Stone by Ronie Kendig

About the Book

Title: Stone
Series: The Metcalfes #1
Author: Ronie Kendig
Genre: Clean with faith elements, Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Task Force Press
Release Date: January 6, 2022

She cost him everything. Now, he’s forced to protect her.

Stone Metcalfe embodies the Metcalfe legacy—blue eyes, an unfair amount of good looks, and hardcore patriot-laced character. But a foolish lapse in judgment dismantles his name and career. Humiliated and furious, he retreats to his mountain lodge to hide from media hounds and eke out a new life. However, one phone call from an old Army buddy upends Stone’s best-laid plans.

Supermodel Brighton Buchanan had designers and men eating out of her hand until a terrible mistake trapped her in the soul-eating world of human trafficking. Years later, she is used by her captors to take down the best man she’s ever known. The man she loves. Hope lost, she’s unexpectedly freed—and thrown back into Stone’s life. Being forgiven is out of the question considering how much he hates her.

Believing danger and her trafficker are one wrong move away, Brighton will do anything to keep him from being ruined again—even if it means going back to that life. As everything is falling apart and threats mount against Brighton, Stone realizes forgiveness is the easy part. Protecting her—and his heart—is another story.

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About the Author

Ronie Kendig is an bestselling, award-winning author of over thirty books. She grew up an Army brat, and now she and her Army-veteran husband have returned to their beloved Texas after a nearly ten-year stint in the Northeast. They survive on Sonic runs, barbecue, and peach cobbler that they share⁠—sometimes⁠—with Benning the Stealth Golden. Ronie’s degree in psychology has helped her pen novels of intense, raw characters.

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My Review

By Ronie Kendig
Book 1 in the Metcalfes series
Rating: 4.5/5

Wow. Way to knock it out of the park with such an incredible story! This new series from Ronie Kendig is already so good! As someone who is passionate about combating sex slavery, I was truly interested in this story and was so glad that the author ventured to go there. She has a warning page at the beginning due to possible triggers but she weaves a heartbreaking tale that deals with healing and redemption. 

I loved the characters. I am now invested in the Metcalfe family (if I wasn’t already from her previous Nightshade series). Stone is such a raw character with so many emotions. Brighton is a strong survivor despite her crazy past. The chemistry between the two of them was palpable and I can’t wait to read more about the other characters. 

Highly recommend this romantic thriller with some broken characters that need healing and redemption!

My thanks to the author and publisher for providing me with an ARC of the book. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own. No positive review was expected and no compensation received. 

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