Friday, December 18, 2015

Review ~ TARGET ENGAGED by M.L. Buchman

Target Engaged (Delta Force, #1)
by: M.L. Buchman
Series: Delta Force
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Kyle Reeves was trained by his father to do one thing: be the very best. So he isn't daunted by the Delta Force selection process—the toughest military training on earth—or when the very best woman falls into his arms.

Carla Anderson buried her heart in Arlington when she lost her mother and brother to combat. She wants nothing more than to give her all in the line of duty until she too is laid down beside them, and Delta training might just be the challenge she's looking for. Little did she know, the true challenge was coming in the shape of a sexy, alpha-male military operative.

Surviving brutal training is just the beginning of the merciless path to Delta, but it's also the dawn of the hottest passion Kyle and Carla have ever known…
As far as military romances go, Target Engaged has to be the most well-balanced one that I have read.  M.L. Buchman did a great job of making sure that it had equal parts romance and military operations.  Oddly enough, there was plenty of death and destruction but it never overshadowed the romance between newly graduated Delta operatives Carla Anderson and Kyle Reeves.

As the main character, Sergeant Carla Anderson is introduced as a heart-broken Army overachiever that has just been accepted into the elite Delta Force.  She is the first female to get accepted into the program.  Carla has an alcoholic for a father and has since buried her military mother and brother.  She is as tough as they come.  Sergeant Kyle Reeves is a former Green Beret whose accomplishments also put him into the Delta Force training program.  Throughout their training, Carla and Kyle push each other to be the best in the field and in bed.  They have a scorching hot attraction to each other that makes it hard for them to keep their clothes on when they are together.  They also become complementary pieces to their Delta Force Unit.  There is no denying how much they mean to each other.  The only problem is that only one of them is capable of falling in love.

I truly enjoyed Target Engaged.  There was so much going on during and in between missions that it took longer than usual for me to read.  The mission details were very specific but I was thoroughly entertained with all of the kill shots and blowing things up. As a Unit, they had fun obliterating their targets.  They handled their missions with precision and style that made it seem like The Unit had been together for years.  At some point, one of them gets taken captive and it’s impressive to see how they go about rescuing their leader.  I’m looking forward to future books.

**Received a copy from Sourcebooks Casablanca in exchange for an honest unbiased opinion.**

Rating: 5

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