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- Publication Date: April 10, 2017
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XF854M4
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First to Fight Box Set: Books 1-5 Kindle Edition
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I love romantic suspense, so Anchor was just right for me! I loved the characters, the action, and the romance! I loved the flow of the story, and the writing was great! In Anchor, Chloe is boarding a ferry, when she sees a guy with a gun, and Chloe puts herself in risk to save a little girl, and for her trouble she and some other passengers get taken hostage on the ferry. Gabe is the father of the little girl Chloe saved, and since he's thankful, he wants to help save Chloe and the others from the hostage situation, and somehow through this intense situation, a bond and romance begin to brew between Gabe and Chloe. I enjoyed Anchor a lot! Chloe is wonderful and a badass, and Gabe is a sweetheart and also a badass himself. The chemistry was excellent between them, and the sex scenes were very well written and they were hot! The action was great, and I liked the whole premise for the story. The only things I wasn't loving were small things, so they didn't affect my rating. I could have done without the beginning scene with Gabe and his bed partner from the night before, and also the scenes with Gabe and his ex felt a bit too intimate emotionally for my tastes; I'm not sure why, but I felt like if the circumstances were right, they'd fall into bed together again, so I could have done without that as well, and I also would have liked a bit more time spent on the romance and a bit less time on the ferry. I'm glad I read this, and I'm looking forward to reading more from Nicole Blanchard and more books in this series!
Review - Warrior - 4 stars
I listened to the audiobook of Warrior, and I loved that there was a female voice for the female lead's chapters, and there was a male voice for the male lead's chapters, and they both did a great job; especially the male speaker. I liked the female voice too, but it was a little bit too breathy for me, but it was good for the sex scenes, so I'm going to mark that down as a good job. In Warrior, Ben is a soldier home for the weekend, when he finally gives in to his attraction to long-time friend, Olivia, the 2 have a very hot, wonderful night together before Ben has to leave again. Ben is going to be away for a long time, and won't have reliable access to outside communication, so even though there are feelings between the two, they don't really solidify anything between them, but some things happen that change things for the both of them, and they need to re-evaluate each of their lives. I love when 2 characters have been trying to resist each other, but in the end, they can't handle it anymore and can't keep their hands off of each other. Poor Olivia has some really upsetting things happen to her, and I really felt for her! Poor girl! I love how resilient she is, and even through tough times, she shows her strength. After reading the premise, I wasn't sure how I'd feel about her, but I'm glad the premise wasn't quite accurate with the whole situation. She does get on my nerves sometimes, but nothing too major, just her being stubborn. Ben has some crap stuff happen to him too, which makes him feel like he doesn't have much to give to a serious relationship, so he withholds himself from Olivia, and for some reason he thinks he is a bad guy, but I never saw anything in this book for why he would feel that way. I love that for the most part he is light-hearted and playful, but he also maintains his sexy manliness. Ben and Olivia are adorable together, and they have some really sweet moments, and the sex scenes were hot! The chemistry was really great between the 2, and you can feel how deeply they care for each other, and I loved that they've known each other for a long time. There is some suspense in this story, which kept the story entertaining, and created some good tension in the story and between the characters. I do think the characters should have figured out the situation a lot sooner than they did because the link was sort of obvious to me, and I was surprised the characters didn't consider that option. The writing was smooth, and I liked the flow of the story. There are some interesting side characters, who look like they will have their own books in this series, so I would definitely like to check those out, and I look forward to more books by Nicole Blanchard!
Review - Savior - 5 stars
I love the suspense and romance that Nicole Blanchard creates in her stories! In Savior, the story starts out with a serial killer killing a woman at an university, and then leads into the female leads story. Piper's life is hit hard with the events of the serial killer, and she is finding it difficult to stay in one place, or let her walls down to let others into her life. Piper gets a job at a bed and breakfast, and meets local cop Logan, who is the nephew of the B&B owner. Logan sees Piper is withholding something, so wanted to make sure his family is safe and she is on the up and up, he decides to find out more about Piper, and along the way he begins to feel an attraction towards her. Piper tries to push Logan away, but he is on to her and won't let her run away, and when women start being attacked again, Logan will do what it takes to protect her. Piper and Logan are really sweet, and I loved how protective Logan is of her. There are some hot scenes between the two, and Logan definitely knows how to get the blood flowing. I loved the mystery, and even though I guessed early what was what, I still really enjoyed how the story unfolded, and I loved how tough Piper is. I loved getting glimpses of the other characters from the past books! Nicole Blanchard's books are interesting and entertaining and I can't wait for the next one!
This box set is the perfect summertime read, you will wan to grab a cold drink to enjoy these stories of 5 former military men and the women who bring them to their knees.
I first read Anchor as a novella in The Summer Fire Anthology, and fell quickly in love with Gabe and Chloe and their amazing chemistry. Ms. Blanchard has re-worked Gabe and Chloe's story and added an element of adventure and suspense. What she didn't change however was the immediate attraction between these two characters. They were drawn teach other despite the stressful situation of being held hostage on a ferry boat.
Gabe is the ultimate alpha male. Being former Navy and a current volunteer with water search and rescue, he has a strong need to rescue and protect people. He has a quiet authority about him and a presence that let's you know that if Gabe is in charge, everything will be ok. Chloe is no shrinking violet. She is strong and selfless, also putting herself in danger to protect others.
I really loved this book. It had a perfect combination of action, suspense and romance. There were a few twists in the story that I did not see coming. I definitely lost some sleep staying up late to keep reading to find out where Chloe and Gabe's adventure was going to take me.
Anchor is a quick fun read with a fantastic HEA.
Ben is a badass Marine getting ready to go back for his next deployment. Oliva is a feisty redhead who just so happens to be Ben’s best friend’s little sister who is finally all grown up. The night before Ben leaves for his latest deployment they finally give into the attraction that has always been there. The results of that night will last a lifetime. When Ben finally returns from deployment will they be able to pick up where they left off? Ben’s sense of honor and duty will always compel him to protect Olivia and his family. Olivia is faced with danger and Ben was not able to protect her. Will this be the final wedge that will drive them apart or will they finally be able to put the ghosts of the past behind them and be happy together?
This is the second book I have read by Nicole Blanchard, and let me tell you that I’m already looking forward to the next book in this series, or any other book she writes. Warrior is book one in the First to Fight series. It is a standalone book with the all-important HEA. Ben and Olivia’s story will evoke so many different emotions from you; laughter, sadness, happiness, longing, suspense, love, and hope for the future. I loved how Ms. Blanchard tacked real-life feelings and events surrounding members of the military and their families. She used just enough military jargon to make you feel like you were interacting with a member of the military without leaving readers confused about t what was being said (and she was even kind enough to provide a “Military Slang Glossary”). She also bravely tackled the subjects of PTSD and physical injuries resulting from deployments with sensitivity and honesty. This story was well written with several different plot twists that I did not see coming. Warrior is definitely not your typical predictable contemporary romance novel.
When Sofie left town 10 years ago, she left her family and Jack with no explanation. She was running, hiding from something. But now she is faced with family responsibilities she cannot ignore. Will she come back and face her family and Jack? Will she be able to keep her secret? When her past collides with her present will Jack forgive her and care enough to save her from her demons? Or can too much time erase those deep seeded feelings?
Jack is the ultimate book boyfriend. He is tough and sexy with a body only an ex-marine who now owns a gym can have. But under his tough exterior lies a tender man who’s sense of loyalty runs deep. He will do anything for those he cares about. I mean, who wouldn’t want a man like that in their life?
Sofie has learned to take care of herself. She is smart and savvy, and works hart to make sure her vulnerable side stays well hidden. She has been hurt in the past and has decided that no one will hurt her that way again. She has built up walls to protect herself.
This book has all the emotions. I laughed, cried, was on the edge of my seat, felt frustrated and sighed more than a few times over Jack. The twists in this book were amazing. There were definitely things I did not see coming.
This is the second book in the First to Fight series, and each book just keeps getting better. Nicole Blanchard has created in this series men who are tough but tender, have a sense of loyalty and are not afraid to show when they care about someone. The women are tough as well. They can take care of themselves, but are so much better when they give their hearts to the men who love them.
I absolutely love this series and cannot wait for Savior, book 3 to come out to hear Logan’s story.
Suspenseful, sexy, swoony!
This is the third book in the First to Fight series. While it could be read as a standalone, reading the other books will enhance the experience of this volume as we get a chance to meet back with the couples from previous volumes.
Logan is a former Marine, turned cop. He is protective of the women in his life and will do anything it takes to keep them safe. Piper/Simone is a fighter, a survivor. She has been through a lot. She has spent the past year running from a dangerous past. She is ready to settle down and get on with her life. When she meets Logan it's not a love at first sight kind of thing, but as they spend time together they learn that there is an attraction they cannot deny.
I enjoyed this story. The plot was great, it has suspense and some twists that I didn't see coming. There was heat and romance. I struggled a bit with some inconsistencies in the story, but not enough to keep me from enjoying it.
This novella packs quite a punch! It has everything you could want in a quick read. Steamy kisses, embarrassing families, bad decisions, a bit of angst, and incredible make up sexy time!
We met Scott back in Warrior, the first book in the First to Fight series. We only got a glimpse at him and his story through his military association with Ben. In Honor, we get to really know Scott. He is sweet, sexy, a bit brooding at the beginning, but he finally comes around and is not about to let Faith slip through his fingers again.
Faith is great! She is strong and independent. She is not about to let herself get hurt again by Scott. She tries to hide behind an angry facade. That is until she sees a different side of him, and he able to prove to her that the second time around, he isn't the same guy who pushed her away.
Love the instant attraction between these characters. They have a definite chemistry.
Can I just stop a moment to mention the epilogue! It was everything you want in a epilogue! They are finally getting their HEA, everything is all hearts and flowers. Then the second to last paragraph... I'm all blubbering tears, trying to catch my breath! I mean, I totally didn't see that coming at all! (I'm not going to give it away, you will just have to read it for yourself!)
We meet Ford in Honor, and I'm hoping he will be starring in one of Nicole's upcoming novels.
I can't wait for more of these sexy military men!!
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I love this series by Nicole Blanchard!
It is filled with tough alpha men who fall hard for the women they love.Read more
I read Warrior first (Book 2), and I remember reading a blurb and meeting Gabe & Chloe and thinking "I wonder what their story is?" and NOW I KNOW!Read more
This is a total re-write, and it's bloody brilliant! This storyline is much more in depth and has more action.Read more
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