Saturday, July 13, 2013

Review ~ SEAL of Honor (HORNET, #1) by Tonya Burrows

It’s a good thing Gabe Bristow lives and breathes the Navy SEAL credo, “the only easy day was yesterday,” because today, his life is unrecognizable. When his prestigious career comes to a crashing halt, he’s left with a bum leg and few prospects for employment that don’t include a desk.

That is, until he’s offered the chance to command a private hostage rescue team and free a wealthy American businessman from Colombian paramilitary rebels. It seems like a good deal—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. Oh, and who could forget the sexy, frustratingly impulsive Audrey Van Amee? She’s determined to help rescue her brother—or drive Gabe crazy. Whichever comes first.

As the death toll rises, Gabe’s team of delinquents must figure out how to work together long enough to save the day. Or, at least, not get themselves killed. Because Gabe’s finally found something worth living for, and God help him if he can’t bring her brother back alive.

What a wonderful book by Tonya Burrows! I was completely hooked from the very beginning when a wealthy businessman, Bryson was kidnapped and held for ransom In Columbia! Independent agents whom were ex-military or ex-government were to go in and save him before money was paid! Bryson' s sister Audrey decided to go and help find him, but ran into Gabe instead! Gabe was head of the team to save Bryson! The team ran into one obstacle after another while racing against time not to mention the building romance between Gabe and Audrey! This was a book that kept you on the edge of your seat, full of anticipation! I had a hard time putting it down because I wanted to know what was going to happen next! There were twists and Turns I never saw coming! I highly recommend!
Disclosure: This ebook was provided to me free of charge for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.

About the Author

Writing has always been my one true love. I wrote my first novel-length story in 8th grade and haven't stopped since. I received a B.A. in creative writing from SUNY Oswego and I'm now working on a MFA in popular fiction at Seton Hill University.

When I'm not writing, I spend my time reading, painting (badly), exploring new places, and enjoying time with my family. Give me a good horror movie over a chick flick any day. (And, let's be honest, I'll take a bad horror movie too!) I'm a geek at heart and pledge my avid TV fandom to Supernatural and Doctor Who. I'm also a big fan of The Voice. What can I say? Guilty pleasure.​​ 

I share my life with two dogs and a ginormous cat. We live in a small town in PA, but I suffer from a bad case of wanderlust and usually end up moving someplace new every few years. Luckily, my animals are all excellent travel buddies. 

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  1. Thanks for sharing, This book has been added to my TBR.

  2. Oh yeah I loved this one. I read it earlier this summer and was instantly hooked. I can't wait to see what happens in the next one! Her second book Wilde Nights in Paradise was excellent too :) Glad you enjoyed this one!

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