Thursday, June 23, 2016

Guest Review: The Omega Team: Assisting Aimee by Susan Stoker

Series:     Delta Force #1.5
Pub. Date:Feb. 16, 2016
Publisher:Kindle Worlds
Length:87 pages

Tony is ex-Special Forces currently working as first year, 1st grade teacher and Aimee is a gym teacher at the same school. Aimee inadvertently rescues Tony from an uncomfortable situation in the teachers lounge with, well, I think of the harassing teacher as the Venus Fly Trap but anyway...

Tony goes for broke and asks Aimee out and hell breaks loose shortly after as they end up in a hostage situation with their students and an angry, lone gunman with nothing to lose. 

Stoker packs a lot into this novella and the execution is well done! I liked that Tony and Aimee (I keep wanting to call her Aim) were on relatively equal footing, both ex-military and protectors for the small charges entrusted into their care. While their romance wasn't able to be completely fleshed out, it was just enough to make this reader happy! 

The hostage situation with the students was handled well considering -in reality- the subject itself hits close to home for many and is a touchy, sensitive topic. Stoker doesn't treat the situation lightly by any means-this is fiction remember-yet she had my heart racing uncomfortably for a brief period! 

Assisting Aimee is short but definitely not lacking in delivery! This story is enjoyable with a slight edge of suspense-definitely worth reading.

Reviewed by Julie H. for Bambi Unbridled
Julie is a transplanted military brat that now calls the Midwest home with her own romantic hero, daughter and two furbabies. While she toils the day away in a medical office, she would really rather be reading! Julie loves historical romance, steampunk, romantic suspense, military romance (duh!), paranormal and urban fantasy.  She loves a kickass take-charge heroine, lots of action, and the all-important HEA. Julie can get down with an alpha male, but she does not discount a nerdy hero with a sexy brain.

Julie and Bambi met at the RT Convention where they found themselves standing in many lines, sharing their similar reading interests, and fangirling over attending authors.