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Kait Winchester inherited a special gift from her Arapaho ancestors: she can heal with her touch. And there is no one she would like to get her hands on more than the super-sexy SEAL who seems determined to ignore their off-the-charts chemistry. When the wounded warrior finally seeks her help, she’s ready to nurse him back to health…and into her bed.Navy SEAL Lieutenant MaKait Winchester inherited a special gift from her Arapaho ancestors: she can heal with her touch. And there is no one she would like to get her hands on more than the super-sexy SEAL who seems determined to ignore their off-the-charts chemistry. When the wounded warrior finally seeks her help, she’s ready to nurse him back to health…and into her bed.Navy SEAL Lieutenant Marcus “Cosky” Simcosky is no stranger to hot water, but recent events have boiled over into one hell of a mess. His team is under investigation for a hostage rescue gone wrong, a crazy female stalker is on his trail, and the last few bullets he took just may sideline him for the rest of his career. The kicker? The one woman who can help him get back on his feet—and has haunted his fantasies for years—is his teammate’s sister. He’s looked but never touched. When his stalker targets Kait, though, Cosky will have no choice but to do whatever is necessary to keep her safe....

Title : Forged In Ash
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ISBN : 9781612185347
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Number of Pages : 446 Pages
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Forged In Ash Reviews

  • Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
    2019-05-09 05:40

    4.25 Stars...Action! Navy SEALs! Explosions! Chemistry!Injured during an attempted airplane hijacking, Lieutenant Marcus “Cosky” Simcosky may no longer qualify for active duty. His final hope rests on the healing abilities of a friend's sister he's fantasized about for years. Sisters are off-limits, but once Kait Winchester lays her hands on him they start to burn.Cosky and team may have stopped the highjacking yet enemies lie in wait to persecute and eliminate them. Secret military groups, moles, a stalker, the supernatural surround Cosky and Kait. It'll be an adrenaline-pumped adventure for these two to get their happily ever after.Navy SEALs are the hottest thing in romantic suspense. Huge men with ripped abs wearing tight shirts. What's not to like? Yet romantic suspense can be riddled with plot holes, TSTL heroines, and lack of action. This is not the case in "Forged in Ash," which continues the story arc Ms. McCallan began in "Forged in Fire." Riveting action scenes and suspense are bountiful! It's almost like watching a split screen real-time suspense series. (Think "24") This is what I loved the most about "Ash." ACTION! So many rom-susp are weighed down with sexy time after sexy time...chapters of it. While there are sexy times, I found myself more anxious to get back into the intelligence gathering. It's a pins & needles feeling like the clock is ticking and something is going to happen any second. The introduction of new characters, especially Wolf and his Arapaho-speaking team, adds another layer to the military side of the story. The FBI (Amy from Forged in Fire) are also involved. Mac's reactions to Amy's presence (or voice) are humorous, and McCallan has assured fans the gruff f-bomb dropper's heroine will 'bring him to his knees.' *fist pump* There were a couple of pet peeves, such as, the constant blood rushes below the belt. (I know! It's romance, but...Oh, nevermind!) Also, the military man who's determined to protect a woman from grief and widowhood, hence commitment shy. Read this series in order. There's information in "Forged in Fire" that you will need for "Ash" (i.e., Cosky's stalker, the villain, the trial). It took a couple of years for this book to release. I became very impatient and almost discouraged waiting for it, but it was all WORTH THE WAIT. I anxiously await more of Trish McCallan's books, especially Mac & Amy's and Wolf. Grade: A-

  • new_user
    2019-05-13 06:31

    Trish McCallan, saving romance one book at a time. LOL. I was ready to give up on romance when I picked up the (really) long awaited sequel to Forged in Fire, Forged in Ash. Who knew that a romance suspense novel with a dash of supernatural would fit the bill? Especially as I don't mix the two. McCallan sold it though. Immediately following Fire, the SEALS are in hot water for acting on US soil and evading villains trying to tie up loose ends. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Marcus Simcosky learns he may never soldier again if his leg doesn't begin to heal soon. Thus begins his relationship with Kait Winchester, whom he learns has a supposed gift for healing.The supernatural is internally consistent and limited, so I can expect no deus ex machina or dragons popping out of someone's arse, and because the supernatural element's so subdued, Ash still reads most like a romantic suspense with bullets and a distinctly human villain. The supernatural isn't enigmatic either, like in your "charming touch of magic" novels. (I hate those. Commit!) We know the rules.I should have balked at the romance too. McCallan's heroes and heroine experience some kind of insta-bond like you see in, say, werewolves, but again, she sold it, somehow. Maybe because McCallan goes to great pains to ensure the narrative's logical, you can stomach a lot, suspend much disbelief. She's realistic with details (except for the conflict, but conspiracies are par for the course in action novels), the "military" touches like strategy, weapons, etc. I should note that Ash doesn't read "military" because the action takes place on US soil, so the soldiers aren't hunting foreign brown people and then skipping off into the sunset with lovers. The villain's American. Spoiler! Just kidding, it's not a spoiler. There is so much sequel bait in this, but I loved Wolf the best! I was a little skeptical about his name, but even more so about the few times he spoke like he'd been excerpted from the early 20th century. Native Americans speak English like the next guy. I look forward to his book though. Hopefully there's more to him than being the cryptic guy.Anyway, tight prose, tight pacing, tight action, five stars!

  • CC
    2019-05-10 06:45

    Not as good as the first. Almost too much suspense/action. Hero was a huge jerk and pushed her away cruelly. But circumstances kept them in close proximity so she forgave. This was after he denied his attraction for four or five years! Absolutely no talk about ow/OM. I just never really warmed up to the hero. The heroine was very likable. This is an entertaining suspense series though and free to read or listen via KU.

  • Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
    2019-05-04 04:37

    Well, not much I can say about this because I just couldn't get it going. I loved book one in this series and I put my current lack of interest completely on myself. It has been almost 2 years since I read book one and therefore, I could not remember the characters or the connections.That being said, it was a standalone and this was Simcosky and Kait's story. The problem is this picks up at the end of all the craziness from book 1...again I cant remember what the hell happened! So I spent a lot of time skimming thru and getting the gist of it. I wasn't a huge fan of Simcosky and his total cold shoulder but possessive attitude toward Kait. In the heat of the drama and the battle, special gifts unveiled, he is in love! And it ends....I know I will finish this series because Wolf...well he is pretty damn cool and I'd like to see what happens. I just need to make sure that I don't wait too long again.

  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    2019-05-01 07:36

    4.5 starsCosky... I ♥ you! You are badass. To sum it up, short and sweet:Loved it! An amazing continuation to the first book and well worth the long wait. Ms. McCallan- BRAVO! You had me biting my nails, on the edge of my seat at the end of the book (and most of the rest too). The sexual tension was sizzling, and the story was clearly well thought out! I truly loved this couple. I just have one problem. I need more. Pronto! Don't make me wait that long again...Her face was rosy as she smiled up at him, and her eyes glowed. A gilded frame of golden hair surrounded her head. She was the most beautiful thing he'd ever seen. "Jesus, he whispered thickly, his throat tight. "I love you too fucking much." The smile faded. Solemnly she lifted a hand and touched his cheek. "Never too much. No more than I love you."

  • Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
    2019-05-05 00:41

    Non-Stop action cover to cover! Navy SEAL Lieutenant Marcus “Cosky” Simcosky's knee injury may prove to be career ending. And the only one who can help him is Kait Winchester, a team-mate's sister. The attraction & chemistry blow the top out of the sex Heat-O'Meter, but Cosky knows Kait is off limits. The battle to keep his hands off her is a tough one. The plot line from book 1 continues with more complications. A crazed woman is trying to kill the team members, bombs are exploding, and no one can be trusted. Multiple plot lines are woven seamlessly into the story keeping the atmosphere explosive & intense. I loved the introduction of Wolf - oh my! My only little issue is that there are no answers to the overall question of who is behind it all - who & why? The plot continues into the next book with the guys in more trouble than ever. I will be reading on! A Must Read!

  • Brandi
    2019-05-23 04:49

    I'm really getting into this series, and only wish the next book was out already!I was really impressed by Book 1, Forged in Fire. It was a strong first book, and I'm glad to see that nothing's changed. Forged in Ash was just as exciting to read as Forged in Fire was, and in some ways, was better. What I absolutely loved was the realistic handling of the bigger situation the Seals find themselves in. While there was definitely a nice HEA in Forged in Fire, bigger questions were left open, and Forged in Ash starts with how the Seals are handling behind-the-scenes manipulations. The way that McCallan handles this is deft and wonderful. There's no glossy, everything's fine vibe here; there are consequences to the Seals' actions in Forged in Fire, and it's nice to see them deal with those. It'd be easy to paint everything with a happy brush, but McCallan doesn't go that route at all, and as an eager reader, I was glad for it.That's not to say that Forged in Ash was hopeless; it wasn't. There's tension and drama, but the Seals are more than capable of handling the situations that arise.And as far as Kait and Cosky, it's hard not to love them, separately and together. Their romance was even better than Zane and Beth's from Book 1, in that they get tested, and both have to deal with their feelings. The way McCallan wrote their story feels incredibly realistic; while this book spans a few more days than the last, it's still a pretty quick romance, so it's amazing to me that McCallan can bring together two people in such a way that feels real without dragging the other plots out.I can't say enough good things about this series. I'm totally looking forward to the next book!

  • Elaine
    2019-04-29 05:44

    May 13, 2014: I really like this author's writing style. This series is great, but I think I need to wait until it is completely finished and published before I read another one. I didn't go back yet and read the first one even though I knew it had been changed and had a different ending. This one didn't have the cliffhanger of the first original book. But the story doesn't end with this one. Me memory just isn't good enough to go years and pick up the story where it left off. Reread on 10-20-16: I don't usually read a book a second time. This series was not finished when I read it the first time and I was anxious to finish the story. This one also seems different but I don't really know why or how.

  • Lani ⚔⚔the Destroyer ⚔⚔
    2019-04-29 01:20

    4.5 starsI wish all these books were out and that book 3's release date wasn't pushed back because I LOVED this book. The same as book 1, I found the romance aspect of the main couple a little lack lustre, but it was more believable than that of Zane and Beth (book 1). I loved the Native American aspects and the action, however and it more than made up for any shortcomings. I listened to the audiobook and initially I was disappointed that Angela Dawe wasn't narrating book 2, but Luke Daniels is great as well. There is an overall story arc that is still going on so there are a lot of unanswered threads.

  • Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*
    2019-05-25 07:36

    I liked this book, and I didn't like this book. The first book in the series I was seriously into, and was so excited to read this one. But, while I normally love several different pov's, it seemed this time it took away from the main story. This was supposed to be Cosky and Kait's story, but sometimes I felt it barely even focused on them. Then it was a quick "they feel in love, the end". What about her brothers and how they felt? Because in the beginning Cosky stayed away from Kait partially because of her one brother Aiden. So I thought that would be some drama to the story but shortly after the book started he was deployed and only mentioned a few times the rest of the book. And then for Wolf to be soooo over the top protective, I would have at least assumed he'd have a conversation or something by the books end. He just sort of got distracted and stopped being over protective. I wanted to love it, I really did, but in the end, I have just ended up wanting to switch out for another series. I seriously want Rawls and Wolf's story, but I feel like half of this book was Wolf's, and I've looked through the rest of the blurbs and he doesn't have one out yet. And honestly, I could care less about reading Mac's story, even if it is a short one. I just have him pictured in my head as a super grumpy unattractive old man. Sorry, just the way he comes across in my head when I read his POV. Book one was really good and I feel like I would've loved this one, if it would've focused more on who it was about and left some of the outside noise out. I wanted more of the healing and less of being in Mac's head.

  • Caz Malpas
    2019-05-06 06:39

    4.5 TESTOSTERONE TWINKLING STARS!My cup overfloweth with love for this series, I spend my time listening to and salivating over these navy seals, I'm not kidding these guys are panty meltingly gorgeous!The continuing story line is still going as strong as ever, it keeps your interest peaked and even though once again the story doesn't end in this book it concludes very nicely!Now let me tell you about the sexy times, (well apart from the ones that use that God forsaken, 4 letter, offensively body cringing, word..............'PENIS'!) they leave me breathless and wanting my husband to come ravish me, well if he could, but he can't as he is currently chained to a chair in my cellar to be used and abused by myself whenever I read an exceptionally hotter that hot scene, I'm kidding, obviously he's not chained to a chair in my cellar, I used rope, I'm not a total barbarian!This book has it all, and a little bit more to boot! Loved it! Next please!.....

  • ♥Rachel♥
    2019-04-28 07:24

    Really addictive! Review to come.

  • Diane ~Firefly~
    2019-05-03 06:49

    I'm really enjoying this series. The characters are great and the stories interesting.What I enjoyed:*Kait - she is confident and knows how to take care of herself* the SEALS - they are a great team and really look out for each other* Amy - hopefully she and Mac will eventually get their own book* Whomever is behind all this is super powerful. I was surprised at what happened at the endWhat could have been better:* Marcus - Other than he is trying to avoid Kait (and feelings), you really didn't get much of a feel for him* A lot of time spent on the other two couples (view spoiler)[ and I'm really not sure Jillian deserves a happy ending. She seemed pretty insane with understandable grief, but still planned to kill people (hide spoiler)]* Beth was barely in the book. I hope it isn't setting a precedent which would mean Kait would basically disappear for the next one

  • Malinda
    2019-05-12 06:40

    4-4.5 starsThis was a really good story. I really liked both Kait and Marcus. The romance part of the story ends in a happy ending but the action plot is still ongoing and it looks like it wont be concluded until the end of the series. I will say that it's been 9+ months since I read the first book and I barely remembered it...this book does good at reminding the readers of what happened previously For people that haven't read book #1 I think there could be some confusion but it wouldn't be too bad.Kait is half Arrapaho and is the sister and daughter of special forces men. She grew up with one brother (Aidan) and recently discovered a half-brother (Wolf). Kait has also discovered a healing power in her. It only works part of the time but she was able to use to to heal Aidan when he was seriously injured and looking at the possibility of no longer walking.Marcus is special forces and lives for his job. His teammates are his brothers and he'd do anything for them. He' swore off anything serious with women because he can't see any woman wanting to deal with the risk and worry that comes with being involved with someone in special forces. Marcus met Kait 5 years ago (when Aidan was in the hospital) and knew from the first instant that the strong attraction between them was his kryptonite...because of this he's made a noticeable effort to stay far away from Kait.Marcus was hurt in book #1, Forged in Fire and the gunshot wound to his knee isn't healing well at all. The doctors aren't happy about it and think he will need more surgeries and even then won't be fit enough to rejoin his team. Aidan approaches Marcus and tells him about how Kait has a healing power that was what healed his horrible damaged spine years before. Marcus isn't sure if he believes Aidan but ends up being desperate enough to call Kait to see if her healing can work. While this is going on, Marcus and his team are being questioned about the events in Forged in Fire but since much of what happened has been covered up and seems to be the stuff of conspiracy theorists wet dreams, things aren't going too well for them.Marcus goes to Kait's place for the healing but the major attraction between them causes some issues and things go too far. Marcus freaks and therefore has a big bout of relationship dumbassedness, hurting Kait in the process. Unknown to him, Marcus had a tail when he went to Kait's place and it ends up bringing Kait into their issues....putting her in the line of sight of a crazy woman and the men trying to keep the conspiracy quiet. Things between Kait and Marcus get worked out along the way and there's a lot of action to keep things interesting. The story actually began focusing on the romance but as the action started, the plot seemed to focus more on the action than the romance. Not in a bad way though...there was still attention to the romance, it just was done in a way that worked with the action (and not in a way that makes you wonder how the couple found time to have sex in the middle of a firefight or some crap like that). Things work out so that Marcus and Kait are happily together at the end (and I Liked how Marcus connected with her powers).This was a really enjoyable story. I really liked Kait and Marcus. Thier story was very good and I liked the characters and the way things played out. The romance did get concluded by the end but the action plot looks like it'll continue through the whole series. That's cool though because I'm planning to read more of the series. Overall, this was a really good story and I'd recommend it (after book #1). :)* note - I listened to the audio version of this book. The narrator did a very good job.

  • PepperP0t
    2019-05-07 03:46

    (ebook edition & 4.25 Stars Actually)Four months have passed since the ending of Forged in Fire and the events are continuing to play out as Cos, Zane, Mac & Rawls are under DOJ/NCIS investigation for the seemingly botched hostage rescue. The notoriety of the trial has revealed their faces and identities along with their general locations, placing the families at risk. Also Cos' injuries from the gunfight have put him on medical leave with a dire prognosis and a cane. When his injuries stop healing and jeopardize his return to the team, Cos reluctantly agrees to go to his teammate's sister Kait Winchester so she can try to use her healing gift to help his recovery and avoid surgery. Cos has been avoiding Kait for the last five years since he was immediately drawn to her but knew he did not want a relationship. That has not stopped him from dreaming about her often or wondering what might have been between them. Cos wasn't alone in the attraction, dreams or thoughts of missed opportunities and now Kait is apprehensive about helping him since Cos has gone out of his way to avoid her since their first meeting. As Jillian Michaels pulls her injured body from her submerging vehicle and is forced to leave her murdered children to their watery grave, she has one overwhelming goal. To kill Navy SEAL Lieutenant Marcus “Cosky” Simcosky and his friends. Jillian holds them responsible for the accusation of terrorism against her brother, killing her brother and holds the SEAL's actions responsible for her children's murders as well. Jillian tracks Cos well enough to make a few attempts on not only his life but on Zane, Mac & Rawls' lives as well. By the time the team is able to get Jillian calm enough to realize they were in no way responsible for her children's death, the real culprits have made multiple attempts on the not only the team but Jillian as well. While I am beginning to love this team and adore the characters (there is a special place in droolworthy hall just for Wolf), I didn't care for this outing as much as I did the last. One of the reasons was Jillian's escapes were ridiculous and her getting that close to her prey,that often was too far-fetched. As a character I liked Jillian a lot and understood her motivation plus I think she has the right SEAL for a mate. The ties back to the initial installment and the information layered into this installment make this a series that definitely needs to be read in order. Callbacks, characters and references to events in Forged in Fire help round out this read. While the villain is still cleverly shrouded it is most definitely a master puppeteer with Machiavellian machinations and this ending leaves our intrepid heroes in a precarious situation. While not a cliffhanger, everything is not settled here, making me immediately want book three. More reviews can be found at

  • Dawn
    2019-05-20 04:48

    This one picks up right off the first one and I read it a long time ago so it took a bit to get back into the story. I think a good bit of the story was used to set up the relationships in future books and we didn't get enough of Marcus and Kate. I listened to this one, the narrator was Ok.

  • Maria
    2019-05-12 01:24

    Kait Winchester is a blond half-Indian who can heal with her touch. Navy SEAL Lieutenant Marcus “Cosky” Simcosky is willing to do anything to heal his knee and stay on the Teams. Did I mention that they have chemistry, so explosive that Cosky has been avoiding her for 5 years?Why I started this book: I was feeling sick and I needed something interesting enough too keep me occupied.Why I finished it: Insta-love isn't my thing... but there was plenty of the conspiracy that made the first book so explosive. (If not believable.)

  • Vikki Vaught
    2019-05-02 07:46

    My MusingsThis is a fantastic book and kept me on the edge of my seat from the beginning to the end. Ms. McClellan writes some of the best suspense scenes I have ever read. Can't wait to read the next one in this amazing series.Happy ☺reading 📚!

  • Ingrid Thomas
    2019-05-03 05:38

    Yep! It delivered!!!The second book in A Red-Hot SEALs Series, that continues with the arch of the story! But focuses mainly on one couple. “I’m still scared shitless. The way I feel about you isn’t rational. It isn’t comfortable. Hell” --his voice deepened in disgust--”it’s not normal.” A peal of laughter erupted from her. Her eyes started to shine. “That’s got to be the most unromantic declaration of love ever.”Lieutenant Marcus “Cosky” Simcosky lives in fear of never returning to his place on the teams because of his bum knee. A knee that hasn’t recovered, and in fact looks and feels worse instead of better. Add to that, there seems to be a crazy lady intent on killing him, by any means necessary, gun, car, knife…..His new roommate Aiden, suggests he visits his sister Kait so she can give him a massage, like the one she gave him when his spine was busted and he turned out alright. The problem with this is the last time he just brushed with her, she became the sole existence in his mind, something akin to obsession, the star of all his fantasies and dreams. What would happen if she actually touched him, maintained a conversation with him???Kait, is part Arapaho, and has a certain, shall we say, gift? She can heal with her hands. So when Aiden reaches out to her on behalf of Cosky, she reluctantly accepts. Reluctantly is the key word here. Ever since their brush in the hospital with his brother, she can’t seem to get him out or her head. Can she keep it together enough to finish a massage without embarrassing or making a fool of herself?The chemistry between them can’t be denied. They are explosive together. But the timing isn’t right, besides crazy lady, the SEALs are being set up to take the fall for something they did not do. So what are they to do? "And if she was going to love a special operator, it was damn well going to be himThe book is fast paced, and the characters are well written. The story continues from book one, and will keep going on book three and hopefully on book four (keeping my fingers crossed that it’s the one about Mac!!!!) So it is not a stand alone book. The relationship that builds between Cosky and Kait, as well as the other characters in the book is fast, but that does not mean that is not profound. The secondary characters that support this story are great. We revisit some old friends, and meet new ones. I read book three first, but it definitely helps if you read them in order. For more reviews visit me at: www.isatho2000.wordpress.comTrish McCallan

  • Zandalee
    2019-05-13 06:24

    The romance part was okay, but the action was the best! Really enjoyed this one.

  • Deborah
    2019-05-08 08:32

    Entertaining read with a paranormal thread.I originally read 'Forged in Fire' back in 2011 and for about two years I constantly checked for the sequel 'Ash' which was due out in 2012 at some point I stopped checking so I was like a child at Christmas when I found it the other day. A three year wait is a long time and I'm hoping I don't have to wait anywhere near as long for the next one.I won't get into describing the book like I usually do since there's already so many reviews saying it better than I ever could and with so many reviews out there it's unlikely anyone will read this one anyway.This is a great entertaining read, there's all the characters we loved from 'Fire' plus a whole host of new ones, the paranormal thread runs strongly through this book even more than it did in the last one.Now while this is primarily Cosky and Kaits book but I have to admit I didn't really feel their relationship at all, this wasn't helped by Coskys behaviour early on but it was more than that the book seemed to stall when it was focused on them whereas Wolf, now that's a man I'd like to read more about and I think the scenes with him and someone else, no I'm not giving anything away don't worry, steal the book along with Mac and Amy.Now despite the exciting story line and it does keep you hooked till the end this is not a book to be taken seriously which you've probably gathered from the paranormal bit, it's entertainment and as such it's a great read.

  • Thenia
    2019-05-06 07:37

    Marcus “Cosky” Simcosky was injured during the events of the previous book and the diagnosis isn't good. Doctors tell him that he'll be lucky to be able to walk, will definitely have a limp and will never rejoin his SEAL team. Desperate, he's even willing to try something he doesn't believe in, Kait Winchester's healing gift.Kait is his friend's sister and off limits, no matter the intense chemistry between them and the years he's wanted her. During the healing session, things become heated between them and take a turn neither expected.To his surprise, the healing also seems to have made a difference and he'll need to get in shape quickly, since their enemies are acting against their team and they have no one to rely on but each other.Fast paced with a very well suited couple that has its own share of obstacles to overcome, including Cosky's determination to protect any woman from the worry and possible grief of a SEAL wife.Next comes novella Bound by Seduction and Kait's brother Aiden's story.Previous book review:✦ Forged in Fire

  • Kelly
    2019-05-12 04:31

    Good gravy, I had forgotten how much I like these SEALs. Not just THEM, but what they're able to do with the abilities they've been given. Or, in the case of Cosky, how open-minded he's willing to be when confronted with some non-traditional healing methods.Kait and Cosky are definitely combustible together. I can't say I loved how he shut Kait down when she tried to pursue something, but he recovered nicely. Eventually. The life-or-death situations they found themselves in probably spurred him along in that regard. I mean, it's hard to keep your distance when you have 'splosions going off around you.I don't mean to tell tales out of school or anything, but I'm kinda smitten with Wolf. The big, silent (and deadly!) ones always tug my heartstrings. I'm crossing my fingers we get to see more of him down the road.As for the rest of ST7, there's plenty of crazy going on to keep them all on those toes for a long while longer. BRING IT!-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal

  • Monica
    2019-05-26 03:22

    Second book in Red Hot Seals series. I loved the first book, but was more disappointed in this one. The story seemed to try to focus on the chemistry between Marcus Simcosky (Cosky) and Kait, but the relationship never fully developed well other than a lame wrap up at the very end. So much more could have been done. Hoping more occurs in the next book. The story had too many plot lines with the action of the killers and trying to them, side plots of a grieving Jillian, and mini attractions between a few couples that seem to be teasers for other books but just took away from this one. I was really distracted by the overuse of Arapaho terms of endearment. Thanks for the glossary at the end, but with a kindle that wasn't helpful and just became annoying as I had no clue usually what was meant. Overall I enjoy the combo military/action/romance story but this book fell flat for me. I will probably give the next in the series a try but if it's more like this than the first book, I'm done.

  • Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
    2019-04-28 03:38

    I enjoyed the first book in this series, a awesome mix of military romance, suspense, and a dab of the paranormal. It had been so long between releases though that it took me a little while to catch up on the story-line and for a good portion of the beginning, I thought that I might have missed a book in between because of the jump between characters and story-lines. Forged In Ash was a slow-moving read for me, the action kept me interested though. Unfortunately there were only two intimate scenes between the main couple which left me wanting and craving a stronger connection with them. I look forward to more books in the series, when they are finally released. However, one of the series characters rubs me the wrong way and I could live without his book.

  • Darcy
    2019-05-22 06:31

    This one was interesting on two fronts. First we have the romance between Cosky and Kait, then we have the larger issues with the guys, what they stumbled onto in the last book. It seems like the issues with the guys is blowing up. I liked that we learned why of the hijacked plan and why things are escalating so much, but with the knowledge comes more and more questions.I wasn't too sure about the romance between Cosky and Kait at the start, mostly because he was an ass at the start and I hated how he treated Kait. I did love learning about Kait's ability and how it turned out that Cosky worked with it. It will be interesting how often Kait is called upon to use the power for the team going forward.

  • Sarah
    2019-05-03 03:23

    Book two of the Red Hot Seals series by Trisha McCallan. Kait is one of the Seals members sister and as it stand means completely off the table problem is Cosky and Kait have had the hots for each other forever. These books so far are link by same story which isn't so bad but I absolutely hate cliffhangers and by end of this book you still don't know bad guy and more Seal members are introduced in story. So far there's more story and not as much relationship/sex between Hh as I usually read but I think get more into the mystery of the high jacking and really want bad guys dead in this story. Looking forward to to finding out who finally is bad guyGutted the other books are narrated like first two.

  • Melanie
    2019-04-28 08:28

    Loved it even more than book 1! My only concern now is: When are we getting the rest of the series????!!!! And the promised spin-off series?? It's all so beautifully set-up!It seems fans have been waiting a while for the new books, with the deadlines for their releases come and gone... I am now also one those fans anxiously waiting.... Please Ms. McCallan, let this be the year they release!

  • Colleen N
    2019-05-25 01:43

    WOW WOW WOW this book was so amazing! I found the series of course by accident and wasn't sure how the second one would be but Forged in Ash was every bit as great as the first book. The author does a great job of making you invest in all the characters not just the main ones. She also brings love, heat, mystery, and action to her story. I became completely enthralled and can not wait for the next book in the fall of this year! She left the door so open on who the next "main" character will be.

  • Mary Ann
    2019-05-25 07:47

    Packed with action and a continuation from the first of the series we find new talents introduced with characters in the story. The story is well told, though full of obscenities and sexual tension and activity.