||Silhouette Special Edition
||Feb 1 2001
Morgan's Mercenaries are born for battle--but are they ready for love?
WOMAN, WARRIOR...WIFE? A tower of testosterone, Captain Jake Travers had the drive, the daring and the pulverizingly masculine muscles to rescue his kidnapped kid sister single-handedly. All he needed was a guide through the perilous Peruvian jungle.
What he got was Lieutenant Cortina. Ana Lucia Cortina--a strong, sensual female soldier who outraged Jake’s military machismo. Worse, gunfire and the hot tropical sun detonated desire, and Jake thirsted for completion in Ana’s arms. But with danger dead ahead, proud Jake suddenly knew fear. Could he save his sister, survive this mission--and make this magnificent woman warrior his wife?
She was Beautiful.
Without thinking, Jake rose to his feet. It was part of his officer's traiing to stand in the presence of a women, despite his feeling that no woman was up to the job that lay ahead of him.
"Are you..." he began awkwardly, holding out his hand towardh er. Somehow, he wished she wasn't his team partner. She was too beautiful, too feminine looking to be qualified for such a risky venture.
Ana smiled shyly. "Jake Travers?"
His gaze assessed her as if she ewre stripped naked before him. Girding herself, she tried to cooly return his arrogant gaze.
Jake felt his skin tighten at the sound of his name on her lips. He managed a curt nod. "Yeah, I'm Jake Travers." He sounded as snarly as he felt.
"Well," she asked lightly, "do I meet with your approval?"
Jake scowled. "That remains to be seen...."
Exciting romantic suspense
REVIEW BY HARRIET KLAUSNER:
A reviewer (harstan(at)ix.netcom.com), January 8, 2001,
Exciting romantic suspense
One day after resigning his commission as an officer with the Army Rangers, Jake Travers performs the impossible and breaches Morgan’s impregnable headquarters in Montana. Jake asks Morgan for help to rescue his sister, Talia, a hydrologist working with the Que’ro Indians in Peru. Her employer, the legitimate non-profit Wiraquocha Foundation, informed Jake that his sister is missing and probably kidnapped. Since Morgan has no one available to accompany Jake, he calls an American soldier working in Peru, trading helicopters for a guide who knows the Rainbow Valley where Tal was last seen.
Jake has problems with his guide being a woman even though Morgan vouches for Lieutenant Ana Cortina. However, she is his only hope of rescuing Tal. In Peru, Jake quickly becomes impressed with Ana’s abilities to survive the dangers that threaten them. As he reassesses his thoughts on the capabilities of women, Jake and Ana fall in love, but they still have a deadly mission to survive.
The latest Lindsay McKenna’s “Morgan’s Mercenaries” novel is an interesting work of romantic suspense with a twist as neither the hero nor the heroine work for the Perseus group. The story line is fast-paced and very descriptive, especially the remote areas of Peru. Jake is a great character because his macho beliefs make Ana the wrong person for him. Ana is a brave individual who proves women can serve in combat. MAN WITH A MISSION is a strong entry in one of the better ongoing romantic suspense series of the past few years."
Harriet Klausner, Painted Rock Writer's Colony, Barnes & Nobel.com
Love and desire abound...
this month in Silhouette Special Editions, beginning with MAN WITH A MISSION (4 1/2) from Lindsay McKenna. A virle soldier believes women and military don't mix, until his sister is kidnapped and he must rely on a gutsy lieutenant for help. While her skill and courage alter his thinking, it's her spirit that captures his heart. But an earlier loss has made her shy of risking her heart a second time. Ms. McKenna weaves together enticing players, heart-stopping action and sparks aplenty to create a savory romantic concotion. Pamela Cohen for Romantic Times Magazine
Man With A Mission a Winner!
Another "out of the park home run" from romantic adventure novelist Lindsay
McKenna! I really enjoyed this book. Ana and Jake were a fantastic romanctic
couple, intense, believable, and meant for each other. The action in the
novel is top-notch, as we've come to expect from Ms. McKenna, one of the few
romantic adventure authors who can write authentically about "edge of your
seat" expeditions and make you feel as if you're there in the middle of the
action. But as always, the adventure is balanced by the well-done, tender,
emotional story of two souls in search of love. I look forward to the next in
the line of Morgan's Mercenaries novels...it won't come too soon for me. JoAnn Prater, reader
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