Model Soldier

Red, Hot, & Blue, Book 8

Fun and intense and sweet and so much more would describe this addition to Cat Johnson’s Red, Hot and Blue series. Set with the backdrop of the Army and war, you would think that this story would be anything but fun, yet humor seeps in amidst the fairly realistic hardships that Army soldiers endure. There were times I was sure if I should be laughing or ducking but my attention was caught through the entire story. Characters from previous books in this series are seen in this one but you don’t have to have read previous book to thoroughly enjoy and appreciate this one.

Emily Price has watched her boss fall in love with a soldier and when she is sent to do a similar photo shoot, Emily is hoping to have similar luck. However, she knows nothing about the military and her rose colored glasses quickly fall off. SSG David Hawkins, better known as Hawk, is a real soldier, not a model. He’s not happy that he’s lost a bet and now has to pose for a recruiting campaign. He’d much rather be getting ready for his deployment to Afghanistan. Neither Emily or Hawk expect the immediate attraction they fell and Hawk doesn’t plan on it being any more than a one night stand. But, life doesn’t always go according to plan…….

Life may not go according to plan, but plan on reading Model Soldier. As a former soldier, I found things to be described fairly accurate and those that weren’t as I remembered were minor. (Such as garrison instead of kasern which is the name we used in Germany) However, the romance was fabulous and the characters awesome. I would make plans to read Model Soldier as soon as possible.

Book Blurb for Model Soldier

When love presents itself, take your shot.

When Emily Price is assigned to an ad campaign featuring one of Uncle Sam’s finest soldiers, she’s thrilled. Who better to break up the monotonous parade of smooth, perfect models than a rough, war-hardened alpha male?

Maybe she’ll even get lucky like one of her colleagues and find romance. Unfortunately, when she meets her model, he’s more caveman than Prince Charming. Now her dreams of love—and her career—are dangling precariously from his callused fingertips.

Staff Sergeant David Hawk Hawkins never imagined refusing a command...until he loses a bet and is ordered off the battlefield and into a new role: poster boy for the Army’s recruiting campaign.

From the start, their relationship is more fire-and-ice than fairytale. Yet beneath their sparring simmers an attraction that finally explodes into a night of lovemaking that, after they part, haunts them to opposite sides of the globe.

But love isn’t through with them—and neither is the public. The campaign is a hit and Hawk becomes a star. Soon he and Emily are thrown together again, but this time it’s on Hawk’s turf, where flying bullets could settle their battle before it begins.

Warning: Contains sex hot enough to travel halfway around the world, and a love strong enough to bring them back home again.

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2012 4.50