[BOOKS] ✬ Crossfire (High Risk, #2) ✶ JoAnn Ross – Dolove.info
There is a crazed sniper loose in Somersett, South Carolina, and the victims he picks make no rhyme or reason It is up to FBI Special Agent Caitlin Cavanaugh to find this madman before he strikes even fear into the hearts of the residents of Somersett But Caitlin has an ace in the hole besides her crusty old partner, Frank Angetti, who is up for retirement The one person she doesn t count on is former Navy SEAL and best selling author, Quinn McKade Caitlin and Quinn haven t seen each other in years, but in the past, they had a one night stand during a wedding Caitlin walked out the next morning without a second thought, or so Quinn thought Caitlin may have never gotten over Quinn, but she knew a one time fling was all she could handle.Quinn is than pleased to help Caitlin because he wouldn t mind recreating that special night together with her and many But until they can catch the sniper creating havoc all over town, he must put his plans on hold Not even Quinn s insights and Caitlin s investigation techniques can help them They have questions than answers, and there are no solutions in sight And things become even tense when local news reporter Valentine Snow begins to receive letters from the sniper Is this an obsessive lovesick individual, or an evil mastermind with something else up his sleeve Will Caitlin and Quinn be able to stop him before everyone is too afraid to walk the streets for fear of getting shot in the head JoAnn Ross has written another thriller with a killer who has no remorse and a town at a standstill in fear of his next move CROSSFIRE showcases the skills of the Navy SEALS along with the FBI who work together to stop a madman Both Quinn and Caitlin are two solid characters who have great heads on their shoulders These two work so well together, if only they can get over their animosity towards each other I wanted to shake some sense into Caitlin because Quinn is such a great guy She is so afraid of her intense feelings for him that run over the course of years Quinn feels the same way for Caitlin, but he no longer wants to be her sex plaything He wants sex with intimacy, which means a relationship between the two, and because of that, I quickly decided he was my favorite character in this story.There is also another sweet love story between Valentine and her landlord, Brendan O Neill, who is a former Irish barrister turned bartender at the Black Swann Pub where Valentine lives in an apartment above These two are great friends, but when Valentine becomes the subject of the sniper s sick obsession, Brendan admits his undying love for her, which almost made me swoon And then there is the sexy Mike Gannon who is a doctor and a former priest who runs a group for troubled Vets Hopefully, Mike will get his own story in the future.CROSSFIRE is another suspenseful romance by JoAnn Ross that you will not want to miss With tension that you can cut with a knife, definitely pick up CROSSFIRE and get lost in world of the Navy SEALS and FBI that only JoAnn Ross can deliver Each Joann Ross book I read makes me of a fan I love the stories The are a good escape and wonderful love stories. Caitlin Cavanaugh Likes Being In Charge Maybe That S Why She S An FBI Special Agent Her Latest Assignment Stop A Violent Madman In Somersett, South Carolina But Even Challenging Is Working With Former Navy SEAL Quinn McKade, Who Though Cait Would Never Admit It Makes Her Feel Deliciously Out Of ControlIt Takes A Sniper To Catch A Sniper, And McKade Begins Spending Steamy Summer Nights With Cait, Investigating The Murders But When The Killer Starts Leaving Chillingly Familiar Clues, The Pair Knows That The Murders Aren T Random And Cait And Quinn Could Be Next I love the action and all of the characters I look forward to reading It was a great story mixed with the right amount of love. military aspect details headspace audiobook terrible bedroom voices I hope no one ever EVER speaks like this Otherwise middle of the road story romance did not click but not offensive either I don t buy it that idealistic, elite, young, and career minded FBI agents or journalists would be working in this suburban town in NC. Author JoAnn RossFirst published 2008Length 355 pages, 6243 kindle locationsSetting Contemporary Somersett, South Carolina.Sex Very Explicit Very Frequent.Hero SEAL sniper, retired Now Military teacher.Heroine FBI agent.Trigger Death and battle in Afghanistan.Trigger Sniper shootings in US city Murder and violence.Includesexcerpt from ShatteredNot as dark as Freefall but still violent that Ross linked series, Shelter Bay , Crossfire is quite a ride.Nice romance, lots of sex, healing A good story.High Risk Book 1 Freefall Zach Tremayne and Sabrina SwanBook 2 Crossfire Caitlin Cavanaugh and Quinn McKadeBook 3 Shattered Kirby Campbell and Shane GarrettBook 4 Breakpoint Dallas O Halloran and Julianne DecaturShelter Bay Book 1 The Homecoming Sax Douchett and Kara ConwayBook 2 One Summer Gabriel St James and Charity TiernanBook 3 On Lavender Lane Lucas Chaffee and Madeline DurandBook 4 Moonshell Beach J.T Douchett and Mary JoyceBook 5 Sea Glass Winter Dillon Slater and Claire TempletonBook 6 Castaway Cove Mac Culhane and Annie ShepherdBook 7 Christmas in Shelter Bay Cole Douchett and Kelli CarpenterBook 8 You Again Meghann Quinn and Adam WayneBook 9 Beyond the Sea Conn Brennan and Sedona SullivanBook 10 Sunset Point Tess Lombardi and Nate BreslinReferences Author s website on w pedia ISBN CR F.B.I Special Agent Caitlin Cavanaugh s latest assignment to stop a violent madman on the rampage in Somersett, South Carolina Even challenging is working with sexy former Navy SEAL Quinn McKade It became apparent on page 1 that this style of writing wasn t going to be enjoyable It s that wordy, long winded, dry and boring that is so wrong for a romance novel It s like reading a book for school and not pleasure It would be better suited for manuscripts or something It was so heavy with inside talk, bogged down military lingo, suffocated with federal mumbo jumbo, that I couldn t even enjoy it In these instances I feel like the author is completely forcing it and is being too liberal with the military aspect that they go overboard She s just smacking you in the face with all of it.The 8 year old that had the stuttering problem was unbelievable He s using words like radical and utilities I always dislike when authors put these little kids in there and try to make them really smart because I don t believe it, it s just unrealistic that an 8 year old would know the definition of these words, much less be able to pronounce them Young teenagers wouldn t even be able to grasp these words much less use them in everyday vocabulary We didn t need a little prodigy in here And having all of these people die in here was tragic and gruesome I really hate when there s killers in a book, and it s made all the worse by a writer s morbid way of writing, like they never saw the bullet coming that ended their life or something creepy along the lines of this that is so morbid and dark to read about I kept waiting for Cait and them to prevent any deaths, but they never did People kept dying, and the author made sure she put us in their perspective long enough for us to root for their success and feel sorry for them, right before she wacked them off Bad writing I was really getting sick of people dropping like flies Quinn said he d driven by her house a few times That was sweet There were some nice moments between them, but they only lasted a line or two and they were so few and far between, like once in a blue moon And that isn t enough for a romance book When I read a romance book, I want romance Romantic suspense novels are just too much suspense, too much drama, and only a smidgen of romance, with the sex brushed over completely, no details, just a quick scene where you only get a grasp that they re having sex before it s over It s a tease, not nearly enough It just didn t offer me enough at all I was left wanting so much and was disappointed at every turn I kept wanting some progress to be made between these two, but she was literally giving nothing away She kept putting him off, changing the subject, and avoiding their past She was strictly being professional and I just wanted her to give in, so it was really frustrating being put off for so long Then around pg 300 he asks her does she know how many women he slept with to forget her He didn t know And it didn t work Aw, that s sweet He slutted it up with so many women he can t even keep track of, but he did it to get over her, so that makes it romantic Yeah Right And then he tells her before they re going to have sex that he slept with a double crossing Russian agent name Sletvana or something Real nice You know these slutty, disgusting details of their past sex lives are supposed to stop Actually I d prefer they not be in here at all, especially this late into the book when we re supposed to be focusing on these two in the present, not them sleeping with other people in the past And it would ve been nice if neither had slept with anyone after each other, as some testament to their feelings for each other But it s romantic this way They didn t say the loved each other The romance just wasn t resolved In fact, nothing was resolved to my satisfaction at all What she brought up from the past she quickly dropped, never provided an adequate explanation This book was too much business with very little romance at all I was getting so sick of the killing and Cait s professionalism She kept things very controlled and it was so boring Cait kept wearing suits the entire time, and I know she took her job seriously but I just wanted her to let loose and show some warmth or humanity She was just tough and hard and cool and I didn t like her, especially when I found out she slept with two men she worked with I think, one of which was a one night stand with her partner, the guy that didn t care about people at all and was such a jerk and cussed all the time That reflected badly on her that she would never sleep with him when she didn t even like him Quinn was interesting Crossfire4 StarsA serial sniper is on the loose in Somersett, South Carolina and FBI agent, Caitlin Cavanaugh is called in to investigate Proud and independent, Cait has difficulty sharing responsibility, especially when she is forced to share with former Navy SEAL, Quinn McKade, who has always known exactly which of her buttons to push As the clues and the bodies begin piling up, Cait and Quinn will need to put aside their differences as the killer has them both in his sightsCrossfire continues the on going story arc revolving around a number of former military men attempting to acclimate to civilian life after a disastrous mission in Afghanistan While book 1 was of a contemporary romance with some suspense elements, this installment is a better mix of romance and suspense as Ross successfully merges the technical details of the sniper case with Cait and Quinn s second chances relationship.The murders are well plotted with just enough description to grip the reader by the throat without too much gratuitous violence My one small nitpick is the lack of foundation for the ultimate motive behind the selection of victims.Quinn and Cait s romance builds slowly but surely with excellent integration of both their emotional bond and physical chemistry The inclusion of their backstory only enhances the depth of their connection Again, one minor problem is the lack of closure regarding Quinn s role in the Afghan mission, which is left hanging As this in a continuing storyline, information will probably be forthcoming in the next book.All in all, a strong, action packed sequel and I look forward to Shane s book next. I wish I could say I enjoyed this book, but I didn t I thought the characters deserved a much better plot Essentially, it could have been a good story, but it just wasn t the characters really lacked depth and the entire plot lacked credibility I was so disappointed.