Explosive Combination by KaLyn Cooper

Explosive Combination by KaLyn Cooper
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Genre: Contemporary, Action/Adventure, Mystery/Suspense
Length: Full Length (220 pages)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Nymphaea

Separately, Harper Tambini and Rafe Silva are lethal…Together, they’re explosive. ATF Special Agent Harper Tambini is kidnapped by a Colombian drug lord and forced to use her explosives knowledge to kill his competition before she can escape with the help of undercover CIA agent Rafe Silva. As they make their way through the rivers, mountains, and jungles, their desire for each other detonates. But Harper reminds Rafe of his murdered fiancee and the shadow world he wants to leave. Harper learned the hard way that men never stay, so now she doesn’t keep them around long enough to see if the sparks can light a fire that will last forever. In their short time together, can they crystallize a relationship, or will it all blow up?

Certain books stay with the reader far after the last page. This is one of those books.

I’m glad I picked up this book. I wasn’t sure if I’d like it at first. Romantic suspense isn’t my favorite genre, but I thought, why not? I’m glad I did. I was in for a thrill ride.

Ms Cooper writes with a fluidity that kept me in my seat. I felt like I was there in the thick of things with Rafe and Harper. I was engaged the whole time and didn’t want this book to end.

Speaking of Rafe and Harper, these are two complicated characters. Harper doesn’t believe a man can stick around in a relationship. Most women, me included, can identify with her struggle to trust. She’s also in love with the high of action–she wants to be in the thick of things. That was great. I love strong female characters.

Rafe is another complication, but he’s oh-so-handsome. I’d get complicated with him. He’s torn. Harper reminds him of someone from his past, but if he gets involved with her, will he be able to keep the two separate? He’s got one heck of a conundrum. I liked how he had to work through his feelings. I loved how he and Harper worked together. The sparks are definitely evident.

If you want a book chock full of twists, turns, and white hot realism, then this might be the book for you. Worth the read.


  1. I love that you took a chance on reading my book and that you not only liked it but related to the characters on such a personal level. Since this is my first Romance novel, your review is reaffirming that I got it right. Thank you for picking Explosive Combination and giving it 4 stars!!

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