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Handling Haven

(Deimos #1)

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Haven Caldwell had the world at her feet. Traveling around the globe, hobnobbing with the elite, she did things other people could only dream of, but it was all a cover. As a covert operative of Deimos, a US black-ops agency that has more secrets than the CIA, she knew how to handle herself in any given situation, even if it required killing someone. But when her latest mi ...more
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Published November 7th 2017 by Kindle World (first published November 5th 2017)
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Pam
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Deimos - the Greek god of terror. Seems a fitting name for THE most covert black ops group in U.S. history. When a communications snafu leaves both Deimos and the Army's Delta Force in the dark about the other's, and Trident Security's, involvement in an undercover op in Mumbai, everything blows up...literally! Haven Caldwell, long-time Deimos field agent, is gravely injured. Lucas "Frisco" Ingram from Delta Force reaches her first. The gorgeous woman's injuries terrify him! Haven's soon whisked ...more
Chantelle Bouffanie
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OMG!! I've volunteered to review this book for the author. Samantha did it again with another amazing hit, just like her other books. This story is full of suspense, love and emotion. This story is about Haven and Frisco. Haven is a member of Deimos, a group of US black-ops called in to assist on very dangerous missions. During one of their mission something goes wrong and Haven needs to be saved by Frisco. After that everything changes. If you want to know what happened, you need to get this bo ...more
Joanne
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow what a powerful book. So many emotions to go through. I was in tears at times reading this. This book has all the feels, ups downs and downright thrilling. Loved the connection Frisco forged with Haven. He was so supportive of her I wanted to hug him. Even tho I didn’t know some of the characters I thoroughly enjoyed this book and loved seeing some of our fav sexy six pack. Whenever I read a Sam A. Cole book I want more as soon as I finish. Absolutely Loved this book and highly recommend it ...more
Pam
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Haven is an undercover operative & has the world at her feet until the unthinkable happens. An op goes awry & she is shot, ending up in a wheelchair. Is she up to the battle back or will she give up?

Frisco was on an undercover op when he saw a female operative go down. When he reached her, she begged him to leave her to die. With his war experiences, there was no way he could do that. Can he help her realize there is still a lot to live for?

I loved this story. The characters were r
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Terry Kemmitz
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First off if you haven’t read any of Samantha A. Cole’s or Susan Stokes books, what are waiting for? I highly recommend ALL of there books! In “Handling Haven” the heroine is in for some major changes and challenges. There I no one better to help her through this than Lucas “Frisco” Ingram, Delta soldier extraordinaire! As well as some of my favs from Samantha’s Trident series! Looking forward to reading what is next in her new series “Deimos”. Loved the way Samantha made the connection between ...more
Jacqueline Locke
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Samantha has done it again. I loved this crossover with Susan Stokers Special Forces.
The introduction of Deimos was exactly what I hoped it would be, especially as it’s made T. Carter who he is today.
The story of Haven was full of sadness, loss and determination. Then we have Frisco. A determined soldier, who refuses to give up.
I was so pleased to get a happy ending. Looking forward to the next Deimos/ Trident/ Omega Team already.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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Carolyn
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: oct-30-2017
Handling Haven is the first book in a new series by Samantha A Cole. I love everything this author writes and this book is no exception. She makes you feel you’re in the middle of the action and suspense and even the love scenes lol! It was so very easy for me to get caught up in this book and I didn’t put it down until the exciting end.
Cathy
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was skeptical at first because these two worlds are so different. But I was WRONG to be skeptical. I loved how the two sets of characters met for the first time on the one mission. I also loved seeing the two groups actually work on the missions rather than just know they had been on one. Ian was on point with his usual grumpiness and nick names. My absolute favorite part was Annie fleecing Carter. I love that kid. It was nice seeing Carter have to worm away from a female even if she is young. ...more
Kimkbries
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Haven was a member of Deimos, a group of US black-ops called in to assist on very dangerous missions. When something happens and she needs to be saved by Frisco, a member of the very elite Delta Force, her life is changed forever. When they meet again later, their connection is there but will Haven get over what has happened to her and move on and live life? I enjoyed her journey as she figures out if she can get over what has happened and learn to move on. I enjoyed the chemistry between Frisco ...more
Julia
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book! This author always manages to mix the perfect amount of romance and heat with a great suspenseful storyline. I haven’t been disappointed by any of her books yet!! Haven was awesome, so much strength in overcoming tragedy. Definitely a must read!!
Linda
"Handling Haven", is yet again another phenominal read from Samantha Cole; already fan? The. Your going to love this story filled with. Characters you already love Diemos agents Carter and Jordyn; trident team members , Ian Sawyer, Babs and then the men of Delta force and among this wonderful mix our struggling couple Haven Caldwell, a sexy , smart Deimos agent and Lucas "Frisco" Ingram of Delta force.
These teams find themselves all working the same job on foreign soil and the mission is to brin
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Barbara
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
May I start by saying if you live a good sexy romance with lots of suspenseful spy/special ops action, Ms. Cole is one of the best. Her style and attention to details is superb and this is ever so present in Handling Haven.

Haven is one bad to the bone special ops agent. She lives, breathes and loves her job and she is one of the best. That is until that awful night she is shot in the back during a mission.

Frisco is also a special ops guy, only from another sector than Haven. When he see’s her o
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Misty M
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Whenever you are combining anything in a book, particularly two worlds colliding, it has the potential to be catastrophic or utterly amazing. No fear here, Samantha blended these seamlessly. I’ve not read much Stoker, but now I want to so I can learn more about these characters.

There is plenty of pulse pounding action from all of our favorite alpha heroes and heroines. Amazing cameos from both worlds, and a very particular kick in the a*s CTJ speech from Jordyn that completely resonated with me
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Susan
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
A heartwarming story with enough action and interaction to keep even the most fastidious reader enthralled from the very first page to the last written word. Haven had the world at her feet before the actions of an unknown assailant left her paralyzed and in a wheelchair. Can she overcome not only her psychological reactions but also the physical limitations to take whats on offer or will her anger leave her with nothing but bittersweet memories and an e\mptiness that is all too familiar? Once a ...more
Carrie
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
This story gets two thumbs up! I SO ENJOYED Haven & Frisco! The introduction of Deimos at the beginning was really neat. I struggled a bit w/ all the team introductions, but it's introducing teams from three different series, and was done very well. Loved the dynamic & banter between everyone, and the connection between Frisco & Haven. Haven is very real - her reactions to her situation, I completely understood where she was coming from. And Frisco... He understood, too. ; ) The acti ...more
Debbie Hanson
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Handling Haven

Samantha A Cole
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 boom stars

There is nothing Samantha Cole cannot do. She explodes every Book from the 1st page! No surprise Handling Haven was that and do much more. I was expecting a horrible accident and a drama filled recovery, but really start was I thinking..... Samantha doesn’t do stories like that hers are much more sexy Alphas, gorgeous bad ass women, blowing shit up, terrorists and plots to have your heart racing.

In the current world we live in with suicide bombers,
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Thelma
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Handling Heaven was a very great story, I love how emotional it was...

Haven, is a covert operative for the US. She was traveling all around the world with her team mates, working on so many classify cases that no one could ever guess or imagine about her life, not to mention Haven was not her real name or identity anymore.. until one of her missions went wrong and something debastating happenes, that changes the course of her life and world...

Frisko, a Delta force member that works for the US
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Rebecca Austin
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Haven Caldwell is 34 years old and a secret operative with Deimos. She is working undercover with Kenny "Preston" Reardon when an explosion occurs and she knows she must make sure Kenny is able to escape - no matter the cost. And for Haven the cost is high.

Lucas "Frisco" Ingram is the man who saved Haven when she did not want to be saved. Now as he watches her wallow in self-pity for surviving he tries to help but is shut out.

When Frisco and Haven are assigned to the same mission working togeth
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KnottyGirl Reviews
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Synergy
The interaction of two or more agents or forces so that their combined effect is greater than the sum of their individual effects.
Cooperative interaction among groups, especially among the acquired subsidiaries or merged parts of a corporation, that creates an enhanced combined effect.
An instance of either such interaction.
Why am I starting my review with a dictionary explanation for the word synergy? Because Samantha A. Cole is an amazing writer who writes some of the most kick butt mili
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Tina Todd shobe
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A crossover of Deimos, Trident Security and Delta Force Team=amazing!

I can't say that this is could be a stand alone as I have read all the books in the Trident Security and Delta Force series and was pretty excited to reconnect with them in this book. All that Alpha in one book is almost too much to handle!

Haven Caldwell, operative of Deimos, is injured on assignment. Lucas (Frisco) Ingram, Delta Force member protects Haven after she's down and gets her to safety. Haven asked him to do that unt
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Bookgasms Book Blog
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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What would you do if your life as you knew it ended in a moment? That you might never be the same? That you might never do what you love again?

That’s what Haven Caldwell is dealing with right now. She’s angry, feeling a bit hopeless and wondering just what in the hell her future is going to look like. How can she ever be the badass Deimos operative she was before?

Two words—she can’t, but it doesn’t mean what she can do isn’t just as badass as what she was doing before. That she’s just as amazing
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Teresa
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy smokes what a fantastic book

Having never read Samantha A. Cole before I have to say I really hope she writes more about Deimos Security because Haven's story was completely a wonderful story.

Haven Caldwell works for Deimos Agency as one of their best agents but while in Mumbai, India a bomb explodes. She does manage to escape with her new agent but while running for the forest she's shot lodging the bullet in her spine. It's Lucas "Frisco" Ingram a Delta Force helping out Deimos who races t
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Wendy Hodges
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As always Samantha A Cole delivers a book full of interest, suspense, love and emotion. Haven is hurt during a mission which is always a sad thing for a main character in a story, but this story shows not only the downside of early recovery but the strength and determination of not only Haven but her friends and colleagues not to let her give up but to fight back. I love the strong women that show in these books, they do not give up, yes they may have weak moments and times of despair but sooner ...more
Nikki Brooks
This was a full to the brim story, which created a great tension between Frisco and Haven.

Haven and Frisco are working for Deimos and Delta respectively. They find themselves working on the same operation, cos as usual the alphabet agencies don't coordinate! Haven is injured whilst protecting her tech geek/friend and Frisco makes sure she gets out of the action.

Fast forward a few weeks and Haven is not dealing with her injury the way this kickass, take no prisoners agent should be. She is becom
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Rhonda
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Just when I think Samantha Cole can't do any better with her writing, she goes and writes this book. Haven suffers the unthinkable when a mission goes wrong and wants nothing more than to be left there to die. Frisco watches her getting wounded and rushes to save her only to hear her tell him to leave her there. He's been drawn to her as soon as he saw her and doesn't listen to her. Carrying her to the chopper, the gang leaves the screwed up mission. Months later, he is asked to go see her. What ...more
Yvonne Eason
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a great way to start a new series. The first couple of chapters are full of suspense and action we have come to know from Samantha A Cole's books.

We meet Haven, an undercover operative for Deimos and Frisco, a member of the Delta Force Team.

When both are on the same mission (unbeknownst to each other) little did they know when it started, that they would be thrown together and what a life changing mission it would be.

When Haven is left wheelchair bound she struggles with this knowledge a
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Tracy
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!! I absolutely loved this story!!! I was compleately pulled in from the very beginning and I couldn't put it down until I had finished!!! (I was up until gone 4am!)
This is Frisco and Haven's story...
When a mission goes wrong and an injury changes Haven's life forever... can Frisco prove that his attraction to her is genuine... when she is convinced that he is just feeling pity!!!
Without giving away spoilers... I will just recommend for you all not to miss out on this book!!!
Packed full of t
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Tami
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Haven is seriously hurt during a mission. The book is mostly about Haven's recovery and how she finds love and the will to live again. But 'Handling Haven' is also about so much more.

It is a story that touched me very deeply. While reading, there were scenes that made me cry and sometimes I wanted to kick someone's butt. I also cheered when Jordyn told Haven a few truths. And then there is this sweet love story of Frisco and Haven. Both are damaged by the past but somehow manage to help each ot
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Vickie Chaisson
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Handling Haven Rocks!!!

Handling Haven is an emotional rollercoaster ride full of terrorists, alpha military heroes, retribution, Love and loyalty and one if the best HEA endings ever. Samantha Cole can wring every ounce of emotion out of her readers and have them begging for more. From beginning to end Frisco and Haven are both kick ass, lovable characters and you want them to get together and be happy. I like that their love story evolved slowly and built to a crescendo the made me smile. Every
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Allena
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Samantha Cole’s beloved Sexy Six Pack and T Carter makes an appearance in Susan Stoker’s Kindle World we have all come to love. It starts with a bang and flows into one great story that has you rooting for the H and crossing your fingers for the h.

When a mission goes wrong Haven is left with so much anger and bitterness she is shutting everyone out.

Frisco can’t forget the anguish he saw in Haven’s eyes as they were airlifted from the FUBAR mission and is on his mind to the point of distraction
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Samantha A. Cole is a retired policewoman and former paramedic who is thrilled to add author to her list of exciting careers. She has 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 ...more

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