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Breaking His Code

(Away From Keyboard #1)

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4.11  ·  Rating details ·  392 ratings  ·  111 reviews
A hacker threatens her career. And a Navy SEAL could steal her heart. If he survives his next mission.

A former Navy SEAL, West Sampson can't escape the ghosts from his last mission. The fallen haunt his dreams.

Camilla Delgado lives her nightmare. Wounded in the line of duty, she's trapped by her cane—and her scars.

Cam and West forge a friendship through online gaming, bu
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Kindle Edition, 192 pages
Published July 24th 2017
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Radd Reader
Overview:
West & Cam. Standalone but part of a series with recurring characters. Dual POV. Instant attraction but a little bit of a slow burn.

Camilla (Cam)
Cam is a software developer at a security firm and loves the competitive side of gaming, where she has connected with West. She was injured while in the Army and now that she is out of the military, she finds friendship and camaraderie with an online community of vets.

West
Retired SEAL, he now owns his own dojo. But, due to competition rig
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Diane
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Characters with complex vulnerabilities always grab me by the heart while they draw me right into their story and that's exactly what happened with Cat, West, Royce and several other principal characters in this 5 star read. Cam is a computer programmer in business with her former CO Royce, and when she's not working 12 hour days writing code she's in online chat forums providing much needed morale support for her fellow vets. She's desperately longing for a connection outside of her workaholic ...more
Carvanz
Cam and West meet on a forum for military vets and began to game together, teasing each other, and basically getting to know one another.

When West asks her to meet him for coffee, she agrees despite her misgivings and then freaks completely out and makes a mess of the whole thing. West isn’t sure what’s going on or what he said or did to cause her to run.

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Cam is a strong independent heroine, she has survived a lot and suffered through more. Her past has left her broken both physically and emotio
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Yanli
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: done
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

I enjoyed so much of this reading, it was fast, fresh, and quite interesting, and especially very realistic, but with a touch of excitement and suspense, of the kind of reading that I love. Each of the characters has the own problems, trying to heal their own battle wounds, even the villain came to my heart, although the protagonist exasperated me sometimes with her attitude of "I can take care of myself, and do not need your help", she took
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Paranormal Tendencies
Cam: former army explosives specialist. Discharged after an explosion left her with nerve damage on the left side of her body. Now works for her former CO as a programmer for his security firm.
West: former Navy Seal. Retired after one mission that went south and members of his team died. Now owns a gym specializing in PT for amputees and disabled vets.
Both members of the online forum vetnet where they “met”. They now have weekly video game nights and are slowly progressing towards more. But Cam
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Gloriamarie
The author reminds me to state that I have received this book in exchange for an honest review.She also says, “This has not been proofread yet. There may be the occasional spelling or grammar error. Before the book is released, it will have a full, professional proofread.” I find this statement disappointing. If authors want a favor from me or want me to spend my money on their books, it seems to me that there is an implied contract that what they offer will be in readable condition. At the very ...more
Whitney
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book Breaking His Code was given to me in exchange for an honest review. This is the first book in the Away From Keyboard Series and what a way to start a series. I absolutely loved getting to meet these characters and to see Cam and West come together was truly inspiring. This book just had me on a roller coaster ride with my emotions. I absolutely loved it I can’t wait to see what comes next for this series.
Betty Finch
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is very different then most SEAL books. Not only do we have a hunk of an ex SEAL but the heroine is also ex military and they both are suffering from their demons they experienced in the service.
Cam has been a virtual recluse when not at work. She is one of the top programmers and is working on a new, high tech security program. At home she is a gamer and has a constant player, West.
West is an ex Seal who saw his whole squad killed when on an assignment that was actually a trap. When C
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Whitney
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book Breaking His Code was given to me in exchange for an honest review. This is the first book in the Away From Keyboard Series and what a way to start a series. I absolutely loved getting to meet these characters and to see Cam and West come together was truly inspiring. This book just had me on a roller coaster ride with my emotions. I absolutely loved it I can’t wait to see what comes next for this series.
Vickie Brown
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cam and West equal hot, geeky and complex characters. I like that both are vets, each with their own set of issues, that they must overcome to have the kind of relationship they're dreaming of. Patricia writes an intriguing love story that just can't be put down. Looking forward to the next book in the series. This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review.
Emma
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review

I have previously only read Patricia’s Elemental series so was new to this series.
What I liked: The character development was great. Both the central characters Cam and West have issues they need to work through that are real and treated well. The characters don’t stay stagnant but grow as you are reading. But not only that the secondary characters are important and also don’t stand still. The story deals with real issues well and doesn’
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Mella
This was good. I enjoyed this. 2.5 stars. Cam was a great character with a complex backstory and kind disposition. The backstories of all the characters though were emotionally intense. I did find myself a bit confused with what was happening. The author showed rather than told but I think there should've been a bit more explanation about what was going on. I didn't quite understand the situation with Royce or with Lucas. Still, this was a great story and I felt emotionally invested in the chara ...more
Nancy Jones
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed reading Breaking His Code. All the characters in this one were great. You could feel what they were going thru. The story line was great as well, and it kept you guessing throughout the book.
Priscilla Cook
Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Camilla Delgado. Computer genius. Former explosives ordinance expert. Cam has scars, physically and emotionally, from the war. She has been disappointed by men who see her scars but not her.

West, a former Navy SEAL and he is hot. He and Cam have played Halo on-line for ta few months and he is intrigued by her. It takes a bit but West talks her into going for coffee. His physical looks puts doubts in Cam’s head that he could ever understand or see past the scars. But West does understands and see
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Kat Ryker
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As I was reading this book, one thing kept running through my head - how in the world did I manage to miss this book for so long? I read the second book in the series, but missed this one completely. I'm very glad I finally got to it.

I like Patricia Eddy's writing - it is crisp and she is able to weave her stories around the characters while building those characters so well you hardly notice that they've become your friends. This book is no different than the others I've read of hers. Cam is a
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Melanie S
May 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Gripping suspense and drama in the wounded warrior world

Breaking his Code is an interesting techno-thriller/wounded warrior romance. A circle of vets who are living in a world of recovery, rediscovery, and reinvention have formed a cyber-security firm and landed a BIG client, only to see heir vaunted new software malfunction at every turn. Camilla, veteran, bomb disposal unit survivor, and code-writing genius has to juggle her PTSD, her imploding work project, her strained relationships to famil
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Patty
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Stories that are brought into this technological age really intrigue me, and Patricia D Eddy grabbed me from the very start. People meet online all the time using video games, social media, and forums as avenues to find friends with common interests. Taking something as easy as online gaming and turning it into a realistic love story is what today is all about. Cam, a code writer for a security company, meets West, the owner of a gym while playing Halo online. When their relationship becomes fli ...more
Lea
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is actually more of a 4.5. I really liked it. The story was an interesting start to a series I can't wait to read because the secondary characters were so well done. I enjoyed the writing style so much. I get really bothered when everything is spoon feed to me. If a characters is thinking to themselves in a story I hate when they "think" a sentence like "I picked up my pet, a pure breed whatever that was a gift". Who would "think" that to themselves, let another character enter that info. I ...more
Lisa
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Cam and West have both served their country and barely made it out with their lives in tact. Cam suffered some bad injuries which has left her walking with a cane and in severe pain. She has transferred successfully into civilian life as a computer coder but hides out behind her screen as most of her relationships take place on line, through an online message board and online gaming. This is where she meets West. Meeting in person is something she is reluctant to do but West manages to convince ...more
Stephanie N
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am very impressed with this first novel in the Away from Keyboard Collection.
In Breaking His Code, the heroine Cam is a disabled veteran after serving in Afghanistan. She is a very talented coder in the virtual world and decides this is where she belongs.
West is a former naval Seal that happens to run across Cam as they are playing Halo and other virtual games.
Cam decides one day to meet the sparky Cam over coffee in Seattle. Needless to say it didn’t go so well. West is haunted by losing his
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Lisa Cummings
This wasn’t a bad book, but it wasn’t particularly good either. It filled a few hours and that’s about it. I just finished it and I already know it will be forgotten rather quickly.

The story had a lot of potential, but the characters spent most of the book pushing each other away. The suspense part of the story wasn’t suspenseful at all. I know who did it before I even completely understood what they did.

For such a forgettable book, there was a lot going on. This was like reading 4 stories at
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Busybeth76
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beyond the Military

Programmer extraordinaire Camilla is also a medically discharged veteran. She's become closed off from everyone but her on line buddies and her best friend and fellow programmer, Luke. She's learned everyone leaves or abandons her, so why put herself out there? One of her on line buds, West, is fascinated by Cam. He wants to meet her in person. Also suffering PTSD nightmares and repercussions from the war, he's also learned to close himself off from others. But when these two
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Michele Gay
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this first book in the series, Breaking His Code: Away From Keyboard Book #1. I liked that the leads both had to learn to trust in order to make a relationship work. Usually we read about how one person needs to work twice as hard as the other to make a relationship work but when they both need to work equally as hard it works for me.

For Cam trusting is something she doesn’t do with anyone, since her family kicked her out especially after she was blown up while in the military, everyone
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Bellereader
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Cam and West have found the source code of love. Cam is a one tough chick. From surviving her time in the Army and subsequent injuries to her topdog programming job she presents a strong face to the world. But underneath that exterior she is a mass of fear and pain. Like most Vets the transition back to civilian life isn't easy and the scars, both physical and mental, she carries with her are sometimes paralyzing. When her online buddy wants to meet her she is hesitant to take that relationship ...more
Charlene
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having read only one other book by this author, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I found this book really good. Camilla Delgado, or Cam for short, likes her private life, coding during the day on a project that could make (or break) her career as a coder, while running an online support group and playing online gaming at night. When Westley Sampson, or West, a former SEAL, and her online gaming partner asks to meet him for real for a cup of coffee she goes. Expecting to just have coffee with th ...more
Lauren
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book I have read by this author and I was given as part of the ARC for the second book in the series. I really enjoyed the story and it felt very realistic talking about both the returned military members and how they cope once they come home. It also highlighted resources used by them and ways they utilize their training. The author also took you into the tech start-up world with all the struggles and challenges. These are both areas I know little about but I found very intere ...more
Melanie Marnell
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book! Aside from the love story, Patricia Eddy puts a spotlight on veteran issues such as: PTSD, survivor's guilt, coping with debilitating injuries and financial hardships facing service veterans. The story is evenly paced with romantic, suspenseful and dangerous moments.

Cam and West are extremely likeable characters. They each struggle with the after effects of the horrors of war. They "get" each other. Now Cam must learn to trust West and not pull back and try to go it a
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Brooke
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobook
What a great book! Although I am totally lost when it comes to coding, this book was both entertaining and gripping. Cam was wounded in Afghanistan when she was in the military and was able to overcome this for the most part to live a civilian life after. She is brilliant with computers and is able to start up a site that helps other wounded veterans and give them a place to go when they need to vent. She also is addicted to Military based video games where she meets West. She finally meets him ...more
Sam Everard
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've read book three in this series, and it compelled me to pick it up from the beginning. Just as in the third book, I found myself drawn to the main characters who are both a little broken from their past experiences and come together beautifully when they finally bare themselves to each other - faults, flaws and all.

Cam is smart, strong and determined, but her past mistakes and time spent serving left her lonely and wounded, both of which haunt her. West, as her counterpart, so badly wants to
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Victoria Sturlini
AMAZINGLY TOUCHING BOOK!

This book was very hard to read at times because it was honest about many aspects of war and the after effects IT can leave physically and mentally on those who served in the military. It certainly opened my eyes and made me think of the price many of our service people may pay for serving our country. Cam was so strong and at the same time so vulnerable she made my heart ache. West, although having his own issues, was so wonderful for her. I really enjoyed their sexy, sw
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Patricia D. Eddy lives in many worlds. Witches, vampires, and shifters inhabit one of them, military men and women fill another, with sexy Doms and strong subs carving out the final slice of her literary universe. She admits to twelve novels (though there are at least five unfinished drafts on her desk right now), all while working a full-time job, running half-marathons, and catering to the every ...more

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