I hope you had a great Weekend, mine was spent trying to recover but it will still take some time but at least now it seem i have the good medecine so soon i will be well and before the exams would be better.
Anyway, as you could guess, june will probably be a special month with less reviews because i have to concentrate on school first but i will try to gave you at least one per week and as soon as i finish my exams i will post more again because i want to complete the challenge i've entered and i need to read.
June would be about military romance ( a subgenre of romantic suspense) with some paranormal romance books too because it's still my favorite genre so far but the priority of my reading after the lessons books, texts books and all will be military romance.
Today, i will start with a military romance Operation Midnight, by an author i had discovered and loved in February Justine Davis. As soon as i saw this title i wanted to know more and i contacted Justine that kindly answered me so i can already tell you that it's the first book in a new series with, as a link between the different books, the so cute Cutter.
Editor : Harlequin Romantic Suspense
Publication : 2012
Genre: romantic suspense/ military romance
Short description from goodread :
Being spirited away—with her dog, Cutter—by armed men in a black helicopter is the last thing Hayley Cole ever expects. And why is her usually savvy dog so friendly toward their lean, dark-haired leader? She's determined to escape. Unfortunately, Quinn with his intense, searching gaze is always three steps ahead—and much, much too close….
I loved this one; really I’m fond of Justine Davis’ books. Cutter is wonderful, intelligent and so funny…even better ^^ Belgian, I was imagining that and when I’ve read in I was just even more immersed in it that before.
The suspense is high because you only get answer in the two last chapters but it’s not bothering at all. You think about several things while reading but theses answers while very important and interesting stay behind the secret and mystery of Cutter and the romance that’s building. I was totally hooked on this book.
Hayley is a strong heroine, stronger that even she know and giving her background that perfectly understandable. I loved her loyalty to Cutter and how she was a bit jealous of the way he acts with Quinn. I could recognize myself in her. How wouldn’t want a dog like him and with the man added it’s even better.
Quinn is the boss of a elite squad, all members except one are from the military, that act when there aren’t any others options. He is loyal, has a lot of honour and he is very good to his men. I loved the way he doesn’t act superior and can put them before his comfort. (A true alpha^^;;). He kidnapped Hayley without thinking and while he regrets it , he can’t help to feel attracted to her as she fight him while afraid, push his buttons and keep asking questions. Since he doesn’t like to feel destabilised he fight back by threatening, being sarcastic and such.
The others members of the squad aren’t left all, all of them have a speciality and they do their job very well. I love Liam and Teague. Rafter isn’t bad but he is more secret so for me it was a bit more difficult to appreciate him.
Now, I loved this book to the end but I couldn’t help to ask myself if it was going to stay a stand alone or be the first of a series. I sent an email to the author and I received an answer: it’s the first book of the new series called Cutter’s Code. Why did I think about that? The story is finished except for one detail. You can stop at that and imagine what will happen, let your imagination wander or that could receive a answer in a next book starting off where this one stop. You are happy either way. Justine Davis did a great job to make you feel at ease in any case.
To recommend to the fan of romance slowly building and action, secret, suspense with the military touch that make it so much more believable.
Disclaimer: All opinions expressed are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review
This book enter in the Romance and Me Challenge