Today we have the excerpt reveal for Leesa Wright’s Operation Amethyst! Check it out and be sure to grab your copy of this gorgeous historical romance today!
Title: Operation Amethyst
Author: Leesa Wright
Genre: Historical Romance
About Operation Amethyst:
Operation Amethyst takes the reader on an immersive historical journey with chilling twists and turns through war-torn Vietnam at the height of the War.
A trail of secrets, in a faraway land could shatter the fiery American Prima Ballerina’s glamorous lifestyle.
Captain Elijah Corrington’s mission: To keep the American prima ballerina, Elyse Booker, safe from North Vietnamese Army and the auction block.
He quickly learns she’s not going to make this the easiest mission he’s ever faced.
A family’s legacy of serving in the Marines Corp. The war-hardened marine, Elijah, is used to having his orders followed without question. She is fiercely independent and, at times, mischievous. Elyse, oblivious to the danger she’s facing is not about to take orders from some arrogant, handsome, stubborn marine.
Three tours of duty could not prepare the Captain for the toughest battle of his life.
Or for the Promise of Passion and Love. . .
For the lovers of Ellen Marie Wiseman’s, The Orphan Collector, Leesa Wright has brought her love of history to life in this new 20th Century Historical Fiction Romance.
OPERATION AMETHYST is available now. Come and be swept up in this romantic saga set in the midst of the Vietnam War.
When they came to another stream, the Captain and Sarge pulled out the map to get their bearings. Once assured of their direction, the team entered the stream to cross. Without warning the Captain lifted Elyse into his arms and stepped into the stream.
“I can cross on my own, Elijah. Is it alright if I call you that?”
He liked the sound of his name on her lips and he nodded his head. “I’m hanging onto you till we cross, since I don’t want a replay of
yesterday’s antics.” They were mid-stream now. “And we know you can’t follow orders.”
“Again, you forget yourself, I don’t take orders,” Elyse replied.
Nodding his head, he gave her a long cool look. “Is that so?” He dropped her right into the stream.
Elyse initially came up sputtering, snarling, and ready for battle but, instead, she refused to give him the satisfaction. So, she gave him her back and finished the crossing, struggling up the embankment on the other side. She made it up with a helping hand from one of the team, all of whom struggled to squelch their laughter before turning back to glare at the Captain.
Elijah had just climbed up the embankment himself and was teetering on the edge. He gave her a wolfish, appreciative smile as his gaze touched on the wet shirt clinging to her curves with her twin peaks enticingly pushing through the thin fabric.
Elyse realized the show she was giving him, and with a snarl and a side kick to the chest, she sent him sprawling spread eagle back into the stream. Ignoring the looks of the other men, she strode angrily away, trying desperately to pull the shirt away from the contours of her body.
A soaking wet Elijah climbed back up the embankment and stood glaring at Elyse. She turned to face him, and with a sweet smile, said, “Blackbelt.”
He pointed his finger at her. “You… I’m going to haul you back and throw your sweet ass back into that ditch.”
About Leesa Wright:
Leesa makes her home in the Twin Cities metro area with her husband and her two dogs Rosie and Jax.
When she isn’t writing she enjoys gardening, painting, and reading romance novels. She and her husband also enjoy movies, traveling, and entertaining their two grown children along with several beautiful grandchildren.
Leesa’s favorite romance authors are Kathleen Woodwiss, Christine Feehan, and Johanna Lindsey.
The book’s inspiration came one night from a dream about the characters, a song, and the story around them.