**WINNER of the HOLT Medallion for outstanding literary fiction in a novel with Strong Romantic Elements!**
**2017 Kindle Book Award Semi-finalist for Romance!**
**Reader’s Favorite Bronze Medal Winner for Romance!**
Opening lines: Jason retreated to the padded room inside his head, making the place extra-warm this time, adding blankets and all kinds of cushions in “hot” colors, like red and orange. Not that he was cold. He had been, earlier, but now he was…away…inside his brain-room.
“Wow. After reading this book, I want to go hug a SEAL. I think the best part is the appeal to many different types of readers. There is friendship, hardship, military action…hot sex, and of course an HEA that fits!”
~ Fan review
The only two survivors of a helicopter crash on Pakistani soil, Lieutenant Commander Jason “Casanova” Vanderby and Petty Officer Shane “Mad Dog” Madden barely escape the smoking wreckage of their helo and hike to a nearby aid station for help. The head doctor, Farrin Barr, has recently evacuated all staff from the facility, leaving her alone to deal with the two military men…and the terrorist horde hunting them.
Chased across northern Pakistan in a race for their lives, Jason and Farrin end up running from their own personal demons as much as from the enemy pursuing them. For Jason, being around his childhood friend, Shane, awakens unwelcome memories of an abusive past, while Farrin is haunted by a decision she made that forever changed her life.
In the midst of the chaos, both mental and physical, no one is more surprised by the attraction forming between Jason and Farrin than they are. Both have lived their lives closed off to relationships, unable to let go of the memories that haunt them. But just when they find the courage to move forward together, people from both of their pasts come back and threaten to destroy the new foundations of their love.
Content guidelines: Contains profanity, violence, and adult situations. This is a standalone novel.
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I read a ton of books and it not always that a book can just grab you and take you along for the ride. That’s what this book did to me.
I absolutely loved it. Tracy Tappan has not once disappointed me with one of her books. They are amazing.
Now I REALLY need to hear Shane’s story!
Very compelling story. Had me on the edge of my seat. It even made me cry at one point.Can't wait for book 4!😄📚
This book is AMAZING!!!
This book is AMAZING!!!
The love, the action, the imagery, the plot, EVERYTHING was just so well done, which is typical of Tracy's work!
Just like with the other books in this series (which don't necessarily need to be read to enjoy this one, although I thin you'd love those too!) , it's obvious just how much research went into making the military and geographical aspects of this book as accurate as possible. I know next to nothing about either, but the way the book was written makes everything SO easy to understand. She also includes a glossary to help with uncommon words, phrases and acronyms, which was very much appreciated!
This book was seriously such a well-written military suspense that I would HIGHLY recommend this to non-romance readers as well. Granted, the element of love is prevalent towards the latter half of the book, but this book is just THAT good!
That being said, and true to form for a military story, this book is graphic and deals with issues that may not be for everybody. But have I mentioned how fantastic this book is?!
I loved the love and I loved the ending and I loved the characters and I would LOVE to read a book about Shane next!!! (This series is SO good!!!)
(I received a copy of this book in consideration of an honest review)