Risk Taker

Risk Taker A Navy SEAL fights the most important battle of his life love in New York Times bestselling author Lindsay McKenna s Shadow Warriors miniseries In the mountains of Afghanistan her daring rescues have

  • Title: Risk Taker
  • Author: Lindsay McKenna
  • ISBN: 9780373278572
  • Page: 128
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Navy SEAL fights the most important battle of his life love in New York Times bestselling author Lindsay McKenna s Shadow Warriors miniseries In the mountains of Afghanistan, her daring rescues have made Medevac pilot Sarah Benson a legend She loves taking her helicopter where others fear to fly the danger, the adrenaline and the distraction from thinking about her ownA Navy SEAL fights the most important battle of his life love in New York Times bestselling author Lindsay McKenna s Shadow Warriors miniseries In the mountains of Afghanistan, her daring rescues have made Medevac pilot Sarah Benson a legend She loves taking her helicopter where others fear to fly the danger, the adrenaline and the distraction from thinking about her own hurt heart.U.S Navy SEAL Ethan Quinn is man enough to prize Sarah s valor as well as her beauty But his efforts to reach his beautiful colleague cannot pierce her armor Can he prove that it s possible to find love in a war zone

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    • Musing says:

      Before reading Risk Taker, I had never read any Lindsay McKenna before. But, I can assure you, I will be back for more. From the wonderful characters, carefully researched and believably described action scenes set in war-torn Afghanistan, and credible dialogue, this story is a must for any who love to read drama and romance. US Navy SEAL, Ethan Quinn was the sort of hero you couldn't help love. Not only was he strong, valiant and heroic in his actions, he was tender, thoughtful and kind in his [...]

    • Claudia says:

      Risk Taker is my first book by Lindsay McKenna and I can assure you it certainly will not be my last. I have read military romances before, the story usually takes place in an exotic location and the plot revolves around international conspiracy or drugs or human trafficking. This book is the complete opposite. It takes place on an army base stationed in Afghanistan. It was refreshing to read about the harsh reality of the army life overseas and the still on-going conflict with the Taliban's. Th [...]

    • Harlequin Books says:

      "Genuine and moving, this romantic story set in the complex world of military ops grabs at the heart. Ethan and Sarah are down-to-earth, strong, sympathetic characters, and the chemistry between them sizzles." RT Book Reviews, rated 4 starsMiniseries: Shadow Warriors

    • Melissa says:

      Uhhhggg i couldnt finish it. Sarah went from being a badass chick to a total sap. The only love scene i finished was lukewarm at best. Also, was it just me or was the poetry nonsensical? Had to quit @ 57%.

    • Mareli says:

      Very very good. The story was interesting and full of suspence. I loved Sarah from the very start, she was strong and nice, she loved her work and she was ready to save lives, with no thought about being in danger herself. Great character!Her love story with Ethan is sweet.

    • Heather says:

      Big Bag O' Fluff #8I always wondered if there was a tipping point, but suspected their wasn't. Well, darned if I haven't found it. I can't fall asleep if I don't read before bed, but anything that's too good will keep me awake. Ergo, fluff. Like a small shot of Novocaine to the brain. Just enough to feel pleasantly fuzzy. Just enough so I don't lie awake worrying about North Korea which I can't do anything about in bed at midnight. Or maybe in any place at any time.However, somewhere between boo [...]

    • So, I Read This Book Today says:

      There is in every true woman’s heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity. Washington IrvingBecause I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, “She doesn’t have what it takes. They will say, “Women don’t have what it takes.” Clare Boothe Luce As we do at such times I turned on my automatic pilot and went through the motions of no [...]

    • Monica Cardoza says:

      Sarah is very good at something and that is hiding only that Ethan can see right through her. The only thing is that he is going to have to take it slow with her because she is a little skittish. She has to see that she is not damaged that she is a beautiful person not only on the outside but in the inside where it counts the most. When I read Down Range I was totally hooked on this series. I love reading stories about military people whether it’s about women or men. I love to see the differen [...]

    • L M says:

      Having read Lindsay McKenna books for many years I have always found them to be relevant, realistic, gut wrenching but at the same time endearing, emotional and heartwarming. This is no exception and may just be one of her best ever! Chief Warrant Officer 4 Sarah Benson, US ARMY, is known for her arresting eyes, thus she garnered the nickname “Blue Eyes”. The soldiers who surround her at Camp Bravo do not look past her beauty. They see her only as a woman they want to bed and harass her ince [...]

    • Susan says:

      Fantastic book, with an excellent balance between the action and the romance. Both main characters are portrayed with incredible depth. Sarah is medevac pilot in Afghanistan who has pulled off some daring rescues. When she isn't flying she holds herself apart from others, especially men. Ethan is a SEAL who is drawn to her beauty and the sadness he sees in her eyes. Sarah is a daring pilot whose early childhood has created a deep distrust of men. That distrust is augmented by the treatment she r [...]

    • Katherine says:

      *** Title provided by NetgalleyTitle: Risk TakerAuthor: Lindsay McKennaSeries: Shadow Warriors, #3Publisher: HarlequinRelease Date: 02/04/2014Lenght: 228 pagesRating: 3.5 StarsSynopsis: Risk Taker is the story of SEAL Ethan Quinn, and MEDEVAC pilot, Sarah Benson.Sarah is one of few females on a very male enviroment. Her being good at her job at rescuing wounded soldiers and considered one of the most beautiful women on camp, Sarah finds herself almost always alone. She both loves her job and fea [...]

    • Kimberly Rocha~ Book Obsessed Chicks says:

      Nicknamed "Blue Eyes" by all the soldiers on base in Afghanishtan, Medevac pilot, Chief Warrant Officer, Sarah Benson shoots down every man who makes unsubtle attempts to hit on her. This feisty lady has to work twice as hard as her male counterparts and still gets razzed by most of them, even though she consistently flies a Black Hawk into dangerous combat territory to rescue injured soldiers and bring them to safety. Sarah steers clear of men due to her troubled past and has difficulty trustin [...]

    • Kim says:

      4.5 starsThis is the first story I have read by this author and it will not be the last! Risk Taker was an unexpected but pleasant surprise for me and I look forward to reading the next book in the series that is coming out in March.Stories about Navy SEALs are always on my favorites list, likely because the type of man in that uniform is confident, cool in the face of danger, the ultimate protector and places family in all forms at the top of their priority list. Ethan Quinn aka Hawk definitely [...]

    • Rhonda says:

      4 STARS Risk Taker is very well told drama. Their is so much action, drama, romance in this story. I really enjoyed the ending. The characters are really likeable and heroes. There is a lot of poetry in this book that I liked but am not a good judge of poetry. There were a few love scenes that I skipped over. Sarah Benson is a Medevac pilot that takes some risks to save soldiers hurt in battle. Even when she is warned to stay away by her commander till it is more safer to go into rescue the woun [...]

    • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews says:

      Daniella‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book ReviewsReview copy provided for an honest review4.5 STARSThis was a fantastic read!!! I was in love with this couple before they were one. Lindsay McKenna drops you right into the middle of the action with so much detail and explains so much to you, you never are confused. I could feel the grittiness and was able to visualize Chief Warrant Officer Sarah Benson and U.S. Navy SEAL Ethan Quinn from the moment he sees her in the canteen at their ba [...]

    • Judyrudy says:

      No one writes a military romance like Lindsay McKenna. Risk Taker is a fabulous story about Medevac Pilot Sarah Benson and Navy Seal Ethan Quinn. Sarah has no fear when it comes to flying into harm’s way to evacuate an injured soldier while her personal life is another story. She was raised throughout the foster care system and endured some horrible situations. Ethan is a true Seal. He is fierce in combat but has a softer side as he keeps a journal and writes poetry. An incident brings Ethan i [...]

    • Kacii says:

      Such a sweet romance.Ethan woos Sarah in a way I have never seen in a book, or in real life. He gives her the respect she deserves, and gives her the space a strong woman needs. But he also protects her and keeps her close. Sara is a medevac pilot and Ethan a SEAL. It's so heartbreakingly sweet.The only thing I think this book lacked was conflict. There's all kinds of conflict, and without going back to 9th grade English and pointing out the person versus person, person versus self, person versu [...]

    • N. Kuhn says:

      I really enjoyed this story. Though I wish there had been a little more combat involved, what was in this book was great. I love the in depth look that the author gives you not only into deployment, but also into the life of SEAL's. This wasn't just "Hey, he's a SEAL." There was so much more to it. I enjoyed both characters. Bringing to life "attempted rape" on a base was perfect in this story. I like seeing real issues brought about in a book. The romance was sweet and well built upon. Having a [...]

    • Janet says:

      Let me preface this by telling you I enjoy Ms. McKenna's writing. I love her attention to detail and realism.If you like Contemporary Military Suspense Romance, you can't go wrong here. This book is heavy on the military action and very detailed. The characters however are so likeable that you are caught up in their success and interested in their actions. Ms McKenna strikes a good balance between action and romance, and I like that she writes strong women and men unafraid to express their vulne [...]

    • Allison says:

      I haven't read this author before and I am glad I got a chance to. It was full of a couple of great action scenes and then a very tender relationship between two tough people, Sara and Ethan of very different backgrounds. Ethan grew up in a very loving home while Sara had to fight to survive and is still haunted by it.The only quibble I would have is that early on in the book the author introduced a female friend of Sara and then she disappears along with a group of female pilots that are said t [...]

    • Merle says:

      Another Shadow Warriors story by Lindsay McKenna. This one involves SEAL Ethan Quinn and "Blue Eyes", the men's name for a quiet, solitary Medevac pilot. Ethan comes to her aid and finds out that her name is Sarah Benson. She is a Chief Warrant Officer while he is a Petty Officer, therefore enlisted. Fraternization is forbidden between officers and enlisted. They don't care. There are worse things hanging over their heads.Their story is beautiful and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.Their lo [...]

    • Jennifer says:

      Received ARC for reviewThis is the third book by Ms. McKenna I've read. The first one I DNF. The second one was much better and made me go back and read the last 4-5 chapters of the previous one. This book.Oh My Word.LOVED IT. Action, drama, love, hot sex, blood, more drama, more action all this good stuff. I think my favorite scene was with the cake. I got choked up.Now I have to wait till March for the conclusion of Ethan and Sarah's story. GGGRRRRRR. I knew there was more to the story cause h [...]

    • Pam says:

      When Ethan Quinn sees Sarah Benson in the bar on a base in Afghanistan, he sees someone he would like to know better. Before he makes his move, a friend tells him she is immune to men. She drinks alone or with the other women pilots but does not spend time with men otherwise. Can he make her break her rules? Can he make her see they can have a life beyond this base in spite of their differences in rank? Ethan is off to try.

    • Christine says:

      Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for the review copy of this book.This is a new author for me and one who knows how to get romantic suspense just right. I do love a good romantic suspense story with a military theme. With Sarah and Ethan, we got strong characters in a backdrop of Afghanistan. This is one story that was worked and was particularly well written. I liked the action side, as much as the romantic one.

    • Ann says:

      I love military romances, especially when the leading lady character is in the military. Lindsay McKenna writes wonderful military characters in her love stories. This is book three in the Shadow Warrior Series and Ethan and Sarah will continue their love story in the next installment. Sarah is an Army medivac helicopter pilot and Ethan is a Navy Seal. They meet in Afghanistan and Ethan helps her through some difficult times and they discover they have much in common. A heartfelt love story.

    • Dana says:

      Sappy with terrible poetry. I made myself finish reading it because I'll read anything. I would find myself almost liking it and then there'd be another terrible stanza. The military action scenes were pretty good. I wish it had been a special ops thriller instead a "romance" because that had potential. Maybe Ethan was a too perfect savior-type for me. That just doesn't appeal to me at all in storylines or real life. The poetry sent me over the edge.

    • Marjorie says:

      Risk Taker has you wondering at the end who is the biggest risk taker? Medevac pilot Sarah Benson for going in under fire to rescue wounded soldiers or Navy Seal Ethan Quinn who goes into dangerous situations? Or is the biggest risk the one they take with their hearts when they find each other? This book was so good I bought the next one as soon as it came out.

    • Sonia Root says:

      This is my first Lindsay McKenna book and I am so hooked! I love the military romance genre and she is by far one of the best I have read.Can't wait for the next in series so we can continue to find out what happens with this story.Raw, explosive and intense. Just the way I like it!Highly recommend this and any other Lindsay McKenna novel.Regards,Sonia Root, Book Junkie

    • Bonnie Drummond says:

      A Romantic Suspense story that is a fast action packed story that will have you realign to have a small look in what goes on in Combat. From the High Risk of flying in a hot zone to laying down gun fire from Seals to protect their own and the Medevac from harm. And the way bonds are formed in war zones and see what it takes to keep them strong.

    • Rinou says:

      I didn't like the overemotional characters. I can believe it from Sara discovering all men are not assholes, but from an entire platoon of SEALs I'm more skeptical. The action parts were well written and enjoyable.

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