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Forged in Ember

(Red-Hot SEALs #4)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  1,413 ratings  ·  167 reviews
In the final novel in the scorching Red-Hot SEALs series, a desperate mother and a Navy SEAL fight fire with fire to protect their love and save the world…

Amy Chastain has made a lot of enemies—none so ruthless as the insanely powerful New Ruling Order (NRO). When they killed her husband, it was hell. Then they targeted her children by injecting them with a dangerous, expe
Kindle Edition, 389 pages
Published May 15th 2018 by Montlake Romance
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Title: Forged in Ember
Series: Red-Hot SEALs #4
Author: Trish McCallan
Release date: May 15, 2018
Cliffhanger: No
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Forged in Ember is the final installment of the series, one that's been seven years in coming. I don't mind long intervals between books in a series. Not saying I don't feel impatient, but there will never be a time I complain that an author takes their time to craft a quality story. The overarching action/suspense plot is one that has kept me firmly
3.5 Stars

Forged in Ember
was a thrilling conclusion to the Red-Hot SEALs series! A series full of danger, action, suspense and characters I’ve grown to love and care about.

I have been looking forward to Mac and Amy’s romance since we’ve been building toward it for quite sometime now, and it did not disappoint. Mac, SEAL Team’s leader has been an abrasive, foul-mouth character throughout the series, so I was pleased to get his softer side, and find out what was behind all that edge. Mac had good
May 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Disappointed. I had such hopes for a satisfactory, mature romance between Mac and Amy. Especially after such a long wait. This is billed as the series ender, but there is a clear setup for a spin-off series involving Wolf and Jillian and one remaining villain. The epilogue is nice, involving all the couples from other books in the series. Book one remains my fav.

My satisfaction was blocked by Amy's strange non-grieving, and all the emotional baggage with her kids, sickness, assault and Mac's in
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.

***WARNING*** Do not read this book unless you have read the other books in this series first. This is not a standalone. This review contains spoilers if you haven't read the other books.

But, if you have read the other books then you know that the New Ruling Order (NRO) mean business and will not stop until they are stopped. This book is seat of your pants exciting and you real
Driven by hate, Amy Chastain seeks vengeance for her children who have been used as scientific subjects. She’s not the only one part of the collateral damage when a flight was hijacked months ago, though that critical event has made it obvious that there are bigger things at play. Smack in the middle of the instability are new bonds that are made (though not without much friction in the process) and with a revelation of a Dan-Brown-type conspiracy, 4 SEALs manage to fall in love along the way. T ...more
I think this is kind of a Marmite series, you either love it or hate it. On paper I should hate it, and yet its weirdness works for me.

The series follows a team of Navy SEALs (Team seven) who have got accidentally involved in a secret cartel's deadly agenda to rid the earth of 90% of its population - the cartel call themselves the NRO or New Ruling Order. Made up of a group of eight super-wealthy men and one woman the NRO have subverted high ranking individuals in the FBI and law-enforcement and
I really liked the first two books in this series and the two novellas. The last one wasn't as good for me and unfortunately I liked this one even less. The suspense part was wrapped up fine (although there was an awful lot going on) but the romance was really lacking imo. I really wanted to epic romance moments for Mac and Amy with all Amy had been through. We didn't get that at all. They're only together in a small percentage of the book.

The epilogue gives us a good wrap up for all four couple
Connie N.
#4 in the Red-Hot SEALS romantic suspense series

This was surprisingly good. I didn't start it with much anticipation, having read many negative reviews about Mac and his bad attitude. I'll admit that Mac wasn't particularly appealing in the 3 previous books in this series, but this time we really got to know him and understand him. Sure, he's the gruff, tough guy who annoys everyone, but he's also thoughtful and has good intentions, he's just not good at expressing his feelings. I personally lik
 Reading In Pajamas
Review: FORGED IN EMBER (A Red-Hot SEALS Novel) by Trish McCallan
Publication Date: May 15, 2018
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna
Rated: 4.5 Stars

This novel had non-stop action bombarding the team and their families. At times it seemed a bit too desperate, full of anxiety and sadness as they combatted the crippling attacks from the NRO. That made the romance between Mac and Amy seem sporadic and strained at times. That being said, I couldn’t t
Book Him Danno
I didn't know this was part of a series not to mention the last book in the series. To say I was lost is an understatement. The author catches readers up fast however that will still have new readers scratching their heads.

Putting the aside the story left me wonder and scratching my head many times. Amy just lost her husband and she is attracted to the seal team leader Jace "Mac" Mackenzie. The Characters are developed enough. The over the top story will have readers needing to suspend their bel
It'd been a while since a book came out in this series and I had to do a quick review of the past books. I thought that this one wrapped things up in a good way. I liked that the bad guys were defeated and in a great way. Liked the romance between Mac and Amy. I loved how gentle Mac was with Amy, that he knew she would have triggers and did things to put Amy at east. Mac was also great with Amy's boys and there for her when the boys were in peril. The ending to this one was great, loved the gath ...more
May 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

It took a bit to get back into this story and become familiar with the characters. Forged in Ember is the finale of the Red-Hot SEALs series. It felt right to wrap it all up in this book. Amy went through a lot throughout the storyline and finding a cure for her boys was her priority. I never felt I really got to know Mac, his character didn't really grow on me. However, it worked for Amy!

Was glad to see the NRO was taken care of, but you can't tell me there aren't those in the NRO that
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Forged in Ember is the fourth book in this series and Trish McCallan has hit it out of the park again. This book features Amy Chastain and LT Jace "Mac" Mackenzie. Amy has been through a horrible amount of pain and heartache at the hands of New Ruling Order maniacs. It is up to the SEAL team and the Shadow team to save the world from the NRO fanatics.

Filled with intrigue, teamwork, and mysterious powers, this book fills all the blanks for a fantastic reading adventure!
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow great book

I absolutely loved this series. In a way I’m sad this part is over. The conclusion to the dramatic events of previous books was perfectly ended with Mac and Amy’s story. I’m so looking forward to reading the next spin off series from Ms McCallan.
Highly recommend this book and series
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great! 5 stars!

What a superb conclusion! I have loved living on the edge with this team of warriors for this set of books. The men and women each bringing something completely different to the party. I just loved the resolution it was really complete. I hope we see a new series with the shadow warriors again! Bravo Trish! Write On! Davia
Jan 27, 2019 rated it did not like it
In the space of 5 months the heroine is (view spoiler) Just no! That's a DNF for me! ...more
Heather 123
May 23, 2018 rated it did not like it
I mistakenly thought this could be read as a stand definitely cannot.

DNF 10% having not read any of the previous books I was completely lost.
Kat Wes
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing

What an ending to this phenomenal series! I can honestly say I am very sad to see this series end! These characters have so much heart and soul that I truly hope Trish writes a Shadow Mountain series and gives us peeks at these couples so we can keep up with them. I loved every word of these 4 books!
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Saving the the best for last isn't even an enough of a statement for this book. This book was the absolute best in the series and trust me, I LOVED all the books, especially book one, Forged in Fire. I honestly couldn't put this book down once I picked it up!

I've been waiting for this book and it did not disappoint in the least. Jace "Mac" Mackenzie and Amy Chastain were truly a dynamic duo. This book has all the drama, action, adventure and mystique the other books in the series had but the ri
J.S. Crimson
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When is the book being realeased? I've been waiting on pins and needles. Can anyone give me update?
Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
Jack 'Mac' MacKensie - book now titled Forged in Embers


Maybe March 2014
Danielle  Gypsy Soul
2.5 Stars. Honestly, I wanted so much more from this final book in the series. I struggled through aspects of this book and it just wasn't near as good as the previous books in the series. Honestly, I had forgotten a lot of the previous books since it's been a long time since I read the earlier books. I think the author did a good job either reminding or catching up the reader to what had happened. My biggest issue was with the romance and well quite frankly the hero of this book. Mac was a char ...more
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favs
A can't-miss conclusion to the series

Book 4 in the Red-Hot SEALs, this is NOT a standalone but the conclusion to a storyline that stretches over all 4 books. Each book does focus on a different couple and the previous books end on a HFN for those couples.

I love stories about military types like SEALs. As a fantasy lover, I also love when the stories mix in what I call mysticism--like when the guys have a sixth sense about danger--and there's more than little of that in this series. In fact, the
Jun 21, 2018 rated it liked it
This was an incredibly long conclusion to a series. I did enjoy it for the most part but a lot of it was just filled with different pov’s that felt unnecessary and dragged for too long. I didn’t care for the bad guy’s pov or Wolf or anyone else who wasn’t a main character. This was like two books in one and while that seems like a great idea at first, it gets overwhelming with rotating from one person to another when there’s multiple povs instead of just two leads. I was interested in Mac and Am ...more
May 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
An exciting, and action-packed last book…

This is the fourth and final book in the Red-Hot SEALs series that can be read as a stand-alone. There’s an involved underlying storyline that carries across the series but the author provides a good recap and a list of the many characters.

The New Ruling Order killed Amy Chastain’s husband six months ago, he was an FBI agent investigating the group. Along with her two sons she’d been kidnapped and held hostage to blackmail her husband. They were saved by
Maggie K
Aug 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Plot opened in FORGED IN FIRE and ends here. In truth I wouldn’t have stuck with this series if it wasn’t so humorous at times as it tried my patience. Badly needed to scale back on the swearing and quicken up the pace by cutting back on details and too much time with characters thoughts.

As ludicrous and all as it was I had expected better here with the plots conclusion. Baddies had fingers in many pies so yes, I was expecting some sort of a twist up the chain outside of one FBI agent we got to
Chapman Family
May 20, 2018 rated it did not like it
As everyone I have been waiting years to read the end of the Forged Series. Mac and Amy were my least favorite characters and by the time the book (Audible) came out I just wanted to close up the ST7 Chapter. As someone who has spent the majority of her post graduate years reading romance novels I only started reading temporary military romances in the last 3. This last installment reminded me that I should spend my time on thrillers and mysteries.

The plot was okay, but it was the presumption o
NICUnurse Stephanie
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Forged in Ember by Trish McCallan is book 4 (and I believe the final book) in the Red-Hot SEALs series. While some elements of the mystery are connected throughout the series, they can be read as standalone books. But you lose a lot of the backstory and a bit of the drama and mystery if you don’t read the first 3 books. Personally, I don’t think you’d be disappointed in any of them. All 4 books are free in Kindle Unlimited but definitely NOT a waste of time and money if you don’t have KU.

May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was definitely anxiously awaiting the final book in this series as they each built upon one another especially the couple in this book. We are introduced to them in the very first book Forged in Fire. The constant fighting of their chemistry and especially Mac trying to push it way led to a desire to finally see them happy as well as an ending to the controversy that builds throughout the books.

I enjoyed finally getting to find out what happened. I re-listened to the first 3 books before read
Apr 21, 2018 rated it liked it
I have to admit that the main reason I jumped on FORGED IN EMBER, the long-delayed conclusion to Trish McCallan’s four-book Red-Hot SEALs series (weren’t we originally supposed to have the whole series by 2012 or 2013, considering the first book was published in 2011??), when it came up for review on NetGalley was because it was on the homepage and seeing it reminded me that I was pretty sure I’d enjoyed the series up to that point. I’m a completionist by nature and wanted to close the loop on t ...more
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