Rough Seas by Samantha Adair

Published: February 28, 2022

McFarlane Press

Pages: 352

Genre: Military Thriller

KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

Samantha Adair lives on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia, with her family and golden retriever. When she isn’t writing, she can be found in her favorite coffee nook reading a good book or nattering with friends.

Former flame, Abigail Perkins turns up on Tom’s doorstep covered in blood. An officer’s wife has been murdered, and Abbie is the prime suspect. She needs Tom to prove her innocence, but the key to clearing her name lays onboard the Arrochar.
The ship he vowed never to set foot on again.
The ship that destroyed him.
Tom reluctantly assumes the covert role of Commander of the Arrochar. It isn’t long before the demons that lurk below deck resurface and threaten to drown Tom in his own shame.
Will Tom find the truth and clear Abbie’s name, or will the event that led to him abandoning the Navy finally drive him to self-destruction?

“Some demons are easier to fight than others.”

When a blast from Tom’s past shows up unexpectedly and covered in blood not belonging to them, Tom finds himself mixed in a dangerous and twisted game of marco-polo. Forced to come face to face with his traumatic past, the clock is ticking, and Tom might be too late this time.

Whew. This one was heavy. Very personal, intensely emotional, and heavy on anxiety and past trauma.

Just when we think we know our Tom, boy oh boy. We got to dive into a side of our hero we had not seen before, and it was beautifully painful.

Samantha handled the scenes with such poise and professional elegance. The character Mike was beautifully written and so necessary to the plot.

This was an evolving novel for this series. Samantha went there and back. The emotional rollercoaster is filled with turbulent twists and plunges.

I loved that the relationships between our main characters all evolved somehow. We see so much development and growth in this novel. I loved seeing how Iz was like a calming force for Tom. How forcefully and fearlessly Martha loves and trusts Tom. How Tom started seeing James as the man he is, and not the annoying newcomer. Relationships were strengthened, bonds were created, and the past was alive.

I enjoyed meeting Abbie in this novel. Samantha writes such powerful, strong female characters. But she isn’t afraid to make their vulnerability known and flaws obvious.

There is a resounding strength and healing force within this novel, along with some terrifying twists. I dare say our favorite team that doesn’t exist is about to be put to the ultimate test.

Beautifully written, fast-paced, dynamic characters, and detail that puts the Sistine Chapel to shame, I could not read this book fast enough. When does the next book come out?!

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