Call of Duty books
by Tamara McHatton
Genre: Military Romance
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Call of Duty Book 1: Deadly Obligations
Captain Garrett Jensen, decorated Green Beret, has two great loves in his life...his career and his family.
The continual demands as commander of a Special Ops unit become too much for his wife, Catherine. Although she loves him, she's grown weary of fighting against his career and files for divorce, wanting a normal and safe life for their girls.
But when danger, wrapped in the guise of Garrett's latest assignment, strikes close to home, estranged husband and wife must team up against the deadly drug underworld in order to save their kidnapped children.
Embroiled in secrets at every turn, learning to trust each again becomes the key. Their enemies are within, and without, but which is which?
I was surprised by Deadly Obligations. This book had me on an emotional roller coaster from the start. Cathryn Jensen is the wife of a SEAL. As her story unfolded, I felt deeply for the pain that she had to go through alone while her husband was on missions. From her view, you just want to throttle her husband. Garrett, returns home to find that his life has been turned upside down. He knows only that his mission is over and he wants to go home to his family. A family that he might not have any more once he walks in the door at home.
Deadly Obligations pits Garrett’s home life against his very dangerous assignments that hit home and affect his family. There was a point where Cat insists on going with Garrett and that part of the journey where I did have to dispend belief that a civilian would be allowed to go with a SEAL team. Cat and Garrett work towards better understanding each other and their own needs. It is often a hard thing to look at your own flaws and understand them from a loved one’s point of view. This book brought it all home.
Call of Duty Book 2: Deadly Loyalties
Chantilly LaFluer's old commander tasks her with creating an experimental ops squad unheard of before 9/11, a colossal opportunity to make her vision of a Skunk Works team a reality. The only hitch in the plan is one of her trainers.
Bucky Stevens, Green Beret and rogue soldier, agrees to come on board to help his friend, Major Jensen. Beats sitting behind a desk. What he didn't expect was his latest conquest as his commanding officer.
Trying to put aside their past, they answer the call of duty to train an alphabet group of recruits in the latest cutting-edge technology. But when terrorists strike on US soil before the end of training, their green team is shoved into the field. With high adrenaline and higher stakes, Chantilly and her motley crew will need to depend on their deadly loyalties if they want to make it out alive.
I thought that the first book was good. Deadly Loyalties is better! It is more action packed and moves faster. This book focused on Bucky and Chantilly. Chantilly is brought in to create an elite team made up of the best and Bucky is one of her trainers. They have explosive chemistry. Chantilly is constantly pushing and proving herself in a man’s world especially the military. While they are training the elite team the bad guys are working on a domestic terrorist plot.
I really enjoyed learning about all of the cool toys that this elite team would get to use. I wish we would have seen more of these toys in action, but it probably would have dragged out the book. The story did wrap up very quickly at the end to a good ending. This was the second in the book but I felt it could be read as a stand alone.
I grew up in Cocoa Beach, Florida around astronauts and aerospace engineers, a true
child of the Space Race. Is it any wonder I live life like one big adventure? After turning thirty-something, I became an editor and reviewer, and have over fifty books to my credit. From there, I ventured into providing stock photography and cover art for books worldwide, and then married one of the models I "discovered." Oh, and did I mention I have worked with the Chippendales, Thunder from Down Under, and RT's Men of Romance models?
I spent the first ten years of my married life as a Special Forces wife, raising a bunch of boys along the way, then went through a divorce that changed my world. I tucked tail and retreated to Florida, back to my mother and family. It took a while, but I eventually remarried "The Perfect Hero," became the co-owner and CEO of SUITE Magazine, traveled the world, and immersed myself in pleasures of the water: jet skiing, snorkeling, scuba diving, tandem surfing, etc. So now, I've come full circle and I'm writing again, thanks to Gail Delaney and Desert Breeze Publishing.