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Whiskey Tribute

(Trident Security #5.5)

4.48  ·  Rating details ·  596 ratings  ·  81 reviews
Curt Bannerman never thought he’d have to follow through with a promise to ensure his best friend’s wife and children were taken care of, in the event of Eric’s death, after the two men retired from the Navy SEALs. But an assassin made the promise a reality. Eighteen months later, he’s still keeping an eye on the family, however, somewhere along the line his feelings for t ...more
Kindle Edition, 88 pages
Published May 27th 2016 by Samantha A. Cole (first published May 1st 2016)
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Apr 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Whiskey Tribute (Trident Security 5.5)
Samantha Cole
5 stars

This is a fantastic novella. Why .. well because its with the men and their families we love so much but also because it focuses on something “true.” … Taking care of your own, never leaving a family of a fallen alone.

Curt Bannerman promised his best friend Eric Prichard that he would take care of his wife and his 4 children if anything ever happened to him. The two survived countless missions and numerous close calls just to have Eric m
Wendy Hodges
May 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In lots of ways this is a sad story, but in many others it is inspiring. It shows life goes on after loss, that there is still love to be found. Dana is lucky in so many ways, yes her husband the love of her life was murdered. But all his teammates stepped up for her and the kids, they have helped with jobs around the property, supported her and been role models for each of the children. Curt was Eric's best friend, he loved Dana almost as much as Eric but never expected to get a chance for it t ...more
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May 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I must say I have been so waiting for Curt's book especially after reading Marco's book. I love that this one started with the conversation with Marco just like Marco's book did only this time it was from Curt's POV instead of Marco's. Curt and Dana are such an awesome couple and the battle they both have with themselves is so real. If you have read the rest of the series then you know that Dana was married to Eric aka Wabbit, but he was killed and Curt aka Elmer, was not only Eric's best friend ...more
Karen *constant listener* yes a blind book listener, just love accessibility functions Glaze
Well what do I say? On a plus side I was on painkillers thanks to a dental abcess so I didn't get the headache I get from holding my breath through this book! But again did not disappoint, brilliant, heart stopping with the Oooooooo bits thrown in.

Hate doing reviews on these great books cause I don't want to give the story away, I could give you all the spoilers that prove how brilliant this series is....but if you've not read this series....what you doing? Get on with it! Oh my.............
5 stars. This was a sweet story of a second chance at love. We learned of what happened to Dana's husband Eric in the first book Leather and Lace. I loved how thgthge book begins with the conversation between Marco and Curt in Waiting in the Shadows. Here we see how looking out for a fallen comrades family can lead to love and I loved the realistic reaction of Dana's eldest son Ryan and the birthday party for Connor Taylor and Justin's friend. Beautifully written story full of heart and love. Re ...more
Helen McNabb
Jul 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Tribute of love

Another well written life story, what a truly wonderful talent this author has to be able to bring such feeling to the story.
Jan 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Loved this book!
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really love every single book of the Trident Security series .. each one is always full of surprises and amazing chemistry between the characters.. this one, Whiskey Tribute was not the exception .. i really love Curt and Dana .. Curt was always very caring and protective with Dana and her children... both characters were nice to read.. what i love about the story is that both of the characters took their time to embrace their feelings, with a few tissues on the way of coarse but worth every s ...more
Alicia Harrietha
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This short story from the Trident Series by Samantha A Cole has stolen my heart. Whiskey Tribute is a heart warming story of a former Seal Curt who honours a promise to his fallen best friend by taking care of his family now that he cannot. Curt takes this promise whole heartedly and does all that he can to help care for and protect Dana and her four kids. After nearly two years Curt has fallen in love with Dana and reading this sweet with very hot steamy sex scenes story of their love makes my ...more
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When Dana Prichard's husband was murdered his best friend, Curt Bannerman, and his fellow Navy Seal brothers promised to care for her and her children. Curt starts having feelings for Dana but feels guilty and is worried Dana doesn't feel the same. Can Curt get past these feelings of guilt? Buy this novella and find out! ...more
Janet Faes
Jan 21, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So sad! In a far earlier book, Eric, Dana’s husband and Curt’s SEAL partner is killed. This story is behind the scenes of a number of books after this.

A SEAL party for a 10 year old. A missing kid. Guilt of ‘cheating’ on Eric. Flashback to the day he died and the funeral. And hot (non-BDSM) sex.
Samantha Cole has out done herself with this novella! I give it 5 huge Jameson shots!

Curt " Elmer" Bannerman aka " Uncle Crutsy" according to little Amanda was not just Eric " Wabbit" Bannermans navy seal partner but best freinds, brothers at heart so when he promised Eric he would watch after his family if anything ever happened to him , he meant it! However after surviving too many missions and deployments to keep track of, when they retired he never thought he would find himself doing just t
Dec 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Whiskey Tribute is a novella in the Trident Security series. Like the other novellas in this series, the main character is not one of the sexy six-pack ex-Navy SEALS but the sexy six-packers are not missing from the novella. The author writes so well that you do not feel like it was a novella with all that happens. As with all the books in this series, they can be read as stand-alone's, but I highly recommend you reading them in order to be full impact of the relationships.
Curt “Elmer” Bannerma
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There are occasions when side characters have a story. A story so important that it MUST have a book by itself. Whiskey Tribute is that story.

From the very first book in this series, the Trident men take care of their own. When the death of a team mate leaves a widow with small children, the guys take turns stepping up with chores & companionship. As time goes by, hearts start to heal. While Eric is gone, he isn't forgotten. Curt must face the feelings he has for his best briemds wife. Dana has
Julie Barrett
Apr 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Whiskey Tribute is a fabulous, heartwarming novella from Samantha A Cole. It is part of the Trident Security series, but unlike the other books it is completely vanilla. I rarely read books that don't have even a small amount of kink in them (yes I admit it I have a dirty, dirty mind), but there was no way I was turning this book down as I am a huge fan of this author. I soon forgot about the lack of whips and chains as the author sucked me into the story right from the first page. It is a delig ...more
Lori Amey
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love happily ever after stories.

I am in love with the Trident series so much and with all the couples this author has brought to life. Once again, I have a new couple to love. Curt and Dana's story is so sweet and loving, you can't help but to route for them to end up together. I'm glad they get the chance at happily ever after, hope to hear about them in future books. If you haven't read this series, you don't know what your missing. Can't wait to read what comes next.
Tina Todd shobe
May 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
After reading Marco's book I really wanted to hear more about Curt and see if he ever acted upon his feeling's for Dana.

Curt was Eric's best friend. Eric was married to Dana. As with true brother in arms Curt promised Eric he'd look after his family for him if anything happened to him.

Curt and the rest of the Trident team do just that, they take care of their own. by taking turns making trips to take care of Eric's family after he loses his life to an assassin.

Marco 'calls' Curt on his feelings
Apr 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
WOW... Not only was this a brilliant story, but also one hell of an emotional one... (I went through a hell of alot of tissues!)
Now... I'm going to try and review without giving spoilers, which will be difficult due to content of book, but i'll give it a try!!!
Dana has was married to Eric, a former SEAL, team 4. In Ms Cole's previous book we know that Eric was killed and that the members of Trident Security are helping with whatever they can in the wake of the heartache, supporting Dana and her
Apr 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
ARC review

I'm a huge fan of the Trident Security men, their alpha male ways and their BDSM lifestyle however Curt isn't a Dom nor is he into the BDSM lifestyle. What Curt is into is Dana, the widow of his best friend Eric, who was killed by assassin over a year prior. Curt lusts after Dana but continues to tell himself that he can't hit on the widow of his best friend. Curt and Dana share a passionate kiss one night and now they must decide if they are willing to pursue a romantic relationship a
Literary Epic
May 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
And she does it again!!! What a novella…

You get to see a little bit of Curt in book 4 and I loved how this stared off with the conversation he had with Marco. I was so intrigued that I couldn’t put the book down.

This is a little different than the other books in the series, not so much BDSM focused but still steamy as hell!!

The blurb says it all, so I don’t want to spoil anything about the heartbreakingly beautiful book. What I will tell you is that you will need a box of tissues; I got choked u
Rebecca Austin
Jul 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-kylie-s
Curt "Elmer" Bannerman is a former Navy Seal and was best friends with Eric Prichard who was killed by an assassin trying to take out members of his former Navy Team. He has always had feelings for Eric's widow, Dana, but is afraid to act on anything with Eric's memory still present.

Dana is doing her best to raise her four kids and has help from Eric's former team members but feels like she may no longer need their help. When her and Curt share a kiss she must decide if she wants to live in the
Page Turners
May 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was such a sweet story of two people trying to honor their past and move forward into their future. Curt made a promise to his late friend, Eric, to look after his wife, Dana and their children. He never dreamed how hard that promise would be to keep when his feelings turned from friendship to much more. Dana was ready to move on with her life. She strives to be the mom that her children deserve but there has to be more. Curt is that more. These two have been dancing around their feelings f ...more
Jennifer Reed
Apr 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was given a copy of this book by the Author for an honest review.

Whiskey Tribute: A Trident Security Series Novella - Book 5.5 is a fantastic addition to THE TRIDENT SECURITY SERIES. The characters and story line are well-developed. I love these characters and books. Curt has fallen in love with Dana, but he is afraid to lose her friendship. He promised his friend Eric that he would take care of Dana and the kids if anything happened to him. Curt and the rest of Trident security are always the
Apr 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Moving on is hard to do. Especially when the ghost of a loved one is standing there. Especially when that ghost would approve and want the people involved to be happy. To move on without him. Samantha A Cole has done it again with this novella. In a short time frame she brings these two people to life making them real and complex and imperfect. For those that follow the Trident Series, this book is set apart from the series and shows how the teams take care of family. There isn't as much suspens ...more
Kirsty Adams - Kindle Freak Book Blog
Gripped from the start, this novella is a fabulous addition to the Trident Security series. After the tragic murder of her husband, Eric, Dana and her adorable children are finally finding their feet with the help of Eric's ex SEAL team mates.

Eric's best friend, Curt, has proved invaluable to Dana and her family, providing both physical and emotional support, and the attraction between the two characters turns into something that cannot be ignored.

More vanilla than the previous books in the ser
Apr 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Curt and Dana have become best friends since her husband was killed almost two years ago. Dana had been married to his best friend, Eric. Curt has longed for someone like her for himself for a long time.

Dana had no idea that while she was dreaming of Curt, that he was dreaming of her. She is worried it is too soon, and what would other people think? Sometimes you just know when you know.

This is a nice story about 2 people who belong together. There is some amazingly hot encounters and some fun
Maria Clark
Sep 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Whiskey Tribute is a Trident Security story about Curt Bannerman, a fellow SEAL of the Trident Security guys. The SEALS take care of their own and Dana Prichard has been left a widow when her husband Eric was killed. The guys from the team have been looking out for her and the kids including Curt. Curt and Dana had been friends. Eric and Curt were close and he promised to take care his family if something happened. After spending time with them, he finds himself wanting them for himself. He is t ...more
I really loved this story, but had only planned on reading a couple of chapters before going to sleep. However I found myself so drawn in, I just couldn't put it down.

I especially loved how the relationship between the children and Curt evolved, as him and Dana fall in love and how supportive Eric's family, and the rest of SEAL team 4 were towards it, not to mention the story itself which was sweet, heartwarming, emotional but at times fun too and I would totally recommend this book to any fan o
Heather Jasinski
Apr 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ok so this one is holding the number 1 spot in this series! It didn't have the BDSM scenes like the others. I can't really go into details but this one has some feels to it.... Love, caring, hope, family. Oh and you might want to have tissues near by. I also put my favorite parts or quotes but I'm not with this one as I don't want to give Any details away.. Great job Samantha for writing an awesome series and making me get all emotional. I was kindly given a copy in exchange for a fair and hones ...more
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Jul 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Sweet loving tenderness is the only way to describe this nugget of a novella. I loved how Samantha A. Cole brought the past memories together with the current love story of Curt “Elmer” Bannerman and Eric Pritchard’s widow Dana. The closeness of their friendship and the growth of their love for each other touched my battle tested, 20yr military spouse heart. It was great to see two people who lost someone so important to them find love (and some red hot sex) to fill the rest of their lives witho ...more
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USA Today Bestselling Author and Award-Winning Author Samantha A. Cole is a retired police officer and paramedic. She's lived her entire life in the suburbs of New York City and is looking forward to becoming a snow-bird between New York and Florida someday. Her two fur-babies, Jinx and Bella, keep her company and remind their mom to take a break from writing every once in a while to go for a walk ...more

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