Published: 13 July 2021
Series: Nighthawk Search and Rescue #2
Warnings: Language, suicide, abduction, depression
He left her once to protect her from his shame, he would not make that mistake again.
Logan Cain’s childhood was not an easy one, until he met the twins. Jamie and Annika Northrup took him under their wings and together with their parents, became his family. But in one tragic night, he lost them. Unable to face the guilt he felt because of the accident that killed Annika’s brother, he ran. He joined the Navy SEALs trying to put the woman whose smile set him on fire behind him.
Fifteen years later, Logan, now a Nighthawk, risks his life to save others as penance for the one life he couldn’t save. Another loss brings everything crashing back and he’s on a forced leave when a well-meaning meddling mother puts him directly in the path of his past.
But someone with a score to settle threatens to take away his second chance. Will he be able to shield Annika from the threat or will his own demons destroy their happily ever after?
Annika Northrup lost the two most important men in her life thanks to a tragic accident. Consumed by grief, she does her best to face each day as it comes. Fifteen years later, another tragedy strikes, leaving her floundering again. At her mother’s suggestion, she takes some time at their lake house to recover placing her directly in the path of the man who devastated her heart.
Can Annika’s forgiveness finally help Logan put his past to rest?
Annika’s Aurora is the second book in the Nighthawk Search and Rescue Series. A standalone, second chance, full length novel with no cliffhanger, no cheating and a guaranteed happy ever after.
Annika’s Aurora is a real heart strings tugger. Right from the start this book ramps up the emotion level to about an 8 & it doesn’t really drop too far down from there. I found myself utterly captivated the entire way.
Annika and Logan have known each other almost their whole lives. They grew up together, along with Annika’s twin brother, Jamie. But when the trio were struck by tragedy, Logan ran & didn’t come back. It was only when someone else decided to meddle that Annika and Logan were able to reconnect.
The pull between these two characters is very strong. They both have issues to overcome and they each have times where their issues become a bit stronger than they are. But the way their struggles are handled is very real and relatable and I felt a strong sense of empathy for both characters, as I really liked both of their personalities.
This is the second book in the Nighthawk Search and Rescue series, and while it can easily be read as a stand alone, I think it is well worth the effort to go back to the start and read book one as well. (Click here to see my review of book 1 in the series, Natalie’s Nighthawk.)
I will admit that I did find some parts of this story a little unlikely. Without giving the game away, I’ll just say that more than once I was left wondering how much bad luck one person could have!? And the situation that brings the two back together has me wondering why they both hung around. But it was well handled and all very appropriate within the story, so it didn’t annoy me as a reader or detract from the story.
Annika’s Aurora is an easy 5 thumbs up for me and I’ll be at the front of the queue for the next book in the series!
Thank you to the author Amanda Zook for sharing a copy of this e-book with me.
Even as a young child I would conjure stories using my imagination. A voracious romance reader since middle school, it was only natural I start writing my own, giving voice to the people who live in my head.
I grew up in Hershey, Pennsylvania (Chocolate town, USA) and yes I have chocolate flowing in my veins. After college, my husband and I settled on the Jersey Shore for 20 years where we started our family with twin daughters. Currently, we live in Southwest Michigan on the shores of Lake Michigan (no salt, no sharks, but I miss the dolphins).
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