Annika's Aurora

Nighthawk Search and Rescue Book 2

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Pub Date 13 Jul 2021 | Archive Date 24 Aug 2022

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Logan was a lot of firsts for Annika.

Her first friend.

Her first love.

And the first man she’d ever struck.

And it hurt.

But not nearly as much as the hurt his abandonment caused the night her twin brother died. Consumed by grief, for both men, she fights each day to persevere. She’s a survivor and will weather confronting her past and the man whose arms always felt like coming home.
He deserved that slap, but Logan had his reasons for leaving. Unable to face the guilt he felt because of the accident that killed her brother, he ran and joined the SEALs. He spends fifteen years risking his life to save others as penance for the one life he hadn’t been able to save, while trying to put the woman whose smile sets him on fire behind him.
Desperate for Annika’s forgiveness, Logan sets out to make things right. But someone with a score to settle threatens his second chance. Will he be able to shield Annika from the threat or will his own demons destroy their happily ever after?
Annika’s Aurora is the second book in the Nighthawk Search and Rescue Series. A standalone, second chance, full length novel with no cliffhanger, no cheating and a guaranteed happy ever after.

Warning: this book contains discussions of grief, suicide, and a school shooting which might be unsettling for some readers.

Logan was a lot of firsts for Annika.

Her first friend.

Her first love.

And the first man she’d ever struck.

And it hurt.

But not nearly as much as the hurt his abandonment caused the night her twin...

Advance Praise

"This book is without a doubt the best emotional read I have ever read.
 It was so intense and really touched my heart."

Donald S.

"My poor little heart did not expect this story to have so much heartbreak … god did I shed many tears over these pages!!"


"The author pulls you in to the story and you just don’t' want to put it down.
I loved this book, it's a page turning, steamy story."


"This book is without a doubt the best emotional read I have ever read.
 It was so intense and really touched my heart."

Donald S.

"My poor little heart did not expect this story to have so much...

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Amanda Zook is now one of my go to authors. This is the second book in the Nighthawk Search & Rescue Series and it focuses on Logan and Annika - former childhood sweethearts who reconnect fifteen years later. Even though it goes back and forth from past to present it was very easy to follow. Logan and Annika’s characters are so well written and believable. Their story is a very emotional one and I found myself gasping and even teary at times. The action never stops. I love that this book dealt with how others can help you heal and that sometimes facing your past will secure your future. I highly recommend this book.

I can’t wait to read the rest of the books in this series and learn the journeys of the rest of the “Nighthawk family.

I received a free copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher with the understanding that I would post my unbiased review on NetGalley, Goodreads, Amazon and I willingly offer my honest review.

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This was another home run! I loved the first book of this series and this one didn’t disappoint. Logan, Jamie, and Annika were inseparable as kids and teens. They did everything together then an accident happened their summer after high school graduation. Their lives were forever changed. It has now been 15 years since Logan has seen Annika and he is wanting nothing more than to explain why he ignored her and her family for so many years. He also is ready to show her how he really feels about her. Annika has had so much tragedy and dark times in her life but she keeps pulling through. With Logan now back her world is rocked but in a good way. Will they be able to pick up the pieces of their hearts and move forward with their relationship? I was given an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review,

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There's adventure aplenty in this heartfelt book. My heart broke for the angst felt after a car accident alters the lives of three childhood friends. As many years pass, a second change evolves as friends get to know each other again. Love, friendship, passion and forgiveness are all addressed skillfully in this book. The psychological components of grief, despair and fear lead to horrifying results that shape the experience. I read this book on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Outstanding sizzling read with lots to offer. The storyline was enjoyable and the characters were very addictive to read. Fab book

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*I received an ARC of this book through Netgalley in exchange for my honest and voluntary review.*

Logan Cain, Annika Northrup, and her twin brother Jamie were the best of friends. They clicked instantly when Logan moved to town in elementary school and had been inseparable ever since. They did almost everything together.

Until a tragic accident on their last night together kills Jamie and would have killed Annika too had Logan not been able to get to her in time.

Unable to face the Northrup family because of his guilt over the accident, Logan packs his bags and leaves for the Navy, leaving Annika mourning not just the loss of her brother but also the loss of the person she had been falling in love with.

Fifteen years later, both Logan and Annika, who are dealing with their own devastating circumstances, have to get away for a little while. They both decide, with a bit of meddling from Annika's mother, that they want to spend some time at the family lake house where they and Jamie had spent their last summer together. Neither one expected that they would finally see each other again.

After all of the anger and the hurt that Annika has been through, she doesn't know if she can ever forgive logan for leaving her when she needed him the most.

Logan wants Annika's forgiveness but doesn't think he deserves it. After all this time he still feels like Jamie's death was his fault. Days go by with uncomfortable small talk and silence. Annika's anger has Logan apologizing over and over and over again for all of the pain he caused her.

But soon Annika, who now understands why Logan left, realizes that she can't stay mad at Logan forever. He is her person, and she knows she needs to forgive him so that they can move forward with the rest of their lives.

(Trigger Warning: Discussions about suicide, attempted suicide, gun violence, death, depression, PTSD.)


Guys... This book!

I loved Annika's Aurora so much! I'm a crier, and lots of books make me cry. But I don't think a book has ever made me cry like this one did. This book is heartbreaking at times and beautiful at others. There were happy tears, and there were devastated tears.

In the years after losing Jamie, both Annika and Logan experience so much grief and so much hurt. I can't get into specifics without spoiling things, but the things they each go through, just... damn.

Their development throughout the story was fantastic, as they each helped to heal the other. I felt like they each had grown so much throughout the book that I felt myself cheering for them like I would my own best friends.

This story is beautiful, the writing is beautiful. I loved every moment of this book. Also, the quotes are beautiful. Being an English major, Annika has tons of wisdom to share. She was an amazing human being with the biggest heart!

I would recommend this book to virtually everyone that likes a good romance and enjoys a book that makes them feel all the emotions.

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