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Dagger: American Fighter Pilot

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4.43  ·  Rating Details ·  37 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
Dagger Drake is a fast-mover, living his life in afterburner. As one of the best of the best, a fighter pilot with the famous Deadly Rattlers, he pilots his Viper jet with the same ferocity that he chases women with. One magical night at the Officers’ Club changes him forever when a curvy Southerner crosses his path. Lauren Carter is like no one he’s ever met—her classic b ...more
Kindle Edition, 386 pages
Published December 15th 2015
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Tina
Nov 12, 2015 Tina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's was truly nice to read a book by not only Sam JD Hunt but as well Thomas Hunt.

I enjoyed the story of Dagger Jack and Lauren. I could feel what Lauren was going through but how much she loved Dagger. I also felt what Dagger was going through with his daily routines and life. At times love is never easy but in this story they have there ups and downs like any relationship would have. "I love you so much, Jack. You're my everything..."

There was some good chemistry between Jack and Lauren, the
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Kat  Chadwick
Dec 14, 2015 Kat Chadwick rated it it was amazing
First let me say, I am a BIG fan of Sam JD Hunt. So I was excited to see a book by both Sam and her sexy and funny-as-hell fighter-pilot husband. Yeah, I jumped on that! And I am glad I did.

We get an up-close and personal look at what all of these flyboys live through while state-side, but also some of what they experience in-combat and after-combat. That means we get an all-around peak into the lives of some of our best warriors out there defending our country.

Sure, some may be playboys, but,
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Missy Harton
Nov 12, 2015 Missy Harton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 EXCITING STARS for this pilot romance!! The first in a stand alone series about the 491st Fighter Squadron, the Deadly Rattlers. Also the first collaborative effort of the husband and wife duo, the Hunts!! Sam J. D. Hunt is best known for her erotic series, the Thomas Hunt Series (if you aren't familiar with this series, you are DEFINITELY missing out!!); while husband, Thomas is no stranger to writing, this is his first attempt at publishing in the indie world. Together, this couple have crea ...more
Ashley Westphall-carr
Dagger (4.5 ⭐)
Loved this story by Sam JD Hunt and Thomas Hunt. The first chapter was slow with all of the
technical pilot stuff. My eyes glazed over a couple of times when they used the acronyms for flying or military terms.

When they got to the heart of the story I was really impressed with their combined writing styles. The love story between Dagger and Lauren was really impressive. There were twists and turns throughout the whole story. And just when you thought that they broke up for good, L
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Mindy
Dec 13, 2015 Mindy rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book.
I really loved this book. The authors did their research because all the plane talk was very in depth and I found that I learned about that as well. I loved how they tied a little bit of current events into what the characters were going threw it made it relateable
The characters in this book come alive. I loved that their emotions just jumped off the page and drew you in even more. I would love to read about the secondary characters because we got to know a littl
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Seraphim  Book Reviews
I won't lie and tell you I wasn’t a little nervous to read this book. Sometimes when you have a book that is written by two authors you worry about the flow. Can you or will you be able to tell which person wrote this part. I can now say that this couple managed to write side by side flawlessly.

When I signed up to review this book I assumed it would be Iraq or Afghanistan the Hero would be fighting against. But within the first few pages there was mentions of ISIS, Syria, and Russia. I was caug
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Alison
Jan 13, 2016 Alison rated it it was amazing
5 Stars!!!

I was given this book in turn for an honest review.

Dagger and Lauren held a connection from the moment they met. Determined to find out what this connection meant, Dagger stopped at nothing to get Lauren to spend time with him. Lauren’s past and Dagger’s current life crossed paths. Will the past destroy their future or will their future be decided for them?

I wasn’t truly sure what to expect from Dagger, all I knew was that I had to read it! This book starts with a very detailed first c
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RBCRRBLOGGER
Dec 14, 2015 RBCRRBLOGGER rated it it was amazing
Reviewing on behalf of Relentless Book Chic’s Ramblings and Reviews

From the first time I saw a teaser for this book, I couldn’t wait to read it. We were first introduced to Dagger in one of the books in Sam Hunt’s first series and I was intrigued as to what his story would be about.

I have to admit that before reading it, I was naive enough to believe that the life of a fighter pilot was at least, a little bit like Tom Cruise’s character in Top Gun. While there are certain similarities, the diff
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Daria
Jan 12, 2016 Daria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
~~Book Gifted by the Author in exchange for a review~~

Yay for Team Hunt! What a wonderful experience, to be able to write together. A combination of talent that worked to bring us a wonderful story. Fighter pilots the best of the best, surprised that their feet touch the ground when they walk.

Nothing in life worth having comes easy, I’ve actually been told that throughout my life. Dagger and Lauren yeah, they met and it was like spontaneous combustion. But being together wont be a walk in the p
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Jessica
Dec 20, 2015 Jessica rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. 5 Flyins Stars!!

I have to say I loved this book. Its well written, the story flows and I love all the characters in this book.

The detail in the book are amazing. The chemistry between Dagger and Lauren leaps off the page. Sam and Thomas wrote an amazing book.

The opening scene in the books is my favorite I think.. Your going to think one thing then be like what was that. I loved it.

This is the story of Dagger Drake and Lauren Carter.

Dagger is
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Caroline
Dec 19, 2015 Caroline rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sam-jd-hunt
Forget Top Gun, read Dagger!

Jesus, this prologue, I loved it. I even read it twice. *Grin* The whole story was perfect. The writing amazing. The experience of flying told by a flyboy and learning all these technical details, I was in heaven. *Sigh* I just hope this installment in the American Fighter Pilot will be the first out of many others. Maybe Phantom’s is next?

Without giving any spoilers, I can tell Jack aka Dagger is a sex god and a fierce military fighter pilot living a symbiotic existe
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Ellie Masters
Dec 15, 2015 Ellie Masters rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful look behind the scenes of a fighter squadron and what it takes to be a Top Gun. Oh, yeah…did I mention there’s some hot romance thrown in here as well! The first in a stand-alone series, this book introduces Dagger, one of the Deadly Rattlers from the 491st Fighter Squadron and Lauren, studying to be a rocket scientist. The romance is wonderfully scripted by the talented Sam Hunt, and the realism brought in by Tom Hunt, and co-writer, make you feel as if you are sitting in that ...more
Bethany
Dec 07, 2015 Bethany rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ride into the danger zone.....
I couldn't help singing it to myself in my head, I felt like I was in my own 'Top Gun' story. The call names, all the lingo, and Jack "Dagger" Drake, my first fighter pilot male lead I have read. He was mouthy, sexy and all alpha, so he did not disappoint.
Extra credit for loving a girl that was not a stick figure.

Yes, Lauren is a curvy gal. She can still turn heads, but is a little more to love and boy does Jack fall hard for her. Through their free fall into love,
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Karyn
Jan 11, 2016 Karyn rated it it was amazing
What caught my eye for this book was hearing that a former military pilot wrote this. I thought it would be cool to read about the flying aspect from someone who’s actually experienced it.

I did not expect to get so thoroughly engrossed in the story from start to finish. Turns out that I couldn’t get enough of the flying details - I LOVED them! The author did a wonderful job explaining the intricacies without taking away from the story.

In addition to the fascinating flying part of the story, ther
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Ashley Westphall-carr
Dec 12, 2015 Ashley Westphall-carr rated it really liked it
Dagger (4.5 ⭐)
Loved this story by Sam JD Hunt and Thomas Hunt. The first chapter was slow with all of the
technical pilot stuff. My eyes glazed over a couple of times when they used the acronyms for flying or military terms.

When they got to the heart of the story I was really impressed with their combined writing styles. The love story between Dagger and Lauren was really impressive. There were twists and turns throughout the whole story. And just when you thought that they broke up for good, L
...more
Reva Coomer
Dec 17, 2015 Reva Coomer rated it it was amazing
This was a very different read for me, but I am so glad that I read it. Very impressed with the combined writing between Sam and Thomas. Perfect! The first chapter is a little slow (tech pilot stuff) but once you meet Dagger and Lauren, you fall in love with them. Thomas is very knowledgeable about fighter jets, military...and the sort...and can write about it in such a way that makes it interesting and keeps you reading. A beautiful love story wrapped in the real life of a fighter pilot facing ...more
Suzanne
Dec 27, 2015 Suzanne rated it it was amazing
Flying high!

Loved this debut book by Thomas Hunt and his lovely wife, Sam. The military detail was amazing and insightful. They were able to mesh together real life drama and detail with romance. Jack Drake was portrayed as a very strong character, like able and displayed a myriad of emotions. Lauren was fabulously real, thank goodness! Loved her character that was raw with emotion, stubborn and strong. Together Jack and Lauren cleared major hurdles like many of us in the real world. It was a we
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Elisha Snell
Dec 29, 2015 Elisha Snell rated it it was amazing
First, reading the prologue was HOT! I'm glad Dagger found himself a real woman with curves and issues. While reading this I couldn't help but think about those in the military and spouse that leave when they deploy. It is hard anytime when deployment happens, but to add a new relationship and another complicated situation causes issues for Dagger and Lauren
Jenny Shepherd
Dec 12, 2015 Jenny Shepherd rated it it was amazing
Love Dagger & Lauren's story! It was a different read for me but I really enjoyed it. A story of love, loss, and redemption. Looking forward to reading more books from Sam & Thomas!
RBCRRBLOGGER
Dec 15, 2015 RBCRRBLOGGER rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reviewing on behalf of Relentless Book Chic’s Ramblings and Reviews

From the first time I saw a teaser for this book, I couldn’t wait to read it. We were first introduced to Dagger in one of the books in Sam Hunt’s first series and I was intrigued as to what his story would be about.

I have to admit that before reading it, I was naive enough to believe that the life of a fighter pilot was at least, a little bit like Tom Cruise’s character in Top Gun. While there are certain similarities, the diff
...more
Talkbooks
Dec 27, 2015 Talkbooks rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
~~*:Reviewed by Bethany:*~~

Ride into the danger zone.....
I couldn't help singing it to myself in my head, I felt like I was in my own 'Top Gun' story. The call names, all the lingo, and Jack "Dagger" Drake, my first fighter pilot male lead I have read. He was mouthy, sexy and all alpha, so he did not disappoint.
Extra credit for loving a girl that was not a stick figure.

Yes, Lauren is a curvy gal. She can still turn heads, but is a little more to love and boy does Jack fall hard for her. Through
...more
Vasi
Dec 17, 2015 Vasi rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It is my first book in the military-romance genre and it definitely won't be my last. The two style of the authors meshed together very well giving the perspective of both main characters. The story was well written and the characters were complex. I really loved Jack “Dagger” Drake and Lauren Carter and there journey together. I am looking forward to more books in the American Fighter Pilot series from the Hunts.
Jo
May 29, 2016 Jo rated it did not like it
Nope.. Not working for me, on chapter 4 & still not feeling it
Gregory S. Bates
Apr 18, 2016 Gregory S. Bates rated it it was ok
Not expected (love story).

I thought this was going to be a nice fighter story, not one about cocktail waitresses in Las Vegas. Some times you lose, oh well.
Becky Brown
Becky Brown rated it liked it
Aug 30, 2016
Melody Dechant
Melody Dechant rated it it was amazing
Dec 21, 2015
Frank Atkins
Frank Atkins rated it it was amazing
Dec 15, 2015
Sam Hunt
Nov 11, 2015 Sam Hunt rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 10, 2016
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About Sam J.D. Hunt


Sam J.D. Hunt resides in Las Vegas with her husband, the inspiration for the young Thomas Hunt character, as well as her two children. Her debut trilogy, The Thomas Hunt Series, put a fun and unique spin on the popular BDSM genre. She followed up with the highly successful DEEP: A Captive Tale--a dark BDSM erotic captor/captive story about a pirate and his lady that spans time a
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