RELEASE BLITZ: FREE ~ A Black Ops Romance                                   by Riley Edwards


From bestselling author Riley Edward, comes another heart-stopping last chance military romance.

After the love of Lily’s life and best friend dies in combat, she struggles to move on – until Carter Lenox enters her life. Carter has a secret, one that will destroy Lily. But when a terrorist hell bent on revenge tries to kill Lily, Lenox has no choice but to claim the one woman he should never have.

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Genre: Badass military romance

Heat level: Smokin’

Over 18! Bad boy alpha military men use foul language and enjoy dirty talk.

He was my first love…
I wanted him to follow his dreams. I wanted him to escape the life he hated. I thought I was doing the right thing by not telling him how I truly felt. Until it was too late, and my silence turned into my biggest regret.
Twelve years ago, Shane Owings died, taking my heart with him. I was left devastated and broken hearted. Time didn’t heal, as the years went on I only missed him more.

She was my best friend… the only woman I ever loved.
When I ran off to join the Army, I left behind everything I had ever loved. I thought I was doing the right thing, but my good intentions quickly turned into my biggest regret.
Every year on the anniversary of Shane’s death I watched as Lillian Nelson visited Shane’s grave and spilled her secrets to a dead man. Each year I hoped she wouldn’t be back, that her heart would finally heal and she would move on. But year after year she was back. So many times I wanted to reach out and comfort the beautiful woman, but I knew she would never forgive me. It was my fault Shane was dead.

Until… A terrorist shows up looking for revenge.
I had to come out of the shadows and protect the one woman I had no business falling in love with.

Free is a steamy last chance at love military romance. No cheating. Guaranteed HEA.



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Reviewed by Anna Green on behalf of KFF

This is a last chance at love military romance, my first book by the author.  A story that gives you two young people who were best friends, realise that there is more to their friendship but that chance gets ripped away because he left and joined the military. Twelve years on and events occurred which altered the girl’s life. She gets a second go at love but things are a lot different now. Will she ever feel that connection with someone else or someone who’s different?

Lily and Shane are best friends. They both come from privileged backgrounds, rich and well connected but they want to live the ordinary life and far from the prying eyes of the public. Shane took the opportunity to get away by signing up with the military and he left Lily behind. She didn’t have a choice and was forced to live with her father and his rules.

Lily’s character is very likeable. She might be rich with a few millions worth of trust fund to her name but she used that money for a good cause and managed to get disowned by her father.  When Shane chose to leave Lily and got deployed the way he treated her was unforgivable. After more than a decade and still mourning Shane, Lily gets to meet Lenox, darker and meaner but also very protective. There are times when she gets a glimpse of Shane in him.

What I like about this book is that it gives you romance, angst and a lot of action that you get caught up in a rollercoaster of emotions.   A few parts were predictable but what makes this book a thoroughly enjoyable read are the secondary characters: Lenox’s team members from the 707 research and development unit, Jasper, Clark and Levi and Lily’s best friends Adam and Anthony. I enjoyed reading the banter between these men and I hope the author writes a series about them.  Please give us Jasper’s story next! I would not hesitate to recommend this book to friends.


About Riley Edwards

Riley Edwards is a best-selling multi-genre author, wife, and military mom. Riley was born and raised in Los Angeles but now resides on the east coast with her fantastic husband and children. Her two eldest children have flown the coop and are now serving in the US military. Riley also has a teenage daughter that is the source of laughter and wit around her house. Her youngest son is a “bad-ass” in training and is very much a mini version of his Alpha father.

Riley writes heart-stopping romance with sexy alpha heroes and even stronger heroines. Riley’s favorite genres to write are romantic suspense and military romance. (Those are also her favorites to read.) She’s known for her jaw-dropping plot twists. You know the ones? Those pivotal scenes in a story that when executed so flawlessly it leaves you breathless and begging for more? Yeah, those! She’s mastered the art of blending suspense, romance, and smoldering sexy times. It’s like Criminal Minds, and the Spice Channel mated, and a perfect love child was born.

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