Special Operations Collection, Book One
NAVY, COAST GUARD, AIR FORCE, ARMY, & MARINES
Five sweet romantic stories delving into the world of Special Operations from authors whose family and friends are part of the military community. The memorable twists in FUNNY BONE, B&B BIVOUAC and ANGEL FROM ABOVE will tug at your heartstrings, while the action and adventure of MISSION: DEVIL DOG and SO OTHERS MIGHT LIVE will get your heart pumping.
OPERATION: L.O.V.E. - Locate, Observe, Vector, and Encounter may it share optimal methods for securing the sweetheart of your dreams.
(Authors: Anne Elizabeth, C.H. Admirand, Tara Nina, DC DeVane and Lindsay Downs)
(NOTE: This book also has a separate cover - military edition. The stories are exactly the same.)
"Ah, the memories that Operation: L.O.V.E. brings to mind. As an Air Force nurse who married an Air Force fighter pilot, I relived the days of glory through each and every story. While covering all the military branches, each story holds a special spark of its own that readers will love!
~ Lori Avocato, Best Selling Author
This anthology contains five sweet reads that were well researched by all five authors. It's a tribute to the men and women of our armed forces as well to their families.
Mission: Devil Dog by Tara Nina - Nina did an excellent job with this story. I love reunited lovers themes. And this story proved to be one of the better tales in this category. The romance between the two is undeniable. The feelings they once had are still there and only that much more stronger.
Funny Bone by Anne Elizabeth - The story is so charming and sweet. The entire time you are cheering for this couple, Anne Elizabeth shows us the chemistry and the conflict with these two. She makes you feel a part of the story and makes you want nothing more than for these two to have a happy ending.
B&B Bivouac by D.C. DeVane - A great charming and funny read. The hero is so strong and so capable of so much. DeVane does an excellent job with telling this story. I really can't wait to read more from this author.
Angel from Above by Lindsay Downs - Downs does an excellent job with Angel from Above. The love between these two is so beautiful and timeless. It's a love we all want. The man who wants nothing more than to protect the woman he loves.
The last story in this anthology is So Others Might Live by C. H. Admirand. Such a charming and cute read. What woman doesn't fall in love with a man who saves her life? C.H. Admirand does a tremendous job with this story. This team isn't talked about much and I think it's great she based a story on the Coast Guard.
Wild Plum, Long and Short Reviews
This collection of short books is a credit to the authors who researched the branches of the military as well as those men and women of whom they wrote. The anthology, written by five different authors, presents a tribute to each branch of service. Not only was the book a great romantic read, it was informative as well. It was obvious they knew of which they spoke.
Brenda Talley, The Romance Studio
Mission: Devil Dog, by Tara Nina, was about a Marines Special Operations Sargeant Jackson (Jack) Stone who was an expert marksman. While on maneuvers, he and his team were subjected to The Parris Island squad led by his ex-fiance, 1st Lieutenant Riley Worthington. He was so shaken to see her again, that the paint ball exercise didn't go as expected.
Funny Bone, by Anne Elizabeth, introduced us to Lieutenant Chuck Swenson, Navy Seals' Special Operations. The love of his life, Cheryl Smith, was a comedian. She was so afraid of losing him that she feared commitment.
The Air Force Special Operations pilot in B&B Bivouac, written by D.C. DeVane, set a rough and tough Captain David Grantham in a bed and breakfast in a room with frilly pink accessories. The Romantic Rooster Inn, a B&B for lovers, introduced owner Susan Collins to the ladies' man of The SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape).
The U.S. Army Special Forces units were represented in a book named Angel from Above by Lindsay Downs. It acquainted us with 1st Lieutenant Cristal Johnson, the medevac pilot of the Iron Maiden helicopter. The soldier she gave her heart to, 1st Lieutenant Paul Stevens, a Green Beret, had serious problems with her piloting such dangerous missions.
Finally, So Others Might Live by C.H. Admirand told a poignant story about a Coast Guard Search and Rescuer, James Purcell, and his attempts to retrieve Bronwyn Griffith from a boat during stormy conditions.