As a Navy brat and Tricare employee in real life, I have the utmost respect and admiration for our military. (Yes I’m one of those – I LOVE a guy in uniform!) Only thing better than a guy in uniform is a girl in uniform…and veterans who write romance? Too cool! So I picked up this Cindy Dees book from the trade shelf at work and it sounded interesting. Admit it, ladies – special forces guys are HOT! And I like smart heroines – I HATE damsels-in-distress. The scenario is Armageddon w/a twist – meteorite scheduled to slam into Nowhere, Siberia…which just happens to be the secret location of a doomsday device. Suddenly it’s not about barbequed bunnies anymore but the whole human race. Racing clock, international relations, embassies and spies, secret government installations in the desert… Ms. Dees packs a LOT in 217 pages!
The character chemistry was smokin’ hot. I was hooked with “I know better than to walk away from your kind of fire, chere.” (Yes, Carter’s from NAWLINS) Good-old-boy goes to MIT? More to this guy than your average grunt-with-a-gun. Lily’s brilliant but shy and not used to any excitement – she lives in a lab w/math equations and chalkboards. Her idea of getting out of the lab is teaching bored college students in a classroom. She’s in way over her head, but she holds her own. These two are great together.
Very fun book!