Bring on the Dusk
by M.L. Buchman
My rating: 4 stars
Series: The Night Stalkers - Book 11
Publication Date: March 3, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Military | Romance
Print Length: 416 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
As a five-nation war
simmers in the Caspian Sea, Captain Claudia Jean "Cee-Cee' Casperson of
the Night Stalkers and Colonel Michael Gibson of Delta Force are called
in to subdue the conflict. They'll need all their combined ingenuity to
stop a clash that could have catastrophic global repercussions. And
they'll need to do it while remaining under the radar. It'll take all
the strength they have—but it will take even more for the pair to breach
the walls they've built around their hearts.
Bring on the Dusk by M. L. Buchanan
They are trained soldiers, the best of the best, the ones called on to stab at the heart of the enemy without getting caught. They are also a man and a woman and their chemistry in and out of the target zone make them allies with a tentative connection neither quite know how to handle. Their bravery on the frontline seems to come more naturally than the bravery they must show to take a chance on love. Bring on the Dusk by M. L. Buchman doesn’t fit precisely in one genre. A well-written and easy to understand military fiction isn’t enough, nor is calling it a romance, as M. L. Buchman has skillfully blended the two into one fast-paced tale of life and death missions without forgetting the human element.
Captain Claudia Casperson, a Nightstalker pilot and Colonel Michael Gibson, a Delta Force special ops soldier find their relationship as a team to be a near perfect fit in a world just getting used to women in hot situations. Claudia thinks and examines, her mind always going, absorbing what is going on around her and she finds something completely unforgettable about Michael, a man who has seen danger and death on a regular basis. Missing from Michael’s façade is the hardened killer attitude, instead she finds a man with a soft side who is willing to make the tough decisions under pressure. Michael sees a strong female, beautiful, yet seemingly unaware of that fact, relying on her training, brains and internal fortitude to do her job and do it right. With the pressure of preventing impending world disaster on their shoulders, can they keep from crossing the lines of being part of a team and keep their focus on the job that lay ahead?
M. L. Buchman takes us into the lives of the elite soldiers, where the feeling of family runs high, and obeying orders comes first. Without overdoing any brutal detail, the atmosphere is still charged with danger and excitement. From page one, we always know that inside the uniform is a human being, not another paper cutout of a war machine. I enjoyed the read, the characters and the author’s style, nothing over the top, with a few moments of humor and some great dialogue to bring his characters to life.
I received an ARC edition from Sourcebooks Casablanca in exchange for my honest review.