Thursday, January 27, 2022

Review: Stone (The Metcalfes #1) by Ronie Kendig

About the Book
She cost him everything. Now, he’s forced to protect her.

Stone Metcalfe embodies the Metcalfe legacy—blue eyes, an unfair amount of good looks, and hardcore patriot-laced character. But a foolish lapse in judgment dismantles his name and career. Humiliated and furious, he retreats to his mountain lodge to hide from media hounds and eke out a new life. However, one phone call from an old Army buddy upends Stone’s best-laid plans.

Supermodel Brighton Buchanan had designers and men eating out of her hand until a terrible mistake trapped her in the soul-eating world of human trafficking. Years later, she is used by her captors to take down the best man she’s ever known. The man she loves. Hope lost, she’s unexpectedly freed—and thrown back into Stone’s life. Being forgiven is out of the question considering how much he hates her.

Believing danger and her are one wrong move away, Brighton will do anything to keep him from being ruined again—even if it means going back to that life. As everything is falling apart and threats mount against Brighton, Stone realizes forgiveness is the easy part. Protecting her—and his heart—is another story.


I really enjoyed this book. I appreciated Kendig putting a spotlight on human trafficking. She handled the horrifying subject with great care and grace. Very well researched, this story had a real authenticity to it, which, I won't lie, made for a difficult read at times. It's absolutely heartbreaking knowing that things like this are happening all over the world. But I'm glad that a story like this will bring much needed awareness to this heinous crime.

Canyon and Leif Metcalfe are favorites of mine, so it was great getting to know some of their siblings better. It took me just a little bit to warm up to Stone, but I ended up really liking him. He's a great guy who's had his trust broken so many times that it's hard for him to forgive those who have hurt him. And Brighton's at the top of that list. She pretty much destroyed his life, and now she's back and in need of his help. Talk about an awkward situation! There are plenty of fireworks, that's for sure!

This was a fast-paced, hard to put down read. I highly recommend it and am very eager for the next book, Willow.

I received a complimentary copy of this book and voluntarily reviewed it. All thoughts and comments are my honest opinion.


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  1. I think I'm going to have to check this one out. It sounds like one I would really like. :)