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When Tony Met Adam (Short Story) (Troubleshooters) [Kindle Edition]

Suzanne Brockmann
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)

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Book Description

An exclusive short story featuring characters from the Troubleshooters series

Tony Vlachic, a ruggedly handsome Navy SEAL, has kept his sexuality a secret for years under the threat of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” That is, until he meets Adam Wyndham, a charismatic yet troubled film star. Tony knows that by approaching Adam in front of his teammates he’s jeopardizing his military career. And Adam, nursing a broken heart, has no interest in a relationship. Still, neither man can deny their instant attraction.

Tony didn’t become a SEAL by accepting rejection, and his pursuit of Adam leads to one unforgettable night. But the next morning, Tony is ordered to ship out to Afghanistan, and he’s forced to leave Adam with too much left unsaid. As Tony enters a dangerous war zone, Adam, back in Los Angeles, struggles with the demons of his past, while dealing with the very real possibility that Tony could be killed in action. Half a world apart, both men must face their feelings for each other—and decide if what they’ve found is worth risking everything in the name of love.

BONUS: This eBook includes an excerpt from Suzanne Brockmann's Hot Target. 

Product Details

  • File Size: 188 KB
  • Print Length: 60 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (June 6, 2011)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004ZZH42S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,139 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars And I thought I'd never like Adam... June 18, 2011
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I hated Adam with the fire of a thousand suns throughout the Jules/Robin arc in the Troubleshooters books. However, in All Through the Night, Brockmann did manage to make him seem almost sympathetic. (And I found his interactions with Sam to be all kinds of delightful.) When Tony hit on him I actually felt myself feeling happy for Adam. This short story picks right up where that scene left off... and IMHO it couldn't have been more perfect.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Love at first sight September 20, 2011
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I am very liberal and I find it ironic that I read this story on the day that Don't Ask Don't Tell was officially repealed and put into action. I had forgotten that the story's plotline was based on Don't Ask Don't tell. I think that if you are a homosexual male that this story would be great. I did like how Adam had to look at himself differently and see himself through Tony's eyes as a worthy lover. I have never read any books in this genre and although the explicit scenes were uncomfortable, I knew what I was reading when I started. I love that Tony's Navy Seal friends were supportive of his sexuality. From the people who I know who are in the military, most don't mind the sexuality of their co-workers. What matters most to the people I know is that anyone who is willing to fight for out country should be able to without risk of losing their job because of who they love. Today on Facebook, many of my straight military friends were cheering for the repeal of DADT. The story was well written and I was happy to see that Adam came around to the idea of love at first sight.

As I said the love scenes were uncomfortable for me, I do see the value of seeing things from other people's perspective. The more we are exposed to other perspectives, the more understanding we will have in this world.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent story June 9, 2011
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I was so happy to read this! It's short but Brockmann packs so much emotion and character development into it that I finished the story completely satisfied. I hope we see more mainstream authors writing GLBT romances-- not that I'll quit reading erotic m/m stories!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So much emotions in this little story.. June 19, 2011
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A short story so says the writer but so much emotions in it. I always find love at first sight unbelievable but this romance between Tony and Adam works for me. I did not follow her Troubleshooter series but that did not prevent me from enjoying this little love story and all the characters. The fact that one of the guys is a Navy seal certainly "sealed" it for me. Makes me regret not reading about Jules Cassidy but not for long. Now if only this writer will venture into more M/M romance.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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Here's a little story for you-
Once upon a time I was in a bookstore, browsing around. I was in the mood for a new author and happened upon a hardcover by Suzanne Brockmann. Never read her before, but I remembered her being mentioned by a favorite author of mine, JR Ward. And if she wrote even half as good as The Warden, I'd be pleased. So I picked Brockmann's book up and started reading. The story was good, really, really, good. Except I couldn't figure out who the heroine was. Was she Robin or Jules? It was already late at night, I must have been really tired (or so I tell myself), and apparently I was very confused and annoyed at androgynous names. Then, I'll never forget, the light bulb suddenly went off. AHA! I discovered that there was no heroine, its a guy with.... another guy.... Oh!..... Well I don't read gay romance. Right? Because straight women don't enjoy gay romances. Right? But somehow the book wound up at my house. And for some reason I was wasn't so tired after all. So I kept reading, and reading.

And the rest is history.

Do yourself a favor, read romance. Any and all romances. You never know what you may enjoy. When I first started reading romance I used to tell myself that I wouldn't enjoy any other romances other than man/woman. I also told myself that I wouldn't enjoy PG romances nor really explicit ones. I can't tell you how many fantastic books I would have missed if I had limited myself. The fact is good writing is good writing. Yeah, I read loads of crapola, but you never know when you'll find that gem. Brockmann is one of those gem authors for me.

Happy Reading!

*btw -As far as When Tony Met Adam goes. Love Tony. Actually warmed up to Adam. Surprise, surprise, even jerks have redeeming qualities. But the novella was too short!

*Please Brockmann -write a story for Thomas and Tasha! "A Russian princess has to marry a king."
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Adam: not quite the villain we knew? January 3, 2013
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This was a good short story in that it further develops the characters of Adam Whyndam and Tony Vlachic. It picks up right at the spot where he meets Adam in All Through The Night. From there, we see their relationship develop and Adam struggle with accepting something good and healthy in his life for a change. Which by the way is nice to see for him. We get his POV and learn that maybe he's not quite the villain we thought he was.

As a side note: Before reading this, I didn't realize the full extent of what "don't ask, don't tell" can mean/meant for gay servicemen and women and also how the ripple effect touches their straight compatriots.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Adam grows up September 11, 2011
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I have loved all the stories involving Jules Cassidy, the gay, feisty FBI agent who works alongside Troubleshooters an offshoot of the Navy Seals. (I think I got that right!) In All Through the Night he finally marries Robin, the man of his dreams despite Adam his ex attempting to put the kaybosh on their plans. Leaving with his tail between his legs Adam is confronted - in a decidedly friendly way - by Tony, one of the Seals attending the ceremony. They later connect and although Adam tells himself, and Tony, that he's not interested in anything other than a one night stand, real emotions are sparked and when Tony's life is endangered Adam suddenly realizes just what he might be losing. I'm glad Ms. Brockmann wrote this postscript to All Through the Night - it wraps up the story neatly and sweetly. I hope all four men show up again in some of her other stories.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A very fun read; as always
A very fun read; as always, Ms. Brockman rocks the Casbah. My only complaint is that it's a *short* story.
Published 28 days ago by Lori Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars Definitely fills in one of the question marks left in ...
Definitely fills in one of the question marks left in the Troubleshooters Series. Adam stays true to character and Tony gets more development (from his cameo).
Published 1 month ago by haru1986
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a great story, but not quite long enough
It's a great story, but not quite long enough. Suzanne Brockmann is fantastic at character development, and this one doesn't disappoint. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Christina
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This author uniformly pleases.
Published 2 months ago by ANN YOCKEY
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I enjoyed this book very much. Maybe there will be more like with Jules and Robin
Published 2 months ago by Pamela W Costello
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a super fun read
I just got an IPad for my retirement gift and have been waiting to get Susan's short stories. It's a super fun read!
Published 3 months ago by Deborah Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Thought it could be a little longer but was good
Published 3 months ago by tina
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this while series!
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Suzanne Brockman's books are great-even when short
I love this series of books.
Published 4 months ago by Lea Wagner
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book
I love this book. I love her entire series. I wish it wasn't over. I also wish that Tony and Adam had gotten a real book.
Published 4 months ago by Nicole
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More About the Author

Suz Brockmann is the award-winning author of over fifty books, and is widely recognized as one of the leading voices in romantic suspense. Her work has earned her repeated appearances on the New York Times bestseller list, as well as numerous awards, including Romance Writers of America's #1 Favorite Book of the Year and two RITA awards.

Married to author Ed Gaffney, Suz divides her time between Sarasota, Florida; Boston, Massachusetts and New York City. They have two grown children, Melanie, who is a personal trainer and a writer, and Jason, who is an actor and tap dancer, and two miniature schnauzers, C.K. Dexter-Haven and Little Joe, both of whom (unlike Mel and Jason) still live at home.

Suz is a proud member of PFLAG -- Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. She is also a card-carrying member of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Human Rights Campaign, and MassEquality. A firm believer in civil rights for all people, she has fought hard to bring equal marriage rights to all citizens of her home state, Massachusetts.

Suz also recently produced her first independent feature-length movie, a romantic comedy called THE PERFECT WEDDING, that she co-wrote with her husband Ed and her son Jason. The Perfect Wedding will be released on DVD from Wolfe Releasing in December 2013 (and is available here on Amazon). (Find out more at

Suz has also co-written a YA novel called NIGHT SKY--set in the world of her paranormal Fighting Destiny series--with her daughter, Melanie, set to be released by Sourcebooks Fire in October 2014.

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