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Closer (The Unit #1)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  135 Ratings  ·  54 Reviews
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Danger. Intrigue. Suspense. Michael Cartwright possesses them all. A Green Beret fresh out of the military, Michael is haunted by the tours he served in Afghanistan and Iraq. When he is sent on assignment to protect his country, he gets more than he bargained for . . .

Emma Welby is an intellectually driven beauty. Sh
Kindle Edition, 294 pages
Published June 1st 2014 by Amazon Digital Services (first published May 10th 2014)
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Sarah Greyson
May 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I'm the author, so of course I think it's great! Seriously though, it is a book that I would love to read. It has action, suspense, sex, love, and bad guys. Who wouldn't love that?
This was pathetic!

Practically the entire book was unrealistic and filled with unnecessary information and drama. There really wasn't a plot, despite what the Synopsis suggests. "Michael is a warrior, a Green Beret, fresh out of the military. He suffers from PTSD and recurrent nightmares of his five tours in Afghanistan. Something in him fundamentally changes when he meets Emma." Michael is not a warrior, he is a possessive idiot with a dull personality, zero intelligence, and has absolutely no s
Kelly L
Feb 03, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 14, 2014 rated it it was ok
ARC from Netgalley

Michael was a Green Beret and has been out of the army for 6 months and has moved into security work. His ex team mate Rob brings him a job to "kidnap a scientist with ties to the GIA, the Armed Islamic Group", this scientist is apparently helping them with biochemical warfare. Emma Welby is the scientist in question, she is working on Project Hummingbird for the CIA and DOD. Michael breaks into her house and kidnaps her. Up to this point, the plot and story seemed reasonable,
Angela Ford
Aug 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Closer grabs you right from the start with action and draws you in immediately. There’s just enough background in the beginning to entice you to want to know more about Michael. The dialogue of terrorism…DOD…CIA… I almost felt as though I was watching an episode of 24. The author’s vivid descriptions pull you in to each scene and allow you to visualize your surroundings.

Michael, fresh out of the military, suffers from PTSD. He’s hired to kidnap a scientist he’s told works for the ‘bad guys’. The
Jul 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I had a long busride and decided this was the book to take. I love military romance, this seemed right up my ally. Sara G Greyson did not let us down. As the miles passed and I read deeper into the book I caught my self laughing at the Units clseness and knowledge of each other. Michael and Emma are on the run for her life,but what they dont know can bring them all to their knees. All i will say is that I was glad it was dark and the lights were off as the tears flowed freely down my face. It is ...more
Heather Lane
Jun 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The terrorists want her alive. The CIA wants her dead, and Michael just wants to love her.

Can you imagine being the eye of your kidnapper only to find out that he was under false accusations to do so. Ya that Emma's new world when the terrorist want what she can provide them with and the CIA wants to stop her at all cost...

Michael just wants her.. To save her at all cost !!!

This to Emma is all new... New feelings have emerged that has been foreign to her intellectually driven mind...that is, un
Crissy Sutcliffe
Jul 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
first of all, Sarah did quite a bit of homework before she wrote this book. you can tell she researched her writing to be able to write such a well versed story. i love how she built up her characters, and her flawless back story was phenomenal. I thought it was great how the lead characters fell so deeply in love so quickly as well. i cannot wait to read more from Sarah Greyson!
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This book was not what I expected. I love Romantic Suspense and I adore Military themed romances also. I tend to get lost in them and find hours have passed. While I did get sucked into this tantalizing story it was totally for a different reason. This book wasn't just a romantic suspense. I'd call it more of an erotically romantic suspenseful adventure
Breanna Eichhorn
Aug 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing

We first meet Michael while he is having a nightmare. Michael has a routine he tries to sleep, has a nightmare, drinks scotch and then he passes out. The only person he feels would understand him is his father, his father lost his life for his country. Tony, Steve and Kevin had aspirations of making it big in the private security sector. Rob has a job for Michael is to kidnap a scientist with ties to the GIA the Armed Islamic Group, it pays 200,000 dollars he only agrees to do this if half of t
Aug 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: adults
Recommended to Darlene by: Sarah Greyson
Shelves: first-reads
I received and ARC from the author Sarah Greyson in exchange for my honest opinion. This is my honest opinion of her book.
I found the characters, the scenes and especially the military background all true to life. The weapons and defense moves that Micheal and his team used were so amazing and real. Ms. Greyson had to have done her homework on this story and she has used her creativity amazingly.
This story is about a young scientist by the name of Emma who works for our government. She is wor
Dec 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Closer – The Unit
Sarah Greyson
4 stars

This book is a great story but you really need to like the military genre. If you don’t like rouge action adventure then don’t click it up because its not going to be your cup of tea. There is a lot going on in this one. There is also a bit of violence towards the female side so if that is a deal breaker for you then don’t click.

Michael is our military man out and trying to learn to be that horrid word .. a civilian. He finds himself hired to kidnap a woman.
Nov 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Being a an American hero doesn't always mean that you have everything. Being a Green Beret really did a number on Michael and being a civilian is sometimes a challenge as well. Sleeping evades home and when he does sleep it filled with nightmares of his past. To fill his time he sometimes does jobs for a private security company, he pay is good and it sometimes gives him the rush of adrenaline he misses. Roy, his best friend and his contact to the security firm, came over a
Jennifer Pierson
Dec 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
WOW WOW WOW! Closer started out with a bang, and the intensity never eased up. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this story!

Michael Cartwright is a Green Beret fresh out of the military. He fights the demons after he what he saw in Afghanistan and Iraq, and has terrible nightmares. Now he does security with his brothers from his team, and that's what send him on a new mission, where he gets more than he bargained for. Emma Welby is a scientific genius, and developing a weapon that will make catching terrorists
Amber at WickedGoodReads
Dec 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, blog-tour
Closer follows the story of Emma - a super smart scientist working on Project Hummingbird for the US Department of Defense and Michael, a former Green Beret who is sent to kidnap Emma. Michael is led to believe that Emma is working for the GIA, a terrorist group who has infiltrated the US and is planning to use her Hummingbird to take out the President.

This book was so exciting! I had a very hard time finding stopping points in order to go about daily life. It would have been a wonderful book to
Kathleen R.
Aug 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Overall Stars: 5 STARS

Alpha Man

Can the brain follow her heart and fully trust and love the brawns in pain, searching for his soul mate

Danger. Intrigue. Suspense. Michael Cartwright possesses them all. A Green Beret fresh out of the military, Michael is haunted by the tours he served in Afghanistan and Iraq. When he is sent on assignment to protect his country, he gets more than he bargained for . . . Emma Welby is an intellectually driven beauty. She challenges Michael in a way th
Julie Harthill Clayton
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sarah G. Greyson is a self-proclaimed fan of romantic and erotic suspense who hopes that she creates “an intense environment … if only for a few hours.” With her debut novel, Closer, the first in a trilogy, Greyson succeeds in creating such an environment. The book is perfect for a cold, rainy day under the covers, or a hot bubble bath with a glass of wine. Just make sure your door is shut tight. You wouldn’t want anyone else to know just how much fun you’re having with a book.

Emma is a young, e
Book Loving Fairy-Blog
Dec 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 Stars!

***ARC gifted by author in exchange for an honest review***

Michael is out of the military and trying to lead a life as a civilian. He is hired to kidnap Emma. He soon thinks he is working for the wrong person. Emma is a scientist working on a top secret project. She is person who keeps to herself and doesn't have much of a social life. At first I didn't feel the connection between these two but then the story took off full speed and that changed.

Ms. Greyson does a great job of presenting
Sep 23, 2014 rated it really liked it

I enjoyed this book so much as it had a love story that also had HOT sex, surprises at every other turned page, with an outstanding action packed, character driven story. In other words it had a multiple of things going on and it made it so interesting. I read it in one day as I just didn't want to put it down. MS Greyson was exceptional in her description of her characters in this book. She was also excellent in bringing out the unique and strong emotions
Mollien Fote Osterman
I was given this book for an honest review. I am so sorry I put off reading this book. Closer was exciting, suspenseful and it had all the romance that I look for. My brother was a Green Beret, so this book had my interest from the beginning. Emma is a character that we can respect. She has backbone and determination. Michael, well probably every woman would want to fix him. This may be one of my new favorites series. Can't wait to read Stronger, the next book in the Unit Series.
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Shelly Wygant
Nov 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book started off slow for me but when the action started it took off. Emma was not a social person but throughout the book she showed her tough side and did everything she needed to capture the terrorists. She was the one that received the most violence in this book but she kept on going. Michael is hired to kidnap Emma but knows from the beginning that is wrong.

The action was non stop in this book. The characters were strong. But what made it a good read for me was there some moments I wa
Dec 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one does not let go until the last page!
There were many moments that I thought that I had this figured out. I was nowhere close! I had not thought that this was how it was going to go.. Not only does Ms. Greyson keep us guessing with the main characters and how they interact with each other, but also the background characters, as well and how they are dealt with. Plenty of heat and suspense made this for a quick read for me.
I was gifted this ebook by Give Me Books Promotions on behalf of t
Dec 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing


Sarah Greyson

5 stars,

    A group of ex Green Beret’s find themselves protecting Emma, who is working on a top

secret project for the US government. While trying to save Liz who is being held hostage for that same secret project, by a group of terrorists.

    Will Emma finish the project? Will it be in time to save Liz?  

This book was such a page turner, brought tears to my eyes,and left me wanting more..

******Received this ARC for my honest review.  Reviewed by Lisa for Alpha Book C
Corry Parnese
Aug 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
As soon as I started reading Closer I knew I wouldn't put it down until I was finished.. Michael and Emma are great characters, they seem to pop out of the pages and into your life!! What I liked the most is there is something for every Adult reader, not just erotica, full of emotion, suspense, love, and steamy love....You must read this and join the adventure!!! Sarah Greyson really nailed this book...
Stacy Aube
Dec 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as an ARC for a honest review. This book was read and reviewed by Stacy Aube for Cutting Muse Blog Review.

This book has it all danger, friendship, terror, and love.

Michael is to kidnap Emma, he just doesn't know the whole truth. Michael begins to see Emma in a different light and can not turn her over.

This is a very intense read that I really enjoyed.
Linda Rimer-Como
Aug 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
An action packed story that is suspenseful and hard to put down. The author draws you into this tantalizing story that is full of mystery, intrigue and sexual attraction. The characters have great interaction and there is a wide range of emotion throughout. It grabs you from the start and keeps you on the edge of your seat until the end. Great start to the series.

Received copy for review.
Black Butterfly
Sep 28, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: ADULTS
Recommended to Black Butterfly by: BOOKBUB
Louiseann Walter
Aug 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Great story. This a fine example of terrorist in our country and how they have no rearguard for human life. And also much Valor and honor for our service men and what they go through.
Aug 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a book.
Well told and keeps you in suspense.
Loved it.
It is a MUST READ!!!
Keep the Kleenex handy.

Rose Veale
Oct 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Read this before Stronger n couldn't put it down till I finished with it. So f fantastic!!
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Sarah Greyson was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and loves the Steelers, but now she calls Richmond, Virginia home. Sarah has two wonderful boys who are the loves of her life. She has spent her professional career writing for the business world. In 2014, she decided to cross over to the fictional world. Once the characters start talking to her, they don’t stop, not until their stories are told ...more
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