Review: Hard Target (Elite Ops #1) by Kay Thomas

November 8, 2013 Review 1

Review: Hard Target (Elite Ops #1) by Kay Thomas

The first installment in the Elite Ops series, featuring sexy ex-military men ... and the women who rescue their hearts.

Former DEA agent Leland Hollis wasn't planning on being a hero. Recovering from an injury sustained during a drug bust gone wrong and with more personal demons than he cares to admit, he wants nothing more than peace and a chance to rebuild his life. But when Anna Mercado's crazy ex shows up wielding a baseball bat, Leland can't ignore his instinct to help. And after her son is kidnapped, Leland agrees to deliver the ransom into dangerous territory south of the border.

Anna has no choice but to go with this stranger she's just met if she ever wants to see her son again. But getting the boy out of a violent cartel region involves risking everything. And for that Leland will have to convince Anna to do the scariest thing of all … open her heart and trust him

Title: Hard Target
Author: Kay Thomas
Series: Elite Ops
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Aces Wild
Published by Avon
Source: Publisher
Published: November 12, 2013
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 380
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-flames

The first book in the Elite Ops series is a fast action packed thriller that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat.

Recovering from a drug bust gone wrong, Leeland wants nothing more than to rebuild his life.  But when a woman and her son are threatened, he can’t ignore his instincts.  When her son is kidnapped, Anna has no choice but to trust this stranger to protect her and her son deep in cartel territory.

Kay Thomas does a great job of conveying all the emotional turmoil of the characters in this intriguing book with strong captivating characters that draw the reader deeper into the story and are easily related to.  The action and drama is defined in vivid detail making seem like the reader is there right along with Leeland and Anna as they fight for their lives and the life of her son.

The romance between Leeland and Anna slowly build throughout the book and is appropriately paced with the events taking place.  The suspense builds throughout the fast paced plot with lots of believable action and engaging characters. The book starts off with a glimpse of the major characters lives at the beginning before the major conflict of the story starts.  This gives the reader a great feel for the characters personalities and motivations and adds depth to the book.

This book is well written with lots of suspense and drama that keeps the reader entertained from beginning to end.  The author has created an agency full of compelling characters that leave the reader wanting to know more about them and I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

 Avon Romance

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