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Copper is the only woman on the team, but don’t tell her that. Operation Phoenix took away more than just her identity and her teammates it also took her love. Brad was a member of that team that didn’t make it back. She owes Red Wolf revenge.
Merc has been her best friend since childhood and as fate threw them together on the teams, he is also her self appointed protector.
Gabriel Daniels is retired CIA, now teaching with no hope of finding the mysterious beauty that caught his eye. First in Miami and then again in Nigeria she slipped by him, but he sees her, recognizes what few can. Then she walks into his classroom, is he her next target?
This is a favorite scene that takes place shortly after their initial meeting.
“Damn, Copper. If I was so bad you’ve forgotten me in a couple of hours, why don’t you make our lunch date a dinner one instead, so I can do better?”
Amused in spite of herself, she took a sip of her coffee to keep from smiling. “I’m a big believer in first impressions counting.” And he had made a hell of a first impression.
Currently, her body was very interested in seconds.
“Funny, I agree with you. Have dinner with me.”
“No.” She took another drink.
“Fine, I’ll have dinner with you.” Easy charm rolled in those syllables, and she actually had to bite the inside of her lip to not laugh.
“Still a no,” she managed. Across the table, Merc had gone predator silent and his stare drilled into her. No way should she be having this conversation in front of him.
The woman who’d played with Gabriel in the lecture hall would have chuckled. Copper refused. “Do you have an issue with the word no?”
“Only when it conflicts with my being able to see you again.” Gabriel sighed.
Long, Heather, Her Elite Assets, Pure Copper, Kindle Edition. Kindle Locations (578-587).
Oh the tangled web as Copper and Gabriel both struggle to have something they want, each other. These two are explosive together, and Merc as always tries to protect her yet stay away. I am totally in love with this couple.
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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/Copper 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 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.”
“Damn straight. And cut the mushy shit.” Still, his smile didn’t diminish. “Next thing you know you’ll be talking baby crap.”
A shudder went through her and she punched him. “Asshole.”
All was right with her world. Well, mostly right. They still had to find out who the fuck was targeting Brad, deal with it and then kill Red Wolf. Then she could concentrate on the happily ever after shit.
Long, Heather, Her Elite Assets, Target Tungsten, Kindle Edition. Kindle Locations 3247-3256).
Two big questions: Can the men share her long term? and Can she accept them both for forever?
What ensues is a sizzling hot relationship, followed by a yet another difficult mission.
This book had me at the edge of my seat, biting my nails, and turning the pages. I couldn’t stop reading, I had to know what would happen next.
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Addison “Arsenic” Leeds has gone dark making the Elite crew wonder if she has been turned, killed or too deep in to make contact. Tasked with getting rid of the leaks in Elite’s ranks she does what she must to protect her team.
When she’s headed into trouble she contacts the one person outside of the Elite she can trust. Sam Reese, the man she didn’t kill but probably should have.
This is a favorite scene.
A jacket dropped over her shoulders as Sam came to join her.
“How long has it been?”
“You know exactly how long it’s been.” Since the night he’d tried to kill Clark. She’d left and hadn’t come back. The same night she’d been burned, finding out too late they’d also sent Sam to kill her brother.
“I suspected, but I wasn’t sure.”
“Are you sorry they didn’t give you me?”
She could almost feel the weight of his stare, but she didn’t turn away from the sea.
“Am I sorry they didn’t send me to kill you?” He actually sounded offended. “Yes, I’m sorry they didn’t give me that job. I’m sorry because you wouldn’t have had to take out the two sons of a bitch they did send.”
She took off the baseball cap then ran her fingers through her hair. The breeze kept jerking at the long strands and the weight of it pulled her head.
“I could’ve ended up shooting you instead.”
“Well, don’t feel too bad about it. You did end up shooting me, so it worked out.” Once again, he used humor to deflect, but she wanted to ask the question. She wanted to ask him about Clark, but she had already said she didn’t want to talk about him. For anyone else, she wouldn’t be doing this. This was for her brother.
“How long has it been for you?”
“Roughly the same time.” That surprised her; she hadn’t realized that he left right after she did.
“I want to ask why, but it’s none of my damn business.”
“You can ask anything you want, Addy. Don’t you know that yet? Quite the obedient dog. Sit, Sam. Stay, Sam. Go, Sam. Hunt, Sam. I do it all.” What began as a flippant remark took on a distinct note of sadness at the end.
Shaking her head, she reached over and laid her hand on top of his. “You’re not a dog, Sam. You never were.”
“M’lady, are you trying to comfort me?”
She removed her hand. “No, I was being factual. You’re not a dog. Dogs are loyal.” She regretted what she’d said the moment the words left her mouth, but deep inside, she couldn’t deny the anger continued to simmer.
Long, Heather, Her Elite Assets, Asset Arsenic, Kindle Edition. Kindle Locations (4171-4188).
These two team up to take down yet another Red Wolf crony and in the process rediscover themselves through barbs, sex and a mutual desire for revenge.
An action-packed tale with sizzling sex and a past to resolve. This one even has some family issues within the ranks.
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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.