Monday, April 4, 2016

Allied Operations by Tracy Tappan

Allied Operations
by Tracy Tappan

My rating: 5 stars

Publisher: B. Reed Publishing
Publication Date: April 1, 2016
Genre: Military Romance
Print Length: 276 pages
Available from:Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Note from the author: Some years ago, a good friend of mine (who was in the same naval helicopter squadron as my husband) suffered through a horrific helicopter crash. This book depicts some of the real events of that accident. Please be forewarned that, although the story is ultimately one of triumph, it is heart-wrenching in spots.

Compelled to join an operation by an admiral with a personal agenda, Lieutenant Kyle “Mikey” Hammond finds himself thrust into the harsh desert terrain of northern Pakistan. Four American engineers have been kidnapped, and Kyle is tasked to work with Samantha, a civilian authority on Pakistan, whose expertise in terrorist negotiations is the hostages’ only hope. However, this is just one part of Kyle’s assignment. He’s also operating off a set of top-secret orders that could ruin his military career.

From the outset, Samantha’s negotiations with the terrorists walk the sharp edge between life and death. But she is an expert at such shrewd tactics…tactics that soon begin to mirror her personal dealings with the enigmatic Navy lieutenant. Determined to unearth the true Kyle, Samantha engages in a cat-and-mouse game with him that ends up peeling away some of her own carefully concealed layers. Once both their masks are lowered, love blossoms between them. But when the daring hostage rescue finally gets underway, a horrifying accident nearly shatters everything they’ve worked to attain. Their survival will hinge on the strength of their love…and if the man she’s certain can save the day will become the hero he’s convinced he’s not.

 Allied Operations by Tracy Tappan

Allied OperationsThey met in a foreign bar, each leaving on a dangerous mission the following morning. One is a trained soldier, the other a trained journalist whose presence is crucial to the mission. Samantha was looking for a one night stand, something wild and not like her. Kyle was a love ‘em and leave ‘em kind of guy. Their joining was less than romantic; it was hard, fast and over. Little did either of them know that the next day, they would be bound together on a mission that was nearly impossible and that lives would be depending on them in a foreign and hostile land. Was Kyle to become the babysitter and protector to a fragile woman who is untrained and untried under gunfire?

There is a hostage situation and Samantha is the go to person, but first she must put her trust in a man she barely knows, one she can see has his own skeletons in his closet. Will this hardened soldier show his softer side to her and break down her own barriers? The mission is job one and coming out alive is not guaranteed…then again, if they were to survive, it would be together.

Tracy Tappan manages, once again to stay at the top of her game with Allied Operations combining the grit and fear of being on foreign soil, in a covert operation against brutal militants with affairs of the heart between two walled in souls is desperate need of their other half. Follow along and sweat in the heat of the land, the heat of the blooming passion and the danger of the mission they are on. Known for her unique talent to keep her readers on their edge of their seats, Ms. Tappan gives us flawed characters with hearts of a lion and a lot of love to share!

I received an ARC edition from the author in exchange for my honest review.

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