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Under Fire: A Love Over Duty Novel Mass Market Paperback – 1 Aug 2017
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-Scarlett Cole's characters pull you in from the very first page with real emotion and sizzling chemistry. Don't miss this action packed thrill ride.- -- Cherry Adair, New York Times bestselling author
-Fantastic characters, scorching sexual tension, and non-stop action make this one of my favorite reads this year! Highly recommend!- - New York Times bestselling author Laura Kaye
-Scarlett Cole truly knows how to get readers invested in her characters and in the story. Her writing is excellent, and I'd love to read more from her.--- The Romance Reviews, Top Pick
"Scarlett Cole's characters pull you in from the very first page with real emotion and sizzling chemistry. Don't miss this action packed thrill ride." -- Cherry Adair, New York Times bestselling author
"Non-stop action and heart-pounding romance--UNDER FIRE is a must-read for romantic suspense fans!" -Cynthia Eden, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
"Fantastic characters, scorching sexual tension, and non-stop action make this one of my favorite reads this year! Highly recommend!" - Laura Kaye, New York Times bestselling author
"Sizzling-hot romance." - RT Book Reviews on Under Fire
"Scarlett Cole truly knows how to get readers invested in her characters and in the story. Her writing is excellent, and I'd love to read more from her."-- The Romance Reviews, Top Pick
"There is categorically no better writer than Scarlett Cole for ratcheting up the conflict, anxiety, and heart palpitating thrills that she can." - Romance Reviews Today on Under Fire
"If you aren't reading Scarlett Cole, you need to be." - Rolo Polo Book Blog on Under Fire
"A balanced mix of action, suspense and romance with humor, heart and heat." - Evermore Book Reviews on Under Fire
"Scarlett Cole's Under Fire will hold readers captive until the last page!" - Jenerated Reviews
About the Author
Born in England, Scarlett Cole traveled the world, living in Japan and the United States before settling in Canada where she met her own personal hero - all six and a half feet of him. She now lives with her husband and children in Manchester, England where she's at work on her next book. She is the author of The Strongest Steel.
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Under Fire is the introduction to the world of a group of ex Navy SEALS starting afresh in the civilian world.
Under Fire is Sixton & Louisa's book. Louisa a quiet scientist working on a significant breakthrough. Sixton meets Louisa and connection is instant. Then Louisa finds herself in danger and swiftly she becomes the client.
Under Fire takes you on a fast paced read, perfect plot and hot - did I mention HOT!
If book one is this good - can't wait for more!!
Dr Louisa North is a scientist,dedicated to finding something to help alleviate some of the worst symptoms of Huntington's disease. Suffering from chronic anthropophobia (fear of other people, or social phobia) and extreme shyness, she owes her job to her mother's money smoothing the way. Alongside her fear of other people and shyness sits a large dose of OCD-like behaviour, so when she sees pages in one of her files sitting askew she just knows that someone has been touching her things. Then as she leaves her lab she notices that some of her drug tests samples look a little off-centre. Feeling not a little paranoid, Louisa switches labels on two samples putting her latest failure, a drug which keeps the subject paralysed but able to feel pain, to the back of the lab fridge.
Sixton "Six" Rapp has just left the SEALs and joined two of his best friends in setting up their own security business. Providing security at some charity fundraiser Six runs into Louisa backstage trying to calm her nerves before presenting to the audience. Despite being complete opposites, both Six and Louisa feel some kind of connection, so when they run into each other a few days later while Six is out jogging it seems like fate. As Six and Louisa bond over his PTSD and her social anxiety they slowly become friends, but Louisa's notes and samples are going missing at the lab and her boss doesn't seem to be treating it seriously. Then Louisa is almost kidnapped one night, and would have been if Six hadn't arrived in time to save her. Can Six keep her safe and find out who is behind the thefts at the lab?
This is a real change of pace for Scarlett Cole and Six is very different hero from her bad boy tatttoo artists and rockers. There are some similarities between Louisa and some of her heroines, Scarlett does like to give her heroines some 'issues', whether physical, mental or traumatic. Lots about this book had me punching my fist in the air and shouting "Yes, finally a heroine in a romantic suspense who behaves sensibly", no going off alone to explore abandoned mine shafts for our Louisa (metaphorically speaking)! Also, Louisa's anxieties and OCD behaviour doesn't go away, she doesn't start dressing like a Victoria's Secret model or suddenly become Chatty Cathy. But, I didn't really warm to either Six or Louisa, the suspense was lacking because it seemed obvious who was behind the thefts at the lab (although not necessarily why) and overall it felt a little flat, not the high-octane novel I've come to expect from Scarlett Cole.
I'd definitely read more in this series, the set up for what I expect to be the next book seems intriguing, and hopefully the characters will pull me in a bit more.
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
Under Fire is the first book in a new exciting series by Scarlett Cole, filled with suspense and action, oh & hunky ex forces guys.
Ex military service man Sixton; AKA Six and his best friends from his school years have served in the forces together, saved lives and money for their future and now having all left the forces together have gone into partnership with their own security firm.
One of their first jobs is security at a charity event where Louisa, a scientist is a speaker for the evening on behalf of the research company in her bid to raise money for the research into the cure of Huntington's disease, something close to home for Louisa AKA Lou with the loss of her father.
Six and Lou hit it off straight away and she finds she is at ease around him instead of having her usual anxiety and in days to follow bumps into Six again where a friendship develops.
Louisa is a shy, timid person, she doesn't like crowds or being around people, she has her own laboratory were she works and prefers to be alone. Louisa has many issues along with traits of OCD which is how she realised someone had moved things in her lab.
Lou goes from thinking she's being paranoid to then needing the help of Six and his friends when someone breaks into her house.
Under Fire is a great and interest plot with likeable characters, steady paced and although there's action, Russian gangster involvement and danger there's no gruesome detail or overkill on bloodshed. (pardon the pun ;-)
It is what it is, A good action romance with entertaining believable scenes, great characters,hotness and cherry on top, leads to a hea.
* Downside for me; Under Fire is told in third person, so it's more like a story for e.g this sentence; THIRD PERSON: As Louisa walked into the room and scanned her surroundings.......
My preference is always first person you feel more connected to the characters with their thoughts and feelings and also alternate pov's per chapter is easier to follow.
e.g FIRST PERSON: As I walked into the room, I scanned my surroundings.....
That's my only negative of this book and that's down to personal preference.
Recommended read for those that love action hero's saving a damsel in distress & Six is one hot lovable action man.
Arc gratefully received from netgalley for review purposes
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