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Torn in Half

(Trident Security #8.5)

4.72  ·  Rating details ·  290 ratings  ·  113 reviews
Retired Navy SEAL and current private-security operative Ian Sawyer had never expected to have a child, much less a wife, but his beautiful Angie has changed all that. Her due date is only days away, and his anticipation outweighs his anxiety, thinking about holding his firstborn.

But as he’s learned the hard way, life throws curveballs at the worst possible moment. A
Kindle Edition, 114 pages
Published August 19th 2019 by Suspenseful Seduction Publishing
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Ginny Pearson
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The time has finally come that we have all patiently waited for, the arrival of Ian and Angie's baby. Of course, Samantha A Cole isn't going to give us a hea without a little chaos first. It wouldn't be a Trident Security story without it. Will Ian make it to the delivery on time?
Wendy Hodges
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tense from the start and full of suspense in one form or another, this story grabs you and tugs you in keeping you gripped throughout. It's a fast read but still enough to completely soak up the events taking place within the pages and still leave you desperately wanting more when finished. I love these characters and can never get enough of them, this is one I've been waiting for forever it seems. To have family and friends this close is something anyone would cherish, the support and love they ...more
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful masterpiece we have received in Torn in Half! The emotions delivered throughout this story is just perfect. My heart stayed in my throat as this storyline played out and ended in happy sobbing tears.
Carrie Austin-Malone
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG! Samantha A. Cole did it again, she made me switch my favourite book boyfriend back to Ian!

Samantha is an auto buy author for me as her books tick all my boxes. I read the blurb and was ready to meet little bit and go rescue his Grandma.

Sam had me laughing out loud and my heart in my throat this was one of the sweetest action packed reads and I cannot wait for more.

I’d already pre-ordered the book but was offered advanced copy for an honest review.
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ian Sawyer has become one of my favorite characters out of all the books I've read. His wit, his humor, his devotion to everyone he loves and cares for is unique. While Ian and Angie are waiting for the birth of their first baby, Ian and the guys get called out for the most important mission they've ever been rescue his mother. I absolutely loved this short story because we get different points of view while the guys are traveling across the world to get their mom. Jake and Nick's ...more
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Once again we are taken into the world of Trident and the sexy six pack. It's time to meet the newest member of the family but not before the boys rescue there matriarch. I live the fact that we're very too see where Ian, Devon, and Nick get their traits from. I loved their mother. And just wait for the surprises we get while waiting for baby. Samantha is the queen of tease and she hints at things to come and delivers on others.
Tammy Dangiolillo
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story shows family love, be it blood related or working or serving together for years. Ian being torn about going to rescue his mom but leaving his pregnant wife who is ready to give birth any minute, how everyone works together be it Alpha or Omega Teams, helping with finding Marie, or Kristen and the team wives helping Angie this story had me crying it was beautifully written. Can’t wait until the next book comes out!
Nancy Walker
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG! I loved this book. The emotional roller coaster while reading is quite the ride. Samantha A. Cole simply has outdone herself. We see many familiar people while reading. I cannot wait to see what happens next in our favorite characters lives and what excitement is in store as we follow them. Happy Reading!
Lucy King
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant. Thoroughly enjoyed this book. The sitting on the edge of your seat, not sure
if Ians going to make it to the birth of his first born, they way family and friends all pull
together in a crisis, and the tears when you finish the book.
Can't wait for the next book.
Lucy Taylor
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. A novella so not as long as normal but still had everything packed in you'd expect from a Samantha A Cole book. Just as Ian Sawyer is gearing up for the birth of his first child, his mother is kidnapped. Will he get back in time for the baby and save his mother? Strap in, a bumpy ride awaits
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Samantha A Cole did it again!

Wonderful story with familiar characters. Loved seeing everyone in the story and the bonds they all have with each other. Have your tissues ready. You will laugh and cry and enjoy the ride.
Julie Scharff
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love Ian Sawyer. He met his match with Angie. This book was awesome and definitely made me laugh & cry. I highly recommend the whole series and this book!
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a great novella!! I absolutely love the Trident guys and was so excited for Ian and Angie to finally get to meet Little Bit! Throw in a kidnapping/ rescue of Marie to add some drama to Ian’s life and you have a wonderful, much anticipated story. I loved it!!
melanie allen
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am absolutely in love with this series the Trident Security Series is one I have read again and again, Samantha A Cole is fantastic she has entertained us all in many ways with this series. This book had my heart in my throat and tears in my eyes. I couldn’t put it down wanting to know what happened and would Ian or wouldn’t he make it. I know who I’d love to read there book but who ever comes next you know it’s going to be just as good as all the rest. This is one series I will keep reading.
Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another winner by one of my favorite authors.

This novella has it all action, tension, sweetness, memories and a great storyline. It flowed well and the storyline was interesting as well as heartwarming. A definite must read.
Debbie Hanson
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Torn In Half
Trident Security novella 8.5
Samantha Cole

This was probably my most anticipated book of 2019, the birth of Ian and Angie’s little bit has played out for so long I’m so glad it’s finally here. But for Ian the birth plan will be tested when a midnight call comes from his father alerting him to the apparent abduction of Ian’s Mum. In typical Trident style it’s all about the saving the day, and using everything at their disposal, but add a heavily pregnant wife to the mix and Ian is well
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Amazing and Joyful

This series has been an addiction I’ve been on since the beginning. I can’t rate Joanna’s books highly enough. Her take on the BDSM Lifestyle is second to none.

Watching each of these Seals find their one person has been a joyful experience. The ups, the downs the lot.

Seeing Ian and Angie at this stage, happy and expecting their first baby you think it’d be a joyous occasion. But when Ian gets a call that has him having to make a decision that could affect them both.

Anne Donaldson
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
We’ve waited a while for this book and the birth of Ian and Angie’s baby – girl / boy; all going well / all hell breaking loose – so many options. What no one expected was the kidnapping of Ian’s mother and a rescue mission that would see Angie possibly in labor and giving birth alone. Almost anything I write here is a spoiler, so this will be very brief. Ian was never my favorite of the Sexy Six-Pack, but this book has moved him up that list. It’s also, though, in the turmoil and the drama, a ...more
Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Trident Security is back!

This is a long-awaited novella from my favourite security company. We have been hearing tid-bits about Ian Sawyer and his wife Angie's pregnancy from various other novels in this series which is why I was so looking forward to this book. Ian Sawyer is back with his usual sarcasm and acerbic wit and boy is he back. As Angie's due date approaches he cuts back on his working hours only to be called away as the day rapidly approaches! Will he successfully complete the
Aug 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
When life throws tough options at you sometimes you have to go with your gut instinct. With a wife ready to deliver their first child any day, Ian finds himself halfway around the world leading a rescue operation for the only other woman who could make him leave his very pregnant wife home alone. His mother. With a plot as complex and as simple as this get ready for the ride of your life as the whole Trident security team head to the Philippines to rescue the matriarch of the family. I'm not ...more
Milynn Napolis
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the continuing story of Ian and Angie of the Original Trident Series.

Torn in Half tells a story of how a man's resolve to be there for his loved ones is being tested. Torn in Half is a fitting title when Ian the main character has to choose between the two important women in his life. Who comes first? His pregnant wife who made his life worth-living or his Mom who gave him life and lovingly raised him to be the man that he is today. No one wants to be placed in a position where one has
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my gosh once again Samantha brings us to our knees with this one.
Marie Sawyer, mother of Ian, Devon and Nick, has been kidnapped and Ian’s wife Angie is due to deliver their first child any day.
The Trident teams all head overseas to rescue Marie leaving the wives and girlfriends of the teams to worry and take care of Angie.
Poor Ian not only has to save his mother but he has to get home in time to see his child born.
Will Ian and his team be able to save his mom? How will he ever be able to
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Ian Sawyer's worse fear is to not be there when his child is born. With one phone call Ian must find his missing mother half way across the globe. Will Ian and the rest of the team locate Marie Sawyer in time? Will Angie have the baby without her husband? Holy crap this might be a shorter length book but it certainly packs a punch. Samantha A. Cole weaves a tale of how much Marie is important in all of the operatives lives while giving her readers a glimpse into the future hopes and dreams of ...more
Chantelle Bouffanie
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG! I've volunteered to review this book. I love reading Samantha A Cole books. Ian is my favorite one of the Sexy Six Pack. This is a quick, easy read. While Ian and Angie is waiting for the birth of their child. Ian, Devon, and Nick had got a horrible call about their mother. Then both team Alpha and Omega had to fly around the world to go rescued her. This Will have you staying in the edge of your seat waiting. Will Ian and the rest of the team locate Marie Sawyer in time? Can Angie hold the ...more
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Must Read

This is a fantastic book! Ms Cole has written a great one with the characters we love. This book has Marie Sawyer, mother of Ian, Devon and Nick, has been kidnapped in the Philippines and Ian’s wife Angie is due to deliver their first child any day. The Trident teams all head overseas to rescue Marie leaving the wives and girlfriends of the teams to worry and take care of Angie. Ian is not only tasked with saving his mother but getting home in time to see his child born. Marie is
Terra Oenning
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Omg I absolutely loved it.

What a ride it has been watching these Trident men find their wives ,but one of favorite men has and always will be bossman Ian Sawyer the man has always been on top of things and level headed but when he has to leave his pregnant wife to rescue his own mother who has been kidnapped will he make it back in time for the birth of his child? This book was absolutely fantastic and had all the amazing Trident men and their families in it and omg I so want Jen to get her man
Anne Young-Cronister
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this chapter of Trident Security and Bossman Ian Sawyer! His Angel is pregnant and they are expecting their “little bit” at any time, of course then IAN gets a call and it’s all hands on deck. Both Teams and all the others as well. Samantha A.Cole has created a wonderful world where these characters represent honor and integrity above all. Of course they rag on each other a lot but The underlining love and respect they have for the people in their world is always shining ...more
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story gutted me. For all those who have read every Trident Security Book and know how tough all the Sexy Six Pack are, this book showed how vunerable and caring they are when someone they love is hurt of needs them. Ian and Angie are anxiously awaiting the birth of "little Bit" when he is called away on what may be his most important mission yet; to rescue is Mother. Not only do you get to see what true love is in this book (from all the members of the TS teams) but you get to find out ...more
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Ian is not subtle so you KNOW any baby of his is will come into the world in dramatic fashion. Of course the beginning of the drama comes from Grandma being kidnapped.

Just enough action to keep the story Trident, but funny, sweet and tender too. Ian and Angie are a special couple in the Trident family and so glad they got this special novella. We also get a bit more of the Chuck and Marie story which is sweet and memories of John while sad, give more insight into their family.

The whole
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Holy Moly just when I think this series can’t get any better… Poof.. The author gives us a story full of action, thrills, suspense and love. Just wow. If you have kept up with the series you know Ian and Angie’s first child is due soon (as in any day now). To say Ian is a little excited and anxious for “little bit” to arrive would be an understatement. Seeing this Strong, Dominate man at his most vulnerable made for an amazing read. Throw in the fact someone has kidnapped his mother and he, his ...more
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USA Today Bestselling Author and Award-Winning Author Samantha A. Cole is a retired police officer and paramedic. She's lived her entire life in the suburbs of New York City and is looking forward to becoming a snow-bird between New York and Florida someday. Her two fur-babies, Jinx and Bella, keep her company and remind their mom to take a break from writing every once in a while to go for a ...more

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