HOT SEAL Target
Hostile Operations Team Series #6
By Lynn Raye Harris
Releasing August 7, 2018
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Releasing August 7, 2018
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Navy SEAL Adam “Blade” Garrison’s assignment to infiltrate a tech billionaire’s criminal operations just got complicated. His cover: bodyguard for the man’s wife. His problem: Blade knows Quinn Halliday far too well. A sophisticated version of the chubby, shy girl Blade once knew, Quinn brings out all his protective instincts—as well as a few carnal ones that surprise him.
Quinn’s pride in having improved herself has turned bitter. She’s trapped in a relationship with a brutal man who views her as nothing more than a possession. Blade’s unexpected arrival makes her hope for more than a barren existence in a gilded prison. Until tragedy strikes, and Quinn realizes she’s next on the hit list.
Blade will do anything to shield Quinn from danger and keep her safe. But as they draw closer, an enemy works to flush them out. If he succeeds, he’ll put an end to Blade and Quinn’s budding happiness.
Unless Blade and his SEAL Team strike first…
In Hot Seal Target (Hostile Operations Teams #6) by Lynn Raye Harris, Navy Seal Adam 'Blade' Garrison faces his toughest challenge yet when he's tasked to bodyguard his old high school friend Quinn Halliday while trying to discover what her husband is up to. However, it isn't easy being around her, especially when he knows he needs to keep his hands off her and the more time they spend together, the harder it is to resist the chemistry between them. Will Adam be able to keep Quinn safe, so they have a shot at happy ever after; or will they go their separate ways once Adam has neutralized the threat to Quinn's safety?
This is the first book I've read of this series and I was so glad it could be read as a stand-alone. Really, this book was very enjoyable, fast-paced and had me reading quickly, determined to discover what would happen to Quinn and how far Adam would have to go to protect her. However, it was from the moment the hero and heroine come face-to-face for the first time where this story really takes off, as Adam has always made Quinn feel safe and to have him back in her life makes everything better.
As for the dialogue, it was intense due to the main characters back stories, especially that of the heroine, as she's been through so much because of her husband and needs to finally find a way to escape the hold he has on her. Will Adam be able to help her be free? However, there were times when I thought the heroine was a tad weak because she'd resigned herself to her fate. Still, I liked the heroine and found her character progression wonderful, as she fights for her future with or without Adam. Then again, she catches a lucky break, which makes things a little easier. While the hero, he's confident in his skills, charming and I loved how determined he was to protect the heroine because she's important to him. I also liked how far he's willing to go to protect Quinn because there's nothing more important than keeping her safe.
Overall, Ms. Harris has delivered a really good read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was strong; the romance was hot; and the ending had me worried for the main characters, but had me enjoying how things ended up for the pair because they are so deserving of their happy ever after. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up nicely, as it sets things in motion for the next book of the series and makes me want to get to know more about Ryan. I would recommend Hot Seal Target by Lynn Raye Harris, if you enjoy romantic suspense, the friends to lovers trope or books by authors Cat Johnson, Kaylea Cross, Katie Reus and Paige Tyler.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lynn Raye Harris burst onto the scene when she won a writing contest held by Harlequin. A former finalist for the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart Award and the National Readers Choice Award, Lynn lives in Alabama with her handsome former military husband and two crazy cats. Lynn writes about hot military heroes, sizzling international billionaires, and the women who dare to tame them. Her books have been called "exceptional and emotional," "intense," and "sizzling." To date, Lynn's books have sold over 2 million copies worldwide.