Exchange of Fire by P.A. DePaul #Review

Posted April 30, 2015 by Shari in Reviews / 8 Comments

Exchange of Fire by P.A. DePaul #Review
Exchange of Fire

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Series: SBG #1
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Published by Intermix
Released on August 19, 2014
Pages: 391
Format: eBook

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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.

About P.A. DePaul

P.A. DePaul is a multi-genre romance author including erotic, paranormal fantasy, romantic suspense, and the SBG series which includes EXCHANGE OF FIRE and SHADOW OF DOUBT. She originally hails from Carroll County and Baltimore County, Maryland, but also lived in Macon and Warner Robins, Georgia. She currently resides in a beautiful community just outside Philadelphia.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Woot! Woot! Thank you so much for the awesome review!!! 😀

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Shari Delighted Read

You are welcome! I am hoping to write the next book’s review this weekend!

PA DePaul
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Woohoo!! Thank you so much! 🙂

Sophia Rose
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I’ve got this series on my list to try. These adrenaline rush stories are a good change-up from slower character driven stories.

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Shari Delighted Read

Of the two in the series, this was my favorite! It’s more about the team with the love story more secondary. But I loved it all the same.

Sophia Rose
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Okay, good to know about the difference. I love the ‘brotherhood’ camaraderie stuff too so that and romance is a great combination for me.

Alyssa Susanna
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Oooo! Adrenaline rush, you say? I’ve not heard of this series, but I see this is book one. Excellent! I like the sound of this Grady person 😉 Excellent review!

Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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Bea @ Bea's Book Nook

I really need to try this series. I keep reading wonderful reviews for her books.