The Edge of Courage

The Edge of Courage

by Elaine Levine

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Step into Elaine Levine's exciting new series of alpha warriors--products of the government's secret corps of assassins called the Red Team:

Haunted by memories he cannot reach, stalked by an enemy bent on revenge . . .

Rocco Silas has come home to Wyoming after long years as a Red Team operative in Afghanistan. It isn't easy returning to civilian life, especially burdened as he is with a staggering case of PTSD or hunted as he is by an enemy determined to seek an eye-for-eye--neither of which can he battle until he confronts the truth of what happened one fateful day in the high mountain ranges of the Hindu Kush.

. . . She alone holds the key to his sanity.

Mandy Fielding's dream of opening a therapeutic riding center on her family's ranch is almost within her grasp--until she hires Rocco Silas, a dangerous ex-Spec Ops friend of her brother's. His haunted eyes and passionate touch promise a love she never dared believe possible. Can they confront the truth of his past and build a future together or will the enemy stalking him destroy them both?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940159111579
Publisher: Elaine Levine
Publication date: 04/27/2012
Series: Red Team Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 7,355
File size: 444 KB

About the Author

Elaine Levine lives in the mountains of Colorado with her husband and a rescued pit bull/bull mastiff mix. In addition to writing the Red Team romantic suspense series, she’s the author of several books in the historical western romance series Men of Defiance. She also has a novel in the multi-author series, Sleeper SEALs.

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The Edge of Courage: Red Team: Book 1 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
SmittenWithReading More than 1 year ago
My Review: OMG, what an amazing, wonderful book and start to this series. I am a HUGE romantic suspense fan and this book is right up there with the best of the best. Such a good book and you all are going to LOVE Red Team... This book is Rocco's book. He's been deep undercover in Afghanistan for years. Unfortunately, that ended and everything went to hell. There was a massive explosion in the village where he was living, costing him everything...even seemingly his sanity. He's back in the US and managed to fake his way out of the military's health care, but he was covering up a ton to do it. He is nowhere close to being healed. PTSD seems too mild of a description for the hell that he's going through (I know, right?!?) OMG, my heart simply ached for this guy. Then there's Mandy. She's building a therapeutic equestrian center in Wyoming. She's Kit's (part of Red Team) sister and he's sent Rocco to her to Mandy because someone is sabotaging the work on the Center and help Rocco because Kit knows that Rocco is in a really bad place and Mandy can help him recover. I loved both of the main characters, but I absolutely fell in love with every other character in this book...and there are a bunch of them. You get glimpses into several of their stories and I am so excited. This was an amazing first book, but already the basis is there for many more books to come. There are a total of 9 guys on this team and each and every one of them has a great story to tell. Closest to Rocco are Kit and Blade. Kit's story is already so intriguing, but Blade's had a bit of a cliffhanger in this one so I am dying as to whose story is coming next. The setting for this series is Wyoming ranch gorgeous and it provides such amazing ambiance for the series. As a Texas gal, I love the ranch settings here. Everything about this book was well-done. The suspense was fabulous. The romance was breathtaking...Really, really gorgeous, emotional, and beautiful. The story provided so many gorgeous moments full of emotion. I laughed and I definitely cried. Such a great book. Elaine Levine, you have a new fan!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book. Different from the normal story line where the hero is whole and tough, a nice change.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this first book in a new series. I enjoy Elaine Levine's writing and this did not fail in suspense, love and healing. Can't wait for the next book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Adventure romance what more can one ask for. Great read.
Cynthia181 More than 1 year ago
Wow A well written story that is hard to put down. It makes you understand what some of military people come back with after serving.
MRR62 More than 1 year ago
This could be a good story, combining a retired undercover soldier suffering from severe PTSD with a person developing a therapy ranch, but dealing with issues of vandalism and sabotage. The writing is generally good, though some scenes are drawn on beyond the storyline so the reader is tempted to skim to get back to the storyline. Towards the end, the author seems to lose focus on this story and the main characters as the next story in the series is introduced--but this story's characters seem mostly unaffected by the abduction of their friend and neighbor. I received this as the first book in a bundle of three, but I'm suspecting I may not read the other two...
JAB4422 More than 1 year ago
Rocco had lived in Afghanistan for many years where he was on an extremely difficult uncover assignment. When he returned to the States he was suffering from a severe case of PTSD. His friend, Kit, asked Rocco to help his sister Mandy around her property where she’s in the process of constructing a rehabilitation centre with horses. A lot of strange things are happening on Mandy's property and Kit wants Rocco to try to figure out what is going on and keep Mandy safe. This was a well written, descriptive book but I thought the descriptions in this one went on too long so that I skimmed a lot of it. I felt sorry for Rocco with his extremely traumatic PTSD. I liked the way Mandy understood his issues and was able to talk to him calmly, bringing him back to reality. Mandy was not afraid of Rocco and was a big help in stabilizing him. It was good to see Rocco ease up on himself and to see the attraction form between these two. Generally, I enjoyed The Edge Of Courage but there were a couple of things in the last few chapters of this book that I didn't like which left me not loving this story.
maggiecoCO More than 1 year ago
I just started reading this author and look forward to the new Red Team books. Well written with great characters.
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enjoyed this new author and will look for the next book.
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I have read this author's Western Romance books --all of them--and love her writing style. So I wanted to read her new book series. Super great book! A great deal more violence than I am used to in a Romance book but Rocco became so endearing when we find out what he went through. This book has a beautiful love story.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read a lot of books this year, but very few have equaled this in romance and action. Kudos to the author. Looking forward to more in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story...romance,suspence.action....cant wait for the other stories and more of mandy and zavi etc
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As usual great book from this author. Im looking forward to the next onein this series
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, really looking forward to the next two books in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
yet another great book by Elaine Levine. Left you wanting to read the second book. I can not wait.
Fictional_Candy More than 1 year ago
I love it when a book can catch me by surprise – and The Edge of Courage certainly did that, in spades!  This book tells the story of a military man, Rocco, and this is his journey to find out who he is, come to terms with who he has been, and realize the man he can be.  I laughed, I cried, I squirmed, and I cried in joy.  The Edge of Courage is book one in the Red Team series, and it is definitely one heck of a start. Rocco suffers from PTSD pretty bad after returning home from Afghanistan.  He has nightmares, depression, guilt… he’s not in a great place.  In fact, horrible would be an upgrade from the world he is living in.  Right away you know he is a real man, even though he is a bit down.  He’s a fighter, he fights for what is right.  He protects his own.  He was deep undercover overseas for the better part of a decade.  When the you know what hit the fan, no one came for him.  Well, that is, except Kit and Blade.  Bros. The government didn’t really help him as well as they should have when he got home.  But when the government fails him, that’s when his friends step in.  So he owes them one.  One day Kit says his sister needs help on her horse ranch, and Rocco is off to meet her.   “She smiled slowly, still trying to figure him.  He wished her luck.”  Mandy is Kit’s sister, and she is trying to start up an equestrian ranch to help rehabilitate the disabled.  She is a breath of fresh air, as far as leading women go.  I really loved her.  She has a good heart, and she can read people.  When she meets Rocco the tension – all the good kind of tension – was thick between them.  Her persistence works well for her, and I often found myself cheering her on. I really loved the way the author built this world and the characters in it.  You can practically feel the dewy grass between your toes in the early morning as you walk the ranch with Mandy and Rocco.  You can see the farm house, and the ornery horse that needs healing just as much as everyone else.  The characters are so well fleshed out; it was a pleasure to learn about them.  Even when the secondary characters are introduced later, you find yourself falling for them each in turn.  Personally, I am crossing my fingers a man named Kelan gets a book soon and I can’t wait to learn about the girl who is able to steal Val’s heart.  And Ty’s book is coming up next, and trust me – after meeting him in The Edge of Courage I am eagerly waiting to read it! There are some steamy scenes in this book too!  Hooray!!  And trust me, they are excruciatingly hot.  I love them.  Rocco and Mandy are such a perfect pair.  As they fell in love, I fell in love with them.   They heal each other.  Rocco grows by leaps and bounds.  Your heart will break for this man as he struggles to overcome his past.  There is definitely some action in this book, and not all of it is the between-the-sheets kind.  Remember, these guys are from an elite military team.  And just like a businessman, sometimes your work doesn’t end when the workday does.  I can’t recommend this story enough.  Elaine is a fabulous writer, and this world will suck you in quickly.   So check out this book right away, and then check out Shattered Valor, which is Ty’s book.  It’s just been released at Amazon and B&N. Happy Reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
looking for next book