Let me start by saying there is something for everyone. Generally I am a huge fan of tortured heroes, wounded warriors, and the like. That’s the reason that I gave this book I try. And at first, while it could be a little corny at times, I thought it would be OK. Unfortunately the longer I read, the worse it got. So much so that I had to struggle to make it to the last page. [Read more…]
Dare You to Run is the second book in the Unbroken Heroes series by Dawn Ryder, and while I normally don’t like the whole leave them to save them trope, this one worked. I haven’t read the first installment in the series, although I do intend to read it now, but I didn’t feel like I was missing too much. There is definitely a back story that was playing out, but it wasn’t the focus of the book so I was able to get by without missing it. The story revolves around Vitus and Damascus, two people that come from very different worlds, and overall I really enjoyed it. [Read more…]
I can’t remember the last time I read a satisfyingly good SEAL story, so when I saw the blurb on this story, I think a hooyah might have escaped my lips. This is my first Vonnie Davis story and I was really excited by a few things – 1) content 2) new author as I’m always looking for another good author to read 3) in your face alphaness (yeah, that’s a word). [Read more…]
For the first time ever I’m completely unsure how to write a review so this one will be all over the map. Invincible is the first book in The Trident Code series by new to me author Alana Albertson and the premise sounded great. Navy Seal goes to a brothel and when he’s leaving, the prostitute grabs him and says that she is an American who was kidnapped and sold into the sex trade. Of course there is a big rescue and a lot of angst but I love a good emotional story so I was really excited to start this one. What followed was a somewhat good story that could have been incredible if the writing had not been so inconsistent and had the hero not been completely ruined at the beginning of the book. [Read more…]
The HORNET series is one of my recent favorite military/romantic suspense series of late. The last book, Honor Reclaimed, tore my heart out. These guys might all be alpha to the core, but they are all faced with being limited in some way and how they deal with it. While the action was plenty here, I found the romance a little on the weak side. While it is not completely necessary, I do suggest reading the first 2 books in the series prior to this story. [Read more…]
Ordinarily novellas or shorter stories are not my thing but I do read them if they are a part of a series I am already in to. Taken is a collection of novellas and short stories by Lora Leigh. All of these have been previously released so if they sound familiar that is why.
This one is the first in Ms. Leigh’s Tempting Seals series and even though it is short, Raven and Reno are one of my favorite couples from the series. [Read more…]
This is my first Tawny Weber story and it’s one of her SEAL stories. I wasn’t too thrilled with this one, but maybe the other installments in the series are better than this. I’m not sure as I’ve not read any of them.
Brody Lane is the requisite bad boy of his hometown. His father’s a drunk and he’s a troublemaker who has one good thing on his side – his loving grandmother who’s also his conscience. Genna Reilly is the good girl and daughter of the local Sheriff. [Read more…]
Do or Die is the first book in the Reluctant Heroes series by Suzanne Brockmann. This new series is a spin-off of Ms. Brockmann’s popular Troubleshooters series and in fact Do or Die is set in the TS world. Characters Martell Griffin from Force of Nature and Deb and Yashi, who work with Jules Cassidy, all play prominent roles in this book. If you are a fan of that series you are going to love this one. [Read more…]
After a 3 month whirlwind courtship, Aria Kavanaugh finds herself waiting at the altar for her soon to be husband, Navy SEAL Dan McCullum to get back from a last minute operation. Despite some niggling doubts about being able to live with Dan’s occupation, the wedding proceeds and on their honeymoon Aria is quickly introduced to military life. Just as she’s starting to get a bit stable, a family member dies leaving her brother in her care. The reader mainly follows Aria as she tries to adapt to being married to a man who is gone more than he is home and the trials and tribulations of being a military family. [Read more…]
Colby Winters is an ex-SEAL working for a shadowy security firm, The Titan Group, on a covert op to retrieve a hidden disk for a client. Just as he’s about to close the deal, an unsuspecting female and a bunch of bad guys beat him to it. Never able to fully let go of his hero complex, when Winters sees the bad guys grab the girl, he saves the lady and the disk and double times it out of there with trouble on their tails.
Mia Kensington was only trying to follow the directions left to her by one of her therapy patients to retrieve the disk if he should fall to foul play. When Winters saves her, not once but twice, she decides to place her trust in him. [Read more…]