LOCO by Cheyenne Meadows
Loco by Cheyenne Meadows
Wind Warriors, Book 2
Reviewed by Jo
Tanner, aka Loco, is a member of the Wind Warriors. They are a group of retired military men who now work as mercenaries with a conscience. They will take jobs that others can’t or won’t. Tanner has just arrived home after his last mission, tired and needing a break. Just wanting to sleep and eat, Tanner realizes that he might have to venture out again for food when his new neighbor saves the day, but does Tanner really want to deal with a new attractive female neighbor?
Oakley loves to cook and give away the majority of that food, since she lives alone with her dog. Hearing her new neighbor coming home gives Oakley a way to say hello and give away some of her latest endeavors. Oakley is instantly attracted to Tanner when they meet. Even her dog seems to be giving Tanner the nod of approval upon meeting. Yet Oakley can sense something is bugging Tanner at a really deep level.
Tanner knows that having a deeper relationship with Oakley might come back to haunt him as they share adjoined condos, yet he can’t help himself. As their relationship deepens, Oakley knows that Tanner needs some help to deal with some things in his past and she might just know the person to help. However Oakley also knows that military men are resistant to accepting help to deal with issues. Believing the results will mean more than the method; Oakley goes with her gut and sets things up. Tanner is beginning to believe that Oakley is the one woman he could come to love with her zest for life and need to help people. Once Tanner learns the truth about Oakley’s latest mission will it destroy the relationship and trust that has sprung up between them?
When trust doesn’t come easily, will a slight betrayal in an attempt to help destroy a love that seems so perfect? Oakley and Tanner have to search for this answer in Loco. It seemed to me that Oakley and Tanner came together so easily when you consider that their pasts should have kept them apart. I really enjoyed seeing Tanner’s reactions to Oakley’s zest for life and her activities as she strove to help those she could. I could understand why Oakley did what she did and yet had to hope that Tanner would see that reason too before it was too last. Everyone knows that once hard words are said, sometimes they can’t be taken back or overcome and I was afraid that this might be the case here. Seeing how Tanner and Oakley were able to overcome this betrayal of trust and find a way to go forward made for the best ending possible. Loco is a romance in the strict sense of the word. Tanner and Oakley’s journey to their happy ending will make you smile at the end.