Stalked But Not Afraid is the second standalone in the Spark of Hope series by Nicole Dykes. Each book follows a different couple. While they can be read separately, I’d recommend reading them in order.
We first meet Roman on book one, Ben’s surly, arrogant cop brother. Naturally I was intrigued and I’m so glad we didn’t have to wait long for his story.
There’s more to Roman than the outer exterior he uses as a shield. After the past trauma that he and his brother have been through as children it’s only naturally he’d build up a fortress of defences. But who would have guessed that a sassy cam boy would be the one to break those down. Brooks is all sass in the best way.
Nicole has a way of weaving both sass and snark with the feels. Roman and Brooks story isn’t what I expected, but I definitely enjoyed it. There are life struggles and issues brought to the surface within this book. Not just the obvious of one should not judge a book by it’s cover. But the judgement faced by sex workers and the narrow minded mentality of ‘they deserved it’ based on what they do for a living, what they wear etc.
I’m looking forward to our next couple. Wondering whether maybe it might be Andrew or possibly Ethan….
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