Avenged (Hostage Rescue Team Series, #5)

Avenged (Hostage Rescue Team Series, #5)

by Kaylea Cross

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When the past and present collide...

Taya Kostas is a survivor. She's clawed her way back from the hell she was subjected to at the hands of an undercover agent working for the U.S. government. Since then she's dedicated her life to preventing the same from happening to anyone else. Now her story has come full circle. She's about to take the stand as the key federal witness in the biggest terrorist case the country has seen in years. But even though the man responsible for her nightmares is behind bars, the evil she escaped is still hunting her. When fate places her safety in the hands of the man who saved her life once before, together they race to stay one step ahead of a lethal enemy.

He'll risk it all to save her.

For five years Special Agent Nathan Schroder has been battling his inner demons, but lately it seems like he's on the verge of losing that fight. Then Taya is suddenly thrust back into his life and in imminent danger, so he steps in to protect her. He's never forgotten her or the way she held up under fire, and this time he's not letting her walk away. The terrorists determined to prevent her from testifying will stop at nothing to silence her forever. She might be in official protective custody, but she's way more than a job to Nate. When the enemy finally strikes and her life hangs in the balance, he'll do anything to keep her safe.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152166286
Publisher: Kaylea Cross Inc.
Publication date: 06/23/2015
Series: Hostage Rescue Team Series , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 100,190
File size: 483 KB

About the Author

Kaylea Cross writes edge-of-your-seat military romantic suspense. Her work has won many awards and has been nominated for both the Daphne du Maurier and the National Readers’ Choice Awards. A Registered Massage Therapist by trade, Kaylea is also an avid gardener, artist, Civil War buff, Special Ops aficionado, belly dance enthusiast and former nationally-carded softball pitcher. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her husband and sons.
You can visit Kaylea at www.kayleacross.com

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Avenged (Hostage Rescue Team Series, #5) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
AMR0406 More than 1 year ago
It’s been a little while since I have spent time with the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team Boys, but it was like coming home when I read Avenged by Kaylea Cross this past week. I was reunited with Schroeder, Cruz, Vance, Tuck, DeLuca and the rest of the gang. I was introduced to a very strong heroine, Taya. Of course the heroines have to be strong and tough to put up with the likes of the HRT boys. Avenged threw me for a loop. Cross writes a great story that isn’t just repeated book after book in the HRT series. Each character has their own issues to deal with on the team and while finding their true love. In this story, I expected certain things that didn’t happen and other things happened I didn’t expect. Kinda vague, huh? Well, I don’t want to spoil it for you, but just know that even on book 5, I am still loving the twists and turns and original stories Cross is coming up with. Nathan (or any of his nicknames “Doc”, “Dr. Feelgood”, Nate, Schroeder), is a very conflicted guy on a downward spiral into a dark abyss. His teammates are starting to notice. His job is at risk. He has to pull his life together and learn how to heal from his past. Enter Taya. She is a kickass heroine even if she doesn’t feel like it. She and Nathan met in a horrible situation when he was a PJ in the Air Force and he rescued her from a terrorist after nine months of being held hostage. One difference between how they handled that situation is that she sought help, healed and moved on from the terrible experience. When the two of them are together they are so much better than when they are alone. They bring out the best in each other. There is so much respect and trust for one another. It poured out of them. I loved watching the chemistry between them and the love grow even stronger. Cross wrote Nate and Taya’s love story so well. It truly fit their personalities and the story quite well. Avenged is quite a page turner and was difficult to put down. If you are looking for a fast paced romantic suspense with powerful emotion that will have you clinging to the book (or your ereader) wondering what will happened next, give Avenged a try. While it is fun to read the series in order, they can be read as stand alones as each plot is unique to the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slow and boring. I was hoping for a great story, especially after Matt and Briar, but was disappointed. It would have made more sense if she had been a slave rather than a captured "wife" in Afganistan. I just finished the book and can't even remember her name. Won't read again.
Annick70 More than 1 year ago
Excellent Writer!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book!! Would definately recommend.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
Kaylea Cross' military books are some of my all time favorite, I love her style of writing, the rhythm of the stories, and how they flow. The characters are strong, capable, and fierce, yes, the female leads, and the heroes are completely swoon worthy. In Avenged, Nathan isn't doing well. He is part of the elite HRT team, performing his job, but his mental state of mind is crumbling. The nightmares are constant, he is sleep deprived, and to feel something, anything, he is using one night stands for sex. If he can't pull himself together, he will soon lose all that is important to him, his job and team mates. And then he meets Taya again. The connection between them is amazing. It was formed under the most difficult times, but it is real, honest, and pure. Taya is a true survivor, she worked with herself, until the nightmare of her past was just that, in her past. I admire her character, and all that she stood for, was capable of. Taya presence alone, calms Nathan and his nightmares. There's a scene in the book, where Taya helps Nathan to start to deal with the mental wounds, let's him cry in his arms, face his demons, grieve for his friend, and feel her acceptance of him as he is. A very powerful scene! The romance between Nathan and Taya is hot, passionate, and sweet. Taya surely brings the best out of Nathan, his tender, caring, protective, romantic side, as he is willing to do anything and give up everything, to take care of Taya. The fear and danger are constantly present, but the true action comes at the end of the story, and it is brutal, bloody, and deadly. The characters are deep and complex, very likable, easy to understand. The action and danger elements were intense, and the events from five years ago, when Nathan and Taya met are lived through flashbacks, and nightmares. Overall Avenged is a great romantic suspense, but I admit, not my favorite in the series. And couple grammar mistakes in the story really took me by surprise. ~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
wizkids32 More than 1 year ago
Awesome book loved the whole Nate and Taya story line great to see he is getting fixed with Taya's help Loved the book awesome thanks