Extremely thorough research and a steady pace make book two of Cross’ military romantic suspense series intense, gritty and hot. Ryan is a fantastic alpha hero, and Candace is his match in every way. The action scenes are realistic and make for edge-of-your-seat reading. For those not used to all the military acronyms, Cross provides a glossary with descriptions from Ryan, which are funny and informative. Fans of Stephanie Tyler will enjoy Cross’ Bagram Special Ops series.

Candace saved Ryan during a recent mission, and he has made flirting with her a priority ever since. Prickly, no-nonsense Candace is very focused on the regulations — including the one forbidding fraternization. Ryan is full of arrogant charm and would love to see her bend the rules because he doesn’t see rank as an obstacle. After a terrorist incident on base and then a mission gone south, they both put their lives on the line, but is Candace willing to risk her heart and career for a chance at love? (CARINAPRESS.COM, dl $2.99)
Reviewed by: 
Anna Dougherty