Story not bad but narration was the pits Didn t really enjoy Hope is the most exciting thing in life and if you honestly believe that love is out there it will come And even if it doesn t come straight away there is still that chance all through your life that it will by Josh Hartnett 35 starsLt Commander Zane Winters is a Navy SEAL Zane and his SEAL buddies Cosky and Rawls are on leave and ready to board a plane They want to attend a friend s wedding in Hawaii Beth Brown comes to the terminal because she had a nightmare of a deadly plane hijacking and she saw Zane die on the plane She hopes that Zane is able to prevent this disaster Zane Winters is psychic He s ot a few flashes and knows that something is about to o down on the plane he and his buddies are about to board Therefore he isn t really surprised when Beth tells him about her dream He believes her and he is sure that Beth is his soul mate He s ot his hands fullhe has to chase the terrorists and protect his woman all at the same timeBe prepared for uite a lot of violence People are dying and there are kids in jeopardy and there s rape too And there s a lot of swearing However I have to say that nothing was written overtly Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood graphicSLIGHT SPOILERAbout midway through the book there was a scene when Mac did something really painful and rather shocking I was stunned to the core But I had to forgive him The baduy deserved it and I think that Mac has something really sad and painful hidden beneath his steely armor I have to confess that I am really dying here I want to read and know really about Jace Mackenzie I hope that Mac and Amy will be an item I know that Cosky s story will be released in summer 2012 Maybe there will be enough room for Mac and Amy besides Cosky s story Darn this waiting is SO hard And let me take a wild Imagine That! guessRawls and Ginny will be an item tooEND OF SPOILERThe book took up a lot of pace about midway through the story The long action scene was really reallyood Obviously the story is lacking in the romance department But I have to admit it s kind of understandable This whole plot takes place WITHIN A FEW HOURS Zane and Beth met during an incredibly strained situation therefore one can t expect hearts and flowers Nevertheless when Zane and Beth had their Elena's Conquest get together they were steaming up the closet But you ll have to wait long for this particular sceneWhile the story unfolds you willet to know a few interesting secondary characters The author left some interesting hints about a few particular men and women They could serve as future HhWhy I couldn t rate it 4 starsFinally Beth ticked me off Her mommy issues and her relationship problems sealed the deal for me This woman is in her late twenties but she acted a tad too childish for my liking She was just looking for a reason to cause a conflict Gosh usually one shouldn t look so
Hard For That As A for that As a this can t come to no ood Further Zane S DEMEANOR WAS KIND OF OVERKILL demeanor was kind of overkill timesAs I already mentioned before there wasn t enough romance and the point at issue is this couldn t lead to enough relationship development I wanted uality time for Hh Unfortunately that did not happen Frankly I was so engrossed with Zane s CO Jace Mackenzie that I didn t care enough for Zane and Beth Shame on me When I wrote the above mentioned uote I was thinking ofJace Shame on me Again The uote fits the main couple though Forged in Fire was an entertaining and uite engrossing read and I m sure that all those military romantic suspense addicts will appreciate this book Naturally there s still room for improvement but the start to this series is rather promising Don t expect the usual HEA the story ends with a definite cliffhanger And I think Forged in Ice the seuel will pick up right where Forged in Fire left off I m looking forward to read the seuel Wow I want to rate it a 10 This is a new author for me but one that will be an auto buy from now on The only negative to this book is having to wait until March to read the next book This one ends on a cliffhanger The suspense characters and romance come together to make an amazing book I couldn t put it downBeth is not a psychic After dreaming of three Navy Seals that are killed on board a flight to Hawaii she is compelled to o to the airport to see who is boarding this plane She recognizes Zane and his friends immediately Now she has to figure out how to approach them without seeming "like a nut For those that say this book is slow at the beginning I have "a nut For those that say this book is slow at the beginning I have disagree I was immediately drawn into the storyZane is psychic and he has also seen his friends death but doesn t have enough information to do anything about it This book is full of suspense romance and adventure I can t wait to read the rest of this series Update Disappointed to find out that the next 3 books are to be released in Dec 12 July 13 and Dec 13 I King Alfred's Version of St. Augustine's Soliloquies guess if I amoing to finish them I will wait until they are all out I really didn t like the cliffhanger in this one I agree with one of the other reviews this story should have been finished instead of being part of the cliffhanger If this story is part of the cliffhanger you shouldn t have to wait two years to finish the story UPDATE I just reread this book because I had read that the storyline is slightly different now Now there is not a cliffhanger The firs. Beth Brown doesn’t believe in premonitions until she dreams a sexy stranger is Rescuing Gus gunned down during the brutal hijacking of a commercial airliner When events in her dream start coming true she heads to the flight’s departureate To her shock she recognizes the man she’d watched die the night befo. R tension Joe has to save Jennifer or Jennifer has to save Joe and the country but most romantic suspense novels fail to deliver the other half of that coin the practical details that lend realism to unimaginable scenes These details also lend weight to the hero s plight and credence to his credentials For once I didn t have to suspend disbelief that a hero was military McCallan s heroes know an MP5 from a revolver they strategize and they work as a tight unit McCallan s researched within an inch of her life I ve no doubt because I loved the detail as they discuss avenues of approach in an assault or assembling Molotov cocktails Her heroes know their stuff They re calm in crisis loyal and practical and they cuss like military too LOLRacing to save a flight against hijackers McCallan s Seals keep their eyes on the prize We don t detour into Romancelandia internal dialogue about the heroine s hotness et cetera However some readers may twitch at the fated to be mated plot device Though psychic hero Zane Winters firmly believes in their destiny heroine Beth Brown does not and she was never convinced to my satisfaction While we see evidence again and again of Zane s nobility Zane and Beth do not take enough steps together to truly develop a relationship and Beth s resistance was a little cliche Some romance was sacrificed to awesome action writing Smart well paced bloatless Hollywood worthy action without any filler in sight but nonetheless In this one suspends disbelief as well as the rare psychic visions but these were never used in place of strategy and firepower Zane only sees ominous warnings of deaths In fact I nearly forgot about them Spy etc fiction relies on far fetched devices too don t worry including the famous Jason Bourne novels LOL Fans of JR Ward will appreciate the edge and sometimes brutal darkness to Fire although the Seals clever cruel enemy warrants much fear than the lessers Kudos to McCallan Some readers may object to the cliffhanger but the romance and the crisis resolved the only uestions remaining related to the peripheral crisis continuing and a couple coming in the second book Forged In Ice releasing this summer I appreciated that the ending wasn t trite and I ll be happy to read Ice Recommended to any action fan especially if you d like to see Seals who are Seals and no too stupid to live characters 45 stars 3 I ve had this book on my shelf for over a year having downloaded it when it showed up as a Kindle freebie Friends recommended that I Class of 92: Out of Our League give it higher priority as they thought it a standout in theenre I really regret it s taken me so long to Portrait of a Starter: An Unhidden Story get to it as the storyrabbed me from the first pageThe set upZane Winters has some psychic abilities where he How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly--and the Stark Choices Ahead gets flash visions of the future not enough toet a complete picture but just enough to see the horrible outcomes Beth Brown has never had premonitions until recently and when two of the three dreams materialized she trusted that the last most horrific one would come true They both end up at the Seattle "AIRPORT DEPARTURE GATE SHE TO INTERVENE "departure ate she to intervene he actually booked on the doomed flight Neither has a clue about the other but when Zane sets eyes on her he immediately realizes that she s the soul ma This is why Self Publishing is oing to flourish No one would pick this up as a debut book Seriously I can t think of one publisher who would take the chance on this book for so many reasonsand all those reasons are why I loved itNon stop actionOne day forget about the unneeded setupLots of backstory but none of it dumpedAnd it s a cliffhanger of sorts THIS story is wrapped up nicely but there s a lot left to carry to the next bookI have no idea when it happened but some time in the last 12 15 years it became acceptable to have ROMANCE cliffhangers but no other kind Well I m excited to be reading a series where it s old school If you don t start with book one it s your own darn faultBeyond this McCallan
#does use a #use a of standard paranormal romance paths but I love how she also mocks them a little she references other books other writers and favorite characters This romance book isn t outside the lines it uses the lines to create its world and break down walls and expectationsThe perfect example is how the heroine first realizes what the hero is I laughed out loud at the reference she made and thought ood for her Her heroes are varied No carbon cut outs of each other trying to make them different by their eye color Also they pull no punches These uys are tough to the point of being scary and have mouths on them that would make a mother invest in soap These SEALs are Moonrise guysuys Don t expect polite chit chat from McCallan s boysHer heroines I m really excited We have feminine and stubborn bitter kick ass McCallan isn t Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi going to make us read a Mary Sue over and over again The women of this series areoing to keep us on our toesI ve seen lots of commentary about the self published thing For those a little afraid to pick up one
let me say this It s CLEAN It s obviously been professionally edited copyedited proofread and formatted Thisme say this It s CLEAN It s obviously been professionally edited copyedited proofread and formatted This how it should be done Books like this will change the tide of how we look at self pubtrad pubFinal word Can t wait for the next book The continuation feel makes me wish they were all out at once and I could just speed through the. Th Zane they discover the hijacking is the first step in a secret cartel’s deadly lobal agenda and that key personnel within the FBI are compromised To survive the forces mobilizing against them Beth will need to open herself to a psychic connection with the sexy SEAL who claims to be her soul mate.
Trish McCallan Í 1 READ & DOWNLOADT book is complete I also wanted to finish this series and it has been long enough that I really didn t remember it well enough A fast action romance suspense impressive for a debut I think fans of Catherine Mann or Nina Bruhn will especially enjoy Albeit a highly implausible story it was entertaining Lt Commander Zane Winters has a history of seeing visions of events to come Though they are never clear and detailed they are always accurate So when he ets flashes of danger on the airline him and his SEAL team 7 buddies are about to board in 90 minutes they all know to take him seriously But just as they are putting a plan into action a shiver of awareness hits Zane suare on The woman meant for him aka mine mine mine has just walked into the flight lounge area What he doesn t know is that Beth is there to find him too Beth has been having dreams over the last 24 hours and much of it is coming true A warehouse fireetc really happened which means the terrorist who plan to take down a flight from Seattle to Hawaii and divert it to South America will likely come true too In her dream she sees Zane and his two officers so out of desperation she Alien Alpha goes to the airport in hopes these men are real and can helpWhat unfolds is a fast action cat and mouse chase plenty of thrill and bloody action and finally a nice hot steamy closet scene with Zane and Beth The timeline is a uick one day butiven the context of the story it felt believable We meet many interesting characters and have to uess who is the bad uy Typical yes but still fun While there are PNR elements in the story psychic visionsetc it is not a PNR You are just oing to have to o with it or you ll never make it through the story I especially liked how the author used their special ifts at the end of the story no matter how implausible it really is It was about the entertainment value not the realism Several reviews have eluded to the cliff hanger ending and while it does have one I saw it as a setup for the next book At least I assume it s a setup otherwise it really was a crazy ending I don t doubt Zane and Beth et their HEA so that is not a worry I didn t feel cheated one bit by the ending so don t let it stop you from reading it Multiple POVsVery little romance but heavy on the suspense action Main couple ets happy ending but storyline is left with cliffhanger I ll continue this serieseventually What a reat find This is on KU and you can even listen free on audible which is what I didI really enjoyed this suspense story It is technically romantic suspense but certainly has emphasis on the suspense than the romance But the book caught my attention right away and I was hooked I listened all dayI enjoyed the different take on a mate story and the paranormal aspect The heroine was pretty solid Did not do stupid things and seemed like a pretty normal chick The hero was a SEAL so a badass I liked him and his team The secondary characters were entertaining and I hope to read their booksMultiple POVs beyond the MCs normally drive me crazy but in this case it workedFor those who have read it I LOVED the scene at the It Beautiful Ghosts got much much better after my 22% status update In fact I stayed up late to finish it Which brings me to why it lost a whole two stars it would have lost one anyway for the clunky tedious beginning It doesn t actually have an ending I suppose you might call it a cliff hanger but I call it a cop out You can keep the thread of mysteryoing and still end the actual story you re telling But this one ends in a way that makes the whole story feel almost like an excerpt Pretty darn infuriating after slogging through the beginning Alexandra, Gone getting sucked into the action and just starting toet a feel for the chemistry of the charactersThere was one other thing that was just plain wrongSPOILER ALERTOne of the characters not the lead has to sit through a video tape of a woman being brutally A Year in 120 Recipes gang raped He s being shown this tape by the woman s husband she s been abducted and the man is asking for help So when this character meets this woman face to face for the first time you would assume his first response to her would be sexual awareness right No You wouldn t think that NEITHER WOULD I It was really bizarre Theuy s first thoughts on seeing this woman off screen are sexual And it s not addressed that it s an odd reaction for any other reason than the fact this particular character hates women from of course some past trauma and the fact this particular character hates women from of course some past trauma and acknowledges she s married What about the fact that your only exposure "to her has been seeing her tied to "her has been seeing her tied to bed while three different men rough her up and rape her It was seriously effed up SPOILER OVERIn the acknowledgments the author thanks several people for their diligent hard work reading and rereading this book before publishing I would have thought one of them might raise a red flag on the above story line I know I would haveSo am I oing to read the next one when it comes out in the summer I honestly don
t know I m interested in the lead character s storyknow I m interested in the lead character s story that one but if I m oing to The Devil Hath Been Raised: A Documentary History of the Salem Village Witchcraft Outbreak of March 1692; Together With a Collection of Newly Located and Gathered Witchcraft Documents get a flipping the bird non ending again I might be of a mind to skip it A diamond in the rough Trish McCallan s Forged in Fire delivers submachineuns admirable heroes and heart wrenching nail biting suspense back to the enre Romantic suspense novels delive. Re Lieutenant Commander Zane Winters comes from a bloodline of elite warriors with psychic abilities When Zane and two of his platoon buddies arrive at Sea Tac Airport he has a vision of his teammates’ corpses Then she arrives a leggy blonde who sets off a different kind of alarm As Beth teams up wi.