Deadly Descent by Kaylea Cross
Bagram Special Ops #1
Being a female officer in the military is hard enough without Devon Crawford falling for an enlisted Pararescueman, especially her ex’s best friend Cam Munro. When Devon is deployed to the Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan she knows she won’t be able to avoid Cam forever and she’ll have to confront her feelings for him. Cam has been falling for Devon ever since he met her and he knows the attraction is mutual, but Devon is scared to take a chance after losing her ex. The action and emotions started from page one of Deadly Descent and I was quickly immersed in Kaylea Cross’s writing and storytelling. I enjoyed this so much and it killed me to wait all day through work before I could read more!
I really loved Devon as a character because she’s just so real and genuine. Balanced with Devon’s strength is her emotional vulnerability; her ex, Tyler, was killed in action and while she didn’t love him she did care for him and was devastated by his death. Having feelings for his best friend creates a lot of internal conflict for Devon; she’s forced to accept feelings for someone else that could easily be killed and she’s forced to think about how much of her career she’d risk to get involved with an enlisted man. Cam was also a great hero because respects Devon and understand the conflict she’s experiencing. He’s a natural born protector and that trait is just magnifying by his work as a pararescueman, putting his life at risk to save others. I loved his dedication to Devon!
The tension of Devon and Cam falling in love while fighting a war kept the suspense interesting and engaging. Cam is all-in on a relationship while Devon is more cautious, but regardless of their feelings, there’s still military protocol to navigate. While Devon and Cam have a slower burn to their romance I felt it fit the story and setting perfectly because let’s be honest, we all hate it when characters stop running for their lives to have some sex. Kaylea Cross keeps the focus where it needs to be during each part of the book and that keeps the suspense and romance well balanced and real.
I also loved meeting the side characters, especially Devon’s roommates who are a bunch of tough women. I can’t wait to read their stories!
5 stars – loved it!
Devon Crawford is an officer; Air Force Pararescueman Cam Munro is enlisted. Dev flies medical evacuations; Cam jumps into danger zones to save lives. Dev wants to return home from Afghanistan with her heart untouched; Cam will do anything to win the woman he loves.
Reaching for happiness in a war zone is the last thing Captain Devon Crawford plans, but she can’t ignore the feelings she’s hidden for so long. Cam’s sexy charm and wicked kisses weaken her resistance, but she’s too afraid of losing him to give in.
When Dev’s helicopter and crew are shot down and set up as bait by a notorious warlord, Cam risks all to save the team. What he doesn’t know is that the trap is set for him…
Published by Carina Press on February 15, 2016
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