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Children with no birth records and a soldier with PTSD together must define the value of human life.

After a bitter fight, Jenna Mosier's pregnant sister ran away. Now ten years later, Tanya is dead—murdered. A bloody note clutched in her hand pleads for
someone to rescue her baby—a child Jenna must find to make up for not saving her sister.

Former Marine, Reed Adler, thought
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Published (first published August 11th 2011)
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Baba  ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Archer, Dean, Adrian, Dan & Hunter
„Ethics is not definable, is not implementable, because it is not conscious; it involves not only our thinking, but also our feeling.“
- by Valdemar W. Setzer –

3.5 stars.

Suddenly…boom! When Reed hears that noise he’s instantly overwhelmed by a very bad flashback. He thinks that he’s back in Afghanistan with his unit. Out of the blue, a boy is bursting from the trees and is running to his cabin. He’s scared and he takes off back the way he’d come. Later Reed finds the body of a dead woman. Her nam
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Alyssa
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From the moment I began this book until the last word was read, it grabbed me by the throat & heart and wouldn't let go! The subject is so powerful & the book is so amazingly written, that you feel as if you are within the pages. I was on a roller coaster of emotions as I met Reed, David & Jenna. Reed is the quintessential alpha male who loves & protects with a fierceness that is awe-inspiring. Even though he is suffering from severe PTS
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Beverly
I fell in love with this story as soon as I started reading. The characters captured my heart upon introduction. David - the small, frightened child. Reed - the strong, ex-military man who was so very damaged. Jenna - the peace-loving fighter. Jenna's and Reed's friends too as we meet them. I loved the parallels, three women and three men - all tough, amazingly single, so close to each other that they feel as if they are family and passionately protective. Throw in their quirky personalities, a ...more
Tishia (Paperback Opinion)
Expendable is a story full of mystery, suspense, and romance. Jenna and Reed are 2 middle aged individuals brought together by a dead body and a lost child. Jenna finds out that her sister – whom she hasn't seen in 10 years – is found dead. Jenna also finds out that her sister had a child, and it's up to her to find and protect this little boy.

Reed is a former Marine who just recently retired. Not only does he find the body of Jenna's sister and Jenna's nephew David, he also rescues Jenna from t
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Molly
Oct 15, 2011 Molly rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Molly by: Bookish Snob Promotions
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An incredible, un-put-downable book! Absolutely amazing! This is my first story written by Maggie Jaimeson and I can you right now...it will NOT be my last! I loved every minute of this story. Each page turn brought new twists, new turns, new suspense and I couldn't put it down!

Reed. I absolutely loved his character. Of course, I'm a sucker for a military (or ex military!) man. There's something about them being protective that just melts me. I loved seeing him interact with David, when he found
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Terri Patrick
Expendable by Maggie Jaimeson grabbed me by the throat from the first paragraph. It's classified a futuristic thriller and I was totally enthralled with this story. The visuals are intense, especially during the PTSD flashbacks, and the biogenetics horror was heart wrenching. The dynamic relationship between Reed and Jenna increased the intensity of this whole story and added a philosophical depth that engaged me on many levels.

I personally prefer heartwarming romances but I won this book and wa
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Jessica at Book Sake
The description for Expendable reminded me of a Dean Koontz novel, which is why I picked it up. I knew it probably wouldn’t compare to Koontz’s writing, but I wanted to give it a shot anyway. I think I was right on the money with my assumption. The story had a good premise, but the author wasn’t able to pull off the far-fetched nature of the plot as well as other authors in this genre. Having said that, I didn’t think this book was a swing and a miss either. When the plot failed to fully capture ...more
Romancing the Book
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Maggie Jaimeson weaves heart-stopping action with the unique premise of biogenetic research. Reed Adler is by far the most believable character as he struggles with near-debilitating flashbacks as part of his PTSD, while still managing to use his considerable skills to stay alive as he fights to unravel the mystery surrounding Jenna, her sister, and her sister’s child.

Jenna, while exhibiting definite contrition about her part in her sister’s disa
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Cathy Speight
This is not a book to start reading if you have a busy day ahead of you – you won't want to put it down!

I was gripped from the start with the early introduction of a murdered woman, Tanya, who is found by an ex Special Ops Marine soldier, Reed Adler, with a severely traumatised young boy by her side. While Reed tries to establish the boy's relationship to this woman and break through his barrier of silence, he has his own demons to face after serving in Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, the dead woman's si
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Donna
Romantic suspense is one of my favorite genres. So when I first heard about this book I was immediately drawn to it. And once I started it, I didnt want to put it down.


As the main characters Reed and Jenna both have complex pasts that they have to work though and overcome while trying to figure out what happened to Jenna's sister and her unknown child. The characters are great and have such good histories that you really get a sense of who they are. And you are following along hoping it works ou
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Emily
Jenna Mosier has lived with ten years of regret, after a misunderstanding with her sister was the last time they ever spoke. Jenna is shocked to find out that not only has her sister been murdered but she left a son Jenna knew nothing about and he is missing.

Retired Marine Reed Adler lives on the mountain in his cabin, still struggling with the aftereffects of his time in war. His life is about to be shaken though, when a ten year old boy who won't talk about his past needs his help. Reed is thr
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SirenBookReviews
Readers, you're in for a treat with this intense romantic suspense. Right from the start, the story has a bang, and it doesn't stop until the very last page. Woven with murder, mystery, and some very tender romantic moments, Expendable will delight fans of sexy romantic suspense. The pages sizzle with sexual tension, flying bullets, a child caught in the crossfire, and many other mysterious plots that bind together into one giant mystery. I was hooked immediately, and the intensity of the story ...more
Jennifer
I won this book as a giveaway through goodreads. I received this book quickly, and loved that the author autographed the book!

I thought this book was well written. The characters were very likeable, especially Reed Adler, the hero, and Jenna. Maggie Jaimeson has a very creative mind, and it shows through this story. The plot is a little unbelievable, however, the situations the characters find themselves in made my heart race, and kept me wanting to read more. If you are looking for some suspen
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Vanessa McClure
Expendable has a good storyline as nowadays books are all about vampires and werewolves. This book however, was refreshing as the storyline was very interesting, but in some parts it didn't flow well.
Anna Brentwood
Interesting concept with lots of twists and turns of what can happen with scientific abuse and mad ego; some extremely fictional situations, romance and likable characters. Good writing. Good read!
Kara Rutledge
The book was really good. However, the relationships seemed to happen a little too quickly.
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