Book 1, Ex Ops - Ex Ops
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From Best Selling Author Jessie Lane...
Some mistakes from the past haunt us forever… unless fate steps in with a second chance.
One ‘Dear John’ letter haunted Bobby Baker’s every living moment. It was the letter he’d stupidly written to his high school sweetheart, Belle, right after he had left to join the Army. The letter in which he’d told her that he wasn’t so sure they were ready for forever yet. Before he could let her know that the letter, and his second thoughts, were nothing more than a mistake, she disappeared from the small Georgia town they had both been raised in.
Fifteen years after the letter, Belle unknowingly walked back into Bobby’s life when her job as an ATF Agent forced her to work with a group of men secretly headed by the CIA to help her track down whoever was involved in funneling black market weapons to a drug cartel in Mexico.
Bobby planned to use this mission to try to soothe Belle’s hurt feelings while proving to her that their love was meant to be forever. He would use every dirty trick he’d learned since he had joined the Army to maneuver her back into his life for the long haul. Belle was not making it easy, though, as she continued to keep him at arm’s length in the hopes that mistakes of her own would never come to light.
Warning: Mature themes, second chance romance and a secret baby! <- You've been warned.
Ex Ops Series:
Secret Maneuvers #1 - Available Now
Stripping Her Defenses #2 - Available Now
Mission Delivery #2.5 - Available Now
Sweet Agony #3 - Available Now
Sweet Recovery #4 – Available 5/30/2016
Sweet Eternity #5 - Coming Soon
"This is another one of those stories that I find it hard to convey the emotions I had without discussing the reasons for those emotions - hurt, sad, angry, hopeful, anxious, scared, nauseous, relieved - any book that can put me through the ringer as thoroughly as Secret Maneuvers did is one I will recommend to EVERYONE. Even if you don't think you like Contemporary Romance, you will like this." Laura, Little Read Riding Hood
Secret Maneuvers by Jessie Lane was a suspense filled story. Bobby and Bella work to regain the relationship that they had years ago. Will time heal the wounds or will secrets keep them apart?
I want the next books in the series now
My first thoughts as I write this review is I want the next books in the series now! A new covert Spec Ops group series with plenty of action and men to drool over.
Bobby and Belle were each from different sides of the tracks growing up. But that didn’t stop Bobby from pursuing her and winning her heart their senior year of high school. Belle had a horrible home life that Bobby promised to take her away from as soon as he was done with basic training. But instead of coming back to get her like he promised he sent her breakup letter which devastated her.
Now fifteen years later Bobby works for a covert Spec Ops group. He still regrets what he did fifteen years ago but has been unable to locate Belle. There latest mission has them teaming up with the ATF in Texas and imagine Bobby’s surprise when Belle is one of the agents and she won’t even give him the time of day.
The emotions that run throughout this book are high. Bobby first has a lot of groveling to do but Belle has quite the secret of her own which has Bobby going off the deep end and adding to the list of things he is going to have to grovel for later.
There are plenty of great secondary characters – the other men in Bobby’s unit all play of big part in this book and you can see where there future stories are set up for their books. There are more but I think that would be too much of a spoiler so you need to read the book to find out who they are.
There is also an arc started in this one on human trafficking that I am assuming will be continued on through the series. I am looking forward to Riley’s story next.
I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
This book hooked me in the first few paragraphs...something about it just pulled me in and didn't let go. Grab your tissues...
This book is about Bobby & Annabelle.
First loves-promises of forever-their jobs causing them to be reunited and face their past mistakes and decisions -learning to trust again-failing-forgiveness. It had me on a roller coaster of emotions.
It is a must read. Can not wait to crack open the next book in this series!