Special Forces: The Recruit

Special Forces: The Recruit

by Cindy Dees

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Meet the do-or-die warriors who’ll do anything for justice

Introducing the Mission Medusa series

Years of intense training have prepared Tessa Wilkes to become a Medusa—part of an elite, women-only Special Forces team. But all the mental prep and physical training in the world can’t prepare her fully to take on one of the world’s most dangerous men. The ultimate operative, Tessa teams with trainer Beau Lambert to track her target, but even if she survives, will her heart?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781335661999
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 05/07/2019
Series: Mission Medusa
Edition description: Original
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 147,569
Product dimensions: 4.00(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Raised on a horse farm in Michigan, Cindy Dees dropped out of high school at 15 to attend the University of Michigan where she earned a B.A. in Russian and East European Studies. She became a U.S. Air Force Pilot, worked at the White House, and was a part-time spy during her military career. Her first novel was published in 2002, and she has published over forty more since then with HRS and HQN. She is a 5-time RITA finalist and 2-time RITA winner and has won numerous other awards.

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Special Forces: The Recruit 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
BooksAndSpoons 3 months ago
I love the idea of the series the all-female special forces team. I haven't had a chance to read the previous series on the Medusa, yet I was super excited to read this and get an introduction to the new series. The topic of equality is very relevant right now worldwide, and the misogyny in the military is brought up here as well as the female recruits fight against the patriarchic hierarchy of the US military. When even the hero has to be educated and brought over to support the idea of women being capable to carry their weight in special ops, you know the road is all uphill for the female soldiers. I actually loved how the author underlined the fact that equality between genders, does not mean that all are necessarily capable to do everything, but that each soldier is used to best of their abilities with the talents and capabilities they have, and not been discriminated because of their gender. While most of the story is focused on the training, preparations, and the flammable, intense physical attraction between the protagonists, the last fifth of the story is an action-packed, potent fight for survival while completing the mission. The connection between Tessa and Beau is palpable, the relationship has that tabu vibe as it is absolutely forbidden for a trainer to have intimate relations with the trainee - anywhere in the work world. The discussion might not be if they care for each other but do they care enough to risk their careers and future for each other. I liked the story, especially the ending and conclusion, and I am intrigued by the concept - and I am invested to see how the personal relationships are played into the dark and dangerous world of dark ops and special forces. The author has a unique voice that she uses to tell the story, and she dares to take on some very sensitive topics, and for that I applaud her. ~ Three Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
Splashesintobooks1 3 months ago
Tessa Wilkes is training to join the Special Forces, determined to succeed despite all the physical and mental challenges the training poses. However, she's devastated when her dreams are thwarted and she's thrown off the training in a very dramatic manner in front of her fellow (male) recruits. She's escorted off base by Beau Lambert, believing she's travelling to Phoenix but that turns out to be a code name. She's actually going to be given very secret, personal training by Beau. He's worked in the Special Forces until he seriously injured his knee during a mission. Now he's trying to prove that women have no role in the Special Forces . . . . but Tessa Wilkes might just change his mind and become the first in a new, elite, women-only Special Forces team, the Medusa, if only he can keep his mind on his goals and not on his attraction to her! This is the start of a new series. I liked the ideas behind this story and it has a fantastic, action packed ending. It should prove to be an intriguing series and I look forward to finding out how it develops.I requested and was gifted a copy of this book via NetGalley. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.