I'd been fighting all my life.
Making it my career choice seemed...logical.
Sticking to what I was good at seemed...illogical as often as I ended up in the ER.
Then my occupational hazard began to feel like more of a perk when I met, Katy. She was a night nurse at the ER I frequented. She could barely hide her contempt for me, which naturally made the curvy brunette with long wavy hair all the more irresistible.
𝙉𝙤𝙬 𝙄 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙣𝙚𝙚𝙙𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙄 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙖 𝙗𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙣 𝙖 𝙛𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙚𝙧.
They called him Dagger, for the looks he gave.
He knew I hated him on sight, but still, he teased me and tried to sway me.
There's no way it would work. I was on the run and still healing from a relationship with a 'roid-raging powerlifter. No way was I going to give it a go with someone trained to cause pain for a living.
Then my ex tracked me down. And suddenly, having a fighter in my corner didn't seem like such a bad idea.
3 Heart Review by Ashley
If there is one type of book I love more than the rest, it is romantic suspense. Throw a fighter into the mix and I am down. After reading the blurb for Dagger I was excited to dive in, but I I have mixed feelings about my first book from S.L. Sterling.
While I didn't quite know what to make of him the first time I met him, Dagger grew on me. He was down on his luck for sure, but he never counted himself out. He knew he was destined for better things and he worked his tail off to make that happen. But when he came face to face with the nurse who wasn't interested in his brand of alpha, but clearly needed his help, it brought all his protective instincts rushing out.
I admired Katy's independence and strength. And the more I learned about all she had lived through and came out on the other side of, the more I rooted for her. And as she spent more time with Dagger, she started to lose her pre-conceived notions she had made about him. She saw his dedication, his persistence, his goodness and she couldn't help but fall for him.
Was it predictable that Katy's past was going to catch up to her. Yes. Did it make me less anxious when it happened? Nope. I could feel the fear pouring off them both. Thankfully, Dagger was on his game and was able to cut off the threat before too much damage had been done. The ending was sweet and I was glad to see they both got what they wanted, a future with each other.
About the Author
S.L. Sterling was born and raised in southern Ontario. She now lives in Northern Ontario Canada and is married to her best friend and soul mate and their two dogs.
An avid reader all her life, S.L. Sterling dreamt of becoming an author. She decided to give writing a try after one of her favorite authors launched a course on how to write your novel. This course gave her the push she needed to put pen to paper and her debut novel "It Was Always You" was born.
When S.L. Sterling isn't writing or plotting her next novel she can be found curled up with a cup of coffee, blanket and the newest romance novel from one of her favorite authors on her e-reader. Her favorite authors include Kendall Ryan, Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward, Lauren Blakely, Alessandra Torre and Willow Winters.
In her spare time, she enjoys camping, hiking, sunny destinations, spending quality time with family and friends and of course reading.
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