TARGET ENGAGED by M.L. Buchman: Review

Posted December 4, 2015 in 2015 Top Pick, Favorites, Reviews / 0 Comments

TopTARGET ENGAGED by M.L. Buchman: ReviewTraget Engaged by M.L. Buchman
Series: Delta Force #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: December 1st 2015
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 384
Source: Publisher
Format: eARC
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.

Kyle Reeves was trained by his father to do one thing: be the very best. So he isn’t daunted by the Delta Force selection process—the toughest military training on earth—or when the very best woman falls into his arms.

Carla Anderson buried her heart in Arlington when she lost her mother and brother to combat. She wants nothing more than to give her all in the line of duty until she too is laid down beside them, and Delta training might just be the challenge she’s looking for. Little did she know, the true challenge was coming in the shape of a sexy, alpha-male military operative.

Surviving brutal training is just the beginning of the merciless path to Delta, but it’s also the dawn of the hottest passion Kyle and Carla have ever known…



TARGET ENGAGED is so ridiculously good, I’ve been wondering why it took me so long to read this author’s work. Filled with rich and vibrant details, amazing and inspiring characters, lots of rapid, intense action and a passionate romance, this is an incredible series opener and one of the best books I have read this year. 

They are the best of the best, the elite of the elite, the ultimate warriors and they always complete their missions. They are The Unit.

Sergeant Carla Anderson lost both her mother and brother in combat and followed their footsteps into the military with the ultimate goal of joining the Delta Force. The first woman in history to be selected for the team, Carla is very determined to make it to the end and has the tenacity, competitive drive and sheer will to see her through the brutal selection process. But her biggest challenge may be her sexy team mate and not the rigorous Delta training.  

 Sergeant Kyle Reeves has always aspired to be the best in everything and takes every challenge in stride. But all the training he’s undergone does not prepare him for Carla Anderson. A highly skilled operative and a very sexy woman, Carla challenges Kyle both on the field and in the bedroom and his biggest task is yet to come: getting her to admit her feelings for him.

Carla has only ever loved her mother and brother and knows nothing of the love between a man and woman nor does she want it, but when their mission goes sideways and she has to step into the role of leading the team, she realizes that she doesn’t want a life without Kyle in it.

I’m the girl that picks the action movie over the romcom every time, so this is right up my alley and I loved every minute of it. Carla is beautiful, smart and fearless and very inspiring. Kyle is a leader and together they make a formidable duo in the field but beyond that, Kyle is good for Carla. He knows what makes her tick and dares her to take a chance on love and letting him in. 

M. L. Buchman paints a very irresistible picture of what it takes to become an elite warrior, one that will make you want to run out and sign  up for the military just for the opportunity to become one. I love how the romance between Carla and Kyle unfolded and I loved the camaraderie between their entire team. I enjoyed reading this book so much that I didn’t want it to end and I’m looking forward to the rest of the series. 





About M.L. Buchman

M. L. Buchman has over 40 novels in print (and an ever-expanding flock of short fiction that seems to be breeding on its own). His military romantic suspense books have been named Barnes & Noble and NPR “Top 5 of the Year,” nominated for the Reviewer’s Choice Award for “Top 10 Romantic Suspense of 2014” by RT Book Reviews, and twice Booklist “Top 10 of the Year” placing two of his titles on their “The 101 Best Romance Novels of the Last 10 Years.” In addition to romance, he also writes thrillers, fantasy, and science fiction.

In among his career as a corporate project manager he has: rebuilt and single-handed a fifty-foot sailboat, both flown and jumped out of airplanes, designed and built two houses, and bicycled solo around the world.

He is now making his living as a full-time writer on the Oregon Coast with his beloved wife. He is constantly amazed at what you can do with a degree in Geophysics. You may keep up with his writing by subscribing to his newsletter.

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