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Rebellious River

(Men of Mercy #4.5*)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  657 ratings  ·  198 reviews
Ethan Slade was a loner. No parents. No wife and kids. No liabilities. He had one love in his life - the Special Forces. As a member of the elite Task Force Scorpion, he'd been on more near death missions than most soldiers experienced in a lifetime and he liked it. So when his commander forced him to run protection for a senator's daughter's wedding, something a mall cop ...more
Kindle Edition, 146 pages
Published August 28th 2018 by Cypress Bend Publishing. LLC (first published May 24th 2016)
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Elizabeth Neal
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Kate, a CIA agent, has reached her limit. Her boss has pushed her too far with his inappropriate actions toward her and she quits. Thankfully, she's offered a protection job shortly after that and will be watching over a senator's daughter. Though as she's used to being behind a computer, she may need a little training first.

Ethan lives only for his position with Special Forces. With no family to speak of, he's found one within the military. And when his Commander informs him he'll be working pr
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Expanded version means more heat…

I love to dive into a story cold. I don’t read the blurb or glance too long at the cover, just plunge right in. As I read this story, I was thinking how familiar it seemed. It was good, but the feeling of déjà vu didn’t leave. And now I know why! The author was very clear in her blurb that this was an expanded version of Ethan’s Promise (no longer available in Kindle World). So, that means I was able to enjoy Ethan and Kate’s story again - with more words and def
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Ethan Slade is Sergeant 1st Class with Task Force Scorpion (TSF) being sidelined with two weeks leave before he can go back out on missions. Ethan got bodyguard duty for Senator Cotter's daughter before, during, and after the wedding. The job should be easy right~wrong enter Kate Richards former CIA analyst. Kate has to have everything in order or she gets anxious. Ethan becomes Kate's trainer but neither of them expected the flames of desire to be so high for the both of them. Will their desire ...more
May 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a full-blown addict of this series!

Ethan is out of sorts and pissed now that he has been forced on a full two week vacation. He wants to be hunting Mr. J. after the man tried to assassinate his team members and blew up their head quarters. Omega Team has a job for him though, protecting a senator's daughter during her wedding and since he will do anything to keep from obsessing about not being able to go overseas to find him, he takes the job.

Omega has just hired Kate, an ex-CIA analyst w
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I always enjoy Lindsay’s books because her heroes are gorgeously muscled and meticulously trained Alpha warriors and her heroines are beautiful, brilliant and feisty women who are just as likely to kick butt and take names, even if those butts belong to the men they love. Ethan Slade and Kate Richards have plenty of chemistry that I found very appealing because watching the two of them joust for position both on and off the work-out mats made this book exciting and oh-so satisfying in every way. ...more
Samantha Grubey (ABookHaven)
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, arc
"That cliffhanger! Damn, that cliffhanger! This book had me in such a spin and it was such an amazing story, plot and characters as well as amazing writing! I loved this book so much and I cannot wait to read the rest of this series. "

Full review at ABookHaven
Ann Meemken
Sep 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Kate is a former CIA agent that quits her job because of her boss sexual advances. She was offered a job as a body guard to the senator's daughter at her wedding. She will need to get additional training from Ethan. They both think this mission will be easy. Well they have no idea what is to come.

This story was great. I enjoyed the chemistry between Ethan and Kate. The ending was awesome. I had to go onto the next book of the series to find out what happens next.
Cathy Geha
May 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ethan’s Promise by Lindsay Cross
Men of Mercy #7

Ethan and Kate are great together! He is dangerous, deadly and hot. She is intelligent, analytical and hot. Both are committed to being the best and moving forward with their careers. During this novella Ethan is in charge of upgrading Kate’s skills to bodyguard standards so that she will be reading to work as part of the Omega team hired to protect a senator’s daughter. Kate knows what she wants and is willing to reach out for it. Ethan is a man wh
Le Ann Foster
May 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
☆☆Reviewed by Hooked On Books ☆☆

I gave this book 4 stars!

This is one great book with a lot of Hot Alpha Special Forces men. This story is about Ethan and Kate. Ethan has been on his own since he was 15. He has no family but his Special Forces brothers. Kate was with the CIA until she got tired of her boss sexual harassment. She don't want to go home to her over bearing mom. She takes a job with the Omega Team. What she wasn't expecting was to meet the ever Hot, Alpha Ethan. Over the next few we
Will Decker
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
I thought when it said in the blurb that the author had expanded an earlier short story into a novella, she might have included an ending. Not the case. I found the story okay, the characters okay, and the editing, just okay. Some bits were a tad out there, such as the heroine drinking on duty when she doesn't normally drink. And suddenly she's in the heroes arms on the couch relaxing and enjoying his company while the person they'd been charged with to protect is in the wind. Too many stretches ...more
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Reading this book a second time round with just that little bit extra was good, because it took me back to my very first Men of Mercy series that I read by Lindsay. Ethan is not happy that he has to stay stateside and help cover the Senator’s daughter’s wedding. But when Grey throws Kate, an ex-CIA Agent into the mix it ignites a chemistry and passion neither of them saw coming!

Good read and definitely would recommend this series and this book:) Thank you Lindsay for my advanced copy for which I
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
Another great book in the Men of Mercy series by Lindsay Cross. This book was previously released as a novella and while it has been been expanded, it's a quick read. Despite the fact that it ends on a cliffy, one can definitely enjoy as a stand alone and suffer in suspense like the rest of us.

Ethan Slade, loner extraordinaire, and Task Force Scorpion member is itching to be let off the lease and go after the man that betrayed the team and the country. Instead, he and the rest of the crew are s
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this e-book through the author and am voluntary leaving my honest review.

Ethan has always been alone and lives for his role in a special task force. He trusts no one but his brothers in arms...

Kate was a CIA analyst but walked out and quit over the constant sexual harassment she has received from the men she works with and her boss.

The task force is assigned to provide protection to a Senator's daughter, at her wedding . They have recruited Kate to be one of their body guard
Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
**I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review**

Rebellious River used to be Ethan's Promise is part of the Men of Mercy series by Lindsay Cross when it was part of Kindle World which is no longer. But Ms. Cross has extended the book and added to the story for this new book on Ethan and Kate.

Ethan Slade doesn't want a forced vacation from his Task Force Scorpion team, but when his commander says he has to a short two week assignment. What can possibly go wrong g
Louise  O
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rebellious River is part of the Men of Mercy series which includes action, drama and lust. Ethan is at the top of his game, he got there with the knowledge that he doesn’t have a weak spot; no significant other or family to call his own. When his team is grounded stateside they embark on a private security detail which includes adding a female agent to their team. Life at the CIA was over, back against the wall Kate quit, understanding that her old boss had the authority to ruin her career she t ...more
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Kate Richards CIA agent has a meeting with her creepy boss Agent Lamar Franks. Kate can’t stand him but he stands in the way of her promotion and Kate isn’t willing to settle for anything less. As Kate is meeting with him she is shocked and disgusted that her boss would not only put the moves on her sexually and blame her for it. Kate can’t expose him no matter that it is wrong but he is her boss and will smear her name for any governmental position so does the only thing she quits. Luckily a fr ...more
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Rebellious River is the fifth book in the Men of Mercy series. This book had previously been released as a novella (Ethan’s Promise) that was part of a Kindle World. The author has expanded the book to include a lot more content. This should not be read as a a standalone as it ends in a cliffhanger! There is violence and sex.

Ethan Slade is part of Task Force Scorpion (Men of Mercy series). When he is forced to take a two week vacation, he doesn't know how he will stand it. He is a loner, doesn't
Nikki Brooks
Rebellious River (formerly known as Ethan's Promise) is chock full of action, romance and adventure.

I love this series and I was ecstatic that Ethan and Kate got an extended story.

Ethan is a lone wolf, with the exception of his team. He has no-one to leave behind if anything happens to him during any of his every dangerous missions. He is a tad insulted when his boss gives him the babysitting job of looking after a new female agent. She is everything that he should hate; tightly controlled, OCD
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
When being a little Rebellious gets you into trouble...
REBELLIOUS RIVER (Men of Mercy Bk 5), is a fast-paced, page-turning (extended) story. A wonderful read of Ethan and Kate’s journey. They just might have a bit of work to accomplish first… a certain former CIA lady has some training to catch up on if her new job with Task Force Scorpion is to be a success.

Both characters have baggage, so are a little combative when paired together, with Ethan as her training instructor. Both are strong wille
D. Harley Jean
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was kindly provided this book as an ARC; in exchange for my honest review. Normally I recommend to read all the previous books in the series with this authors books. However, in this instance you may want to read this book prior to book 9 - of course If you’ve read the Kindle Worlds book Ethan’s Promise-then you’ve kind of read this one. (Ethan’s Promise no longer available). I guess Kindle World went by the wayside & authors are getting shafted in their work. So wrong.

Anyway this book will s
Rebecca Austin
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Kate Richards is a CIA agent until she is finally done with the sexual harassment that she keeps receiving from her boss, Lamar Franks. Yet right after quitting she is offered a job protecting the senator's daughter at her wedding.

Ethan Slade has no family to keep in one place and his only focus is on his job as Sergeant 1st class of Task Force Scorpion. Ethan is not happy with his latest assignment "babysitting" Caroline Cotter or having to train Kate on how to properly protect her.

As tension b
Meka R.
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oh yeah! What an awesome pair these two make! I positively loved the dynamic between Ethan and Kate. The push-pull was exciting and entertaining to watch, and their chemistry was absolutely undeniable. Sparks flew from the moment these two laid eyes on each other. Then those flames continued to ignite hotter and higher as the story moved forward. 🔥🔥

Kate had to train with Ethan in preparation for her first assignment on her new job. I love that Kate came in and knocked Ethan completely off his ga
Sep 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Such a fun read! The characters were great, and I just loved Ethan. He doesn't have a family and clearly feels out of place when he realizes that he needs to stay at Aaron's grandmother's house. He is strong and tell-it-like-it-is, and he really empowers Kate, which was great to see. Kate is another strong character, and she feels out of place as an ex-CIA analyst who has landed bodyguard duty. Watching Ethan train Kate was really entertaining and was a great way to show their relationship devel ...more
Stephanie Smith
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
This instalment of the Men of Mercy series was originally released as a Kindle World novella (Omega Team - Ethan’s Promise), but since Kindle World is no more, this has now been reworked into a Men of Mercy novella. It is therefore not the latest in the series and goes back in the timeline to when the original novella was set (just before or around the time of books 5 I believe). This can be read standalone, but it will make more sense and have more excitement if read in the wider context of the ...more
Cathy Geha
Sep 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Kate Richards is not willing to be the Betty Crocker cookie cutter wife and mother her mother has always wanted her to be. Instead she ended up working as an analyst for the CIA…well…until one day her boss passes her over for promotion and harasses her enough to make her quit her job. Little does she know that by quitting she will be asked to join an elite team of soldiers and that her first job will see her working as a body guard for a senator’s daughter.

Before the job begins she is required
Ashley Jasper
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
To be totally honest I haven't read a Lindsay Cross story for a while but I always enjoy them so I figured why not give Rebellious River a shot. Now, this being my first book in the Men of Mercy series, I was a little worried that I might be a tad lost on a few things but I didn't need to worry. I was able to follow everything just fine.

I loved Kate's attitude and how she was determined to do what was right. For herself and others. Even if it let some folks (her parents) down. I loved the fearle
Linda Carlson
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing

HOORAY for Kate! I admire a woman who stands up for herself when faced with the “male mentality” that men are superior at everything. They shouldn’t have such sensitive appendages if they are so tough. Her former boss learned that the hard way.

Ethan is a man with attitude. Just his appearance screams badass and he is a man that doesn’t take crap from anyone. I think these two are a match made in heaven. I loved their dynamics and their love/hate relationship. They each have immense pr
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rebellious River by Lindsay Cross is a great read. It is Book 5 in the Men of Mercy series. This is the story of Ethan and Kate. Kate worked for the CIA and recently quit her job because her boss wanted to sleep with her and told her she would never get a pomotion. She was the best analyst the CIA had. She was hired to work with the group after being refered by one of her former CIA members. Ethan is a Sergeant in Task Force Scorpion (TF-S). He is also the communications person. He is tasked to ...more
Dana Busenbark
In this book, we get to follow Kat Richard. We find out more about her feelings on certain aspects of life as we get to know her. What does she do for a living? Who is Lamar Franks? What do the males on her team do to her? What makes Kate rethink her life choices? What does Agent K say to Kate when he runs into her outside on the street? Once you get into the story, you realize that parts of it you may have read in The Omega Team: Ethan's Promise from the Men of Mercy series. Except this time, w ...more
Dawn Herrera
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Rebellious River by Lindsay Cross was a excellent read, it was full of action packed suspense and passion. This was a very good story that keeps you hooked from the very start till the very end. The characters are strong, independent, maybe a bit hard headed and very lovable. This is Kate Richards and Ethan Slade’s story, two people who just want to do there jobs. Well that was true for Kate up until she quits her CIA analysts job due to circumstances involving her boss. She is offered an intere ...more
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