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White Hot

(Men In Uniform #2)

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  287 ratings  ·  40 reviews
U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Clint Walker is on the run across the icy Alaskan Bering Sea. The Chinese operatives tracking him will do anything to retrieve the stolen military plans in Clint's possession--and kill him for their trouble. Desperate to safeguard the documents, he stows aboard a cargo ship--and comes face to face with the most beautiful--and determined--ship ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published August 7th 2012 by Berkley
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Well, this book had so much potential in the beginning of the story. Well paced and the background story well told. But alas it fizzled out in the middle of the book. The undyling love, for each other after only meeting 15 hours before. Not to mention the sexfest that went on when they were being chased by the enemies. I mean really? That has clusterfuck written all over it.

That being said, I'm hoping that the next installment will be better. Fingers crossed.
I have been waiting for this book for so long and sadly it ended up being average. The romance didn't work for me and at the end I wasn't convinced of their HEA because Sam the heroine had major trust issues(father troubles and ex-husband who left her) and they actually hadn't known each other long, a few hours of sex followed by a scary hijacking. A very hmm romance.
Cindy ~
Nov 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Wow bring your oxygen when reading this book. From beginning to end its non stop action and suspense. I couldn't put the book down till I finished it.

This book literally picks up 10 days after Red Heat where we saw U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Clint Walker jump into the sea and swim away with stolen plan's from the Chinese. Clint has to make it back to the US with the chip and isn't having much luck. He finally decides to stow away on a cargo ship that headed out into the Alaskan Bering Sea.
Jan 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Read for Profiling Mysteries (Bought for Myself)
Overall Rating 4.75
Story Rating 4.75
Character Rating 4.75

First Thought When Finished: I need a man in uniform *sigh*

What I Thought of the Story: Nina Bruhns is quickly becoming one of my favorite Romantic Thriller/Suspense writers. She knows how to write a good story to go with all the smexy. In fact, I think I am a little in love with the way she ties her series together with little winks/nods to the books/characters that have come before. In Whit
Nina Bruhns
Nov 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Back cover copy!

From multi-award-winning author Nina Bruhns comes a steamy new high-stakes romantic thriller of uncontrollable desire and danger…

U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Clint Walker is on the run across the icy Alaskan Bering Sea from Chinese operatives who’ll do anything to retrieve the stolen military plans in Clint’s possession—and to kill him for their trouble. Desperate to safeguard the intell, he stows away aboard a cargo ship—and comes face to face with the most enticing ship’s ca
Heather Heal
Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was ok
Liked the hero and the plot of the book. Couldn't stand the heroine who was either doing or thinking something very stupid.
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Jan 09, 2014 rated it it was ok
Review from Backchatting Books

Lieutenant Commander Clint Walker has a very valuable set of plans in his possession which were originally stolen from the Chinese. Desperate to evade the Chinese operatives after him, Clint sneaks on board a cargo ship where he meets Captain Samantha Richardson. The two quickly give into temptation but their snuggle time is interrupted when the ship is hijacked.

Clint is clearly a man able to endure an awful lot. He not only swims between two boats in frigid water
3.75 Stars. Clint "Wolf" Walker is a Naval spy on the run, trying to get out of Alaska with 5 Chinese assassins on his tail. He ends up a stowaway on Samantha Richardson's boat. A shipping trawler on its way back to Seattle. The run is important to Sam and her crew as this is her first time as captain and to prove to her s.o.b. of a dad that she is capable of doing the job. Clint knows he has to get the captain on his side, he is pleasantly surprised about not only who the captain is, but what s ...more
Lynn Aoude
Nov 24, 2013 rated it it was ok
U.S. Navy SEAL LC Clint Walker is on the run through Alaska with a Chinese assassin squad on his tail. A week ago, he bailed the sinking Russian submarine Ostrov with a stolen SD carf containing intel about new Chinese UUV technology. After a failed attempt to reach an airport, he heads to the harbor where he boards Captain Samantha Richardson's cargo ship. The ship is then hijacked by the assassin squad, while he and the captain work on freeing the crew.

The book only spanned 24 hours. After rea
Jan 19, 2014 rated it liked it
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The premise was interesting and I've enjoyed other things by Bruhns, but this story was an unrealistic, rushed dud.
Clint is running from the Chinese, desperate to get stolen intelligence back to Washington. The reasoning behind his stowing away on Sam's ship is preposterous, but I went with it. He and Sam are so hot for each other, they fall into bed within hours of meeting (and while Clint's in the middle of an op!) - but Bruhns does a fade-to-black. Again, aggravating, but I dealt with it an m
University of Chicago Magazine
Nina Bruhns, AM'84

From the author: "U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Clint Walker is on the run across the icy Alaskan Bering Sea from Chinese operatives who'll do anything to retrieve the stolen military plans in Clint's possession—and to kill him for their trouble. Desperate to safeguard the intell, he stows away aboard a cargo ship--and comes face to face with the most enticing ship's captain he's ever seen... For the first time ever, he's sorely tempted to put his mission on hold...for j
Feb 08, 2014 rated it liked it
Not nearly as enjoyable as Red Heat but still an interesting read. I really had problems with the ending though.

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Diana Hockley
Jan 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
If you're looking for "white hot" action, then this is the book for you. A gorgeous female ship's captain with "father" and "ex-husband betrayal" issues - most heroines have these angsts - and a red hot Navy SEAL on the run from the Chinese bad blokes. Couldn't get any better than that!

There were a lot of things which didn't "gel" in this novel and one reviewer has outlined most of them, but you couldn't fault the fast-paced action/adventure aspect. I liked the hero and didn't want to slap the
Oct 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
"White Hot", the second book in Nina Bruhns' "Men In Uniform" series, picks up where "Red Heat" left off -- with US Navy Lieutenant Clint Walker on the run from Chinese operatives who are trying to recover their stolen SD card containing highly classified military plans. Clint has made it to the Alaskan Bering Sea where he's stowed away on a freighter commanded by Captain Samantha Richardson. Of course nothing goes smoothly. Clint needs to get to Seattle while Sam is headed for Nome. Then there' ...more
Jun 29, 2011 rated it it was ok
This one was rolling along quite well. I liked the action, thought the premise was believable, but then I hit a point where everything didn't work for me. The H/h had set, realized that they didn't use a condom, the both proceeded to freak out that she was pregnant for pages and pages. That would have been ok except that they were in the middle of their ship being high jacked by Chinese bad guys, people have been killed, others are being held hostage, and they are hiding. First off, stopping for ...more
Sep 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book and of course it's second in a series ( I seem to always read books starting with the 2nd or 3rd book for some reason lol). I was fine with the fallin in love after 15 hours. Yes, it doesnt happen in real life (maybe it does who knows), but thats what books are for all that wishin and hopin for it to be real even for a few hours. I do have one complaint. Those trust issues? Get that, even understood it the first few times Samantha voiced it to herself. But after awhile , ...more
Sep 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
its been awhile since I've read a Nina Bruhns book, but this one starts out fast paced, action packed and a lot of sizzle...I started it around noon today...and in between "household stuff" and reading I'm already on chapter 9...very good, can't wait to see where the story goes....and well to say the least the front cover is HOT!!! Excellent book, the contents live up to the title of the book!!! Lots of intrique, mystery, military action, piracy and of course a really good ending....and who coul ...more
Dec 20, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013-books-read
While the suspense was riveting, I found myself so confused at times too. I think it's because I know absolutely nothing about ships. It was kind of hard to believe how quickly Sam and Clint got together. Everything in the story culminated within at least a 48 hour period. Awfully quick to get naked, survive danger and fall in love. But I love Nina Bruhns writing, so I'll forgive her. Can't wait to get Lovejoy's story next.
Apr 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2015
Another fun romantic-suspense read from Nina Bruhns. Clint is a sexy alpha male hero on a very dangerous mission. Samantha's okay, but is a little whiny and so intent on proving she's capable and in charge, she disregards Clint's expertise/advice repeatedly. And I don't buy that the navy wouldn't send a helo to pick Clint up; that's just ridiculous! But, suspension of disbelief and all that required by most romance books... I still enjoyed it.
Nov 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
3 3/4 stars. Nice action-packed military romance. A little disingenuous at times and I have a little trouble with Captain Samantha Richardson's actions and she is a little too helpless and ineffectual for my tastes. There is a fair amount of violence and the story is just a bit uneven but it is a fun read nonetheless.
Aug 10, 2012 rated it it was ok

I have never not finished a single book I've read but man was I tempted to put this one down for good when both characters started worrying about protecting "the baby" 5 minutes after slipping up and having unprotected sex in the middle of a hostage situation- really? REALLY?
Dorothy McFalls
Jan 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read all of Nina's books. And this is one of my favorites!! The action is non-stop and the sexual tension burned up the pages. I can't wait for the next book in the Men in Uniform series to come out.
Aug 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
3.5 Great action and suspense. Steamy romance, with an unbelievable sexual encounter in the middle of the action that I skimmed over, to get on with the plot. The ending seemed rather abrupt. Otherwise, it was fun escapism worth reading.
Ann (Noumena12)
While I've enjoyed the first book in the Men in Uniform series as well as other Bruhns titles, this was a huge disappointment. I'm sorry but it is just not reasonable to expect that in the middle of running the ship or rescuing hostages that our heroine would run off to have sex.
Sep 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
very good book. my first from this author. but, i will definately be reading more!
Jul 09, 2012 rated it it was ok
Really disappointing.
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New York Times and USA Today best selling author Nina Bruhns is an avid world traveler and adventurer with two graduate degrees in archaeology -- all great fodder for her stories, giving them broad dimension, vivid settings and characters that are out of the ordinary. In addition to hitting both the NY Times and USA Today bestseller lists, her novels have earned two RITA nominations, and won numer ...more

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