Monday, May 27, 2013

SEAL of Honor by Tonya Burrows

SEAL of Honor is the first book in Tonya Burrows' HORNET series, and romantic suspense lovers, you do not want to miss this story!

Gabe Bristow’s life as a Navy SEAL comes to a screeching halt – not because of terrorists or IEDs or any of the usual things associated with badass military men and their career ending injuries, but because of a car accident. He was lucky he didn’t lose his leg, but being left with a foot so badly messed up he’s forced to leave the teams, Gabe is struggling to accept the possibility of life behind a desk which, for man like Gabe, is the worst thing that could happen.

But then he’s made an offer too good to refuse: Head a private hostage rescue team to rescue a wealthy American businessman from Colombian rebels looking to make a bundle on ransom. Gabe recognizes this as a chance to continue doing what he loves most and thought he’d never be able to do again, so he reluctantly accepts. Everything is finally looking up until he meets his new team: “a drunk Cajun linguist, a boy-genius CIA threat analyst, an FBI negotiator with mob ties, a cowboy medic, and an EOD expert as volatile as the bombs he defuses.” Then toss in the determined, impulsive, and far too sexy Audrey Van Amee, sister of the kidnapped man who wants to be in on the rescue, and Gabe finds he got more than he bargained for.

Romantic suspense is one of my favorite genres, but it’s hard to find an author who can do the genre justice. To make me a happy reader, there has to be a solid, gripping story, characters I can care about, the right amount of action – both in bed and out, and a happily ever after that leaves me with a contented smile on my face. That’s a lot to ask for, but Tonya Burrows pulled it off beautifully, and I’ll definitely be reading more by this very talented author.

My thanks to J.J. Bonds and Entangled Publishing for providing me with a copy of this story in exchange for an honest review. It was a pleasure!

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