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Monday, May 25, 2009

Operation: L.O.V.E by Anne Elizabeth, C.H. Admirand Tara Nina, DC DeVane, and Lindsay Downs

Operation: L.O.V.E by Anne Elizabeth, C.H. Admirand Tara Nina, DC DeVane, and Lindsay Downs
Publisher: Highland Press Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Full (244 pages)
Heat: Sweet
Rating: 4.5 Books
Reviewed by Wild Plum


Five sweet romantic stories delving into the world of Special Operations from authors whose family and friends are part of the military community.

The memorable twists in FUNNY BONE, B&B BIVOUAC and ANGEL FROM ABOVE will tug at your heartstrings, while the action and adventure of MISSION: DEVIL DOG and SO OTHERS MIGHT LIVE will get your heart pumping.

OPERATION: L.O.V.E. - Locate, Observe, Vector, and Encounter – may it share optimal methods for securing the sweetheart of your dreams.
This anthology contains five sweet reads that were well researched by all five authors. It’s a tribute to the men and women of our armed forces as well to their families.

Mission: Devil Dog, BY Tara Nina is about Jack and his ex-fiancĂ©e, 1st Lieutenant Riley Worthington. Sargeant Jackson Stone is an expert marksman, now he must work with Lieutenant Riley while she leads his team to The Parris Island squad. He hadn’t expected to see her again and so proves it during a paint ball exercise they must participate in.

Tara Nina did an excellent job with this story. I love reunited lovers themes. And this story proved to be one of the better tales in this category. The romance between the two is undeniable. The feelings they once had are still there and only that much more stronger.

Cheryl Smith was a comedian, made her living and her life as such. The love of her life is Lieutenant Chuck Swenson, but she was so afraid of losing him that she couldn’t commit herself to him and their relationship. Now Chuck is on is most important mission of his life, to make Cheryl see that she has nothing to fear when it came to him. Anne Elizabeth introduces us to Cheryl and Chucks romance in Funny Bone.

The story is so charming and sweet. The entire time you are cheering for this couple, Ann Elizabeth shows us the chemistry and the conflict with these two. She makes you feel apart of the story and makes you want nothing more than for these two to have a happy ending.

The Air Force Special Operations pilot in B&B Bivouac BY D.C. DeVane is another great read in this anthology. Captain David Grantham knew he would have to go through and deal with a lot of surprises in his life, with his career. But he never expected to end up in a frilly pink room at The Romantic Rooster Inn, a B&B for lovers. Now he only needed to make the most of his time.

A great charming and funny read. The hero is so strong and so capable of so much. DeVane does an excellent job with telling this story. I really can’t wait to read more from this author.

Angel from Above BY Lindsay Downs. Lindsay Downs is one of my favorite authors. Her stories are so beautifully written and she doesn’t fail with this story. 1st Lieutenant Cristal Johnson has given her heart to 1st Lieutenant Paul Stevens, a Green Beret. Paul has trouble coping with the idea that Cristal is a medevac pilot and has to deal with really serious and dangerous missions.

Downs does another excellent job with Angel from Above. The love between these two is so beautiful and timeless. It’s a love we all want. The man who wants nothing more than to protect the woman he loves.

The last story in this anthology is So Others Might Live BY C. H. Admirand. This book is about our Coast Guard Search and Rescue team. Bronwyn Griffith is in a boat during a terrible storm. It is up to James Purcell to save her life.

Such a charming and cute read. What woman doesn’t fall in love with a man who saves her life? C.H. Admirand does and tremendous job with this story. This team isn’t talked about much and I think it’s great she based a story on the Coast Guard.

If you need another reason to purchase this anthology I have the best reason for you. Part of the proceeds from Operation: L.O.V.E goes to the Special Operations Warrior Foundations.