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Target Engaged

M.L. Buchman. Sourcebooks Casablanca, $7.99 mass market (384p) ISBN 978-1-4926-1

Love blossoms amid constant danger in the start of Buchman’s new military romance series focusing on the elite soldiers of the Delta Force counterterrorism team. Sgt. Carla Anderson is the first woman to ever make the unit, and she’s done so by being tougher, faster, and more persistent than any of her male colleagues. Any, that is, save for Sgt. Kyle Reeves, arguably the best of the very best. They challenge each other through training and form the perfect team, both on assignment and in the bedroom, where their mutual passion ignites into blistering hot sex. But what starts out as a fling between equals soon deepens, much to Kyle’s surprise and Carla’s annoyance; she’s sworn off love in favor of duty, and he never expected to lose his heart so thoroughly. When their team is sent to deal with a drug-smuggling operation in Venezuela, they must reexamine their relationship in order to complete the mission. As usual, Buchman skillfully balances the romantic and military aspects of his story, populating it with memorable characters and pulse-pounding action. Though spun off from his Night Stalkers series, this can be read on its own. (Dec.)