Course of Action: Crossfire
Lindsay McKenna and Merline Lovelace
Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Jun 1 2015, $5.50
“Hidden Heart” by Lindsay McKenna. The Taliban ambush forced the 12-man Special Forces team to take shelter in a deserted Shinwari village. Several Americans die including Ben Moore and others like Sergeant Dan Taylor are wounded. Before Ben dies, he extracts a vow from Dan to take care of his sister Cait. This is a difficult mission for Dan who secretly loved Cait for years. In a Pearl Harbor hospital, Dan’s physical therapist is the woman he promised to protect; but being near her leaves his “secret love became impatient to be free” (Secret Love by Doris Day).
“Desert Heat” by Merline Lovelace. In Oman on a joint medical rescue exercise set up by Prince Malik, Master Sergeant Pete Winborne oversees the test that everyone afterward is proud of the results. Later he attends an opera performance by singer Riley Fairchild whom he met at the wedding of Josh and Aly (see Course Of Action: The Rescue - Jaguar Night) though she gave him freezer burn. When they are kidnapped in Muscat, Pete and Riley rely on each other to survive. As they fall in love, both believe it is the danger rather than their heart.
The third Course of Action military romance duology contains two action-packed storylines showcasing captivating protagonists.