Series: Black Ops Brotherhood, 5
Author: Bella Juarez
Genre and Pairing: Contemporary and M/F
Word Count: 128,324
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Dr. Isabel Vasquez joins Doctors Without Borders, insisting on serving in post-Taliban Afghanistan. She hates the pain and devastation caused by her country’s actions in that war-stricken land and openly protests US global militarism. While treating injured and sick Afghanis, she is captured and held prisoner by terrorists.
Navy SEAL Senior Chief Alex “Doc” Richards must find the war-protesting doctor who witnessed the effects of a deadly pathogen known to be in the hands of the same terrorists. He doesn’t count on finding a tempting dusky beauty. As a powerful attraction grows, Izzy and Alex find themselves working to stop terrorists from turning Afghanistan into a lifeless wasteland. A mysterious Turkish wanderer reveals a secret to Izzy that Alex has hidden since joining the SEALs.
Can Izzy submit to Alex’s dark desires? When Alex is faced with an impossible choice, can he save the woman he adores from terrorists who have her in their crosshairs?
Izzy refused to leave when the State Department ordered her to. She wanted to stay and help the locals in Afghanistan. That decision has come back to haunt her when she is taken by rebels. Now her life is in the very hands of those she dislikes the most…the military. Alex has put off speaking with the doctor who handled the breakout of the latest biological weapon and now the only doctor to experience its effects in the field needs a rescue herself. And then he learns of her dislike of military and he must navigate a Minefield of a different kind.
The fifth installment of Bella Juarez’s Black Ops Brotherhood finds our sexy SEALs dealing with biological intrigue at level defcon! But Alex is ready to navigate not only these dangers but the caustic tongue of a do-gooder doctor as well. I loved seeing Izzy and Alex as they found their footing. Their politics were complete opposites but the growing feelings forced them to look beyond those differences to work for the betterment of mankind. Ms. Juarez continues to give us action packed stories filled with complex romance. She never makes it easy for her characters to find their happily ever after and Izzy and Alex are no different. But even as she continues to weave an overlying story arc she allows the main characters an opportunity to fall in love. The chemistry between Izzy and Alex was believable and their struggles felt real. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Ms. Juarez allow them their happily ever after in spite of the danger that surrounded them.
Five Shooting Stars