Book Spotlight: Closer (The Unit # 1)

Today, I wanted to share with you a romantic suspense series I’ve discovered by Sarah Greyson.  Closer is the first installment in this new series and was just released in June.  Although I haven’t read this one yet, I’ve definitely added it to my list of future reads.

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Closer (The Unit # 1)  by Sarah Greyson

Publication Date: June 2014

Genre: Romantic Suspense, Adult Fiction

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The terrorists want her alive. The CIA wants her dead, and Michael just wants to love her. 

Emma, an ingenious female engineer, finds a protector in an unlikely source.

Michael is a warrior, a Green Beret, fresh out of the military. He suffers from PTSD and recurrent nightmares of his five tours in Afghanistan. Something in him fundamentally changes when he meets Emma. 

Emma has top-secret clearance for her work on a governmental prototype to help fight the war on terror. She has spent her entire life pursuing her career and developing her brain child labeled Project Hummingbird. She lives in her intellectually driven mind…that is, until Michael begins to awaken something deep inside her: something that she didn’t even know existed.

Michael needs to prove to Emma that he is not who she thinks he is. He must work to win her trust and her heart. Will he be able to persuade her to trust him? Will he be able to save her from the dangers that await her? Will he win her heart?

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“Are you going to kill him, Michael?” Emma questioned him meeting his eyes for the first time since they pulled into the warehouse.

“No, Emma. I am not going to kill him. But I can guarantee you I am going to make sure he wishes he were dead,” he snarled, psyching himself up for what had to be done.

Emma flinched. This side of Michael scared her. Although she had only known Michael a short time, she trusted her gut. And her gut said Michael would never hurt her, but she would have to give some thought to being with someone who wouldn’t think twice about hurting someone else, even if he was the bad guy. Would she do the same thing if she were in Michael’s shoes?  If her mom or dad or even Michael were the one to be taken, would she not do everything in her power to get them back?  Would she not hurt people to get information to save the ones she loved? She thought about that for a second. As if a light bulb lit up, she realized she truly loved Michael. She knew that hurting the dirty man would be Michael’s last resort. He wouldn’t just start torturing him, would he?  She really didn’t know Michael and yet she had fallen for him. The realization had taken her aback. It was too soon. Her head worked to convince her heart that it was just the adrenaline and danger of the situation that had hyped up these feelings she’d never felt before. What would she do if something happened to Michael? The mere thought made tears stream down her cheeks. So she sat in the back of the van with the realization of her love for Michael at the forefront of her mind. She cried for what Michael had to do. She cried for who Michael had to be. She cried for what the bad man was going to endure to keep his secrets.

She knew in her heart that Michael didn’t like hurting people and that it probably caused him a great deal of guilt. Michael was very caring when it came to her well-being. He couldn’t be that caring and be a monster at the same time. No, the things Michael had to do and did do weighed heavily upon him. She noticed his guilt in the lines around his eyes. She noticed his guilt buried in the depth of his soul when he looked at her. She made up her mind. From now on, she would be a rock Michael could lean on when the guilt of the things he had seen and done were too much for him to endure. She loved him.

In her mind, a rational voice spoke up again, “What if he doesn’t want you there for him?” She cried some more.

Where to Purchase Closer

Amazon: Closer (The Unit) (Volume 1) | Barnes & Noble

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Sarah lives in Virginia with her husband, two children, and four spoiled animals. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with a concentration in Professional Writing and her Master’s Degree in Education.

When she is not writing or spending time with her family, she loves reading sizzling romantic suspense novels that make her blush. She loves a glass of pinot grigio, back-yard barbecues with friends and family, and helping her kids with their homework (in that order).

Her interests span all genres: from Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury to Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen to Slave by Shari Hayes to The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama XIV. Sarah’s favorite genres are contemporary romantic suspense and erotic suspense; the types of novels she crafts. While the concepts are familiar and comfortable, she brings her own unique story and personality to everything she writes. She loves the feeling of crafting a spicy, action-packed novel. Writing is her passion. She wants to leave her readers breathless after experiencing the intense ride that is her novel.

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