Saturday, January 8, 2022

STONE by Ronie Kendig, Reviewed by Kim


I have been looking forward to reading Stone from the moment I heard Ronie Kendig was going to write it. I mean more Metcalfe’s? Sign me up! I love Stone! I also enjoyed his story! Lol.

While Stone is primarily a romance, the character growth, humor, subject matter, and family and friend relationships make it so much more. I loved how Stone grew throughout this story. It felt real and believable and I loved every second of it. I also loved what he did towards the end of this story, to me, this action really showed that his heart had changed. There was also a wonderful surprise(s) at the end. I wasn’t expecting it at all and it really made this story perfect! I had a smile on my face the whole time!

While the subject matter in this story is sensitive, I am so glad that it is being brought to our attention through fiction. These things happen in real life and sadly, we sometimes like to pretend they don’t. I immediately wanted to donate to O.U.R. They are a wonderful organization that is doing amazing work.

I cannot wait for Brooke, Willow, and Range’s stories. Ronie Kendig is a master at writing stories that grab you from the first page, have you rooting for her characters while bringing to light real world truths, all while leaving you with a happy sigh when the story is done. All the stars!!!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. All opinions are my own. 

BackCover Blurb:
She cost him everything. Now, he’s forced to protect her.

Stone Metcalfe embodies the Metcalfe legacy—blue eyes, an unfair amount of good looks, and hardcore patriot-laced character. But a foolish lapse in judgment dismantles his name and career. Humiliated and furious, he retreats to his mountain lodge to hide from media hounds and eke out a new life. However, one phone call from an old Army buddy upends Stone’s best-laid plans.

Supermodel Brighton Buchanan had designers and men eating out of her hand until a terrible mistake trapped her in the soul-eating world of human trafficking. Years later, she is used by her captors to take down the best man she’s ever known. The man she loves. Hope lost, she’s unexpectedly freed—and thrown back into Stone’s life. Being forgiven is out of the question considering how much he hates her.

Believing danger and her trafficker are one wrong move away, Brighton will do anything to keep him from being ruined again—even if it means going back to that life. As everything is falling apart and threats mount against Brighton, Stone realizes forgiveness is the easy part. Protecting her—and his heart—is another story. 

TaskForce Press, January, 2022
Available in digital ebook and paperback: Buy Stone at Amazon

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