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Wait Until Dark (The Night Stalkers #4)

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Paperback, 376 pages
Published February 1st 2013 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Beth
Jan 01, 2013 Beth rated it it was amazing
Book Blurb:
Name: Big John Wallace
Rank: Staff Sergeant, Chief Mechanic and Gunner
Mission: To serve and protect his crew and country.

Name: Connie Davis
Rank: Sergeant, Flight Engineer, Mechanical Wizard
Mission: To be the best...and survive.

Two Crack Mechanics, One Impossible Mission

Being in The Night Stalkers is Connie Davis's way of facing her demons head-on, but mountain-strong John Wallace is a threat on all fronts. Their passion is explosive, but their conflicts are insurmountable. When duty ca
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Tracey
Jan 03, 2013 Tracey rated it it was ok
DNF

I so wanted to like this book, but 25% in and all there was were looks and one kiss, it may not have even been far from sexy action but it was just to military talk for me. The characters I liked but just didn't get all the special op talk, all quite technical and too much for me.

This was my first try at military romance and obviously military books not for me :(

If you like military books this is possibly a great book as characters were likeable just very military!

Can I just apologise for us
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Mandi Schreiner
I made it 20% and this book has no plot. None.

And the military jargon is way too much in this one.

No interest. DNFing.

Think I'm going to have to stop with this series. First book was fun, but otherwise I've been disappointed.
Jen
Jul 28, 2014 Jen rated it really liked it
Like some of the other reviewers, I found this book a little bit more difficult to follow due to the detail of some of the mechanics of everything. And Connie as a heroine was a little bit harder for me to warm up to. But in a way, that just made the payoff that much more rewarding. After all, the whole point of Connie was that she could reel off specs and formulas like nobody's business, but she couldn't quite relate to the human beings around her. And Big John (although with that nickname I ha ...more
Christi Snow
Feb 01, 2013 Christi Snow rated it it was amazing
My Review:
I've said it twice before (on the other two reviews for the books in this series) and I'm going to say it again....I LOVE this series. I am not normally a reader that likes a lot of description or detail and these books have that, BUT it works for me. I don't know if it's the whole military aspect (which I truly do love after spending 20 years listening to dh's stories from work) or if it's just ML Buchman's writing voice, but I love the feel that I get when reading these books. I've n
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Alison
I didn't like this as much as the other two books. I seem to have detected a pattern - all the women are odd in one way or another. Of course, being the only women in SOAR would make them in a league of their own but these women in their different ways seem to struggle to understand others. Or maybe its just Kee and Connie?

So, Connie is almost an automaton - with an eidetic memory she is a brilliant engineer and has been since she was a very small child. Unfortunately, the death of her mother wh
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♡B♡
I didn't read the other books in this series and I didn't feel lost so you can read them out of order I suppose. It was hard for me to do that because I am the type of person that likes to go in order but I didn't this time.

It over all was a pretty okay book. I love a great military story...that being said...this was a bit much for me. I understand that it is a military story but I felt like I was reading gibberish. Now my husband was in the Marine Corps so I guess if it were written about a Ma
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Sparkymom
Apr 18, 2015 Sparkymom rated it it was amazing
Quiet Connie and Big Bad John. These two couldn't be more different. With Connie, it is definitely a case of still waters running deep. Strangely enough, the two work together seamlessly as though they have been a team for years. Connie knows she's different though and is not capable of truly fitting in. Although the book doesn't specify, her behavior leads you to believe she may even have some degree of autism or Aspergers. Dan doesn't seem to like her at first, but after working with her for a ...more
Kathy
Jan 18, 2015 Kathy rated it liked it
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Angela
Feb 23, 2013 Angela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Angela by: netgalley
3.5 Stars

I just read the entire series to be able to accurately review this book. I found that while I enjoyed reading a military romance about a division that never gets written about I found my eyes glazing over quite a few times when it started using acronyms (I kept forgetting what they stood for) and when describing the helicopters (I've never actually seen a military grade helicopter so couldn't really picture what they were talking about). I've liked the character of Big Bad John from the
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Brenda
Mar 01, 2013 Brenda rated it it was amazing
I wasn't sure if I would love Wait Until Dark as much as the other two books in the series. The characters were introduced previously and I was having a hard time imaging the two as the focus of their own story. I was wrong. So. Wrong. Big John is a man who's heart is as big as his body. He's a farm boy at heart who loves his family and became a soldier in order to protect them as best he could. He's intelligent, down to earth, and the best at what he does. In comes Connie, who may just be bette ...more
Calisto
Feb 16, 2013 Calisto rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
A solid entry to an entertaining series.

I have to say that I have enjoyed all three books in this series. The first book was a campy riot of fun. Books 2 and 3 are more serious in nature. My biggest complaint is that I miss the camp of the first book with its over-the-top heroine/plot/action.

Wait Until Dark is also different in that the pace is slow and the heroine is, well, weird. I didn't really warm up to her for the first quarter of the book, but when I 'got' her, I really enjoyed her quirk
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Darcy
Feb 09, 2013 Darcy rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-book, romance, military, 2013
This book sort of snuck up on me. At the start I wasn't really sure about Connie, she seemed so cold, I couldn't see how things would work out with her and John. I did love how Connie totally knew her stuff as a mechanic, in fact she was almost a genius at it. As the story went on I found myself really admiring Connie, she was so smart, her dad did the best he could with such a smarty pants kid. I think that had her father lived things might have been different for her, but he didn't and that hu ...more
Tam B.
Feb 06, 2013 Tam B. rated it really liked it
I greatly enjoyed this book.

In this book we have Big Bad John and Connie Davis discover each other. Big John has been part of the series from the start and is an accepted member of the SOAR squad. Connie on the other hand is a newbie and a loner and whilst brilliant mechanically, not part of anything.

This book opens during action in their usual location but the bulk of the book takes part stateside and on leave. I liked this as it gave John more depth and this contrasted with Connie (at least ho
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Bukcrz
Sep 10, 2014 Bukcrz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok, I admit this author is officially a favorite of mine. Some series, when you pick the next book, you almost forgot what happened on the last one. Not for me on this series and that's why I hope this author will stay interesting.
What sets this book (and the rest of the series) way apart from other books I've read so far is the lack of insta-love. Instead we saw both the hero and heroine gets to know each other, learn who they are and then fall in love kicking an screaming. In this series and t
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Romancing the Book
Jun 15, 2013 Romancing the Book rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, contemporary
Reviewed by: April
Book provided by: book provided by NetGalley for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

With a mix of military suspense, broken lives and emotions and romantic heat, Wait Until Dark packs a leisurely but intense punch for lovers of this genre!

This is the first book by this author that I have had the pleasure of reading and I can say that I highly enjoyed his writing style and his ability to really bring forth his characters in a three dimensional way that truly al
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Angela
Feb 17, 2013 Angela rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I am a woman civilian, who personally have very little military background; however, I have parents and grandparents who all served and a cousin (who is a woman) who has chosen the army as her career and who flies blackhawks, plus it helps that I am an scientist and engineer so I am not completely hopeless. Now with that established...

I really enjoyed this book. It was detailed oriented enough that I feel like I actually learned something, but yet the story line and characters were solid, which
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Viv Ross
Jan 31, 2013 Viv Ross rated it really liked it
Firstly, I won an uncorrected advance copy of this book via a Goodreads giveaway.

Now, I don't particularly enjoy politics, modern warfare, or anything of the like in general. However, this book was very well written. There was a balance of enough detail to give a general understanding to a layman (or woman) without being overwhelming. I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I devoured it. This is the first time in a long time I have not set a book down once I picked it up except for those times it was a
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Marlene
Sep 04, 2014 Marlene rated it really liked it
Originally published at Book Lovers Inc.

M.L. Buchman's Night Stalkers series anticipated the U.S. military's removal of the ban on women in combat positions by casting three women as warriors in the Night Stalker squadron in what I suspect is well ahead of actual events. Notice I said "combat positions" and not just "combat". In the modern era of warfare, there is no defined front line. Women are serving in combat. They just haven't been able to be recognized for it when promotions come around i
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Blodeuedd Finland
Jan 26, 2013 Blodeuedd Finland rated it liked it
Shelves: romanticsuspense
This is book 3, but it does work well as a stand alone.

Both were in the previous book, but this is their time. Connie is the dedicated mechanic, the soldier who forms no attachment. She feels weird and that she does not belong. I kind of felt that I I understood where she was coming from. Yes she has issues, but that is who she is. While Big John is nice, fits in and is just a good guy. A perfect fit? Well not exactly and that is what makes it good. They first fight their attraction and then the
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Ellen
Feb 17, 2013 Ellen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed Wait until Dark and its a nice addition to the series. I was once again immersed in a great high energy military romance with a little suspense thrown in.
I liked that characters in the first 2 books appear in this book. They seem to fit in and add to the plot. Bring an even better enjoyment to the story.
This is a slow building story. Connie is a mechanic and a unique character, I really felt for her, having to face her demons and learn that she doesnt have to be alone. I even cr
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Seminole County Public Library
(Submitted in the 2014 Summer Reading Grand Prize Drawing)

Big John Wallace & Connie Davis they are in the military together. John-Staff Sergeant & Chief Mechanic. Connie-Sergeant & Flight Engineer. John & Connie have been flying together for a couple of weeks & have an attraction to each other. Around Christmas John was going home for break. Connie had nowhere to go so John asked Connie to go home with him & his family for Christmas. They spend a week together and fall in
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Tina
Jan 01, 2016 Tina rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Hell yeah.

Great for those of us with a military background, and readers who think eat and breathe tech. And the sex and romance doesn't hurt either. =)

Buchman has been many a man's intro to the type of stuff his woman reads. Or at least close enough.
Patti Ashley
Choppy story

Just had a hard time with this one. Characters were stiff and unappealing. The descriptive paragraphs on helicopters and military jargon were overdone and did not move the story along.
Melinda
This is the first I have read from M.L. Buchman and have to say it was good. Only problem is that this is Book 3 in the Night Stalkers series and feel I missed out on a lot. I think it would be okay as a standalone but this is one that should be read completely right away. Right off there is instant chemistry between Connie and John it’s hard to see them not together. They work in a career that is high stakes but John is determined to keep her forever by his side. What I didn’t like was that it ...more
Rita C
Nov 04, 2015 Rita C rated it really liked it
These just keep getting better. I'm not sure how they are getting past the fraternization rule. that hasn't been clarified at all, after the first book.
Gail
And Buchman continues on a roll of fabulous books. This is the story of Big John and Connie, the gunners and mechanics on the lady pilot's helicopter. She has angst out the wazoo (army dad died when she was little, mom when she was littler, and gramma was just there), he has a little bit of angst but a great family, and then there's the mission they are called to do. Perfect blend of action and love story. Loved this book.
Jillian (NetGalley Addict)
NetGalley provided me with a copy of this book for my honest review.

I read the synopsis of this book, saw the cover and thought it looked interesting. I hate it when I am wrong, normally I enjoy military romances but this one was throwing out terms and lingo like it was a buy one get one free sale. I found myself skimming over some of the paragraphs because of that and it seemed to break up the flow of the book. The book did have great characters and I liked the story line. If this book had left
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Andrea
Mar 27, 2015 Andrea rated it really liked it
This whole series of Night Stalker is absolutely wonderful. I greatly enjoyed all the techinical, on the flight line, in your face flying and tactics in Wait Until Dark. Connnie and John are a strong pair each with issues but able to resolve by the end. I have read all three in this series and pary there might be more. M.L. Buchman is now on my list of authors to watch for. I hope we will be seeing more from him and in the near future. I know there are alot of other strong willed women in the mi ...more
Sara
May 24, 2015 Sara rated it liked it
Shelves: military-heroes
not as good add the first. This one was more about sitting and waiting with very few action sequences.
The first book was definitely more action-packed and faster paced than this one.
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M. L. Buchman has over 25 novels in print. His military romantic suspense books have been named Barnes & Noble and NPR “Top 5 of the year” and Booklist “Top 10 of the Year.” In addition to romance, he also writes thrillers, fantasy, and science fiction.

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