A Six-Novel Cohesive Military Romance Boxed Set
Six novels from some New York Times, USA Today and award winning bestselling authors! Six individual novels that create one giant book! One story leading into the next into the next! This is a continuation in the hunt for Red Wolf including all the characters you love from Elite Metal!
Target: Tungsten – Heather Long
Zinc’s Heart – Rebecca Royce
Lithium’s Rescue – Sabrina York
Thallium’s Submission – Anna Alexander
Nickel’s Wounds – Saranna DeWylde
Titanium’s Sacrifice – Jennifer Kacey
For more than two years they’ve been ghosts. Nothing but names on empty tombstones. Men and women forced to fade into the background after being pulled from the rubble. Dead Marines saved from a fate worse than death, but ordered to stand down while their lives disappeared all around them.
Some knew it could happen if a mission exploded. Double crossed by more than just Red Wolf. But now is their time to be reborn from the flames of a Phoenix. No longer imprisoned in the shadows. A half-life between them and their future. To make things right coming back to life is their only option.
Loyalty is their salvation but damage is always more than skin deep.
A new hope. A new family. Elite Ghosts.
This collection was a gift in exchange for a fair and honest review.
This story starts the second chapter for the Elite Warrior Series.
When the ghosts removed their masks, I think my heart stopped for a moment. When Copper locked eyes with HIM, Tungsten/Brad, I thought my heart would break. Gabriel and Sachi are so good together, I couldn’t grasp the possibility they could end because of Brad. That he had been there all along with the others, watching and protecting and never said a word. Even Merc/John didn’t trust Tungsten/Brad, and they had been friends.
Oddly enough I trusted that something good would come out of this difficult situation.
As the story unfolds with Sachi, Gabriel and Brad in an isolated cabin in Montana, and John keeping watch outside. Deep cover to protect them from someone looking diligently for Brad and possibly Sachi.
But before they can pursue a mission, Sachi either has to choose or they need another plan. This is part of one of my favorite conversations with John and Sachi while they were on a run.
“I don’t want to choose between them. She didn’t and she wouldn’t. In some ways, she’d made her choice. Gabriel allowed Brad to be a part of them, Gabriel let him in, and she embraced the choice because Gabriel saw what she needed. If she had to choose…
“I suppose this means I have to keep his sorry ass alive.” John shook his head at her. “Two men?”
“I’m a demanding woman, what can I say?”
“Greedy bitch.” But he said with a hint of a smile. “Fine. I’ll keep the jackass alive. But one fucking step out of line…”
Closing the distance between them, she gave him a hug. “Yeah, yeah. They’ll never see you coming.”
The question is can the men share her long term? Can she accept them both for forever?
What ensues is a sizzling hot relationship, followed by a yet another difficult mission. I couldn’t stop reading, I had to know what would happen next.
5 Contented Purrs for Heather!
Zinc wanted one thing from Steele when he took off his mask, the answer to a question. The question – Why did you leave me behind? Like all the other Zinc lost much when he became a Ghost. Only he didn’t have the years of freedom the others had in between.
What happens when it wasn’t answered immediately was painful for both of them. Steele with a broken face literally, that required surgery and Zinc with no relief from the physical and emotional pain.
This book takes off quickly and Zinc’s mission is to get Steele’s sister Sarah out of the clutches of one of Red Wolf’s minions. Walter David. David is, among other things, a stop on the human trafficking pathway.
Sarah a CIA agent was taken for asking the wrong kind of questions about her brother Steele and Zinc’s deaths. Questions that led her to Red Wolf.
Zinc had always been attracted to Sarah, but she was off limits because of being his best friends sister. Now she was being held a sexual captive. His mission is to get her out. A mission that rapidly goes to hell.
Forced to bail on the plane after discovering Titanium’s pilot was working with Red Wolf. Then not able to return to headquarters because of possible infiltration. Sarah and Zinc/Zach are on the run until it’s safe to go in.
Zinc has migraines and issues with wrong words after one due to his healing brain. A favorite passage is from the first stop on their journey.
“Do you know what I meant although I said the wrong thing? Probably if I try to self correct over the next few minutes I will continue to misspeak. So, I’m hoping you know what I…”
As an answer, she placed the keycard in his outstretched hand. “Don’t worry, I speak Zach.”
He laughed at her response, the reaction catching him by surprise. “Then you’d be the only one. I’m not sure I speak me anymore.”
Sarah has always fantasized about Zach, she figured she wasn’t his type. She couldn’t have been more wrong. These guys fall hard and fast, Zach is no exception.
The action is intense and the sex is hotter than hot. And all that’s before her brother finds out.
5 Contented Purrs for Rebecca!
Marilyn is an analyst for a high tech company with government contracts. When she discovers her boss is committing treason, she contacts an old family friend.
When he fails to show, she learns how far reaching her boss’ arm really is. He was watching and listening to her in her home and is sending someone to collect her.
Lithium is sent to collect an informant, and get her safely to headquarters. However, her boss has everyone one of his employees wired and tracked with some very high tech gadgets.
A favorite passage is a conversation they have while traveling to an airstrip.
“Aside from all that, I suspect you’re a perv.” This, she said in a soft, teasing tone.
“I’m not a perv.”
“You made me strip.”
“You were covered with trackers.”
“I needed to make sure we got them all.”
“”Do you suppose there was one up my ass?”
“Do you want me to check?”
That shut her up. It was a long while before she said, “You rubbed your erection against me.”
“I did not.” His neck heated.
“You did too. Back there in the stairwell. I felt it.”
Prickles danced on his spine. “I was not rubbing my erection against you. I was trying to make you shut up.”
“Is that how you make a woman shut up? A coo. “Rub your cock against her?”
“The idea has merit.” Oh yeah. He could visualize just the thing. The perfect way to make her shut up. Probably not a good idea while he was driving.
I love Marilyn, so much spunk, and Lithium just falls into her traps. Good thing she’s not a bad guy. Lots of heat in more ways than one. I thoroughly enjoyed this read.
5 Contented Purrs for Sabrina!
A witness against a gang helping Red Wolf by providing a safe transport from Dallas to Mexico, is due to testify, against her ex-husband, the leader of the gang. Being under protective custody, in a safe house with two Texas marshals isn’t enough. There is a contract out on her and they won’t stop looking until the threat to their passageway is eliminated.This book explodes with action practically from the first page. The bad guys show up at the same time as the Elite crew and getting Athena out safe becomes difficult.
I mean really who do you trust when everyone around you is shooting?
After a second location is compromised, Thallium takes off with Athena and disposes of all tracking devices even his own. His only thoughts to keep her safe and off the grid until the trial. The man has some pretty cool secrets.
One of my favorite scenes is their first morning together and it begins to show Thallium’s deep need to take care of her in other ways than just protection.
“Don’t get up on my account. I can take care of myself. Besides you need rest too.”
“I want to take care of you. Why don’t you go freshen up while I start b-breakfast?
I need to do a thorough check of our provisions anyway. Make sure we have everything we need for the next two weeks. I bought you some clothes, but…”
He glanced away as a bit of pink hit his cheeks. “I like the way you look wearing my t-shirt.”
Oh, yeah. She was going to enjoy their time in captivity.
“I’ll keep that in mind,” she said, and picked up the bag he had placed by the front door. “I won’t be long.”
From here on it gets really interesting. I loved the build of this relationship. It’s sweet and it’s hot and you almost forget for a moment there is danger.
5 Contented Purrs for Anna!
Nickel’s wounds are much deeper than the external ones and not all are from her service. Her need for revenge is intense and in this offering of the series we see the characters as who they once were as well as who they are today.This passage is from Marcus’ thoughts after giving Katarina a massage to help her pain. It really brings his devotion to her and her trust in him to the forefront.
When not on a mission, he preferred to sleep naked, but he changed in to a pair of boxer briefs and slid in to the bed.
She sighed in her sleep and turned into him, blanket wrapped tightly around herself.
They’d slept together on missions, had huddled together for warmth and safety.
But this was the first time she’d fallen asleep after her massage, in his bed, and had asked him to stay with her.
He stared out into the darkness for a long time before he slept. As close as he was to her at the moment, within a breath of touch, he’d never felt farther away.
Marcus/Tin has to go back to his roots as a gang member to secure an invitation to Fedir Yukodvich’s Clubhouse . To attend a gathering of heavy hitters in human trafficking buying and selling. The problem, he has to go in with Nickel/Katarina and is afraid the mission will throw them both into a place from which they will never recover.
Katarina knows this mission can change the two of them forever, but she never imagined the depth of those changes. She gets pain at touch but still uses her body in missions by turning herself off, her way of surviving. Only Marcus can touch her without that pain most times, and only because of their deep, trusting, friendship.
This book had me crying and holding my breath a good deal of the time. Very emotional and very tense read. I loved and felt every single word.
5 Contented Purrs for Saranna!
Titanium’s story is perhaps the most emotional of all of the previous. In this one we learn why Titanium is so invested in bringing down Red Wolf, why he has no choice. It caused my heart to ache as I read the explanation as given to Chrome and Steele. The betrayal by one of their own, brought to light as well as the reasons behind Elite Recon being formed and how and why everyone was extracted instead of just Titanium’s team.
We meet Charles the man behind Titanium, the one who takes the weight of the world and his teams on his shoulders with only Poppy, Raine and his precious dog Annie as his support system.
We discover the secret longing Raine has for her charge and see her complete devotion to him not only as a patient but as a man. One of my favorite scenes is when the team gangs up on him and gifts him with a way to ride on a motorcycle again. Which leads to the admission of his love and lust for Raine. This is a little peek.
The crank of the engine turning over and the throaty growl bouncing around the hangar sucker punched him in the gut.
“Coming?” She asked louder than the last time to be heard over the call of the bike. “I’ve been riding for years if it makes you feel any better. No one else is here so it’s totally up to you. No one will make you feel bad if you don’t come.”
“None but those who have bets placed on whether or not I’ll pussy out.”
Her laugh sounded like sex with the purr of the engine seducing him. “Well, there is that but you can deal with them tomorrow. I can handle a big machine between my legs.” She didn’t pause for him to make some funny retort at her innuendo, not that he could have, since his mouth had gone dry. “Take a walk on the wild side, Charles. I promise to keep your virtue safe.”
He took a step forward, reaching for her, and then another.
Her palm slid along his, guiding him behind her. She was already seated and he swung a leg over the seat and sat down. Tucking up close behind her, there was no way she could miss he was hard. “And what about your virtue? Who will protect yours while we’re out?”
So many secrets are revealed on the difficult road leading all of them slowly and somewhat painfully to become a family not by blood but choice.
A story that brings tears and laughter, pain and healing. Keep the tissues close, you’ll need a lot of them.
Bravo, Jennifer! A fitting close to this installment of the Elite Warrior Series. I can’t wait to see what’s next for these amazing men and women.
5 Contented Purrs!