FORGED IN FIRE by Trish McCallan
Forged in Fire by Trish McCallan
Forged, Book 1
Contemporary, Suspense, Military, Supernatural
Reviewed by Miranda
Beth Brown has led a pretty normal life. She may be a little lonely at times but other than that it is good. With one dream her life is turned upside down and everything she holds dear is put in jeopardy. Beth dreams of a plane hijacking where many die at the hands of terrorists. Beth heads to the airport to see if she is totally insane or if she will recognize the passengers of the doomed flight…and she does. What does she do now?
Lieutenant Commander Zane Winters is known among his SEAL Team 7 brothers as the one with the gift. He has pulled their butts out of trouble more times than they can count by relying on his second sight. As Zane and his two brothers in arms are about to board a plane to Hawaii he flashes on them dead aboard the plane. After his flash it finally happens. The moment the men of his family have always talked about. Zane looks into the eyes of the woman who is his soul mate and his life is forever changed.
Zane and Beth must join together to first stop the hijacking and then figure out who is behind it. A day that was supposed to be a vacation turns into a fight to stay alive as Zane and the other men of SEAL Team 7 race against time to save innocents and uncover the puppet-master behind it all. And right in the middle of the action Zane and Beth struggle with the intense connection that has opened between them. The flames between them are begging to be stoked. Will they make it through the day alive to test their ultimate compatibility?
Forged in Fire is a thrilling suspenseful romance with a breakneck pace that takes the reader on a one-of-a-kind adventure. As I started reading the first page of Forged in Fire I felt like I had been dropped in the middle of an action flick. Ms. McCallan sets the story up brilliantly. The pages go by with ease as the smooth writing style keeps the reader immersed in this hot story. It was a mistake on my part to start this story at eleven at night because once I got a glimpse of this novel I could not stop reading. However, it is one I do not regret! I spent the entire night on the edge as I traversed this suspenseful treat.
I could absolutely feel the immediate connection between Zane and Beth. It was definitely like the world realigned to the perfect position when these two met eyes across the room. There are many things I like about this story; starting with the fact that it features so many intriguing characters. There isn’t a lot of time for romance as the plot unfolds around Zane and Beth but I still fell for this couple because of Ms. McCallan’s deft writing. The terrorist plot is full of evil villains and some hard to read scenes. I felt like I was right in the middle of this titillating story. I wanted to join in and fight the bad guys with them. Yet another one of the things I really like is that in this story the heroine is not stuck like glue to the hero. It would not be realistic that Zane would take Beth into danger if not necessary. I like that fact that these characters keep cool heads and take appropriate action only when they have to.
I love the secondary characters! I cannot get enough of these brave men and women. I also cannot wait for the next Forged book featuring Cosky! I must know what happens to this valiant warrior.
You don’t want to miss this Recommended Read; Forged in Fire is sure to become a suspenseful romance addict’s drug of choice.