My Review: Nightshade (Discarded Heroes, Book 1) by Ronie Kendig

Nightshade (Discarded Heroes, Book 1)
by Ronie Kendig
Copyright 2010
Barbour Publishers
ISBN: 978-

Soldiers all across the globe are returning home to their families after brutal tours of duty. They are discharged from the service. . .and on their own. Meet Max Jacobs, one of these discarded heroes, as he faces a wall of failure—in his career, his friendships, and his marriage. Failing again—this time to end his life—he is offered a thread of hope. Are covert government operations the answer for him, or will they only bring more danger and dissension upon his broken family?

My Review:
Attention readers of romance, suspense and military fiction, you will LOVE this book! Not only is it a love story but it's full of intrigue and heroism that will stop your heart! I was riveted to the pages of this book and finished it in a matter of hours. It's not a lovey dovey, goo goo eyes romance but the story of two hurting people in a marriage that is falling apart. Sydney Jacobs doesn't know how to deal with a husband who she still loves but suffers with PTSD. Max Jacobs doesn't want to risk hurting the one he loves the most.

From the very first chapter you want to know what happens next. Not only are Max and Sydney wonderful characters but the team members of the black ops group, Nightshade are awesome! Fearless, handsome and yet troubled I'm sure they will all have some interesting stories and I can't wait to read how everything plays out for them, especially Colton "Cowboy" Neeley (hubba hubba). :-P The secondary story of the Harris family, missionaries in the Philippines, is extremely heartrending as well and if their story doesn't put a tear in your eye nothing will.

This book has earned a spot on my keeper shelf and Ronie Kendig is now a "must-read" author. Digitalis, Wolfsbane, and Firethorn can't come out fast enough!

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*I received my review copy from the publisher as an influencer for the author.*


  1. Wow! Wow! Wow! What an EXCELLENT review, Renee! Thank you for taking the time to review NIGHTSHADE. I'm so glad you loved it. I'm tickled to be on your "must read" list now. What an honor! THANK YOU! :-D

  2. Great review! I love the military/romantic suspense books of Dee Henderson and Irene Hannone and I've been looking forward to this book since I first heard about it. I might just run out and buy it today! :)

  3. Wow! a keeper :) I'm glad you liked it so much, renee!!


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