Release date: August 27, 2012
Publisher: Carina Press
Source: Carina Press through NetGalley
My rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars (Goodreads: 3 out of 5 stars)
Summary (from Goodreads): "During a hostile situation at the American embassy in Angola, Special Forces officer Cole Scalini is ordered to take out a suicide bomber and rescue a hostage. Simple enough for a sniper with his training, until he realizes that the woman in danger is neither a random nor a typical victim. She's pregnant.
Callie Nascimento is carrying her sister's baby as a surrogate when she discover her sister was killed under suspicious circumstances. Now Callie's become a target. Her only hope for survival is a rebel of another kind, a handsome loner of a military man who's risking his life to save her.
As Cole strives to keep Callie safe, fighting the terrain and terrorist attacks, his respect for her grows. She's strong, capable and sexy as hell. But before he can explore if their attraction is something deeper, he has to get her safely back on U.S soil. Because the enemy is much closer to home than they realize."
The concept of the story was what caught my attention and so I was very happy when I got approve for this title. I love stories that deal with the military, a little bit of action and if you add a hot soldier into the mix, you have my attention. I found the story enjoyable but to quite honest, I found that I didn't care much for either the hero and the heroine, Cole and Callie.
We learn that Cole was diagnosed with ADHD as a child and that he can never sit still and is very impulsive. He doesn't believe in psychiatry and he uses his impulsiveness as an excuse for why he can't have a relationship with a woman. Callie is a surrogate for her late sister and her husband. She is a psychiatrist and for most of the book, I was too irritated with her that I ended up not liking her.