This one is the third book in the Tall, Dark and Dangerous (TDD) series. The second book is called Forever Blue, but I didn't have that one in the TBR pile so I moved onto this one. I'm happy to report that, although this was part of the TDD series, it was very much a stand alone because there was barely a mention of the other guys in the Alpha Squad team, which was very nice.
During Prince Joe, we hear that Frisco is severely injured in the line of duty and we now encounter Frisco, 5 years after the incident, struggling with his fate and not liking it.
When he is discharged from the VA hospital where he was getting physical therapy Frisco rages at the world and in particular his new neighbor, Mia Summerton. Mia is a high school teacher who wants to dislike Lt. Alan Francisco but when his niece is abandoned on his doorstep by her drunken mother, she just cannot hate the man that shows the small child such compassion.
In this book of self discovery, we fall in love with Frisco, who is brave enough to admit he is not Superman. I admit I have a soft spot for tortured heroes and Frisco fits the bill to a T. All his life he has related being a SEAL with his self worth and now that he can no longer be on active duty he feels he is nothing.
The thing I enjoyed most about this one was that he did not pull himself out of his misery for anyone but himself. He might have had some help recognizing his worth from Mia and Natasha (his niece) but he stopped the pity party for himself, and I love him for that.
Although this was part of the TDD series, it was very much a stand alone because there was barely a mention of the other guys in the Alpha Squad team, which was very nice.