TV reporter Laura Nilsson, known as the "Baghdad Babe," spent eighteen months in an Al-Qaeda compound after being kidnapped live on the air. Two years later, she's still wondering why.No mission in Javier Corbray's fourteen years as a Navy SEAL affected him the way Laura's rescue did.
No woman had stirred his protective instincts the way she did. And he wants her more than he's ever wanted anyone. As Laura and Javier's passion ignites, so does Laura's need to discover the mystery of her past. Especially when she learns that her abduction was not random - and that she's still a target for a killer with an impenetrable motive. Now Javier will have to rely on his skills to keep the woman he loves from being struck down before she dares uncover the truth.
©2013 Pamela Clare (P)2013 Tantor
I have read all of PC's books. This book seems to be so much more from her heart. All of her books feel this way, but, SD, is a couple notches above.
Ms Clare doesn't simply write a book. She creates characters and scenarios that are complicated, powerful, compassionate and most of all believable. I found myself wanting to add them to my extended family. She weaves characters from previous books into each addition to the I-Team series, keeping them all alive and active. They fit into Striking Distance seamlessly without taking away from the main characters.
The heart and soul Pamela Clare put into this, no matter how difficult it was dealing with issues she herself survived, was insightful and heart wrenching while taking the reader through the struggle both main characters have to move on.
Ms Clare is diligent to distraction with her research. Places, people, cultures and circumstances become so real due to her fine attention to detail.
I have read and listened to SD. Kaleo Griffith brings the depth of emotions to life. His appreciation for Pamela's work is very apparent. I read a review that commented on his portrayal of women's voices being less than acceptable. I have to say that this is true of most every book I've listened to performed by a man. The same is true for women portraying men. HOWEVER, that doesn't distract me from the story or the performance. Mr. Griffith truly gave me much more appreciation for the story. I certainly didn't put the heart into reading the book as I felt from Kaleo's performance.
There are so many. When Laura first saw Javier at the BBQ. This is hard without spoilers. I will simply say that at the end of the story when Javier gave Laura her heart's desire and the decision Laura made when she got it.
I will start out by saying that before you read Striking Distance, pick up First Strike, a novella prequel. SD is a stand alone book, however First Strike enhances the emotion and understanding you will have for the characters. First Strike is much more erotic than Pamela Clare's norm, yet it felt so right.
Now, for my giddiness over the release of this book. It was long awaited. I've counted down the days. I savored it as I read it. I love this book, it exceeded my expectations. I have hard copy, digital and audio.
Drop everything. Buy the book now! It's that good. Then go out and get all of her books, including her historical books, they will knock your socks off.
The I-team series continues to be one of my favorite action/romance series. I fell in love with this book before chapter one ended--I knew it would be good! This installment, like the others, deals with some rather gut-wrenching circumstances that, sadly, are a very real part of life for some people. Thankfully, there's a happy ending, but not without some bumps, bruises and super tough decisions along the way. It's a really fantastic drama with action, sweet romance, and a touch of humor. And best of all, you will love Javier, love, love, love him! If you've listened to the preceding stories, Javier will be just as adored as all the rest of the phenomenal male lead characters Clare introduces. Luckily one of the best features of this series is how Clare weaves the other characters into each of the subsequent stories, it's like a family reunion of sorts! Striking Distance is absolutely credit-worthy and could be a stand alone book but the whole series is superb, and I can't wait until there's another book.
Kaleo Griffith has done another amazing job bringing Pamela Clare's story to life. The depth of emotion, suspense, and sensual intrigue is amazing. Kaleo is hands-down one of my favorite audiobook narrators.
If I could have made it through without sleep, I would have!
I am a huge fan of Pamela Clare's I-Team series, as well as her historical romance. Striking Distance was eagerly anticipated, and it did not disappoint. This is perhaps one of Pamela Clare's best works - which is saying something because all of her work is well-researched, descriptive, steeped in reality, and full of raw, sexual tension. The detail and depth of story in Striking Distance had me hooked from the prologue through the last words of the epilogue. Pamela excels at telling a rich, multi-layered story full of enjoyable and memorable characters. Many characters have been introduced throughout the series and it is a pleasure to see them carry through her new books. This story made me laugh, cry, and root for Laura & Javier's HEA. And the romance? Pamela does NOT disappoint.
If you have not already done so, check out the Striking Distance prequel First Strike....you won't be disappointed!!
I don't listen to many more than once. That isnt because it isnt good.
I dont like the way he does women's voices. Not his fault. Some men can do it some cant.
I have read almost all of this series and have been a romantic suspense addict for decades. I seldom write reviews but the depth of this particular story appealed to me on many levels. If you like a book that provides multi dimensional story lines, reaches deep into a character to explain motivation and why/how they became who they are, then check this one out. Pamela's storyline reaches into our current lives. The men who service this country pay an incredibly high price and so do their families. The female lead had a life experience that forever changed her and one that most women can relate It is one we can relate to based on the headlines in our 21st century life. They are both wounded, found each other, and were able to help each other. EXCELLENT writing and story line. Thank you.
Striking Distance Ranks Number One in my Audio Book Collection. It has intrigue, passion, mystery and all the elements needed for a great romance. The leading charterers Javier and Laura are strong passionate people. Laura survived at brutal kidnapping, 18 months of torture, many attempts on her life, yet through it all show great strength and a strong will to live and survive. Javier is just what we all would expect of a SEAL, he is a protector, the one who strives to right the wrongs. In Striking Distance you will get a little in sight to other favorite characters from Ms. Clare's I-Team Series. This is Kaleo Griffith 6th I-Team Book. His versatility in portraying the characters in this book make him a joy to listen to. I have rated Striking Distance with 5 stars only because there were not 10 stars to give it.
I loved how patience Javier was towards Laura as she healed from the trauma of captivity. The Teddy Bear quote was the best of all times.
Yes I have and he just gets better with each recording.
Even though I did not get to set and listen in one sitting it was one I wish I could have.
This one was my least favorite so far. Pamela Claire's endings usually make me cry but this one fell short.
Kaleo Griffith does an amazing narrative as always.
No, plot didn't live up to my exceptions.
Enthusiastic listener =)
Loved it. Loved it.
Normally books that include my culture (I'm Puerto Rican) don't really depict a "real" picture of a traditional big family, but this author did a great job in researching and the narrator did great at getting the pronunciation correct.
Fantastic love book!
Will do anything for books!
So much drama! So much in this one! So so so funny. there are some absolutely great parts that made me laugh until I cried. This is a great series and this one may be my favorite! So often a longer series gets dull but that is not the case for sure!
The romance is heartbreaking, sensuous and satisfying. All the I-team books are fantastic, but this one has the most emotional extremes of happy and sad, fear and fantasy, good and evil, passion and penance. I love Pamela Clare's novels because she knows how to craft her characters to be exceptional but sympathetic, the plots extreme but believable, and really tell the story. But even the greatest literature can be butchered by a bad narration and I have to compliment the author for choosing one of the best audio book performers in the business, Kaleo Griffith, to make her books even better in audio book form. Bravo!
I love all Pamela Clare/Kaleo Griffith audiobooks!
Pamela Clare's other I-team books. Lots of suspense, mystery and hot romance!
When Laura is skyping her Mom and Grandma and Javier walks in the room totally naked!
It gave alot of emotions, laughing, crying.....etc.
I hope Pamela Clare writes more of these types of books. I also think Kaleo Griffith is a very talented narrator.
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