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First Strike (I-Team #5.9) by Pamela Clare

Warning: This story ends with a cliffhanger.

Just a weekend…

Laura Nilsson knows what she wants: a successful career as a broadcast journalist—and a little fun between the sheets now and again. What she doesn’t want is marriage or kids. When a ripped and sexy stranger intervenes to stop a couple of drunks from harassing her in a hotel bar in Dubai City, all she can think about is spending the rest of the weekend with him—in her bed. There’s just one little problem. Unmarried sex is illegal in Dubai.

… of no-strings sex …

Navy SEAL Javier “Cobra” Corbray is on his way home from a rough deployment in Afghanistan when he finds himself having dinner with “the Baghdad Babe.” What she wants from him—sex with no strings—could land them both in prison. Still, he’s more than happy to oblige her. She’s confident and sexually assertive, and he’s secure enough to lie back and let her make the first strike. But, as she’s about to find out, he’s more than her match.

… or the beginning of something more?
Yet, neither Laura nor Javier has any idea what lies ahead—or how this weekend of mind-blowing sex will impact their emotions. Will they act on their new-found feelings in time, or will they let something special slip away… perhaps forever?

 Five Stars

Holy Hell! A super steamy introduction to Laura and Javier!



First Strike is a tantalizing prequel to Striking Distance. This is a very short story that introduces the characters of Laura and Javier and sets the stage for the next full-length book in the I-Team series.



Straight to the point, Laura and Javier meet at a bar in Dubai. Their attraction for each other is pretty instantaneous, and it becomes obvious that they both want a “no-strings attached” hook-up. What's the problem? Well, they're in the city of Dubai where unmarried sex is illegal. If caught, they could get into serious trouble. Nevertheless, these two find a way to spend one very hot evening together, which then turns into one scorching weekend!!!



Pamela Clare continues to create couples who are so passionately drawn to each other. First Strike is primarily an erotic-romance short story with a splash of enticing suspense. This can be read as a standalone. You don't need to have read the other books to enjoy this super steamy novella, although you might want to afterward if you've never read anything from this amazing romantic suspense series!



Yes, this story ends in a huge cliffhanger with no HEA! Ms. Clare tells you that right away in the author's note. Boy, does she leave you hanging in spectacular fashion and longing for the next book right away! I can sense Ms. Clare leading her readers down a dark road covering a serious and intense subject matter. I am intrigued, sort of frightened and excited for Striking Distance. My heart is pumping! I'm ready for more Laura and Javier! Bring it on!!!



Five Stars

I have been a Pamela Clare fan for quite some time - but there is a special place in my heart for the I-Team!! Every one is better than the last and I'm not sure how since they are all SPECTACULAR!!

That said, even though this book was a mere 70 some pages, HOLY CRAP was it HOT!!

This is simply the prequel to Striking Distance, which comes out in a couple of weeks(THANK GOD!), but it's so steamy you may need some assistance when you finish it, if you know what I mean! *wink*

This book is all about the weekend that Javier and Laura meet. A weekend that is supposed to be simply sex and fun and nothing else, but we all know what happens when that declaration is made?? Oops, we kinda fell in love! :)

Now, you are warned at the beginning that this story has a cliffhanger, obviously because it is the beginning to the actual fill length story but even though you were warned you will be so wrapped up in the emotions in the story that you will forget, I swear, until that's it! The End. And you are left begging to know WHAT NEXT!??

No worries, Ms. Clare is not a cruel person and we only have to wait a couple of weeks to be back together with Javier and Laura and the rest of the I-Team we all love so much!!!


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Striking Distance (I-Team #6) releases November 5, 2013

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