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Bad Nights (Rockfort Security #1)

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You Only Get a Second Chance...

Private operative and former Navy SEAL Jack Brandt barely escaped a disastrous undercover assignment, thanks to the most intriguing woman he's ever met. When his enemies track him to her doorstep, he'll do anything to protect Morgan from the danger closing in on them both...

If You Stay Alive...

Since her husband's death, Morgan Rains has only
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Mass Market Paperback, 331 pages
Published September 27th 2013 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published January 1st 2013)
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Christina T
Feb 24, 2016 Christina T rated it it was ok
Bad Nights by Rebecca York
#1 in the Rockfort Security series


Synopsis: When Professor Morgan Rains goes out to investigate a strange sound coming from her backyard, the last thing she expects to see is a naked man covered with burns and bruises. Jack Brandt is a former Navy SEAL on an undercover mission, and he's barely managed to escape from a terrorist militia's torture. When his torturers come back to claim him, he and Morgan are thrown into a pressure cooker of danger and intrigue, and they s
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Dottie
Sep 20, 2013 Dottie rated it really liked it
An adrenaline pumping romantic suspense you won't want to miss! Taken from my review at RomanceJunkies.com where I rated it 4.5:

Glenn had been the love of Psychology Professor Morgan Raines’ life, but her husband had been killed by a burglar eighteen months ago. Deciding to sell their vacation cottage, which holds too many memories, Morgan is spending time there to get it ready for sale. Since the cottage is in an isolated area, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Morgan has ne
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Sharon Tyler
Nov 07, 2013 Sharon Tyler rated it liked it
Bad Nights by Rebecca York is a contemporary suspense romance. Morgan Rains is a psychology professor that is just going through the motions of life since the loss of her husband. While alone in a cabin she is contemplating selling she hears a strange noise outside, only to discover a stranger that happens to be wounded and naked in her backyard. Private operative and former Navy SEAL Jack Brandt has escaped torture after an assignment goes wrong. Morgan drags him into her cabin and does what ...more
Beth
Morgan Rains thought her trip to her family cabin would help her heal from the tragedy of her husband's brutal murder. When a naked, tortured, unconscious man shows up on her door step she never imagined the danger she would face.

Jack Brandt is has been working undercover for months, now he finds himself on the run for his life, his cover blown, no memory of what he discovered and at the mercy of a beautiful widower.

This is a guns blazing, fast paced, suspense filled story. The plot was engaging
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Katie_la_geek
Jul 23, 2013 Katie_la_geek rated it it was ok
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On paper Ban Nights looked like a great read but in reality this failed to hit the spot for me. The storyline sounded pretty good but it just lacked excitement when there should have been plenty.

The writing was alright and I had no trouble envisioning or understanding anything that was going on. It was incredibly unrealistic but I expect that from these types of book so that wasn’t a problem either. The issue for me was a general lack of depth and a feeling
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Taria Reed
Feb 16, 2015 Taria Reed rated it it was ok
honestly this had a good idea. i always love a good soldier/warrior wounded and stumbles across a woman who saves him story. but this one honestly didn't keep my interest.
YA Reads Book Reviews
Dnf at 25% no progress in the story
Shireen Hakani
3.5 Stars

Fast and easy read. Good story but less on emotions.
Leslie
Oct 30, 2016 Leslie rated it did not like it
I only finished it by reading the first sentence of the paragraph.
DelAnne Frazee
Sep 24, 2013 DelAnne Frazee rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Title: Bad Nights (Rockford Security)
Author: Rebecca York
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Published: 9-3-2013
ISBN: 9781402280009
ASIN: B00D2XA1BK
Pages: 348
Genre: Romance
Tags: Contemporary, Romantic Suspense, Men In Uniform


Book Blurb:

You Only Get a Second Chance...

Private operative and former Navy SEAL Jack Brandt barely escaped a disastrous undercover assignment, thanks to the most intriguing woman he's ever met. When his enemies track him to her doorstep, he'll do anything to protect Morgan fro
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Sophia
Aug 22, 2013 Sophia rated it really liked it
I love Romantic Suspense books that feature military or specially trained heroes involved in an intrigue with a worthy opponent and where the heroine is capable. This one looked like it fit the bill when I read the blurb so I grabbed it up. And, to a certain extent it met my expectations.

The story opens with Morgan Rains, psychology prof and widow, visiting the vacation mountain cabin she shared with her husband to clean it out and sell it. She still feels a big hole in her life that her husband
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Tjfox
Jul 28, 2015 Tjfox rated it did not like it
This entire story, plot, romance, everything was lukewarm at best. There was so much that just didn’t mesh for me that I kept getting pulled out of the story with a “That would so never happen!” reaction and I struggled to get through the whole thing.

The romance part was totally unbelievable for me. Even with the supposed intensity level of the situation, which there just wasn’t enough to justify the level of connection the story expects the readers to go for, I just cannot fathom any realistic
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Kimberly
Sep 14, 2013 Kimberly rated it liked it
Bad Nights by Rebecca York drew me in with its synopsis and promise of fast-paced suspense. I enjoy romantic suspense and when you throw in a former Navy Seal as the hero I begin to drool. This was my first experience with the author and I found it to be entertaining. Three word review: suspenseful, and action-packed, with some hot insta-love.

Morgan Rains is at her cabin in the woods, cleaning it out to sell since it holds too many memories after the loss of her husband. Awakened by a noise, she
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Shirley Frances
Jack Brandt has managed to escape his captors. Waking up naked and in a stranger woman's house, isn't the most ideal of situations especially when he knows that it's only a matter of time until his captors find him. Not wanting to put the woman in danger he tries to leave her behind only to find himself saving her from the very men he left behind.

Morgan Rains has escaped to her cabin in the woods to sort out her late husband's belongings. Although she hasn't moved on from the pain his death bro
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Melody
Feb 14, 2014 Melody rated it did not like it
So disappointed with this book! And considering the fact that I only checked it out from the library because of the cover and wasn't expecting much, that's really bad. The premise is so incredibly good. It pulls you in. Like, the first 20-30 pages build up this really interesting story - and it's the only thing I can praise about this book. I haven't read romance in years and this was my first experience with 'military romance.' Don't think I'll be trying another.

SPOILERS AHEAD: The biggest prob
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Kelly % Books-n-Kisses

REVIEW PROVIDED BY: Kelly
NUMBER OF STARS: 4
REVIEW:
I had the honor of listening to this book on audio. I love audiobooks. But the narrator can make or break a good book. If you don’t have a great narrator it really doesn’t matter how good the book is. I do have my favorite narrators. So let me say that I really enjoyed the story of Bad Nights Rebecca York is an amazing story teller. And this was my first Rebecca York books. But I was not in love with the narrator for this book Tara Sands does a
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Marlene
Oct 01, 2013 Marlene rated it it was amazing
Actually 4.5

Former navy SEAL, Jack Brandt, goes undercover for the security company, that he started with his two friends, Max and Shane. Jack infiltrates a militia group called RAM, but he is caught while investigating the militia leader's computer. The militia leader tortures Jack, trying to find out what he knows. Luckily, Jack makes his escape, when the leader leaves. Jack makes it as far as the woods outside Morgan Rains' cottage. Morgan has come to the cottage to pack up, in order to put t
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Kristin
Oct 26, 2013 Kristin rated it liked it
This book had a fast pace plot that kept me entertained and wanting to know what would happen next. The story begins by being introduced to Morgan Rains as she is clearing out her vacation home she shared with her deceased husband. She has been in a fog since her husband became the victim of a robbery which led to his death and has retaliated from that injustice by learning use guns to defend herself. As she is clearing out the cabin she sees a naked and beaten man stumble onto her property and ...more
Mandy
Dec 06, 2015 Mandy rated it did not like it
You owe me, Bethany.

Morgan is at her family’s cabin clearing out her dead husband’s belongings. Jack shows up on her doorstep naked and tortured. Jack’s been working undercover infiltrating a militia. His cover is blown and the militia is tracking him. Morgan gets sucked into the drama. They both end up on the run.

I enjoyed the action scenes, but really couldn’t suspend belief enough to really buy into the story. That’s sad because I always like a good survival in the woods story. So, that’s a
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Nancy
Sep 12, 2013 Nancy rated it really liked it
Morgan Rains had come to bid good-bye to her inheritance. The cabin left to her by her grandmother, where Morgan and her husband had many wonderful times together. Those ended 18 months ago when he was murdered. She was still in that eerie, calm mode where nothing mattered much and she just poked through her days.
Jack Brandt, on the other hand, was running naked through the forest. He had been tortured mercilessly and was on his last ounce of energy when Morgan spies something through her window
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Romancing the Book
Reviewed by Sarah L
Book provided by Netgalley
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

Bad Nights was my first Rebecca York book however it will certainly not be the last. It started off with a bang when Morgan Rains found a naked, injured man in her yard. The edge of your seat action began on page one and continued throughout the entire story. The story was very well written with a bit of romance mixed in between conflicts.

Despite all she had been through, Morgan was well composed and seeme
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Karen
Mar 27, 2014 Karen rated it it was amazing
Jack Brandt, former Navy SEAL operative, is hell bent with a death wish as he takes on an impossible assignment for his new job in private security sector. Blindly going in and trying to infiltrate a would be assassin on American soil through an up and coming militia group he's outwitted and left for dead...

Morgan Rains, college professor is at her family's home, cleaning out both materials and old memories when she happens upon Jack's figure, prone and unconscious laying in the woods behind her
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Lekeisha The Booknerd
*2.5 stars*
Not the worst book, and it's an okay read, but I would have liked this story to be more fleshed out than it is. The writing is very amateurish and the characters weren't very smart for this type of plot.

I love Mercenaries, Navy Seals, Marines, etc... so I pretty much have watched and read my share of stories about what they do. What I didn't get from Jack, or any of the Rockfort Security guys, was that heavy sense of loyalty. They weren't guarded or careful about anything- just amateu
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Blodeuedd Finland
Aug 31, 2013 Blodeuedd Finland rated it liked it
Shelves: romanticsuspense
This book has lots of running and suspense. But then that makes sense since it's romantic suspense ;)

The book starts when Morgan finds a nekkid man outside in the rain. She is nice and takes him inside. Now she is careful too, I mean he is a weird nekkid man. She has compassion and common sense.

The nekkid man is Jack. He was working undercover and was found out. Ex navy seal, tough guy, good guy. Together are they, well there is suspense so you can understand that it get intense (for I reason I
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Katherine
Oct 12, 2013 Katherine rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads, reviewed
This was a first reads giveaway and was glad to receive it since I haven't read a Rebecca York in awhile. From the first page the book kept my interest--first, wondering as Morgan does, what a naked man is doing running around loose in the mountains, then, once she had him safely indoors so he didn't freeze to death, being as frightened to death as she when the cabin is attacked by rather well armed strangers claiming to be Federal agents.
The one weakness I found was the inadvertent identificat
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Angela
May 20, 2016 Angela rated it really liked it
Recommended to Angela by: netgalley
I've only read Ms. York's paranormal books so I'm familiar with her writing and kinda knew what to expect, but she blew me away with this one. I loved that both characters were strong but slightly flawed in some way. With Morgan still greaving for her husband and being able to sit that aside and come back to a place where she takes control of her issues and fights back to save not only herself but Jack and his friends was amazing. Jack is suffering from guilt for coming back alive when all his ...more
Suzan
Feb 23, 2016 Suzan rated it it was amazing
I loved reading this book, it’s the kind you CAN’T PUT DOWN!! Great start to a trilogy too, this book was everything I was looking for. Excellent suspense, the action starts on page one and never lets you down. Some twists and turns, the couple meets and finds themselves in danger and depending on one another right away. Their chemistry is terrific. Their relationship actually develops realistically given their circumstances. More hot alpha males come along when we meet Jack’s co-workers who ...more
Christina
Aug 27, 2013 Christina rated it it was ok
I really wanted to like this book. The story line sounded enticing, however when I sat down to read this novel the book and its characters lacked dimension- they were very flat. For that reason alone I had trouble keeping interest in the novel, but even more so the author didn't connect feelings in the book. For example the first 100 pages or so Morgan is bemoaning her dead husband then two pages later she's sleeping with Jack and disappointed that he's not "relationship material". It was a leap ...more
Becky
Jun 22, 2015 Becky rated it it was ok
I laughed out loud at several parts of this book -- which is unfortunate because this action/romance wasn't supposed to be funny. I found it not believable and not well edited. In one scene the hero is described as doing things with three hands at once. In another we find out this supposedly super secret high level security firm the hero works for has a website featuring the names and photos of its undercover operatives. As for the romance, the shallow characters go from strangers to (tepid) ...more
Krissys
Nov 13, 2014 Krissys rated it it was amazing
Shelves: featured-books, star
I received a free digital copy from Netgalley for an honest review.




Ever want to find an author that can write stories so well that you'd think they were based on something real? Rebecca York is a fabulous author that knows how to pull you so deep into her story that you would swear you were right in it with her.
Bad Nights is an explosive book rife with action and mystery. Her suspenseful action and build up will keep you on the edge of your seat. Morgan and Jack are great together, I couldn't
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Ruth Glick (born 1942) is a best-selling author of healthy cookbooks and has also written dozens of romantic suspense romance novels under the pen name Rebecca York.

Ruth earned a B.A. in American Thought and Civilization from George Washington University and an M.A. in American Studies from the University of Maryland. Although she always wanted to become a writer, Glick was convinced that her lack
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