Hot Combat (Ballistic Cowboys) Mass Market Paperback – January 17, 2017
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"Regretting You" by Colleen Hoover
From New York Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us comes a novel about family, first love, grief, and betrayal that will touch the hearts of both mothers and daughters. | Learn more
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About the Author
- Mass Market Paperback : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1335720782
- ISBN-13 : 978-1335720788
- Item Weight : 5.6 ounces
- Product Dimensions : 4.22 x 0.68 x 6.61 inches
- Publisher : Harlequin Intrigue; Original Edition (January 17, 2017)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,830,787 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Jon "Ghost" Casper is a Navy SEAL on medical leave. He's loaned out to this Homeland Security group in his hometown. He'd rather get back to the middle east and fight there than do bodyguard work.
The synopsis has you believing the "secret" of Charlie's daughter is a major issue. It's not. Jon finds out within seconds of seeing them that the little girl is his.
This couple also dated when they were young, hence the daughter he never knew he had. I can't agree with the reasoning of keeping the child from him. So he's in the military. He still deserved to know he fathered a child. Another hard to accept part of the book is this couple who were together years ago shouldn't now be going by his nickname. When they were together, he was Jon. But, he comes back and tells her his name in the military is Ghost and Charlie begins calling him that all the time...even during sex. Really?
Charlie's predicament wasn't resolved. Who threatened her? She should still be in danger, yet Ghost says he'll stay until the issue of the terrorists is resolved. I'm hoping the series answers some questions. Too much of this one remained unanswered. That and spelling/grammar mistakes had me rereading some parts just to figure it out.
Charlie McClain is a single mom with a sweet little girl named Lolly. Struggling since her daughter’s birth to financially support them she went back to school for an IT degree and now develops software from home to be with Lolly. Having to pay off loans and needing more financial stability she works part time, in the evenings, surfing the internet for the Department of Homeland Security looking for possible threats and terrorists activity on-line.
She comes across a sight with some suspicious communications from a group called Free America and forwards it to her handler at the DHS and instantly receives emailed threats from whoever is running the site telling her they are aware of her presence and to back off. Suddenly fearful for hers and her daughter’s safety she contacts her handler for protection. This protection comes in the form of Ghost.
Ghost and Charlie are equally shocked when they come face to face after all these years. Memories and feelings spring forth as they both struggle to maintain a professional relationship until the threat to Charlie and her daughter is resolved. Will they be able to resolve the past and have a second chance? Or will the secret Charlie is keeping be too much for Jon to handle?
I downloaded this book because I wanted a light read for the weekend. And this book was just that: a light and entertaining, though predictable book that offered several hours of reading pleasure.
However, and for my taste, this book lacked atmosphere. Yes, there were descriptions of scenery but they remained static and failed to let me “feel and smell” the ambience. The same goes for the bedroom scenes. They were elegantly described but lacked sizzle and passion.
I also thought that certain interesting points, which might have added to depth, weren't elaborated enough. For example, at some point it was mentioned that Charlie faced serious financial restrictions, which was the reason why she worked at the DHS. The book mentioned that this economic difficulties could be seen in the house. I would've expected Jon to refer to Charlie's financial circumstances. Maybe feel even a bit guilty about how he didn't support her (although he didn't know about the secret)? Also, isn't it curious that Jon never asked Charlie why she never dated during the 7 years he wasn't around? Or did she and how would that make him feel? And what about Charlie? She only briefly thought about Jon's potential relationships but didn't bother to ask…
In any case, this book was a nice and entertaining weekend read.