Saturday, May 2, 2015

Lock and Loaded Action Packed Fun

Every now and then I like reading a good action adventure, but the romance elements can't take a backseat to the action. I'm a "want it all and I want it now" kinda person when it comes to action/adventure romance.

Lately the trend is military/SEALS, and while I prefer flyboys (I was an air force brat), if a sexy SEAL needed to protect me, I wouldn't say no. ::wink wink::

Enter Lock and Load, book two in Kimberley Troutte's SEAL EXtreme Team series.

Lock And Load
by Kimberley Troutte

Dodge the bullets…A Chinese gaming company tricks Amber Fitz into hacking the U.S. Department of Defense to extract weaponry secrets. In a panic, she steals the only copy and runs. Can she trust a newly-formed SEAL team to get her out of China and protect the secrets in her hands?

Solve the puzzle…Communications Expert Charlie Handly loves a challenge and Amber is one sexy puzzle he’d like to solve. Is she a traitor or an innocent? Why does she remind him of the woman he’s been searching for? The only woman he wants for himself.

Get out alive…Amber needs one SEAL to help her escape. Charlie makes it clear he wants to protect and hold her close. But his brother and explosions expert, Willy, wants her too…and he’s willing to share. 

I love Ms. Troutte's hearty blend of pulse pounding action and romance. The sizzling chemistry between the lead characters flows smoothly, as does her dialogue and prose. The plotline feels so very real, you may think it could have happened. I really enjoyed the tension between Willy and Charlie, two brothers who want the same woman.

I also got a kick out of the subplot cameos return of Jenna and Mack, the two protagonists from the first book (Coming In Hot) in the series.

Although Lock and Load can be read as a stand alone, I always prefer reading books in order, so I suggest you pick up Coming In Hot and then read Lock and Load to get an idea of the scope of what promises to be an exciting series.*


Coming In Hot
by Kimberley Troutte

Take control…When militant Colombian guerrillas kidnap her clients, EXtreme Adventures travel agent Jenna Collins will do anything to rescue them…including hiring the Navy SEAL she’s struggled to forget. Mack may take orders from her father, but Jenna’s determined to convince the sexy SEAL to work with her. And stick around this time.

Protect the girl…Navy SEAL Mack Riley will take a jungle rescue in hostile territory over close contact with the admiral’s daughter who loved him and left him. But when Jenna forces her way onto the rescue team, the admiral’s orders to protect Jenna at all costs has Mack sticking to her as close as body armor. In the heat of battle, love has a way of breaching the strongest of defenses…

To learn more about the series and Ms. Troutte's other books, please visit her website at:

*Please note that this book was provided free of cost for review, but in no way influences my opinion. 
Honestly, few things do. Just ask Bear. lol

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