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Review…Wait Until Dark by M. L. Buchman

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Synopsis:

Name: Big John Wallace

Rank: Staff Sergeant, Chief Mechanic and Gunner

Mission: To serve and protect his crew and country.

 

Name: Connie Davis

Rank: Sergeant, Flight Engineer, Mechanical Wizard

Mission: To be the best…and survive.

Two Crack Mechanics, One Impossible Mission

Being in The Night Stalkers is Connie Davis’s way of facing her demons head-on, but mountain-strong John Wallace is a threat on all fronts. Their passion is explosive, but their conflicts are insurmountable. When duty calls them to a mission no one else could survive, they’ll fly into the night together—ready or not.

 

My Review:

This is the third book in the Night Stalkers Series by M.L. Buchman and after falling in love with the first two books I was so excited when release day for Wait Until Dark came. This book was fantastic and a great addition to the series!

Sergeant Connie Davis is one of the few female members of SOAR, and damn good at what she does.  She’s known since she was a child, and being the daughter of a military pilot, that she was born for mechanics.  Her gift for remembering schematics and instructional manuals word for word has gotten her to where she is today.  She can fix anything…..except her broken and battered heart.  She’s been alone since she was a teen.  Losing her mother at the age of 3 was tough, sure, but losing her father when she was 13 was devastating.  She had idolized him, admired him, and loved him with all she had.  He was the only one who truly understood her love of all things mechanical, and the only one who encouraged her gift.  He was all she had.  When he was killed in action, she knew she would never be the same.  So she lived her life as an outsider who no one understood.  She really never fit in anywhere…until now, on her current assignment.  She’s on a crew with Big John Wallace and right off the bat she knows there’s something about him.  He just may turn out to be the only one besides her father who ever really understood the constantly misunderstood Connie.

Big John Wallace has always had a love for life.  He’s flying with the best crew there is, is a mechanic second to none, has some great friends and a family he adores. He grew up in farm country with a big, close-knit family in an equally close-knit community and flies and serves to protect those very people.  He’s always confident and has a way with people….he’s always watching and observing them and their true nature and can always figure a person out.  He’s always been able to assess problems and fix them.  Ever since Connie entered their crew, he’s determined to fix what he can see is definitely broken.

Together, John and Connie will venture on what I can assume is the toughest mission for them both.  John’s determination and Connie’s reluctance to let anyone in prove to be a battle neither one are prepared for….but one that will ultimately put the separate pieces of Connie and John together to make a perfectly working whole.

This was an awesome book.  Some say this series is overly heavy on the military lingo but I don’t feel that way.  This is one of the only series I read written by a male author and I really appreciate the tough heroes and heroines he creates.  Connie is a no-nonsense, straightforward woman in a man’s world.  She has worked hard at getting to where she is and in doing so, has had to learn to shut down her emotions and move forward from her personal loss.  Unfortunately, in doing so, she never truly dealt with that loss.  John proves to be the balm her broken heart and soul need.  He is everything a woman could want.  Warm, kind-hearted, fun loving, focused, determined, brilliant, loyal and tough wrapped up in a big, handsome package. Connie and John paired together were simple, opposites attract perfection!

Meanwhile, there’s action packed flying sequences that had me white-knuckling my e-reader and reading wide eyed.  Add a whole top-secret mission weaved into the romance between Connie and John and this book was a win for me.  We also got to see more of our favorite Majors, Mark and Emily, from the first book, The Night is Mine.

I truly enjoyed this installment of The Night Stalkers and definitely look forward to continuing on with the series! Thank you, Mr. Buchman, for yet another pulse pounding, action packed romance!

4LovesRLB

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