Camouflaged is a prequel in the Hiding from Love series. Our review of Book #1, Hidden, can be read here.
Gabe Thompson enlisted to help out his buddy, but three years later he’s 100% US military bad boy, serving in the desert of Afghanistan where the days are hot, but the nights are hotter.
Alexis Garcia is out to save the world. The University of Texas freshman has come to Afghanistan to do aid work with the United Nations. She’s all about the peace, and she has no use for the camp’s biggest, baddest, gun toting player.
But, sometimes camouflage is more than a color, and people aren’t what they seem. When conflict develops not only between Gabe and Alexis, but also all around them, they’re forced to look deeper, and what they find will rock their worlds and change their hearts forever.
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I focused on those gorgeous lips. “I think you’re all bark and no bite, and that you’re trying to chase me away with your bad attitude because you’re afraid of me. I bet you like to be in control of everything all the time, don’t you?”
She swallowed and I felt everything below my belt tighten to the point of pain. I dug my hand into the hunk of hair at the back of her head and gently pulled her toward me. She didn’t resist as my heart rate picked up and her breaths came in little pants.
“You’re afraid you won’t be able to control a guy like me, aren’t you? And you know what? You’re right. You wouldn’t be able to control me. But I’d take you on the ride of your life, and you’d thank me for it afterwards.” I leaned in ever so slowly, my lips hovering over hers as her eyes fluttered shut. I could feel the heat from her face, and her chest grazed mine, setting off sparks all up and down my spine. Her hair was like strands of silk, and I gripped the back of her head tighter, pulling her that infinitesimal bit closer. She had a quick intake of breath and I felt my chest clutch.
Rating 4 out of 5
Once again, I’ve had the pleasure of receiving an ARC of a Selena Laurence gem. Camouflaged is the prequel to Selena’s book, Hidden. I loved Gabe in Hidden so I’ve been curious about his back story. My curiosity has been quenched, but now I have a new problem.
I need Gabe to have his happy ending! What he goes through in his life is not a clichéd tragic childhood. But it’s not a sitcom with the perfect upbringing either. And it’s sad when a strong man is so held back by actions of the past that he can’t live in the now. Gabe is a good man and just can’t believe that about himself. Even his actions in Camouflaged were brushed off by him. Well, until it was too late.
And Alexis. I liked Alexis, but what happened between then and now? Where was she in Hidden? And what about poor Gabe? I want to hug him. Or molest him. Okay, both. I need the rest of the story! Selena Laurence better be hard at work or I may throw a fit! I need more of her writing. It’s very relatable and feels very real. The dialogue has a natural flow and there’s nothing too over the top. Selena Laurence writes great stories that are immensely enjoyable to read.
Selena Laurence lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and spends a hell of a lot of time at soccer games, on her laptop, and reading. She requires a Mocha Latte every day to function, keeps a goldendoodle at her feet most of the time, and has more kids than she knows what to do with. Her husband, Mr. Laurence, spends as much time as he can at the office and the gym in order to avoid the kids, the dog, the laptop and the reading, but he always shows up for the soccer games, and he makes a mean Mocha Latte.
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