A Nail Biter! Broken Honor by Tonya Burrows

Posted March 10, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 2 Comments

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

A Nail Biter! Broken Honor by Tonya BurrowsBroken Honor by Tonya Burrows
Series: HORNET #3
Published by Entangled Select on February 24, 2015
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 350
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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Ice-cold and unbreakable, Travis Quinn is the HORNET team's hard-ass. No weaknesses. Except, of course, for the accident that not only destroyed his career as a Navy SEAL, but left terrifying blanks in his memory. But Travis remembers everything about Mara Escareno—the curve of her lips, the feel of her body...and how he walked out on her suddenly six weeks ago.

Mara could never resist the dangerously sexy Travis, which is probably how she ended up pregnant and disowned by her family. But before Travis can fully process the news, Mara is kidnapped by his enemies and plunged into the violent, merciless world of human trafficking. They want Travis—and the information locked within his damaged memory—no matter the cost. And now Travis's enemies have discovered his only weakness...Mara.


Quick summary

Former Navy SEAL Travis Quinn (now executive officer for HORNET) has suffered silently from debilitating migraines and blackouts, knowing that his condition will end his career if it becomes public. When he picks up a voice mail message from Mara Escareno, his one-night-stand that turned into a week-long fling weeks ago, he immediately boards a flight to El Paso…his version of a return call because he’s not been able to forget her. He arrives just as she’s obviously being abducted and the race is on.


A bit of background

What Quinn doesn’t know is that the car accident that caused his head injury was no accident. He’s also lost his memory for that day and can’t recall something vital and the people who wanted him gone then want him gone now. Mara’s abduction is about him.


What I loved about this story

There aren’t many lull moments. It goes to warp speed in terms of thrills and suspense almost from the start. Those few moments of peace are most often filled with the tender times between Quinn and Mara, who’s a curvy young woman who grows out of her passive shell and learns to stand up for herself. Quinn’s baggage is huge and once his family history is revealed, it changes everything. Those trying to kill him are ruthless and the HORNET team is seriously at risk when they intervene. I was shocked, sort of, when their identities were made known. It’s one of those, “I thought so but really?” kind of reactions.


The bottom line

I love this series, this book and all the characters in the HORNET world. It’s a must-read that gets inserted into my reading plan as soon as the books are made available. The tension is almost unbearable because safety isn’t always a guarantee for the characters. Quinn’s story was a mystery I’ve looked forward to reading and his secret romance lived up to expectations. I can hardly wait for the next story, especially with so many interesting characters-in-waiting. Bring it!

About Tonya Burrows

Writing has always been my one true love. I knew since I was 6 years old that I wanted to be an author, but didn’t finish my first novel until 8th grade. It was an epic sci-fi/fantasy/mystery/romance mash-up and writing The End was one of the proudest moments of my young life.

I haven’t put down my pen since.

In college, after several false starts in more practical fields of study, I followed my heart and receive a B.A. in creative writing from SUNY Oswego. Now I’m working on a M.F.A. in popular fiction at Seton Hill University.

I spend most of my time writing, tinkering with my website, or reading. I love TV and movies and probably–okay, definitely–watch too much of both. 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!) And if superheroes are involved, I’m so all over that. I’m a proud 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 my fur-babies: two dogs, Ella and Otto, and a ginormous cat named Nabisco. (Yes, like the cookie company. What? I told you I like my sweets, didn’t I? No? Well, now you know. Hi, I’m Tonya and I’m a junk food junkie.)

I’m from a small town in Western New York, but I love to travel. Some might even say I suffer from a bad case of wanderlust. I say I don’t suffer at all–I enjoy every second and I have a habit of moving someplace new every few years just to shake things up. Luckily, my animals are all excellent travel buddies.

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