Oh my goodness! This was a book that I could hardly set down! The author did an amazing job of tossing me immediately into the action and danger of the situation that Dr. Cynthia Myers found herself in. I was initially frustrated with her reaction to the deadly force that Captain Rick Norton and his team had to use to save her life and the lives of the people in the village. Yet, I quickly grew to like her as I saw how dedicated she was to saving the two injured soldiers on Rick’s team. She was a complicated character who wavered back and forth between wishing the world was a peaceful place and a growing understanding that Rick and his team provided much of that peace by being willing to do what they do. There were so many edge of my seat moments where only the amazing skills of the finely honed team made escape possible.
I also loved that the author included what life was like when the team and Dr. Myers returned to the United States. It was wonderful to see Cynthia and Rick’s connection grow as they worked together in the field, but also continue to strengthen while in more peaceful surroundings as they learned more about each other outside of life and death situations.
I think the author did an amazing job of making me feel like I was experiencing how this team functioned as they fulfilled their mission. She also helped me to feel the extraordinary highs and lows that both Cynthia and Rick were dealing with while adjusting back to being in a civilian setting. Their relationship and the potential roadblocks to them finding happiness together felt so real to me. I am really looking forward to reading the next book in the series. I also plan to go back and read the prequel novella to this series, as well as another novella that contains the relationship story to one of the other members of Rick’s team.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK
It may seem odd to seek peace by moving to a war-torn African country, but for medical missionary Dr. Cynthia Myers, it provided a way to escape a shallow life of unearned wealth, a philandering fiancé, and a father now square in the public eye as vice president of the United States. At least here she knows her work and life have meaning. But all that is thrown into chaos when she fails to save the life of a local warlord’s mortally wounded son.
As part of the Army Special Forces “A-Team” on a mission to capture and subdue the warlord, Captain Rick Norton is compelled to use deadly force to save Cynthia’s life. Enraged at the violence she witnessed and riddled with guilt that men died because of her, Cynthia tries to hold on to her anger–but an unwanted attraction is taking hold.
With two members of his team badly injured and rebels in hot pursuit, Rick will have to draw upon all his strength and cunning to get her out alive . . . because he’s beginning to think they just might overcome their differences and be able to make a life together.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hallee Bridgeman is the USA TODAY bestselling author of several action-packed romantic suspense books and series. An Army brat turned Floridian, Hallee settled with her husband in central Kentucky, where they have raised their three children. When she’s not writing, Hallee pursues her passion for cooking, coffee, campy action movies, and regular date nights with her husband. An accomplished speaker and active member of several writing organizations, Hallee can be found online at http://www.halleebridgeman.com.