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Review: Maverick by Lora Leigh

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The Cover: What I love about the Elite Ops series is that there are different versions of the covers. I personally love the versions I own, but I think it’s cool to have options. I really like Maverick‘s cover because I think it matches Micah’s essence perfectly.

Basics: Maverick was released on March 3rd 2009, is book #2 in the Elite Ops series, published by St. Martins and is 368 pages long. Genre wise Maverick belongs to: contemporary romance, new adult, military romance and erotica.

Description: Micah Sloane knows almost everything there is to know about Risa Clay, including the vicious betrayal she endured years ago and the distrust she’s harbored ever since. The only way for the Elite Ops agent to uncover an assassin―and banish the ghosts of his own dark past―is to use Risa as bait. But nothing has prepared him for her disarming blend of innocence and sensuality, or for his overwhelming need to protect her…

Risa has spent six years rebuilding her life. And now, to save it, she must pose as Micah’s lover and draw a killer into the open. It’s a risky plan―especially with a man as powerfully seductive as Micah. But, as their charade becomes reality, Risa realizes the greatest danger may lie in losing her heart forever…
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Overall thoughts: So I’ve been re-reading the Elite Ops series by Lora Leigh and I can’t believe I FORGOT how amazing these books are! Oh my gosh! Each book focuses on a different remember of the team: Wild Card focused on an ex navy seal and Maverick focuses on Micah, the ex Mossad agent. The secret team composed of different ex military personnel from around the world are tasked by the government (this was never really confirmed, I’m just assuming!) to hunt down the worst of the worst and also seem to specialize in rescues.

Each book in the Elite Ops series can be read as a standalone but if you don’t want to feel lost, I would suggest reading them in order OR at least reading Wild Card first THEN Maverick. That being said, I love Maverick! It’s hard to chose a favorite in this series because they are all so good, but I really have a soft spot in my heart for Micah and Risa. Their love story is one about healing and overcoming the past and I think that although their experiences might directly not relate to you, as a reader you will be able to relate to them in some shape or form. 

The chemistry between Micah and Risa is static, oh my goodness. They completely enthrall and enamor their way into your heart as you read through their story in Maverick. There is some action and some tense moments in this book, but I can guarantee the only thing you’ll care about and focus on is Micah and Risa’s relationship. I love Maverick so much and again if you’re into military style romances with touches of erotica, the Elite Ops series and Maverick is for you! 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Favorite Quotes:
“You are a light that will always guide me, a whisper I’ll always strain to hear.” -Micah

“Do you know, every time I’ve seen you you’ve been like the Grim Reaper of goodwill and cheer. You should find another profession.” -Risa

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Buy Maverick #2 in the Elite Ops series:
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About the Author: Lora Leigh dreams in bright, vivid images of the characters’ intent on taking over her writing life, and fights a constant battle to put them on the hard drive of her computer before they can disappear as fast as they appeared.

Lora’s family and her writing life coexist, if not in harmony, in relative peace with each other. Surrounded by a menagerie of pets, friends, and a son who keeps her quick wit engaged, Lora finds her life filled with joys, aided by her fans whose hearts remind her daily why she writes.

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment, and er… add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!
divider-3I am currently reading three books at the moment! I’m reading Not Just Another Rock Star Romance by Lisa Suzanne, One Tough Cowboy by Lora Leigh and Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa! It’s been a couple of busy days because of Thanksgiving so I’m trying to play catch up! But without further ado here is the break down of everything I’ve been reading lately!

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Blurb: I’ve never been able to say no to my manager, which is probably why my band instated the No Bang Oath. When she asks me to star on a new reality dating show right before we go on tour, the last thing I want to find is love. But since it was Kylie who asked, I say yes. Besides, I can’t turn down the exposure for my band.

As I forge connections with the women—including the show’s hostess—I can’t seem to shake Kylie out of my head. When I find myself at the center of a scandal, I don’t know what’s worse: the bad press or the disappointment in Kylie’s eyes.

How do I prove I’m not just another rock star before I hit the road with one of the biggest bands in the world?

Release Date: December 3rd 2018
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Blurb: First in a brand-new series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh and Veronica Chadwick about one man’s pursuit of justice—and unbridled desire. 

Law & Order. For as long as Samantha can remember, Hunter—a man as strong as steel, with a heart of gold—has been her hero. It came as no surprise to Samantha when she found out that the ranch-hardened cowboy who always protected her from bullies went on to become the town’s sheriff. What does surprise her is how incredibly hot he still is. And how much she still wants him…

Pride and Passion. And, lo and behold, Hunter still has feelings for Samantha. The long-smoldering heat of their innocent flirtation has grown into a full-raging fire. But when tragedy strikes, and their small-town community is shattered, Hunter vows to do everything he can to keep his childhood sweetheart safe. But can Samantha trust that Hunter has her best interests at heart…and that, after all these years, his love is true?

Release Date: July 29th 2019
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Blurb: One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish—and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos. Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn.

Raised by monks in the isolated Silent Winds temple, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature. Half kitsune, half human, her skill with illusion is matched only by her penchant for mischief. Until the day her home is burned to the ground, her adoptive family is brutally slain and she is forced to flee for her life with the temple’s greatest treasure—one part of the ancient scroll.

There are many who would claim the dragon’s wish for their own. Kage Tatsumi, a mysterious samurai of the Shadow Clan, is one such hunter, under orders to retrieve the scroll…at any cost. Fate brings Kage and Yumeko together. With a promise to lead him to the scroll, an uneasy alliance is formed, offering Yumeko her best hope for survival. But he seeks what she has hidden away, and her deception could ultimately tear them both apart. With an army of demons at her heels and the unlikeliest of allies at her side, Yumeko’s secrets are more than a matter of life or death. They are the key to the fate of the world itself.

Release Date: Out now, published October 2nd 2018. 
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I am loving all of three of these books and I am so excited to share my thoughts and reviews on them with you guys! What are you currently reading and loving? Let me know!

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Review: Wild Card by Lora Leigh

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The Cover: Wild Card‘s cover is perfect for the story and I really like the fact that the dog tags represent Noah. I also really like the colors of the this cover and everything just looks good and works together well. 

Basics: Wild Card was released on August 26th 2008, published by  St. Martin’s Paperbacks and is 430 pages long. Genre wise Wild Card belongs to romance, contemporary romance, erotica and military romance. 

Description: It was supposed to be simple. All Navy SEAL Nathan Malone had to do was rescue three young girls from a Colombia drug cartel, then allow himself to be captured just long enough to draw out a government spy. That was before his mission went disastrously wrong…and before his wife, Bella, was told that Nathan was never coming home. 

Bella’s mourned her husband’s death for three long years. But she has no idea he’s still alive. Forced to assume a new identity, the man Nathan was is now dead. If he can get back to his wife, can he keep the secret of who he really is…even as desire threatens to consume them? And as danger threatens to tear Bella from Nathan’s arms once more?
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Overall thoughts: I found Wild Card on a beach trip in 2013 and I’ve been a follower of Lora Leigh ever since. I’ve read Wild Card so many times (especially at the beach) that the pages have water marks on them. Which was funny because originally I wasn’t too keen on Wild Card at first because as a military wife it can be a bit difficult reading anything military related, especially a military romance. Some authors do a lot of research beforehand, some don’t but many fail to capture the essence of someone in the military and their relationship. Lora Leigh is one of the authors that actually does a very good job of describing the hardships of being in the military and being married/with someone in the military and for that I am very grateful.

But enough about me! Wild Card is about Nathan and Sabella Malone, a happily married and deeply in love one another couple who are part of the Navy Seals. Nathan takes a mission that he doesn’t think anything of, quick and easy. However a week later, Sabella’s door rings and she answers to only be told that her husband is dead. Devastated Sabella mourns her husband but is determined to keep the tattered remains of their marriage together: keeping their house and continuing to run Nathan’s beloved car garage. 

What she doesn’t know is that Nathan survived, but without consequences or scars. He is offered another role on another team, but he still has to remain dead. Deciding that Sabella would be better off and happier without him, Nathan Malone dies and Noah Blake is born. Six years later, Noah (Nathan) is still serving on the special ops team and finds out that his wife is suddenly in trouble. Torn to protect her but also wanting to stay away, Noah makes a choice to go back to Sabella without telling her who truly is. Yet when he returns home, he isn’t quite sure who his wife is either. 

Wild Card is a story about heartbreak, acceptance, resilience and second chance love. Sabella and Noah are one of my top favorite couples EVER. Their chemistry is so static that it leaps off the pages and into your heart and soul; and their chemistry is hot, hot hot! Lora Leigh is VERY talented when it comes to writing erotica, oh my goodness!  Sabella and Noah’s story is also one of my favorites because unlike a lot of military marriages, they had a second chance and I think second chance romance is so beautiful. But with Wild Card it is even more beautiful because of the story and the couple. I love this book and the Elite Ops series so much! Stayed tuned for more reviews on this series and you definitely need to add Wild Card to your TBR! 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Favorite Quotes: “Bella. You were always my soul.” -Noah

“And there, tucked in his soul, was the love he felt for Sabella since the moment he had seen her.” -Noah 

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Buy Wild Card:
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2BoClDk
Paperback: https://amzn.to/2S519Wl
Audiobook: https://amzn.to/2DD5ZWO
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About the Author:
Lora Leigh dreams in bright, vivid images of the characters’ intent on taking over her writing life, and fights a constant battle to put them on the hard drive of her computer before they can disappear as fast as they appeared.

Lora’s family and her writing life coexist, if not in harmony, in relative peace with each other. Surrounded by a menagerie of pets, friends, and a son who keeps her quick wit engaged, Lora finds her life filled with joys, aided by her fans whose hearts remind her daily why she writes.

Follow Lora: 
Website: https://loraleigh.com/
E–mail: Loraleigh0@gmail.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lora.leigh/
Facebook: https://bit.ly/2KlE6UB
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LoraLeigh_1
Goodreads:  https://bit.ly/2R4EhXe
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2oeT7jA
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