Book Review: Last Man Standing by Cindy Gerard

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 Posted by Dina N

Book Description
A deadly mission.
A thirst for revenge.
One headstrong alpha hero and one daring woman will settle the score.

Special operative Joe Green has gone vigilante. His mission, avenge his Black Ops.,Inc. brother's death during a bloody ambush years ago in Sierra Leone. He refuses to drag the BOI team or his lover, Stephanie Tompkins, into the hunt for the man responsible, so when he finds himself beaten, starving, and alone after being falsely imprisoned for the murder of a Freetown priest, he knows he's as good as dead.

Joe meant to protect Stephanie when he walked out on their relationship, but he can't stop her now from executing his escape. Breaking him out of prison is the easy part. After Joe's explosive theory pans out and his cunning enemy emerges as the front runner for a high level presidential appointment, he and Stephanie must race to derail the traitor's conspiracy if they are to save their loved ones, the nation and each other.

My Thoughts
Last Man Standing is a heady mix of action, suspense, and romance, all bundled up in a neat page turner plot.  There is plenty of heat and sizzle between the main characters but romance takes the occasional back seat to intrigue and danger. A macho special ops agent is rotting in a Sierra Leone prison. He can use the help of a former wallflower-turned-modern-warrior princess who saves the day with her appealing combination of brains, beauty, and brawn. There's a bit of role reversal at the beginning but Joe and Stephanie end up as equal partners, working side by side to stop a treacherous villain. If you like your romance with a side of gun powder, you'll enjoy this book.

Last Man Standing is coming out on January 31, new from Pocket Star.

Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the book with no obligation for a positive review. No compensation was obtained for this post. Cover art and book description courtesy of the publisher.


  1. holdenj said...

    Nice review--you didn't give too much away! It looks like a good blend of action adventure romance!

  2. Carol L. said...

    I've read and enjoyed a lot of Cindy's books. This one I haven't read yet. Thanks for the review. It sounds like a great read filled with a lot of suspense.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  3. Cheryl S. said...

    I love Cindy Gerard's books. The action and romance combined...WOW! Her super alpha men and the strong women they fall for are fantastic. Can't wait to read this one! Thank you Cindy!

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