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Texas SEAL – SEALs of Coronado Book 3 By Paige Tyler



Texas SEAL
SEALs of Coronado Book 3
By
Paige Tyler

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She was searching for her brother…

Lyla Torres knows something is wrong. Her brother might have tempted trouble in the past, but he’s never disappeared before. Desperate, she needs help, and who better than the one guy who always had her brother’s back in high school? Trent…and since Trent is now a Navy SEAL, he’s got to be man enough for the job—exactly who she needs. And if she’s honest, exactly who she’s always wanted.

And found love along the way.

Petty Officer Trent Wagner doesn’t like surprises. But the one standing on his doorstep makes him rethink that opinion. Lyla Torres, his best friend’s sister, is all grown up—and more beautiful than he remembered. Attraction aside, Trent knows his old buddy always ran with a dangerous crowd, so keeping Lyla safe—and close—is priority. But when his worst fears are proved and Lyla is kidnapped, Trent will fight the devil himself to get her back and make her his.

Underestimating a vindictive drug lord is a fatal mistake—one Trent can’t afford to make.

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Trent is settling in for some time off with friends when an unexpected surprise shows up on his doorstep. Lila is his best friend’s sister, and she is definitely not the little girl he remembers.

Trent and Marco have gone in totally different directions life wise, but according to Lila he’s missing and could be in trouble. He supposedly turned his life around and is a successful artist.

This is a favorite scene when Trent sees Marco’s work for the first time.

Lyla led him past several people casually perusing the artwork as well as a couple talking to a dark-haired woman who worked there about buying a painting that covered nearly a whole wall toward the back of the gallery. When they got there, she paused to point out the section dedicated to Marco’s work.

Trent couldn’t help but stop and stare in surprise. The guy he’d known back in high school hadn’t possessed an artistic bone in his body. Marco’s idea of beauty had pretty much started with a woman’s butt in a pair of tight jeans and ended with a 1969 Boss 429 Mustang. Apparently, his friend had changed since then.

There were eight large metal sculptures positioned around the exhibit area. Trent found himself wandering around them, marveling that the man he knew had made these things. Although each of the pieces was totally unique, Trent could see the consistency of style that connected all of them to the same artist. Some were incredibly realistic, like the one showing a dragon with its wings extended lifting a huge Texas longhorn from the ground, while others were designed simply to provoke an emotion, like the weeping willow that made Trent feel sad merely by looking at it.

But whether they were realistic or abstract, they were all powerful and beautifully crafted. The metal shaping, welding, and polishing that had gone into each of the pieces must have taken weeks—maybe months—to accomplish. Trent didn’t know anything about art, but he knew amazing when he saw it, and Marco’s works were nothing short of amazing.

“Wow,” he breathed.

Lyla’s lips curved. “Yeah. That’s the same reaction most people have the first time they experience Marco’s stuff. You can see now why I said he’s left his old life behind. This is who he is now.”
Tyler, Paige. Texas SEAL (SEALs of Coronado Book 3) (pp. 27-28). Kindle Edition.

Seeing his friend’s work is enough to convince him that maybe he’s cleaned up his act. However, finding Marco only puts Lila in the sights of a drug lord.

Plenty of action and suspense as these two turn up the heat.

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Paige Tyler

Paige is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of sexy romantic suspense and paranormal romance. She graduated from The University of West Florida with a degree in education in 2000, but decided to pursue a full-time career as a writer in 2004. Since then, she’s written over fifty books in several genres, including paranormal, contemporary, western, sci-fi and erotica. She loves writing about strong, sexy, alpha males and the feisty,independent women who fall for them. From verbal foreplay to sexual heat, her stories of romance, adventure, suspense, passion and true love will leave you breathlessly panting for more.

She and her very own military hero (also known as her husband) live on the beautiful Florida coast with their adorable fur baby (also known as their dog). Paige graduated with a degree in education, but decided to pursue her passion and write books about hunky alpha males and the kick-butt heroines who fall in love with them.

When not working on her latest book, Paige enjoys reading, jogging, P90X, Yoga, Pilates, going to the beach, watching NFL football, watching movies and hanging out with her husband (not necessarily in that order!)


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Strong Silent SEAL – SEALs of Coronado Book 2 By Paige Tyler



Strong Silent SEAL
SEALs of Coronado Book2
By
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Wedding planner Felicia Bradford is in trouble. Mercenaries are holding her sister hostage and threatening to kill her unless Felicia helps them steal top secret information from the Navy’s Special Operations Headquarters. Having no other way to access the base, she pulls a gun on the first man in a Navy uniform she finds, demanding he get her through the gate.

Navy SEAL Logan Dunn just got back from a mission in Syria and is looking for a little down time to relax. That plan goes out the window when a beautiful woman shoves a gun in his back and begs him to do something she clearly doesn’t want to do. Logan does what any Navy SEAL would do in the same situation—he saves the girl and takes out the bad guys.

But their actions that day kick off a crazy chain of events, including a fast-burning whirlwind romance, an out-of-control sister, an insane covert plot involving a defecting Russian pilot, a mercenary bent on revenge, and a sunrise wedding for a bride who never wakes up before noon.

Getting through her sister’s kidnapping will look like a piece of cake compared to what comes next.

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This is one of my absolute favorites of this series.

When Felicia ‘kidnaps’ Logan his instincts are on the money. He could have prevented her from succeeding but he followed it through, he needed intel to help her out of whatever situation she found herself in.

Nothing like starting this book off with a kidnapping. This is a favorite scene after Logan and his team get her and her sister out of their very sticky situation and all the questioning is done.

His idea of a little while turned out to be another hour, but at least Logan hung around with Felicia while they waited. Now she and Stef were safe, she could fully appreciate how gorgeous he was. Not to mention what a nice guy he was. She didn’t know if it was because they’d gone through a life-and-death experience together, but standing there in the hallway talking about inconsequential everyday things, she felt like she’d known him for years.

“You want a ride back to the grocery store where you left your car?” Logan asked after the CIA finally finished up with Stef. When Felicia gave him a questioning look, he added, “One of my buddies drove my SUV over here from the warehouse.”

She hadn’t even thought about his SUV—or hers—until now. “In that case, yes. If it’s not too much trouble.”

It hadn’t sounded nearly as ridiculous when she said it in her head. Like she hadn’t caused him enough trouble already by taking him hostage.

But Logan smiled. “No trouble at all.”

They didn’t say much on the way back to the shopping center. Probably because they were all tired. Heck, Stef looked like she might nod off in the backseat. Felicia couldn’t blame her. It had been one hell of a day. She was just glad her sister was okay.

Felicia turned around to face front again when she caught sight of the grocery bags on the floorboard.

“Crap,” she said, looking at Logan. “You have ice cream back there.”

“Damn. I completely forgot about it.” He cringed. “It’s probably a big gooey mess. The hot dogs probably didn’t fare so well either.”

She blinked. “You eat hot dogs?”

Even wearing a uniform, she could tell how his biceps to see if she was right was so strong, she practically had to sit on her hands to keep from giving in.

Luckily, Logan didn’t seem to notice. Instead, he gave her an injured look. “What’s wrong with hot dogs?”

“Nothing, I suppose,” she said. “I assumed you’d be more of a lean protein guy.”

He let out a chuckle. “Lean protein means cooking, and cooking’s above my pay grade. Unless it’s in a microwave. I can handle that.”

She laughed. She still couldn’t understand how he could have a body like his on a diet of hot dogs and Hot Pockets. The image gave her an idea though.

“I figured out how to repay you for what you did for Stef and me,” she said. “I’m going to make you dinner.”

In reality, it didn’t even begin to cover what she owed him. She wasn’t sure if anything ever could. But a home-cooked meal was the least she could do.

“You don’t have to do that,” he insisted. “I don’t expect anything in return for today.”

He was humble, all right. It was a quality that made him even more attractive.

“I know,” she said. “But I want to.”

Logan flashed her a smile as he turned into the parking lot of the shopping center. “Okay, sounds good.”

Felicia relaxed in her seat, relieved—and more than a little thrilled—he’d accepted her invitation. She would have asked him to follow her back to her place right then, but that meant bailing on her sister, and she wanted to spend some time with Stef to make sure she was okay after what happened today.

“Next Friday work for you?” she asked Logan.

“Definitely.” He glanced at her, his mouth curving into a sexy grin and making her pulse skip a beat. “I can’t wait.”

She smiled. “Me, either.”
Tyler, Paige. Strong Silent SEAL (SEALs of Coronado Book 2) (pp. 45-47). Kindle Edition.

Of course this isn’t the end of everything, not with one of the bad guys missing.

Felicia and Logan hit it off hot and heavy but the threat is still out there and worries for her sister make this even more intense.

Fast paced, witty, romantic and suspenseful, you won’t be able to put this book down.

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Paige is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of sexy romantic suspense and paranormal romance. She graduated from The University of West Florida with a degree in education in 2000, but decided to pursue a full-time career as a writer in 2004. Since then, she’s written over fifty books in several genres, including paranormal, contemporary, western, sci-fi and erotica. She loves writing about strong, sexy, alpha males and the feisty,independent women who fall for them. From verbal foreplay to sexual heat, her stories of romance, adventure, suspense, passion and true love will leave you breathlessly panting for more.

She and her very own military hero (also known as her husband) live on the beautiful Florida coast with their adorable fur baby (also known as their dog). Paige graduated with a degree in education, but decided to pursue her passion and write books about hunky alpha males and the kick-butt heroines who fall in love with them.

When not working on her latest book, Paige enjoys reading, jogging, P90X, Yoga, Pilates, going to the beach, watching NFL football, watching movies and hanging out with her husband (not necessarily in that order!)

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SEAL for Her Protection – SEALs of Coronado Book 1 by Paige Tyler



Seal for Her Protection
SEALs of Coronado Book 1
By
Paige Tyler

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An assignment turned deadly…

Journalist Hayley Garner thought this was the chance of a lifetime. Instead, she’s facing certain death. Taken hostage by terrorists, she knows she won’t live to see the sun rise. That is until a Navy SEAL charges in to save her. Tall, dark, and handsome, he disappears before she can even thank him. But when her new story lands her at the Navy Training Facility, Hayley finds her sexy-as-sin SEAL. Even better, he asks her out. But not everything is going her way. Someone is after Hayley again. And the danger is as real as her feelings for Chasen.

A rescue turned romance…

The attack of 9/11 changed Chasen Ward. He switched career paths to become a SEAL and devote his life to fighting terrorism and protecting civilians. While that fulfils his work life, the hazards of his job are more than most women can take. The last thing he expected was to meet a woman whose job was as risky as his. He’s falling fast for Hayley, but now she’s in jeopardy.

When Hayley is kidnapped, Chasen will turn San Diego inside out to find her. But will it be too late?

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Hailey has survived being kidnapped by terrorists thanks to a Navy Seal mission. Things happened so fast she never got to thank the Seal who carried her out of that hell.

Chasen hasn’t been able to forget about the journalist he rescued a few weeks back. Now he has the opportunity to see her again and he isn’t going to waste a single moment.

This is a favorite scene at the end of their first date.

“If I don’t leave now, I’ll still be here kissing you when the rest of the Team reports for training at 0400 tomorrow morning,” he groaned. “What are you doing in the afternoon?”

“Not much,” she said. “Why?”

“My senior chief and his wife are having a cookout tomorrow at his house. Want to come with me?”

She smiled up at him. “You think you’ll be up for it?”

He lifted a brow and gave her a teasing look. “And what is that supposed to mean?”

She couldn’t help laughing. Of course, she’d been talking about him being tired, but if he thought she was talking about something else…oh well. “Forget I said anything. I will never doubt your ability to be up for anything. I’d love to go to the cookout with you.”

He kissed her again. “I’ll pick you up around noon.”

“Can’t wait.”

Giving her another quick kiss, he walked down the hall. As he waited for the elevator, he turned and looked at her.

“Don’t worry about missing the movie at the park. I have Top Gun on DVD and can bring it over sometime for another screening.”

She smiled. “There was a movie?”

He laughed and stepped into the elevator. A moment later, the doors closed and he disappeared from sight.

Hayley stood there staring at the elevator for nearly a minute before going into her apartment. Then she leaned back against the door and closed her eyes, savoring the taste of his lips on hers and replaying the evening in her head. The date had been amazing. She wasn’t sure she could even pick the part of the night she’d enjoyed the most, but if she had to, she’d say the make-out session under the stars in the park. Maybe the next time they went, she might even watch the movie.

She laughed. Who was she kidding? The next time Chasen took her to that park, she was going to do the exact same thing—make out with him the entire time.
Tyler, Paige. SEAL for Her Protection (SEALs of Coronado Book 1) (pp. 62-63). Kindle Edition.

Relationships are hard for Seals and Chasen isn’t sure if Hailey would be interested in someone that would have to leave her at a moments notice. He hopes however that being a journalist who travels for stories she may be more tolerant than most.

I loved the interaction between Hailey and his team, their girlfriends, and Kurt’s wife Melissa who is ‘Mama Bear’ to all of them.

Followed by hackers, crooked politicians and that eerie feeling of being watched makes for a hold your breath exciting read. On top of all that the fast developing inferno like relationship between Chasen and Hailey, practically melted my kindle.

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Paige is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of sexy romantic suspense and paranormal romance. She graduated from The University of West Florida with a degree in education in 2000, but decided to pursue a full-time career as a writer in 2004. Since then, she’s written over fifty books in several genres, including paranormal, contemporary, western, sci-fi and erotica. She loves writing about strong, sexy, alpha males and the feisty,independent women who fall for them. From verbal foreplay to sexual heat, her stories of romance, adventure, suspense, passion and true love will leave you breathlessly panting for more.

She and her very own military hero (also known as her husband) live on the beautiful Florida coast with their adorable fur baby (also known as their dog). Paige graduated with a degree in education, but decided to pursue her passion and write books about hunky alpha males and the kick-butt heroines who fall in love with them.

When not working on her latest book, Paige enjoys reading, jogging, P90X, Yoga, Pilates, going to the beach, watching NFL football, watching movies and hanging out with her husband (not necessarily in that order!)

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In the mood for a SEAL? SEAL of Her Dreams – SEALs of Coronado Prequel by Paige Tyler



SEAL of Her Dreams
SEALs of Coronado Prequel
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Paige Tyler

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When Navy SEAL Kurt Travers fills in for his buddy during career day at school, he doesn’t expect to fall for the teacher. But Melissa Drake lives by one hard and fast rule. She doesn’t date Navy guys—ever.

Kurt is making is difficult to follow that rule as he pulls out all the stops to attract her attention. Will saving her life change her mind?

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First thing to note is this book is set in 1994. There were no cell phones, no caller ID so things like pagers, answering machines and phonebooths make an appearance. It actually felt a bit weird reading about them but I remember phones with cords attached everywhere so not a big deal.

Kurt meets Melissa when he agrees to do a career day for the child of a friend who is deployed. Little did he know that first graders wouldn’t have a clue about a human seal.

This is my favorite scene and it had my laughing out loud.

“You’re not really a seal, are you?” one precocious little girl with pigtails accused in a trembling voice. “If you were a seal, you’d balance a ball on your nose for us.”

Tears formed in the little girl’s enormous blue eyes, threatening to spill out over cheeks already starting to quiver.

Kurt groaned inwardly. Oh God, not tears. Bamboo slivers under the fingernails, but not a little girl’s tears. He couldn’t handle that.

He threw another beseeching glance in the teacher’s direction. Melissa had straightened up, concern in her dark eyes, but she didn’t look like she was ready to bail him out yet. He was on his own here.

Crap. If he didn’t do something in the next ten seconds, little pigtail girl was going to start crying and that would get the rest of the kids rolling. In thirty seconds, he’d be looking at a complete meltdown of Three Mile Island proportions. Even his next door neighbor’s little boy looked on the verge of tears.

Kurt took a deep breath. He was a Navy SEAL, dammit. He needed to do something. Now.

So he turned to the little girl with the pigtails and did the only thing he could think of—he lied.

“I promise you that I really am a seal. And I balance a ball on my nose all the time.” He smiled. “What kind of seal would I be if I couldn’t do something as simple as that, right?”

The girl’s eyes grew huge. “Really?”

He heard a sharp intake of breath behind him. Melissa must have just figured out that he was about to throw himself on a hand grenade to save everyone.

“Really,” he assured her.

“Show us!”

“We wanna see!”

“Yeah!”

Kurt chuckled. “I would, but I didn’t bring a ball with me.”

“We have lots of them!” a kid in the back of the room practically shouted. Before Kurt could say anything, the little rug rat jumped out of his seat and ran over to a brightly painted toy chest near the wall. Lifting the lid, he scooped out a red rubber ball and raced up to the front of the room.

He held out the ball to Kurt, an expectant look on his face. Behind the little boy, his classmates seemed just as eager.

Over by the desk, Melissa was regarding him curiously.

Kurt sighed. Ah, hell. In for a penny, in for a pound.

Keenly aware of Melissa’s dark gaze on him, Kurt took the ball from the kid, then got down on his knees and proved that he could indeed balance a ball on his nose—something even he wasn’t sure he could do until that moment. Behind their little desks, the boys and girls gasped, oohed and aahed.

From the corner of his eye, Kurt saw that even Melissa looked captivated. He didn’t know why—maybe it was his inner jock showing off —but when he’d mastered balancing the ball on his nose that way, he lay back on the floor and did it again, this time while doing crunches. Unfortunately, in this position he couldn’t see if Melissa was impressed, but the kids giggled like crazy.
Tyler, Paige. SEAL of Her Dreams (SEALs of Coronado Book 0) (Kindle Locations 71-95). Kindle Edition.

This leads to a dinner date, even though Melissa has sworn to never get involved with anyone military. She definitely hadn’t enjoyed growing up a Navy brat.

Sparks fly between these two, and even with the unexpected ending to the first date, things begin to progress.

Lots of angst when Kurt goes on mission, and the question of whether he’ll ever see her again becomes very real.

I loved the way everything progressed, the sizzle almost melted my kindle.

I am now progressing into Book one, which occurs twenty years later where Kurt is now Master Chief of an entire platoon of hunky Navy SEALs in Coronado, California.

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Paige is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of sexy romantic suspense and paranormal romance. She graduated from The University of West Florida with a degree in education in 2000, but decided to pursue a full-time career as a writer in 2004. Since then, she’s written over fifty books in several genres, including paranormal, contemporary, western, sci-fi and erotica. She loves writing about strong, sexy, alpha males and the feisty,independent women who fall for them. From verbal foreplay to sexual heat, her stories of romance, adventure, suspense, passion and true love will leave you breathlessly panting for more.

She and her very own military hero (also known as her husband) live on the beautiful Florida coast with their adorable fur baby (also known as their dog). Paige graduated with a degree in education, but decided to pursue her passion and write books about hunky alpha males and the kick-butt heroines who fall in love with them.

When not working on her latest book, Paige enjoys reading, jogging, P90X, Yoga, Pilates, going to the beach, watching NFL football, watching movies and hanging out with her husband (not necessarily in that order!)

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Kindle Worlds is Closing! Here are some of my favorite worlds and Authors within them!


 

Kindle Worlds will be gone forever
July 16th 2018!

This deeply saddens me, I have found many new to me authors by seeing them in these worlds.

It was always a place to find quick, inexpensive reads that blended with another author’s characters and settings.

I have heard that some of the World owners are going to continue them on their own and some will need to have an acknowledgement of the originating series before republishing. Yet others may go away completely. For some worlds no decisions have made as to their fate, as this news just broke.

This is a response to a reader friend from Amazon:

For five years, Kindle Worlds has been thriving, engaging writers and readers who enjoy writing in one another’s worlds, and we’re proud of the work we’ve done together. While we are closing Kindle Worlds, Amazon is constantly innovating on behalf of our authors and readers, and we look forward to continuing to do so.

As of May 17th, Kindle Worlds will no longer be accepting new submissions. Previously published Kindle Worlds stories will no longer be available for sale on Amazon.com on or around July 16th. The Kindle Worlds website will be closed on August 29th.

Rest assured previously purchased or borrowed Kindle Worlds stories will remain unaffected.

With that in mind and since the time is short until they are gone, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite Worlds and Authors from them. I hope you will take the time to browse through these links and possibly enjoy them as much as I have.

I put the link I have for the main world and then covers that link to Amazon for individual authors within those worlds that I have read and enjoyed.

I would also like to thank the owners of the worlds that so many wonderful authors wanted to play in, Elle James, Susan Stoker, Paige Tyler, Desiree Holt, Sable Hunter, Millie Taiden, Carly Phillips, Robyn Peterman, Cat Johnson, Eliza Gayle, Erin Nicholas, and Roxanne St.Claire.

HAPPY READING!!!

This the first Kindle World I ventured into so I’ll start here. 

Brotherhood Protectors 

Special Forces: Operation Alpha 

Dallas Fire & Rescue 

Magic & Mayhem

Hell Yeah!!

Hot SEALs

Southern Shifters

Omega Team

Sapphire Falls

Barefoot Bay

Phoenix Agency

Paranormal Dating Agency

Dare To Love

Sassy Mates

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Her Perfect Mate
X-Ops Book 1
By
Paige Tyler

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He’s a High-Octane Special Ops Pro
When Special Forces Captain Landon Donovan is pulled from an op in Afghanistan, he is surprised to discover he’s been hand-picked for a special assignment with the Department of Covert Operations (DCO), a secret division he’s never heard of. Terrorists are kidnapping biologists and he and his partner have to stop them. But his new partner is a beautiful, sexy woman who looks like she couldn’t hurt a fly-never mind take down a terrorist.

She’s Not Your Average Covert Operative
Ivy Halliwell is no kitten. She’s a feline shifter, and more dangerous than she looks. She’s worked with a string of hotheaded military guys who’ve underestimated her special skills in the past. But when she’s partnered with special agent Donovan, a man sexy enough to make any girl purr, things begin to heat up…

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Landon is pulled from his unit in the middle of a mission. Given no answers other than he is to report to DC.

Ivy hasn’t had very good luck with partners, and male agents tend to turn new agents against her. She doesn’t expect Landon to be any different.

As they begin training Landon finds himself considerably impressed by Ivy and her cat-like moves. This is a favorite scene when Landon gets his first look at Ivy’s shift.

Landon frowned at the next obstacle—a thirty-foot solid wood wall. On a normal military confidence course, the same wall might be ten feet high. Tough to get over by yourself but doable for a two-person team. Nobody could get over this one, even with teamwork. No average human anyway.

Landon glanced at her. “I don’t suppose you can fly, can you?”

“Not quite.” She hesitated, then added, “But I can climb it.”

He raised a brow. “Climb it? You’ve gotta be kidding me.” When she didn’t answer, he folded his arms across his chest. “This I’ve gotta see.”

Ivy’s pulse quickened. Part of the reason the DCO made them do the confidence course was to expose Landon to her true nature so he could recognize its value. Or cringe in revulsion.

Time to see if he could handle it or would go running off for a psych evaluation.

Turning to face the wall, she let her fingernails extend until they were as long as those of the great cat with which she shared her DNA. Then she took a deep breath and ran toward the wall. Jumping onto it, she dug her claws into the wood and climbed hand over hand all the way to the top. Heart pounding, she peeked down at Landon, praying she wouldn’t find the disgust she’d seen so many times before. But he just stood there with an amused expression on his face.

“If you expect me to climb the wall like that, we’re going to be here awhile,” he called. “Hope you brought lunch.”

Huh? No shock, no freaking out, no fear in his eyes. She couldn’t believe it. “Well?” he prompted. She gave herself a shake. “There’s a rope up here. I’ll toss it down.”

Just because he hadn’t freaked out didn’t mean he wouldn’t demand answers when he got to the top, and Ivy braced herself for a barrage of questions. But he only reminded her that Kendra and Todd were timing them so they’d better hurry.

Since Landon hadn’t freaked out after seeing her sprout claws and scale a thirty-foot wall, Ivy didn’t see the need to hold back anymore, particularly when they got to a rope bridge stretched between two towers fifty feet high. She could get across the bridge in the dark with one arm tied behind her back, so she didn’t need to use the safety rope above her head, like Landon did.

She didn’t know what happened. Maybe she wasn’t paying as much attention as she should have. Or maybe she was showing off for Landon. The next thing she knew, her foot slipped off the rope and she fell. She instinctively tried to grab the rope bridge, but missed it.

Crap. The fall wouldn’t kill her, but it would hurt like hell—her pride most of all.

Suddenly, her hand hit something. She grabbed whatever it was, hoping it was strong enough to stop her descent, when she felt a hand wrap around her wrist. Amazed, she jerked her head up to see Landon holding on to her.

“I’ve got you,” he said, his voice calm and reassuring.

Ivy didn’t know how he managed to get to her so fast. Or how he was keeping himself from falling. Dragging her gaze away from his soulful brown eyes, she saw that he was hanging from the rope bridge by his legs like a circus performer. That probably wasn’t a standard Special Forces move. Maybe he had some monkey DNA and didn’t know it.

“Um, Ivy. Not to rush you or anything, but this isn’t really comfortable. Think you can find a way to climb up me without ripping me to shreds or knocking us both down?”

That’s when she realized her claws were out and dug into his wrist like spikes. That had to hurt.

“Oh God, I’m sorry!”

She retracted her claws and carefully climbed up Landon’s back onto the rope bridge. Grabbing the top rope, she quickly moved forward so he could get back up on the bridge. But Landon didn’t bother. Instead, he swung hand over hand on the bottom rope until he got to the tower, then dragged himself up onto it. Careful to hold on to the safety rope this time, Ivy hurried across the rope bridge to join him.

She grabbed his wrist to see how much damage she’d done. There were five bloody puncture marks around it that were already starting to swell. She winced. They looked painful. She might not be crazy about the guy, but she hadn’t meant to hurt him.

“I really am so sorry,” she murmured.

“I’m fine,” he said. “I’ll get it checked out when we’re done. You okay?”

Ivy blinked up at him. He’d almost gotten killed saving her butt from her own stupidity, and he was asking if she was okay?
“Yeah. I’m fine. Thanks. For catching me, I mean.”

“No problem. What’s a partner for?” He flashed her a devastating grin. “Come on, let’s get moving. We’re eating up the clock.”
Tyler, Paige. Her Perfect Mate (X-Ops Book 1) (pp. 51-54). Sourcebooks. Kindle Edition.

Now training is never easy but Landon has done right by her and didn’t freak out over her change. However, there are those who aren’t so happy about this partnership.

Ivy’s friend Clive is interested in more with her and as a result tends to want to fight with him every time he sees him.

Action packed as this team goes on their first mission and it goes FUBAR. Plenty of questions arise as they fight crazed hybrids and start wondering who can be trusted.

This pairing proves to be more than just a partnership, their attraction to each other is almost overwhelming. Things heat up quickly and the rules go out the window.

With X-Ops Paige Tyler has created an edgy, exciting, sexy, suspenseful and action packed series. Her Shifters are unique to this genre and I am loving every word.

I couldn’t put this down and have purchased the rest of this series!

5 Contented Purrs for Paige!

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  Paige Tyler

Paige is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of sexy romantic suspense and paranormal romance. She graduated from The University of West Florida with a degree in education in 2000, but decided to pursue a full-time career as a writer in 2004. Since then, she’s written over fifty books in several genres, including paranormal, contemporary, western, sci-fi and erotica. She loves writing about strong, sexy, alpha males and the feisty, independent women who fall for them. From verbal foreplay to sexual heat, her stories of romance, adventure, suspense, passion and true love will leave you breathlessly panting for more.

She and her very own military hero (also known as her husband) live on the beautiful Florida coast with their adorable fur baby (also known as their dog). Paige graduated with a degree in education, but decided to pursue her passion and write books about hunky alpha males and the kick-butt heroines who fall in love with them.

When not working on her latest book, Paige enjoys reading, jogging, P90X, Yoga, Pilates, going to the beach, watching NFL football, watching movies and hanging out with her husband (not necessarily in that order!)

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Dallas Fire & Rescue: Smoke and Marines By Heather Long


Dallas Fire & Rescue: Smoke and Marines
A Kindle Worlds Novella
By
Heather Long

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Former Marine Combat Firefighter Casey Spencer has had plenty of close calls. But after a factory fire results in the death of a dozen undocumented workers chained to their tables, he can’t sleep, barely eats, and snaps at everyone—including his fellow firefighters. On edge, he’s not ready to deal with Jane Harmon, a woman who arouses in him an inexplicable need to protect.

The daughter of a Marine and a sister to two more, Jane recognizes duty for what it is. Surviving a house fire was only her first challenge, recovering from the burns and the trauma was the second. Physical and mental therapy are supposed to get her the rest of the way—except she’s paired with the stubborn, irritating, and sexy as hell firefighter Casey Spencer. Being around him terrifies her, but worse, it awakens a wild passion which rages out of control.

She doesn’t want a man who runs into the fire, but can’t deny where there is smoke…there is her Marine.

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Not only does Heather take us for a visit to Station 58, we also get to revisit one of my favorite places, Mike’s Place, from her Always a Marine series.

Dr. James Westwood is the head Psychologist at MIke’s Place and his treatments often are challenges. The one he assigns to both Casey and Jane is no exception. They both have issues they need to resolve but they are uniquely qualified to help each other.

I found myself crying, as I learn the reasons behind Casey’s PTSD and survivor guilt. I have a vivid imagination and the way it was described put me in his head.

Jane’s problems are both physical and mental. She is at Mike’s Place through the influence of her father, a Marine General. While her progress is slow she is improving here among the many veterans this facility was designed to treat.

This is a favorite scene when Casey and Jane meet.

The moment Casey strode toward her, all determination and grit, she’d known she wouldn’t turn him down. Maybe her weakness for Marines was genetic. A good chunk of her family tree was Marine green. The rest was Marine support—siblings, parents, and spouses. She might still have said no to his dinner invitation, except when he studied her—he didn’t try to be polite and avert his eyes where her scars were concerned.

More, not one ounce of pity filtered into the light hazel of his eyes. The hint of green in the swirl of brown gleamed in the sunlight. No, the way he studied her hadn’t involved sympathy. If she had to label the way he looked at her, it involved more of an assessment.

The sensation of being the subject of his consideration wasn’t unpleasant. “You don’t mind if I drive my car and follow you, do you?” They’d been acquainted for all of five minutes. No matter how grateful she was to be treated as normal and not as a freak for her scars didn’t excuse bad decisions.

“Not at all. Probably better for both of us that you have a safety net and can leave whenever. But here…” He paused and pulled out his wallet. Flipping it open, he tugged out his driver’s license. It detailed his name—Casey Spencer—his address, and veteran status.

His presence at the facility didn’t mean he had to be military. Holding his license with her right hand, she pulled her phone out with her left. The scar tissue along her right arm and elbow kept her from extending it fully. After snapping a photo of his, she flipped over the wallet on her phone case and held her ID out to him.

“Fair is fair.”

Amusement flared in his eyes and deepened the green shade. For a split second, she thought he might reject her offer but he sighed, then tugged his own phone out. “This is a good picture,” he commented. “Very non mug shot oriented.”

His dry wit combined amused her. “I was on my best behavior that day.”
Making a show of squinting, he studied her photo. “I don’t know that I believe that—I see a devilish gleam in your eyes.”

They traded their driver’s licenses back. A laugh escaped her. “Okay that was a little odd.”

“Nah, it’s about safety and personal security.” The ease of his acceptance assuaged her embarrassment. “You just met me, and I only heard about you ten minutes ago. Now we’ve both got photos of the other’s IDs, so if you turn out to be a maneater, the authorities will know where to look.”

Heat swept through her and her face warmed. “I promise not to bite.”

“On the first date only, right?” His eyebrows lifted as the corners of his mouth quirked. Flirtation, even mild teasing, felt alien after the last ten months. Most people had a hard time even meeting her gaze.

Testing the theory, she said, “I reserve the right to change my mind.”

“Excellent. Now that we’ve finished the security dance, do you have any preference for food?”

When Dr. Westwood mentioned his buddy program idea, and said she could help a Marine, she couldn’t fathom how. Yet, she found it thrilling he didn’t stare at her scars with disgust or withdraw from the monstrous effect. Jane held no illusions; the fire she’d survived seared away any chance of her being pretty again.

“I know this great Cajun place a couple of blocks from here. I’ve eaten lunch there a few times.” Not only was the menu good, but the staff treated her with care and respect.

“Really?” Intrigue filled his expression. “I know a similar place—a friend of mine runs it.”

Of course he did. “The one I’m thinking of is run by a former Marine.”

“Yes,” Casey exhaled the word then grinned. The excitement, at odds with the wide legged stance and stiff shoulders, relaxed him. “Let’s do this.”
Heather Long. Smoke-and-Marines (Kindle Locations 135-164). Kindle Edition.

I loved the way this relationship develops with trust and the heat building slowly but surely as they both come to terms with their issues. The ‘dates’ are perfect and the places visited make me want to head off to visit them too. Unfortunately one of them is only fiction.

Now I want to go back and read the whole Always a Marine Series again.

5 Contented Purrs for Heather!

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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.

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