Thursday, March 17, 2016

review || ICE { blog tour } by Hilary Storm & Kathy Coopmans

Kathy Coopmans and Hilary Storm | March 8, 2016 | Military Romance
Elite Forces, book 1


Captain Jade Elliott of the United States Army spent her entire career working her ass off to get to this point and she couldn't be more proud. She's gained notoriety through her actions as well as the respect of her team. She's one of the first women to graduate as a Ranger and has been called to serve on a secret mission. So why is she about to do something that could throw that all away?

Kaleb Maverick has been called to act as Commander for a vital mission and has done his research. He knows his team very well, in fact he hand selected them. He's retired, but still very active in the private sector, leading his personal team to countless successful missions. Now he's going back for one last mission. 

What happens when his mission is to get the girl? What if she's not ready to be captured? Their chemistry is explosive and the heat is intense, but can Maverick come back with his head held high or will she be the first mission he fails?
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{ about the authors } .

Kathy Coopmans

Amazon Best Selling Author Kathy Coopmans, lives in Michigan with her husband Tony where they have two grown sons.

After raising her children she decided to publish her first book and retiring from being a hairstylist.

She now writes full time.

She's a huge sports fan with her favorite being Football and Tennis.

She's a giver and will do anything she can to help another person succeed!

Hilary Storm

Hilary Storm lives with her high school sweetheart and three children in Oklahoma. She drives her husband crazy talking about book characters everyday like they are real people. She graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with an MBA in Accounting. Her passions include being a mom, writing, reading, photography, music, mocha coffee, and spending time with friends and family. She is the international best-selling author of the Rebel Walking Series, Bryant Brothers Series, Inked Brothers Series, and Six.

{ read chapter one } !

{ review } .

I did not think Kaleb could redeem himself in my eyes.

No way, Jose.

We start out with Jade in a promiscuous position and Kaleb, her new commander, catchers her and the other, and repremands her in a not so politically correct way. How she starts to grow feelings for him was initially beyond me.

As for Kaleb -- he was emersed in jealousy, and that green monster didn't look good on him, nor did it have him making very sound decisions at first. But like I said, he grew on me.

I liked Kaleb's relationship with his close friends. I especially loved it when they ribbed on him for liking a girl (after they get over the fact he had a woman on his team). Jade's reputation in the field speaks for itself but she's fought for her position in the military and she tries extremely hard not to compromise it.

The battle scenes were certainly well done, however the last one, while the most emotionally charged, had me questioning the complete characterization of Jade. I understood the emotion, but it kind of wasn't in line with the hard-assed woman she portrayed herself to be. But, heck, Kaleb becomes her weak point...

The end is a really nice cliff -- be prepared. This book was named for Jade's initial call sign, and book two, Fire, is Kaleb's. I'm excited to see what happens -- Kaleb wormed his way into my heart, and I have very high hopes for the man.

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