Never Surrender by Kaylea Cross

Never Surrender by Kaylea CrossNever Surrender by Kaylea Cross
Series: Bagram Special Ops #6
on March 21st 2017
Pages: 128
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As the Bagram crew assembles at a guest ranch in Montana to celebrate the wedding of two of its own, everyone expects a fun week-long vacation enjoying some much-needed downtime together. But in the picturesque foothills bordering the ranch, a hidden danger lurks.
When the guys stumble upon evidence of a domestic terrorist cell during the bachelor party, it puts everyone directly in the crosshairs of a lethal enemy determined to remain unseen, unleashing a wave of danger every bit as deadly as what they faced back overseas. Then a shocking revelation from the past comes to light, and it may be the key to winning the fight. Now they must come together as a team to eliminate the threat, before they wind up gathered for a funeral instead of a wedding.

I tore through ‘Never Surrender’ in the space of a few hours as I was reminded why I love military/paramilitary romances to much. This is just how much I’ve missed the Bagram crew, back in the day when Kaylea Cross was hammering this series out that made me fall in love with each and every character in it.

Wade/Erin’s wedding isn’t the joyful, peaceful reunion it’s supposed to be, but Cross brings us through the action through Ace and Ryan’s POVs – another hoot of a couple in the series – and I must say there are thrills and (some rather unrealistic) spills to come in it, with Ace’s granny taking centre stage in several scenes. It’s hilarious in parts, breathtaking in others and I’d say, a worthwhile read all around. My enjoyment of course, stems from revisiting this beloved cast of characters again, as I ate up every interaction between all of them…which I miss so much.

‘Never Surrender’ brought me back to Cross’s ‘glory days’ where military thrillers were her thing. It isn’t that her HRT or DEA Fast series is disappointing, but many of those books do feel repetitive and sometimes tedious as Cross looked alarmingly stripped of ideas. It’s good to finally say that this book – the Mackenzies were peripheral in the whole plot – brought back a rush that I’d long forgotten.