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Cord's Chance

(Men of Mercy #7)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  270 Ratings  ·  118 Reviews
He thought he was done. His career as a special forces sniper was over. He’d lost his leg and his dignity in that ambush. Now, after nearly a year of rehab, he was fighting the toughest battle in his life: prove he was still worthy to serve.

His chance:
Contract with a security firm to pull protection for a rancher by the name of Sam Bishop. If he succeeded in routing out t
Published June 12th 2018
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Vivi Chatzikiriakou
" Fast paced, suspenseful and action packed. Lindsay Cross is back with a brand new story of Men of Mercy series and once again Rocks it!!!"

Book rates: 5stars
Plot: 5stars
Characters: 5starts
Writing: 5stars
Pacing: 5stars
Cover: 4.5stars

Hero: Cord Carter
Heroine: Samantha Bishop

"I received a complimentary copy of this book and have volunteered to leave a review."

There is no word left to use to present Lindsey Cross' works. Each one of her books is an encomium for the soldiers who are ready to die
Jun 04, 2018 rated it liked it
I liked the book. I like all of what Lindsey writes, especially the Men of Mercy books. This was Cord's book and as with the other men he has something he has to prove to himself. The question is will and return to active duty or not?

When he's sent on a test as private security in the field little does he know that the Sam he's to protect is the Samantha from high school and his crush that never went away. You'll have to read to figure out what happens and if he goes back. It definitely leaves y
Sheri Morell
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a great story about healing and second chances, with some suspense added in. Cord and Samantha were good friends in high school, but Samantha always had a crush on him. Cord didn't think he was good enough for Samantha, so he kept her friend zoned and kept his feelings hidden. There second chance happens several years later when after being injured, Cord is assigned to protect Samantha from a stalker.
I absolutely loved this book. This is a fast pace read that I read in one sitting. Coul
Cathy Geha
Jun 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Cord’s Chance by Lindsay Cross
Men of Mercy #7

This Novella length second chance at love story stars amputee SEAL sniper Cord Carter and ranch owner Samantha “Sam” Bishop. Cord has sustained a battle injury and spent months in rehabilitation to be combat ready when called back to his team. Before going back he is given a “test” and the test is to guard Sam Bishop from danger. Little does he know that Sam is someone once important to him or that the ranch she runs is set up for rehabilitation of mi
Jul 30, 2018 rated it liked it
First time reading Lindsay's work. The book started good. It's a good story, but it lacks depth. A lot of it. I didn't feel the angst or the romance and pretty much I knew who the bad guy(s) were a few chapters before the big reveal.
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The characters are ok and I did finish it, so it wasn't that bad but it wasn't amazing Just how I felt. You give it a try
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Ash P Reads
Jun 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cord has been through hell and returned sans a leg. Rehab and therapy have done about as much as they could but Cord needs to get back to the front lines if he is to return to his old self and stay sane.

Unfortunately, the powers that be have other plans for him. In order to prove that he is good to go back, he needs to take on a private security assignment.

Little does he know that his assignment isn't some old timer on a ranch but his high school crush, and she runs a rehab horse ranch for veter
Dawn Strickland
Jun 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Chance is Destiny!
Cord's Chance is a second chance romance that hits all the right notes. There is a hint of nostalgia, a dash of heartbreak, a heaping helping of suspense, and chemistry that tantalizes and sets the pages on fire. Sam and Cord are both strong, loyal, determined characters. They each have their own vulnerabilities and insecurities that make them realistic and memorable. This story is sexy and fast paced. The heat and the love between these characters just can't be denied. I hope
Tracy is a  Bookcraver
A quick, engaging beach read IMO. I’m definitely going to go to the beginning of the series since this was my first Lindsay Cross.
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
A whole man who deserves a whole love!

This is my first book by this author and I definitely want to try more by her, even though I missed some things in the reading.

It's a standalone that is also part of a series (Men of Mercy). Kind of a second chance romance between Samantha and Cord.

Cord is a warrior, a sniper fighting for his country. But when a tragedy happens, he is faced with the possibility of never going back to the field, never going back to the dangerous life he loves so much! He lost
Jun 11, 2018 rated it liked it
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I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

I have to say this was not my favorite Cross book but it was still a great read. I just felt like Cord should of had more to it. This is most likely more of a personal want and opinion but I really wanted to see Cord work out his internal struggles more.
I loved Cord and really felt for him. I could not imagine how hard it is to get back up after losing a leg. Cord definitely has a chip on his shoulder and battles in his
D. Harley Jean
Jun 03, 2018 rated it liked it
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Jun 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cord Carter is used to pushing the limits not just physically but mentally. After being injured from an RPG on a recon assignment Cord doesn’t want to face facts and refused to let anything slow him down. When one of his best buds Clint Fury comes to him not only for help but for an assignment with Fury Securities Cord is at first apprehensive but is adamant about joining his old team TF-Scorpions any way he can. When Cord gets to Hope Ranch he is shocked to see an old high school friend Samanth ...more
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Proving yourself worthy of second chances...

When all you know and all you are has been stripped away in the blink of an eye…. you work and fight super hard to see if you are worthy of a second chance in career … yet it’s life/love that will be the ultimate test for Cord. Opportunities that Cord will take on, when he accepts a security contract from a friend, to prove he is fit to resume his career as a Special Forces sniper...… it seems all too easy, but can sometimes prove to be more than meets
Jun 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cord is a determined man after his injury oversees on a mission. He is committed to returning to active duty as a sniper. He doesn't want to admit that he has some PTSD to deal with, some survivor's guilt and not to mention the fallout from his unhappy childhood. The one bright spot in that childhood was a girl named Sam. In order to return to active duty, he has to prove that he is ready. So he is sent to do a temp job for a friend who runs a security firm. The person he is sent to help has a s ...more
Char Davis
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a beautifully written story of a military hero working hard to over come his injuries to get back to active duty.Over coming an injury that requires a prosthetic limbs and fighting to go back is all that Cord can think about.When he's offered a job with an ex military security company raises his suspicion that it's away his commanding officer way of telling him that he will recieve a medical discharge.When he is told it's kind of a test he takes the assignment.When he arrived at the ranc ...more
Jun 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Reviewed on behalf of The Book Boyfriend Addict. A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

Cord may have lost his leg but he is not ready to give up on returning to active duty, pushing himself everyday to prove he can still be the man he was. When an opportunity to prove himself appears he jumps right on it no questions asked. Samantha a.k.a Sam Bishop left her life behind along with a toxic relationship in order to take over her grandfathers ranch. When bad things st
Elizabeth Neal
Cord is a former Special Forces sniper. Former due to losing his leg, which ended his career, unless he can prove otherwise. He's finished a year of rehab and is still struggling - emotionally, mentally, and physically. Cord wants to prove to himself that he's still useful and is given the chance with a security firm. His assignment? Protect someone on a ranch. Okay. He can do that knowing if he does he'll be back on the team. He just never realized he already knew the person he'd be protecting. ...more
Jun 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cord's Chance is a standalone book in the Men of Mercy series with a cross over to the Fury Security series about a team of SEALS and the women who love them.

Cord is a sniper who was on a mission with another team. They were ambushed and most of the team lost. Cord lost his leg below his knee and feels a lot of guilt about missing something he should have seen. His whole goal, for nearly a year, has been to regain his skills mentally and physically to rejoin his team. He pushes his body hard, an
Carmella Siciliano
Jun 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this e-book from the author/publisher and am voluntarily leaving an honest opinion.

Cord is recovering from injuries he rec'd serving his country. He has lost a part of one of his legs and is determined to get better and go back into action. He lives with guilt tho because many of his team died in an explosion and he feels he let them down.

An old acquaintance contacts him about a possible job. The man had a security company and needed someone to cover a job for him, for a per
Reading Addict
Jun 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Let me begin by saying that I have read almost all of the Men of Mercy books and some are longer than others. Cord's Chance is one of the shorter books so I consider it more of a novella because I read it in one sitting. Cord's Chance ties together the Men of Mercy series with the Fury Security book. Cord was injured while on overseas and has been in rehab trying to recover both mentally and physically. His C.O. feels that before he is released back into active duty that he should do a civilian ...more
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cord’s Chance by Lindsay Cross is amazing. This book is part of the Men of Mercy series. This is the story of Cord and Samantha (Sam). Cord is in Special Forces and was injured when an RPG took his leg. He trying to keep his position on his team so he pushes himself to hard. Sam is a therapist who open a therapy ranch for injured veterans to get counseling and therapy. She left her hometown when her grandfather left her the ranch and to get away from her abusive ex. Also Sam and Cord have known ...more
Linda Carlson
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A Wonderful Story!

This story is full of grit and determination. Cord has overcome a debilitating injury. His test is to go out in the field and see if he still has what it takes to prove that he can still be good enough to get back onto the Team. Meeting Samantha again gives him more to prove than his ability to protect his brothers, he has to save her life.

I love how this story gets right down to the nitty gritty with giving Cord the immediate challenge of making his way around a ranch full of
Jun 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
**I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for a voluntary and honest review**

Cord's Chance is the final team member from the Men of Mercy series who is unattached. But he's still dealing with the loss of his leg from a RPG and but he's not letting go of his anger and pain is putting it mildly. So when he's offered a private security job with Fury Security he know that he needs to pass this year to return to active duty. Do I wish there was more to the novella absolutely! Howeve
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Cord and Sam are finding second chances are filled with peace, love, and salvation when they reunite in order to save one another. Sam inherited a ranch she admittedly knew little to nothing about. But she thinks in her time she’s turned it into a nice haven for those, both animal and people, that need it. When her Ranch is threatened she knows she it’s her responsibility to protect it so she end lists so help from a private security firm. She just never thought in a million years the man that w ...more
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Yoo-hoo! Another Men of Mercy book, my favorite series by Lindsay Cross with Operation Mayhem following closely on its heels. Cord’s Chance gives us a life changing wounded Cord. What is admirable from the first page on is his determination to not give up but like his friends, to continue to push himself in his recovery. Taking the protection detail is just one more “step” on his recovery, fit for service journey. However, it becomes another life changing event for Cord.

Sam Bishop is not in the
I love a good second chance romance, what I love more is when the couple truly heals from the past and move to the future. Cord can be his own worst enemy. He is determined to get back out in the field again, he is on a mission to prove to everyone he can do it, but is he mentally ready. Cord is given a chance to prove he is ready; he just needs to go to Texas to assist a rancher.
As Cord arrives at the Ranch he feels confident again, he feels like this will be a walk in the park, until he find
Vickie Chaisson
Jun 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cord's Chance is an emotionally well written book that grabs the reader from page one and doesn't let go. Cross is not afraid to bring light to the physical and emotional scars our military men and women come home from war with. She has brilliantly written Cord's physical rehab after losing his leg and team. All he wants to do is what he always has done be part of the military serving his country and team to the best if his ability. He has not dealt with the emotional aspectsof his injury and re ...more
Nikki Brooks
Cord has undergone intense therapy after losing his leg and has just about isolated himself from his team. They're all settling down and having babies and Cord can't believe their HEA. He is offered a temporary job with Fury Security as a kind of test before his CO lets him back onto the team.

Samantha runs an equine therapy ranch on the property left to her by the grandfather she didn't know. Bu when she reaches out for some help after vandalism and some creepy moments, she doesn't expect Cord
Yvonne Cruz
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it

Ms Cross gives us another engaging story with complex characters.
The story centers around Cord and Sam. Cord is a sniper who has suffered not only physical losses but also emotional and psychological ones. While recovering he takes a job with a security company. Little did he know that the person he is due to protect, is his HS tutor and the girl he thought was too good for him, even though he had a crush on her. Sam owns a ranch dedicated to rehab veterans using equine therapy.
While the story w
Dawn Herrera
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Cord’s Chance by Lindsay Cross a very well written story. This is a story with some drama, a bit of suspense, some really great chemistry and love. The characters are strong, independent and smart. This is Cord and Samantha’s story. A page turner, a second chance romance and that brought a tear or two to my eyes. Cord is a battle scarred special forces sniper, who lost his leg in an ambush and all he wants is a chance to prove he can still serve. He is given a chance to prove himself when he’s a ...more
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Lindsay Cross is the award-winning author of the Men of Mercy series. She is the fun loving mom of two beautiful daughters and one precocious Great Dane. Lindsay is happily married to the man of her dreams – a soldier and veteran. During one of her husband’s deployments from home, writing became her escape and motivation.

An avid reader since childhood, reading and writing is in her blood. After y

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