Wednesday, March 16, 2016

~*★Blog Tour with Review★*~ ICE by Hilary Storm & Kathy Coopmans

What happens when his mission is to get the girl?
Find out in ICE by Kathy Coopmans & Hilary Storm. #MilitaryRomance #ICE

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Warning- This book contains explicit language and graphic sexual content.

Captain Jade Elliott of the United States Army spent her entire career working her ass off to get to this point and she couldn't be more proud. She's gained notoriety through her actions as well as the respect of her team. She's one of the first women to graduate as a Ranger and has been called to serve on a secret mission. So why is she about to do something that could throw that all away?

Kaleb Maverick has been called to act as Commander for a vital mission and has done his research. He knows his team very well, in fact he hand selected them. He's retired, but still very active in the private sector, leading his personal team to countless successful missions. Now he's going back for one last mission.

What happens when his mission is to get the girl? What if she's not ready to be captured? Their chemistry is explosive and the heat is intense, but can Maverick come back with his head held high or will she be the first mission he fails?

Exclusive Excerpt

Loyalty, Duty, Honor, Respect, Courage, and Integrity... Those are six of the seven cores embedded into a soldier’s brain when you enlist in The United States Army.
I remember like it was yesterday, placing my hand on the bible, while holding my other hand high along with my head, turning my life over to protect my country.  Only, it wasn’t yesterday, it was eight long, tortuous, agonizing years ago.
My reasons for thinking agonizing have nothing to do with the Army.  I live it.  I breathe it.  My life is consumed by it because it’s all I’ve ever wanted.
It’s agonizing because here I stand in complete darkness as one of the first women to graduate from The Army’s Special Ranger’s School.  Agony may be a harsh word to use.  However, no one was more relieved than I was when the law was lifted a few years ago and women were notoriously approved to serve our country in day-to-day ground combat roles.  Our nation has come a long way in allowing equal rights to women.  It's about fucking time.
For two months I trained, barely slept, and pushed my now well-defined body to the brink of exhaustion.  My dream is now a reality and my right to be here is embedded into my soul.
My mental stability was pushed to the limits, physical strength tested to the point of pain so excruciating that I was ready to give up, surrender, and dare to show them weakness, but I never did.  I would've died first.
With the help of a fellow Captain, I pushed harder, became stronger, and passed.  Yet here I stand, ready and willing to throw my dream away, all for a simple quick fuck.  It’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever thought about doing in my life and god help me, I can’t control it, nor do I want to.
I’ve been in the desert a little over a month now, lucky enough to have been given the same orders as that same fellow Captain who encouraged me all those months ago to press forward and prove to myself and everyone else that I could live my dream and become who I wanted to be.
Captain Beau Harris and I have been flirting, eye-fucking each other since we first re-connected in this shit-hole country.  Both of us pissing the time away while we wait for our Commander to arrive so he can deal out our orders.  I crave the day we get to go behind enemy lines and destroy a substantial military target.  It’s a mission that should have been started weeks ago.  The higher ups have been tight-lipped and they've been pissing me the fuck off.
Hence, the reason I need sex.  I’m not a slut; in fact, I’m far from it.  But hell, after training and now waiting for someone who should’ve already been here, I’m sexually frustrated.  My pussy needs attention.  It needs to be pounded, fucked, and filled with a great cock before I lose my mind.
So that brings me to core number seven... Selfless Service.  That's the one I've mastered.  Everything I do is for my country or for my subordinates.  I don't do anything for me, it's just not allowed.  Well, tonight I'm feeling selfish.
I’m Captain Jade Elliott of The United States Army and I’m about to break every single one of the seven cores I pledged.

Title: ICE
Author: Hilary Storm & Kathy Coopmans
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Suspense, Military
Series or Standalone: Series (Elite Forces #1)
Rating: ★★★★
Reviewer: Melyssa
This is not my first rodeo with these authors, so I had a feeling even before I started, having enjoyed their work separately before that I would again here.

I wasn’t wrong.

What I was in no way prepared for was just how explosive these two authors together would be. Where their books in the past had been steamy, hot even, this one was on blast and it had nothing to do with the fact that it was a military romance and there might have been some serious sexy times going on near explosives. Lol It was just these two authors.

It worked.

I was also in no way ready for the bang it would start off with. There are a bunch of different ways you can pull a reader in when they open your book and in my estimation, this just might have been the best. Holy crap. Not what I was expecting at all.

I liked the different road this book also chose to take. Where in the past I’ve read a lot of books about male officers in the military, I enjoyed the fact that this one came at it from the flipside. Having Jade be the main focus and exactly what she’d had to work through in order to get where she stood when the book started. The tough road one would believe she had to have in front of her and the crap she would have had to put up with, regardless of the positions she found herself in at first with Kaleb, she earned my respect for that.

The authors earned my respect for that too. For doing something that at least for this reader was different.

Kaleb was quite the mystery at first, but one hell of a sexy alpha even in the moments when I wanted to be like Jade and beat his ass. He intrigued me. What made him tick, why he was the way he was and exactly what it was that got Jade caught in his crosshairs and I think the authors did a good job at flushing him out. By the end of this, especially with the way it ended, I have to say, I was connected to him the same way I was with the entire team. I liked him and god, I wanted him to come out of that mission safe.

Apart from the steam and their building relationship and even apart from the characters themselves, I enjoyed the more intense moments of this story. The missions. The edge of your seat bite your nails and pray for a good outcome suspense that comes with this type of story. It was very well done and to be honest, I’m a little miffed it ended the way it did.

Really ladies? A cliff hanger like that? I need book 2 and I need it now. I need to know how all of this is gonna play out and just how crazy things are gonna get before it does. That’s how invested you’ve made me.

This was a great read and one I’m really glad I took a chance on, even if I’ve gotta wait somewhat patiently for more ;)

My thanks to the author and all others involved in letting me read this pre-release. You ladies have outdone yourselves. I loved every minute of it.

About the Authors 

Kathy Coopmans

Amazon Best Selling Author Kathy Coopmans, lives in Michigan with her husband Tony where they have two grown sons.
After raising her children she decided to publish her first book and retiring from being a hairstylist.
She now writes full time.
She's a huge sports fan with her favorite being Football and Tennis.
She's a giver and will do anything she can to help another person succeed!

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Hilary Storm

Hilary Storm lives with her high school sweetheart and three children in Oklahoma. She drives her husband crazy talking about book characters everyday like they are real people. She graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with an MBA in Accounting. Her passions include being a mom, writing, reading, photography, music, mocha coffee, and spending time with friends and family. She is the international best-selling author of the Rebel Walking Series, Bryant Brothers Series, Inked Brothers Series, and Six.

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