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The Mammoth Book of Special Ops Romance (ACRO #1.5)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  513 Ratings  ·  57 Reviews
23 passionate stories of hard-hitting love...

Stirring romance featuring the heroes of the Navy SEALs, Delta Force, Air Force Pararescue, the Green Berets, the Army Rangers and other special forces: men and women who live and fight in extreme danger to preserve our freedoms, defenders and protectors of all we hold dear.

This collection includes the work of bestselling romanc
Paperback, 530 pages
Published May 11th 2010 by Running Press (first published March 1st 2010)
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May 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
Dangerous quickies - for lovers of alpha males of the human variety

If you like your romance hard and fast and your heroes tall, dark and deadly this collection of dangerous quickies may be just what you've been looking for.

Even though I don't read a great deal of special ops romances, I do love to read them when I am looking for an alpha male who is deadly but still human as a change of pace from my normal shapeshifters, vamps, and other worldly paranormals. And even not having actually read st
Aug 04, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010
Penny McCall - Once Burned. B+. I thought there was too much action and not enough romance.

Rinda Elliott - Cane River. B. New author for me. Good dialog and writing. I'm just not a big fan of "little sister/big brother's friend" romance.

Laura Griffin - Surrender at Dawn. B+. Another new author for me but I liked the writing. The ending was open ended but left me with a smile.

Charlotte Mede - Into the Night Sky. DNF. Nothing wrong with the writing, just wasn't my cuppa. I found it a little bit b
Paige  Bookdragon

Boring and the stories are not that memorable.
*This rating is only for the Sydney Croft story, Code Word: Storm*

Immediately one of my all-time keepers simply because this short story entry by Sydney Croft centers on my all-time favorite romance couple, Creed and Annika from the successful paranormal series about a secret government agency ACRO that employs agents with special abilities to capture some of the deadliest, most dangerous criminals on the planet. In this story, which is set between book 1 Riding the Storm and book 2 Unleashing t
Jul 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic book that gives you all the Special OPs romance you can think of.
I bought the book for Shannon K Butchers novella, A Kept Man, and it was up to par, as usual. My only regret was that is was to short. But I am biased. I just love Shannon K Butcher!

But I was pleasantly surprised by Code Word: Storm by Sidney Croft. It was my first read by her. I loved the way she described the triangel between Creed, Kat and Ani (I just cant use her whole name. Annika Svensson is the name if a not so
Apr 23, 2010 rated it liked it
Read the ACRO Short, "Code Word: Storm," Only

This was a great short story featuring Annika and Creed after their mission in the mansion in ACRO #1, but before they truly became a couple. As always, the chemistry with these two is just fantastic, even though Ani is still trying to deny her desire for him (why she would ever want to do such a thing is beyond me!).

They are working together to battle an evil kid trafficker who has ensconced himself with demons for protection. Ani continues to put up
I only read the stories by Shannon K. Butcher, Charlene Teglia, Jordan Summers, and Sydney Croft.

The Croft story is the only one that is set within a series, you should read the ARCO series to understand this one.

The others were just fun sexy stories where someone is in danger and needs rescuing bring a couple together where they realize they can't live without each other. A light fun read.
Aug 09, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
I'm really mixed up about this book. Some of the stories are good, some are bad, and some are just awful. I even found a couple stories that I don't understand how they belonds in this collection...

There is quite a bit of action going on, a little bit of sweetness, and even some sexytimes. Given the premise of the kind of book this is, I was expecting more porn and less plot. So far from what I've read, it's been 90% plot and a mere 10% porn - which is great! Sometimes it's what the author doesn
May 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2011
Read this just for the novella 'Code Word: Storm' that is part of the ACRO series. I absolutely love Annika and Creed!! <3
~~~Heather S.~~~
Jan 30, 2012 rated it liked it
Only read ACRO #4.5, a super short mission for Creed and Annika, but as always, I love these two!
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Trisha Telep was the romance and fantasy book buyer at Murder One, a London crime, mystery, and romance bookstore; she's now co-owner of the virtual bookstore and an editor of romance and supernatural anthologies for Mammoth. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, she now lives in London.
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Other Books in the Series

ACRO (7 books)
  • Riding the Storm (ACRO, #1)
  • Unleashing the Storm (ACRO, #2)
  • Seduced by the Storm (ACRO, #3)
  • Taming the Fire (ACRO, #4)
  • Tempting the Fire (ACRO, #5)
  • Taken by Fire (ACRO, #6)
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“Brooke?" he finally found the sense to ask. "What are you doing here?"
"I need a gun."
This was not how his dream was supposed to go.”
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