secretly trained in Special Operations
assigned to governmental agencies and
the men who dare to
capture the heart of a Woman Warrior.
He never believed in love, but he never expected to find her.
With his family embedded in southern politics and society for five generations, Griffin proudly earned his Playboy title and attitude toward women. But in the past year the former seal has gotten an education from the ladies of black Swan, warrior women trained in special operations.
After losing the love of her life in a combat plane crash, Grace realizes she may have to settle for a good man to give her the life she’d always dreamed. Too bad she was attracted to a bad boy. When Grace’s picture is on a terrorist hit list, Griffin vows to protect her with his life. But can he protect his heart at the same time?
Unexpected Love is the third full-length novel in KaLyn Cooper’s Black Swan series. This military romantic suspense continues the stories of the active duty women secretly trained in special operations.
If you enjoy reading Susan Stoker, Elle James, and Cristin Harber, you’ll love the latest addition to this series featuring strong women and the men who dare to love them.
Buy this military romance filled with sensuous heat today.
This book starts off in the action. The men of Guardian Security and the Black Swan Ladies had teamed up for a mission to save children. During the mission we get an idea of where this is heading for Griffin and Grace.
This is a favorite scene as they get ready to head home.
The intensity of Griffin’s kiss finally penetrated Grace’s surprise. She hadn’t been kissed like that since…ever. It was a little bit dangerous kissing a man in front of her team. In front of his team. She was a Navy officer and this was most definitely a public display of affection. Unquestionably, against regulations.
There was something about breaking the rules that excited Grace, just a little. She was a good girl. She followed all the rules to the letter.
But this was Griffin…finally kissing her. And, man oh man, was it a kiss.
He ran his wide hand up her spine, each nerve igniting and sending newly awakened energy throughout her entire body.
She wanted more.
Completely forgetting where she was, she dropped the bags she’d been carrying and smoothed her hands up his solid chest and over expansive shoulders. Threading her fingers into hair far too long to be a military cut, she pulled his head down, at the same time going on her tiptoes. When she opened for him, he thrust his tongue into her mouth and she wrapped hers around it in a dance that was new to her.
Kevin hadn’t liked French kissing. Sometimes he’d pressed his lips to hers so hard they nearly bruised, but all their life together, kisses had been puckered lips only. Even the men she’d dated since her husband’s death, including Griffin, she had only kissed closed mouth.
He pulled her body even closer to his, one hand dropping and cupping her bottom. Then he rocked his hips into her belly, matching each thrust of his tongue.
Oh, this was so bad…yet oh so good. They really shouldn’t be doing this, least of all in front of their teams. But she had waited so long…all her life, to be kissed like this. His warm hand, that nearly covered her entire butt, squeezed.
The moan she heard was hers. That realization shocked her back to her surroundings.
She jerked her eyes open and pulled back from him, frantically looking around.
The men trailed Katlin and Alex, walking away. Ignoring them. Tori, Nita, and Lei Lu stood ten feet away holding up fingers judging the drama in front of them.
Grace wanted to bury her face into Griffin’s chest. Instead she suggested, “We really shouldn’t be doing this in front of everybody.”
Griffin just smiled. “Why the fuck not?”
When he bent to kiss her again, she moved her head away. “Public displays of affection are considered unbecoming of an officer, punishable by the Uniform Code of Military Justice.”
“I don’t give a damn. I’m no longer in the military so—”
“But I am.” Grace jumped back. She looked over to where Alex had his hand on the small of Katlin’s back, guiding her toward the rear of the plane. That small gesture might’ve been misconstrued as PDA but most would consider it gentlemanly. On the other hand, open mouthed kisses and rocking hips were far from approved social behaviors.
With one finger, Griffin turned her chin to face him. “Do you really think they care?” He leaned down and gently brushed his lips over hers. “Grace, we’re all adults. I’ve just put every man here on notice that your mine.”
“They’re not the only ones who now know how you feel.” Completely focused on him, she brought the palm of her hand to his cheek and raised herself up to meet his lips.
“Get a room.” Nita’s nearby voice cracked the spell. A wicked smile crossed her friend’s face. In a sultry voice, she suggested, “Or share.”
When Nita’s eyes raked over Griffin, Grace suddenly became very jealous. Protective even. She didn’t like the way her friend looked at him.
“He’s big enough to handle both of us.” Nita’s little pink tongue licked her top lip. She had once told their team about having a threesome. To Grace, the idea of sharing herself with two men, at the same time, had been beyond conceivability. The mere thought of sharing Griffin with another woman was infuriating, especially since she had never had sex with the man who now stood so close she could feel waves of his body heat.
“Wouldn’t be the first time I’ve doubled down.” Griffin’s grin moved into a grimace when her eyes met his. Obviously her face was covered in shock. He pulled Grace back into a one armed hug. “But this little lady is more than enough woman for me.” He then bent down and placed a firm, reassuring kiss on her lips.
The tingle that passed through her made her forget his previous words so she deepened the kiss.
“Good save,” Nita said in a low voice as she walked by.
“Lady Eagle.” Tori’s voice echoed from inside the hangar. “Tick. Tock. You going to help me pre-check this plane or do I have to do it all by myself?”
KaLyn Cooper. Unexpected Love (Kindle Locations 324-363). Kindle Edition.
Grace and Griffin definitely heat up on that first real date. Later Griffin gets to know what it feels like to be the one left at home as the ladies head out on yet another mission.
With all their successes and anonymity because they are women you just know that can’t last. So now along with the men they have a price on their heads.
In the midst of all this Grace and Griffin are going strong at least until her father has a heart attack.
I really felt sorry for Griffin and don’t blame him for feeling unworthy. But seriously who is more worthy of love than him and Grace. What the heck is a good man anyway? Certainly not her parents’ definition.
Plenty of action, and everything from sensuous to sizzling.
Needless to say I loved this book, and I can’t wait for more of Grace and Griffin as well as the rest of these ladies and their men.
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Former military SpecOps,
these men now work for Guardian Security
(from the Black Swan Series)
protecting others but they can’t always protect their hearts.
KaLyn Cooper’s romances blend fact and fiction with blazing heat and heart-pounding suspense.Twenty-two years as a military wife has shown KaLyn the world, and thirty years in PR taught her that fact can be stranger than fiction. She leaves it up to the reader to separate truth from imagination.She, her husband, and Little Bear (Alaskan Malamute) live in Tennessee on a micro-plantation filled with gardens, cattle, and quail. When she’s not writing, she’s at the shooting range or on the river.