Special Forces & Brotherhood Protector Series Book 7
Life between the cross hairs
Retired Navy SEAL John Jacob “Jacko” Johnson earned a reputation for being cool under pressure, having more kills from behind the scope of a sniper rifle than anyone else active on the teams, and being a total smartass. Some things don’t change, and not even a traumatic brain injury sidelining him keeps him from kicking in when his friends need it—most recently a top-secret mission to retrieve a lost asset.
Bolt action is louder than words
Coco Adler’s military career ended abruptly on a dishonorable discharge. Or so reads her military file. Recruited for a top-secret program, she digs in deep. When her cover is nearly compromised and she can’t reach her handler, she goes dark but stays on mission. The last thing she expects is a lunatic in a Hawaiian shirt to take her down a moment before a sniper’s bullet would have.
Forced to work together, Jacko will do everything to cover Coco’s extraction—even if it kills him.
I really love Coco, she’s an operative and she’s determined and she’s in trouble but doesn’t realize how much. That is until Jacko shows up and saves her from a sniper’s bullet.
This is a favorite scene as they avoid the shooter and make their getaway.
She went still, playing dead. Trapped beneath him, she couldn’t see the path. In the distance sirens kicked up, and shouts came from the road.
“Get off,” she repeated the earlier order. “We have to get out of here.”
Sixty? Was he insane? “There is wide angle CCTV coverage everywhere here, we have to go.”
No question, mister hit like a damn linebacker was a pro. Of course, whose side he was on was anyone’s guess. “Forty seconds for the camera ahead to swing away.”
And he just took a bullet for you. Ignoring the snap of her conscience, she bucked her hips to his. A mistake, because damn he was solid everywhere.
“Come with me if you want to live,” he grunted, and then he was on his feet and had her up with him. Laughing, he tugged off her hat and she snagged it from his hand, stuffing it into her bag and pulling a scarf around her hair before they’d even made it three steps back the way she’d come.
“What the hell is so funny?” What was wrong with this guy? And where had those shots come from?
“I’ve always wanted to say that.” He grabbed her hand and tugged her with him. “There’s a car a half click to the east. Stay with me.”
“Let go,” she snarled, pulling her hand from his.
“Stay with me.” The clipped tone had her bristling.
“I can walk just fine without someone holding my hand.”
“We’re about to re-enter a camera line of sight, so try not to geld me.”
“What the hell are you…?” She never finished the sentence, as he pulled her against him with a rock solid arm around the back of her neck and then his mouth was on hers. The thick body armor he wore pinched against her breasts. This close, she couldn’t miss it. It also explained the lack of blood.
The savage kiss both breath-taking and infuriating. He spread his hand against the back of her head, keeping her there even as he kept them moving. Eyes open, she didn’t miss the way his gaze angled toward their path until his tongue slid against hers.
It was one thing to use a public display of affection to distract, she got that. But his tongue invasion was too damn sensuous for business. Grazing the invading tongue with her teeth, she shifted the kiss enough to latch onto his lower lip. The bite drew a hint of blood and he arched his head back.
Instead of snarling, though, he just grinned. “Damn. That was hot.”
He was insane.
Arriving at a range rover, he clicked a button and unlocked it—then he opened the passenger side. “Get in Ms. Adler. We have a lot to talk about.” Even as he spoke, he glided his hand down her spine to her lower back.
“Touch my ass, and the bruise on your back will be the least of your problems.”
Undeterred, he kissed the tip of her nose. “Get in or I’ll throw you in, darling.”
She got in, but she also put her hand into the tote and gripped the gun. He slid into the driver’s seat and started the engine. They were pulling into traffic and away from the resort as the flashing lights of the police arrived.
Long, Heather. Covering Coco (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) (Special Forces & Brotherhood Protector Series Book 7) (Kindle Locations 111-137). Aces Press, LLC. Kindle Edition.
This is only the beginning of a hot and cold relationship as they try to avoid assassins at almost every turn.
Guest appearances by Wolf and his team occur at some very tense moments. References to Shielding Shayna, which also came out this week, tie events together very nicely.
Non stop action, sizzling and sexy, this book has it all.
I can’t wait to see what Heather has in mind for these folks next.
5 Contented Purrs for Heather!
Click the Cover for Buy Links
Like a little fur with your Military heroes?
Click the Cover for Buy Links and More!
Bravo Team Wolf
They’re weapons of lethal force—
wild, clawed, and dangerous.
USA Today bestselling author, Heather Long, likes long walks in the park, science fiction, superheroes, Marines, and men who aren’t douche bags. Her books are filled with heroes and heroines tangled in romance as hot as Texas in the summertime.
From paranormal historical westerns to contemporary military romance, Heather might switch genres, but one thing is true in all of her stories–her characters drive the books.
When she’s not wrangling her menagerie of animals, she devotes her time to family and friends she considers family. She believes if you like your heroes so real you could lick the grit off their chest, and your heroines so likable, you’re sure you’ve been friends with women just like them, you’ll enjoy her worlds as much as she does.