her eyes.
Gennifer “Genny” Baker has always played up her party girl, troublemaker image. If people only ever expect the worst then they can never be disappointed. But she’s gotten herself in deeper than anything ever before and she needs help extricating herself, fast. A call home to her sister soon has help on the way. She just never expected it to come in such a sexy bundle.
A long road trip home shows Genny just what she’s truly been missing with a man of her own. If they survive what’s coming, maybe she can convince Victor he’s the Marine of her heart.
Be Warned: anal play
A phone call in the dead of night wasn’t something anyone wanted to get. The fact he was up anyway didn’t matter. He grabbed the cell and looked at the screen as he answered. “Yeah?” he said in a low tone.
“Need a favor. I’ll owe you big,” the voice on the other end said.
That had his full attention. Especially considering he likely owed Rhys Hollister a half dozen favors as it was. “Call us even,” he countered.
There was a long moment of silence before Rhys sighed. “Okay, but you may change your mind after I tell you what it is. Actually, you’ll change your mind once you meet my favor,” his friend and former Marine Corps cohort muttered.
“Spit it out, Rhys. What do you need me to do that has you calling me in the dead of night?” Glancing at the clock, he squinted. Two forty-six a.m. to be precise.
“I need you to get to the L.A. Greyhound on Fourth as fast as you can. Take a vehicle, you’re going to want one of your own. I need you to pick up Gwen’s sister, Gennifer,” he said softly.
Ah, the elusive baby sister. The trouble finder extraordinaire. Gwen, Rhys’s fiancée, and nicest person on the planet, was the polar opposite of her baby sister. From all the stories he’d heard, Genny and Rhys’s baby sister Alison used to be serious hell raisers.
“The guy she was with is likely the issue.” Rhys was still talking. “His name is Salvador Peretti. I’m sending you everything I could find on the asshole. If I get anything more once Simon gets here, I’ll shoot it to your email. I sent along a couple photos as well so you should know him anywhere. Listen, Vic,” he said before pausing.
Victor Michaels had survived by listening to his gut. It wasn’t always accurate—the fourteen bullet wounds he’d taken while in the Marines gave testament to that—but it was a good little guide. “What?” he growled into the phone. He was already starting to figure out in his head what he’d need to take as he looked around the house he, Simon Markham, and Anthony Romero—also former Marines—had rented for the duration of their stay in Massey, Texas. He had to travel light to be fast, but that didn’t mean he wasn’t going to be armed to the fucking teeth.
“This Peretti guy has the cops in his pocket. He has a massive security detail that are all former Rangers or SEALs that ended up getting weird discharges from the service. They are, for all intents and purposes, as fucking psychotic as he is. You will need to disguise Genny in some way to get her out of town. I don’t even care what you do, I doubt she will either at this point, but no matter what, you get her back home.”
“You know I will,” he said. It was a matter of honor between brothers.
Marine of Her Heart by April Zyon is third in the Massey, TX series. This story can be read as a standalone. I really enjoyed Genny. She was a woman that allowed the view others had of her way too much power. Now she needs to learn who she is and who she wants to be. And there is nothing like a leisurely road trip to help you get your thoughts together. Granted the reason for the trip isn’t conducive to introspection but what the hay, you gotta take your moments when you can, right? I loved that Genny’s party girl persona hid a woman of character. Even Genny didn’t realize just what she had to offer. I loved that Victor saw past Genny’s fear and party girl ways to see a woman of strength. I loved that Ms. Zyon told a story that was more than just a journey home. We got to know Genny as she learned her strengths and weaknesses. We got to see a woman who was loyal and honorable. She fit perfectly with the man sent to escort her safely home. I loved seeing the chemistry between Vic and Genny blossom as Genny learned to trust her intuition. She didn’t allow the choices made while growing up to dictate how she saw herself. Genny learned to trust in her wisdom. I loved that Vic was there to see Genny spread her wings and land within the safety of his arms. Ms. Zyon has given us yet another story full of old-fashioned courtship which I adore. The heat is there between Vic and Genny but it is more of a simmer. Something that I feel will last in spite of its questionable beginnings. I thoroughly enjoyed my return to Massey, TX and can’t wait to see what Ms. Zyon has in store for us next.
Personally I loved this book. I bought it from the Evernight Site and finished it a little bit ago. It was a fast read, but I enjoyed it. There was laughter and sass and Marines that are now cowboys. Swoons! I want more! I am avidly stalking the author's website to learn more about the coming books and personally, the one that I'm waiting for is the book that will put Crank in his place! He needs a woman that will be immune to his numerous charms.