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Killing Time (One-Eyed Jacks Series #1)

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by Cindy Gerard

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“We can do this easy,” she whispered close to his ear as he groaned in agony, “or it can go real hard on you.”

Well, of course he wasn’t going to go easy.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cindy Gerard plunges readers into the heart of a seductive contest of wills between a


“We can do this easy,” she whispered close to his ear as he groaned in agony, “or it can go real hard on you.”

Well, of course he wasn’t going to go easy.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cindy Gerard plunges readers into the heart of a seductive contest of wills between a hard-living hero and a beautiful rogue operative who is on a mission to dig up the secrets of his past. Tension sizzles in this pulse-pounding first adventure in Gerard’s action-packed new series as Eva Salinas lures Mike Brown from the sultry streets of Lima, Peru, to the desolate Idaho wilderness on the hunt for the cold-blooded traitor behind a fatal military operation that haunts them both.

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Pocket Books
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One-Eyed Jacks Series , #1
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Cindy Gerard is the critically acclaimed New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the wildly popular Black Ops series, the Bodyguards series, and more than thirty contemporary romance novels. Her latest books include the One-Eyed Jacks novels Killing Time, Running Blind, and The Way Home. Her work has won the prestigious RITA Award for Best Romantic Suspense. She and her husband live in the Midwest. Visit her online at CindyGerard.com.

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Killing Time 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
~Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog Gerard not only took me on a wild ride of my life, but she also introduced me to my future book boyfriends, made me laugh and suck in shocked gasps, and of course, made me fall in love. ~ Under the Covers Cindy Gerard is a premier author of this genre. Each book she writes is better than the last. I shall try to refrain from fangirling so much but I only have so much restraint. KILLING TIME exceeded my expectations (and they were quite high). Mike “Primetime” Brown was introduced in the BOI series and made a definite impression, making me very eager to read this new series, the One-Eyed Jacks. Gerard’ s setup for this series is spectacularly planned. Even as she is weaving together a romance between Eva and Mike and riddling readers with action-packed scenes, she is still building towards the greater goal of introducing the One-Eyed Jacks as individuals and not just as a team. Gerard starts KILLING TIME with an explosive start. The first chapter infuses sexual tension (and frustration) with exotic locales and a little spark of forbidden danger. It works so well in capturing reader’s attention that they are helpless but to dive right in. Eve Salinas is a CIA attorney with the intent of exacting revenge. Eight years ago, her husband Ramon was killed in the same event that caused Mike to lose his team. As Eva corners Mike, a not-so-simple back-and-forth ensues. What I love about Gerard and her writing is that she is so good at writing male POVs. She has the unique talent that I don’t think a lot of female writers have of getting inside a male character’s head and simply letting those unfiltered thoughts through. I love that she lets the sarcastic humor rip through the pages. In dire times, it definitely lightens the mood and keeps readers invested in the characters as well. The one thing I should note is that while I liked Eva, I wasn’t completely enthralled by her either. I enjoyed seeing her strength and determination, but I don’t think she is my favorite heroine that Gerard has introduced us too. That honor still goes to Jenna. Speaking of Jenna…Gabe Jones has some great page time in this book and I simply fell in love with him all over again. SHOW NO MERCY is my favorite book by Gerard and revisiting the Archangel was great for me as a reader. I love how Gerard was so readily able to go back to the BOI and not have it feel forced. Together, the guys really make for a great time. Then there is Cooper and Taggart who made a good impression on me. Gerard creates this brotherhood between the guys so well that even though there’s bad blood between them, you know that they have each other’s backs no matter what. It melts my little heart when I see loyalty like that in anything. In this opening installment to the One-Eyed-Jacks, Gerard not only took me on a wild ride of my life, but she also introduced me to my future book boyfriends, made me laugh and suck in shocked gasps, and of course, made me fall in love. *ARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
4.5-5 stars What a great start to a new series!  We've met Mike "Prime-time" in the Black Ops series.  He's got a great personality.  We meet Eva because her late husband was on Mike's One-Eyed Jacks team.  On a  mission eight years ago, things go horribly bad.  She's on the hunt for answers, and believes that Mike will have them.  They end up working together to try and figure what went wrong on the mission that took the lives of so many innocents, and Mike's team.  Great story, great intro to the new characters, and absolutely loved the ending.  I love Cindy's writing style...I laugh, cry, and am intrigued throughout the story.  Cannot wait for Taggert and Copper's book.  AND..bringing some of the Black Op guys/gals back!
KristyJewel More than 1 year ago
So, I just fan girled out. I loved this novel. Mike and Eva were amazing. I loved how Eva was not a helpless woman but a kick ass woman who constantly pulled her weight.  I love Cindy Gerard's characters. Her books always bring a smile to my face and usually I end up with a tear in my eye by the end. I loved the introduction into this new series. I am glad that Gabe had a prominent role in this novel. It mad me Eeek in excitement. This book definitely gave me my BOI fix. I will definitely read this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## WOW. Another astounding read by Cindy Gerard. I don't know how she does it. What I do know is that she is freaking brilliant. This book was amazing. The hero and heroine had tremendous chemistry and the story had plenty of intrigue. I have read all the Bodyguard books, then the BOI books in order which ultimately lead into this new series. So I understood all the background info and connections. That would be my recommendation. It is so worth it. I can't wait for her next book. Note to author: more please!!
MsRomanticReads More than 1 year ago
Gerrard's lucky streak with military heroes and strong, compelling plots continues! A sizzling, sexy, heart-thumping, action-packed, knuckle-biting story from one of the best writers of romantic suspense. As a fan of her other series with the same attributes, Bodyguards and Black Ops Inc., this first book in her new series is everything I expected it would be, and maybe a little more. Cindy Gerard delivers sexy hot heroes who deal with danger easily and efficiently, and heroines who are their equal in many ways, and bring about a sense of calm in the chaos. It’s hard not to fall in love with her characters because they’re perfect as much as they are flawed. We cheer for them, we cry for them, and for a short period of time, they’re all ours to enjoy. You don’t have to have read the other series in order to jump into this book and understand who is who or what they do, but it might help. Familiar names and faces from her Bodyguards series and the Black Ops Inc. series pop up – to my utter delight, Gabe makes quite a few appearances in this book. If you don’t know who Gabe is, Gabriel ‘Archangel’ Jones, read his story in Show No Mercy (Black Ops Inc. #1). The blurb sums up the book perfectly, so I’ll just dive into my review. This book started of really strong and just kept going, and going, and going. I absolutely love strong heroines who have a bit of Lara Croft in them – I mean the kicking butt and handling guns like a pro. If that isn’t enough to turn on a Spec Ops soldier then what is? Even though Mike and Eva get off to a rather rough start, their chemistry is undeniable and a constant source of hot looks and quite a few hilarious dialogs. Mike is cheeky, cocky, and a smarta$$, and I loved him for it. But Eva can give it back just as good, and she does. Quite often. There were so many great moments of comedic relief during tense moments. I guess they even rubbed off on Gabe, or marriage has mellowed him out because even got in on it at least once. My point is, you feel like you’re there and a part of the moment. Where this story really shines is the plot. What starts out as a mission to unearth the truth of what really happened in Afghanistan all those years ago, and clear Mike’s name; it turns out there is so much more at stake – together they infiltrate a terrorist camp disguised as a cult, Eva learns a painful truth, Mike learns an awful betrayal, but gains the trust back of two brothers in arms, and somewhere along the way, Eva and Mike both discover love and trust. I couldn’t put this book down once I got started. If this is any indication of how the rest of the series will go, I will undoubtedly be devouring every single one of them. This series is not to be missed if you love military heroes and strong, compelling plots. I most definitely and highly recommend this book, or any book penned by the brilliant Cindy Gerard. Disclaimer: I won an ARC copy from the author in a giveaway. A review in exchange for the ARC was not promised.
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J: Very good story.
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KristiSimonsen More than 1 year ago
This was the first book I read by Cindy Gerard and wow, am I sorry I hadn't found her sooner!  Killing Time was an amazing story and you can't help but fall in love with the broken Mike Brown.  The whole slew of characters in this story will grip your heart and pull you in.  Can't wait to read more of this series and the other series with the corresponding cast of people!  They are all going on my TBR list!
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ajhKS More than 1 year ago
What a great start to a new series by Cindy Gerard, can hardly wait for the next installments!
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Romance,adventure,action = huba huba.
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wildcatkel More than 1 year ago
A Cindy Gerard book will never let you down. Killing Time another story that grips you from the first chapter and takes you for a ride till the end. Primetime Brown, a wounded soul that finally gets his redemption and a lot more than he bargained for. Honestly Do not miss this book, even if you have not read the others in the series this is a great stand alone, but if you haven't read any of them, what are you waiting for....get them now! You will not be disappointed!
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Allyson0 More than 1 year ago
I was completely enthralled in this book, ordered pizza for supper so I could keep reading!!! The suspense kept me on the edge of my, keeping my fingers crossed they would be ok!!! This book was part of the One-Eyed Jacks Series and Mike and Eva's Story! Not only do you have Alpha Military Men involved but heart stopping suspense as well!!!Mike was in the navy, involved in an mission gone wrong in Afghanistan that killed all but 3 in his team, One-Eyed Jacks, including lots of civilians! Mike was unfairly blamed but ended up taking the fall! 8 years Eva finds Mike determined to get answers about a supposedly closed case! Her digging into that mission has someone looking to kill both her and Mike! Mike wants to clear his name, Eva wants answers about her husband's death whom was a One-Eyed Jack! He was killed on that mission! Both have demons to face, answers to be found, staying alive, dealing with chemistry between the two! This was an excellent book! I highly recommend reading it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And she's back!!! I absolutely love Cindy Gerard and her ability to weave a story so intense and emotional that all you can do is keep turning the pages and BAM! Hello, it is now 3:15am and I just finished the book in one sitting. Looks like tomorrow will be a drag but it was so worth it ;-)
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I like it, didnt love it. I like a book with a lot of detailed kisses and lovemaking. This book was more adventures and suspenses than romance. I dont know if I'll want to read her other books.