Can you tame a killer?

Secret Daddy Surprise
Once a SEAL, Always a SEAL Book 4
Layla Valentine
contemporary fiction, romance, military
Kindle

One unforgettable encounter,
Two massive revelations.
This ex-SEAL’s about to find out he’s a daddy…

Valerie:

A year ago he swept through my life like a hurricane,
Garrett Lawson, the ex-Navy SEAL who showed me passion like I’d never known before.
Then he disappeared into the night, never to be seen again,
Until tonight…
Chance upon chance, I found him again
I’ve got to tell him the news
One year ago, he left me something to remember him by
One year ago, he gave me his baby

Garrett:

I’ve defended my country, but I’m no angel,
I’m a hitman; I kill bad guys for other bad guys,
And I never know if I’m going to see the next morning.
My night with Valerie was different,
We shared something perfect, something I’ve never had before.
Well now we meet again, and she’s saying she has a secret to tell me,
If only she knew my secret too…

This was a well written book with some nice points made about single parenthood and teaching troubled kids. Been there myself and finding how to get them to study is a really difficult thing to do.
The problem in this relationship though is going to be – how do you stop those trained killer instincts coming out at unexpected times? And harming people?
I liked the idea that a trained killer could be ‘tamed’, but thought that his experience of receiving funding for a new project was wildly unrealistic – never happen in 6 months. It takes 6 months for a decision to be made never mind find a suitable fund, one that works in your area, create a fund application, submit, and wait, then start the set-up with finding premises etc etc.
But if you like romances with a hint of danger then this is for you. Stories are never about real life anyway, they are always fantasies about the quiet woman snagging the hot man…

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And a cop pursues a robber – of course, it’s his job!

HOT PURSUIT. Book Cover HOT PURSUIT.
(To Catch a Thief #1)
Kay Marie
Adult, Contemporary, Romance
August 27th 2018

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days  meets  White Collar  in this sassy and sweet romantic comedy, new from bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis, writing as Kay Marie.

All Jolene Carter has ever wanted is a bakery of her own. There’s only one problem. Her father, Robert Carter, is a world-renowned art thief and she’s, well, sort of his protégé. But he’s promised her this next job in New York will be their last, and she won’t let anyone get in the way of her dreams…especially not the distractingly delicious FBI agent hot on her tail.   Agent Nate Parker has been on the Robert Carter case for years, and if rumors of the aging criminal’s retirement are true, this might be his last chance to nail him. With the legacy of his late father in the back of his mind, the stakes are more personal than anyone realizes. He won’t let anything stand in the way of justice…especially not the red-headed vixen who keeps giving him the slip.

He’s a cop who’d never bend. She’s a con who’ll never break. But all’s fair in love and larceny

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author

Meet Kay Marie (Kaitlyn Davis)! Kaitlyn Davis, a bestselling author with over a quarter of a million books sold, writes young adult fantasy novels under the name Kaitlyn Davis and contemporary romance novels under the name Kay Marie. Publishers Weekly has said, “Davis writes with confidence and poise,” while USA Today has recommended her work as “must-read romance.” Always blessed with an overactive imagination, Kaitlyn has been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to share her work with the world. When she’s not daydreaming, typing stories, or getting lost in fictional worlds, Kaitlyn can be found playing fetch with her puppy, watching a little too much television, or spending time with her family. If you have any questions for her–about her books, about scheduling an event, or just in general–you may contact her at: KaitlynDavisBooks@gmail.com
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A Complete List of Books by Kay Marie:
Confessions, an Amazon Top 200 Bestseller being hailed as “”The new Bridget Jones!”
Confessions of a Virgin Sex Columnist!
Confessions of an Undercover Girlfriend!
To Catch A Thief, a brand new rom com coming in 2018!
Stolen Goods – Coming Soon Off the Grid –
Coming Soon For her young adult fantasy books written as Kaitlyn Davis, visit Kaitlyn’s Amazon author page: amazon.com/author/kaitlyndavis

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Not one but two in the marriage

Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire Book Cover Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire
Amanda Foreman
history, literary fiction, social history, military
HarperCollins UK
1999
463

Follows the turbulent life of the young noblewoman who became the style icon of late eighteenth-century England.

I loved the film and found the history and character of Georgiana fascinating. She was a complicated and complex person in a very complex and complicated world, where one did not marry for love but for family enhancement and improvement.

Unfortunately, I did not find the novel quite as fascinating and maybe I shouldn’t have seen the film first? Films of novels are never quite true to the story and sometimes the history changes for convenience. I probably expected too much from the novel.

It is good but not good enough to keep me enthralled and not unputdownable.

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When a military boyfriend helps

Justice for MacKenzie Book Cover Justice for MacKenzie
Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Book 1
Susan Stoker
military, thriller, romance, suspense
Susan Stoker
(14 July 2015)

A member of the famed Texas Rangers, Daxton Chambers has dealt with more than his share of depravity. But the Lone Star Reaper takes evil to a whole new level, kidnapping and burying women alive. It's Dax's job to help keep San Antonio safe, but even with help from friends in various law enforcement agencies, the killer remains two steps ahead. It's hardly the ideal time for a relationship, but Mackenzie Morgan is too luscious to resist. Dax wants her--which makes her an instant target for his newfound enemy.

When the Reaper gets personal, it will take every ounce of Daxton's considerable skill and training to keep Mack alive.

This is book #1 in a nice series where all the heroes are military – in this one a Ranger.

But what is it with all these US women who have surnames for first names?

Anyway, we have a really nasty killer on the loose and he is aiming for MacKenzie, and her boyfriend just has to help her escape his clutches..

This is not high fiction but it is an enjoyable read, a good contemporary novel style and I read the remainder of the series after it.

 

 

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Helping the War Injured

Ambulance Girls Book Cover Ambulance Girls
Deborah Burrows
medical, historical, military, saga, romance
Random House
February 23, 2017
352

On duty during London's Blitz... As death and destruction fall from the skies day after day in the London Blitz, Australian ambulance driver Lily Brennan confronts the horror with bravery, intelligence, common sense and humour. Although she must rely upon her colleagues to carry out her dangerous duties, Lily begins to suspect that someone at her Ambulance Station may be giving assistance to the enemy by disclosing secret information. Then her best friend, Jewish ambulance attendant David Levy, disappears in suspicious circumstances. Aided - and sometimes hindered - by David's school friend, a mysterious and attractive RAF pilot, Lily has to draw on all of her resources to find David, and negotiate the dangers that come from falling in love in a country far from home in a time of war...

An initially interesting read and I did learn a lot about what was damaged and how the general populace still felt about Jews despite the War.  However, I got bogged down about half-way through as it really slowed down and nothing – or very little – happened. I found myself wishing for some action.

I thought the characters were well and sympathetically described, but overall didn’t quite keep up my interest as to their final fate.

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