secretly trained in Special Operations
assigned to governmental agencies
and the men who dare to capture
the heart of a Woman Warrior.
USA Today Bestselling Author
A crashed airplane.
A deadly virus.
A lethal woman.
A love unmatched.
The Ladies of Black Swan must secure sunken cargo more deadly than the Russian submarine looking for it.
When the team is diverted to Turks and Caicos on their way home from a mission, the only woman celebrating is Lei Lu Sorensen, Lady Kite. The only man waiting for her at home is another (loser) possibility from her mother’s matchmaker. Lei Lu is expected to settle down into the religious life like her parents and give them the grandchildren they crave, all before her thirtieth birthday.
Former SEAL Henry S. Morgan V is living his best life as Shakespeare, a dive shop owner on Grand Turk Island, thousands of miles away from the three-piece-suit life his wealthy family had planned for him on Wall Street. His biggest thrill on the sleepy tropical island is watching cruise ships bring new, scantily-clad beautiful women to snorkel and dive in the warm water. Until Washington calls him for one last mission.
As Black Swan’s dive instructor, Lei Lu is forced to work with the laid-back beach bum who runs the local dive shop. But nothing is what it seems, from the retrieval of the downed airplane to the unexpected chemistry between Shakespeare and Lady Kite.
They can’t let love interfere because if they fail their mission, the entire world suffers.
Unmatched Love is the sixth novel in KaLyn Cooper’s Black Swan series filled with strong heroines and the alpha heroes who dare to capture the heart of a woman warrior. Each romantic suspense features one of the active duty women secretly trained in SpecOps and a member of the Ladies of Black Swan.
If you like edge-of-your-seat military stories, billionaires, matchmakers, scuba diving, and sizzling hot romance, buy Unmatched Love today.
Lei Lou is the only one of the Black Swan team still unattached. This is the book we’ve been waiting for and I think dreading since it could mean an end to the series.
As the book opens, Lei Lou has her first face to face kill and on top of that as they head home she’s informed her parents are at her apartment with another possible husband for her. Her mother has engaged a matchmaker to find a ‘suitable’ husband for her.
Fortunately for Lei Lou, the team gets sent off on yet another mission before even reaching the US.
Henry S. Morgan V, known only as Shakespeare to the folks on Grand Turk where he owns a dive shop gets an unexpected call from the US Navy. A call he thinks is a hoax at first. He’s been out of the SEAL’s for over three years, and can’t think of any reason the Navy would want him now. That is until General Lyons takes over the call.
He calls his friend Oli the island’s police commissioner to provide security for the airport where a team would be landing, and to secure the hanger for their plane.
I think I started giggling from the moment Shakespeare sees Lei Lou and then it was full out laughter as they encounter the mailman with the delivery they are expecting.
This is a favorite scene.
While loading up the bags into the police vehicle, an open-sided mail Jeep pulled up next to them.
“Hey, my man Oli, hoping you can help me.” Jacob, the island mailman, stepped out and rounded to the back of his vehicle. “You got any idea where I can find me a Captain L. Sorensen, U.S.A.F.? I got this suitcase for him. I thought the delivery note was crazy. It said he was going to arrive… tonight… at the airport. Crazy Americans. The airport is closed at night. But I’m absolutely supposed to deliver this tonight.” Stressing the last word, he spread his arms wide and danced in a circle. “Grand Turk may be a little island, but it’s a damn big one when I have to find me one American captain. I already checked all the hotels and he’s not there.” He dramatically threw his arms up in the air.
Jacob was known for his over-the-top drama… and gossip. It could take him all day to deliver ten pieces of mail and two packages. Spear had come to the point where he would often meet the mail plane at their tiny airport rather than endure the antics of their mailman.
“What am I to do? Oli, you know I can’t afford to get fired. Mia’s about to pop our next baby, any day.” The man who was two inches taller than Spear fell to his knees, his arms outstretched. “Oli, you gotta help me, man.”
Shakespeare wasn’t sure who was more surprised when the black-haired little beauty stood in front of Jacob, who was still on his knees. Their eyes were almost level.
“Where’s my box?” Her dark brown eyes darted to the Jeep then back to him.
When Jacob cocked his head, his dreadlocks swung to the side.
“Was I supposed to bring you a package, too?” The mailman’s body slumped over, his face dropping to the sand. “Oh, Lordy, Lordy. I’m going to be fired for sure. The Prime himself is going to come over here and fire my ass.”
“You said you have a delivery for Captain Sorensen. That would be me.” She stood quietly in front of him, her toes inches from his forehead.
Jacob lifted his head. “You be Captain L. Sorensen U.S.A.F.? He unfolded to stand, stretching to his full height. His gaze swept up and down her small stature. “Do you fly airplanes?”
“Yes. I’m expecting that package.” She purposely looked at the Jeep. “May I have it, now?”
The other women gathered near the trunk, a yard away from where Shakespeare and Oli stood.
After retrieving a large aluminum suitcase from the back of the Jeep, he wheeled it through the sand, stopping several feet from her. “How do I know you really be Captain Sorensen U.S.A.F.?”
“Oh, for Christ sake,” Lady Harrier said just above a whisper.
Lady Kite let out a long breath. Shaking her head, she reached into her pocket and pulled out her military ID card. Without a word, she handed it to him.
Jacob looked at the picture on the ID, barely visible in hangar security lights. He then looked at her. He twisted the card for better light, then squinted at her. “How I know this is you?” He waved the green card in the air. “I watch TV. These can be faked.”
Lady Kite closed her eyes. When she opened them, she gave him the most evil smile Spear had ever seen. She bent her knees. “How do I know that you didn’t open that case?”
She slowly took one step closer to him.
“Oh, fuck. This is going to get ugly.” Lady Falcon declared.
“I’m the mailman. I’m sworn by law not to open anything. I just deliver the mail.” Jacob sounded more than a little defensive.
Like a cat, Lady Kite prowled toward him.
“Then deliver my package.” Her grin broadened. “I don’t want to hurt you. I need what’s inside that case.” She stopped and leaned forward. “Now!” She roared.
Jacob’s eyes went huge as he handed her the extended handle to the case. “Yes, ma’am.” He turned to run back to his vehicle.
Shakespeare couldn’t help himself. He started to laugh.
“Mailman.” Lady Kite boomed. “Stop.”
Midstride, Jacob halted and didn’t move a muscle. He slowly looked back over his shoulder at her.
She wiggled her finger, indicating for him to come to her.
Spear couldn’t stop laughing. He had to turn away. He couldn’t watch.
Head down, Jacob took small steps like a scolded dog toward the tiny woman.
Once he got close enough, she held out her hand, palm up.
Jacob stared at her hand. Slowly he extended his hand as though to shake.
She shook her head slowly side to side. “My military ID card, please.”
“Duh,” Jacob said self-deprecatingly as his whole body relaxed. “Sorry, mum.” His gaze shot to where Shakespeare was holding himself up on the side of the truck, laughing so hard his sides hurt.
“You laughing at me, Shakespeare?” Jacob accused.
“Oh, fuck, yes.” Spear’s cheeks were starting to hurt. He couldn’t remember the last time he’d laughed so hard.
As Jacob turned to leave, Lady Kite ordered, “Stop.” She approached him. “Look at me. You didn’t see me. You’ve never heard my name because I was never here.” She waved her hand toward the men and women behind her. “They weren’t here either, so no one saw your embarrassment. None of this ever happened.”
Jacob stared at her as though he didn’t understand.
“I want you to forget that any of this happened.” She repeated.
He suddenly brightened. “Oh, I get it, this is where you flash me.” He opened his eyes wide.
Lady Kite lowered her beautifully arched eyebrows and glared at Jacob. “This is not Mardi Gras, or Carnival, or whatever you celebrate on this island. I am not about to flash you my ti—”
“No. No my lady.” Jacob started jumping up and down and waving his hands. “Flash me.” He made his fingers burst in front of his face. “Like Men In Black. Like in the movies. Make me forget.”
Tears were running down Shakespeare’s face. He could see the women turning around laughing, hiding their faces in their hands slowly shaking their heads. Oli was struggling hard to be the staunch commissioner and hold his shit together.
“Jacob.” Oli strode toward the island postman. “Thank you so much for coming out here and delivering this suitcase.” As he passed Lady Kite, he waved her toward the truck. Slapping Jacob on the shoulder and spinning him around toward his Jeep, he pulled the local man toward him. “What we’re trying to say is that we want you to keep this to yourself. There may be others who come to the island looking for the these wonderful ladies. We have to protect them. We can’t let anyone know they’re here.”
As he guided the man to the doorless vehicle, Oli practically shoved Jacob into the front seat. “You’re a federal employee and I know you take your position seriously. I’m asking you as the police commissioner, please forget everything you saw and heard tonight.” He pointed toward the ignition. “If I hear one drop of gossip about this, I’m coming to arrest you. Do I make myself clear?”
“Yes, Oli. Very clear.” Jacob’s hands shook as he jabbed in the key.
Shakespeare wiped his face with his hand before he got into the SUV.
With Oli behind the wheel, they pulled out onto the main road a few minutes later.
KaLyn Cooper. Unmatched Love: Black Swan, Book Six (Kindle Locations 404-463).
Then the fun begins as they find the plane they were looking for and plan their dive, There’s a lot more involved than just the contents of the plane and the pilots.
I love the way KaLyn makes me feel like I’m there, under the water, on the island, enjoying the beach. There’s the sizzle between Shakespeare and Lei Lou, lots of suspense, some interesting action, and plenty of laugh out loud scenes too.
It was awesome that all the men from Guardian get involved as well as Daniel being cleared to come with the kids.
I really hope this isn’t the end. I love these books.
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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.