Sunday, August 2, 2015

Saving Nico

Title:  Saving Nico
Author:  Danica St. Como
Publisher:  Loose Id, LLC
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ISBN/BIN:  978-1-62300-765-2
Genre:  {M/F}, Contemporary, Suspense, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amazon Nymph

Nico travels to Sanctuary to decompress and be evaluated and he never thought he would run into his late spotter’s fiancé.  Abigail is babysitting the Sanctuary owners’ baby when Nico arrives.  Can they build a relationship when the past comes calling?

Saving Nico is the sixth book in The Men of Sanctuary series.  The author did a good job giving readers an idea of what some snipers go through, especially when they lose their partner.  I liked that she also showcased a situation that does sometimes happen when people are in special circumstances, where someone becomes attracted to a friend’s romantic interest.  Some of us may have gotten crushes on friends’ boyfriends in high school, but don’t act on it.

In Nico’s case, Pete wasn’t exactly faithful to Abigail and ended up marrying someone else before he was killed.  Of course, Abigail didn’t know that when she decides she has to get away from home and pursues a career in the area of Sanctuary.  Nico knows he should say something, but doesn’t when it comes back to bite him.

Nico and Abigail have a lot of chemistry together.  Both have some baggage that needs to be cleared up, but there is the little matter of sabotage going on at Sanctuary that brings a lot of people together to resolve it.  While there are quite a lot of twists in the story, it does become clear who the bad guy is about halfway through the book, but the resolution of this situation was great.

Nico has to do some major damage control when it comes to his relationship with Abigail, especially when Pete’s widow shows up.  I had to laugh at the efforts of all the friends of Nico’s and Abigail’s when they tried to help them after their blow up.  I loved their families’ reactions as well. 

While this story can be read alone, I recommend the series be read in order.  A few situations mentioned will make the humor extremely funny if you know the backstory.  The Men of Sanctuary series is on my to-be-read again bookshelf.