ABOUT THE BOOK:
Name: Trisha O'Malley
Rank: Second Lieutenant and AH-6M "Little Bird" Pilot
Mission : Take down Somali pirates, and deny her past
Name: William Bruce
Rank: Navy SEAL Lieutenant
Mission : Rescue hostages, and protect his past-against all comers
They both have something to hide
When hotshot SOAR helicopter pilot Trisha O'Malley rescues Navy SEAL Bill Bruce from his undercover mission in Somalia, it ignites his fury. Everything about Trisha triggers his mistrust: her elusive past, her wild energy, and her proclivity for flying past safety's edge. Even as the heat between them turns into passion's fire, Bill and Trisha must team up to confront their pasts and survive Somalia's pirate lords.
Trisha looked up at Billy. His narrowed eyes revealed that he was indeed totally perplexed.
It was perfectly clear to her, and she just figured out that meant she was too damn stupid to live. She shrugged to herself, feeling the warm weight of his large hands still resting on her shoulders.
Well, stupid is something I'm really good at, she had to admit to herself. With one foot she shoved the door to her cabin closed until the latch clicked. Then putting a hand on either side of his neck, Tricia pulled his face down to hers.
His hesitation didn't last long, then the kiss became everything she remembered from the first one. Power, heat, strength.
And then it became more. When he folded his arms around her and held her tight against him as they teased each other's lips, she was just gone.
She'd never felt such a thing before. In Billy's arms, Tricia O'Malley felt ... safe. As if someone else would take care of the world, just for awhile. That was so foreign, she almost pushed away. Then she changed her mind and leaned closer because it felt so damn good.
Trisha wished she was still wearing the stupid towel, so that she could just let it slide ever so slowly to the floor like some heart-fluttering romance heroin. But she was dressed now, so she went for plan B.
Sliding her hands down to his waist, she tugged Billy's T-shirt free and dragged it off over his head. If she could have shredded it with her teeth, she would have.
When she reached bare skin, rather than throwing herself against it, she hesitated. A desecration of multiple scars ran across one of the most beautiful chest she ever seen. Two obvious bullet holes, one by his waist another terrifyingly near his heart. A third, old one deep on his arm, just below the shoulder -- the one Ralph of Detroit had given him. Thin white lines crisscrossed as if he'd been whipped or dragged over rough ground.
And one deep line that matched the scar across his face, as if a knife had been dragged diagonally down from his ear, over his chin, then sliced him from clavicle most of the way down his ribs below one breast.
Tricia look so slowly back up to his eyes, which watched her intently from just inches away.
Awaiting her reaction.
She didn't know what to think. She'd been all freaked out over a bullet that hadn't even penetrated her armor. He appeared to have been tortured and clearly been close to death several times.
At her continued inspection, he shrugged slightly as if to say, "It's who I am."
She watched a shiver ripple over the skin as she stroked a single finger down the long line of the deep knife cut.
Then she leaned in and kissed it. The shiver turned into a soft groan that rippled across his magnificent chest.
It was the last sound they made.
Ever since I first discovered this author, I haven’t been able to put his books down. He has the ability to include just enough action and romance in his stories that leave me gobbling it up. There was always something a bit quiet about the lovescenes in his book (of course, I prefer them) but that didn’t diminish his books. And still, I kept turning around and around and buying and reading.
Well, this book had it ALL. And when I say ALL, I mean, ALL. Mr. Buchman kicked his writing up a few notches in heat, romance, and action. This was everything I could ever want in a romantic suspense and then some. The humor, the grittiness, the wit, the love, the attraction, and the action all pulls together very nicely in this red hot package.
Both Trisha and Bill are faced with danger and questions that will have you holding your book that much tighter, as really, with the superb writing of this story, you will feel as if you are standing right there with the characters. Even long after you’ve finished, you will keep thinking of the story, and that in of itself, gives this phenomenal book top stars!
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M. L. Buchman has over 25 novels in print. His military romantic suspense books have been named Barnes & Noble and NPR “Top 5 of the year” and Booklist “Top 10 of the Year.” In addition to romance, he also writes contemporaries, thrillers, and fantasy and science fiction.
In among his career as a corporate project manager he has: rebuilt and single-handed a fifty-foot sailboat, both flown and jumped out of airplanes, designed and built two houses, and bicycled solo around the world.
He is now a full-time writer, living on the Oregon Coast with his beloved wife. He is constantly amazed at what you can do with a degree in Geophysics. You may keep up with his writing at www.mlbuchman.com.
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