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5 stars for Bite the Bullet (Delta 6 Blackout Book 1) by @RLCarver #romanticsuspense #bookreview

Title: Bite the Bullet (Delta 6 Blackout Book 1)

Author: Rhonda Lee Carver

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Book Blurb:

He kidnapped her to catch a killer. Now he's the only one who can save her...

Delta 6 is an elite team comprised of retired SEALs, the best-of-the-best, who have faced incredible conflicts and missions. Their motto is “Get in and get out, using all necessary force, and leave no man behind.” Working with Homeland Security, their team is the one called upon to do the impossible reconnaissance missions—and now they’re facing six big ones. Assigned to catch the six most wanted terrorists on friendly soil, each tough soldier will face brutal circumstances to bring the enemy to justice. And they’re willing to pay any price…

Enemies don’t always wear black and carry guns. Sometimes they’re beautiful doctors with raven hair and engaging blue eyes. Cason Driggs has been investigating elusive terrorist, Ghost, for six months and the first real clue he finds is a partial print that belongs to Dr. Yara Yates, an epidemiologist who is skilled in monitoring infectious diseases and bioterrorism threats. Cason decides the best way to draw a terrorist out of his hole is to dangle a juicy carrot underneath his nose. Kidnapping the lovely doctor, he plans to use her as bait, but something changes that Cason isn’t prepared for.

Yara believes the man who kidnapped her must be one of Ghost’s thugs who plans to kill her after she sent an unexpected clue to authorities. More than fearing for her own life, she must protect her family. And her heart.

A hunting cabin. A stray dog. A snake. And a bullet all lead up to a wild goose chase.

Cason is an alpha and Yara is a focused scientist. They couldn't be more different. How will the two work together to bring down a terrorist? How will they deny, or tame, the fire that is threatening to consume them?

My Review:

Cason is willing to do whatever it takes to stop Ghost…but is he prepared to lose his heart? Cason is on the hunt for a madman without any remorse, a man known only as Ghost. As part of an elite group of retired special forces, their first mission is to catch the elusive Ghost. Cason kidnaps a female doctor named Yara, a woman connected to Ghost. Her expertise is infectious diseases and biowarfare. Cason doesn’t know how Yara plays into Ghost’s plan, but he knows she’s the key to nabbing Ghost. So, he kidnaps her. While they’re holed up in a remote cabin, he discovers how she’s tied to Ghost. The truth unravels him as does Yara’s beauty. He needs to keep his focus on his mission and not on his fiery captive. Otherwise, they both might wind up dead. Can opposites Cason and Yara work together to bring down Ghost or will they both bite the bullet?

Bite the Bullet is a pulse-pounding romantic suspense ripped from the headlines. This is book one in a brand-new series by Rhonda Lee Carver. If you’re like me and enjoy your romantic suspense dark, gritty, and filled with raw emotion, this is your next read. Drawing inspiration from today’s headlines, Bite the Bullet takes the reader on an adventure that ratchets up your pulse and breathing while heating your skin with romantic tension. I connected with Cason and the mission right away. He’s a man of action and his one-track mind comes across as realistic. I also connected with Yara but for very different reasons. Torn in two doesn’t begin to describe her inner conflict. The descriptive narration is intricate with realistic verbiage concerning bioterrorism and special forces. This book also has a psychological thriller feel, especially in Ghost’s POV. The plot moves at a fast pace which helps to propel the suspense part of the story. The action scenes are well-written, and I couldn’t help but whip through the pages as I read. A romantic suspense not to be missed, Bite the Bullet is a thrilling read. Fans of romantic suspense and high-octane suspense will love Bite the Bullet. Highly recommend!

My Rating: 5 stars

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Author Biography:

Rhonda Lee Carver is a bestselling author of contemporary western and romantic suspense, but she loves to write other genres too. She's known for writing stories that keep readers laughing, crying, gripping the edge of their seats, and screaming all in one riding a virtual roller coaster. Whether she's creating sexy cowboys or tough guys, or sassy, independent heroines, readers are sure to find strong, powerful, memorable characters that are relatable.

By day, she taps into her creative, fictional world but at some point she transitions back into reality where she's a volleyball-stands cheerleader, homework virtuoso (at least she thinks so), amateur nurse to skinned knees, mediocre chef with some awesome microwave skills, pet-guru (all the strays show up at her house), and a Jackie of all trades for her kids who are the loves of her life. Yoga and chocolate keep her sane. Hallmark movies require cuddling up with tissues because she can be emotional. She adds a sprinkle of her own real-life adventures in each story she spins because a little truth never hurt anyone. She wouldn't give up one thing in her crazy, chaotic, ever-amusing life, except, she might do magic tricks for the bungalow on the beach she's had her eye on (GOALS).

Writing for Rhonda is like falling in love and finding a new best friend over and over again. Her characters will find a place inside your heart too.

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N

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