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  1. RachelW (BamaGal) RachelW (BamaGal) says:

    DNF at 35% uite frankly I didn’t find it interesting The story has definite possibilities; but the writing style was dry and impersonal and the story slow and kind of boring The sex with a complete stranger while sleepwalking scene was just so weird and off putting The fact that rich hermit Seth had Summer so thoroughly investigated by illegal means was creepy Also the alternating 1st person pov is something I've come to truly dislike in reading EDITI decided to give this book another go in the light of a new day I was very tired and stressed the other night when I gave up on it Granted the mystical woo woo was still a bit much for me the leads were occasionally immature and I still had the same issues as above; but at some point the book became readable to me and the plotline interesting enough to finish Except for some skimmable stupid scenes and if the first half of the book had been as good as the last half this could have been a solid read Oh and it's not advertised as NA but it has the youngish characters angst and over the top drama that is the hallmark of NA Okay but not great read; a little odd and with some truly strange characters I'm not likely to read another book by this author anytime soon

  2. Anna& Anna& says:

    Reviewed for herding cats burning soup girl vs Alaska Oh dear The Stranger was full of exhilarating action family drama and enough heat to keep you warm even during the coldest of Alaskan nightsThe uick of it is that Summer's younger sister has run away and she's headed to Alaska to track her down A somewhat simple task if only Alaska would stop trying to kill her Yeah She's having no luck with this state at all Thankfully a hot stranger dealing with his own demons comes to her rescue Though he may just be a handful all on it's own MmhmSo I liked a number of things about this oneSeth and Summer were fun characters He's growly she's fiery And oh they get off on the wrong foot It's an explosive combination While she could be naive and stubborn she was a fighter and didn't let anything get her down for long And Seth Just as hard headed and a bit controlling but sexy and protective They were an entertaining matchThey were good for each other too They both had medical issues PTSD and severe scarring for him and sleep walking for her that they were sensitive about It kept them each someone guarded and closed off from others And the sleep walking? Yeah there were some interesting moments with that like say a sexathon when you were totally asleep Erms I liked that they each did things to help the other heal and feel safe in regards to their issuesThe suspense added a lot of excitement maybe a little too much sometimes Crazy families danger an unknown assailant out to get Summer hostilities at his family's corporation There was a lot going on that kept these two on their toes and trying to figure out what really was going on Trouble found them every where they turned GoodnessThere's some woo woo happening as well It wasn't something I loved but it wasn't something I hated either It was just there and a bit to do with her sleep walkingNow the issuesSummer's naivete really got to me now and again Someone's trying to kill her and she's all oh it must be mistaken identity Pffft No worries Ah She also flew off the handle in an eye rolling way towards the endThe word choice during sexy bits could be iffy There were some cringe worth euphemisms and descriptions that while they were uniue and totally made me bust out laughing though that wasn't their intent they really didn't lend themselves to the scenes in uestion Think drinking in her body's natural brew lol I actually had a hard time deciding if I loved them or they were ergsy And then some things that were hopefully edited before it was released moments like odd contractions where they really shouldn't have beenAll in all while I did for the most part enjoy this one it did give me some fits I'd be up for trying another from del Mar I think at the same time it's not one I would rush to pick up

  3. Steph Steph says:

    Ms del Mar's story made me want to move to a frozen tundra of course it's 93 degrees and miserable right now so that may have something to do with it Her descriptions of Alaska were so vivid and gorgeous that I was legit looking at jobs When Seth Erickson stumbles upon a half frozen injured woman in the middle of nowhere in an Alaskan snowstorm he's immediately suspicious It would be just like his asshat cousin to set him up Summer Silva obviously didn't think things through before dropping everything to search for her missing sister but her luck has been nothing but bad since landing in Alaska This brooding angry distrustful man who's saved her life should scare the bones out of her but she feels strangely safe and protected in his presence Threats to both of them forces Seth and Summer to work together to find Summer's sister and save Seth's business reputation and somewhere along the way love blooms When push comes to shove will their new relationship survive the deviousness of those who want to harm them? I'm obsessed with the frozen dangerous story that Ms del Mar has crafted about fire and ice and it was fantastic Seth is an Alaskan engineer a former MILITARY pilot injured from battle and still dealing with the horrors he faced in Afghanistan Summer is the light to his dark a hot tempered and fiery Florida architect who stumbled into his home and his bed and upended his life Summer has a sleep disorder that has dictated her entire life every choice she's made In Seth she finds someone she can trust with her nocturnal world and in turn he finds someone he can trust with his wounds and his heart The two make an unlikely pair hot and cold fire and ice but they're both passionate people who fiercely stand up for those they love The chemistry between them could melt the polar ice cap and the sex scenes while not hugely erotic were well written and very sexy nonetheless I liked the dual suspense plots of the deviousness of Seth's family and the attempts on Summer's life Seth's grandma Astrid and Summer's stepmother Louise were both excellent comic relief and another unlikely pair that somehow found common ground I'm looking forward to the next offering in this very excellent series Bottom Line This second book in the Wounded Warrior series THE STRANGER was a really great book that can be read independently of others in the series Highly recommend See at See at

  4. ♡ Jeri& ♡ Jeri& says:

    Even though “The Stranger” is the second book in the “wounded warrior” series by Anna del Mar it still feels a lot different than “The Asset” which was the first book in that series While in “The Asset” the focus was totally on the developing relationship between the leading characters I felt that in “The Stranger” the focus was on the plot This book feels like a suspense novel at times than as a romance Which is not a bad thing – so please do not misunderstand this but after reading the first book I expected something different hereI also had a problem with the relationship between the characters there was definitively “something” between them but I could not feel the “sparks” I think it was because as I said the focus felt different and the reader was much into discovering the reasons for things that happened than paying attention to the leads From the focus of suspense this book offers the reader much than one would expect by its blurb Also I suppose that if you neglect the comparison between “the Asset” and “the Stranger” the Banter going on between Seth and Summer will keep the readers entertained for sureI liked the setting of the book very much and you notice that the author put a lot of thought into the writing of the surrounding and the backstory She wrote everything with a lot of details that help the reader to “live” inside the plot – which is an admirable trait in a book Me personally I would still hope that with the next book in the series the focus goes back to the “wounded warrior” and not so much to the suspense But hey that is the reason all tastes are different so just go ahead and enjoy this book

  5. Dilushani Jayalath Dilushani Jayalath says:

    Kindly received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewSo I've got to say this was a pretty decent book The writing characters plot everything was pretty good The mystery element was THE best but was not bad either It was pretty stable Yep that's the word the whole story was stable and nothing else Good enough to attract your attention enough to keep you reading it till the end The characters were all likeable Not attachable though I most probably would forget the story line pretty uickly Maybe that was a bit rude but nothing stood out except the whole supernatural element going on The whole thing with the Northern Lights and the spirit animals excited me Honestly it was the bear D From the many reviews I saw on Goodreads it seems a lot of people liked the first book better But I can't compare considering I didn't even read the first book So by any chance I get to read the first one I would gladly give it a try

  6. Dísir Dísir says:

    Reading ‘The Stranger’ is akin to driving along several miles of straight road interspersed with the occasional slight chicane and curve on the uphill or the downhill portion before it straightens out again Amidst the stunning but harsh Alaskan wilderness Summer’s and Seth’s backstories build from opposing directions but somehow somewhere the plot lost its focus It simply wasn’t tightly woven enough; Summer’s search for her sister became lost in Seth’s own company woes and for long stretches I had no idea where everything was heading to at all until the mystery and the action returned only full force towards the end This sense of discontinuity from the alternating first person POV and the lack of flow between chapters made the story hard to latch onto By the time I crossed the halfway mark I started skimmed tired of the banter the seemingly inconseuential plot turns that felt like dead ends and the characters who somehow don't seem sufficiently stable to be grounded as leads But Seth Erickson is than just a grouchy ex military pilot with PTSD; he’s one who looms so large that he might as well be an Avenger type superhero like Christian Grey with physical scars and less kink tendencies whose heroic deeds lauded by all could only be matched by Superman’s The contrast between the near untouchable Seth and Summer was yet another gap that the book tried to bridge with several scenes that I thought over inflated the plot instead Parts of Summer’s dialogue and state of mind don’t even get me started about that bloody weird sleepwalking and aura business that made her seem like a spoiled headstrong teenager who attracts trouble than the independent mature woman that the author wants to portray Her decision to trust Seth’s own nemesis towards the end then hoping that Seth would forgive her made me wince at her at the peak of idiocy Most other secondary characters felt like caricatures that somehow defined themselves as starched up Downton Abbey tossers alley trash or moustache twirling cackling villains I wish I could have liked this as much as I did the first in the series which felt raw and gutting and perhaps closer to what I’d expect of the romantic suspense genre Ultimately I struggled through the pages of 'The Stranger' convinced that the first person POV and the drifting plot did the whole book a disservice making the story New adultish and conseuently juvenile than it should feel

  7. Carlene Inspired Carlene Inspired says:

    ARC provided in exchange for an honest reviewSummer Silva is desperate to locate her sister return her to her stepmother and plant herself firmly back into her life in the heat of Miami Alaska however has other plans Greeting Summer with cold temperatures wind and snow the only perk of being stranded is the handsome man who rescues her if only he wasn't so surly Seth Erickson doesn't let people in he runs his company from afar fields all visits from his family and he certainly has no time to rescue a girl who doesn't belong in Alaska during the winter Somehow she gets past his defenses and he past hers their lives intertwining in a short time He's a wounded warrior a stranger but Summer trusts him with her life and her sister's life Seth will do whatever he can to keep her safe but the Alaska winter brings with it treason revenge murder and a cold that seeps into the bones and threatens their newly constructed relationship Summer Silva he murmured his thumb idling over the corner of my mouth I've got your back Nothing bad will happen to you under my watch And always remember you're way too stubborn to let Alaska kill you I will pick up anything written by Anna del Mar and The Stranger is a perfect example of why Told with incredible detail Anna del Mar weaves multiple story lines together to create a world filled with romance suspense and adventure The characters like always are strong on their own and forces of nature when together Summer is a hot head to say the least and I loved how much personality that girl had She never gave up even when the situations allowed for it and she fought for what she believed in She's the kind of heroine all novels should have not in need of a knight to rescue her but rather bettered by the one who wants to fight alongside her Seth is a decorated wounded hero who hasn't let go of his past he's all hard edges and moodiness as well as a total alpha On paper these two don't make sense but their uniue circumstances bring them together and make for an incredible romance There's several secondary characters with vibrant personalities that took the story to another level bringing different relationships and scenarios into the mix I loved how uniue every character was and the dialogue that came with their interactions Then there's the story line consisting of several plots that only Anna del Mar could make work in one novel There's family angst and drama suspense by the bucket loads and a slight mix of the supernatural Don't let that keep you from opening this book though think like the movie The Proposal than anything strange It brings a cute element to this serious story and allows for some humor The circumstances are unusual a little over the top and highly entertaining to read All of this is set in the dangerous winter only found in Alaska with planes and helicopters bears freezing temperatures and the odd traditions that come with the sheltered state I loved that each plot was fully delved into from start to completion allowing the reader to understand the main character's personal plights and background as well as see how they combine together I never guessed what was going to happen next and I loved the feeling of being immersed in the suspense alongside the beautiful power couple It was obvious he loved to fly He belong in the sky just as much as he belong to AlaskaSummer and Seth have the kind of chemistry that can be felt while turning the pages their romance is real and the smut scenes only bring it even to life The suspense heightens every emotion taking the reader on a ride filled with heated moments between the characters and terrifying moments that test their patience Like many of Anna del Mar's previous novels The Stranger has steady pacing extensive detail and reuires a level of dedication to finish but in the end it is always worth it The Stranger can be read as a standalone and I highly recommend it to all readers of romance and suspense especially those that love a particular breed of strong characters I really enjoyed this novel and cannot wait for the next to come from Anna She didn't understand that beyond wanting her I wanted to consume her like the air I inhaled into my lungs and convert her into the oxygen that powered my life She no idea that she already circulated through my bloodstream and pumped through my heart fully integrated into my biology

  8. Ayekah Ayekah says:

    Loved this book Second in her series Anna weaves a great story here Suspense love a wounded war hero a strong heroine and a plot that thickens by the minute Very different from book one I loved this one also This is Seth and Summer's story Seth the recluse who lives in the middle of nowhere Alaska and Summer the accidental tourist from Miami looking for her runaway step sister at the behest of her half cracked step mother Seth still struggle with not only some physical healing issues but emotional ones as well as CEO of his family's billion dollar corporation Summer arriving on the threshold of a severe Bering Strait storm skids off the road and hits a tree manages to crawl back up the the road where she meets the angry agitated and very suspicious Seth Seth so verbally alpha and Summer doesn't back down Summer finally agrees to go with him to his cabin to wait out the storm Mind you the cabin is state of the art everything complete with security system and all the bells and whistle Seth was an engineer prior to being a pilot Summer is an architect Once Seth gets her home he realizes she was indeed in an accident and not a plant as he suspects by another family member trying to shanghai the family business Summer has one tiny little problem she neglects to tell Seth don't blame her and on her first night there it makes it's appearance Next day enter Jer Seth's brother who has retrieved Summer's rental car and relates her brakes have been tampered with Summer is in total denial Meanwhile hellbent on finding the sister she thinks ran off with someone she met on the internet and has been lured to Alaska she's fielding calls from her boss her late father's business partner who is nothing short of demanding and her crazy step mother Meanwhile feelings for Seth start coming out and Seth for her yet he is still a little distrustful Seth bears the scars of his helo crash and Summer doesn't bat an eye at them So the story unfolds amid family drama's from both sides abrasive Erikson Matriarch Seth's grandmother and the amazing Anya who is Russian and a shaman Wow What a kicker she was I loved her She understood Summers problem fully and feeds her little bits of folklore shaman story about it Meanwhile Summer is still in denial that her life is in danger until danger presents itself fully and completely and she fights for her life That scene is so well written and frankly it's transcendental This book is told from dual POV's and at times third person and it's a hell of a read It did run a little long but truthfully I was so sucked into the story I didn't care The twists and turns are perfect the suspense was well placed and you honestly didn't know whowhat neither did Seth and the fixerproblem solving man was frustrated And to watch these two fall for each other was just too good Anna del Mar score on this amazing read I look forward to the next release in this series arc from NetGalley and Carina Press in exchange for an honest review

  9. Cathy Geha Cathy Geha says:

    The Stranger by Anna del MarWounded Warrior #2Intrigue suspense and a mystery to solve are just part of this story The twist on being stranded in a cabin with a storm coming in was different than most because the main characters are not one dimensional Seth and Summer both have people gunning for them though Summer is unaware she is in danger while Seth knows who is out to get him Summer left Miami in a hurry at the behest of her stepmother She was not prepared for the bitter cold she had to face when her car crashed on a deserted Alaska road Seth was on his way home from a tough day when he came across Summer walking down the road and though he was less than polite at first did let his need to help others take over and provide a warm place for Summer to stay the night That first night was a doozy that brought them closer together and exposed a few of the issues both were less than eager to share with others I enjoyed getting to know Seth and Summer Their stories were interesting and complex Both had families that were capable of being a blessing or a curse Summer’s stepmother Louise was a bit over the top and the fact that Louise and Summer were so clueless about Tammy the runaway sister made me uestion the communication between all of them Seth’s family was a bit dynastic with generations of history family issues to contend with and competition for the top position in the family business I uestioned some of the behaviors of both Summer and Seth but did enjoy reading this book It kept me turning the pages and wanting to know what would happen next I am glad that the mystery was solved the sister found and a happily ever after eventually transpiresAlaska was presented in such a way that I now desire to visit although it sounds like it is both beautiful and cruel I also want to read of the myths and legends of the area and am off to find what websites or books might be availableThank you to NetGalley and Carina Press for the copy of this book in exchange for my honest review 45 Stars

  10. Marie Marie says:

    This is the second book in the Wounded Warrior series and I must say I enjoyed it Seth is the uintessential brooding distrusting alpha man When he finds a half frozen injured woman in the middle of an Alaskan snowstorm he immediately is suspicious thinking his cousin has set him up For as un trusting as Seth is Summer is uick to trust She headed off to Alaska to find her sister without really thinking things through and has no problem trusting Seth when he saves her life They are forced to work together to find Summer’s sister and save Seth’s business reputation which leads to them finding love with one another all the wayThese two are perfect for one another Where Seth is still dealing with his injury and everything that happened in Afghanistan Summer is dealing with her own sleeping disorder that has controlled much of her life In each other they find the trust and caring that they both need without realizing it While they may seem like an unlikely pair when you dig digger you see just how much they compliment each other As always Anna de Mar has created a world where the chemistry is enough to melt the Alaskan tundra This review is the copyrighted property of Blushing Reads To read the full review click this link A copy of the book was provided in exchange for my honest review All opinions expressed are 100% my own

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The Stranger Wounded Warrior #2 When a mysterious stranger is your only hopeThe scars of the past have left their mark both physical and emotional on former military pilot Seth Erickson Off grid in the far reaches of the bitter Alaskan wilderness he wants only to be left alone with his ghosts But he can't ignore a woman in need—beautiful stranded and nearly frozen with fearSummer Silva never imagined that the search for her missing sister would leave her abandoned on a wintry back road barely escaping with her life from a cold blooded killer for hire Now hiding out in the isolated cabin of the secretive wounded warrior who saved her Summer knows she must do what she fears most Putting her trust in a stranger is all she has leftAll defenses are downAfter a fiery first night together Seth and Summer are bound by a need as powerful as a Bering Sea superstorm—and vulnerable to enemies just as fierce For Seth reawakened by desire there is no sacrifice too great no memory too dark to keep Summer safe But murder and treason lurk everywhere and Summer may not survive Alaska's ruthless winterBook two of the Wounded Warrior seriesThis book is approximately 110000 words

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  • 323 pages
  • The Stranger Wounded Warrior #2
  • Anna del Mar
  • 07 November 2016
  • 9781459294301

About the Author: Anna del Mar

Anna del Mar writes hot smart romances that soothe the soul challenge the mind and satisfy the heart Her stories focus on strong heroines struggling to find their place in the world and the brave sexy kickass military heroes who defy the limits of their broken bodies to protect the women they love She is the author of The Asset Carina Press the first novel of her Wounded Warrior series