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Taken by Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Deep Ops #1.5
Published by Zebra on April 30, 2019
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Hunter Holt might be the most stubborn ex-soldier ever born, but when he’s called on to help find a lost foster kid, he jumps into action. Even if it means working with the woman who broke his heart five years ago—the woman who still haunts his dreams . . .
Faye Smith has spent five long years trying to get her life back on track. She knows she should’ve turned toward Hunter and not away from him. But they both had too many demons to destroy. Maybe now they’ll get another chance—and save someone else’s life too . . .
But first they’ll have to stop arguing long enough to trust the Deep Ops team. Hunter was a lost boy himself once. In fact, he ran away from the exact same man, their monster of a father. Now he and Faye will have to unite to find the brother he never knew—and maybe each other . .
Taken is a novella between books 1 and 2 in the Deep Ops series. We don’t see the main couple from Hidden, but this is a background setup for Raider who is the hero of book 2, Fallen. It’s a bit disconcerting because for the beginning as there is little connection to the world we know.
Things move quickly, as it is a novella, in Henry and Faye’s story. They are childhood friends with Raider and he steps in, bringing his team, to help with their problem. Henry’s unknown, young half-brother is in a world of trouble. So we do see Angus and Roscoe, Wolfe and K.A.T. for brief comic relief and connecting up the series.
Action-packed and sexy, I like seeing smart planning and execution on an op. I don’t know how much we will see of Henry and Faye in the future, since they are in Kentucky or Tennessee, and not on the team. I’m enjoying the series and look forward to more with Raider in September.
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