BEYOND VALOR (4.5) by Lindsay McKenna: When combat medic Megan Trayhern arrives at a Marine corps post in Afghanistan, fellow Navy medic Luke Collier is captivated by her right away. Megan finds Luke’s presence soothing, and there is something about him that touches her deeply. It doesn’t take long for them to develop feelings for each other, yet they can’t reveal them since fraternization between military personnel is not allowed. But maintaining control is proving to be harder by the moment. McKenna steadily ratchets up the tension throughout the story as Luke and Megan live day to day in dangerous, war-ravaged Afghanistan. A fresh plot and a good blend of romance and action make this an amazing read.