Review: DEADLY FORCE by Misty Evans

Deadly Force, the third book in Misty Evans‘ Deadly series delivers the same romantic suspense and high energy drama that her previous two novels contained. This novel finds Cal Reese, a Navy Seal, recovering from what appears to be a botched raid in Afghanistan which leaves 3 of his seal buddies dead. Cal was nearly the fourth but recovered and is now fighting PTSD as a result.  His genius wife, Bianca, appears early in the book with what he assumes are divorce papers. He couldn’t be further from the truth.  She is running for her life and knows the only man that can save her is Cal.


The book is full of dramatic scenes that hold the reader’s attention based on what will happen next. Will they allude those trying to kill her or is she really the target. Her work with the Command and Control task force has landed her in some pretty deep water based on the information she has stumbled on. Will it get her and Cal both killed along with the President of the United States. As they journey together on this fast paced and dangerous escape they find that they both still have feelings for each other. Where will those feelings take them in terms of their future?  It is worth the read to find out.


I enjoyed Misty’s first two books in this series and this one did not disappoint.  If you like intrigue, suspense, action packed romantic fiction then this is the book for you.  Give it a try even if you have not read the other two.  I think you will find yourself going back and reading them as well. I like the feistiness of the two main characters and the supporting cast only add to the mystery of who is really the villain. Well done and I look forward to a fourth book in this series.

Reviewed by Mary

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About the Book:

Title: Deadly Force (SCVC Taskforce, #3)

Author: Misty Evans

Release Date: January 12, 2015

Category: Romantic Suspense

Source: ARC received from the author

Book Summary:

Some secrets can kill…

NSA agent Bianca Marx is determined to save her marriage, even if it kills her…which it just might do since she knows a secret about her estranged husband’s last mission that has put a target on her back. A highly-skilled assassin is hot on her trail and the only man who can keep her safe doesn’t want anything to do with her.

She’ll be dead in 24 hours…unless he can save her.

After his marriage failed, Navy SEAL Callan Reese threw himself into his work. On his last black ops mission, three of his men—three good men who counted on him—were killed. Now PTSD and a military investigation have sidelined him…until Bianca shows up. She claims someone high up in the US government wants her dead, and the assassin after her is also after him.

The couple that spies together, dies together…

On the run from the very government they serve, Bianca and Cal only have each other. When they uncover a deadly scandal threatening the nation, they’ll have one chance to save the day…and one last chance at love.

In this story, my SEAL hero, Cal, suffers from PTSD. He finds comfort and healing with a dog named Maggie. As I was writing his story, I did a lot of research on veterans, PTSD, and service dogs. As Bianca tells Cal in the story, “You never get over PTSD, but you can learn to live with it.”


PTSD effects 11% to 20% of our veterans and service dogs can help. These precious animals can literally save the life of a veteran and many have. Portions of the proceeds of DEADLY FORCE will be donated to service dog organizations helping our veterans deal with their PTSD and live happy, fulfilling lives. To learn more, please visit my Pinterest page and support any of these organizations:


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