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Operation: Endurance

(When the Mission Ends #3)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  752 ratings  ·  53 reviews
They had a single night of passion before he deployed on a risky mission.
18 hours on a mission gone very wrong was all it took to shatter all their hopes and dreams.
The hero:
He survived 6 months of captivity and torture, kept alive by dreams of her.

The heroine:
She thought he was dead and moved on only to have her world fall apart once again.

Two people who have been hurt
Kindle Edition, 330 pages
Published April 28th 2013
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Apr 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read for Fun (Kindle)
Overall Rating :4.50
Story Rating :4.50
Character Rating :4.50

First Thought when Finished : Oh my that made me cry big crocodile tears while out in public!

Purposely vague review as to not giveaway ANYTHING!

Story Thoughts: Solid, Smart, and Suspenseful is what I am going to use to describe the Suspense side of the story for Operation Endurance. I was on the edge and even though I suspected who it was early on, I was still devastated to be right. It was one of those times I
Jul 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Good gravy! The poor Robertson family has had a tough year. From Chris's "death" to Cassie's stalker to Colton almost losing Pen to madman. Yet, they've weathered the storms and Cassie and Colton have found happiness. And now it's Chris's turn.

Seriously, poor Chris. He's dealing with physical issues from his imprisonment and torture. Major ones. He has a lot of emotional baggage that came from his capture, too. As one would expect. Joining Colton and Jake in the new business has given him a reas
Teresa Stirewalt
Jul 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I read all the books in this series, they are excellent good reading.. the stories are deep and touching for all the characters involved at some points I was crying and at others I was laughing and smiling.. the entire time I could not put the books down or stop reading, they are sure to be books that I return to over and over to reread. I was actually sad when I was finished with the last book I did not want to let go of the characters and their lives. Outstanding job Christi, you have a fan fo ...more
Emily Lien
Jan 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was a little skeptical because I had my guess of who it was, but that didn't matter! Could not put it down and loved the ending- all 6 happy! ...more
Apr 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
There has to be more - I know Brian and Toni's story is coming this fall, but there should be more when they all have kids and stuff. ...more
Dec 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
Posted at Yummy Men & Kick Ass Chicks

Operation: Endurance is the third and final book in Christi Snow’s After the Mission Ends trilogy. I have enjoyed this series, especially this book.

This is Chris and Julie’s story. Both have been through more crap than anyone should in their lifetime and both more than deserve a happy ending. We know from the end of book one what hell Chris has been through but Julie is more of a mystery. We know she keeps mostly to herself, she’s a physiotherapist and sh
Vanessa theJeepDiva
Apr 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
If you have not read the first book in this series Operation: Endgame there is a spoiler for that book in this review. I just want to give a heads up to potential readers on that.

When the series ends... This is a bit sad for me. I've gotten to know the Robertson's, their friends and loved ones, various members of the community where they live. That is one of the nice things about all the books in the When the Mission Ends series , they are all real people that you could possibly or perhaps do kn
Amy at bookgoonie
Apr 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
I’ve LOVED this book twice now. And it is still hard to review. Finales of series are hard on their own, much less one fraught with so much damage and unlikely HEA. Shirley and Felicia called it perfectly. They both guessed that Chris’ story was going to be a tough one. A tough one on both Chris and Julie and us the readers.

We’ve watched Chris struggle with the torture he suffered from in OPERATION: ENDGAME through OPERATION: ENDEAVOR. And if it wasn’t for big brother, Colton, and Jake’s formati
Jul 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Ever read a book that you didn’t want to put down, but couldn’t bear the thought of reaching the last page? That’s the inner battle I had going on as I read Operation: Endurance. I couldn’t wait to get to this couple’s story, but I knew when I did, my time with the Robertson’s would be over. Combine that with the fact that Christi Snow saved the most heart wrenching story for last and it’s no wonder I was a teary mess by the time I finished. *sigh*

The hero and heroine in Operation: Endurance wer
Michel Reinhard (Saucy Southern Readers)
Let me just say this.... I frickin love this series!

Operation Endurance was well worth the wait...well worth the build up. The reader finally gets to see Chris Robertson in his full glory. After all of the torment and torture Chris has endured he has had to not only gain his life back but rebuild it in a new way. The one thing he left behind before he went on his fatal mission was a weekend romance with his twin sister's best friend Julie. When he returned to the living she had moved on and was
J.A. Howell
May 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Meant to post this review a while ago. Christi sucked me in with Operation Endgame and each book continued to pull me in further. Operation Endurance was honestly my favorite simply for the sheer amount of emotions. What these two went through was hell and I was rooting for them to find their way back to each other the whole time.

Chris...ugh Chris really pulled at my heart strings. They guy has gone through so much and the issues he had to deal with in the aftermath felt real and raw. While Chri
Apr 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Chris Robertson is trying to get on with his life after a mission went horribly wrong. He still has injuries that are affecting his life. He is also still in love with his sister's best friend Julie who he had one remarkable weekend before the mission. But his injuries keep him from pursuing the woman he loves.

Julie is still struggling with her OCD and her boyfriends death. She's afraid to fall in love again and afraid that her friends will learn her secrets.

Chris moves into the townhouse next
May 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It took me a little while to get myself to write this review, mostly because once I do that means it's over-and I'm just too attached to these characters to let them go.

Ever since I read the first book-Operation Endgame, I have been waiting for Chris and Julie's story. At times begging the author to hurry up, and getting particuliarly possessive when others swooned over the sneak peeks of who I think of as "My Chris".
That being said, Endurance is the perfect ending to this trilogy of very hot mi
Mariana Bezerra
Jul 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2013
Finally it’s Chris book and we got to see again all the family and cry a little in some points. Let’s face it, this was the most emotional book in the series, maybe because it’s the last one, or maybe because Chris suffered so much and he deserved a happy ending. And I hoping for some babies and weddings and of course and bad guy too.

Maybe I’m lunatic, but Chris has been through a lot in last year and a half, so a do over in a relationship was more than necessary and we all got to see that Juli
May 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christi-snow
This was my favorite... I think. Chris and Julie really needed their own HEA. They had been through so much and it was clear that they truly cared for each other. They both had real life issues to deal with- Chris's PTSD and his captivity's physical injuries and Julie had one heck of a case of OCD. She made lots and lots of lists.

I have to say that I'd really like more from these two. (view spoiler)
Lara Sweety
Aug 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All my rowdy friends...
Shelves: hot-military-men
If you like action and sexy men who are crazy about their women, you’ll love this series. Christi and I have one thing in common for sure. We like to see a common bond of family and friendship between characters. That theme is carried through the ”Operation” Series. Even with everything they go through, they stand together and that was important to all of them. Super sexy, super HOT!!! Christi’s books read like Die Hard movies! I love those!
Chris and Julie

4.5 stars

Read 2nd May 2013

Thought this book was fantastic. I was really looking forward to Chris and Julie's story and it did not disappoint. It was an emotional story but so worth it. So happy with their HEA.

Have really loved all the books in this series. Looking forward to Christi's new series next year.
Feb 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
oh I cried! I absolutely love chris and julie. it was heartbreaking having to read all the pain they both went through. I love this family!! im looking forward to reading the final novella about detective brain.This series is definitely one of my favorites and I will re read again
Sara Tieszen paschal
May 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
An awesome read in the series. I do believe I can say it is my fave so far, it captured and held my full attention through the book.
A must for your reading list.
Thanks Christi for another thoroughly enjoyable escape from reality;)
May 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was the one I was waiting for and it did not disappoint. Chris and Julie went through so much trauma they deserve the happiness they finally achieved. But what a way to go before they earned it. So much pain and angst...I loved it!
Feb 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!!! I love the suspense, the fire between Julie and Chris, and connection of family. Can't wait to read Brian and Toni's story. ...more
Morgan Merrill
Mar 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It had an amazing storyline and I couldn't put it down. It had suspense, humor, and lots of romance. Wish I could find more perfect books like this one. ...more
Julie Ross
May 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was my absolute favorite of the Series :)
Greta Branas
May 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Chris and Julie have been through a lot. I am so happy they found happiness. I love this author work!!
Feb 18, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf-for-good
Bought this book back in February. I up to 30% and never finished it and I doubt I will because it was boring!
Nicole Rezler
May 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing!!!!!
Kinsey Alyse
Apr 10, 2018 rated it did not like it
Out of the first few books in this series, this one is my least favorite. It’s pretty dull and uneventful. I literally skimmed most of the book. It was just dialogue between friends, and the main female character Julie getting sick. Skip this book, it’s nothing special.
Please come up with a new plot other than “Oh no, I have a stalker!” It felt like I read a repeat of the first two books. Yawn.
Brianna (The Book Vixen)
Review copy provided by author

Disclaimer: I know Christi as a fellow reader and book blogger in addition to being an author. That said, my review is completely my honest and unbiased opinion of this book.

3½ stars

Why I Read this Book: I've enjoyed reading this series and after reading the Before the Mission Begins novella, I was excited to finally read Chris and Julie's book. I’m a little sad that this series has come to an end but I know the author has some other books/series in the works.

What I
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As an avid reader her entire life, Christi Snow always dreamed of writing books that brought to others the kind of joy she felt when she read. But...she never did anything about it besides jot down a few ideas and sparse scenes.

When her husband retired from the Air Force, Christi decided it was time to chase her dream and she started writing. She hasn’t stopped since. With twenty-two published boo

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