By River Savage
1 a: Keep safe or rescue (someone or something) from harm or danger.
Synonyms: rescue, come to someone’s rescue, save someone’s life, set free, liberate, deliver, extricate.
Saving lives is the end goal.
It’s a responsibility I live with every day, the reason I wear the badge.
Built on a brotherhood that runs deeper than blood, this way of life has become my very existence…
I thought I was saving her.
I never expected her to be the one saving me.
Liam Hetcherson (a.k.a. Hetch), is a member of Trebook’s S.W.A.T. unit. He’s big, tough, foulmouthed and strong and he can handle almost any situation thrown at him. But he’s not completely whole, not since the loss of his father, whose death he witnessed three years earlier. Liberty is a youth worker for troubled teen boys. She’s strong, determined and used to dealing with stubborn and difficult men as well as volatile situations.
I loved how these two meet and flirt, their attraction through the roof. But Liberty doesn’t know that Hetch is the sex-crazed noisy neighbour from apartment 9 and Hetch doesn’t know that Liberty is the prude from apartment 7. It was like a car crash; you knew what was coming but you couldn’t look away, and when they finally realise who the other is…hilarious. After an awkward start, it doesn’t take long for Hetch to worm his way past Liberty’s defences, while Liberty brings out a side of Hetch I don’t think he realised he had in him. He suddenly wants more than just a one-night-stand. He trusts her more than anyone else in his life and opens up to her in a way he’s never done before. He’s protective by nature, but even more so when it comes to her.
Holy fuck, I should be annoyed he practically just pissed on me like a dog marking his territory, but I can’t even begin to be. Possessive Hetch is hot as fuck.
I started reading HETCH not really knowing what I was getting into. I’ve not read anything from River Savage before and the synopsis doesn’t reveal…well…anything really, so I guess you could say I went in blind. But I didn’t need to worry because this book was amazeballs and I couldn’t put it down. I enjoyed following Hetch and Liberty as their relationship grew and then fell apart, before coming back together. You can’t help but get invested in the characters and what they’re going through; not just with Hetch and Liberty, but with his teammates, her boys and both their families. You’ll cry. You’ll pray. You’ll swoon. You’ll laugh.
“Wearing a condom is like licking a lollipop with the wrapper still on.”
HETCH is told in dual POVs and is the beginning of the Men Of S.W.A.T. series. I cannot wait for the next book to come out, which I’m hoping is about Payton and Fox, because if anyone deserves a HEA, it’s Payton.
Note: This book discusses suicide which might be a trigger for some people.
Hetch (Men of S.W.A.T. # 1)
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