Sniper's Pride (Alaska Force, #2)
Return to Alaska's Grizzly Harbor where danger strikes with arctic precision and love thaws the coldest hearts in the newest romantic suspense from the USA Today bestselling author of SEAL's Honor.After Mariah McKenna lands in the hospital with a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction she knows she didn’t cause, she realizes her cheating, vindictive husband would rather have a dead wife than a divorce. Afraid that he will succeed in killing her next time, Mariah goes to Grizzly Harbor to hire one of the Alaska Force special operatives to help her survive long enough to finally live a little.Griffin Cisneros traded in a comfortable future for boot camp, where he learned the virtue of patience and focus—skills that served him well as a Marine sniper. Few things get to him these days, but something about Mariah’s mix of toughness and vulnerability gets right under his skin. Until it’s clear she’s the one thing in the world that might melt the ice in stoic, reserved Griffin, whether he likes it or not. If he can just keep her alive...

Sniper's Pride (Alaska Force, #2) Details

TitleSniper's Pride (Alaska Force, #2)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMay 7th, 2019
PublisherBerkley
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Adult, War, Military Fiction, Contemporary Romance

Sniper's Pride (Alaska Force, #2) Review

  • Beth
    January 1, 1970
    Sniper’s Pride is a romantic mystery thriller that will keep you guessing till the end.Mariah was married into the southern social elite. When she discovers her verbally and emotionally abuses husband’s infidelities, once again, she walks out of that life and pursues a divorce. Her husband, a political hopeful and society prince is vindictive and said he would rather see Mariah dead. That is when the, twice in one week, accidental shellfish poisoning has Mariah thinking someone is out to kill he Sniper’s Pride is a romantic mystery thriller that will keep you guessing till the end.Mariah was married into the southern social elite. When she discovers her verbally and emotionally abuses husband’s infidelities, once again, she walks out of that life and pursues a divorce. Her husband, a political hopeful and society prince is vindictive and said he would rather see Mariah dead. That is when the, twice in one week, accidental shellfish poisoning has Mariah thinking someone is out to kill her. Knowing if she runs, she will be running for the rest of her life, Mariah discovers Alaska Force. Alaska Force accepts her initial request and Mariah must make her way to Grizzly Harbor and right into the sites of sniper, Griffin. Griffin is an Alaska Force member, and everything about Mariah throws Griffin off his game. She appears very similar to his ex-financee, she is not showing any signs of destress and she is driving him crazy.Slowly Griffin must see that his own personal bias is playing a strong part in his objections toward Mariah, besides she is pushing him to pass all the walls he’s built around his life.Crane writes a strong mystery that had me stumped right up to the reveal. Griffin’s convoluted feelings towards Mariah leads to some great reading. You can’t wait for the ice princess to melt the frozen sniper’s heart.I received this ARC copy of Sniper's Pride from Berkley Publishing Group. This is my honest and voluntary review. Sniper's Pride is set for publication May 7, 2019.My Rating: 4 starsWritten by: Megan CraneSeries: An Alaska Force Novel (Book 2)Mass Market Paperback: 352 pagesPublisher: Berkley Publication Date: May 7, 2019ISBN-10: 0451491513ISBN-13: 978-0451491510Genre: Military Romance | Action | AdventureAmazon: https://www.amazon.com/Snipers-Pride-...Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/snip...Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/snip...
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  • 1-Click Addict Support Group
    January 1, 1970
    Sometimes a reading gem is just around the next book shelf…And Sniper’s Pride by Megan Crane was just such a gem for me! Mariah McKenna was running for her life and even under the critical watch of Griffin Cisneros she was finding her way….I loved Mariah’s quick wit and quiet sarcasm as she pressed every button Griffin had. His stoic manner didn’t know what to do with her other than denying there was any spark between them, and pushing her away… The back and forth between them was beyond enterta Sometimes a reading gem is just around the next book shelf…And Sniper’s Pride by Megan Crane was just such a gem for me! Mariah McKenna was running for her life and even under the critical watch of Griffin Cisneros she was finding her way….I loved Mariah’s quick wit and quiet sarcasm as she pressed every button Griffin had. His stoic manner didn’t know what to do with her other than denying there was any spark between them, and pushing her away… The back and forth between them was beyond entertaining and made a perfect contrast to the suspense that swirled around them. A mortal threat was still to be determined but the real danger was to Griff’s sanity…The shenanigans of all the characters in Grizzly Harbor were a hoot and brought lightness to the intensity of the plot. Mariah fit right in with her go with the flow attitude and openness, despite her situation. Griff was a little harder to warm up to but he was worth a bit of patience. A twist to what could have been a straightforward plot elevated the story even more. Put it all together and it was a great story with characters that were unforgettable.My first step now is going to the beginning of the series and then stalking every title by this author I can find! ~Diane, 4.5 stars
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  • Robin Loves Reading
    January 1, 1970
    In this second book of the Alaska Forces series, Mariah McKenna uses the research she has gained to flee to an Alaskan town for help. She knows of a special ops force there, and she feels that they are the only ones who can protect her from her husband. For the second time in a very short time, she nearly lost her life and is certain her husband is trying to kill her. She has filed for divorce but Mariah knows that he will not simply let her go.Griffin Cisneros takes on the case. As a former mar In this second book of the Alaska Forces series, Mariah McKenna uses the research she has gained to flee to an Alaskan town for help. She knows of a special ops force there, and she feels that they are the only ones who can protect her from her husband. For the second time in a very short time, she nearly lost her life and is certain her husband is trying to kill her. She has filed for divorce but Mariah knows that he will not simply let her go.Griffin Cisneros takes on the case. As a former marine sniper, the special ops team can certainly use his special skills. He is not happy being the major player when it comes to keeping Mariah safe. He doesn't believe the danger is real and wants more action that he hopes he would experience in his job.While Griffin does his job to the best fight whatever danger may be presented to Mariah, he has another fight on his hands. He must somehow resist her allure. His team and his work is rather elite, and the image he projects is part of his fiber. Being involved in a romantic relationship is something that Griffin cannot imagine happening any time in the near future. Sniper's Pride was an excellent read. While the romance between Griffin and Mariah was inevetible, the suspense was at an all-time high. While the danger was ever-present for Mariah, she had tremendous strength and her character was developed marvelously. Griffin was tough on the outside and it was a delight waiting for him to soften up towards Mariah, I had just read the first book in this series, SEAL's Honor, which was terrific, and this was as well. I look forward to continuing this series. The next book is Sergeant's Christmas Siege, scheduled for release in November.Many thanks to Berkley Books and to NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.
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  • Kay (aka) Miss Bates
    January 1, 1970
    Today, I had book hangover from staying up too late to finish Caitlin Crews’s Sniper’s Pride. Given it was a back-to-work Monday morning, it took a heck of a lot of coffee to keep me amiable and functional . Was it worth it? Did I love it? I’m not sure.Sometimes, I read a romance novel not to have to think about those plague-y things that wake you up in the night and leave you with heart palpitations and morning-after disquiet — if you ever do manage to fall back asleep.In the cooler light of da Today, I had book hangover from staying up too late to finish Caitlin Crews’s Sniper’s Pride. Given it was a back-to-work Monday morning, it took a heck of a lot of coffee to keep me amiable and functional . Was it worth it? Did I love it? I’m not sure.Sometimes, I read a romance novel not to have to think about those plague-y things that wake you up in the night and leave you with heart palpitations and morning-after disquiet — if you ever do manage to fall back asleep.In the cooler light of day, wolfing down Crews’s romance left me the way overindulgence in Haagen-Dazs’s Espresso Chocolate Cookie Crumble does, vaguely nauseated with questionable self-respect. Sometimes though, a feral spinster needs to leave the world behind and Crews’s novel hit the sweet spot. With a day’s work done, a dinner-full stomach and some halfway decent rosé, I can think about my response to Sniper’s Pride with more dispassion. Crews is a talented writer; she has a smooth, quick, moving way with words and tropish twists along the way that surprise and delight. I disliked some of Sniper’s Pride‘s content and yet loved the sheer heroine-vindication and HEA-fulfilling development of its core relationship.The novel opens with the heroine surviving a second attempt by her soon-to-be ex-husband to kill her by planting anaphylactic-inducing seafood in her food. After ten years, Mariah McKenna has left her psychologically abusive husband; the murder attempts see her running from Atlanta, circuitously, to Alaska, where Alaska Force’s ubermen lend their ex-military expertise to protecting the vulnerable. Mariah needs help and she needs their ubermen help especially. Her hero is gruff, icy, “I feel nothing” former Marine, Griffin Cisneros. The set-up is familiar: bodyguard hero, vulnerable heroine who grows to confidence and self-assertion, lots o’ baddies, and a hero who gives all to the mission and nothing to himself, who feels nothing except for what is too much to bear, that is, what he feels for the heroine.On some level, this was ugh; on another, because the world isn’t a nice or safe place, the uberman fantasy Griffin offers, aloof, protective, icy sniper, man without a heart, a calculating machine who operates solely on loyalty to his “band of brothers” and honour, is emotionally satisfying. I kind of hated the glorification of the military “loved I not honour more” code, but I was sucked in. I enjoyed how Mariah went from victim to hear-me-roar woman, to a sense of self-worth and purpose. And throughout, even when Mariah was at her weakest, I loved her wry sense of humour. Even Griffin eventually won me over, if only for his more conventional ice-man-melts because of what the heroine makes him feel. And the feels, they were thick. The suspense was wicked suspenseful; the baddies were positively evil and I was gleeful when they got their comeuppance. I thought Crews did this clever twist with the notion of pride: as Mariah gains hers, it’s a good thing; and, as Griffin concedes his, it’s a good thing: and that is the stuff of which their HEA is made.Military glorification aside, it’s a page-turner. The heroine is aces and her vindication is feminist, class-associated, and personal. She defeats her husband, his betrayals and humiliations of her as “white trash”; she gains strength, purpose, a career, and a devoted, sexy hunk. (There’s also an eye-rolling reversal to her fertility issues, which goes with the military glorification ugh-a-thon.) Miss Austen and I, spinster-sisters, enjoyed it. If you can overlook the problematic bits, you will too. Sniper’s Pride is part of my stretching-to-the-doom-of-time ARC TBR, so I’m glad I’ve reviewed it.Caitlin Crews’s Sniper’s Pride is published by Jove Books (Berkley). It was released on May 7th and you can enjoy it from your preferred vendor. I received an e-ARC from Jove (Berkley) via Netgalley.(For those to whom these things might be of interest, the fingerless gloves were unravelled and restarted. My tension is better and they’re looking a tad less, um, misshapen and voluminous. Maybe.)
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  • WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.After being sent to the hospital twice over her shellfish allergy, Mariah is starting to think there is something nefarious going on. She's in the middle of getting a divorce from her emotionally abusive husband who doesn't want the embarrassment of a divorce as he is gearing up to run for office. Her late night YouTube surfing has led her to contact a group of I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.After being sent to the hospital twice over her shellfish allergy, Mariah is starting to think there is something nefarious going on. She's in the middle of getting a divorce from her emotionally abusive husband who doesn't want the embarrassment of a divorce as he is gearing up to run for office. Her late night YouTube surfing has led her to contact a group of men who call themselves Alaska Force.Griffin isn't a fan of prissy blonde women after he found his wife and bestfriend were cheating on him. He's days as a Marine sniper have given a particular set of skills but have also made him think he shouldn't be around civilians. When Mariah shows up looking for help, his guard is instantly up.While Alaska Force tries to determine is Mariah is really in danger, Griffin fights his own battle against falling for the client. They were men without ties. Some without pasts. The Alaska Force is made up of former military men, second in the series Sniper's Pride, focuses on Griffin. I have not read the first in the series but I had no problem jumping in here as the author gives sufficient background on the group and how everyone ties in together. Our heroine Mariah is a new character and has the grace and backbone of a girl who grew-up on the wrong side of the tracks and had to survive the snake pit of high society.Griffin came off a bit harsh with Mariah in the beginning, he was making her pay for the pain his ex-wife cost him, I'm not sure I fully forgave him for his attitude. It was also excessively pushed how he felt he couldn't be around civilians. I read a good amount of romantic suspense, so maybe I'm just worn on this trope but I felt there wasn't enough given of Griffin's personality for me to believe in why he felt this way. Griffin says it over and over, the telling me all the time but not showing which leads me to not feeling.Mariah was the stronger of the two characters, her admitting that she married to escape her family and poverty, to building up enough self-esteem to leave her marriage, and standing up to Griffin. Her character was sweet, strong, and funny. The chemistry between the two wasn't as strong as I would have liked, a lot of my issues was due to how rude Griffin could be to her at times. Their first sex scene felt a bit out of nowhere and their “I love yous” seemed very quick.We get to see a couple of the other members of the Alaska Force, a teased romance between the founder and a grumpy cafe owner, but I would have liked to have seen more scenes between all the guys or Griffin's friendship with them, I think it would have filled out his character more.All in all, this was basic line romantic suspense, Griffin was a bit cardboard cut-out alpha male, the villain was kind of fantastical, and the danger had the heroine needing to be rescued. Tropes that rom suspense readers look for, they just weren't given a fresh feel or much umph behind them.
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  • Donna Hines
    January 1, 1970
    The polar ice caps are heating up and may just be melting in this new romantic thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat.Megan Crane captured the moment so beautifully in a marriage on the rocks; soon to be ending in divorce; with hostility, volatility, and danger lurking around every corner.It's no surprise that Mariah's soon to be ex husband (David) was behind her illness and is coming to finish the job after the last few attempts proved unsuccessful.Mariah flees for her life and hi The polar ice caps are heating up and may just be melting in this new romantic thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat.Megan Crane captured the moment so beautifully in a marriage on the rocks; soon to be ending in divorce; with hostility, volatility, and danger lurking around every corner.It's no surprise that Mariah's soon to be ex husband (David) was behind her illness and is coming to finish the job after the last few attempts proved unsuccessful.Mariah flees for her life and hires Alaska Force special op Griffin a former marine sniper.All is fair in love and war especially when you're able to not only save someone's life but fall head over heels for one another.This steamy and suspenseful romance is sure to capture the hearts of many readers who enjoy a jolt of fresh air , a bolt of lighting, and a intrigue of mystery.What I enjoyed is the notion that broken crayons still color and these two are proof that even after failed relationships they came together as 'one.'My connections to this one were immense and I spoke with the author prior to completion of this review. First I want to thank Penguin Random House for this ARC giveaway on Facebook.Secondly, there were so many quotes that captured the 'fight or flight' response that I tried to right many of them done. My ex husband was left behind after 11 yr marriage in similar fashion for similar reasons as I feared for my life and that of my three kids. Sadly the courts force visitation and parental rights even with domestic violence and violations with arrests of protection from abuse orders and non payments of support coupled with non appearances at court. My ex shared the same name and character traits so it was not hard to imagine this plot as I lived it and still do. Those who have experience with malignant narcissists and narcissism, NPD, or have dealt with toxicity and similar personality trait disorders will relate to these lines.So here were my favorites: "David wasn't going to stop." "Because David didn't have to stop." "What David wanted, David got.""Her wishes and feelings were utterly unimportant to him." "He had picked her because she was a good story he got to tell she got to play Cinderella games, sure, but he was the benevolent Prince Charming.""David really liked playing Prince Charming. And when playing roles no longer worked to keep her in line? He'd showed her what was behind the Mask. Threats. Contempt. Maybe even outright loathing.""If she died, David would tell her story however he liked and no one would know any different.""David had mocked her , of course, though she'd convinced herself it was good natured teasing at the time. Sure it was.""The charming man she'd fallen in love with had never existed." "David could pull out the smiles and the manners when he liked. But it only lasted as long as he got his way.""Country folks weren't society folks and Mckenna's were a whole different level skill.""My husband is trying to kill me.""David had taken her to exotic places or at least they had been exotic to a girl from middle of nowhere, who'd gone nowhere and seen nothing. New York City. Paris. A yacht on the Caribbean." Just a personal note: We married on Cayman Islands and yes money was no object. He wined and dined and 'he' lived the good life. A whirl wind romance is often important to note here."I've always heard tell that the camera adds ten pounds but in David's case, it adds a soul.""I left David. I understand that your used to getting your way. But not this time.""Ten years of a controlling husband monitoring every twitch of eyelid and every chip in my nail polish.""I always assumed trophy wives knew better than anyone else what made them a trophy."Another side note: When my ex first asked me how's it feel to be used? I dam near fell down!! He explained it to me this way: I was his kept woman, his business partner, never his wife. Sex was a mechanical act whereas it's love to others for him it meant nothing as he'd noted he could have sex with an animal and sadly it was never pleasurable but forceful and unwanted while in sound sleep. "Twenty four seven, three hundred and sixty five days of the year, you need to be available. In every possible way. There are no shifts, no vacations, and certainly no sick days." - Believe That!David Lanier had multiple affairs with maids in her bed. As another note: They require constant attention these narcs, need adulation, praise, admiration and will require you to lose a sense of self in order to please them. They are insatiable and never fulfilled. Always seeking outside the relationship with multiple partners, affairs, and yes even procreating children all while out of the watchful eye of the other spouse. "She'd been fully aware he wasn't much of a man well before the fifth year mark."In the end he wanted power and control over her life. He wanted her as a 'baby maker' or as my ex told me "I'd be good for making babies" and later denied this commentary.He was in it to look good to the outside world and appear to be likeable, credible, and believable, but in time the truth always comes out.You can run as they say but you cannot hide and eventually you must pay for your crimes.God bless and please get a copy of this amazing book!PS. To all survivors of abuse know this "You are warriors" "Stay true to self, love self, priotize self needs and let the chips fall where they may as you're not responsible for anyone's actions but your own."
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  • Maria Rose
    January 1, 1970
    Sniper’s Pride by Megan Crane is the second story in the author’s exciting Alaska Force romantic suspense series, about ex-military operatives who use their skills to solve deadly problems – and end up finding women willing to be their partners when the dust settles.Mariah McKenna is sure that her soon to be ex-husband is trying to kill her. After ending up in the hospital twice recently with anaphylactic shock from an unknown food source, she’s desperate for help. Contacting the Alaska Force, a Sniper’s Pride by Megan Crane is the second story in the author’s exciting Alaska Force romantic suspense series, about ex-military operatives who use their skills to solve deadly problems – and end up finding women willing to be their partners when the dust settles.Mariah McKenna is sure that her soon to be ex-husband is trying to kill her. After ending up in the hospital twice recently with anaphylactic shock from an unknown food source, she’s desperate for help. Contacting the Alaska Force, a shadowy group she’d heard about from an internet source, she sends them a succinct message, and their response is just as brief – get to Grizzly Harbor, Alaska and they’d take it from there.Griffin Cisneros likes his quiet, relatively solitary life. He’s an ex-marine sniper who uses his skills to keep his Alaska Force team whole and successful in their missions. When Mariah shows up, it’s his turn to be lead on the mission, but it doesn’t mean he has to like her. She reminds him superficially of his ex-girlfriend who had ditched him after his last tour of duty (conveniently before the wedding invitations had been mailed out), with her big blond hair, and sweet Southern voice. Mariah has a backbone of steel and a will to survive as evidenced by her willingness to seek out Griffin and his team. His job may be to keep her safe – but will the risk to his heart be too great?For more of this review please visit Harlequin Junkie: https://harlequinjunkie.com/review-sn...A copy of this story was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for review.
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  • Michelle McFarland
    January 1, 1970
    I want to start with that I really enjoyed this book I have never read Megan Crane book intel now and I have to say I will definitely be reading many more to come. I absolutely loved how I was hooked from the very beginning. This steamy but suspenseful romance is a must read I really loved the characters and fell in love with Mariah and Griffin.
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  • Barb Lie
    January 1, 1970
    Sniper’s Pride by Megan Crane is the 2nd book in her Alaska Force series. We meet our heroine, Mariah McKenna immediately, as she just gets out of the hospital, knowing that her husband is trying to kill her. Mariah wants a divorce, but her husband, who is wealthy and has aspirations to become politically involved, wants nothing to do with a divorce; she knows he wants her dead.Mariah decides the best thing for her is to leave town, let her lawyer fight for the divorce. She writes to a firm that Sniper’s Pride by Megan Crane is the 2nd book in her Alaska Force series. We meet our heroine, Mariah McKenna immediately, as she just gets out of the hospital, knowing that her husband is trying to kill her. Mariah wants a divorce, but her husband, who is wealthy and has aspirations to become politically involved, wants nothing to do with a divorce; she knows he wants her dead.Mariah decides the best thing for her is to leave town, let her lawyer fight for the divorce. She writes to a firm that helps people in trouble, and when she gets a response to go to Grizzly Harbor, Alaska to meet with the Alaska Force group Mariah leaves for Alaska.Griffin Cisneros, our hero, is one of the operatives from Alaska Force, and he has been assigned to meet Mariah. When Griffin sees the beautiful Mariah get off the boat, he becomes determined to sent her back home; since he thinks she is a rich wealthy princess, who wants to be pampered.Of course, Mariah is nothing like that, even if she is ultra-friendly to everyone, underneath it all, she is very scared for her life. Griffin treats her coldly, and finds Mariah annoying, as she does things on her own to walk around the town and meet residents. After a bit, Mariah’s independence and friendly attitude creates problems for Griffin, who is fighting off his attraction to her. Griffin thinks himself as a machine to do the job he is good at, and not meant for a woman. Just when Griffin convinces his leaders that Mariah is probably imagining the threats on her life, things change that will bring Griffin and the Alaska Force team working together to help Mariah against the threats coming against her. Griffin realizes the error of his ways, and becomes deeply involved in saving Mariah, especially when due to his lack of attention, she is now in danger.What follows is an exciting, intense suspenseful story, with intrigue and a romance that was a slow burn, but in the end, they did make a great couple. There were a few surprises, as we race to the exciting edge of your seat climax, and the discovery of who was really behind the attempts on Mariah’s life. I loved watching the members of the Alaska Force step up and together battle the bad guys. A talented group that I look forward to see more of in future books. I really liked seeing Everly befriend Mariah, and help her, as well as to find a way to make Griffin open his eyes to his true but hidden feelings for Mariah.Sniper’s Pride was a wonderful romance suspense story that was written very well by Megan Crane and had a bit of everything. I look forward to the next book and suggest you give this series a try.BarbThe Reading Cafe
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  • Stacey
    January 1, 1970
    Sniper's Pride is the second book in the Alaska Force series about a group of special operatives that live out in the Alaskan wilderness. This can be read as a standalone.Mariah believes her husband is trying to kill her, so she reaches out to Alaska Force. Griffin Cisneros is the one chosen to speak with her and determine if her fears are valid. Griffin is reluctant to take the case, but when it becomes clear trouble has followed her to Alaska, he vows to do whatever he needs to in order to kee Sniper's Pride is the second book in the Alaska Force series about a group of special operatives that live out in the Alaskan wilderness. This can be read as a standalone.Mariah believes her husband is trying to kill her, so she reaches out to Alaska Force. Griffin Cisneros is the one chosen to speak with her and determine if her fears are valid. Griffin is reluctant to take the case, but when it becomes clear trouble has followed her to Alaska, he vows to do whatever he needs to in order to keep her safe.There's a great blend of suspense and romance; neither overshadows the other. Mariah is a strong character, determined to make the best of a bad situation. Griffin, having been hurt in the past, is reluctant to get into another relationship and puts up a good fight against his feelings. There's a twist to the story, which I enjoyed. I honestly didn't see it coming and thought it was a great addition to the story.Fans of romantic suspense are in for treat with this book.**A copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review**
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  •  Reading In Pajamas
    January 1, 1970
    ✦Review & Giveaway: SNIPER’S PRIDE (An Alaska Force Novel) by Megan Crane https://wp.me/p3d0RZ-b7A►Enter Giveaway (Paperback) ➢ http://bit.ly/2HwgETT Publication Date: May 7, 2019Genre: Romantic SuspenseReviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ DonnaRated 5 Stars This book took a hold of me right away and never let go. I related to Mariah and rode this crazy journey with her, rooting her on and understanding her attraction to Griffin. He was all that my imaginary heroes are. Handsome, strong and capa ✦Review & Giveaway: SNIPER’S PRIDE (An Alaska Force Novel) by Megan Crane https://wp.me/p3d0RZ-b7A►Enter Giveaway (Paperback) ➢ http://bit.ly/2HwgETT Publication Date: May 7, 2019Genre: Romantic SuspenseReviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ DonnaRated 5 Stars This book took a hold of me right away and never let go. I related to Mariah and rode this crazy journey with her, rooting her on and understanding her attraction to Griffin. He was all that my imaginary heroes are. Handsome, strong and capable – yet holding himself back because of a tortured soul. I’m glad the author didn’t overly accentuate their inner struggles yet wrote them in a way that I could believe and feel the emotional pull when it all comes together.As my readers know, I love a good group dynamic and the camaraderie that makes me wish I was a part of it all. This installment came closer to that, and hope future books delve deeper. I like caring about the heroes to come. I also enjoyed that the bad-guy and motive kept me guessing until the end. It was a fun read and I can’t wait to visit the Alaskan Force again!*Review copy provided by Penguin in exchange for an honest review. ~*~*~*~Kindle https://amzn.to/2TsNIRd ✦SEAL'S HONOR (An Alaska Force Novel, Book 1) by Megan CraneReview 4 Stars https://wp.me/p3d0RZ-aWB | Kindle https://amzn.to/2Em1tOv
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  • Chelse
    January 1, 1970
    This is a great romantic suspense. It's exciting and held my interest throughout the whole story. I'm glad I found this author and I can't wait to read more from her.
  • Samantha Brody
    January 1, 1970
    Oh this was such a great romantic suspense! I am a sucker for “stone cold man meets woman who melts his heart” & this 100% delivered. Mariah and Griffin were delightful and even though I called the villain twist about ten pages in, it was still suitably terrifying during the reveal (Though TW: attempted sexual assault & rape threats). Still not sold on living in Alaska, sorry, but am definitely eager for the rest of the books in this series & visiting via reading.
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  • Once Upon
    January 1, 1970
    Mariah is afraid that someone is trying to kill her just last month she somehow ate seafood which she is deathly allergic to. Well she is in the hospital again and they barely saved her this time, she decides to get help in the form of the Alaska Force because she is afraid her husband is trying to kill her. Griffin who is part of the Alaska Force is in charge of seeing if Mariah really has a person wanting her dead or some princess fantasy. Griffin takes one look at her and decides she is just Mariah is afraid that someone is trying to kill her just last month she somehow ate seafood which she is deathly allergic to. Well she is in the hospital again and they barely saved her this time, she decides to get help in the form of the Alaska Force because she is afraid her husband is trying to kill her. Griffin who is part of the Alaska Force is in charge of seeing if Mariah really has a person wanting her dead or some princess fantasy. Griffin takes one look at her and decides she is just looking for attention but he doesn’t plan on giving her any but the minute his back is turned she is gone. Griffin is one tough guy and Mariah getting through some of the outer shell is really entertaining and the rest of the characters are entertaining also. - Reviewed by Linda
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  • Lisa Becker
    January 1, 1970
    A great book with lots of intrigue and a bit of romance. We have our hero is a bit stuck on the way he sees his life. He is convinced that he is a machine and that is why he ex-fiancée married his best friend. Our leading lady is in fear for her life. She as had two bad reactions to a known allergy that she has steered clear from for years in two weeks. She knows she will not survive a third attempt so she reaches out to an unknown group to help protect her from her high society husband. Needles A great book with lots of intrigue and a bit of romance. We have our hero is a bit stuck on the way he sees his life. He is convinced that he is a machine and that is why he ex-fiancée married his best friend. Our leading lady is in fear for her life. She as had two bad reactions to a known allergy that she has steered clear from for years in two weeks. She knows she will not survive a third attempt so she reaches out to an unknown group to help protect her from her high society husband. Needless to say sparks fly and she make our hero question things and I was grateful to be along for the ride.
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  • Linda Rea
    January 1, 1970
    Mariah is afraid that someone is trying to kill her just last month she somehow ate seafood which she is deathly allergic to. Well she is in the hospital again and they barely saved her this time, she decides to get help in the form of the Alaska Force because she is afraid her husband is trying to kill her. Griffin who is part of the Alaska Force is in charge of seeing if Mariah really has a person wanting her dead or some princess fantasy. Griffin takes one look at her and decides she is just Mariah is afraid that someone is trying to kill her just last month she somehow ate seafood which she is deathly allergic to. Well she is in the hospital again and they barely saved her this time, she decides to get help in the form of the Alaska Force because she is afraid her husband is trying to kill her. Griffin who is part of the Alaska Force is in charge of seeing if Mariah really has a person wanting her dead or some princess fantasy. Griffin takes one look at her and decides she is just looking for attention but he doesn’t plan on giving her any but the minute his back is turned she is gone. Griffin is one tough guy and Mariah getting through some of the outer shell is really entertaining and the rest of the characters are entertaining also. Reviewed on behalf of Once upon an Alpha
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  • Eileen
    January 1, 1970
    Oh WOW!!! I thoroughly loved, loved, loved, Mariah and Griffin’s amazing love story in Sniper’s Pride by Megan Crane, book two in her Alaska Force series. We are introduced to Mariah McKenna on page one as she is getting out of the hospital with a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction she knows she didn’t cause. She realizes her cheating, vindictive husband would rather have a dead wife than a divorce. Afraid that he will succeed in killing her next time, Mariah flees town to travel to Grizzly Oh WOW!!! I thoroughly loved, loved, loved, Mariah and Griffin’s amazing love story in Sniper’s Pride by Megan Crane, book two in her Alaska Force series. We are introduced to Mariah McKenna on page one as she is getting out of the hospital with a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction she knows she didn’t cause. She realizes her cheating, vindictive husband would rather have a dead wife than a divorce. Afraid that he will succeed in killing her next time, Mariah flees town to travel to Grizzly Harbor to hire one of the Alaska Force special operatives to help her survive long enough to be able to enjoy life. When Griffin Cisneros sees Mariah, who he is assigned to meet, he believes she’s a rich and wealthy princess who only wants to be pampered. He is determined to send her home not believing she needs their help. Mariah is truly not what he thought or expected. After growing up dirt poor, she’s friendly to everyone and determined to hide how scared she really is. Griffin’s biggest issue, despite denying it, is his attraction to Mariah, and not just because she looks similar to his ex-fiancé. Griffin thinks he’s a machine, able to do the job he knows he’s good at and not worthy of the love a woman. After a night of hot sex melts the frozen Griffin he believes he has lost control of his life. Griffin is forced to leave his watch on Mariah and help with another case and its unexpected threat. It is at this point the suspense and surprise occurs, with Mariah’s life not just being in danger, but is on the line. The Alaska Force team, including Griffin, moves into action, locate Mariah, and save her from a very dangerous situation. It was amazing watching the Alaska Force in action as they battled and rounded up the bad guys in order to save Mariah. All of them are surprised by the person truly responsible for the threats on Mariah’s life. Mariah’s second return to Grizzly Harbor is truly not to force her attention on Griffin. Instead, it gives Griffin the opportunity to open his eyes and truly see his feelings for Mariah and his need to keep her safe and in his life.Ms. Crane wrote an intense, emotional and exciting romantic suspense filled with sexual chemistry, wonderful dialogue, and endearing characters that is not to be missed. This story grabbed me and did not let go until I reached the end. I highly recommend Sniper’s Pride and I’m looking forward to the next book in the series!I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
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  • Book of Secrets
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 Stars → SNIPER'S PRIDE is the second installment in the Alaska Force series, based around a group of former military men who are now special operatives helping people in need. I love books (especially romances) that are set in Alaska, so I knew I had to grab this one.Mariah is going through a very bitter divorce, and after a couple of attempts on her life, she heads to Grizzly Harbor, Alaska, and hires Alaska Force for protection and to figure out who's out to get her. Mariah was a tough, co 3.5 Stars → SNIPER'S PRIDE is the second installment in the Alaska Force series, based around a group of former military men who are now special operatives helping people in need. I love books (especially romances) that are set in Alaska, so I knew I had to grab this one.Mariah is going through a very bitter divorce, and after a couple of attempts on her life, she heads to Grizzly Harbor, Alaska, and hires Alaska Force for protection and to figure out who's out to get her. Mariah was a tough, courageous woman doing what it took to survive. She's specifically assigned to Griffin, a former Marine sniper who sees himself more of a machine than man, hurt in the past and hardened by his military career.I particularly enjoyed the mystery/suspense side of this book. Mariah's predicament was so scary, and there were plenty of exciting and nail-biting moments. On the other hand, the romance between Mariah and Griffin was so-so. It took a long time to feel any chemistry between them, and Griffin's stubborn dislike of her and thinking he's not capable of a relationship with anyone was trying.Overall, I liked my introduction to Alaska Force, and I was rooting for Mariah the whole way. I would love to take a peek at the rugged, chilly island that Grizzly Harbor sits on, somewhere on Alaska's southern coast. Next up is SERGEANT'S CHRISTMAS SIEGE set to release in the fall, and I will definitely be picking that one up!Disclosure: I received a copy of this book through Penguin's First to Read Program in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Kelsie
    January 1, 1970
    SNIPER’S Pride Megan CraneA secret militia, a sexy ex-Marine and a damsel in distress: once again the perfect recipe for a book. Sniper’s Pride is book two in the Alaska Force romantic suspense series by Megan Crane, and it blends the ingredients well. Mariah McKenna, our latest damsel, has fled her home because she thinks her husband is trying to kill her. Griffin Cisneros, Alaska Force member and former Marine, has been betrayed in the past and vows to remain a machine and leave emotions to th SNIPER’S Pride Megan CraneA secret militia, a sexy ex-Marine and a damsel in distress: once again the perfect recipe for a book. Sniper’s Pride is book two in the Alaska Force romantic suspense series by Megan Crane, and it blends the ingredients well. Mariah McKenna, our latest damsel, has fled her home because she thinks her husband is trying to kill her. Griffin Cisneros, Alaska Force member and former Marine, has been betrayed in the past and vows to remain a machine and leave emotions to the weak. Griffin dislikes Mariah at first sight, which makes being assigned to her case a bit of a challenge. Griffin and Mariah will both have to adapt to their situation if Griffin is to become her avenging angel. We are given more backstory on the militia in this second book of the series, and our romantic couple, Mariah and Griffin, are fleshed out well. The background scenery is used to affect the actions of the characters and is important to the plot development, which is well-executed and gives a few surprises. I enjoyed Sniper’s Pride and will continue to read the rest of the series. I rate this a 4 out of 5 star read. I was chosen to read an advance copy of this book as part of Penguin's First to Read program. However, the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone.
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  • Sandy Reilly
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed Seal's Honor by Megan Crane, so I was excited that NetGalley gave me access to her latest, Sniper's Pride. The chemistry Crane lights up on the pages and the suspenseful plot lines will keep readers hooked. Mariah is the quintessential heroine -- strong yet vulnerable, admirable yet imperfect. She was easy to get to know and was very likable. Griffin is tough, strong, (mostly) unflappable, stoic, and every bit the hero. I loved when he finally let his walls down and let himself I really enjoyed Seal's Honor by Megan Crane, so I was excited that NetGalley gave me access to her latest, Sniper's Pride. The chemistry Crane lights up on the pages and the suspenseful plot lines will keep readers hooked. Mariah is the quintessential heroine -- strong yet vulnerable, admirable yet imperfect. She was easy to get to know and was very likable. Griffin is tough, strong, (mostly) unflappable, stoic, and every bit the hero. I loved when he finally let his walls down and let himself care for Mariah in the way both of them knew they were destined to. And the ending was beautiful. My only issue: I really didn't like how Griffin treated Mariah when they first met. I get that he was guarding himself and didn't trust her, but she went from fleeing an abusive husband to dealing with Griffin being a total jerk at times. I was beyond thankful when he finally pulled his head out of his tuckus! (view spoiler)[Oh, and the sniper scene near the end -- deep sigh! (hide spoiler)] Thank you, Megan Crane, for another great read.
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  • Angie
    January 1, 1970
    My Review: I received a complimentary copy of this book via the Penguin First to Read program. The following is my honest opinion. I was intrigued by this book and requested it without having read the first book (which I did read prior to starting this one). I like the combination of military men, small town in Alaska and the thriller element. I really loved Mariah in this one, she has a stubborn streak a mile wide and I can really appreciate that. I was not as much a fan of Griffin, he had a lo My Review: I received a complimentary copy of this book via the Penguin First to Read program. The following is my honest opinion. I was intrigued by this book and requested it without having read the first book (which I did read prior to starting this one). I like the combination of military men, small town in Alaska and the thriller element. I really loved Mariah in this one, she has a stubborn streak a mile wide and I can really appreciate that. I was not as much a fan of Griffin, he had a lot going on internally that while it was very believable, I just didn't jive with him. I was also a little disappointed that I had most of the mysteries figured out well in advance of the ah ha moment in the book. With that said, I did enjoy the story and the way the characters developed and interacted. I am still curious about some of the other members of Alaska Force and will be on the look out for future books.
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  • Toni
    January 1, 1970
    Megan Crane writes the best first lines...they are lyrical and intriguing and I know as soon as I start reading it is going to be good. In the latest Alaska Force novel, Sniper’s Pride, Crane found the perfect balance between romance and suspense. This is definitely a slow build of both, but it gives the reader time to get to know the characters a little better. Mariah is my favorite blend of heroine who can take care of herself, but knows when she needs to ask for help. Griffin is just fun to w Megan Crane writes the best first lines...they are lyrical and intriguing and I know as soon as I start reading it is going to be good. In the latest Alaska Force novel, Sniper’s Pride, Crane found the perfect balance between romance and suspense. This is definitely a slow build of both, but it gives the reader time to get to know the characters a little better. Mariah is my favorite blend of heroine who can take care of herself, but knows when she needs to ask for help. Griffin is just fun to watch fall apart as Mariah comes into her own. Crane writes the best book boyfriends. I have dibs on Jonah, Rory, Isaac, Templeton…I can’t decide so Crane is just going to have to keep writing until I am able to pick my favorite. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this novel.
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  • Carlie
    January 1, 1970
    I liked this book, but not quite as much as the first Alaska Force title. Mariah was easily my favorite character. She was strong and independent and chose to look on the bright side even when dealing with attempted murder. Griffin’s insistence that he was too dangerous for civilian life and not capable of love was a bit much after a while. It seemed like his relationship with Mariah wasn’t based on much more than mutual attraction, and I would’ve liked to see a bit more development there. The m I liked this book, but not quite as much as the first Alaska Force title. Mariah was easily my favorite character. She was strong and independent and chose to look on the bright side even when dealing with attempted murder. Griffin’s insistence that he was too dangerous for civilian life and not capable of love was a bit much after a while. It seemed like his relationship with Mariah wasn’t based on much more than mutual attraction, and I would’ve liked to see a bit more development there. The mystery aspect of the book was interesting, and the twist towards the end was surprising. Overall Sniper’s Pride is a pretty good read for anyone interested in the romantic suspense genre. Thanks to First to Read for the advance copy.
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  • Jenn (YeahOrNeighReviews)
    January 1, 1970
    A great suspense that will have you losing track of time! Mariah McKenna is probably one of my favorite leading female characters in a book this year. I enjoyed her strength, while being able to show a slight vulnerable side - it only made her more human to me.Griffin Cisneros is definitely the tough guy that wants more action out of his job, but what he doesn't expect is to fall for the one he fought against protecting. Definitely the ideal book boyfriend that every reader dreams about, the boo A great suspense that will have you losing track of time! Mariah McKenna is probably one of my favorite leading female characters in a book this year. I enjoyed her strength, while being able to show a slight vulnerable side - it only made her more human to me.Griffin Cisneros is definitely the tough guy that wants more action out of his job, but what he doesn't expect is to fall for the one he fought against protecting. Definitely the ideal book boyfriend that every reader dreams about, the book is worth it just for these two characters.The action and suspense are incredibly intense and well-written. I'm getting the first book right away and can't wait for the next one in the series to release. Highly enjoyed this fast-paced suspenseful romance and will be adding it to my collection!
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  • Ivy
    January 1, 1970
    This is the second installment of Alaska Force, in Sniper’s Pride, our hero Griffin is another veteran and member of the Alaska Force squad who has convinced himself he is incapable of love. Until Mariah rushes into the harbor convinced her soon-to-be ex-husband is trying to kill her. I enjoyed this book just as I enjoyed the first. However, the series seems to be formulaic: hero is too damaged for civilian life and therefore cannot love, frantic woman comes in search of rescue, eventually ‘gett This is the second installment of Alaska Force, in Sniper’s Pride, our hero Griffin is another veteran and member of the Alaska Force squad who has convinced himself he is incapable of love. Until Mariah rushes into the harbor convinced her soon-to-be ex-husband is trying to kill her. I enjoyed this book just as I enjoyed the first. However, the series seems to be formulaic: hero is too damaged for civilian life and therefore cannot love, frantic woman comes in search of rescue, eventually ‘getting under skin’ of hero, danger befalls client, is saved and hero realizes he can love after all.
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  • Alicia
    January 1, 1970
    I remember reading a preview for this and immediately being drawn into the story. And once I was finally able to get my hands on this ARC it did not disappoint. Ugh...I even feel like I read it too fast, as I tried to devour every word. I really enjoyed this Mariah's strength, she was definitely not a damsel in distress, handling all that the Alaska Force threw at her especially the hero, Griffin. Ugh... there were even times that when she was pouring her heart out to him that left me with tear I remember reading a preview for this and immediately being drawn into the story. And once I was finally able to get my hands on this ARC it did not disappoint. Ugh...I even feel like I read it too fast, as I tried to devour every word. I really enjoyed this Mariah's strength, she was definitely not a damsel in distress, handling all that the Alaska Force threw at her especially the hero, Griffin. Ugh... there were even times that when she was pouring her heart out to him that left me with tears in my eyes. Looking forward to the next book in the series.ARC provided by First to Read
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  • Diane
    January 1, 1970
    Alaska ForceThe second book in the Alaska Force and it was hard to get through; I loved the first book but this one just wasn’t there for me. Still looking forward to the next one will give it a chance.
  • Linda Davis
    January 1, 1970
    Easy reading romance
  • Samantha
    January 1, 1970
    Review to come.
  • Diane
    January 1, 1970
    *4.5 stars*
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