Step into Elaine Levine's exciting new series of alpha warriors - products of the government's secret corps of assassins called the Red Team:
Haunted by memories he cannot reach, stalked by an enemy bent on revenge...
Rocco Silas has come home to Wyoming after long years as a Red Team operative in Afghanistan. It isn't easy returning to civilian life, especially burdened as he is with a staggering case of PTSD or hunted as he is by an enemy determined to seek an eye-for-eye - neither of which can he battle until he confronts the truth of what happened one fateful day in the high mountain ranges of the Hindu Kush.
She alone holds the key to his sanity.
Mandy Fielding's dream of opening a therapeutic riding center on her family's ranch is almost within her grasp - until she hires Rocco Silas, a dangerous ex-Spec Ops friend of her brother's. His haunted eyes and passionate touch promise a love she never dared believe possible. Can they confront the truth of his past and build a future together or will the enemy stalking him destroy them both?
©2012 Elaine Levine (P)2014 Elaine Levine
This is touching story, about the horrors of war and adjusting to life back home, it was heart breaking in places and I was glad for a happy ending!
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves suspense and romance. Ms. Levine tells a story that keeps you riveted until the very end.
I loved the compassion of the leading lady. Her understanding of a damaged soul. The leading man while brave and strong learned to lean on his lady to help him through his PTSD episodes.
I did not realize how much detail I missed when I read the book. I obtained a clearer understanding of the underlying plot to the story. He is a really good narrator
Yes it was and I did :)
I gave 5 stars to Ms Levine when I read her books. I wish I could giver her 10 stars for the quality of her work. Eric Dove did a wonderful job in bringing her book to life. I look forward to enjoying the rest of this series on audio.
Yes, That's hard for me to say too! I loved the ebook version. I have the entire series and now would love the entire series in AUDIO. The narrator sounds just like you would expect Rocco to sound.
When Mandy says if she has to fight the entire town for Rocco to be able to stand and watch the sun move across the sky.
Yes, in the Scanguard series. He was very good in that series but I enjoyed him more in this. I'm not sure why. I loved Rocco when I first read the book, but now I can hear him too.
Eric did a wonderful job with Rocco, as he talks you can feel his emotions.
Yes I did cry, two or three times. It was worth it.
The audio edition added depth and dimension to the written book.
There are many moments when the reader REALLY infuses the edge and grit that are a part of Rocco's character. He also brings off the beauty and kindness in M's character as well.
All except Owen were done really well. I couldn't visualize Owen's character based on voice.
Cant't wait for the next one...hurry!!!
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
The Edge of Courage is the story of Special Forces soldier Rocco Silas and his search for sanity, love and family. This book is also the first in her Red Team series and I can hardly wait for the next book... The Edge of Courage is defiantly Romantic Suspense - Hot as Hell and had me on the edge of my seat from the get go...
Rocco has given ten years of his life for the country he loves. Because of his gift for learning and mimicking languages he has spent the last eight years buried deep under cover in the wilds of Afghanistan. During this time he was gathering Intel and doing everything he could to get close to leaders of the Taliban. Rocco even married an Afghani girl and had a son, until one horrifying day when everything went wrong and life as he knew it ended.... After spending weeks at Walter Reed, Rocco is still seriously messed up in his head and runs home to Wyoming only to find that home isn't exactly home any more. Rocco tries to get his footing and ends up at his friend’s sister’s ranch. Mandy is nothing like he expected and everything that he needs and can’t have. However things are happening on Mandy’s ranch and Rocco won’t leave her until he solves the mystery. Little does he know that his nightmares have followed him and taken on a life of their own.
In this story we meet all kinds of people, eccentric small town residents, hot alpha military types, skin heads, druggies, terrorists, Hard muscled hot alpha men and cute kids. To me this book had it all and i will be continuing with this exciting series :)
Wow, I had such a hard time getting through this story. It truly was a struggle to like this hero he was so messed up. Major PTSD, repetitive thoughts, and then lets throw some Survivors Guilt right on top! UGH!.......
This hero, Rocco is so messed up in the head from Afghanistan the only reason I believe the heroine, Mandy likes him is because he is hot, it sure is not because of his personality. The chemistry between these two is just not genuine at all. The character development was very poor as far as Maddy. And Rocco character was just not good. Bleh...
There are some hot and steamy sex scene. However the last one stands out as pretty ridiculous at about 92%.
Here is the scene. They are both in a car with the bad guy, the car is loaded with a bomb, Rocco gets Mandy to jump out and run before it explodes, she does. About 2 minutes later the SUV blows up, of course Mandy thinks he is still in the SUV (who wouldn't) but no a few minutes later Rocco comes walking out of the smoke all dirty and smutty from the smoke. Mandy runs into his arms and this is what he says "Mandy I need you now, I want to be in you". So he takes her to an empty SUV parked a little ways away from the explosion and they hop in and have descriptive sex. Meanwhile, this whole area is surrounded by cops, the bomb squad, his buddies and her brother and they go bang in an empty vehicle. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!! REALLY?! That has to be one of stupidest scenes ever!
The story line and plot seemed to be all over the place, not cohesive at all. Needless to say I didn't care for this book very much. I liked it from 65%-79% That was the best part of the book. Yeah! A whole 14% over half way through.
As for the narration, that is the only reason I kept listening (and hoping the story would get better) I love Eric Dove, he is a fantastic narrator, he gives everyone a their own voice, the women sound like women and his reading voice is fantastic. He reads with emotion, yelling, coughing, whispering etc.. Just fantastic.
I cannot recommend this story but I do recommend the narrator!
So glad I got this book free on amazon and 1.99 for the audible whispersync. But I did lose 9 hours of my life. UGH...
yes Only persons interested in tis type of drama.
Rocco standing in the street watching the day go by very heartrending.
the narration was well done ,female voices not very feminine, otherwise the male voices are much masculine
Escaping the horrors of the Taliban
Best book giving the insight into just how defistating the effects of PTSD.very touching. Still do not to like the over the top sexual content. I like characters with moral values and responsible actions.That does not include sex in the back of the suv after a very tramatic experience.
a great start to a new suspense series with a collection of mouth-watering alphas to keep us entertained for a fair few books yet.
I love me a tortured hero and that is exactly what you get with Rocco Silas. He's home from serving with the US Forces in Afghanistan after being deep undercover with the 'Red Team'. He's suffered a harrowing experience and is now totally screwed up with PTSD. He's barely functioning, struggling to differentiate between reality and his brutal flashbacks and hallucinations. The only thing that seems real to him is hunger and he is practically starving himself.
Fellow Red Team mate Kit asks him to go stay with his half-sister, Mandy, who is trying to set up an equestrian therapy centre which is being hampered by sabotage and the first half of the novel is dedicated to Rocco staying with Mandy and them slowly getting to know one another and, of course, fall in love.
Mrs.Levine is a gifted storyteller, I cherish both of her series, Men of Defiance as well as The Red Team, to top that she added to the mixture Mr. Dove enchanting narration. Fabulous!
Eric Dove has a smooth, sexy delivery that just melts your thoughts and feelings. He manages to convey a wide range of emotions with just a subtle change of tone. He manages to make the sexual tension palpable, and has a delivery that keeps you interested in the story
Definitely the description of Rocco and Mandy's tryst in the kitchen. My other favorite would be when Rocco reunites with Zavi
I would have to say Owen. Even though he e does not have a great big part, Eric manages to convey the attitude of command and responsibility, and wee bit ofsnarkiness that is Owen
Brave, broken men, and the women and circumstances that shaped them
This is really a great series. The characters are morphing with each book. I really lime the way the books "overlap" for want of a better term. As one book starts, the next one is picking up right where the last one left off
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