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Forever Blue (Tall, Dark & Dangerous #2)

3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  3,553 Ratings  ·  136 Reviews
Navy Seal Blue McCoy returns to his small hometown in South Carolina for his brother's wedding and quickly finds himself in a heap of trouble. After a very public fight at the engagement party, his brother is killed and Blue is the prime suspect. Rookie cop Lucy Tait is the only one who believes in his innocence, but will the attraction she feels for him get in the way of ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published February 1st 2003 by Mira Books (first published October 1996)
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Apr 15, 2012 Buggy rated it really liked it
Opening Line: "Lieutenant Blue McCoy was the point man, leading the six other men of SEAL Team Ten's Alpha Squad across the marshlike ground."

Carter "Blue" McCoy is the 2nd of Brockmann's Navy Seals to have his story told in the Tall Dark and Dangerous series and I have to say I am loving these men. Feeling a little bit like dessert these well written romances are short, super addictive and each just different enough that the stories always feel fresh. With delicious alpha male heroes, fantastic
I deserve a medal for finishing this book. It pushed practically all of my rage buttons.

Let's start with the heroine. Lucy is an insult to all women who work hard to succeed in traditionally male-dominated careers. It's as if Suzanne Brockmann designed Lucy to prove that women are too weak, foolish, and emotional to be effective cops. Lucy makes one stupid decision after another, consistently defying protocol and common sense. Every decision she makes throughout the whole book is emotionally-dri
Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars

This is a pleasant surprise.

I suppose there’s something to be said about second chances--just because one book by an author didn't work out doesn’t mean that no books from the same author will ever work out. Even if the two books happen to be in the same series, or even the same two-book volume, with the same theme, and a specific set of characters.

Except that Forever Blue only had one roll-over character from Prince Joe, and the rest were just in the background..

I enjoyed reading this one. It's not a mind-chilling thriller/suspense, but it keeps moving anyway.

But the real theme is the romance. It develops beautifully in this story. It's impeded by her job and their individual belief that the other will think their relationship a mistake in the cold light of day, and then by their unwillingness to actually say " I love you", for a number of different, but realistic, reasons. It's so easy to empathize with the whole situation, even if most of us aren't l
Duchess Nicole
Nov 03, 2011 Duchess Nicole rated it liked it
Shelves: e-pcs, read-in-2011
Good. Not phenomenal like I'm used to from Suzanne Brockmann, but still a sweet romance with a bit of suspense thrown in. Both Blue and Lucy were likeable, normal people with no weird hangups. Unrequited love and all that...can't go wrong! One thing I love about SB's heroes is that while they are all alpha to the max, they still seem as if they can function in normal society. They wouldn't be scary to come across at a gas station or something, they'd just be something to stare at and wonder.
I thought this book was absolutely wonderful! A good, strong hero -- a Navy SEAL, Blue McCoy -- and a good, strong heroine -- Lucy Tait, a rookie cop -- meet again after many years. When Blue is accused of murdering his stepbrother, Lucy is the only person who believes he is innocent of the crime. As they work together to discover the truth, the attraction between them grows.
Jan 08, 2016 Angela marked it as deals  ·  review of another edition
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Oct 28, 2013 Lielan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Für immer - Blue" ist der zweite Band der Reihe "Operation Heartbreaker" verfasst von Suzanne Brockmann. Dieser Band hat mich nicht so sehr einnehmen können, wie die Thematik des ersten Bandes. Irgendwie war diese noch fesselnder, atemberaubender und romantischer. Die Operation Heartbreaker Reihe hat äußerst ansprechende Cover, was mit Sicherheit an den überaus attraktiven Models liegt. Die Farbe wurde passend zum männlichen Protagonistin ausgewählt: "Blue" - verschiedene Blautöne.

Navy Seal So
Lori McD
3 stars

While I LOVE Blue and I really liked Lucy Tait, I just couldn't get over how melodramatic this book is. OK, it was published in 1996, but it read a little like a half-baked movie.

Blue comes home to small-town North Carolina to attend the wedding of his step-brother and his high school sweetheart. To everyone's surprise and awe, Blue is the Best Man. Just before he came home, Blue was on a rescue mission that reminded him about the day he "rescued" little Lucy Tait, the Yankee girl who'd
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
One of the earlier Brockmanns. Some of the romantic suspense aspects were a little far fetched (she has definitely improved and expanded this part of her writing in her fantastic Troubleshooters series) but the development of the romantic relationship was nicely done. An enjoyable read.

3.5 stars.
Jul 30, 2014 Anita rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite type of a romance: the hero and heroine have a past relationship. In this case, Lucy had a crush on Blue McCoy when she was 15 and he saved her from being beat up by 5 boys who were pissed she made the junior varsity baseball team. He was her hero then and now he is back in town for his step-brothers wedding to the girl Blue dated in high school. Lucy is now a rookie police officer for the Hatboro Creek PD. A good ole boy outfit that doesn't take her seriously and go out of ...more
Krista (I remember you, Min) (Critical)
So, the book was simple and pretty short, kind of a surface book, but I liked it a lot.

The characters were likable and had great chemistry. Lucy was a pretty typical heroine, snarky and proud and stubborn and bad-tempered. Blue was pretty original. I liked that he didn't talk much to anyone except Lucy. That was adorable. I really liked hearing about the relationships between Blue and the other Navy SEALS, and wish they all could have played a bigger role. The prologue seemed completely irrelev
This one, I actually downgraded from 4 to 3 stars after my latest read. I was not caught in the same maelstrom of feelings than when I first read it and it even felt flat several times.
Usually I do not like it too much when one character has been in love with the other forever and then suddenly the other got an eye opening and oups magically returns the feelings. Here, at least the eye opening was progressive, but he knew about her feelings for him before. And it did not feel that right that he
Feb 15, 2014 Szinna rated it it was ok
Huh, amikor a főhős hagyta a nőt, akivel randija volt, több mint 15 percen keresztül várakozni a teraszon és nyugodtan táncikálni kezdett egy másikkal, a tetszési indexe nagyon gyorsan zuhanni kezdett. A hősnő szakmai profizmusa is igen csak megkérdőjeleződött, amikor ránézésre eldöntötte, hogy a főhős nem gyilkos. Persze hiszen a főhős dögösen néz ki és a csaj régóta bele volt zúgva, így aztán nem lehet gyilkos ugye. :(
Mrs. Badass
Jan 24, 2011 Mrs. Badass rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
I liked Blue McCoy. I liked Lucy. I didn't like Lucy always feeling second best to Jenny. I wanted to slap her self confidence into her. But, I liked them together. The plot was OK. It was a shorter book, so it could have been flushed out a bit better, but overall it was well done. I would think that Jenny Lee would have been grieving more and longer for her fiance though O.o
Dec 02, 2009 nurmawati rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, harlequin
salah satu dari novel s brock yang paling gw suka..
blue is my fave...^^
Nenk's Nich
Jan 20, 2011 Nenk's Nich rated it it was amazing
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♥ Vonda M. Reid ♥
Overall Rating: 4.85
Action: 3.6 / Emotion: 3.5 / Romance: 4.9 / Sensuous: 1.8 / Suspense: 4.1 // Laughter: 0 / Giggles: 0 // Tears: 1 / Teary: 0

Forever Blue: 4.85:
A difficult-to-put-down, entertaining, really enjoyable re-read. It was impossible not to be thrilled with Brockmann's skill when it came to creating memorable characters, writing witty and endearing dialogue, and telling a thoroughly romantic, somewhat suspenseful story while inserting a bit of action and a lot of detail about those w
Author: Suzanne Brockmann
First published: 1996
Length: ~250 pages
Setting: Contemporary. Small-town, South Carolina.
Sex: Varies from explicit to door half-closed. Reasonably frequent.
Hero: SEAL.
Heroine: Police officer.



It was okay. Reasonable characters. Reasonable storyline. But I didn’t feel the love and spent the latter part of the book waiting for the town and townspeople to get their comeuppance or at least a Hallelujah! moment.

It’s an interesting enough series but Book 2 didn’t liv
This wasn't a typical SEALs story not any action on the SEALs side.   Blue McCoy is a tortured soul who goes home for a little self mutilation. It seems he is the best man for his step brother who just happens to be marrying Blue's high school sweetheart. Yeah that's messed up but it not that far fetched. Of course, this situation is a powder keg waiting to blow. Lucy, who has had a major case of hero worship and a crush on Blue since she was fifteen has finally gotten his attention. Now that ...more
Sep 13, 2012 Brina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Für immer - Blue" ist der zweite Band der "Operation Heartbreaker"-Reihe. Nachdem ich vom ersten Band eher mäßig begeistert war, wollte ich die Reihe noch nicht aufgeben und dem zweiten Band eine Chance geben. Zum Glück habe ich dieses Buch gelesen, denn die Reihe wird tatsächlich besser.

Suzanne Brockmann bleibt sich ihrem Stil treu, denn die Geschichte wird nach dem gleichen Schema erzählt: Mann und Frau treffen sich, Mann arbeitet natürlich wieder fürs Militär und die Liebe entfacht ziemlich
Nov 13, 2016 Anja rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Ladybird07
Who is Joe, when you can have Blue? Well, I liked Joe, but I have to admit Blue was more interesting to me even with the sandals on and the story didn't feel that anticliamtic as the first one.

When I read the first pages I thought I wouldn't like it, cos Blue and Lucy were getting it on and I'm really glad that it didn't come to that, cos I'm usually not very fond of books when the two main characters are get it on right from the start, because I want the suspense and the tension. And yes, I wa
Uthie Putri Utama
Jun 29, 2013 Uthie Putri Utama rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Carter "Blue" McCoy kembali pulang ke Hatboro Creek, South Carolina untuk menghadiri pernikahan saudara tirinya Gerry McCoy dengan pacar Blue waktu SMU, Jenny Lee Beaumont. Kepulangan Blue menimbulkan spekulasi di masyarakat Hatboro Creek. Apakah dia bakal diam saja sewaktu Gerry dan Jenny menikah atau malah membuat keributan? Yang pasti di hari pertama Blue kembali, dia bertemu dengan Lucy Tait. Junior Blue waktu SMA yang Blue ingat karena sifat pemberani dan pantang menyerahnya.

Lucy sekarang s
May 22, 2011 Becky rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Forever Blue is the story of Alpha Team Ten SEAL Carter "Blue" McCoy--a fitting second story in the series for the team's second in command. Most of the novel takes place back in Blue's hometown in South Carolina while he is on leave, so we hear more about the other team members' through their recounted past exploits than we actually see them in the novel. When first we saw Blue in Prince Joe, he was bemoaning the fact that his high school sweetheart was going to marry his stepbrother Gerry. As ...more
Nov 11, 2011 Jonetta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Navy SEAL Blue McCoy returns home to attend his stepbrother's wedding...he's marrying Blue's high school sweetheart. Blue meets Lucy Tait soon after he arrives and, unbeknownst to him, she's had a crush on him since she was 15. She agrees to attend the wedding with him, which signals the start of something new for both of them. Blue gets embroiled in trouble and relies on policewoman Lucy to help him out of a very tough situation.

You find yourself liking Lucy from the very start and root for her
Sep 04, 2015 Sabine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: special-books
Während in Band 1 die Geschichte von Joe Catalanotto erzählt wurde, geht es im zweiten Band um Carter "Blue" McCoy. Blue ist zu Besuch in der Kleinstadt Hatboro Creek wo er bei seinem Stiefvater und Stiefbruder Gerry aufwuchs nachdem seine Mutter gestorben war. Er ist dort, weil sein Bruder Gerry seine Jugendliebe Jenny Lee Beaumont heiratet. Doch Blue ist in der Stadt nicht wirklich willkommen, nur eine freut sich ihn wiederzusehen: Lucy Tait, die schon in der Highschool verliebt in ihn war. ...more
I read this one as part of a two-fer...I didn't realize when I checked out this Brockman novel that it was Tall Dark and Dangerous 1 AND 2. So, I got to read about Joe Cat and Blue back to back. This one had a lot of similarities to the first one...except Blue needed Lucy's help a lot more than Joe needed Veronica's. Blue was in a more extreme situation with the plot against him. Lucy's loyalty was really amazing...she basically took on the whole town to defend her man (who wasn't even her man ...more
Lizabeth Tucker
Feb 25, 2013 Lizabeth Tucker rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Police officer Lucy Tait tries to ignore the attraction she has always felt for Navy Lieutenant Blue McCoy when he's suspected of murdering his step-brother. It soon becomes obvious that someone is determined to see Blue hang for the crime, no matter what it might take. Blue is a man who learned early to keep his own counsel. Not even his SEAL team members know everything about him, except for Joe Cat (Prince Joe). Lucy is the first woman who doesn't seem to want something from him.

I really don'
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Suzanne Brockmann was born in 1960. Married with Ed Gaffney, a lawyer and published writer. They have two grown children: Melanie, who is a personal trainer and author, and Jason, who is an actor and tap dancer. They divide their time between Boston, Massachusetts, Sarasota, Florida and New York City.

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