If you like non stop action with international intrigue and a very large mystery involved you will love this book. The beginning is a bit hard to take but it quickly takes on steam and I was hard pressed to stop reading it. Who was the person or person's responsible for all the mishaps in the special ops Marines missions. Would Allison get over her trauma sustained in the middle east and would Brogan ever learn to really trust another human being? Read it and find out!
About the Book: (from Amazon)
Well overdue for rest and relaxation, Gunnery Sergeant Brogan Baker’s four man MARSOC team sets out on a command ordered vacation in hopes of escaping the string of bad luck that’s been plaguing them over the course of the past few months. Bad intel, faulty reports, and missing operatives have followed them through three missions and quite honestly, Brogan’s not sure if he’s coming or going. Add in the one phone call he’s been dreading for years and he’s beginning to fully understand why some guys choose the easy road out of the Corps: UA. He’d like nothing more than to fade to gray and blend in somewhere far away. Fat chance. As it turns out, the teams’ vacationing skills aren’t currently much better than their operational skills and before they’ve even had time to think bikinis and beers, they have a sick woman on their hands, the two youngest members of the team are knee deep in trouble with the oldest, and a report and muster message flashes across Brogan’s beeper.
Being a female marine isn’t easy for Staff Sergeant Allison Blaise. Choosing a life all about proving herself worthy of the title one of the few and the proud alongside her male counterparts, Alli volunteers for every special assignment that comes down the pipeline. Quite frankly, she’s in the top three in her field and that has someone scared and on the defensive. Alli reads intelligence like no-one’s business, speaks several languages, and is certified to take out the enemy utilizing no less than a dozen methods if necessary. But none of that is of much help when her insertion team deserts her and her extraction team is a no show. Pinned down in enemy territory and enslaved to a band of Somali pirates, her go-to attitude has landed her a stay as a prisoner, and her captors have her on the brink of cracking. Then along comes Brogan Baker, her superior, her savior, and a man who could destroy so much more of her than a few terrorists managed.
Courage, honor, and commitment are the rules Alli and Brogan have lived by since signing on the dotted line, but as evidence surrounding the botched missions they’ve had to clean up continues to build around them, they learn not all their fellow marines follow the same code. While they’d like to hate each other to preserve their hearts, avoiding each other is impossible as it will take all their skills combined to isolate the enemy and contain a nation gone rogue.
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Born and raised in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, Denisea Kampe was spinning tales before she could even spell and once her sixth grade creative writing teacher encouraged her by leaving a most prophetic comment on one of her assignments, the wheels of destiny were set in motion. But those wheels would need greased again and again as her writing would take a back seat to life and her jobs of mom and wife many times over before she'd finally see her dream of becoming a published writer come to fruition in 2010. Denisea is a military wife who's traveled the world over. She's lived in four states and Okinawa Japan and held more drivers' licenses than she can count. Her nest is empty save one furry and quite mischievous Siberian Husky and one spoiled rotten Rat Terrier mix. Denisea takes much of her inspiration for her heroes from the marines she's lived around since marrying her very own fairy tale prince in dusty cammies. Coining the term realmantica, she strives to produce quality romance in a realistic setting. Her genre of choice is contemporary romance and when she's not writing, she enjoys reading everything she can get her hands on, trips to the museum, taking field research trips, crafting, and sewing. Her works include One Tear, The Executive Officer's Wife, Private Pirouette, and the Slower Lower series. Denisea loves to hear from her readers and can be found at deniseakampe.blogspot.com
BethAnn Buehler's world revolves around her family, her friends, her faith and her love of writing. When she's not writing, in her studio creating the latest craft project sensation, driving carpool or checking email, she can most often be found having breakfast at a local restaurant with her parents, enjoying a caramel latte with her girlfriends or neglecting her responsibilities as a wife and mother because she's thinking about her next story.
BethAnn switched to the inspirational side of the romance pond after taking serious stock of her writing career and rebalancing her personal priorities. She gets most of her ideas from talking with her friends about what everyone really wants for Christmas---a little bit of hope for a brighter tomorrow and someone to hold hands with on the journey.
BethAnn accepted her first publishing contract in March of 2010. BethAnn is a member of the Indianapolis Writer's Group as well as Romance Writers of America and American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives with her awesome husband, handsome teenage son and four rotten Silky Terriers.
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