Book Review

by Pamela Clare

Genre: Romantic Suspense, General Romantic Suspense
Sensuality: HOT

2013 Romantic Suspense Nominee

RT Rating

This sixth I-Team installment sees Clare at her very best, combining scorching desire with a gripping, often painful, exploration of healing and redemption. The plot’s mystery and suspense elements are exceptionally well researched and expertly plotted, but the real achievement lies in her beautifully crafted main couple. Her heroine’s ordeal is unspeakably painful, but her strength never wavers. The chemistry with her steadfast hero never lacks for sizzle, but the emotional bond they share allows them to go beyond the physical to a profound, unforgettable love.

Navy SEAL Javier Corbray can’t forget the passionate weekend he spent with reporter Laura Nilsson, known as the “Baghdad Babe,” but when he discovers her held as a captive in an Al Qaeda compound, his only desire is to give her back her freedom. Two years later, Laura is trying to reclaim her life and forget all that she left behind in Afghanistan when chance brings Javier back into her life. Javier is determined to do anything in his power to help Laura discover the truth of her abduction, including taking on the killer who still haunts her steps, but will the secrets of their intertwined pasts keep them from finding a future together? (BERKLEY SENSATION, Nov., 384 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Bridget Keown


Published: November 2013

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4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
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Striking Distance

Submitted by Robin in PA on May 17, 2014 - 9:34pm.

After seeing TV Reporter Laura Nilsson abducted on live TV while her camera crew is killed, Navy Seal Javier Corbray vows to get even with her abductor. Eighteen months later, Javier is chosen for a mission to kill the leader of an al Qaeda splinter group in Pakistan. While on the mission, he finds Laura alive. Now two years later, Laura is working as a journalist for the I-Team in Denver, specializing in veteran's issues, when she is threatened by her former captor. When Javi and Laura meet again and he hears about the threats, he is determined to keep her safe.

Javier and Laura first met in Dubai and never forgot each other after a "no strings" erotic weekend. When Javier's team rescues Laura from the al Qaeda compound, she is in shock and doesn't recognize him under his gear. But years later, they immediately strike up a friendship when they meet again at a party in Denver. When Laura's life is threatened and she is a victim of a bombing, Javier takes it upon himself to act as her bodyguard until the threat is neutralized.

Another great addition to Pamela Clare's I-Team series. I totally loved Javi and Laura. Their relationship is complicated with nightmares of the past and the fact he is now allowed to tell her he was one of her rescuers. The suspense portion is interesting and brings back many characters from past books in the series. This book is a winner. My rating: 5 Stars.