Genres: Romantic Suspense
Published by Intermix
Released on August 19, 2014
A new series to love! Men and women doing covert operations and becoming a cohesive unit, while also being a family. But when one member makes a mistake, she takes a way out that devastates the team. The hero and heroine gave me fits between passion and being irritated with them. What a romping good time!
Exchange of Fire opens a new series by P.A. DePaul, both a new author and series to me! I love getting in early instead of having to catch up on a series.
We open up this bad boy with the Delta group within Sweet Briar Group (SBG) on a mission. Meet Cappy, Romeo, Talon, Wraith, Magician and a slew more that are in other groups. We meet the group as they are finalizing a mission to bring down a group of bad guys in which Magician became a willing victim to so she could infiltrate them. When the operation goes down, Wraith, a sniper, goes sideways and does her own thing only to result in a death of an innocent on her conscience. Unable to deal with what she has done, Wraith fakes her own death, becoming a Shade. Now she is Sandra with a new life managing an entertainment complex owned by Grady, former marine with a hot body.
While both of the are feeling attraction, Sandra can’t stay any place long and this one has been way to long. So when some of her alarms go off one night while she is at works, fireworks between Grady and Sandra fly as he won’t leave her side, becoming embroiled in a situation he really doesn’t want involvement in.
Now Grady is a good guy. A past situation leaves him no room in his life for bullies and he goes the extra mile to make the gaming center a safe haven for the community. Former marine, he’s just really a nice guy. Seriously. But make no mistake he isn’t one to stand down when people are threatened, but he also can’t stand to be put in a bad situation or even the people in his community in that situation. He isn’t a pansy, but he does like an ordinary life.
Sandra on the other hand is sorta damaged from what happened on the last mission. She struggles to pick up a gun as she is terrified she will kill an innocent again. Even a gaming gun at the center. But she won’t stop running: from her team, Grady, SBG, her team and Grady again. Sometimes you just wanted her to stop and deal with the situation. Make no mistake, she is a bad-assed heroine who does what is needed in the critical moments, but at times I wanted to scream at her to just stop for a moment and think what running away does to people.
The picture the two men presented would make even the starchiest nun drool. While Cappy was built like a tank and Grady more like a sports star, both of them sported ripped muscles without the merest hint of fat. Grady was seriously delicious, except for the wounds he’d received because of her.
DePaul, P. A. (2014-08-19). Exchange of Fire (An SBG Novel) (Kindle Locations 3665-3667). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.
This is kind of an insta-love situation as the two know each other for a couple of months before we jump into the story. The situation throws them instantly in bed with adrenaline and passion banging the headboard and wall hard and fast. It gets hot and hard fast and then takes a break from it all to deal with the situations coming in from all sides. There is even a little love triangle for some angsty parts of the story. While it is a romance, it does take a second place seat to the action with the team and starting up a new series.
Damn. The tenor of his voice had a sinful effect on her warring halves. Love versus moral obligation promised to be a bloody battle, most likely leaving her a barely functional survivor. Criminy. They had barely started dating, but this already felt like the morning after a bad breakup. Yeah, you’re not usually already in love on the first date, though. True. She rubbed the small hairs on her arms against the breeze from all the holes in the glass brushing against her skin.
DePaul, P. A. (2014-08-19). Exchange of Fire (An SBG Novel) (Kindle Locations 3947-3950). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.
Exchange of Fire was an adrenaline rush from beginning to end. I loved all the team members and can’t wait to get to know them better. The passions was hot, the action even hotter and the story drew me in and left me wanting more.