[Review] Taking Fire by Cindy Gerard

About the book

Taking Fire
(One-Eyed Jacks #4)
by Cindy Gerard

ebook, 384 pages
Pocket Books
Publication Date: February 23rd 2016
ASIN: B010MHAFXW

Betrayal. Retribution. Redemption?

Six years ago, tough-as-nails military contractor Bobby Taggart met the woman of his dreams in war-torn Kabul—a sexy, whip-smart war correspondent who approached him at a local bar, took him to bed, made him fall in love…and then mysteriously disappeared. In her wake, the terrorist leader he’d been mining for valuable intel was assassinated—then Bobby discovered his phone had been bugged. And he’s pretty damn sure he’s been played for a fool…

review~ Book generously provided by NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion

It’s confession time, guys: I have had the ARC of Taking Fire since around January and only just finished it. My reason for being so late was the fact that I was afraid. Afraid of not liking it. I loved Cindy Gerard’s BOI’s series and I didn’t want to be disappointed by Taking Fire. Also I haven’t read the three previous books of the One-Eyed Jacks series.

Now after reading it I wish I could travel back in time and scold my old self for not starting this book earlier. Except for the overly long prologue – lasted till 27% – I liked Taking Fire a lot.

It was action-packed, the suspense was high and I really like the pair this book featured.

I can’t really say anything about the story without it being a major spoiler, except maybe that I liked how it and the characters developed. The ending was really awesome.

What I also liked was though this is an action book it focused more around the character relationships then other books of the same genre I know. I liked it.

Cindy Gerard’s writing style was as captivative as ever and I really like how she writes the bantering between the team members, hilarious.

Overall a really interesting book I’d wished I picked up earlier, but better late than never, right, guys?

Rating: 4 stars

About the authorCindy’s writing has netted her spots on bestseller lists, numerous RT nominations and awards, the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, a National Reader’s Choice Award and two RITA nominations.

Between writing and working full time you wouldn’t think Cindy would have much time for anything else. And while she does find her work and her writing rewarding, there does have to be more. Cindy has more. Much more. She is happily married to the perfect man. Tom’s a cowboy, ladies!

Cindy has a passion for pink depression glass — she always has her eye out for the special piece to add to her collection. Cindy’s down time often takes the form of the classic “busman’s holiday.” She loves to read and most of all, she loves to read at their summer place, a cabin in the woods on Lake Kabetogama in northern Minnesota.

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Ten Books I Want You To Try 05/19/15

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Ten Authors I want you to try

Ok, this week’s episode of TTT was a freebie and I’m generally bad at coming up with a theme myself. So Ten Books I Want You To Read was the best thing I could come up with.

1. Carrots by Colleen Helme: I found this book completely by accident. It’s a woman, named Shelby, who was shot in the head and now has the awesome ability to read minds. Also she gets into a lot of dangerous situation and the books are just so funny. And … Ramos is my favourite. He’s just … *sigh*
2. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout: Found this by accident, too, and I was in love with this after the few first pages. Because, hello? A girl that is a blogger like me (she actually inspired me to start this blog) and hot guys, also … Aliens? Totally sold.
3. My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent: Let me be honest with you, I wasn’t completely sure about this one, but after I’ve read the second one (my edition was a 2-in-1 book) I was hooked and read the whole series in a week.
4. First Grave On The Right by Darynda Jones: I won this book in a giveaway and I loved it. Charley, the main character, is my favourite kind of character. She’s sarcastic, funny, can see ghosts and she has this weird habit of naming her furniture.
5. Last Wolf Standing by Rhyannon Byrd: I actually started with the fourth book in series, but I liked it so much, I just had to read the other ones, too. Because, come on! Hot male alphas and women, who won’t take the shit the guys through on them.
6. Hotter After Midnight by Cynthia Eden: It was the every first book by Cynthia Eden I’ve read and every other book by her was just as good.
7. Show No Mercy by Cindy Gerard: I have this weird obsession with Black Ops guys and if you love action-filled books with a romance try it.
8. One Night Of Sin by Elle Kennedy: Hot MMA-fighter who liked to talk dirty, what else to say?

I just noticed I forget my two favourite of all time authors! Bad me.

9. Slave To Sensation by Nalini Singh: I love the world-building, the characters, the humor, just everything.
10. Darkness Dawns by Dianne Duvall: The characters are just like a big family. Love them all to death.

Ten Authors I REALLY want to meet 05/12/15

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Ten Authors I REALLY want to meet

Only ten? This is going to be so hard. (Please note: I can’t say Nalini Singh, cause I’ve already met her, otherwise she would be on the list)

Dianne Duvall

Cynthia Eden

Jeaniene Frost

Jennifer L. Armentrout

Rachel Vincent

Rhyannon Byrd

Colleen Helme

Cindy Gerard

Felicity Heaton

Darynda Jones

Top Ten ALL TIME Favourite Authors 04/21/15

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Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Authors

You realize that this topic is really mean, right? Right?! Because, come on! Who can choose ten of their favourite authors easily? This is just impossible, but I’ll give it a try. Please note: Involutary.
Also this is just a list, no ranking, because I ❤ them all the same.

  • Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Nalini Singh
  • Cynthia Eden
  • Dianne Duvall
  • Rhyannon Byrd
  • Jeaniene Frost
  • Ilona Andrews
  • Laurie London
  • Colleen Helme
  • Richelle Mead

Honorable Mentions (yes, I’m totally cheating right now): Felicity Heaton, Bec McMaster, Cindy Gerard, Lara Adrian, Gena Showalter, Kalayne Price, Jennifer Estep, Darynda Jones.

What are some of your favourite authors? Leave your link in the comment section below.

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing This Year 12/23/14

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I saw a lot of people do this meme, so I wanted to give a try too. This weeks theme is: Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing This Year.

Only 10 Books… oh man, this is hard. LOL

  1. I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have To Kill You by Ally Carter: Even though it’s for children, I want to read it. Don’t laugh at me 😉
  2. Chasing Power by Sarah Beth Durst: I love books about secret abilies, e.g. telekineses or teleportation.
  3. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken: I’m normally not that much into dystopia but this does sound interesting. No Kindle editions though.
  4. Sentinels: Jaguar Nights by Doranna Durgin: I saw this for ages on my recommendation page on Goodreads and I finally decided to take a look. Now I’m intrigued.
  5. Pride Mates by Jennifer Ashley: I read two novellas of this series and now I want more, but I’m kind of unsure if I really want to buy them. I would be happy to get them this as a gift though.
  6. Black Wings by Christina Henry: She is an Angel of Death, what else is there to say?
  7. Dying Bites by D.D. Barant: The main character is sucked into a parallel universe where humans are the minor popularity. Sounds interesting.
  8. God Save The Queen by Kate Locke: Steampunk meets Paranormal. I would have bought this ages ago, but the kindle version is just way to expensive. So I wouldn’t mind if Santa would get this for me.
  9. Killing Time by Cindy Gerard: I have already read the Black Ops-series and I will probably buy this next year, but I wouldn’t mind if I would get it as a gift 😉
  10. Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison: I feel like everyone has already read this, except for me.