Wednesday, August 7, 2013


By: Lora Leigh
Published By: St. Martin's Griffin
Released: Available Now
Details: Paperback from library, 354 Pages


Blurb: Goodreads

Micah Sloane knows almost everything there is to know about Risa Clay, including the vicious betrayal she endured years ago and the distrust she’s harbored ever since. The only way for the Elite Ops agent to uncover an assassin—and banish the ghosts of his own dark past—is to use Risa as bait. But nothing has prepared him for her disarming blend of innocence and sensuality, or for his overwhelming need to protect her…

Risa has spent six years rebuilding her life. And now, to save it, she must pose as Micah’s lover and draw a killer into the open. It’s a risky plan—especially with a man as powerfully seductive as Micah. But, as their charade becomes reality, Risa realizes the greatest danger may lie in losing her heart forever…

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

Lora Leigh sure knows how to put the sizzle into her Alpha male leads.


Micah Sloane has just become my fave Elite Ops lad.

Talk about smoking hot! Now I know there is more to Lora’s writing than smokin’ hot lads. They all have dangerous jobs rescuing those that have been wronged by the evil in the world. But dang, if she doesn’t plant the most smexi visual in your mind as you are reading about these lads.


Get the ice bucket ready and the bib.

Throw the ceiling fan on.

Hell grab a stand alone fan and put it on high, right in your face.

Micah Sloane is a guy that has lost a lot in his life. He is one hard unit... all puns intended. He just has the IT factor in a leading guy. He is confident in what he knows best, killing and rescuing.

He walks the walk and he talks the talk.

And he has the moves.

* fans oneself*

The lad is foreign melted chocolate. The heat and the naughty talk get turned up and the foreign words will leak out in whispers of swoon worthy dialogue.

* swoon*

Risa has been betrayed, raped, drugged and mentally screwed with ,and the one person in her life she should have been able to rely on and trust and love her, watched on and issued the orders and allowed it to happen.

Risa is a survivor and she knows what Dominic has been through. She knows what Whore’s Dust feels like and even worse drugs have been injected into her. She has been used as a human guinea pig while her father smiled on. She came out the other end, but now she is on the hit list of the person who doesn’t want to be remembered. Risa’s memories hold some answers that could be used to capture this person and his minions.

There is always a puppet master and the puppets that will do the bidding at a price.

Orion is a puppet you don’t want to get onto his hit list. He is lethal and he never fails.

Micah is out to prove this time, Orion will fail.

Micah has a personal interest in killing Orion. Now, Risa just added to that personal list.

The smexi is toe curling, the team are all hard body able men who know how to pull together and get the mission completed.

But what happens when you have signed your life away to the Elite Ops and love gets in the way?

It’s a no brainer that these lads will always get their woman in the end. Lora just gives me an excuse to curl up and spend a few hours in a world where her men are beyond expectation and when all said and done, I had a great time reading about them.

We can see another coupling in the future. Of course it will be a tough one for the male to admit to, but , again it will be a no brainer that it will work out by the last page. But it will be entertaining watching it eventuate.

Lora Leigh’s Elite Ops series for me, is pure gluttonous, male, smexi entertainment. She writes well, she lets these lads love hard and she always gives us a villain worthy of a good fight.

The titles are all the code name of each guy in the Elite Ops.Wild Card is Nathan aka Noah's story, Maverick was obviously Micah's.  Heat Seeker is next up for me and that is Aussie John's book followed by Black Jack, which is Travis's book. Renegade is Nikolai's book and Live Wire is Jordan's book .

Giddy Up!

Some of Micah's yummy quotes:

"Risa." His head lowered, his lips feathered over her brow. "You're pushing a damned hungry man here, love."

"Beautiful," Micah announced as she re-entered the living room, his black eyes frankly admiring as they went over her. "Risa, my love, I'm doomed to walk around in a haze of arousal whenever you're near."

"If you take the kid gloves off and decide to tempt the tiger, baby, then expect to have a bite taken out of that lovely hide of yours."

"Risa, baby." Micah's hand stroked down her back. "I have you, love. Right here against my heart. I have you, Risa."



  1. Risa has been betrayed, raped, drugged and mentally screwed with ,and the one person in her life she should have been able to rely on and trust and love her, watched on and issued the orders and allowed it to happen

    Shiz, I want to read this just because of that. I love raw and gritty storylines like this.


    1. I am enjoying Lora's writing. She is hard on the women, she makes the reader understand why this woman and this ALPHA lad are great as a couple. Some of the lads get a real beat down too. Tough and gritty reading with a massive helping of the smexi..woot!...humma..humma :D



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