by Lindsay Cross
He needs someone to tell him he’s worth saving.
Diggs never mattered— not in his family. Project Mayhem left him with nothing but questions about who he is and confirmation that he can’t contribute to the team. He’s tired of being overshadowed by his brothers; Diggs needs something more… someone more.
She’s about to fall for the man who could hurt her more than anyone.
When Audra receives a cryptic message from her military brother that was filmed the day before he was killed in action, she knows he was involved in a secret operation gone wrong. His K-9 bomb sniffing dog, Trigger, has been left in their abusive father’s care. Audra races against time to save Trigger, and claim the one piece of her brother she has left.
A chance meeting. Diggs helps Audra save Trigger… but he’s the one who needs her the most.
Audra hates the military for taking her brother away, so loving Diggs isn’t an option. She can’t stand to get hurt again, yet Diggs is the only person who can help her piece together what happened to her brother. As they investigate the mystery, the chemistry between them grows even more intense until it erupts into steamy situations and longing professions of romance.
Diggs is Audra’s hero. But can she be his?
I’m seriously digging this book!
Diggs had always thought that he was a failure in Project Mayhem and he saw himself the weakest in the team. He had watched his best friend die and he took that burden every single day, angry at himself for having not done anything to prevent it.
Audra Wade’s brother was killed in action in the military, but he managed to send his sister a circumstancial video moments before he died. Trigger, her brother’s service dog, was what’s left of him as a reminder. She promised to care for it as her own and vowed never to trust anyone especially the military. When she crossed paths with Diggs, she retaliated against him and escaped under his nose even after he’d saved her dog’s life.
After almost getting killed by a group of men, Audra and Diggs realized they’re in a much deeper situation than what they thought.
Alright, I just finished crying again because of these men. Mayhem’s Hero is Diggs, and he’s my hero, even after all his guilt trip. His willingness to disobey orders to tend to a badly beaten dog got me right from the start. I myself have a pet dog whom my children and I love so much, and I’m willing to do everything to keep it safe. I admired Diggs a lot because of that.
I understood Audra’s wariness with the soldiers after what’s happened to her brother. But what I loved the most was her resilience and stubbornness when it came to the ones she loved. Sure showed how brave and strong she was.
To date, Mayhem’s Hero is my favorite in Lindsay Cross’s Project Mayhem series. I dig Diggs a lot, I admire Audra and her dog and I love everyone in the team, and most especially, I love how this story unfolded. We learned more of evil Gen. Rainier’s plans and the fate of the other soldiers, Dawson and Quantum and I thought it was such a genius storyline. The twist really had me gaping in astonishment.
Just when I thought I already knew everything about Mayhem, Lindsay Cross comes barging in with surprising twists and a whole new plot that really got me on edge. This is definitely one of the best I’ve read so far in her military series and I sure am excited for what’s next to come.