Written by: Lindsay McKenna
Series: Shadow Warriors
Sequence in Series: 8
Page Count: 384 pages
Publisher: HQN Books
Publication Date: April 28, 2015
Rating: 3 Stars
Genre: Military | Contemporary | Romance
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He was a haven in the midst of Hell…
Temporarily assigned to the Shadow Squadron in a troubled region of Afghanistan, Chief Warrant Officer and pilot Leah Mackenzie is no stranger to conflict—even if most of her physical and emotional scars are courtesy of her vicious ex. Still, she's got a bad feeling about picking up a team of stranded SEALs. A feeling that's all too justified once enemy fire hits their helicopter and all hell breaks loose…
SEAL Kell Ballard's goal was to get the injured pilot out of harm's way and find shelter deep in the labyrinth of caves. It's a place of dark intimacy, where Leah finds unexpected safety in a man's arms. Where prohibited attraction burns brightly. And where they'll hide until the time comes to face the enemy outside…and the enemy within their ranks.
Running Fire by Lindsay McKenna
Kell, military sniper, rescues Leah, sole survivor of military helicopter crash in the hills of Afghanistan.
Leah is a leery around men, she was in an abusive marriage with her husband being a senior officer. There is obvious romantic interest between Kell and Leah but Kell recognizes Leah's actions as an abused woman and gives Leah the room to come to him.
The abusive husband uses the situation to plot revenge on Leah as well as abuse other woman under his command. I really hated his character.
Leah has a lot of emotional baggage, not just her ex-husband but a neglectful career focused father and the loss of her brother and mother. I also found Leah's father extremely unlikable.
I enjoyed the development of Leah's and Kell's relationship but had only a slight character connection. As the plot thickens around Leah's ex, my interest all together waned. Kell's character kept me going.
In the end, I found Running Fire an okay, Military, contemporary romance.
I received this ARC copy of Running Fire from Harlequin - HQN Books in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication April 28, 2015.