Series: X-Ops #1
Published by Sourcebooks, Sourcebooks Casablanca on may 6, 2014
Genres: Military Romantic Suspence, PNR, Rom-Suspense
When Special Forces Captain Landon Donovan is picked for an assignment with the Department of Covert Affairs, he’s stunned to find his new partner is a beautiful woman who looks like she couldn’t hurt a fly, much less take down a terrorist.
Ivy Halliwell isn’t your average covert op. Her feline DNA means she can literally bring out the claws when things get dicey. She isn’t thrilled to be paired with yet another military grunt, but Landon is different. He doesn’t think she’s a freak and he’s smokin’ hot.
Soon they find themselves facing a threat even greater than anyone imagines...and an animal magnetism impossible to ignore.
Ivy is a cat shifter, and she’s in a special ops group where she’s partnered with a jackass who won’t acknowledge her abilities. From the get-go he tells her to stay by the vehicle and let him do his thing. Well, he obviously dies right off the bat.
Ivy, meanwhile, is tired of having partners who come from Special Forces because they always treat her as “less than,” when she can contribute more to the team than they can.
Landon is Special Forces (I believe he’s a Ranger), and he’s pulled off an active mission to go to DC for what he thinks is some sort of disciplinary action, or demotion for a recent mission that got one of his guys injured. What he doesn’t know is that he’s being pulled into the X-Ops.
He’s put in a room with Ivy, and told to take her down. He doesn’t want to hurt this slim, petite, beauty, so he says no. Well she comes at him, and he is forced to actively fight her. And surprisingly, she’s much more deadly than he ever expected.
Ivy and Landon are attracted to each other right off the bat, but both fight it, knowing they have more important things to do. But with Landon being so accepting of Ivy’s feline side, she can’t help but want to get closer.
There’s a lot going on in this book, but it’s never confusing. They are given a mission that turns out to be much more than just a simple mission, and it goes much deeper than anyone ever thought. They are fighting on multiple fronts, and there may be people they trust who they shouldn’t.
I would say that if you’re in the mood for a Romantic Suspense, or Military Romance, but you want a little extra, this book is for you. Ivy may be a shifter, but this isn’t really heavy on the PNR.
The military romance is done really really well. In fact I think it was the best part of the book, because of how this author wrote it. Ms. Tyler has an effortless writing style that really made this novel flow. It doesn’t feel like the PNR overshadows the plot, so if you aren’t typically a PNR fan, this would probably work for you.
This book surprised me in many ways, but they were all good things. I definitely suggest giving this one a go, if you are in the mood for a Military Romance with some PNR on the side.
***ARC courtesy of Sourcebooks Casablanca via netgalley