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Deadly Descent

(Bagram Special Ops #1)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  2,833 ratings  ·  191 reviews

Devon Crawford is an officer; Air Force Pararescueman Cam Munro is enlisted. Dev flies medical evacuations; Cam jumps into danger zones to save lives. Dev wants to return home from Afghanistan with her heart untouched; Cam will do anything to win the woman he loves.

Reaching for happiness in a war zone is the last thing Captain Devon Crawford plans, but she can't ignore

Kindle Edition, 334 pages
Published (first published September 5th 2011)
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
As his family left the graveside Devon stood there, rigid in the cold, staring at her ex-boyfriends coffin. Im so sorry, Ty. So very sorry
Deadly Descent is the first book in the Romantic Suspense series, Bagram Special Ops by Kaylea Cross, and its also my first experience with this authors writing. I was excited to read this story because the central characters are not who we typically see in this genre SEALs, Rangers, Black Ops Agents, etc.; rather these men and women are working on the
"Love is like war; easy to begin but very hard to stop."
- by Henry Louis Mencken

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Tech Sergeant Cameron Munro is an U.S. Air Force pararescue jumper, the best trained search and rescue teams in the U.S. military. Their motto - That Others May Live says it all. They are highly trained to save lives and on the other hand PJ's also know how to kill if necessary.

Captain Devon 'Spike' Crawford, Black Hawk helicopter pilot commander flies medevac missions. She has to deal with guilt issues after the
What a fantastic and riveting read! Loved it! Can't wait for the next book. Kaylea, your Alpha males, are so deliciously sinful they make my toes curl ;)

This is how I picture Cameron :)
Aug 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Romantic Suspense fans
I am not going to go into detail about what the book is about as the synopsis does a good job of that and there are plenty of reviews out there that gives more detail.

I have never read a Kaylea Cross book before so didn't really know what to expect. I had seen quite a few raving reviews about this book and I had had it for quite a while but hadn't got around to reading it but as soon as I started the first chapter I knew that I was going to enjoy the rest of the book. I immediately tuned into
Oct 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I must give special thanks to UniquelyMoi*~*Dhestiny*~* for recommending this book.

Story Rating 5 HUGE stars
Character Rating 5 HUGE stars
Romance Rating 5 HUGE stars
Action Rating 5 HUGE stars
Sexual Tension 5 HUGE stars
Overall Rating, not enough stars in the world to give :)

OMG! This book was so spectacular, I still have tears running down my face and I can still feel my heart pounding from this book, just AMAZING.

This book grabbed me right from the start and never let go. I absolutely LOVED all
Having always come across rave reviews of books by Kaylea Cross, I was more than prepared to delve into a story which I knew would hit all the right spots. And I am glad to report back that it certainly did hit all the right spots and then some with my very first Kaylea Cross which turned out to be the first book in her Bagram Special Ops series which hit the stands on the 5th of this month.

Captain and pilot commander Devon Crawford known as Spike amongst her friends and team mates faces the

OMG OMG I LOVED THIS BOOK! This was my first military romance and Kaylea Cross book, it will not be my last. This story was non-stop, a wonderful romance, it had me crying, scared and swooning! I loved the hero and heroine in this story, they were both tough,brave, caring, I immediately felt connect to these two. I actually liked all the characters in this story, I would welcome a book about any of them! The heat level is pretty low in this book, but the sexual tension and the chemistry between
A very good romantic military suspense. My only complaint is it's a little light on romance. Other then that I really liked it! Looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
Deadly Descent is the first book in KC's Bagram Special Ops series featuring Black Hawk pilot, Devon Crawford and Air Force Pararescueman, Cameron Munroe.

As a helicopter pilot, Dev's missions involve transporting a rescue team and bringing the wounded back to safety and much needed medical care. Cam's job often finds him on the ground and in the thick of things as he provides medical care for those wounded in the line of duty. Both encounter dangerous situations as their work takes them into
Deadly Descent was the first in a series and the characters introduced interest me a lot.

Devon is a med-evac pilot and an officer when she makes a call to turn back(due to bad visibility), which she later finds out was for her ex-boyfriend Pararescueman(PJ) Ty, she feels incredibly guilty because of that and also the feelings she has for his friend Cam.
Once his funeral is over, Cam confronts the issue head-on and acknowledges the attraction he has for her and that it is not wrong but Dev isn't
Dec 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Read this over a year ago, I think, but decided to re-read before getting to the next one in the series. Wow, seriously good writing. No sex until nearly end of the book and I loved it!! Something not right there or else something very right - the fact that Ms Cross is such a compelling storyteller that I was totally caught up in the whole atmosphere. Stuck out there in the desert, waiting for rescue, you could feel the tension. I really don't know how Army personnel stick it, being away from ...more
Lady Heather
Sep 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: uber-sexy-kick-ass-military-special-ops-alpha male luvva's..oh and contemporary romance *he-he*
OH. MY. GOD! Ms Cross is such a GREAT writer!

The story, characters, and writing... AMAZING!

Loved this story, and I can definitely see Candace & Ryan's book, as well as Maya & Jackson's story!

... can't wait *sigh*
Sep 12, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads

The fact that she flew a Black Hawk and could talk shop with the best of them? Hot as hell. And her laugh. God, she had the dirtiest laugh hed ever heard. Every time he heard it he thought of sex. Hot, sweaty sex, the kind that left a man exhausted and weak and his partner unable to move.

Not only was this my first Kaylea Cross book, but its the first story Ive read thats centered around military-suspense. Devon, after losing her father in an airplane
Mrs. Badass
Thank you to Kaylea Cross and Carina Press for my early Birthday Present! A copy of Deadly Descent!

Kaylea Cross writes characters so well. Deadly Descent is no different in that regard. This romantic suspense novel is more romance and character based than suspense based. It's not a bad thing at all, I was really in the mood for something a little lighter, but still intense and Deadly Descent Delivered.

Black Hawk Medivac Pilot Devon Spike Crawfield has faced a lot of personal tragedy. Witness to
Sep 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Military/romantic suspense lovers.
Recommended to Nikki by: Jill, Baba
4 stars.

I wish I could have loved this more. Not to say that it wasn't a great read but I didn't feel the same excitement reading this as I did with Kaylea Cross' Suspense series. I think there are a couple of reasons that put a dampener on it for me:

1) For the first half Devon was trying very hard not to be attracted to Cam. The reason for this is due to the fact that she is repressed by guilt and grief over the unfortunate passing of her boyfriend, who also happens to be Cam's best friend. I'm
I could have sworn that Kaylea Cross is actually a military person herself. She writes very vivid and detailed combat scenes that I have never read in romance books before. It was like reading about the behind-the-scenes of the actual military going-ons. Absolutely knowledgeable.


But I didn't rate it 5 stars for the thrilling combat scenes alone. Devon and Cameron were very HOT together. I gotta say that KC's H/h were never timid or annoying and sure enough, I loved Dev and Cam. They were very
Anne OK
Aug 19, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-reads
Kaylea Cross can certainly write military romance at its best. She blew me away with her highly intense "Deadly Descent." This one certainly draws on your emotions as well as keeping you on the edge-of-your-seat in the middle of an action-packed storyline. Every combat scene is realistic and vividly comes to life as you read. I felt as if I was riding co-pilot with "Spike" when she and her crew were shot down in Afghanistan. The romance is hot but very believable, the characters strong and ...more
Duchess Nicole
3.5 Stars
Been meaning to start a book by Cross forever! This was a nice intro to her writing. Lots of characters introduced, whom I assume get their own stories. I felt like there was a lot of backstory for this particular couple that we don't get. It's sort of glossed over, so that you get the feeling that they have this huge history, but in reality, the time they spend together falling in love is super minimal, so it was hard to understand them as a couple. The action scenes were awesome,
Mandi Schreiner
Aug 24, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rom-suspense
Recently I read No Turning Back by Kaylea Cross, a very intense, military romance that I really enjoyed. When I head she had a new military romance trilogy coming out with Carina Press, I jumped on the chance to review it. Deadly Descent still has that intense vibe, but with an even more revved up romance.

Devon Crawford is an officer. She pilots Black Hawk helicopters during medical evacuations in the middle east, Bagram to be specific. She had been casually dating Ty, a parajumper who jumps
Michelle [Helen Geek]
The second half of this book made all the difference. I was about 50% of the way through and thought, why all the hype. Then the real action started.

There were times I felt a little disconnected. Like I had missed something, a conversation, an action, a relationship. But by the end, it didn't matter. I really liked Cam. Really liked Cam. A very worthy Alpha. He was tough, strong, intelligent, and very gentle. A bit of a romantic. Dev, not so much. I liked her, but didn't think she was really all
Aug 23, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a good reading. It was a bit slow on the beginning but in the end it was fast and packed with action.
I totally related with Devon. I can understand how she felt guilty for her feelings for Cam.
It's also very interesting reading about Afghanistan war. It made me feel very curious about it.

I'm reading the next one
Aug 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Deadly Descent was kindly provided to me by Netgalley for Carina Press

I absolutely loved Ms Crosss Suspense series so was quite excited to get hold of Deadly Descent, the first book in her new Bagram Special Ops series.

Captain Devon Spike Crawford flies Black Hawk medical evacuations and has returned to Bagram, Afghanistan to serve. Doubting herself due to a recent mission she had to abort due to extremely poor weather conditions resulting in the death of her
Devon Crawford is a Black Hawk helicopter pilot and an officer. Cam Munro is a Pararescueman and enlisted. For their forbidden romance to blossom, they must overcome the ghosts and guilts of the past as well as a very present threat that endangers both of them.

Greys Anatomy meets Black Hawk Down. Except this doesnt have the heartbreaking, soul-wrenching grittiness of the military docudrama, but makes up for it by having all of these adults hooking up with co-workers, supervisors, superiors just
Mar 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great start to Kaylea Cross' newest military romantic suspense series! I read her other military romantic suspense series and absolutely loved them, in fact they were probably my first introduction to "actual" military romantic suspense. She definitely submerses you into the world/lifestyle and has you sitting on the edge of your seat when her characters are in the thick of things!

My only "beef" would be what others' have was a little lighter on the romance than i typically
Feb 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

*3,5 stars*
*Spoiler free review*

Even though the story started a little too slow to my liking this is another great story by Kaylea Cross.

This book is the first of a series that takes place in Bagram, a US military Afghan base. I really liked Devon, our heroine. She's a Black Hawk pilot and her job is to fly medical evacuations. I loved Cam. He's a pararescueman. If I understood well, he's a kind of special ops with field medic training.

These two fell for each other, but the problem is that
Tara Chevrestt
First of all, huge thumbs up to the author for starting this series. It's about time there was a "military women serving in Afghanistan" series. All the women introduced in this book are tough chicks. The heroine of this one, Devon, is an Army Medivac Helipcopter pilot. Wanna know how tough she is? She continues shooting at the enemy after her helo is shot down despite her completely busted knee.

Her love interest is a PJ, an Air Force parajumper with medical training. I didn't know about this
Jun 08, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviews, own, series
3.5 stars.

Devon Crawford
Cam Munro

This is an action-packed ride from the get go. It reads like a novella. The scenes are mostly contained and it take place over a very short period of time. It's concentrated. The characters are likeable and the battle scenes are really well written and the romance is hot. Enjoy for yourself!
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
4.5 solid stars. Cam and Dev had electrifying chemistry and the plot was suspenseful and fast-paced. It was a very enjoying read and an awesome first-in-series. Why did I put off Kaylea Cross for so long?! Already started on the next one!
Wow, don't know when I last read such a thrilling novel! I couldn't put it down and it kept me up until past 3am until I finished it :-)

My Thoughts: I've read a few romance novels where the hero was an ex-marine/navy/soldier, but Deadly Descent is as far from them as Cinderella is from Bridget Jones! Deadly Descent reads like a unique combination of action movie/documentary, the nonstop action and tension won't let up and you'll only catch your breath when you have finished reading it.

(I would
Jul 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4-1/2 stars

I won this ebook from a giveaway through ExLibris. I have read 5 of Kaylea Cross' other books. The first book I read by her was Darkest Caress, a book from 2012 which I really liked. On the basis of that book, I bought her series of 5 books (that doesn't have a series name, but starts with Out of Her League and ends in Absolution) and stockpiled them for my vacation last week. I have to say I was very disappointed with that series of 5 books. There were so many medical errors in them,
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kaylea Cross writes edge-of-your-seat military romantic suspense. Her work has won many awards and has been nominated for both the Daphne du Maurier and the National Readers Choice Awards. A Registered Massage Therapist by trade, Kaylea is also an avid gardener, artist, Civil War buff, Special Ops aficionado, belly dance enthusiast and former ...more

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“He’d never felt this protective of a woman before. Only she brought that out in him. That powerful, odd mixture of independence and vulnerability completely melted him.
The fact that she flew a Black Hawk and could talk shop with the best of them? Hot as hell. And her laugh. God, she had the dirtiest laugh he’d ever heard. Every time he heard it he thought of sex. Hot, sweaty sex, the kind that left a man exhausted and weak and his partner unable to move.”
“Gathering her courage, she swallowed past the lump in her throat and held his gaze. It wasn’t how she’d envisioned telling him, but she couldn’t let him go without saying the words. “I’m falling in love with you.”
The smile died, his amused expression dissolving into shock. “What?”
“Yeah. So you have to come back so I can finish the job.”
A jumble of emotions swirled in the blue depths of his eyes as he stared at her. Then he broke into a wide smile and brought a hand up to cradle her cheek. “I’m coming back, sweetheart. I wouldn’t miss that chance for the world.”
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