Tuesday, October 22, 2013

[Kame's Review]: "First Strike" + Giveaway!

First Strike by Pamela Clare
Publisher: Pamela Clare (October 22nd, 2013)
Series: I-Team, 5.9 (novella)
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Warning: This story ends with a cliffhanger.

Just a weekend…

Laura Nilsson knows what she wants: a successful career as a broadcast journalist—and a little fun between the sheets now and again. What she doesn’t want is marriage or kids. When a ripped and sexy stranger intervenes to stop a couple of drunks from harassing her in a hotel bar in Dubai City, all she can think about is spending the rest of the weekend with him—in her bed. There’s just one little problem. Unmarried sex is illegal in Dubai.

… of no-strings sex …

Navy SEAL Javier “Cobra” Corbray is on his way home from a rough deployment in Afghanistan when he finds himself having dinner with “the Baghdad Babe.” What she wants from him—sex with no strings—could land them both in prison. Still, he’s more than happy to oblige her. She’s confident and sexually assertive, and he’s secure enough to lie back and let her make the first strike. But, as she’s about to find out, he’s more than her match.

… or the beginning of something more?
Yet, neither Laura nor Javier has any idea what lies ahead—or how this weekend of mind-blowing sex will impact their emotions. Will they act on their new-found feelings in time, or will they let something special slip away… perhaps forever?

Where to Buy*:
Kindle | NOOK 
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Kame has also reviewed books 1, 2, 4 and 5 as well!

Kame's Review:

Javier Corbray is a SEAL in Dubai for a few days to play tourist before he heads home to the South Bronx after a rough deployment. Laura Nilsson is a television news correspondent, and is known for her fearless and honest approach to reporting. When Laura is seated at a table near him it took Javier a moment to realize who she was; the Bagdad Babe - that is what the guys in his platoon called her. Laura wasn’t hard on the eyes, but Javier preferred women with dark hair and curves. She may not have been his first choice in women, but when a few men approach Laura’s table and refuse to leave her alone Javier leaves his table to ensure that the men leave.  Laura who wanted nothing more than a quiet dinner while she worked on a story found herself feeling a pull to ask Javier to join her. What started out as two people having dinner alone turns into two people feeling the zing of attraction in a city that premarital sex can land you in jail.

From the eloquent dedication to the last word of the Epilogue it was perfect! ITeam fans will not be disappointed. Yes this book contains lots of steamy scenes but there is a connection as only Pamela Clare can write between the characters, too. Javier and Laura both promised that this was a weekend with no strings, but in the end they both felt the stirrings of something more.

Pamela has a large disclaimer before the first chapter that this book has a cliff hanger ending; which makes sense as it is the Prequel to Striking Distance. So do not go into this thinking Javier and Laura will have their HEA at the end of First Strike, they do not, and actually if you haven’t read the blurb for Striking Distance you might think a HEA is impossible. Javier and Laura will have an HEA; it is just delayed until Striking Distance. When you read First Strike - make sure you have blocked off time to read - there is no way you will ever want to put this book down.

I received this book from Pamela Clare for my honest review. However once it releases I will buy a copy for my Nook; so it can sit on my Home Page with all the other ITeam books – yes it’s that good!

     5 STARS!

Kame received an e-ARC of this book from the author in exchange for her honest opinion.


Meet Kame:

Kame is part of a family of readers; one day she picked up the Nook she purchased for her husband and discovered her love of e-books. A few months later he purchased one for her so he could have his back! Kame’s Nook is never far, and she is hard pressed to pick a favorite book, genre or author. As long as there are characters that make her want to sit down and have a chat and a plot keeps the pages turning, she’ll read it.

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway ends October 24th! Winners will be picked and contacted the following day (25). Kame is providing the prizes, three ecopies of this novella. Winners may choose either Kindle or NOOK format. Open INT. Good Luck!

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Thanks for the review (and giveaway), Kame! :) I think your review speaks for itself--go buy this series NOW! 

Have you read this author before? Do you have a favorite book by Clare? Do you have a favorite series/author who writes sexy romantic suspense?


Until Next Time,
*TBQ'sthis post!


Wickedly Delicious said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Kame love your review. I am need a good shorty steamy read.

Kame said...

Hey TBQ - of course you can delete my name from the raffle - I just wanted to see the ways to enter LOL! Any way you can give extra credit if they are a fan of Kame BookReview on twitter or FB?

Warinda said...

Thanks for the review. I love this series and can't wait to read this one :)

Kame said...

Thanks for stopping by Warinda - spread the word about the book and the giveaway!

Bonnie Edgar said...

that is awesome, Kame!!

Marie R. said...

Anything Pamela Clare writes is worth reading!!!!

The_Book_Queen said...

No problem, I'll delete you. :) Yes, let me go and change that. I didn't notice that until now; I just duplicated the format for entries from an older Rafflecopter I used, before you came on board.

Kame said...

Absolutely! thanks for stopping by!

Colleen Isolde said...

Great review! I loved this prequel! Anyone who likes Romantic Suspense and/or Military romantic suspense should definitely check out Pamela Clare's I-Team books.

Kame said...

I knew you would love it - can't wait to discuss SD with you!

Melody May said...

Love the cover. Sounds like something I would like to read.

Karen L said...

Love her books. Looking forward to this one!

Pat Egan Fordyce said...

Good Luck everybody!!!!!

Kame said...

You are gonna love it!

Kame said...

It is fantastic!

Kame said...

Thanks for stopping by!

Dee Paxton said...

I love all things I Team and Pamela!

Kame said...

Congrats Karen
e-mail me the platform you want (Kindle right?) and the e-mail address to gift it too and I will send it on over. kamebookreview at gmail dot com

Kame said...

Please e-mail me the platform you would like the book on and the e-mail address to use for the gift and I will send it on over. E-mail to KameBookReview at gmail dot com

Kame said...

Steamy it is - Goodluck!

Kame said...

I just realized I never reviewed Marc's book Unlawful Contact - well I will have to fix that!

Bonnie Edgar said...

great review...Pamela so deserves the praise, she writes amazing books, I have read everything and anxiously await each one coming out!!!!

Kame said...

Bonnie - Thank you - she deserves every word of praise you are right - she is the standard I hold a lot of books to!