Camouflaged (Hiding From Love Novella #0.5)
Gabe Thompson enlisted to help out his buddy, but three years later he's 100% US military bad boy, serving in the desert of Afghanistan where the days are hot, but the nights are hotter.
Alexis Garcia is out to save the world. The University of Texas freshman has come to Afghanistan to do aid work with the United Nations. She's all about the peace, and she has no use for the camp's biggest, baddest, gun toting player.
But, sometimes camouflage is more than a color, and people aren't what they seem. When conflict develops not only between Gabe and Alexis, but also all around them, they're forced to look deeper, and what they find will rock their worlds and change their hearts forever.
Camouflaged is the prequel novella to Top 100 bestselling Military Romance, Hidden.
5 of 5 Camouflaged
Holy HOTNESS is all I can say about this novella. Man I love a man in uniform anyways. There is something hot about a man willing to lay down his life for his country that makes a girl go weak in the knees. Plus the way Selena tells this story has me wanting more and when I found out book one in this series is out I had to buy it so now I just need to get some time and read it because I need me some more romance stories in my life.
In this story we get to meet Gabe who is a soldier in Afghanistan. Fighting for his country and doing everything the army asks Gabe is comfortable with his life. He is a player and makes it clear to the women he meets that it is nothing more than a tag and bag and nothing else. No feelings no emotions nothing more than a romp in the bed. As Gabe goes through girl after girl he meets Natalya and he feels something more for her but not love just a deep friendship and wants to help her out. So he does help her and have sex with her but soon has to tell her he will not be sleeping with her anymore because he does not have feelings for her and he knows she has feelings for him. SO he puts the brakes on and moves on until he meets Alexis.
Lord Alexis is a breath of fresh air for him but she is no joke because she does not break down to Gabe's whims and his charm. As a matter of fact she checks him at the door and I loved that part of her because she knows what she wants and she knows she is worth more than a one night stand or a notch on anyone's bed post. Will Gabe win over Alexis heart and have a true and meaning relationship? Or will Gabe be left with a broken heart for the first time........
Books From The Author:
Hidden (Hiding From Love #1) | available now
Camouflaged (Hiding From Love prequel novella) | October 2013
Concealed (Hiding From Love #2) | January 2014
Buried (Hiding From Love #3) | April 2014
Love Lies and British Spies | available nowThe Author
Selena Laurence lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and spends a hell of a lot of time at soccer games, on her laptop, and reading. She requires a Mocha Latte every day to function, keeps a goldendoodle at her feet most of the time, and has more kids than she knows what to do with. Her husband, Mr. Laurence, spends as much time as he can at the office and the gym in order to avoid the kids, the dog, the laptop and the reading, but he always shows up for the soccer games, and he makes a mean Mocha Latte.
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5 STARS: “absolutely amazing. Definitely another book that is going on my perfect romance shelf.” – Heather, Not Everyone’s Mama Book Reviews
4 STARS: “Selena does a fantastic job building the characters and the story line so that you’re sucked in from page one.” – Michele, Goodreads
5 STARS: “well written beautiful storyline and characters” – Caryn, Goodreads
5 STARS: “This is a perfect love story” – Mary, Goodreads
4 STARS: “Selena Laurence grabs you from the first paragraph and pulls you into Gabe and Alexis' story which keeps you interested until the very end.” – Mary, Goodreads
I slowly looked down, meeting up with a tight t-shirt stretched across full breasts and a tiny waist that was followed by low-riding cargo pants which fell from narrow hips down long legs. The top of her head barely reached my chin, so I put her at about five foot four. Her crazy mess of hair was half hanging alongside her face in loose waves and I thought it would feel really good if I dug my hands into it while I yanked her in for a hard, hot kiss on those lips slick with some kind of girly lip crap.
“Sorry,” she said, looking at me like I was the enemy. Her voice was low and rough, like a great torch singer. I wondered if she was musical, because looking at her made my head spin like there was a song ricocheting around in it. I grinned at her a little to see what her reaction would be.
“No problem, babe. Can I do something for you . . . or even to you, if you’d prefer?” She scowled more and her eyes narrowed. “My name’s Alexis, not ‘babe,’ and I really doubt there’s anything you could do that I’d be interested in,” she snapped.
I focused on those gorgeous lips. “I think you’re all bark and no bite, and that you’re trying to chase me away with your bad attitude because you’re afraid of me. I bet you like to be in control of everything all the time, don’t you?”
She swallowed and I felt everything below my belt tighten to the point of pain. I dug my hand into the hunk of hair at the back of her head and gently pulled her toward me. She didn’t resist as my heart rate picked up and her breaths came in little pants.
“You’re afraid you won’t be able to control a guy like me, aren’t you? And you know what? You’re right. You wouldn’t be able to control me. But I’d take you on the ride of your life, and you’d thank me for it afterwards.” I leaned in ever so slowly, my lips hovering over hers as her eyes fluttered shut. I could feel the heat from her face, and her chest grazed mine, setting off sparks all up and down my spine. Her hair was like strands of silk, and I gripped the back of her head tighter, pulling her that infinitesimal bit closer. She had a quick intake of breath and I felt my chest clutch.
Her lips parted, and for a minute, I thought she was going to kiss me. I felt my breath hitch with the anticipation, and my hands automatically went to her hips. I looked down at her, trying to decipher what was going through her mind.
“Don’t do that to yourself,” she said fiercely as she rubbed her thumb across my lips. “Don’t make what he did your sin. You’re smart and healthy and young. You can be anyone you want. You could have been fathered by the devil himself and it wouldn’t matter. Be you, but be the best you, not some bad rendition of him.”
She licked her lips, and we froze for a moment that seemed to carry on for hours. Finally, she stepped back, taking her hand off my face, and it was like I’d surfaced from being underwater. The sounds around me rushed back in as if I’d been deaf and could now hear. The tightness of the space was overwhelming and I felt my heart pull inside my chest until it physically ached. I swallowed, trying to overcome the sensation, but it lodged there like a burning lump of coal.
I unconsciously put my fist up to my chest, wondering how I was supposed to do anything with that pain there.