Wednesday, June 11, 2014

[Pat's Review]: "Honor Reclaimed"

Honor Reclaimed by Tonya Burrows
Publisher: Entangled: Select (May 27, 2014)
Series: HORNET, 2
Genre: Romantic Suspense

 Former Marine scout sniper Seth Harlan is new to HORNET and anxious to prove he can still do his job despite an ongoing battle with PTSD. He remembers all too well what it's like to sit inside an enemy camp, praying for rescue and waiting for death. So when a black ops soldier contacts HORNET to rescue a buddy who was left behind, all sorts of nasty memories strain his newfound stability.
When an interview with a runaway Afghan child bride leads photojournalist Phoebe Leighton to an arms deal involving a suitcase bomb powerful enough to wipe out a mid-sized town, she realizes this is one battle she can't win on her own. Forming an unlikely alliance with a ragtag team of military and government delinquents, she meets Seth, a sniper carrying as many emotional scars as physical, who impresses her with his steely will and ignites passions within her she thought long dead.
Suddenly this mission is about a lot more than an abandoned soldier. Racing against the clock, Seth, Phoebe, and the rest of HORNET struggle to stop that bomb before it reaches it's final destination: The United States. 

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Reviews of Burrows' Previous Books:

Wilde for Her (#1) -- TBQ

Pat's Review:

This novel and it's amazing damaged hero brought me to tears.  Scarred, suffering from unimaginable nightmares, ashamed of losing his men and his life in chaos, he agrees to go on a mission with the organization he has joined call HORNETS. It is a private hostage rescue team that flies under the governments radar. This mission is to save another man, captured by the enemy and most likely being tortured to within an inch of his life.  Seth had somehow survived capture and torture for fifteen months and wants in on the rescue despite his team members doubt in his readiness.  All of the members of this team are misfits but work together for the good of the mission.  Afghanistan is not a place they want to revisit, but it's where the mission takes them.

Phoebe Leighton is a photojournalist working with an Afghani woman who has a shelter for young girls. Phoebe wants to publish the story in the States to get more attention for these girls who are given away in forced marriages as young teenagers. Phoebe literally runs into Seth and his teammate in the market getting supplies and gunfire erupts. She immediately recognizes Seth as the rescued Marine she had written a few nasty tabloids stories about and is praying he doesn't recognize her. She has changed her name and direction of her work and knows she should apologize, but with bullets flying now is not the time or place.  Soon her life is dependent on the Team and she is losing her heart to this damaged brave man.

This is an action packed, heart stopping, but beautifully romantic story. Seth, despite all the horrors he has lived through is a strong man with complete loyalty to his team, his country and those he has come to love.  Seth and Phoebe have an instant attraction and it is a beautiful love story to watch and grow.  She calms the beast in him and he finally feels almost normal.  If I could give this book more than five stars I would.  It is a story very hard to put aside.


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Pat bought a copy of this book.

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Thanks for the review, Pat! :) Wow, after that review, I must read it myself! And the cover? Yum!

Have you read Tonya Burrows before? Do you have a favorite book of hers?


Until Next Time,


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Pat Egan Fordyce said...

Thanks TBQ, this book left me such a " book hangover" I couldn't wait to write the review!

The_Book_Queen said...

Oh, I love those book hangovers; they are rare but oh so good!

Lover Of Romance said...

I love those damaged heroes, they are my favorite!!! Great review Pat!! You sold me on this book.

Sophia Rose said...

I enjoyed your thoughts on this one. I already had it on the wish list, but I love seeing another favorable review of it.

The_Book_Queen said...

Oh, damaged heroes are the best! :)

The_Book_Queen said...

You can never read too many of them, right? :)

Anna@herding cats&burning soup said...

Oh Pat I loved it too! Was such a great read and yup had me tearing up too!