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Beyond the Call of Duty

(Wings of Gold #1)

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Eric “LZ” O’Dwyer, a senior lieutenant stationed in San Diego, is in command of his own helicopter detachment out of the HSM-75 Wolf Pack. Deployed off the coast of South America on a counterdrug operation, Eric jumps at the chance to take down a ruthless drug lord. But to do it, he’ll have to join forces with badass DEA Agent Nicole Gamboa. Inf
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published August 22nd 2015 by B. Reed Publishing
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Dianne
How far is too far Beyond the Call of Duty? When a confident helicopter pilot and a Fiery DEA agent are recruited for an undercover drug mission, designed to take down a brutal drug lord, flying bullets weren’t the only things to be worried about. Eric O’Dwyer and agent Nicole Gamboa must infiltrate the inner sanctum of and play to the sexual deviations of the drug lord. Disguised as prostitutes acting out a sexual fantasy, they both deserve Academy Awards for best performances, but were they pl ...more
Anne OK
Oct 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-reads

Tracy Tappan definitely brings the fire power along for the ride in her Wings of Gold military romantic suspense series. These books are intensely action-packed, full of sizzling romance, and filled to the hilt with entertaining and admirable heroes and heroines. She adds just enough wit and humorous banter to complete the slate.

This second book in the series did not slack in any area either. A great Navy helo pilot and a DEA agent in a wicked hookup against drug traffickers and mafia bad guys.
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Erin Lewis
Sep 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Star Review of Beyond the Call of Duty: Military Romantic Suspense (Wings of Gold #2) by Tracy Tappan

The hero of this book was introduced in the novella Eightball Two-Three. I wasn’t that keen on him in that book, mainly because he seemed to be an arrogant, cocky jerk, but he grew on me in Beyond the Call of Duty.
Nearly a decade has passed and now, Eric “LZ” O’Dwyer is stationed out of San Diego. He is a senior lieutenant and is in command of his own helicopter detachment. Whilst working on a
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Romance Novel Giveaways Lauren Seiberling
An exceptional story full of scorching hot romance and pulse-pounding action!

I have never read a hotter, more intense, almost-love scene EVER. As alluded to in the synopsis, Nicole and Eric have to play out an intimate scene as the cover for their real mission. Let me just say that the tension leading up to and the emotions surrounding that scene were just...so...WOW!!!

Tracy DEFINITELY knows how to write a sexy hero! Eric was absolutely perfect, with his good-looks, bravery and vulnerability.

Nic
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Badass Bloggettes
Oct 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

ARC received for an honest review.

I am a fan of military romance books so it is no surprise that I jumped on the opportunity to read Beyond the Call of Duty? This is book two in the Wings of Gold series. I didn’t read book one and I don’t believe I missed anything by jumping into this book first. The story stands on its own merits and, my guess, is the first book adds history but the story starts well after any events from book one. That said, I will go back and read book one when I get
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Angie Byrne
Sep 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We first met Eric in the novella 'eight ball two three' when he was training as a helicopter pilot and I can't actually say he did anything for me.
In this continuation it us now nine years later and he has certainly grown up. The cocky edge has worn down to masculine confidence and determined hard work has earned him Lieutenant. He's still with his friend Mikey and when you've worked together that long there is understanding and camaraderie. It was lovely reading about their relationship as it w
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Sarah-Jayne Briggs
(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).

(This review may contain spoilers).

I really enjoyed being able to read a different genre of book from an author whose work I particularly like. While I wouldn’t necessarily go out and buy books in the military romance genre, I did quite enjoy reading this book.

I did get a bit confused at the beginning, where the book shifted back in time without me really expecting it to.

I did like both Eric and Nicole as characters, even though I th
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Tina Lynne
Oct 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Beyond the Call of Duty is a heart racing story of drug dealers, dangerous missions, and a romance that blooms in the middle of the chaos. This story is about two people who are different yet the same. I love how this book gives us a romance that seems very tangible in the story but there is SO much more than romance in this book. There is a thrilling ride that will take you deep into places full of suspense and intrigue, making you feel like you are watching this story unfold in a cinematic exp ...more
Katiria Nunez
Sep 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just…. WOW!

I had planned to read this book on my morning off - and I did - but I kept reading at work and got no work done.

This book is a stand alone book, however, I did read the prequel (Eightball Two-Three) right before I started reading Beyond the Call of Duty.

I was caught up in the story and was unable to put the book down. The story went at a brisk pace and I was never bored with the amount of details given. There was no over thinking or repeating of thoughts in this story, which I was g
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Ladyjovi Stone
Sep 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blog-review
Disclaimer: I was provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I had the awesome honor to be able to read Tracy Tappan’s latest novel before its release and I can honestly say it was just as wonderful as her paranormal series. This new series is a Military Romantic Suspense, and it is just as gripping as the Community Series.
Beyond the Call of Duty is the story of Naval Helicopter pilot Eric O’Dwyer and DEA Agent Nicole Gamboa. These two are thrown together in a joint operation to catch a no
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JoRead


Wowza! I'm very much in love with what Tappan did with this series. After reading the first installment I was a bit hesitant if I wanted to continue reading; however I thought well, she's an amazing author given what I know of her paranormal books and of what I did like of the first one so I decided to give Beyond the Call of Duty a try and man, was I ever happy I did!
I'm not much for Special-Ops or military stories and I only have 2 other authors that are automatic buys as far as those 2 genre
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Tracy Harwood
Sep 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was given this book by the author as an Advance Reader Copy (ARC) for an honest review.
Having read previous works by Tracy Tappan I was intrigued by the storyline as this is a complete change of genre for me, usually reading historic and paranormal novels.
The book starts off with a military edge with lots of terminology, which I have to admit I found interesting. The lead male character Lieutenant Eric “LZ” O’Dwyer, I found quite refreshing. He's smart,gorgeous and oozes manliness but he's
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Sara Miller
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review over on my blog (Pretty Little Book Blog)

This book is adventurous, pulse pounding, a thrill ride for the sense with Tracy's descriptive writing style. Even though this is the second book in the series and the first book of Tracy's that I've read its a complete standout standalone!

The main characters have this crazy chemistry and we see it in the opening pages, it's aggressive there is no easily falling in love and holding hands it'
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Lisa
Sep 25, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beyond the Call of Duty is an interesting book with an intense plot. The characters are likeable and realistic enough in their mannerisms and thought patterns and some of the things that they think and do are quite amusing, especially in situations where a little levity is helpful. Tappan definitely seems to have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the military and I became immersed in the operations that Eric and Nicole were involved in.

Eric seemed like a really great guy, someone who was pr
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Sara
Sep 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a free advance copy in exchange for an honest review.

I had pre-ordered The book and was super excited to read Tracy's full-length story in her Wings of Gold series. I had previously read the author's The Community series and love her action-packed, quick moving and strong plot line stories.

I really enjoyed this story. The plot line was intense as it follows Eric and Nicole on a joint undercover op. The op doesn't go as planned and both characters are affected. The screen where they h
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Kathy
Oct 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
In Beyond the Call of Duty by Tracy Tappan, we get blessed with everything. There is the hot Navy pilot, sexy DEA agent, drugs, covert operations and sex so hot I almost starting smoking again. Special Agent Nicole Gambia could easily pass for a swimsuit model but she feels like she has to achieve more. Her family has left her paying their debt. Lt. Eric O'Dwyer is also struggling to break free from the shackles of his family. Both believe that above and beyond is the very least they can do. On ...more
Lyanna
Oct 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book a lot. I have always been fascinated by the military and this book give a small glimpse into the Navy without it being a Navy handbook of regulations.

The story flowed decently well, with my only complaint being I wish the explanations were footnotes on the bottom of the page, rather than at the end of the book, which is not convenient with an E-reader. I enjoyed the characters, whom were more than the stereotypical one dimensional one so common in romance. It was a bit jarri
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Frank Atkins
Oct 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Beyond the Call of Duty by Tracy Tappan, we get blessed with everything. There is the hot Navy pilot, sexy DEA agent, drugs, covert operations and sex so hot I almost starting smoking again.
Special Agent Nicole Gambia could easily pass for a swimsuit model but she feels like she has to achieve more. Her family has left her paying their debt. Lt. Eric O'Dwyer is also struggling to break free from the shackles of his family. Both believe that above and beyond is the very least they can do. On t
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Melody-rose Parker
Beyond the Call of Duty Military Romantic Suspense (Wings of Gold Book 2) by Tracy Tappan One of my PNR author friends recommended Tracy Tappan's books to me, and I'm glad she did. Beyond the Call of Duty was my first read of Tracy's work, and I was thoroughly entertained. The tension between the characters, an Air Force helicopter pilot Eric and a DEA agent Nicole, created lots of excitement. What secrets did they have? Would the truth bring them together or pull them apart? When you add the bad boys, the drug lords, to the mix, it makes for on exciting, adventurous plot. Will th ...more
Joan Gresham
Sep 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
was lucky enough to get an advanced ARC copy of Beyond The Call Of Duty... I have read all of Tracy Tappan's Paranormal books in her Community Series and I have to say... She is a multi faceted, multi talented and just an all around superb author. She makes the leap from Paranormal Romance to her new Suspenseful Military Series with complete ease and execution. We get , sexy pilots, kick ass female DEA agents, drug lords, shoot' em up action, hilarious one liner humor, suspense and oh sooooo ver ...more
Julia Damatto
Nov 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you are looking for a fast paced, full of action and steamy romance, this book is for you!!
The story its excellent written, with amazing action scenes and a hot romance, full of suspense, sexual tension and intense characters. Nicole it's not your average Heroine, she's a badass, strong and independent but she can't resist our charming Hero, Eric. Oh! Eric, he's amazing! A warrior with a heart of gold.
I enjoyed this steamy romance with a military background, it's obvious that the Author knows
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Geneva Handleman
Oct 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
I love a good suspense novel. I love the Navy. I love a woman who can kick serious ass. This book has all of the above. Add in a real standup guy and some seriously hot sex and I am hooked!!!

I enjoyed the whole combination. The fight scenes were great, the danger and suspense kept me turning pages, and the sex was fantastic!!! The characters were all well written and interesting, even the smaller parts. I really had a great time reading this one!!

As an independent reviewer for Paranormal Romanc
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Teresa
Oct 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great continuation to Eight Ball Two Three

Eric and Nicole are put together by a combo task force between the DEA and the U.S. Navy. They are both sent to Columbia to take down drug kingpin who has a strange fetish when it comes to sex.

Both deny their feelings towards each other because of their childhood. Eric is the son of a billionaire and Nicole has a secret of her own which is a shocker in itself. All in all a good second book of the series with a hope there will be a third featuring Mike
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Natalie Casey
Sep 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways
I received this complementary download book as an Arc from the Author, with that being said, GET THIS BOOK!!!!
Once you start it you won't be able to pit it down! I love how descriptive this book is, it makes you feel as if you're right there. the back story's on the characters really help you understand their personalities,(which was great for me, since I haven't read the first book YET, which I will be soon) The first page had me hooked! I Highly recommend this book to every one!! Thank you Tra
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Jan
Sep 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
From the first line to the last, this book had me captured. Full of action-packed adventure, I couldn’t put the book down to sleep! Well written with intense drama lightened by humorous and realistic “personal” reactions, I felt I was right there with them.
BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY once again has me saying “If Tracy Tappan writes it, I will read it.”

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**
Donna
Sep 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
High octane read that will leave you breathless. Beyond the Call of Duty is real and gritty and oh so good. LZ is sweet and serious. Nicole just wants to be judged for what she can do not what she looks like. If you pick it up you won’t be able to put it down.
Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.
Mellissa Monteforte
this is not the normal genre I tend to read but I adore Mrs Tappan as a story teller so I most definitely had to give this book chance, and was SO WORTHY of praise. The camaraderie between the pilots and the character development felt so lifelike. I very much enjoyed reading this, and for sure a must read for any and all military, suspense lovers!
Dianne Abbott
Oct 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thumbs up to this author!

This is a new author for me and I give her a thumbs up! She keeps you on the go and guessing. The characters are awesome and the story is believable since today's world is in chaotic unrest. Tracy keep the books coming, really like this series.
Sharon Kallenberger Marzola
Oct 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bbb, 2015-reads
4.5 Stars

This is a very good military romance. Good story, good characters, lots of action and faced paced.

must read.

Full review on Badass Bloggettes. http://badassbloggettes.blogspot.com/...

ARC received for an honest review
Jeanne Kotsios
Sep 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love

Fantastic series love it very much great writer love all her work great characters great can't wait to read more
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Tracy Tappan is the best-selling author of gritty romance, her novels spanning across multiple genres. Her debut novel, THE BLOODLINE WAR, won the bronze medal for romance from the Independent Publishers Book Award (IPPY), one of the largest national book contests. The second book in her Community Series, THE PUREST OF THE BREED, was a USA Book News Award finalist, and the fourth book, MOON-RIDERS ...more

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