Review: FORGED IN SMOKE (A Red-Hot SEALs Novel, Book 3) by Trish McCallan


FORGED IN SMOKE (A Red-Hot SEALs Novel, Book 3) by Trish McCallan

Publication Date: July 19, 2016

Genre: Romantic Suspense with Paranormal Elements


img_5800Faith Ansell could never be mistaken for an action hero. The scientist is content in her lab, working with her team on life-changing discoveries. But when a mysterious organization captures her colleagues, she’s forced to flee for her life with SEAL Team 7.

Lieutenant Seth “Rawls” Rawlings, ST7’s corpsman, hasn’t been himself since a near-death experience in the Sierra Nevadas. He’s tense and distracted, and the team caught him arguing with himself—loudly. Despite his erratic behavior, Rawls is the only one Faith feels comfortable confiding her life-threatening secret in.

But Rawls has a secret of his own: his wasn’t the only spirit to return to the physical plane when he was resuscitated. At first, Rawls assumed the “ghost” he saw and heard meant he was having a complete mental breakdown. But the apparition soon becomes convincingly real, and what’s more, he may be the key to the conspiracy looming over them. Rawls had better act quickly because ST7’s race to save their reputations—and Faith’s life—is on.


Donna 5 Stars

I was hesitant as I began to read this installment. The ghost aspect just isn’t my thing, but I am so glad I kept reading. I loved it. Rawl was the perfect one for this idea because his reactions were realistic as was relationship with Faith. For her part, I wish she had been a little more trusting because a few times she came across as condescending. But that did not take away from the story or the hot romance. All the ST7 members were together and in the thick of battle and intrigue that they do so well. I do enjoy how they interact with each other. And oh boy I love where the series is going with the Shadow Mountain addition. I hope the next installment comes soon because I can’t wait to see what happens next.

*Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.



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✦Red-Hot SEALs Series by Trish McCallan✦ Amazon Series Link
✦Book 1: Forged in FireKindle
✦Book 2: Forged in AshKindleReview 4.5 Stars
✦Book 3: Forged in Smoke ➢ Kindle

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About the Author

Trish McCallan was born in Eugene, Oregon, and grew up in Washington State, where she began crafting stories at an early age. Her first books were illustrated in crayon, bound with red yarn, and sold for a nickel at her lemonade stand. Trish grew up to earn a bachelor’s degree in English literature with a concentration in creative writing from Western Washington University, taking jobs as a bookkeeper and human- resource specialist before finally quitting her day job to write full time.

Forged in Fire, the first book in her Red Hot SEALs series, came about after a marathon reading session, and a bottle of Nyquil that sparked a vivid dream. She lives today in eastern Washington. An avid animal lover, she currently shares her home with four golden retrievers, a black lab mix and two cats.


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