Calculated Collision

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 11 Feb 2018

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This was a really good action packed read with plenty of suspense and lots of twists and turns this gripping read will have you on the edge of your seat and reading late into the night.With great characters and a super plot this is a super addition to the series
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This book was SO much fun! I loved all the action and mystery mixed with the romance from the main characters! Such a fun read I really needed this book right now and I highly recommend to those looking for a fast paced steamy read!
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You have got to read this author if you like action, suspense and love. You can read this as a standalone but I wouldn't recommend that you just get so much more when you start from the beginning. I thoroughly enjoyed Nate and Lee those two were hot together. So grab a copy and Enjoy!.
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Wow, loved this book. I have not read the others in this series. You get hooked by action, adventure, intrigue all brought together by a great story line and characters. Once you start reading you will not put it down.
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Calculated Collision carries the same story line from the first in the series though this book as well as bringing in characters from the other books. C.A. Szarek is able to catch readers up quickly and efficiently without slowing down the current story.  

This is more romance my suspense with Nate and Lee trying to keep each other hands off each other. Set up story, suspense, thinking about sex, sex, story, sex,  thinking about sex, guilty for thinking about sex and story.

While it follows the same pattern as the other 2 in the series this one I was hoping for more fun banter, action and less thinking, talking or having sex. A lot of readers of this series will enjoy the romance but I found took away from a story that would have been more exciting than Nate and Lee wanting each other.

Thank you to Netgelley and the publisher for the Copy of this book.
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This is a voluntary review of an advanced copy.

I have read book 2 and now book 3 and can easily understand what is going on even without reading book 1. Each book is really a stand alone but is also fun when there are references to the previous characters that you read about.

Wow, Lee was a tough person to relate to and not having lost a close family member, I cannot really know the pain that she was dealing with. I really felt for Nate as Lee kept pushing him away and not allowing herself to take another chance on a relationship as her first attempt was so painful when her husband and child died.

Along with the romance is a great intrigue as the FBI has a mole and I love that we know who it is and can see the whole story. (I really dislike books that hide the "bad" guy and when I get to the end, I have to re-read parts to understand the whole picture. This annoys some people but I usually read the end to find out who it is so that I can better understand the story and see the little hints along the way that now make sense to me...sorry if that bothers you and I have gotten shocked looks when admitting to doing this!)

The only thing that I had wished differently in the book is that Caselli would have been killed! Sorry to be so blood thirsty but with good lawyers, he could go free after all he has done.

I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading the next couple books in the series and maybe even go back and read book 1!! Each book has such a great cast of characters that draw you in and you can't help but love them (except for the villain and his henchmen) and feel their pain throughout the book.

It really was hard to put this book down once I started it and pretty much read it straight through because I wanted to know how it ended and when they caught the mole. The surprise that Lee had at the end was great and just made the HEA really, really happy!
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This book had it all. Action, adventure, intrigue and amazing storyline that just captivated right from the start. So many twists and turns in such a fantastic book. The author has outdone themselves with this book and should be super proud of it. Impossible to put down once you start reading it and you don’t want it to end. The characters really bring this book together and I absolutely loved reading there story. I would definitely recommend this book
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This is the first 5* review that I have given this year.  This book deserves to wear it's tiara proudly.  It offered me everything I am looking for in a book.   A whodunit and why, action, and steamy romance.  There's a second chance to this love story, too. Anyone that actually reads my reviews know that I adore second chance romances.

This review is based on the ARC provided by the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
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This was a heartbreaker I felt so much sympathy for Lee and what she had suffered, how anyone comes back from the different knocks she had got I just don’t know. Then comes Nate her ray of light, it was just so hard for her to move on. All that with a murder and adventure how could you go wrong.
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I loved this book. I couldn't put it down. It was the perfect blend of steamy romance and crime substance. Perfect when you want a book with character but you also want a romance book.
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This is the 3rd book in the series, and the third book I have read by this author. I have to say, each story is better than the previous one.
This one centers around FBI Special Agent, Lee Dawson and Dallas ADA, Nate Crane. They had meet a couple of years ago during a case they worked together, and when she returns the following year for another case, had a very short affair. He wanted more, she did not. 
Now they are thrown together when Nate witnesses the murder of a dear friend. Sparks fly, but there is too much going on not only professionally, but also personally, especially for Lee. A woman whose devastating losses in her past, took her down a spiral she is just coming out of, but might never totally recover from. The walls she had built around her heart are mighty high.
The plot was engaging. Not only because it was filled with suspense, murder, betrayals etc, but also, because of the complexity of these two main characters.
It’s a heartbreaking, suspenseful plot that will keep you on the edge of your seat. But it is also a romance that will touch you deeply.
A thoughtful story about losses, patience, alcoholism, but above all love and trust.
Can’t wait to see what else this talented author has in store for us.
I was gifted this copy by Netgalley. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
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I received an ARC of this book for my honest review.
I loved this book. I enjoyed the main characters Lee and NIck . They kept the reader engaged and interested from beginning to end. I had a lot of fun reading this book and will be getting the next on in the series.
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Calculated Collision is another fantastic read by C.A. Szarek. It can be read as a stand alone. This is the 3rd book in the Crossing Forces book & the stories just continue to get more interesting.

The chemistry between Lee & Nate jumps off the page. And again the author does a great job of mixing intrigue & romance.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
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Spectacular!

A beautiful love story full of turmoil, suspense and heart wrenching emotion. 

I voluntarily read an advanced copy.
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WOW!!! This book is a great read.  It was fun-easy read with a lot of suspense, surprises and romance.  I loved the action scenes and how strong Lee is pretraded.  The two main characters, Nate and Lee have great chemistry. They are fabulous together.   C. A. Szarek does an excellent job developing the characters.  I love how the author includes characters from the connecting books in this series, it feels like I am catching up old friends. I would recommend this book.
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