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.Broken Honor by Tonya Burrows
Series: HORNET #3
Published by Entangled Select on February 24, 2015
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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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.
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!