New Release ~ Someone Like Her ~ Sandra Owens

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I love new book releases, and today, I’m celebrating one of mine. SOMEONE LIKE HER, the second book in my men of K2 Special Services, is out. Yah!

So, while I wrestle this frog for his wine, here’s some stuff that I hope will entice you to want to read Jake’s and Maria’s story.



Known to the K2 Special Services team as Romeo, ex-Navy SEAL Jake Buchanan may spend his downtime living up to his nickname, but there’s one woman who sets his heart racing like no one else can: Maria Kincaid. Unfortunately, his boss – her brother – has made it crystal clear that she’s off-limits. Jake doesn’t do commitment, while Maria is the type of woman who deserves a promise of forever. Yet Maria finds herself drawn to Jake, the man who stares at her with a desire she wishes he’d act on.

Still haunted by her horrific childhood, Maria goes searching for the father she’s never met and stumbles into a nightmarish experience. With her life in grave danger, she reaches out to Jake, her brother’s second-in-command. Jake figures he can help Maria without giving in to temptation. But some things are easier said than done.

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Middle-of-the-night phone calls weren’t unusual. Long accustomed to awakening at odd hours to all sorts of noises, Jake alertly reached for the receiver at the same time he eyed the clock. Had the operation gone wrong?

“Buchanan here.”


Maria’s voice was the last one he expected. Just hearing it sent his heart into overdrive. He sat up, as if by doing so he could get closer to her. “What’s wrong?”

She laughed. “Why do you immediately assume something’s wrong?”

One hundred and ninety-three miles between them did nothing to conceal the brittle note of her laughter. “It’s two in the morning for one thing. You should be sleeping. Don’t you have an early class?”


“Dammit, talk to me.”

“I’m in trouble, Jake.” Her voice cracked on his name.

For her, he would step in front of a bullet, but she wasn’t his to protect. She was so far off limits he might as well be wanting the moon.

He forced the words through his teeth that had to be said. “Then you should be calling your brother, not me.”

“I . . . I can’t talk to Logan right now. I just can’t. Please, you have to come.” The words were punctuated by a sob.

Jackson Kennedy Buchanan, in an attempt to be as honorable as his namesakes, opened his mouth to say no, not happening. “Are you home?” He pulled the phone from his ear and glared as if it were responsible for the decidedly inadvisable question. She’d probably had a fight with a boyfriend and needed a shoulder to cry on.

Maria Kincaid—top-of-her-class law student and weeks from graduating—didn’t get in trouble. Maria Kincaid, the woman her brother had put off limits by threat of death. The boss didn’t want his sister anywhere near a man known as Romeo to his SEAL buddies.

“No, I’m at a motel. I can’t go back to my apartment.” She hiccupped.

Jake flipped on the lamp, squinting when the light hit his eyes. He stood and walked to the window. “Why not? Why can’t you go home, Maria?”

“I’ll explain when you get here.”

Although he hadn’t agreed, they both knew he would go to her. “I can’t just take off without informing your brother.”

“I know, but you have to promise you won’t tell him you’re coming here.”

Did she have any idea the position she was putting him in? Of course she did, so whatever the problem, it wasn’t good. He weighed the consequences of hiding this from Kincaid against an image of Maria alone and in trouble. The decision took less than a second.

“I promise.” A heavy sigh followed his words. He might as well accept he was dead meat when the boss found out.

Jake&Maria - God Help Him

I was pretty excited to get this early review from RT Book Reviews.

Trivia Question: Maria was so far off limits that Jake might as well be wanting what? (Enter your answer in the Trivia Question box at the upper right.)

18 Responses

  1. Chorl S. Ton

    Strong characters, strong stories, spectacular action; I am anxious to read this and fight the battles that you paint in my imagination.

    • Sandra Owens

      Oh, and Chorl, it just hit me who you are. 🙂 Ha ha, love that you’re posting on a romance blog. I’m going to convert you one book at a time. I hear a last retreat is in the works! Awesome.

  2. ginaconkle2013

    Congrats, Sandy! Happy release day. Someone ought to tweet your new cover 😉

  3. angelinajameson

    So many questions unanswered after I read the excerpt. I guess I need to read this book. 🙂 Congrats on the release, Sandra.

    • Sandra Owens

      That would be a good thing to wonder, Holly. 🙂

  4. Barbara Monajem

    Awesome review, fabulous excerpt, and great frog pic! :~))