Task Force Hawaii, Volume 1by melissa SCHROEDER
He's got a killer to catch and no time for love. Fate has other plans.
Former Army Special Forces Officer Martin "Del" Delano has enough on his hands chasing a serial killer and heading up TASK FORCE HAWAII. He
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He's got a killer to catch and no time for love. Fate has other plans.
Former Army Special Forces Officer Martin "Del" Delano has enough on his hands chasing a serial killer and heading up TASK FORCE HAWAII. He definitely doesn't need the distraction of Emma Taylor. From the moment they meet, she knocks him off his feet, literally. Unfortunately, she's the best person to have on the team to make the connections to help them catch their killer.
For Emma, it's hard to ignore the lure of a man like him. Tats, muscles and his Harley cause her to have more than a few fantasies about Del. He'd never be interested in a geek like her, but she can't resist toying with him. When she pushes the teasing too far, she ends up in his bed. She convinces herself she can handle it until the moment he steals her heart.
Del can't help falling for the quirky genius. She's smart, funny and there's a sweet vulnerable side to her that only he can see. As Emma gets more involved with the investigation, she becomes the target of the psychopath. When the danger escalates, Del promises to do anything to save the woman who not only captured his heart but also his soul.
As a cold case heats up, two former adversaries discover there is a thin line between love and hate.
Seven years ago, Dr. Elle Middleton's world crashed and burned. She has rebuilt her life and found comfort in her work as the medical examiner for TFH. When a new case leads to a cold case, she is beyond excited for the challenge, until she finds out the one man she wants to avoid is her partner on the case.
Graeme McGregor isn't any happier with the assignment. The doctor gets under his skin in more ways than one. He's avoided his attraction by keeping his distance from her, but working with her has made it impossible to resist taking a little taste.
One kiss leads to another...then to a full blown affair. But even as they draw closer to each other, secrets from that long ago murder rise to the surface. The killer's determination to stay free leads to a dangerous confrontation that puts both of their lives in peril and could leave TFH in shambles.
She might trust him with her life but she's not too sure she can trust him with her heart.
Charity Edwards has never been a woman who liked to compromise–not at work and definitely not in her personal life. So, when TJ Callahan appears on the scene as their FBI liaison, she decides to take a chance on the slow talking Texan.
TJ doesn't like undercover work, but thanks to an old case, he has been tasked to do just that. He uses his position to infiltrate TFH to investigate Charity, a woman well-known for her hacking skills. His almost instant attraction he has to Charity makes it impossible not to blur the lines and he soon finds himself falling for the impossible woman.
When his assignment is revealed, Charity wants nothing to do with him, but she has no choice. Thanks to TJ's investigation, Charity's life is in jeopardy and he will do anything to protect her–even if it means sacrificing himself.
Meet the Author
Born to an Air Force family at an Army hospital, USA TODAY Bestselling author Melissa Schroeder has always been a little bit screwy. She was further warped by her years of watching Monty Python and her strange family. Her love of romance novels developed after accidentally picking up a Linda Howard book. From then on, she was hooked. She read close to 300 novels in one year and decided romance was her true calling instead of the literary short stories and suspense stories she had been writing. After many attempts, she realized that romantic comedy, or at least romance with a comedic edge, was where she was destined to be.
Influences in her writing come from Nora Roberts, Jenny Crusie, Susan Andersen, Amanda Quick, Jayne Anne Krentz, Julia Quinn, Christina Dodd, and Lori Foster. Since her first release in 2004, Melissa has written close to thirty short stories, novellas and novels released with seven different publishers in a variety of genres and time periods. Those releases included a 2005 Eppie Finalist, Two Capa finalists, and an International ebook best seller in June of 2005. Surrender was named top Category Romance by Authors After Dark, and she was named Author of the Year and Most Accessible Author.
Since she was a military brat, she vowed never to marry military. Alas, fate always has her way with mortals. Her husband is an Air Force major, and together they have their own military brats, two girls, and an adopted dog-daughter. They live wherever the military sticks them, which, she is sure, will always involve heat and bugs only seen on the Animal Discovery Channel. In her spare time, she reads, complains about bugs, travels, cooks, reads some more, watches her DVD collections of Arrested Development and Seinfeld, and tries to convince her family that she truly is a delicate genius. She has yet to achieve her last goal.
She has always believed that romance and humor go hand in hand. Love can conquer all and as Mark Twain said, "Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand." Combining the two, she hopes she gives her readers a thrilling love story, filled with chuckles along the way, and a happily ever after.
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This is the first three books in Melissa Schroeder’s exciting Task Force Hawaii series, which is a spin off from her Harmless series and what a great idea to put them all together. The Task Force Hawaii team works on a variety of cases in conjunction with local, state and federal agencies. These books are in the romantic suspense genre and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all these characters. With fast paced action and a thrilling story line you cannot help but be drawn into the world created by Melissa Schroeder. These books are exactly what I have come to expect from Melissa Schroeder, well written and thoroughly enjoyable. I anxiously await the next release in the Task Force Hawaii series. If you are looking for a series that is hot, spicy, romantic and suspenseful, then look no further. Seductive Reasoning: The first book in the series is all about Martin “Del” Delano, a former Army Special Forces Officer, who heads up the Task Force Hawaii team. He and his team are on the hunt for a serial killer and Emma Mitchell is the genius who is contracted to the team to assist them. Their attraction is mutual, despite Del’s best efforts to ignore his feelings and they eventually give in to their desires. Del and Emma’s chemistry is off the charts; sizzling and hot. However, no one counted on the serial killer fixating and targeting Emma. Will Del and his team be able to save Emma in time? I was equally enthralled with the supporting cast of characters and cannot wait to read their stories as I was with Del and Emma. Hostile Desires: Over the last 12 months I have found myself gravitating to the romantic suspense genre and in my humble opinion Melissa Schroeder is one of the best I have read. She brings the stories to life so well and her writing is of an extremely high standard. I thoroughly enjoyed Elle and Graeme’s story. In the first book in the series, Seductive Reasoning, they were often found to be sniping at each other. Now they need to work together to solve a cold case and ensure that a killer is brought to justice. Working together brings feelings to the service that neither of them wants to admit too or even act on. It’s a fine line between love and hate. There are so many twists and turns to this book that I was riveted and stayed up late in the night. I couldn’t put it down. Constant Cravings: This is book 3 in the series and I would recommend that you read the previous two books as situations are referenced from the previous two books in Constant Craving. I have found myself gravitating to the romantic suspense genre over the last 12 months or so. I thoroughly enjoy Ms. Schroeder’s writing style; not only does she bring the characters to life but at times I firmly believe that I am in Hawaii. I really enjoyed TJ Callahan and Charity Edwards’s story. Charity is a hard nut to crack, intelligent and an extremely talented hacker. When TJ is forced into going undercover again (a job he loathes), as the FBI liaison to the Task Force Hawaii Team, his target is initially Charity. What happens when he is instantly attracted to her? Will he let things slide, or will he do his job? What will happen when Charity finds out that she is his “assignment”? Charity is afraid to love and while she trusts TJ to protect her, can she trust in him enough to give him her heart? She may not have a choice as these two are really meant to be together; their chemistry is explosive.
An Excellent Series Melissa Schroeder has done it again! Created another set of characters for a person to fall in love with! Task Force Hawaii is definitely one of my favs! Seductive Reasoning: A great beginning to the series. It introduced us to a Hawaii team. Delano "Del" is brought in to head a special taskforce. Emma is new to Hawaii and living with her brother. While trying to start a new life in Hawaii, Emma helps the Task Force with a case they are working on. This also puts Emma in danger. When danger finds her, it brings Del & Emma closer. The connection between Del & Emma heats up but they have to find a way to keep Emma safe in the process. Hostile Desires: Two lost souls are brought together by work and an cold case. There were always tension between Dr. Elle Middleton & Graeme McGregor. But work for Task Force Hawaii always comes first and the team always knows how to put work before their feelings! Book 2 of TFH is just as great as the first! The crew is back, and it grows the connections that they all have. It also brings out Elle's story. With Elle having been distant in book 1, it was nice to get more of her life. She was able to show a personal strength and individuality that kept her strong through all the negativity. This also allowed her to be the person that people turned to for advice. Graeme was the right kind of sexy and sensitivity! Being raised with 4 older sisters he knew exactly how to treat a woman. He listened at the right time and built a woman up when a man had broke her down! He was just what Elle needed, when she didn't know that she needed it! Hawt Scot Love! The Task Force Hawaii Series is set in one of the most beautiful sceneries in the world, but like all beauty, Melissa Schroeder shows that there is a dark side. The TF works together to clear away the gloom and keep the team in tact! I loved this storyline. It was deep in how it showed a woman at her weakest moment, but there were always strong friends, family, and lovers to pick her back at. The men of the story were not MACHO... They were not afraid to show their sensitive side and they definitely loved the women who allowed them in their life. Melissa did it once again! She definitely has begun a series who has a great cast of characters and keeps you wanting more. Constant Craving: TFH has continued to be a family and continues to care for those that are close to them. So when one of their own becomes under the suspicion of the FBI, they band together and get to the truth. Charity Edwards is the TFH resident forensic expert and always worked alone. So when she came under the radar as someone who was being manipulated by one of FBI's most wanted criminals, FBI agent, TJ Callahan was put on the case to get close to the target. Who knew he would be drawn to everything about the woman. This story has twist, turns, adventure, and some danger. It is definitely one of those stories that you won't put down once you start. It also has all the characters from the previous books so you get to see what our other favorite characters are doing... Melissa Schroeder has definitely created a great series here and it keeps you wanting more!!!
I absolutely loved this set! Somehow Melissa makes it so you fall in love with each couple. I was really sad when I finished each book only because I never wanted to leave their world, but then the next book started and I was in love once again. I really look forward to any other book she writes in this series. I highly recommend it.
Loved this collection!!! Three intriguing tales of romantic suspense! Each book stands on its own, but I love the connection through the characters! They truly act and feel like a family! Well written stories with a wonderful balance of seriousness and entertaining banter. See how they deal with serial killers, cold cases, and cyber crimes while unexpectedly having to deal with falling in love! An outstanding group of individuals come to life and take us along some truly great journeys! Definitely looking forward to reading more in this series! I voluntary reviewed an ARC of this book.
I adore this series and love that I can find the first three books all in one place. I just re-read these three stories and discovered new things in each one. Escape to Hawaii with an author who knows and loves it. Love, excitement and adventure abound. SEDUCTIVE REASONING - An exciting, high energy romantic suspense from the fantastic Melissa Schroeder. Get to know the guys and gals of Task Force Hawaii (a mix between 50 and Major Crimes). I love that there are so many strong women in TFH. TFH is headed by former Army Special Forces Officer Martin “Del” Delano. There are those who are just waiting for him to fail. Failing to solve this murder may just be the ammunition they need. Luckily Del has a secret weapon in quirky genius Emma Mitchell who is under contract to assist in cases like this. The chemistry between them is fantastic and if they don’t kill each other they may just be perfect for each other. The supporting cast is fantastic. HOSTILE DESIRES - This may be Melissa Schroeder ‘s best book yet! Elle and Graeme will burrow into your heart and take up residence. We met Elle & Graeme in Seductive Reasoning (Task Force Hawaii, #1) and they were oil and water. They couldn’t be in the same room without snarling at one another but now they need to work together to close a confusing cold case. Graeme discovers that Elle is not the cold fish she pretends to be and had her reasons for keeping him at arm’s length. Now knowing he is determined to defeat each reason. Elle is surprised with herself when she finds herself rooting for him to succeed. The case heats up and so do they. Hostile Desires is romantic suspense at its finest. CONSTANT CRAVING - WOW! The best of the series to date in my not so humble opinion. Constant Craving lets the geeks have their day and boy is it fun. Of course nothing is ever easy and the good things are worth fighting for. I just love this story. So much fun and the characters will keep you enthralled. While this can be read standalone you would probably enjoy it more if you’ve read the previous books: Seductive Reasoning (Task Force Hawaii, #1) and Hostile Desires (Task Force Hawaii, #2). I received a copy of this book and chose to review it
Seductive Reasoning Task Force Hawaii is a hit and it is not on TV on Friday night! This has shades and a taste of Hawaii Five O but this has a romance along with it to keep us all happy. Martin "Del" Delano is the head of TFH and they are hunting a serial killer. Emma Mitchell works with the team on contract and she is a genius, literally, but she can see and find patterns that will help narrow down the search for the killer. These two are explosive together and even though Del tries really hard to keep things platonic he gives in. Watching these two fall for each other in the midst of all the pain around them was great. The characters on this team are outstanding and I cannot wait to dig into the rest of the series! Hostile Desires There was something about the sparks between Graeme and Elle you just knew they were going to ignite into flames of passion. Graeme is from Scotland originally and after serving in the Royal Marines he is now living in Hawaii and working with the TFH. Elle is from England and is the ME for the TFH and these two have rubbed each other the wrong way since the beginning. Now they are working on a case together and getting closer. This is a cold case and even though there is a mystery to be solved there is still a romance to brew. Oh, and don't forget Dumfries, Graeme's dog who seems to be more human than dog and just enchanting. I thoroughly this book and even though it is part of a series it can be read alone. Constant Craving TJ Callahan has been assigned to work with TFH as their liaison with the FBI but he is actually going in undercover. He is not happy about this assignment and something is not right about it from the beginning. Charity Edwards is the forensic tech for TFH and apparently she is the one under investigation. These two connect from the beginning and are made for each other. Both are intelligent, geeky, savvy, comic-freaks who throw off sparks even when they shouldn't. TJ is sure she is innocent from the beginning and when Charity finds out he is investigating her she want to hurt him. What really happens is this ohana comes together and does what it does best and works well together. This book can be read as a standalone but why would you want to!