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Forged in Fire Audiobook

Forged in Fire: A Red-Hot SEALs Novel, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Beth Brown’s dream feels so real: a mysterious stranger is gunned down during a violent airplane hijacking, and there’s nothing Beth can do to stop it. But Beth doesn’t believe in premonitions - or does she? How else can she explain the intense connection she feels to the gorgeous man in her dream whom she’s never met? A man she’s determined to save....

Navy SEAL Zane Winters lives for the job, relying on his psychic abilities to keep his fellow soldiers alive. No woman has been able to break through his tough-as-nails warrior mentality - until the day he meets a beautiful blonde who sets his soul on fire. There’s just one problem: Beth is convinced he’s about to die.

To save Zane and the other airline passengers - and to thwart the global crisis the hijacking will unleash - Beth and Zane join forces. But even amid the danger, they can’t deny the powerful force drawing them together. Is it merely attraction…or destiny?

©2012 Trish McCallan (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc

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    Cynthia E. Glass 11-05-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Fun, suspenseful and fast paced"

    I'm looking forward to the rest of these books coming out on audible. I liked that the hero steadfastly wears down the reluctant heroine. I enjoyed the secondary characters. But it the action and suspense that kept me glued to the book until the end.
    I have many books with Andrea Dawe and while she is not my favorite by far, she doesn't take away from my enjoyment of the books.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Darlene Yucaipa, CA, United States 10-06-12
    Darlene Yucaipa, CA, United States 10-06-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Intense"

    Wow, isn't really good enough to describe this book. The twist's and turns kept me right on the edge of my seat, through out the whole book!! Way to go Trish McCallan with your first book. I can't wait for the next one. This book is classy from the first page to the last. Do hope you stick with same format of lots of story and limited classy sex scenes.

    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    J. Hall Los Angeles, CA 12-12-13
    J. Hall Los Angeles, CA 12-12-13 Member Since 2007

    prplhart

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    "Action plot: Loved it; Romancy stuff: Ack!"

    Maybe it's because I'm in an action mood right now. (Have been really enjoying the Joe Ledger books and most recently The Grey Man books.) Or perhaps because I am not a romance novel reader. Some of the issues I had with this book are why...

    The action plot (foiled hijacking, rescue etc.) really worked for me. It was the romance part of the novel I found lacking. I was looking forward to the soulmate aspect of a "love story" unfortunately, I didn't get a love story. Zane is so excited about getting "excited" by a woman that this navy seal supposedly trained for high pressure combat situations can't keep his priorities straight. For example, they're on a clock to rescue three children and two woman and, on the way to find the only possible clue to their whereabouts and he can't help but stop to make out. These moments made me insane.

    The other problem I had with this "romance" was the handling of Beth's character. She is rightly thrown off base by this guys declaration that she is his soul mate. She repeatedly declares to herself that they need to talk. She says all of the smart things *to herself*. But every time starts the conversation she never gets to the point. Then, to make it worse, he pulls a caveman move on her, declares she's *mine*...wha? Then a few minutes later she's puts her foot down when THE MENFOLK dare to tell her what to do?

    These elements made me want to scream. I do not like stupid women and Beth's inability to have a conversation made her seem vapid to me. And Zane didn't fare much better given his inability to look at her without getting hard. Maybe this just isn't my genre. I prefer a mix of lusy and respecg and all I got was ludg.


    I still haven't decided if I will give the second book in the series a try. If I do it will be with the sincere hope that experience will have brought more balance to the plotting.. The end seemed a bit rushed...I found myself wondering if the publisher forced the ajthor to split a longer book.

    As to the performance. Unfortunately, I enjoyed this one better reading the book. The reader wasn't very believable with her male voices and I found it a bit distracting.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Books R Us 06-02-15
    Books R Us 06-02-15

    Say something about yourself!

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    This had everything you need in a romance book. Theres only one thing I would change and that is the timing. I would have liked the days to have been stretched out a little longer and more relationship build up between the 2. I know they are soul mates, but I didn't feel the love on Beths part. It was almost like just because they were soul mates the author left that getting to know eachother part out and rushed their love, not making it believeable to me. Beth pushed him away and then just gave in because they had a connection? I need more than that. I am looking forward to the next books in the series.

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    MW 10-08-12
    MW 10-08-12
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    "LOVE this book!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Forged in Fire to be better than the print version?

    I liked this one in audio


    What did you like best about this story?

    Navy seals and a love story...


    What about Angela Dawe’s performance did you like?

    Nice voice. She's easy to listen to.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I like the instant connection.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer o fallon, MO, United States 10-06-12
    Amazon Customer o fallon, MO, United States 10-06-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Paranormal and a Navy Seal....what's not to like?"

    This book was fast paced and kept me on the edge the whole time. I loved the whole paranormal angle…it works here. The chemistry between Zane and Beth was hot. She had trust issues but Zane did not give up. I hated when it ended because I wanted to listen about the whole seal team 7. Can not wait for the next book!!!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Frances FEDERAL WAY, WA, United States 09-24-12
    Frances FEDERAL WAY, WA, United States 09-24-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Sexy Seal & Gifted too-loved it!"
    Where does Forged in Fire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Highly


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Forged in Fire?

    Shot in the crotch (so deserved)...have other moments but this tops my list.


    Have you listened to any of Angela Dawe’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, both.


    Any additional comments?

    Story is action packed, suspenseful, lots of twist...that's Navy Seal alright...totally recomended...cant wait for book 2 because there are so many loose ends that i want to find out about...other than this cliff hanger, loved it!

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah Bentonville, AR, United States 09-18-12
    Deborah Bentonville, AR, United States 09-18-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Good Plot and reader"
    If you could sum up Forged in Fire in three words, what would they be?

    Very Good Story


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the plot and chartacters. Strong men and women


    Have you listened to any of Angela Dawe’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Don't know


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the men took the woman seriously about the dream without condensending remarks. I liked the team.


    Any additional comments?

    Went back to see if this writer had any more books as one of the other review did. She didn't. Would like to hear more of her work.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Leesa 01-14-13
    Leesa 01-14-13 Member Since 2016

    I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.

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    "Just averaage for me."
    What did you like best about Forged in Fire? What did you like least?

    It has alot of characters in this book so I assume there may be more books coming from this one. I like the concept of the story, but I did not feel it. At times I felt more emotions from secondary characters than the main characters.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The two main characters just don't click for me. The book has some very good parts but I never got sold on the storyline.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    Chemistry between the main characters.


    Any additional comments?

    Like I said, I love the storyline but for some reason I couldn't "feel" the relationships like I have in other books I've listened to. I would recommend something else.

    7 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    D. Lolley Tallahassee, FL USA 02-02-17
    D. Lolley Tallahassee, FL USA 02-02-17 Listener Since 2010

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    "Great story! Annoying reading...."

    Really liked the story, but I was less than impressed with the reader. Her intonation was just off - every sentence sounded as if it ended in a question. It was enough to be distracting and only the story itself kept me listening. If I hadn't already read the book and known that I liked it, I might have returned the audiobook.

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