The intense action that is described in this author’s tales combines the gritty occurrences of war and the difficulties of developing a relationship under those harsh circumstances. There are sobering developments in the story that remind the reader of the difficult prices paid by those who serve even as there are amazingly exciting descriptions of missions. This story captured my interest, made me care about the characters and educated me about issues which I had never thought about (high altitude cerebral edema). The depth of detail is impressive (I have learned about a Gamow bag) even as the story is compelling and I look forward to reading about more of these charismatic people in the future. Another enjoyable read from this talented author.
“Tactical Strike” by Kaylea Cross is the exciting military romance novella by Kaylea Cross that picks up the action after the events depicted in “Deadly Descent”. Captain Candace (Ace) Bradford is frequently annoyed by Special Forces A-Team Air Force Sergeant Ryan Wentworth but he refuses to be discouraged by the prickly woman’s rejection which is due to several issues, including the non-fraternization rules and Ryan’s brash behavior. A series of dangerous missions makes them re-evaluate their basic beliefs, especially when it seems that they may lose each other forever.
Gunship pilot Captain Candace Bradford has worked long and hard to earn her rank and position within the male-dominated world of Air Force Special Operations. She's not about to let anything or anyone jeopardize that, let alone one sinfully tempting man who seems determined to cause her nothing but trouble. Even if she's starting to fall for him.
As an elite Combat Controller, Staff Sergeant Ryan Wentworth is used to overcoming adversity in order to complete a mission. Breaking through Candace's prickly exterior and into her heart is a challenge he can't let go. But just when he's begun to gain her trust, they're thrown together in the field facing an overwhelming enemy force.
Candace and Ryan find themselves on the run, searching the skies for an emergency extraction. But one dangerous enemy has an agenda in mind and he'll use whatever means necessary to achieve it, including using American forces to do his dirty work.
Don't miss Deadly Descent, also by Kaylea Cross.