The Night Is Mine

Book 1 in the Night Stalkers Series

The Night is Mine is the first in a new Military Romance series by M. L. Buchman and leads the series off with a bang. The heroine is nearly a superwoman, the only woman Black Hawk Down pilot and able to match any man or woman in combat. Mysteriously, Captain Emily Beale is uprooted from her assignment under Major Mark Henderson to become a personal chef/bodyguard for the First Lady. Emily was childhood friends with President Peter Matthews, and though several years younger had a painful crush on him. Now President of the United States, Peter realizes that there is something going on at the White House and possibly threatening his First Lady so he pulls some strings and calls on his longtime friend Emily to run a covert mission and stop the nefarious plan.

Major Mark Henderson is in a bind, he is extremely drawn to Captain Emily Beale but she's under his command so he must hide his true feelings. Now she's been pulled from his command and nobody is saying anything about why or where she might be. Mark tells himself he'd be better off to let it go, but there's just something about Emily that drives him to discover where she went and if she's in danger. Mark intuitively knows that Emily is going to need him, and when disaster strikes her mission he quickly shows up to help Emily unravel the mystery and cover her back.

Having never been in the military I'm not sure how accurate the details in this book are regarding Black Hawk Down missions, strictures and code of conduct rules between personnel but it does seem to be pretty accurate. I found many of the details interesting, and the characters to be of the caliber that reflects well on our military men and women. The love story between Mark and Emily is sweet, sensual and enduring and rings true to the characters. This was the first book that I have read by M. L. Buchanan and it was an interesting puzzle that I thoroughly enjoyed. I look forward to finding more books by this author.

Book Blurb for The Night Is Mine

First in a thrilling military romantic suspense series based on the real-life elite helicopter pilots who transport Navy SEALs and Delta Force teams in and out of combat and covert missions. (SOAR are the heroes of Black Hawk Down.) Buchman’s heroine flys the most dangerous military ops and tries to find the one man who can be a hero in her...

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2012 3.75