Review: Operation: Endurance (When the Mission Ends #3) by Christi Snow

May 7, 2013 Review 5

Review: Operation: Endurance (When the Mission Ends #3) by Christi Snow

They had a single night of passion before he deployed on a risky mission.
18 hours on a mission gone very wrong was all it took to shatter all their hopes and dreams.
The hero:
He survived 6 months of captivity and torture, kept alive by dreams of her.

The heroine:
She thought he was dead and moved on only to have her world fall apart once again.

Two people who have been hurt more than any two people should ever have to suffer. Can they find redemption and healing with each other or will another threat shatter what’s left of them?
A tortured hero.
A grieving heroine.
A serial rapist who won’t give up.

Warning: This book features graphic sexual violence which some readers could find disturbing.

Title: Operation Endurance
Author: Christi Snow
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Shadow of Mudflap, When Love Intrudes, Snowcroft Lost, Snowcroft Safehouse
Series: When the Mission Ends
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: When Love Intrudes
Source: Author
Published: April 30, 2013
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 278
See the title at Goodreads
Purchase your copy: Amazon
Visit the Author's Website

Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-flames

Sexy Book Covers

Every week, Felicia from Geeky Blogger’s Book BlogChristi from Smitten with Reading,  and Amanda from On a Book Bender show off some Top Off covers that grab my attention! I used to stalk this meme every week to see what eye candy they would post. I can assure you it was always the most delectable man candy. I decided I could no longer just sit around and watch. I must participate!

Please play along and tell us your favorites (old, new, or not yet released).

Felicia is hosting the linky for this meme on her blog, so come play along…

*post a cover of a hot guy who just happens to be topless

*then go add your link to Felicia’s blog.


If you have not read the first book in this series Operation: Endgame there is a spoiler for that book in this review. I just want to give a heads up to potential readers on that.

When the series ends… This is a bit sad for me. I’ve gotten to know the Robertson’s, their friends and loved ones, various members of the community where they live. That is one of the nice things about all the books in the When the Mission Ends series , they are all real people that you could possibly or perhaps do know.

I found Julie so easy to relate to, so it made her a heroine that was smooth to read and immediately fall in love with. I have a severe case of CDO. (That’s OCD alphabetized as it should be.) I make the people around me suffer it with me too. Julie uses her lists as a type of security blanket. If she has her lists she can keep everything in control. She often reflects back to a time when she took her sisters advice and tried for a change. Things went well with the change initially, yet when things fell apart the events were of monumental tragic proportions. Julie’s a smart gal. To keep from repeating a traumatic time in her life she fell back to her old habits and is hanging on to them like her life depends on it. As she sees it her life does depend on it, it being her lists.

Chris is the twin brother that was mistaken for dead. His siblings, friends, and would be girlfriend buried him. His phenomenal network of family and friends have allowed him to make an incredible recovery from the whole horrific ordeal. At just over a year later he is almost back to pre-crash Chris. He is still having nightmares. He went through an event that is nightmare worthy. He still has a few physical impairments, but he is giving everything all he has. The only thing that is not as he feels it should be is whatever he and Julie had. He knows it was just a short weekend, but he knows deep down that there was something there. Chis is not a quitter and he refuses to give that what could be up.

This is such an emotional read. Chris and Julie are struggling to find their place together. Even when they believe all they will have is a good friendship they are still struggling towards just that. They have all these jumbled feelings that they are not expressing. To add to their issues Julie is unraveling and dragging herself down towards extreme exhaustion and Chris is being threatened for something he has no clue to. After all these two have been through you want them to get their happily ever after. There are so many road blocks to their happily ever after though. All of this makes for a suspenseful read.

The couples from the past books are all present and being the incredible support system that they all have been to each other through out the series. I was very pleased to see more of them.

When the Mission Ends


5 Responses to “Review: Operation: Endurance (When the Mission Ends #3) by Christi Snow”

  1. Christi Snow

    Yay….thank you so much for the review and featuring my cover on Top off Tuesday!! Great review, girly!! Thank you! smiles….

  2. booksavvybabe

    wow, this sounds like a really emotional read, but a good one. I guess it’s one for the TBR, but I have to read the entire series in order first 🙂 Great pick for TT- Book Savvy Babes

  3. Amanda

    LOVE the covers of Christi’s books. They’re perfect for Top Off Tuesday! 🙂

  4. Mary

    Um…is he supposed to be super-skinny photoshopped or am I just looking at the angle wrong? Yummy arms!

    The book sounds AWESOME! (I didn’t read the whole review because I haven’t read this series but it’s enough to completely intrigue me!)