Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Explosive Encounter (Task Force 779, #2)” as Want to Read:
Explosive Encounter (Task Force 779, #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Explosive Encounter

(Task Force 779 #2)

4.77  ·  Rating details ·  48 ratings  ·  38 reviews
Foster Halsey has been burned by life, by love.

Recruited to the Task Force 779 elite team after a nasty divorce, Foster only wants to serve his country. He has no interest in anything except the art of explosives and saving lives. After nearly losing a team mate, and witnessing the pain his family went through, Foster is more determined than ever to remain unattached.

Published October 15th 2019 (first published September 2019)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Explosive Encounter, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Explosive Encounter

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.77  · 
Rating details
 ·  48 ratings  ·  38 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am loving these guys of Task Force 779 from KL Donn! In the second book in the series we get to go along for the ride of Foster and Everett coming together. Foster has been burned by relationships in the past and isn't planning on going down that road again, that is until he meets Everett. Everett meets Foster and the rest of the 779 guys during the worst time in her life and yet Foster left his mark with her. I am in awe of the story that is their journey and can not wait to go along for the ...more
Sandy Nikolas
Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
So good! I think Foster is complicated. He is well written and so great for Everett. Lots of action and suspense. Everett has lots of emotional hurdles to overcome. The trauma is well written and Everett is an extremely strong character. There’s a little bit of separation,mostly due to a misunderstanding. Ares is a wonderful secondary character, I so hope he gets a story. I can’t wait for more!
Carole Rockey-Noy
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another 5⭐ read from KL Donn, not that I expected any different. Book 2 in the Task Force 779 series is about Everett (Evie) and Foster (Chaos). From their very first meeting (which is the stuff nightmares are made of), you knew these two were going to sizzle!
“Yup, one day, Everett, we’re going to
be explosive.”
Understatement of the century!!
Everett...I am not exactly sure how she is still standing half the time. Lies....betrayals..I would have crumbled to the floor with everything that was thr
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First I have to say that I have been blessed to read a number of this author's books and each one has been amazing but there's something about these two and this book. There's nothing easy about them or they way they meet and the story soars not just from their meeting but from the first words on the page. Chaos thought he had his life all mapped out and the woman of his dreams right by his side. Unfortunately they both had different ideas of what their marriage would be and time and circumstanc ...more
MJ's Book Blog and Reviews
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Review by: Melanie
(5 stars)

When Foster "Chaos" and his team rescue Everett from where she is being held in Mexico, not only does it not go as planned but it leaves him unable to forget about her. How is she? Is she ok? Is she still in danger from the people who took her? Living on separate sides of the country he knows he'll never get those answers, but when she turns up looking for her own answers he sees it as an opportunity to let her know how he feels. After one amazing night she pushes him
Within The Pages Book Blog
Oct 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
The love story started out a little too fast for my preference. It seemed like there was so much action that occurred in the first few chapters, to fast forward to the point where the pick up on their “chance meeting”.
Despite that fact, the story was still a good one. You get the passion and desire for happiness from Foster who is seeking out Everett to satisfy an untamed need for her. You also get the reservations, but push to have a better future from Everett

Their tale starts to balance out in
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm going to start this review by stating that it has taken me a couple of days to be able to process my thoughts and feelings adequately enough to be able to write my review on Explosive Encounter.

I have read all of KL Donn's books, I adore her as an author, and love all her books. However, seeing how this series is unfolding blows my mind. This series is on a whole new playing field. My mind has been blown, my heart has been crushed and put back together seeing how these stories unfold.

Anna Mcdonnell
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 "Explosive" Stars

This is not the first book by KL Donn that I have read, but it is the first book in the Task Force 779 Series that I have read. Without reading the first book in the series I was not lost and believe "Explosive Encounter" can be read as a standalone.

One thing I enjoy with KL's books is how she mixes danger, romance and suspense equally and seamlessly in her stories.

Everett and Foster were two characters that I enjoyed reading about and felt a connection to from their first enc
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I truly enjoyed the first Task Force 779 book and was anxiously waiting for the series to continue.

Everett Gaines was rescued by Foster and the team when she was kidnapped in Mexico. He wanted more from her, but she didn’t want to give him a chance. When people come after her again, he is the first person she calls for help. She then relies on the Task Force 779 to get to the bottom of things.

This story was a bit emotional and there was plenty of action and suspense elements. I don't want to sa
Megan Hitchcock
Oct 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
This story totally pulled at my heart strings. Everett has been through something unimaginable, but stands tall as she tries to navigate her way through life.

Foster saved Everett and was there for her at her worst. They both feel a connection between them. Even as time passes, they still feel it and Foster is determined not to ignore it.

Foster and Everett form a beautiful relationship together, it took time but they do get there. Of course, Everett is still finding out who she is and they do go
Kerry Boulanger
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received this book in advance for a voluntary honest review. Loved it! Second in the Task Force 779 series, this book is truly explosive! Foster is the explosives guy for his elite ops team . His team has been asked to rescue the daughter of a CIA member that was kidnapped in Mexico. Everett (Evie), was trying to clear her head on the beach at her father’s villa when she was taken. Enduring more than any woman should she struggles when she is rescued by Foster and his team to find herself agai ...more
Kaci Stewart
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Foster and Everett...these two stole my heart. For me their relationship was a bit of a slow burn in the sense that they don't just immediately get together on page 5. They both have issues and things they need to deal with, they run from each other in fear, and they build a foundation strong enough to support their love. I loved the character development you get to see with Everett throughout this book and I love how she seemed to be able quiet some of the "Chaos" within Foster. He made her fee ...more
Cassie Ashford
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Evie is amazing! She has been through trauma that would drive any woman to kill herself but she has fought through the storm. Her anchor is the storm is Foster who has just as much baggage in his past as Evie.

Things start to heat up and Foster does what most men do when they use their brain and end up making a wrong decision.

From this point in the story I found myself laughing at Evie and cheering her on when she puts a big bad alpha protecting her in his place. Haha!

For as much as these men
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As with the first book in this series, I was completely consumed by Explosive Encounter. I knew that KL Donn could write stories that bring up some tough topics but she handles them with care. With Everett's story, she wrote an absolutely beautiful love story. She showcased this character's strength and determination and Foster's obsession and love. She keeps pushing forward and trusts her feelings when it comes to Foster. Her history with him allows her to let him close when it would be impossi ...more
Laura Duvall
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Everett is a beautiful soul. She has been through some serious crap that should have made her run and hide and become a person that stays to herself. Foster oh my heart that man is all ALPHA and you can feel it from the start. He himself has been through something that could have made him lose all trust in womankind. However these two together and all bets are off. They push each other to do better, be better, and to live. To let all of the wrongs go for one another. There is suspense, romance, ...more
Beth Althouse
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another exciting, emotional, drama filled and steamy...can't forget the hotness factor from KL Donn. Foster and Everett have been through so much together. A rescue in Mexico leaves Foster with a piece of his heart missing. A 2nd chance encounter brings him back into her life but at what risk? How much danger is she in now? Can he protect her without breaking her heart? Will she drop the walls she has put up and let him back in?
I have shed tears, laughed, and wanted to smack a certain male sill
Carol Dawn
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, alpha-male, arc
Evie and Foster’s story is simply fantastic. Super emotional? Yes! But, fantastic. Explosive Encounter is the second book in the Task Force 779 series. I am in LOVE with this series. I love Alpha male books and a good heroine in danger that still has a badass side. KL Donn never ever disappoints with her plots, her worlds or her characters. Reading one of her books feels like a personal journey you go through yourself. That’s how good she is at pulling you into a story. This book is one that onc ...more
Mary Murphy
Oct 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-list, kl-donn
Received as an ARC for an honest review.
Foster was among the men that was sent in to rescue Everett. Everett felt safe with Foster. Years after a nasty divorce, he is unsure if we will ever go that route again. But something about Everett sparks something inside him that he just cannot fight. I loved how even when he was not with her, he ensured she was safe. If she would call him telling him that she needed him, he would make his way to her no matter how far away. Loved that he was so protectiv
Island Girl Romance Reads
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Explosive Encounter is book two in the Task Force 779 series. Loved it.
Everett and Foster’s first encounter was not an easy one. Foster had no plans to ever fall in love again. But a mission to rescue Everett changes everything.
Everett was a strong woman. She went through so much. Betrayal, lies and secrets and danger are all part of this suspenseful story. As always, love the heroes in KL Donn’s books. Love how protective they are of their woman and the people they love.
And the heroine’s are
Lynne Garlick
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have made no secret about how much I love this author and I get super excited every time she releases a new book. This time is no exception!!
Foster and Everett meet in the worst kind of circumstances imaginable, but he feels a connection and will do anything to protect her. Secrets are exposed, lives blown wide open. It will take Foster and his team everything to bring this to an end and keep Everett safe.
My heart! This book gave me ALL THE FEELS! Inhaled in one sitting because once started th
Sara Oxton
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Explosive Encounter by K.L. Donn a five-star read that explodes from the page. This is number two in the Task Force 779 series and you would enjoy reading them in order as there is some back story, but you don’t have to have read the series to enjoy this amazing story as K.L. Donn does a great job keeping you in the loop. Chaos, Chaos, Chaos you really do like to bring a bang don’t you, the only thing is can Everett Gaines cope with the bang? As poor Everett has been through so much that even th ...more
Heather Dee
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book has left me wondering how she does it another must read hit by Kl Donn ❤

wow a powerful action packed intriguing book that left me on the edge of my seat from the first chapter until the last definitely a must read book and series .....

Kl Donn knows what she's doing and everyone of her books just keeps getting better and this book was no exception!

I will warn there is definitely some triggers in this book but nothing to graphic....

I ❤ loved it ! ..
Can't wait to see what Kl Donn writes
Amanda Rodriguez
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Evie and Foster’s story will take you on an emotional roller coaster with a suspenseful twist. I found that once I started Explosive Encounter Task Force 779 I didn’t want to put it down. It keeps you intrigued and wanting to know what will happen next. The raw feeling I felt for Evie as she went through so much heartbreak and then the joy she felt once she let go and just let Foster show her that no matter what he still loves her is outstanding. Congratulations KL Donn on another awesome book. ...more
melanie allen
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story just has you from the first word till the last, it’s an emotional story. Foster and Everett will have you glued to the book seeing what action, mystery, intrigue, romance, love, passion and family this story of filled with. Like all other books by KL Donn this one is explosive and keeps you guessing, and wanting more from this series. I love how the other characters aren’t just there to be there but are one true family either with blood, or brotherhood you know they will always have y ...more
Marianela Aybar
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hot damn! This was explosive! I have been waiting forever for this story and it did not disappoint. Again, KL Donn has a way with words that suck you right in and doesn't let you go until it's done messing with all your feelings. Gah, the connection between Evie and Foster is just what I needed. There's action but also mystery and the sexiness you expect from KL Donn's men. I couldn't put it down and was actually left wanting more. I can't wait for the next book in this series.
Claire Smalley
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Addicted from the first paragraph, Foster and Everett's story was definitely explosive. It was one of them stories where you can't put your kindle down until the end, really shouldn't have started it late at night 😉. The brilliant thing about this story it's your gripped from the start, constantly trying to figure out what happens next. Overall amazing characters, amazing story and a brilliant series 😊

Tiffany Hope
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another great story to add to the series. Going into the book I was excited to hear more about the team. I’m glad we got to see some characters from the first book too and see more into what they do! I loved Everett and Foster. Ups and downs kept me glued until it was over! Great book! Can’t wait for what’s next!!
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this. It was fast paced, action filled, drama laden and of course the steamy side was great too. If I had to describe it in one word I'd call it exciting as I literally could not put this down until I had read it all. I can't wait for the next book and I'll be checking out this author's other works for sure. I give Explosive Encounter 5 stars.
Ashley Carr, LSoR
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent story with drama, action, suspense and of course steamy scenes! This is a gripping tale that kept me glued to my kindle. There were tears and laugh out loud moments sometimes I was laughing through my tears. I fell absolutely in love with Everett and Foster. Their love stood absolute and wavering through the violence and pain. I can’t wait for the next installment of this series!!
Vic B
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definitely high impact and suspenseful

Great read. Definitely filled with suspense around every corner. Felt it wrapped up a Little too quickly but I don’t know if it was because I didn’t want it to end or I felt something was missing. I cannot wait to read more about the others on the team
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Krystal is a proud Canadian girl, hailing from Sherwood Park, Alberta. She has a strong dislike for the winter, and a love for spring. Married to her husband Steve, for 13 years, they have 4 beautiful red headed spawns ranging in ages 6-13. She has a strong love of coffee, sarcasm, and wine. (Not necessarily in that order either.)

She has been a published author for over 3 years now. With over 20 b

Other books in the series

Task Force 779 (2 books)
  • Missing in Action (Task Force 779, #1)