Striking Distance [NOOK Book]

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Overview

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 mission in Javier Corbray’s fourteen years as a Navy SEAL affected him the way Laura’s rescue did. No woman had stirred his protective instincts the way she did. 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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What People Are Saying

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“Packed with action and raw, sexual tension, Pamela Clare’s Striking Distance brings readers the edgy suspense, meaty subject matter, and intense emotions fans have come to expect from this talented author.”—Cindy Gerard, New York Times bestselling author

Praise for Pamela Clare’s Novels

“Romantic suspense at its best”—The Romance Studio

“Pamela Clare is a remarkable storyteller.”—Fresh Fiction

“Pamela Clare is a dazzling talent.”—Lori Foster, New York Times bestselling author

"Pamela Clare is a fabulous storyteller whose beautifully written, fast-paced tales will leave you breathless with anticipation.”—Leigh Greenwood, USA Today bestselling author

"An exciting, fast-paced romantic suspense thriller…Action-packed.”—Midwest Book Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101626344
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 11/5/2013
  • Series: I-Team Novel , #6
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 13,166
  • File size: 958 KB

Meet the Author


Pamela Clare is a former newspaper journalist and author of the I-Team series, the MacKinnon's Rangers historical series, and the Kenleigh/Blakewell Family trilogy.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    In the past I have really enjoyed the I Team stories. This one d

    In the past I have really enjoyed the I Team stories. This one dragged for me. I also was not impressed that the hero's injury story closely resembled that of Marcus Luttrell, who wrote the book that "Lone Survivor" was based on. It also didn't have an HEA that I could appreciate. The heroine's story also sounded a lot like Amanda Lindhout's, who wrote "A House In the Sky." I just felt like a lot of the background was lifted from current events with a little tweeking. I couldn't relate to the heroine at all, especially some of the decisions she made towards the end. Definitely, not a book I would recommend.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2013

    Just OK

    I loved all the I-Team books but this one did not engage me nearly as much. It just dragged on and on for the most part, breaking off the suspense and not getting the romance to fully take off. What I liked in the previous books was the build up of the suspense and passionate romance all at once. Everything was intense and you could not turn the pages fast enough. All that was missing here. Even the suspenseful plot was somehow predictable. There were clues so evident that I got frustrated waiting to see when one of the characters would pick up on them. Of course it was the heroine who finally put it all together while portraiting the FBI as the biggest morons, and our favorite male characters from the previous books following closer in IQ level. Disappointing because the plot had potential, a lot of potential, but it fell flat.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 7, 2013

    Striking Distance gets a special place on the Keeper Shelf. Fr

    Striking Distance gets a special place on the Keeper Shelf.

    From the moment I started this book I could not put it down. Now that I'm done I am emotionally drained and not sure I can leave a a worthy review. First off, 5 stars is not enough! Pamela Clare brought the pages alive and made me feel. I felt sad, I cried, I got angry and cried some more. She made me swear out loud and had me wanting to kill the evil bastard Al-Nassar. My heart broke for the pain that Laura and Javier had to endure. But through it all I felt the powerful love that was shared between Javier and Laura. A love strong enough to heal a wounded soul and make it whole again.

    We I-team junkies have our favorite hero's. We have polls and banter back and forth about who the number one I-Team hero is. Team Marc, Team Julian and so on. All I have to say is....Move over boys cause there is a new hero in town and he has captured my heart and I'm betting the heart of many others.

    Pamela Clare continues to write an amazing, realistic, edge of your seat story that grabs you from page one and leaves you wanting more!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2013

    Not good

    ## AWFUL. I liked all the I-Team books except this one. Oh, don't get me wrong, Ms. Clare's writing is superb as usual. It's the story I couldn't stand. Way too much sadness, devestation, heartbreak, grief and suffering. It was downright depressing. The year and a half of beatings, rapes and subsequent child was so over the top. And it bothered me that the hero stayed away for 2 more years after he rescues the heroine. He runs into her by chance at a BBQ even though he knows where to find her the entire time. So the book spans 4 years. Ugh, I read to escape not to be depressed. Won't be reading again.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2013

    Five stars for Pamela Clare's Striking Distance, an edge-of-your

    Five stars for Pamela Clare's Striking Distance, an edge-of-your seat emotional, sexy, and suspenseful page turner. Pamela Clare's I-Team is the inspiration behind a group of fans on Facebook called, appropriately, "Pamela Clare's I-Team." I became a member of this group a few weeks ago, and have truly enjoyed the camaraderie while counting down to the release of her sixth I-Team book Striking Distance on 5 November 2013. Luckily Clare had a remedy for everyone who was expressing withdrawal from one of their favorite series, which was the release of a prequel novella (First Strike) a few weeks ago.
    Like so many others I waited till yesterday (5 November) to read Striking Distance and quickly became caught up in the story of Navy SEAL Javier "Javi" "Cobra" Corbray and Swedish-American television journalist, now I-Team reporter Laura Nilsson.
    I do recommend that you read the two novellas that precede book six (Skin Deep and First Strike), as there are characters and motivations in both of these books that will help inform your read of Striking Distance.
    In many ways, this was my favorite I-Team novel as I admired both protagonists and also how Clare handled the physical and emotional abuse of Laura at the hands of her captors for two years - as well as the reclamation of her life. It was inspiring on many levels and also helped shed light on abuses that we might otherwise ignore.
    In addition to a tremendous amount of suspense and intrigue, a betrayal of friendship by a member of the I-Team (though I have a feeling redemption will be on its way for that character in the future), and what felt almost like a family reunion as characters from previous I-Team novels had fairly large supporting roles in this story, Clare offered a true sense of kindness and generosity of spirit between Javi and Laura as they became reacquainted with one another and learned to trust their feelings once again.
    Having met a writer under a fatwa (yes, that writer), I hung out a lot with his bodyguard, who was a slightly older and smoother version of Javi (if you can picture that). It's hard to comprehend the effect of living with a known threat constantly - and the hyper-awareness and stress that brings - but Clare captures it perfectly in this novel.
    I loved the plot twists and turns, the introduction of some new characters that I hope we'll see more of, and also the way that Clare concluded this book. I'm not going to give the plot away, but I will say that true love is represented here on many different and beautiful levels - and recommend that you have a box of Kleenex at your side as you read this edge-of-your-seat page turner.
    I highly, highly recommend Striking Distance as well as Clare's other I-Team novels and give this book five stars.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    Exceptional Romantic Suspense Pamela Clare has an incredible kna

    Exceptional Romantic Suspense
    Pamela Clare has an incredible knack for writing exceptionally well-developed characters and story lines that
    tend to have more depth than the average romantic suspense. Javier and Laura became real people, struggling
    to work through difficult issues that played out against the backdrop of a larger threat. I won't rehash the plot, as it is
    available above, but I will say this book made me laugh, cry and FEEL. I'm also continuing to think about this
    book, long after I finished the last page, which is always a good sign. :)
    I highly recommend this book to fans of Romantic Suspense, as well as anyone who is on the fence about
    reading a romance novel. This book will get you hooked! I do recommend reading the prequel, First Strike,
    as it will give the clear backstory about Javier and Laura. 
    This is a book that I will be re-reading in the future!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2013

    Downer

    Good book. Excellentvwriter. Life is harsh enough and i would life a book that lifts my mood. This book was too sad for me.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 7, 2013

    There are certain things I have come to expect from an Iteam boo

    There are certain things I have come to expect from an Iteam book....Heat, Suspense, Romance, a sexy hot guy and a woman with a brain, and Striking Distance didn't disappoint.  I loved this book from cover to cover.  I admit, I was given an ARC of this book, but I will also admit that I loved it so much I also bought the ebook when it came out so that I could read it again and again!!  This series just seems to get better and better.  I would recommend it to anyone who loves romantic suspense or just a good book!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2013

    Amazing!

    STRIKING DISTANCE is one of the best romantic suspense novels I've read in a long time. It is the story of Laura Nilsson, a reporter struggling to put her life back together after spending time in captivity, and of Javier Corbray, the SEAL who rescued Laura and who will do whatever is necessary to protect her.

    I don't want to spoil anything, so I will just say that Pamela Clare delves into some very sensitive issues, both personal and political, and sheds light on them with grace and power. Bring Kleenex. You'll need it. But you'll also leave this story feeling heart-happy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2014

    Highly reccommended

    I loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2014

    Roen to striking

    Note. Either of us can kill you. Also. Youre "sister" was the one who ressurected you countless times. How is that allowed? And youre against godmodding right? Take your own advice.

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  • Posted May 14, 2014

    Pamela Clare is the go-to author for exciting and realistic drama and romance!

    Pamela Clare novels have been a joy to read, whether historical or modern day dramas. Her research is apparent in all her books. All of the I team novels will give her readers an excellent picture of the city of Denver and the personal lives and investgative endeavors of the newspaper reporters of that fine area of Colorado. Her depiction of the crimes and the law inforcement department personel, while fiction, are very revealing and informational. And don't forget the hot, hot, relationships woven throughout each story! She has a way of puting plenty of romance and compassion in each story and making the characters very human and believable. I also look for her next story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2014

    Firesteel to Striking

    "Can I please be an assasain?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    Thundercloud &there4

    (&<_>there4 got it.))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2014

    Great book

    Great book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2014

    To author

    Keep going! -EHFANFICLOVER

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2014

    To Author

    I lover your grammar! Wonderful so far! ~Liv

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2014

    'The River' Chapter two of Starry Nights

    Lilykit waited until night came. She didn't talk to anyone, avoiding any conversation one wanted with her. The night finally arrived, the sky dark and quiet. Clouds soared over the sky, the moonlight being slightly blocked by it. She padded there, silently. She sat down, seeing Blazekit approach. When he arrived, he sat down. The light illuminated his light orange face, and his leaf green eyes stared at her with a look she didn't want to look away of. <br> "I was waiting for you behind the oak tree." Blazekit said, breaking the silence between them. "I thought you wouldn't arrive." He said with a sad sigh, but then his ears perking. "But you're here." <br> "Yes." Lily said, her ears twitching. "So... what did you want to tell me? You could've told me when I talked to you in the morning, you know." She said with a shrug. <br> "This is private, Lily." He said sternly, his eyes wide. <br> "Well. Spill the catnip, Blaze." <br> "I want to run away with you." He muttered. <br> "And leave my parents and siblings?" She said, her eyes wide. <br> "Your father is dead. Your mother flirts with any tom warrior around. Your siblings hate you." He said with a bit of a hiss. "You could leave it, Lily. And come with me." <br> "Wolfkit doesn't hate me. At least I think he doesn't." Lily muttered, looking away from Blaze. <br> "He could come with us." He said. <br> "You sure?" She asks. <br> "Definitely, Lily." He said with a smile. <br> "Where would we go?" She said. <br> "I don't know. We'll run from clan to clan, until we find the perfect one." Blaze said. "Anyways, I have to go." Without giving Lilykit a time to reply, he disappeared in a blink of an eye. <br> Lilykit walked off, her eyes worried. She was worried of those who weren't worried about her. And running from clan to clan? 'What?' She thought, waiting until tomorrow, when she will begin her journey with Blazekit and Wolfkit. <br> A journey full of surprises. <p> Comment your thoughts!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    Shatter~

    Okay, next question: Wat is the last part of my mate's name?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2014

    Darkness

    XD

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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