Tuesday, November 5, 2013

[Kame's Review]: "Striking Distance" + Giveaway!

Striking Distance by Pamela Clare
Publisher: Berkley (November 5, 2013) 

Series: I-Team, 6

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Her past is a secret—even to her.
Discovering it will be the most dangerous move of her life.

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 rescue mission in Javier Corbray's fourteen years as a Navy SEAL affected him the way Laura's rescue did. No woman has stirred his protective instincts the way she has. 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.

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Kame has also reviewed books 1245, and 5.9 as well!

Kame's Review:

Javier Corbray has worked very hard to get where he is now. He is leading of a group of SEALs on a mission to capture Abu Nayef Al-Nassar, a Saudi national who is the leader of an al Qaeda splinter group operating in northwestern Pakistan. The United States wants him captured because he has orchestrated many attacks against United States citizens; Javier wants him because of what he did to Laura.  Javier and Laura shared an intimate weekend; both agreed to no strings however Javier’s heart didn’t get the message. He had intentions of contacting Laura when the unthinkable happened. Laura was kidnapped; Al-Nassar claimed responsibility and that he killed her. Their mission accomplished, Javier is returning to the helo when he hears,”H-help me….I’m…I’m an American too!”  

Laura is now tied with Natalie as my favorite ITeam heroine. The abuse she suffered - physical, sexual and psychological, is more than I can comprehend. She is strong and determined. She will find a way to build her life again, and she will go back to what she loves journalism. As all ITeam members she is great at her job. She is aware that her past makes her a target but she is determined to use her skills and voice to help. Laura is unwavering in her determination to take back her career, however she is unsure on how to work on the personal relationships in her life. 

“I can think of a thousand ways to make love to you bella, a thousand ways to satisfy you. Forget about everything but us. Just let me touch you.”

Laura and Javier are wonderful characters separately but together they are a very special couple. Because of their earlier connection you feel the chemistry immediately and there is a deep love. They know that life is precious and even though they promised no strings, they each left their weekend in Dubai hoping to reconnect, only to have that hope extinguished when Laura was kidnapped. Their hearts have realized this new chance is something rare and should not be squandered. Can Laura ever be with someone intimately again? Javier is the perfect man to help her find that part of herself. Where First Strike was filled with ultra steamy scenes; Striking Distance is filled with scenes that are both steamy and sensual. In Dubai they were both active in finding mutual satisfaction; in Denver Javier is determined to help Laura allow herself to feel again. Javier is brave, honorable and sexy as sin in this book.  He holds regrets deep in his heart that only Laura can help heal. It is fitting that Nate is his best friend, as they are very similar to the core.

This book is about a lot more than two former lovers finding each other again. Within the first six chapters I laughed, I cried and my heart raced. Danger and deep emotion made me turn the pages.  Laura has a lifetime slot on a terrorist kill list, but she refuses to let that shape her life. There are many times where Laura could have made a decision that could have been easier for her to handle emotionally but she is determined to do what is right, not what is easy. I myself find her choices both heartbreaking and courageous.  

I have been blessed to have finally read the book that took a place in my heart a year ago.  And I will tell you this book is more incredible than I ever anticipated.  I don’t know how she does it but Pamela Clare books just keep on getting better.  Out of the over 100 books I have read in 2013 – this is my number one – my favorite. One I will re-read again and again. I plan on getting the audiobook read by Kaleo Griffith for my iPod on release day too.

I received this book from Pamela Clare in exchange for my honest review; however it is pre-ordered on my Nook where it will live on my Home Page with all my other Pamela Clare ITeam favorites

     5 STARS!

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

*Note: The quotes used belong to Pamela Clare; Kame and TBQ's Book Palace do not claim them.


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 November 7th! Winners will be picked and contacted the following day (8). 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, Kame! :) Wow. Must. Read. Now! :D 

Have you read Pamela Clare's books before? Do you have a favorite? 


Until Next Time,


Latochia Bell said...

I am just going to start the series! Have heard such good things about the series, so I am anxious to start!!!

The_Book_Queen said...

Good Luck! ;) I am confident you will love this series, Latochia.


MK said...

I LOVE Pamela Clare books- I read all of them!

Janie said...

I'm a huge fan of Pamela's I Team series and her historicals.

Janie said...

The link to fan Kame Book Reviews on FB is not showing up.

Kame said...

Great to have you here Janie

Kame said...

Thanks for coming by!

The_Book_Queen said...

Uh-oh! I'm so sorry about that, I'm heading over to Rafflecopter to see why. In the mean time, here is the link to her page:


marypreston said...

It's been a while since I read any work by Pamela Clare - not enough hours in the day. I do enjoy her books though.

MK said...

Sent from my iPad

The_Book_Queen said...

I understand that feeling! :)