This is the third book in the series but it can be read as a stand alone. Dan Stagg has become a victim of the war on terror but he wakes up and it’s placed on a top-secret mission ...
This is my first time reading this series and it starts with Dan in the news. A victim in a terrorist attack but he doesn’t find himself in heaven or hell. Instead he’s in a hospital bed with his sexy nurse Luiz. They have a great repertoire. I instantly like Dan. Not just because he’s a soldier and a hero but his personality. There is a bit of backstory glazed over from the previous books but not reading them didn’t deter from this story in any way. The romance between Luiz and Dan is actually glossed over and I see why. He isn’t the main focus, actually romance isn’t the main focus at all in this story. It’s pretty much just sex with Luiz. There’s also Merek and Reeve and Kieran and Jackson and Oz and Joshua and Dakota and Lukas and they hinted at Oliver. Wow, this guy has a ridiculous amount of stamina. Dan had a plethora of sex partners but they are all cardboard, which is a shame because Dan himself has so much personality. The sex wrestling is pretty hot though.
The suspense/action is excellent. There’s an entire web of plot twists with enough action to keep the book an enticing read. I wouldn’t call it a romance. Or even put it in the romance category. It’s an action book about spies and terrorists that has a very horny main character.
Still In The Ring is entertaining. I’d read more in this series and I’d recommend it!
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Born to love; chosen to serve.
The constant upheavals of a military life doesn't bode well for relationships. But don't soldiers need love too? Army nurse Jenna Barlow closes wounds every day, and isn't about to let one open up on her heart. When a chance meeting turns into the hottest one night stand of her life, her own rules of engagement begin to break down, only to find that the mystery man has his own rule book to follow.
This author rarely disappoints, her novels exactly as advertised and written in a
straightforward, easy-to-read style. Add in the well-researched details of military meets medicine and you have the protocol for a satisfying story. However, Jenna's reaction to her one-night-lover Seb's behavior seems a little overdramatic, especially for an ostensibly toughened-up servicewoman. As well, Seb's secrecy about his identity and intentions seem out of character for a man well-versed in commanding others.
Other than the battlefield Jenna is assigned to, there is little real conflict here, and even fewer surprises when it comes to the romance; but those are minor details if you are more interested in hot-as-hell sex scenes. If you fall into those ranks, TEN-HUT! This story stocks an army surplus!
I don't know but I've been told;
Sex and guns just never gets old.
There's no place for love in a soldier's life. For Beau Williams, an elite member of Delta Force, long-term relationships are a no-go...until the right woman breaks down his emotional camouflage. It could never work, an oft-deployed military specialist and a grounded, work-obsessed journalist...or could it? Facing danger together brings the illusion of closeness, but for Beau it's one more close call that tells him romance is only for civilians.
Beau Williams and Megan Welles have already met by the start of this book, so it felt like something was missing by not experiencing the initial spark/conflict between them that establishes their relationship. So essentially they are already a couple for the duration of this story which is actually a bit boring despite the overabundance of sex scenes. However, the author is an experienced writer and it shows; the intricate plot is quite enough to keep the story going and the reader engaged, (although the editor deserves a military hazing for letting so many unforgivable typos slip through).
Overall, the book is well written, well researched and with some brilliant flashes of dialogue (my favorite thing!). It's not so much about the soldiers here as it is about the women who make happy prisoners of their soldier's hearts; proving that love can win more battles than any army. A recommended read!
A LONG AND WINDING ROAD
All roads may lead home, but for Samantha Millson it's a trip down not-so-good memory lane. Saying goodbye to her affluent family years before and moving to San Francisco, helping a friend in need means crawling back to stuffy Concord, New Hampshire to reinstate the trust fund she hoped she'd never need. A five-day road trip takes a few left turns when Sam accepts a ride-a-long in the form of her childhood crush Adam Fallon who needs a lift from Vegas to Vermont.
Reuniting as an adult with one's first childhood love is a secret fantasy everyone harbors and is what makes watching Sam and Adam tread that tricky path of getting to know each other again both excruciating and satisfying. Add in a traumatic incident from Samantha's past that severely cripples her capacity to be intimate, it takes forever for these two to get closer than a bucket seat away from each other and allow the sparks to fly. An endless string of awkward motel-room situations and needless dog-sitting details makes the reader itch to get on with the story, but sadly must remain scratching for a long time. However, the drawn-out pacing lends the advantage of really getting inside the character's heads and turn what might have been bland, predictable cameos into real people that we care a great deal about by the end.
The end itself is rather rapid, and the resolution coming a little too easily after such a long buildup. It's a bit like a roller coaster ride, slow to the top and stealing your breath to the bottom--but who doesn't love the thrill of a roller coaster? Whether you prefer amusement park or open road, Always Was offers an interesting ride.
This is a m/m, military anthology. I know I was excited when I read that too, and these short stories pack a romantic punch.
One Night with You’ by Megan Slayer.
‘Spoil of War’ by Helena Maeve
‘Would You Wait for Me?’ by Anna Lee
‘An Interesting Find’ by Lucy Felthouse
‘Gods of Vengeance’ by Thom Collins
I am pleasantly surprised by these stories. They all have a different but fantastic feel to them. They could have easily been novellas and I got them all here in one book! That makes this woman very happy. I really liked the romance, all the characters are well written. My favorite story has to be Gods of Vengeance by Thom Collins. This story is insanely good! The plot, the characters, even the romance is spot on (and sexy). I’m going to have to find more books from that author. I’d buy the book just for Gods of Vengeance but each story is a great addition.
Brothers in Arms in a fantastic anthology that I highly recommend!
Riley is a former sniper and he has his scope on the sexy Marcel but secrets may just cost them their lives.
Talk about starting a book off with a bang, in this case it’s the bang of an rpg. Riley and Marcel have great chemistry. I love that they don’t start off all gooey eyed at each other but literally yelling. Their romance is really spread out over the book and extremely satisfying. The mystery plot is just as good. I like the action and the balance is great. Romantic suspense is a tough genre to get right and I think this author did a fabulous job.
No Impact is an intense read and I look forward to more in this series!
Perfect Stranger by Kerri M Patterson
Genre - Romance
Length - Novel
TBR Reviewer - Daniella
Rating: 3 Stars - A Good Read.
Heat: 3 - Blush Worthy.
Chloe is on her honeymoon in Brazil, alone, after her husband-to-be left her at the altar. Little does she know the chaos waiting for her when she helps a man who has been kidnapped and locked in a car trunk. The man, a dangerously handsome Special Forces soldier named Jericho, was taken by hostiles during a
recon mission. Chloe finds herself drawn to Jericho and straight into a whole lot of trouble. Now they have to help each other survive and make their way back home.
This is an action-packed romance, a light and quick read. The two main characters are not very complicated, but in no way flat and two dimensional. The attraction between the two is very well written. Unfortunately, the action scenes towards the end of the book feel a bit repetitive and the meetings with
the bad guys are kept very light and non-traumatic. It does make some sense, in a book like this, to avoid major emotional (and physical) damage to the main characters and get a quick happy ending. It kind of works if one keeps in mind the genre, but there isn´t enough tension and detail and feels like a short summary of any action movie out there. It is a perfect summer read though, and it did a good job in letting me escape into another world and entertain me for a little while.
Supercritical by Shawn Kupfer
Genre: Science Fiction
TBR Reviewer: Kim
Rating: 4 Stars - Recommended Read.
This is the story of Nick Morrow. He is an Asian American lieutenant in charge of 47 Echo. Set in the future, the units are made up of convicts. Due to the Convict Conscript Act, prisoners are used almost as human shields to the regular forces. To Nick, his unit are his friends and he will guard them with his life. China is at war with the US and now Nick and his rag tag unit are being sent on an almost suicide mission to Shanghai. Can he complete the objective and get
everyone out alive or is everyone doomed?
This was a great, action filled story. I loved the characters and I felt for them, always being sent on suicide missions as they were seen as being expendable. The pace was fast and the action unrelenting. The story itself was an interesting one, set in the future. It was a future however that anyone could recognise (apart from the China/Russia war with the US!). The characters were believable, and Nick stood out as the hero, who, having paid his dues, had earned the right to lead his team as a regular Marine. I enjoyed this very much.
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