Honor Reclaimed by Tonya Burrows

Posted in Contemporary Romance/ Military/Paramilitary/ Reviews/ Romantic Suspense 27th May 2014
Honor Reclaimed by Tonya BurrowsHonor Reclaimed (HORNET, #2) by Tonya Burrows
Series: HORNET #2
Published by Entangled: Select on May 27th 2014
Pages: 350
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five-stars

Former Marine sniper Seth Harlan is determined to prove that he can still do his job despite his ongoing battle with PTSD. When an old friend contacts HORNET to rescue a black ops soldier, Seth's stability is strained. He knows all too well what it's like to rot inside an enemy camp, praying for rescue and waiting for death. And he's not about to leave a man behind.
Photojournalist Phoebe Leighton just stumbled into the middle of an arms deal. Teaming up with a ragtag team of mercenaries is the last thing she wants to do--especially when she realizes Seth Harlan is assigned to the mission. He may ignite a passion in her she thought long dead, but Phoebe's hiding a secret that could destroy him.
With a bomb in the mix, HORNET's mission is suddenly about a lot more than an abandoned soldier. Racing against the clock, Seth, Phoebe, and the rest of the team struggle to stop a ruthless warlord bent on power, revenge...and death.

For some inexplicable reason, Seth’s story resonated with me enough for me to type up a review of it here. I’ve not read the Wilde Security series yet but I’ve been told that he pops up there as a damaged guy who is badly in need of his own happy ending.

I couldn’t be more thrilled to read it in Honor Reclaimed; in fact, I devoured every single line that transformed Seth’s existence – and redemption – into a thing of beauty, eating up all of Ms Burrows’s life-breathing descriptions of landscapes, fight scenes and characters as the hours went by.

Above all, it was a hoot to read about the antics of the Hornet team (they were still getting off their feet in Seal of Honor) and I hadn’t realised just how much I’ve missed those yahoos until I read about Quinn, Ian, Jesse and Marcus. After Seal of Honor, I had hoped to read Quinn’s story (there’s also a hint that Ms. Burrows might do something with Zak Hendricks, Ian and Jesse in later books) but I’m more than contented to have Seth finally getting what he needs and deserves.

five-stars

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