Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about SENTENCE #RSsos #RomSuspense


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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about SENTENCE

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In midsentence her pen halted, the air thickened and the oxygen whooshed from her lungs as the news anchor announced her friend Callie’s name in the same sentence as murder.

Marian Lanouette


“You told me once it wasn’t just sex–”
“We made love,” Scott completed her sentence.

Marsha West


Nate picked up his coat and gun. “What about Jack?” Cassio responded, “If you come with me, your lord will be free from the death sentence.”

Sharon Wray


His hold on me tightened as he whispered in my ear, “I’m hungry.” That phrase.

Vicki Batman


His words were cut off mid-sentence, the stunned shock turning his face into a clownish mask of pain.

Jacquie Biggar


Mercy knew when Reagan’s sentences deteriorated into single words, he was…

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One Year Home by @MarieForce #Romance #BookReview


He came home a hero and lost the only woman he’s ever loved…

John
I have no idea how to survive without my beloved Ava. She had no choice but to move on with her life during my six-year deployment and has now married Eric. I hate him for taking her from me. I’d prefer to wallow in my depression and heartbreak, but the whole damned world wants a piece of the SEAL Team leader who helped capture the world’s most-wanted terrorist. I need help handling the relentless requests, and when Ava sends her new sister-in-law to manage the media circus for me, I’m prepared to hate her on principle. Her brother took my Ava. What else do I need to know about her?

Julianne
It takes five seconds to realize Ava’s ex is going to be the most complicated and difficult client I’ve ever had, but the opportunity to represent the most celebrated man in the world could make my career. I’m determined to do the job, even if I dislike John from the moment I meet him. And I like everyone. So much so that my brothers worry about me being exploited by those who would take advantage of my unwavering love for others. But John… He’s in a class by himself, and his bitterness is a festering wound that I begin to wish I could somehow fix for him. The more time we spend together, the more our mutual disdain morphs into something that feels an awful lot like desire. There’s no way I can want this man, or so I tell myself, and when Eric finds out I’ve developed feelings for the man causing trouble in his new marriage, well…

That’s going to be a hot mess.

Biography

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Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance, including the indie-published Gansett Island Series and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books. In addition, she is the author of the Butler, Vermont Series, the Green Mountain Series and the erotic romance Quantum Series. Duchess By Deception is the first in her new historical romance Gilded Series, that will continue with Deceived By Desire in September 2019.

Her books have sold more than 8.5 million copies worldwide, have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list 30 times. She is also a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller, a Speigel bestseller in Germany, a frequent speaker and publishing workshop presenter as well as a publisher through her Jack’s House Publishing romance imprint. She is a three-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award for romance fiction. 

Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news. 

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My Review

Captain John West has come through a traumatizing injury and wants nothing more than to hold the woman he left behind six years ago- except she’s moved on and is married to another man.

Ava loved John more than life and it destroyed her when he never came home. She had no means of learning what happened and after five long years, began to rebuild her life. She meets Eric, who instantly falls for the heartbroken woman, and slowly learns to love again.

Then John comes home.

P.R. whiz Julianne Tilden is recommended by her new S-I-L, Ava, to help a returning military hero handle a tsunami of unwanted publicity. She knows he’s only accepting because of Ava and her brother is less than happy with the situation, but this client could make her career. And then she meets Captain Grumpy (as she labels him) and is hit with a cocktail of emotions- empathy for all he’s suffered, thankfulness that he took down the person responsible for thousands of lives, and an unwanted attraction she fights to ignore.

The Navy is justifiably proud of their soldier and spares no expense for the publicity tour that will throw John and Julianne into a spotlight neither are prepared for.

This book gave me the tingles! I hurt for John and Ava (though she’s trying to move on) and Julianne, thrust into the middle of an impossible situation falling for the one guy guaranteed to rip her family apart.

I want to give One Year Home 5 lovely kisses, but there was a bit too much repetition of John’s angst over losing Ava to make this a homerun for me.

⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Search & Destroy by @JulieRoweauthor #Suspense #Reading @authorspal


Meet the Author:

Full-time author, freelance writer and workshop facilitator, Julie Rowe’s debut novel, Icebound, was released by Carina Press on Nov 14, 2011. Ten novels and eight anthologies have followed. Her most recent titles are the MEN OF ACTION boxed set and VIRAL JUSTICE book #3 of the Biological Response Team series. Julie’s articles and short stories have appeared in numerous magazines, such as Romantic Times Magazine, Today’s Parent magazine and Canadian Living. Julie facilitates business writing and communication workshops at Keyano College in her home city, and has presented writing workshops at conferences in the United States and Canada. She’s also a strong supporter of life long learning and moderates a free announcement loop for the promotion of online classes, workshops and webinars.

About the Book:

Dr. Carmen Rodrigues, CDC’s Outbreak Task Force director, is on the hunt for a killer–– an airborne virus spreading from Florida across the States, gaining traction with each passing moment. Although she’ll never forget her one night with sexy bodyguard John Dozer in Afghanistan, his protective nature is one distraction she doesn’t need right now.
Ex-Army Intelligence officer John Dozer will put his life on the line for beautiful, independent Carmen. Every. Time. Even when she pushes him away. And now, with her struggling to contain an outbreak likely triggered by domestic bio-terrorists, maybe even insiders at the CDC, she needs him more than ever. He lost her once. He’ll never let that happen again.

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Excerpt

She took in a deep breath. “We need to talk.”

“About…?”

“Your role with the CDC, and whatever it was you were doing in Afghanistan after…”

She wanted him gone. He could tell by the closed off expression on her face and the slightly lifted set of her chin. She expected him to fight her. Was waiting for it. Braced for it.

It set off an emotional bomb deep in his chest and woke the pissed off protector inside him. The one who wanted to grab hold of her, kiss her until she looked at him with the world in her eyes again. He would not let anyone hurt her, not even himself.

Some of it must have shown on his face, because she backed up a couple of steps.

If she got any whiter, she was going to faint.

He slid closer to her and said with all the softness he could muster, “You look like you just took a gut-shot. So, I’m going to ask this again. What happened?”

“Two men from the Justice Department met me at the airport last night. They wanted me to go with them to give them a statement about the incident in Afghanistan.” She put air quotes around the word incident. “They were very unfriendly when I said no.”

“They’re supposed to be assholes, that’s part of what they do—put the fear of God into people.” He sidled another step closer, within reaching distance. “A lot of sh…stuff happened that day.”

They’d survived more than one attempt to kill them that day.

He’d fallen in love with her that day.

And the next day…she’d run from him.

The memory combined with the ache of healing bones in his chest, creating a caustic mix of concrete plugging up his lungs.

The struggle to breathe made him stop and think past the pain, past the panic.

Wait a second… It had been nine years. They’d given all the reports, statements, and evidence right after the incident. Why the fuck would anyone need anything from either of them now?

Something about what she said sank in.

“They wanted you to go with them?” he asked, his voice hoarse.

“Yes.” Her gaze was angry, confused, and…sad.

His stomach dropped in a sickening rush and the world spun in place for a long second. “Why didn’t you?”

“I couldn’t. The Drill Sergeant was picking me up for an emergency meeting with the CDC director, who wanted a report on my briefings in Washington. DS told the two agents exactly how they could go fuck themselves. They tried to intimidate him physically, but, well, you can imagine how that went.”

“He raised his voice?”

“He ripped them apart so badly security came to see what all the fuss was about. The two men left after promising things would get tougher for me.”

The dizziness retreated.

He was going to kiss that old man when he saw him next.

“I need to make a call.” He grabbed his phone and punched in the numbers to a buddy of his in the Justice Department. A minute later, he had his answer.

“No one from the Justice Department was sent to interview you or bring you in.” He saw his own hand shaking. Someone had tried to take her. In a public place. In front of any number of witnesses.

Who the fuck could be that brazen?

“What?” she stared at him, her brows furrowed.

“Someone tried to take you.” There was a snarl in his voice he couldn’t suppress. “Someone almost got you.”

When he caught up with that someone, he was going to rip the fucker’s guts out.

 

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