Forever Blue (Tall, Dark and Dangerous Series #2)

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Overview

Blue McCoy was once the hero of Lucy Tait's teenaged dreams — quiet, dart and dangerous. After high school he left Hatboro Creek, South Carolina, to join the military. Years later, now a Navy Seal, Blue was a man who embodied all of Lucy's fantasies.

Now Blue is back in town, and Lucy is not the person he remembered. She's a no-nonsense police officer — and a woman Blue can't take his eyes off. But then Blue is accused of murder. And Lucy is assigned his case. Now their brief ...

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Overview

Blue McCoy was once the hero of Lucy Tait's teenaged dreams — quiet, dart and dangerous. After high school he left Hatboro Creek, South Carolina, to join the military. Years later, now a Navy Seal, Blue was a man who embodied all of Lucy's fantasies.

Now Blue is back in town, and Lucy is not the person he remembered. She's a no-nonsense police officer — and a woman Blue can't take his eyes off. But then Blue is accused of murder. And Lucy is assigned his case. Now their brief affair has became part of an extensive investigation, where what's at stake is critical — Blue's future . . . and maybe Lucy's heart.

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Editorial Reviews

Romantic Times
Thanks to Suzanne Brockmann's glorious pen, we all get to revel in heartstopping adventure and blistering romance.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587244551
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 7/14/2003
  • Series: Tall, Dark and Dangerous Series , #2
  • Edition description: Large Print
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.62 (h) x 1.24 (d)

Meet the Author

Suzanne Brockmann
Suzanne Brockmann
One of the leading lights in romantic suspense, RITA Award winner Suzanne Brockmann hit the big time with her bestselling Troubleshooters Series -- military/romantic adventures starring Navy SEALs and members of an elite security agency comprised of military and law enforcement personnel.

Biography

Although Suzanne Brockmann can't remember a time when she wasn't scribbling something (one of her earliest masterpieces was an action-packed radio play called "Mice on Mars"), she didn't begin to write seriously until she was married with young children. She spent several years trying to break into the super-competitive field of screenwriting before deciding to try her hand at genre fiction; and, it was only after months of intensive research that she finally homed in on Romance. In June of 1992, she sat down to write her first book. By year's end, she had completed ten manuscripts, and in August of 1993, she sold her first book, the contemporary romance Future Perfect.

Brockmann's first novels were stand-alones. But as her career progressed, she noticed that romance mini-series, with their opportunities for character development and intersecting story lines, had become extremely popular. Seeking to increase her readership, she decided to write a mini-series of her own. She found her "hook" in a magazine article on Navy SEALs and, in 1996, she released Prince Joe, the first novel in her Tall, Dark and Dangerous series. The alpha males of Brockmann's fictional SEAL Team 10 proved to be the perfect romantic heroes, and the series was an immediate hit with readers. Four years later, she launched a second series of military/romantic thrillers centered on the friendships, romances, and working relationships among a team of Navy SEALS and members of an elite security agency called Troubleshooters, Inc. Starting with The Unsung Hero in 2000, the Troubleshooters books have catapulted the author to the top of the charts.

Brockmann is known in the industry as a risk-taker, having written stories around such sensitive topics as interracial romance and homosexuality, In 2004, she garnered attention for her eighth Troubleshooters novel, Hot Target, which involved one of her most popular recurring characters, openly gay FBI agent Jules Cassidy, in a romantic subplot. Brockman, who dedicated the book to her gay son Jason, was not sure how readers would respond. To her surprise, the reaction from gay and straight alike proved positive. She stated on her website: "I love the fact that the world I've created in my books -- a diverse American world filled with the same variety of people who live in my urban American neighborhood -- has been so enthusiastically embraced by readers."

Brockmann's distinctive literary blend has come in for its fair share of praise. Writing in the Chicago Tribune, veteran Booklist reviewer John Charles stated: "Brockmann strikes the perfect balance between white-knuckle suspense and richly emotional romance." And USA Today has called her "[t]he reigning queen of militaray suspense." As further proof of her mainstream appeal, she remains one of a handful of Romance novelists to have made the leap from mass market paperback to hardcover.

Good To Know

In an interview with the online magazine All About Romance, Brockmann says: "I started reading when I was three (my first 'real' book was Beverly Cleary's Here Comes the Bus -- I remember this because no one believed that I was really reading it and I got really upset when my older sister took it back to the school library before I'd finished it!)."

A serious history buff from her youth, Brockmann has read widely on WWII and has been known to incorporate stories from that era into the books of her Troubleshooters series.

Brockmann loves music. She attended Boston University as a film major with a minor in creative writing but dropped out to perform with a rock and roll band. She also sang with and served as music director for a Boston-based a cappella group called "Serious Fun" and produced its first and only CD in 1998.

Brockman is married to novelist Ed Gaffney.

The mother of an openly gay son , Brockmann is a proud member of PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays).

In her writing, Brockmann employs a device she calls Deep Point of View. She explains it in an interview with the online writers' journal Writers Write: "In my books, I use subjective point of view, but I'm not satisfied with merely showing the reader what that camera sees from its perch atop a character's head. I bring the camera down, inside of that character's head, so we see the world through that character's eyes. We hear things through his ears. We smell what he smells, feel what he feels, think what he think. With deep POV, I write using words that that character would use. I tell the story with that character's voice."

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  • Posted October 28, 2008

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    Jennifer Wardrip - Personal Read

    Another great read in the TALL, DARK AND DANGEROUS series featuring SEAL Team Ten. If you're following this series, you don't want to miss this installment. <BR/><BR/>Plus, I just love Blue McCoy, and he and Lucy make the perfect couple!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2006

    Just Okay...

    Okay Plot. Blue is accused of murdering his own brother! He teams up with a girl from his home town to solve the mystery. Everyone is the enemy (the other cops, and people in the town) Luke warm romance. No thunderbolts here.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2005

    Very nice--Suzanne Brockmann knows how to do it

    I just read this book for the first time. For some reason, it is one of the last I've read of Brockmann's novels. Anyway, it was a very nice story--loved Blue and Lucy, especially Blue. Suzanne Brockmann really knows how to write a good and realistic romantic story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2005

    Blue McCoy wow!!!

    This book is just about as awsome as Prince Joe... Blue McCoy is a gorgeous, and very sweet hunk of man and Lucy is just fisty enough for him it was never boring, thats for sure I read it already 6 times and am going on number 7. Love Team Ten!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2004

    Wow!

    I read this book in a day and am still reading it. I must've read it about 10 times or more. I guarantee that if you read this you will become attached to it right away.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2004

    Another Winner

    This is a superb book. It was not as good as Prince Joe (1), but it is a very close second. I hope that there are many, many books in this series because the SEALs are absolutely wonderful. I read all three in this series in about two days, that is how wonderful they are. I am so excited that number four came out last week and am already anticipating numer five!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2002

    Good Book

    This was my first romance novel. I loved it. It has a good story that keeps you glued to the pages. I read it in one day because I couldn't put it down. Suzanne Brockman wrote a very good book about love,romance and the challenge of aquiring it. READ IT!

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