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Separately, Harper Tambini and Rafe Silva are lethal...Together, they're explosive. ATF Special Agent Harper Tambini is kidnapped by a Colombian drug lord and forced to use her explosives knowledge to kill his competition before she can escape with the help of undercover CIA agent Rafe Silva. As they make their way through the rivers, mountains, and jungles, their desire f ...more
ebook, 314 pages
Published March 3rd 2014 by Liquid Silver Books (first published February 24th 2014)
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Maranda Raven
Jun 13, 2014 Maranda Raven rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Jennifer Sapa
Recommended to Maranda by: KaLyn Cooper
This was a impulse buy at a con. I don't regret it one bit. I absolutely loved explosive combination. The characters are so intuned & it was such an awesome read. I really enjoyed the suspense of it all.

This was the second go round of reading the book. I wanted to enjoy something that was explosive. Why I waited so long to do a re-read I have no clue. I actually forgot about parts of this book on the first read through. The second time around was even better. I enjoyed the battle for a littl
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Brenda
Mar 06, 2014 Brenda rated it it was amazing
This was a great combination of action and romance. Harper and Rafe meet in the most unusual way. She is kidnapped by a drug lord and hes the second in command. She finds out he is CIA and going to help her escape. They have to get through the jungle and get to safety. but their hearts are at steak, their short time together they have become more than friends.
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Aug 23, 2015 Dayreader Reviews rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Harper and Rafe don't meet under ideal circumstances and by no means should be attracted to each other. Harper is an ATF agent that is kidnapped by a drug lord named Carlos in Colombia and Rafe is his "Segundo" or "Second". Harper senses that there is more than meets the eye but trusts no one, especially the "Segundo" that held her at gunpoint.

Harper is an explosives expert and is threatened with the harm to her ATF team if she does not cooperate with and follow the orders that the Carlos has is
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Books and Spoons
Aug 15, 2014 Books and Spoons rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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At first I have to compliment the author with the name of the book, Explosive Combination, rarely is there more fitting name for a book, on many different levels.
The action doesn't build up, it starts from the page one with a bang. From there the life and death situations continue through out the story, keeping the tension up, and interest on the events high.
After Harper is being captured by the drug lord, and put into a '
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Dana Busenbark
ATF Special Agent Harper Tambini finds herself with a team in Columbia, getting ready to leave and finding herself captured by a cartel boss. Fortunately, she finds herself in safe hands by someone deep under cover in the organization, who protects her, especially after she's given a knock out drug that almost kills her because of her allergy to one of the components. What happens when she is held captive for her knowledge and skills? What skills does she have that the cartel boss wants her for? ...more
Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
Strong cast of characters in this fast paced action adventure. Harper Tambini has quite the resume. She’s been the female equivalent of a navy seal in the army, lots of degrees one of which includes chemicals which lead her to join ATF. At the completion of an op in Columbia, Harper is kidnapped by a drug lord who wants to use her to create a bomb to take out a rival. Said drug lords lieutenant Rafe Silva, happens to be an undercover CIA agent who does his best to protect her – even though she c ...more
Clare O'Beara
There's certainly a lot going on in this tale, which reads like a thriller first and romance second.

Along with a group from the US Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives department, the heroine is captured in Colombia by drug gangsters. Why did they specifically kidnap Harper? She's an explosives expert.

I found the early James Bond films bore a close resemblance to Harper's finding herself in an exotically lovely home and compound, treated as a guest. Of course the drug baron is paranoid, vio
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Vikki Vaught
Mar 16, 2014 Vikki Vaught rated it it was amazing
This was action packed from the first page to the last. I'm blown away by the amount of research Kalyn Cooper must have done to write this book. I don't normally read romantic suspense, but I'm so glad I took a chance on this one. Harper is a no holds barred kind of Heroine. She kicks ass and takes names later. Rafe is every woman's dream of a hero. While he's also a no holds barred kind of guy, he's also full of heart. The passion that ignites between this pair burns the pages up. This story ha ...more
Deb Diem
Mar 17, 2015 Deb Diem rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Explosive Combination was my first read by KaLyn Cooper, but won't be my last. This book was well written, packed with action and littered with great characters. There's a few scenes that will fog your glasses, but in a good way. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger. I look forward to reading more from KaLyn Cooper.
Teresa
Sep 26, 2014 Teresa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great first book

Kalyn Cooper's first book is a doozy, it will keep you engrossed from the first page to the last one. You'll feel like you are really in the rainforest with Race and Harper are navigating the rapids of thee river. The book is that good, it's a definite must read.
Erika
Feb 01, 2015 Erika rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
great read

I loved Harper and Rafe's story. The action was constant and I finished the book in one day while on vacation. I loved the fact that Harper was portrayed as a strong women and an equal to Rafe. I recommend this book to anyone that likes action adventure with steamy love scenes.
Donna Salzmann
Aug 04, 2014 Donna Salzmann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fast paced action with a kick ass hero and heroine. Loved the locale descriptions...so clear it felt like you were there. Chemistry between the hero and heroine was sizzling. This one was a page turner and difficult to put down. Can't wait til the next one.....
Diana Tan
Nov 16, 2015 Diana Tan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Explosive indeed! The chemistry between Rafe and Harper is explosive! Never a dull moment in this book. Non stop action, suspense and romance.
Teresa
Mar 21, 2014 Teresa rated it it was amazing
This one has a lot of steamy sexual tension. Lots of steamy sex. And lots of action. A strong heroine and a hero to die for. Fast paced and an excellent read.
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Amy
Jun 28, 2015 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
See my review on DayReader Review page at https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Debra
Dec 22, 2014 Debra rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fast-paced adventure that moves from one scene to another very smoothly. If you love romantic suspense this is definitely a book you'll want to read.
Glenda Bettin
Nov 12, 2014 Glenda Bettin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
wow could she kick ass, loved it
Kristin
Oct 12, 2015 Kristin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Harper Tambini, ATF agent, has a simple reconnaissance mission in the Columbian jungle trying to find out if the cartels who purchased two ingredients to make a rare and deadly explosive have the knowledge and means to combine them. Reconnaissance only so what could go wrong? Everything. Rafe Silva, Segundo to the drug lord the ATF is investigating finds her and captures her and her team. Rafe tries to talk his boss into letting the men go while using Harper to gain information but the boss has ...more
Tiffany
Jan 30, 2016 Tiffany rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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I will admit - I am a critic when it comes to believable female protagonists. Harper was no exception. Throughout the story, I wavered between whether I found her believable as a character or not. In the end, I wasn't convinced. The story builds her up as a highly intelligent badass... but I just couldn't get into her character. I can't see someone being successful as an ATF Agent (or trained by any armed forces) who is so impulsively tempermental. Several characters mention Harper's intelligenc ...more
Cheri
Jan 06, 2017 Cheri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Harper and Rafe are explosive together from the beginning. They are on the same side but Harper just doesn't know it. Harper brings out a side of Rafe he thought was long buried. But he knows he'll do what he has to keep her safe. Even if that means betraying one of his oldest friends. While Dodging bullets and million dollar bounties on their heads, they manage to fall in love. Can Rafe let go of the past and his preconceived notions of what he needs for a wife? Can they even survive the jungle ...more
Tiffany Cutshall
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