Review: Elite Metal

Elite Metal Chrome’s Salvation by Jennifer Kacey

3 out of 5 Licks

A former leader of Elite Recon, reduced to nothing more than an apathetic existence.

Until his girl’s life hangs in the balance…now nothing will stand in the way of him coming back to life.

Chrome had it all. Exactly what he wanted. A career in the Marines he loved, fighting alongside his brothers and sisters to protect the US from everything set out to destroy it. Then on their last mission as Elite Reconthey were double-crossed…and everything went horribly wrong.

Cammie needs help rescuing her siblings from the clutches of a man determined to crush everything she holds dear. But she has no one to turn to. No one to lean on when she’s trapped in a world she never knew existed. Lost in a world of pseudo-normalcy Chrome’s reduced to nothing more than existing. Day in. Day out. Nothing to live for.

Until his girl’s life hangs in the balance. Now nothing will stand in his way of coming back to life.

Love at first sight is a myth. Or so Chrome thought. Everything he thinks is true disappears in the presence…of his salvation.

Before I start let me clarify that I’ve only read Chrome’s book in this box set and this review is only about that book.  I will also say that the premise intrigued me enough that I’ve pre-ordered the book because I want to see what happens to the other team members.  Overall I enjoyed Chrome’s book, but it didn’t grab me and not let go.  I wanted to know ultimately what happened, but I would have preferred to read Steele’s story first because I feel like I might have gotten a little more background on the team’s past.  Chrome was an interesting character.  He was rugged and tough but clearly has a softer side that even he doesn’t know much about.  The instant love/lust thing wasn’t working for me very well in this book though.  I usually prefer my characters to have a little more interaction before deciding they love each other.  It’s hard for me to feel the love when they hardly know anything about each other.  I did however find myself laughing throughout the book and falling for Chrome’s bad boy charm a time or two.  The BDSM elements were pretty sexy and while it didn’t go into what I would consider heavy BDSM territory it was a nice dive into the shallow end (my shallow end may be a bit deeper than yours though lol).  The book could have been a little more polished, but the overall plot was there and as I said before I want to read the rest of the books in the box set and see where each person lands.        

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