- File Size: 2882 KB
- Print Length: 708 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Tough Girl Press (April 12, 2017)
- Publication Date: April 12, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B071QXQLKC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #228,224 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Put it mildly, this is written in Adult English, including a number of f-words and adult situations. Readers looking for an Adult Romance book with a strong storyline and great action scenes will keep this book hidden, but readily retrievable when their church group has left, or their children have gone to sleep. In other words, if this were a film, it would likely be rated R.
Quick Take or First Thoughts Regarding Plot & Character Development
OPENING SEQUENCE: The writing, weaving in of action, humor, and sex is, mostly, superb. The opening action scene [PROLOGUE], set in Afghanistan, has a solid ring of authenticity that communicates to me that this writer may have personally witnessed such a harrowing risk of life personally. Having stated that, it also is just a bit over-the-top, in my opinion, but no more so than any of a hundred war movies I have seen.
MAIN BODY: As the narrative proceeds, though, the pace is slowed some, in order to build the characters and allow readers to sit back and enjoy a good yarn about a fictional security firm that is far more than a security firm. And, who knows, it could well be more fact than imagination…
CLOSING CHAPTERS: Unfortunately, the pace and style of each of the novels comes across as your more typical romance as you near the end of each story. What I mean to say is that it tends towards sentimentality. Although each does not end with a cliffhanger for the main story, there definitely is some hint of more to come.
The 700-plus pages has just about everything one could hope for in a romance based on members of an elite military group: action; authentic dialogue that resonates; romance and sex; suspense and conflict (both in terms of war and in terms of psychological). For me it was a bit over the top in action and in adult situations (language and sex) but not so extreme so as to warrant just three stars.
Don’t be surprised to learn that this is going to be made into an Amazon Prime Video. Casting would be the biggest challenge.
Four stars out of five.
Comments regarding your opinion of this book or of my review, whether favorable or unfavorable, are always welcome. If you buy the book based on my review and become disappointed, especially, I do want to know that and I want to understand how I can improve as a book reviewer. Just please be polite.