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When Tony Met Adam (Short Story) [NOOK Book]

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An exclusive short story featuring characters from the Troubleshooters series

Tony Vlachic, a ruggedly handsome Navy SEAL, has kept his sexuality a secret for years under the threat of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” That is, until he meets Adam Wyndham, a charismatic yet troubled film star. Tony knows that by approaching Adam in front of his teammates he’s jeopardizing his ...
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Overview

An exclusive short story featuring characters from the Troubleshooters series

Tony Vlachic, a ruggedly handsome Navy SEAL, has kept his sexuality a secret for years under the threat of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” That is, until he meets Adam Wyndham, a charismatic yet troubled film star. Tony knows that by approaching Adam in front of his teammates he’s jeopardizing his military career. And Adam, nursing a broken heart, has no interest in a relationship. Still, neither man can deny their instant attraction.

Tony didn’t become a SEAL by accepting rejection, and his pursuit of Adam leads to one unforgettable night. But the next morning, Tony is ordered to ship out to Afghanistan, and he’s forced to leave Adam with too much left unsaid. As Tony enters a dangerous war zone, Adam, back in Los Angeles, struggles with the demons of his past, while dealing with the very real possibility that Tony could be killed in action. Half a world apart, both men must face their feelings for each other—and decide if what they’ve found is worth risking everything in the name of love.

BONUS: This eBook includes an excerpt from Suzanne Brockmann's Hot Target. 
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345529879
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/6/2011
  • Series: Troubleshooters Series
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 62
  • Sales rank: 62,440
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Suzanne Brockmann
Since her explosion onto the publishing scene more than ten years ago, Suzanne Brockmannhas written fifty books, and is now widely recognized as one of the leading voices in romantic suspense. Her work has earned her repeated appearances on the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists, as well as numerous awards, including Romance Writers of America’s #1 Favorite Book of the Year (three years running), two RITA Awards, and many Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Awards. Suzanne Brockmann lives in Sarasota, Florida, with her husband, author Ed Gaffney.

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

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    I absolutely love the series! What book is jules cassidy's story? Does he have one? I would love to see how things work out for him

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    OMG, I wanted more!

    Suzanne, you wonderful tease. First she had me at Jules & Robin--who are "one" of my favorite Troubleshooters couples--because they're hilariously classic together! And now, now she's sold me on Tony & Adam...and their studly roughness! Yowza!!! I would have gladly paid ten times as much for a longer, just as entertaining, story <3

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2011

    If you like Brockmann you'll like this

    Was surprised to like this as much as I did. Liked it when they met in Jules' story and this proved meet the promise of that first meeting.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    I absolutely LOVE Suzanne Brockmann and recommend that you read EVERYTHING that has her name on it. I snatch her new releases up ASAP when they hit the shelves. With the addition of ebooks to my life I now carry all my favorites with me.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 9, 2011

    Loved It

    I was happy to see Tony and Adam's story told. I enjoyed reading it, I only wish it were longer.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2014

    Great

    Glad we got their story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    Disappointing from this author

    I love Suzanne Brockmann books but this one was all about making a political statement. I enjoy her way of telling a story. Jules & Robin's is a particular favorite. But this one was more focused on the political aspects of don't ask don't tell than on telling the love story of Tony & Adam. I expected much better from this talented author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    Love the series

    Love her books cannot wait to happens next the series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2013

    It's great to finally hear their story

    Ms Brockmann has been teasing us with Tony and Adam's story since midway through the series. I am glad we finally get to hear it. Adam is a great vulnerable and imperfect hero, and it is so nice that he is able to find happiness after losing out on his first love. How brave Tony is, to risk everything by comming out before it was allowed. I wish this had been book length, and I'm so sad that this series is over!

    Lets hear from a new batch of SEAL heroes soon, please, Ms Brockmann!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2012

    Bullshit

    This book is for fags

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    errrrmmmmmm...

    DONT COME IN THIS SECTION AGAIN PEOPLE ITS BAD FOR U READ SOME CRIME BOOKS OR SOMFIN BUT DO NOT EVER COME IN THIS SECTION READ THE HARRY POTTER BOOKS THEYRE NOT LAME THE PEOPLE WHO CALL IT LAME ARE LAME!!!

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

    When tony met adam

    Loved tony and adam! I would for suzanne to write another story about these two . I want see how their relationship develops .

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  • Posted March 11, 2012

    Loved it!

    Always love S.B.'s books. Love how she portrays tony and adam's love story in a classy way :-)

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  • Posted December 22, 2011

    Love Suzanne Brockmann!

    I've not read this yet, but I love this author and series, so I know it's going to be great!

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2011

    great short story

    Great short story . She is one of my favorite authors

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