When Danger Bites

When Danger Bites

by Heather Long

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When Danger Bites by Heather Long

Buttoned-up Corporal Kaitlyn Amador is dangerous on every level. As a human, she poses a threat to Marine Captain Jax Raymond’s special Force Recon unit. Though the team has a reputation among the other recon units, only their commanding officer knows their secret. As a woman, the danger posed is entirely different. Jax can survive the temptation for only so long before his wolf takes over and pursues what it wants.

Military intelligence specialist Corporal Kaitlyn Amador is the first woman in the Marines to be assigned to a recon team. And everyone’s watching her. Her mission? Not only prove herself worthy of her place in the group, but uncover the mystery of why Bravo Team is so successful. A mission that gets more difficult every time she’s near Jax...

Each book in the Bravo Team series is STANDALONE:
* When Danger Bites
* Bitten Under Fire

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633759701
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 05/08/2017
Series: Bravo Team WOLF , #1
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 332
Sales rank: 5,830
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

National bestselling author, Heather Long, likes long walks in the park, science fiction, superheroes, Marines, and men who aren’t douche bags. Her books are filled with heroes and heroines tangled in romance as hot as Texas summertime. From paranormal historical westerns to contemporary military romance, Heather might switch genres, but one thing is true in all of her stories—her characters drive the books.

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CHAPTER 1

Captain Jasper "Jax" Raymond leaned his motorcycle into the turn. The wind ripping past him filled him with a sense of exhilaration, and the engine's roar satisfied a more primal urge, the growl echoing that of his inner animal. His wolf.

Heading back to base after leave always felt a little like shedding his wild freedom for a leash. Not his favorite analogy. Fortunately, Jax liked the other wolves assigned to his squad.

Training and fighting together had forged them into a cohesive team — a team he ran. At home, he was just a wolf, a member of the pack, a strong dominant with only his family to protect and his alpha to follow. When his alpha had asked Jax to serve and protect the pack, Jax had risen to the occasion. Leading had never been his goal in life, but now on base he was the alpha, and he was responsible for all of them.

As he came out of the curve, he zipped past an SUV on the side of the road. It took his mind a few seconds to process why the car had halted there. The vehicle had a flat tire and sat almost drunkenly in the grass off the blacktopped edge. A woman in full dress uniform had the rear of the SUV open and was reaching inside, presumably for the jack.

Slowing the bike, he checked the road behind him. No oncoming vehicles. He turned the bike around and headed back. No way an officer in Class As should be changing their tire on the side of the road. The fact she was a woman might have played into his desire to render aid, but mainly, he was in jeans and a T-shirt. If anyone should be getting dirty, it was him.

Parking the bike in front of her SUV, he shut off the engine then dismounted. "Afternoon, ma'am." He kept his tone polite. Uniform or not, he was a big guy, and politeness went a long way to setting strangers at ease.

The officer in question stepped out from behind her SUV and eyed him. His wolf went on point the moment their gazes collided. She was gorgeous. But more, her deep, whiskey-brown eyes had a fierceness to them. His wolf recognized that ferocity, and it filled the man with the need to respond. The point of Class As was to provide a severe, if uniform, look to all officers and enlisted. From her buttoned-up jacket to her formfitting skirt, she proved alluringly female. The dark tan of her skin reminded him of a bronzed statue, but a hell of a lot warmer. Her dark hair held the promise of red where the sun struck it, but she had it all confined into a serviceable bun.

The image of freeing all that hair and satisfying his curiosity about the color and the texture flashed across his mind's eye. Wolves were tactile creatures, and she was so damn put together. Reminding himself her bun wasn't a ball of yarn and he wasn't a cat didn't a do damn thing for the mental suggestion.

"I'm fine," she said, her clipped tone perfectly polite. The chill in her voice jerked him out of his gawking. "Thank you for stopping."

"I'm sure you are ... Corporal." He zeroed in on the bars on her uniform. "It would be a shame to get the uniform messed up, especially since I'm right here, and I'd be happy to change the tire for you."

Her brows raised a fraction, and the corners of her lips tightened. They were full, pretty lips with only the barest hint of gloss. Maybe she'd licked them? He liked the lower lip; it was plump and completely kissable ... Why the fuck am I leering at her like some dumbass?

Pretty.

Yeah, his wolf had rather basic standards.

"I appreciate you making the offer, but I really can handle it." Dismissal hung in her tone as she returned to the rear of the SUV, but a quick grin softened the sting. "Really, I can ..." Were those last three words for him? Or herself?

She paused then blew out a breath.

One part of him said to leave it alone. If she thought she could change the tire without fucking up her uniform, fine. She was a big girl. The rest of him vibrated with the need to overcome her objection and take care of it for her.

The wolf won; it usually did in moments like this. Human or not, she was a Marine. It didn't matter that he served because his alpha had asked for volunteers, he'd been a Marine for five years, and he had two more years on his contract. He'd always been a wolf, and the wolf would always win.

For all intents and purposes, the Marines were his pack. He wouldn't leave a packmate to change her own damn tire, would he? Not when he was right there. The big question hovering in the back of his mind as he cleared the rear of her vehicle was, did he make it an order since he outranked her, or did he go for charm?

"You have trouble listening?" she asked him as she pulled the jack out and set it to the side. She had on a pair of work gloves. He admired the choice, but they clashed completely with the uniform and were a hell of a long way out of dress code. If she had the misfortune of encountering a senior officer — like him — she could get in trouble.

"No trouble at all, ma'am." Hoping a smile and a bit of a coaxing tone would charm her out of her reticence, he grinned. The temperature hovered somewhere in the mid-80s. Perfect for a ride on his bike, even better for hanging out to have a cool drink, but standing there in the sun while she changed the tire would have her sweating through the uniform. "If you'll forgive me for not just leaving you here on the side of the road, I would be honored to render assistance. My mama would take my head off if I let you tell me no."

Instead of being impressed, she gave him a sideways glance. "You're not southern enough to pull off the mama, and I don't think she would take your head off."

Jax blinked. It was rare for anyone human to call him on one of his stories. The other wolves could smell a lie, but humans? They generally went with it. His mother had told him once he had a face made for sin and a mouth to go along with it — or at least to get him out of trouble.

Reclaiming the jack, she chuckled, and the sound teased along his spine like a caress. Following her, he wanted to growl when she squatted with care. She wore three-inch heels. Perfectly within regs, but the fact she could squat so gracefully in them did wonders for his libido. "Sorry, friend. You can't bullshit a bullshitter."

"Huh." The wolf might want to pet her, but the man liked her. "Fair enough. My mother would kick my ass, though." And then some. His mother had taught him to hunt — she could track circles around his father.

"Somehow, that, I believe." She slid the jack into place then paused. He could almost see the wheels turning in her head. The lug nuts needed to be loosened before she jacked the car up, or else the tires would just spin.

Still intrigued, he pivoted to return to the rear. He tugged out the spare and the tire wrench. The lug nuts wouldn't take him any time at all to remove. The spare, however, wasn't much better than the tire she needed to change. "I could tell you stories about my mother," he said as he went over the wheel.

The rubber was frayed, held together by goodwill and maybe a little faith. The tread had practically vanished, and if he applied even an nth of pressure, it would shred. "You know, Corporal — as much as I hate to say it ... this tire is crap."

"What do you mean, it's crap?" She paused, with one hand on the pump.

"I mean it's crap." He swung it out so she could see it. "Barely any tread, rubber's frayed in a couple of spots. You'll likely have a second blowout on this one."

"Son of a bitch." The heat scorching the invective warmed her right up.

"You kiss your mother with that mouth?" The quip escaped him before he gave it two thoughts, but her sudden, blinding grin was more than worth it.

"Yes. She's been married to a Marine for thirty-two years. She'd be worried if I didn't cuss."

Born and raised to the green. Made for tough kids and solid Marines. "Well, crap or not, we can't put this on your car." Too many sweet curves on the road, and rocks were a natural hazard. It wouldn't take much to blow it out. She was lucky she'd had the flat here where the road widened out enough.

Annoyance stained her scent, but rather than bitch, she stripped off the work gloves and studied their surroundings. "At the risk of sounding ungrateful ... if I can't use that tire, what do you suggest?"

She didn't sound ungrateful. Frustrated? Yes. Impatient? Definitely. Yet open to advice, so he focused on that aspect. "We're about ten minutes from a garage — but we have to backtrack to it. Luckily, it's Saturday, which means Martha's Peach Pit will be open."

"Are you assigned to the Edge?" Edge. She knew the lingo. The home base for his Bravo Team required classified clearance and special security authorization even to visit.

"Guilty," he told her, then shifted his grip on the tire. "I change the flat, put on the spare, then you follow me down to the garage. We get them to repair the tire or buy you a new one." Not like he couldn't afford it.

"That's an awful lot of being helpful for a woman on the side of the road." The earlier challenge reentered her tone, and his wolf batted at him. She'd served them a ball — they needed to respond.

"Yep," he said with a grin. "Corporal, I'm hungry, and you need a tire, and Martha's Peach Pit has the best pie in the area." Corporal. He liked the way it rolled off his tongue. "So you can buy me lunch. Fair?"

No, not fair. He'd baited the trap. Would the gorgeous corporal consent to walk into it?

"You had to mention pie." If ever there was a concession, she'd given him one. "Thank you —?"

"Jax." He wiped his hand on his jeans before offering it to her.

"Kaitlyn — Kat." The softness of her palm on his satisfied his need for touch even as it awakened a need to know more. "Nice to meet you — Jax." She tossed the gloves on the roof of the car, then checked the slim watch on her wrist. "Looks like I've got plenty of time, and I am hungry and you've been great. So — would you mind switching it out to the spare and then letting me buy you lunch?"

"I'd like that." Beat the hell out of getting back to base right away, and he had time, too. Time to get to know Kat before she realized he outranked her.

* * *

Twenty minutes later, her white knight pulled open the door to Martha's and let Kat enter ahead of him. The bell over the door jingled to announce their arrival. The men at the garage had promised to replace the tire and check out her other tires while Jax took her to eat.

"Grab any table you like, folks," an older woman behind the counter called. "Menus are on the table."

It was pretty dead inside the little diner, but it was also two in the afternoon. The diner's sign announced they closed at four — apparently they didn't do dinner — and if they had a lunch rush, it had cleared.

"I'm going to wash my hands first," Kat told him, needing to wash off the road dust before they ate. The implied promise in his devilish grin followed her into the restroom. Catching her breath as she washed her hands, she gave her appearance a critical once-over. A flush had ruddied her cheeks, and her eyes were a bit too bright.

Because I'm imagining that man naked. Bad Kat. The mental chastisement didn't erase the idea of what he looked like under the tight T- shirt and jeans. After splashing a bit of water on her neck to cool her overactive imagination, she dried her hands and headed back out.

Dammit. Jax had waited for her. The gentlemanly behavior was enough to leave a quiver in her belly. "After you," he murmured, sweeping his hand toward the open diner.

Kat chose a booth near the window, and Jax dropped into the seat opposite her. Though wearing only a hint of his earlier smile, he still managed to look like a cleaned-up rake.

"They make the best burgers here," he said, gesturing to the flyer stuck in between the napkins.

"I believe you." She didn't reach for the menu. Instead, she folded one of her trembling hands over the other even as she settled her gaze on him. The man was a threat to her equilibrium. "Tell me about the pie."

Pie was not only a safe topic, it was a decadence she could focus her sudden desire upon.

"Molly over there," he said in a voice all liquid heat and power, pointing to the waitress wiping down the counter, "she's the secret ingredient. She makes all the pies."

Pie. Think about pie. Kat smiled slowly. Don't think about the way the veins in his arms look sculpted, or how the scruff on his jaw would feel rough and teasing if we kissed — no, dammit. Pie. "I can't wait."

Thankfully, the wondrous Molly made her way over to them wearing her open welcome on her sleeve. The woman struck her as the kind who had never met a stranger, and she treated everyone like family.

"What can I get you folks?"

As it turned out, Kat wasn't immune to her open warmth, either. She got a rundown on the pies, then doubled Jax's order for a burger and fries, but substituted water for his sweetened iced tea and added a slice of apple pie.

When they were alone again, Jax leaned back against the seat. "Thanks."

For not ogling you anymore? You're welcome. It took effort, but the chat with Molly had helped her regroup some. "For what? I thought you were doing me the favor."

He had stopped to give her a hand on the side of the road. No one forced him. Fortunately, for her at least, he was easy on the eyes, seemed to possess an overabundance of charm, and was honorable. The latter turned her on nearly as much as the first two.

Pie. Think about pie.

"No." He chuckled, though she didn't think he'd be laughing if he could read the riot in her mind. "I'm thanking you for accepting my advice and for the lunch."

"You're welcome," Kat said, relaxing. Stop acting like a horny teenager. She was nearly a decade past letting her desire make her decisions. "I think I needed the break." In more ways than one. Though she didn't say the last aloud.

"Long drive?" The question gave her a jolt. Curiosity sparkled in his eyes, and she could stare at them all day. They were the loveliest shade of green she'd ever seen.

"Pretty long. Left Virginia way too early this morning." They were in upstate New York. Her ass had been numb before she made it halfway through Jersey.

"That's a long drive." A hint of reproach toughened his tone, but he didn't chastise her about the tires.

"Not too bad, but it's nice to be out of the car." In more ways than one. She'd changed into her blues at the last rest stop. Prior to that, she'd been in jeans. She kind of missed those jeans right now. It would be nice to just hang out with him, two random strangers ...

"I bet."

"How about you?"

"On my way back from leave." He didn't sound like he wanted to talk about work, assignments, or deployments. "Tell you what, let's table the work convo."

Kat chuckled. A man after her own heart. "Kind of hard to ignore the work aspect, considering I'm wearing a uniform."

"I'm really good at pretend." The promise of something wicked danced in his eyes.

"Are you, now?"

"Hell, yeah, and I've decided we're going to have a good time over lunch. We'll laugh, we'll talk, and we'll get to know each other." God help her, he was temptation on a stick. Why couldn't she have met him back at Quantico?

Where was the harm? I'm on my way to a secret assignment to investigate a classified force recon team. I can see lots of harm. Still, they were only having lunch.

Lunch and pie. "So you have a plan?"

"Absolutely. The only question I have is, are you onboard?"

Their food arrived, and the burgers smelled mouthwateringly good. Kat's stomach rumbled audibly. With food in front of her, she could pour all her pent-up interest into eating.

Licking her lips, she unfolded a napkin then met his gaze. "I'm totally onboard," she told him, especially since she could use a break before she immersed herself in Bravo Team culture. "But only for the burger."

"Hard to compete with Martha's burgers," he agreed as he pulled his burger to him. The first bite she took was so good, she damn near groaned. The meat was hot, the onions crisp, and the tomato sweet. Damn. Then her gaze locked with Jax's as he raised his burger. She found herself mirroring the action, and they both bit into their burgers at the same time and sighed. It went beyond intimacy, the way his eyes seemed to caress her and the warmth invaded her veins.

Trying to laugh off the crazy sensation, she lowered her burger. "Okay, that was a little more food porn than I'm used to with my meals."

"We need to feed you more, then."

"Sounds — meaty." And I sound like an idiot. She grimaced. "I'm terrible at the flirting thing."

(Continues…)


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When Danger Bites 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Interesting characters and the woman marine is facing a challenge of our time, trying out for a spec ops unit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's basically GI Jane with wolves.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Jasper/Jax was a captain in the Marines and was riding his motorcycle back to his base after being on leave. He was on his way back to the base. Jax sees a woman in uniform at the side of the road with a flat tire. Jax offered his help to change the tire at first Kat said no then there was an agreement for her to buy lunch. Kat has been sent to infiltrate the Bravo team but to act as if she is trying to train in The higher ups wants to now The Bravo team’s secrets as the have an uncanny success rate with no casualties of any sort. What most people don’t know is that the whole Bravo team are werewolves from different packs that have an agreement with the government officials and by serving their company they also keep their pack safe as well as their secret. Kat is excited to get to train with Bravo team. When Jax gets to base he immediately goes to his general and is told he had to wash Kat out. Jax is very attracted to Kat but he is over her and the leader of the Bravo team and he is over her in rank as well as the man she answers is over her in rank. Kat is at the Bravo team under cover . Jax is very attracted to Kat and he to her but she can’t take the chance of being kick out of the service. Kat is very attracted,to Jax but doesn’t want to be kicked out of the service for breaking the rules. Jax wants Kat also, This was a good story. I liked the plot I liked Jax and Kat together. I loved the way Bravo team was together even though they were from different pacts. I liked how it showed how it showed how being in the service can be. liked how Kat had integrity and respected the rules of service life even though it can end a relationship with the man she loved. All and all a very good story I enjoyed. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this story and I recommend.
TheSassyBookster More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars. Ms. Long has combined the best of my favorite genres into one astounding book and I can't get enough! Wolf shifters and military special operators, all the action and suspense, really kickass characters, a very exciting plot, what more could a girl ask for? Captain Jax Raymond's Bravo Team WOLF is the best of the best, with good reason. It's completely made up of wolf shifters and their military skill complements their paranormal abilities. Their assignments are classified at the highest levels and very few people know their secret, but their success rate and low number of casualties have been noticed. Enter intelligence analyst, Corporal Kaitlyn Amador. The first female Marine try out to join the team, she has orders to infiltrate the team and uncover the secrets behind the team's extraordinary success. As distasteful as her assignment is, Kat is a Marine through and through and orders are orders. Having Kat on their team is a double threat to them. As a human, they can't let her find out their secret and as a woman, Jax and his wolf are irresistibly drawn to her and with every passing day, it gets harder to stay away from her. Even though he has orders to wash her out, he is rooting for her to succeed even though it could put the entire team at risk. But Kat doesn't know how to quit and pushes herself every step of the way, excelling at every task and earning the respect of the entire team. The first book in a series can make or break it and this book has me eagerly anticipating the rest of the series! I enjoyed it because while Ms. Long laid the foundation for more to come, the entire story revolved around the main characters. The attention to every detail, even the most mundane, brought the story to life and the buildup of passion and suspense was worth the wait it took to finally get to the climax. Jax and Kat's struggle with duty and doing the right thing, and even the impact of a relationship between them on their careers was meshed very well with the rest of the story. Jax was everything you expect a team and pack leader to be - dominant, fair and commanded the respect of his men, but the vulnerability he exhibited with Kat, the conflicting urges to protect her and respect her skills endeared him to me. However, Kat stole the entire show in this story. She was formidable, smart, skilled and very much a match for Jax and his wolf. As a human among shifters, she kept up well with them and was an asset to the team in many ways. I also enjoyed the camaraderie among the wolves and the cohesion within the team. I really hope that the rest of the team each gets a book because I would love this series to continue. If you have enjoyed Paige Tyler's shifter series, then this is another you definitely will enjoy!
CD1966 More than 1 year ago
Great story line I think that Heather has another winner series on her hands cant wait for the new story.
Lori-Gonzo More than 1 year ago
Perfection! Between a hard tough Marine captain and a strong female Marine trying to prove herself as well as further her career, and you have magic. Never mind the captain is a wolf, all alpha wolf. The chemistry between Jax and Kat was hot and magnetic. They were immediately drawn to each other. Put them in training and their strong wills go to bat. I loved every interaction they had together and their ones with the other guys on Team Bravo. Those men, wolves actually, were awesome. They pushed her and tested her, but wanted her with them. Such a great core group of Marines. Simper Fi and Oorah! I want more from this group. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.
Cheryl-S More than 1 year ago
This is book one in the Bravo Team WOLF series and it is fantastic! It features Captain Jasper "Jax" Raymond and Corporal Kaitlyn "Kat" Amador. These two have a friendly, sexy and a sometimes rank-pulling banter that keeps you engrossed in the story line. The sizzling, "just under the skin" attraction between them is super HOT! All the guys/wolves on Bravo Team WOLF are amazing in their own special way. What a great story line. I can't wait to see who gets their story next.
Rhianona More than 1 year ago
In When Danger Bites by Heather Long, loyalties are tested, intrigue abounds, and amidst all this, Kat and Jax struggle to figure out what they have. Corporate Kaitlyn Amador is sent to Bravo Team to investigate their startling success rate. Her cover? To see if she has what it takes to become a Force Recon Marine. But when she meets Captain Jax Raymond and then the rest of his team, her simple investigation doesn't seem so simple anymore. Very few know the truth about Bravo Team and Captain Jax Raymond won't let his attraction to Kat distract him from his own orders. Unfortunately, his wolf has decided she is perfect for him and despite his best efforts, he finds his instincts warring with his sense of duty. This is a slow burn romance and, as the first in a series, there is a lot of world building, including why Bravo Team exists. Ms. Long spends a lot of time detailing the training that Kat must go through as part of her certification. There are some interesting points made about the physical capabilities of women versus men, but Kat is also shown as being very capable (perhaps too capable but I don't want to nitpick there). For all that Kat is there to investigate the team, not a lot of time is actually spent on her investigation, though in fairness, some of this is explained away. However, my biggest problem with this book is the difference in rank between Jax and Kat. Kat is an enlisted Marine with the rank of Corporal. Jax is a Captain in the Marines. He knows from the moment he meets her that she is a Corporal. His flirtation with her from the start is inappropriate - and doubly so once he discovers she is assigned to his team. The fraternization policy for the Marines is pretty clear and well, it bothered me that Jax didn't seem to care that he was violating it. Even when both Kat and Jax bring up the UCMJ, it is clear that Jax has little respect for it. Given that this is a series, I also would have liked to have gotten to know the other members of Bravo Team better. Unfortunately, with one exception, I found too many of them interchangeable and had trouble telling them apart. Some readers may also be disappointed at the very slow build romance between Kat and Jax. Overall, this is a great introduction to the series. In some ways, I almost wish the author had refrained from writing a romantic relationship between Jax and Kat and saved it for a later book. 3.5 stars NB: I was given a copy through Netgalley and have chosen to review it.
gigiluvsbooks More than 1 year ago
Buttoned-up Corporal Kaitlyn Amador is dangerous on every level. As a human, she poses a threat to Marine Captain Jax Raymond’s special Force Recon unit. Though the team has a reputation among the other recon units, only their commanding officer knows their secret. As a woman, the danger posed is entirely different. Jax can survive the temptation for only so long before his wolf takes over and pursues what it wants. Military intelligence specialist Corporal Kaitlyn Amador is the first woman in the Marines to be assigned to a recon team. And everyone’s watching her. Her mission? Not only prove herself worthy of her place in the group, but uncover the mystery of why Bravo Team is so successful. A mission that gets more difficult every time she’s near Jax… Review: This is a brand new series that combines two romance genres, shifters and military. The wolf shifters are part of a team of Marines who are the top of what they do. So much so that others are questioning their statistics. That is when Kat is sent in to spy on them by trying to earn a spot on the team. The Author gives us a very descriptive story that makes you feel you are in the middle of the story. I loved the interaction between Kat and Bravo team and the camaraderie is so apparent between them as they train together. Kat and Jax make a great couple, strong, smart and driven. The chemistry is evident between but they both know they cannot act on it because of fraternization and because Jax and the team are keeping secrets. So the romance is a slow build that leads to a super satisfying ending. I cannot wait to see how the series progresses. 4Stars *I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book provided by the publisher*
repsgoddess More than 1 year ago
When Danger Bites by Heather Long is Book 1 of the Bravo Team WOLF Series. Ms. Long, you had me at word one. This is a kicking start to a brand new series that brings some of the best types of read to our fingertips...military and paranormal. Alpha males, strong and sassy females and an action-packed storyline you can really sink your teeth into. The world build-up was well-developed and the characters were defined and engaging. A must-read! Please note that an ARC was generously provided in exchange for an honest review of which this is both honest and completely voluntary.
Erani_Kole More than 1 year ago
*voluntarily and honestly reviewed the ARC I received from IndieSage PR* This was great. It's my second story that involves shifters working for the military, but because they're a big government secret, things are far more complicated. Jax and Kaitlyn played their parts out well. I loved seeing her meet and exceed the expectations in the training, striving and managing to do beyond her best among the shifters. The writing style was great as well. It took a few chapters for me to get into the pacing but once I did, I was hooked. I loved how it especially flowed in the end, loved the guys, and I just don't know how to explain what I loved except that the author really built on the angst and struggle between morality and duty, played up the romantic connection well, and told a great tale. I'd definitely read more of this series or the author.
gdsnv More than 1 year ago
If the title doesn’t grab you, the cover pic will! When Danger Bites is the start of a new series – I hope! – and this one is about Bravo Team Wolf. Oorah, these “boys” are hawt! This first story is about Corporal Kaitlyn Amador, a Marine to the “corps” and Captain Jax Raymond, a wolf shifter and leader for Bravo Team. Kat, as she is called, is a human who does not know that shifters exist. All of Bravo Team member are shifters. Yup, chaos ensues! Simplified overview: The Team is an elite special Force Recon unit; they do the dirtiest and hardest jobs the military has. Their shifting abilities are known to very few. Enter Kat. She is sent from her Intelligence boss to infiltrate the unit and to find out why they are so successful. Jax, meanwhile, is tasked by HIS boss to make sure Kaitlyn “flunks” out of joining the Team. There are only a couple of teeny problems: 1. Kat is more than capable (and amazing) in her abilities to make the team, short of having super-shifter strength, agility, etc. 2. And major, no pun intended, sparks fly when Jax and Kat are together. There is a ton of “stuff” going on in this story, where paths twist and turn and have much action. Great read, intense in the story and the (hawt and smexy) relationship between Kat and Jax…AND it gives us the background for what I hope will be more stories about everyone on the Team. I’m hooked! Loved the story and can’t wait for the next one. {That’s a hint, Ms. Long!] I received an advance copy from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review.
n7kk7br00ks More than 1 year ago
Another great new military/PNR series to fall in love with! Jax just oozes Alpha and he is just Marine to the core, even though it wasn't really his choice to sign up. Kat is buttoned up so tight, she may just explode! Daughter of a Marine, she was earmarked for intelligence, but she was determined to get to the front line and kept up to date on all her fitness requirements. Now is her chance to get to the front line when she is "asked" to try out for Bravo team. But with a hidden agenda from her superior to adhere to, Kat is put in the position of spying on the very team she wants to join! But with their track record Bravo are just TOO GOOD and everyone wants to know their secrets! Jax meanwhile has been given his own plan to have Kat wash out to keep Bravo's secrets intact. Pity his wolf is claiming Kat as his mate and Jax the man can't help but respect the work and strength displayed by Kat! Loves this. There was a real slow build to the sexy times, which really fit in with the different ranks taboo and trainer/trainee relationship that Jax and Kat face. I loves her repartee with the rest of the team and she had them eating out of her hand. It was heavy on the descriptions of the tests and training that Kat has done and is undertaking so that bogged it down a wee bit. Other than that it was a strongly crafted story with really interesting characters! Cannot wait to see what happens next!
Rainn2978 More than 1 year ago
This is a great start to a new series by Heather Long! Kaitlyn Amador has been sent to see why Bravo Team is so successful by her commander. But she is supposed to do it while making it look like she is trying to earn a spot on the team-which she really wants! Jax Raymond is the commander of Bravo Team. He has his own orders and his own secrets. I enjoyed both of them! They both are funny and I liked how the team acted with her. I especially loved how she did so well even with her being human! There was a lot of history of the Bravo Team given, and explanations for why they are even there. It is definitely a book that starts the series off and makes it so the next books in the series will make sense. I really liked not just the main characters but the other characters too. They are all intertwined and definitely make up their own "pack". I was pulled in from the first and it kept my interest all the way until the end. I can't wait to read the next book in this series!
kbsroberts5 More than 1 year ago
I'm always in the mood for a great paranormal romance , so I was excited to read When danger bites. I really liked Jax and Kaitlyn. Both were strong willed well written characters and the storyline center on two equally stubborn as well as determined leads piqued my interest. I liked how Kaitlyn took every challenge head on because she was no ones wilting flower. My only issue was how the story seemed to drag on a little. Jax and Kaitlyn danced around each for a little longer than I would have liked. Overall It was a good read with great detailed descriptions that made the story that much more enjoyable and I give it 3.5 stars
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
What happens when you make a hunky team of werewolves into Marines? Hotness overload! When Danger Bites is military paranormal romantic suspense at its finest. I look forward to seeing where this series takes us. In this story we meet Bravo Team WOLF who come under suspicion because they seem to be too good at their missions. A classified unit Bravo Team WOLF is made up of werewolves from various packs and they are very good at what they do. Military intelligence specialist Corporal Kaitlyn Amador is human and assigned as the first woman in the Marines to be assigned to a recon team to Bravo Team WOLF. She has also been assigned to find out the secret to their success. I LOVE Kat. She is squared away and a total Marine. She is determined to succeed. Can she help it if Marine Captain Jax Raymond is the hottest thing she has ever seen? The attraction between them is incendiary. The fact that he is her Captain and she a corporal should put the kybosh on them acting upon their attraction. The fact that they each have secrets should put the kybosh on them acting upon their attraction. But oh when they finally give in it is explosive and very well may cost them both their careers. This book grabbed me from the first page until the last and I didn’t want to go.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic paranormal read.