Operation: Endurance by Christi Snow
Date Read: April 2013
Genre: Romance, Suspense
They had a single night of passion before he deployed on a risky mission. 18 hours on a mission gone very wrong was all it took to shatter all their hopes and dreams.
The hero: He survived 6 months of captivity and torture, kept alive by dreams of her.
The heroine: She thought he was dead and moved on only to have her world fall apart once again.
Two people who have been hurt more than any two people should ever have to suffer. Can they find redemption and healing with each other or will another threat shatter what’s left of them?
A tortured hero.
A grieving heroine.
A serial rapist who won’t give up.
Warning: This book features graphic sexual violence which some readers could find disturbing.
Publisher: Createspace, Minotaur Books
Series: When the Mission Ends #3
Also by this author: Operation Endgame, The Shadow of Mudflap, Through the Veil, Found At the Library br> br>
Also in this series: Operation Endgame
Read for Fun (Kindle)
Overall Rating :4.50
Story Rating :4.50
Character Rating :4.50
First Thought when Finished : Oh my that made me cry big crocodile tears while out in public!
Purposely vague review as to not giveaway ANYTHING!
Story Thoughts: Solid, Smart, and Suspenseful is what I am going to use to describe the Suspense side of the story for Operation Endurance. I was on the edge and even though I suspected who it was early on, I was still devastated to be right. It was one of those times I wanted to be wrong! The romance was super strong in this one and I am going to suggest you read the novella Before the Mission Begins (When the Mission Ends, #0.5) because it will ramp up the romance 100 fold! You won’t be disappointed.
Character Thoughts: I loved both Chris and Julie. If you read the whole series then you knew their story would be the most emotional. I had no clue that it would be that emotionally draining (in a good way) but it was. I am going to warn you that you will need hankies for chapter 19 and the end. The characters are so strong that they will push all your emotional buttons through out the story but those two areas are the strongest! Be prepared to want bear hugs!
Final Thoughts: I really enjoyed this series from beginning to end! It was fantastic!
Personal Note: I am so proud of how far Christi has come and how strong her writing/storytelling has gotten. These books have been solid from the beginning but each one has gotten progressively better. She is a shining symbol of self-pub done right! So yes, I recommend the whole series to anyone who loves romantic suspense 🙂
Other Note: I did get a copy for review but I bought the copy that I read so it counts in my read for fun books.Hosted by Kelly (http://paranormalbookreviews-kelly.blogspot.com/) and Amanda (http://onabookbender.com/)
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