Wanted (Hostage Rescue Team Series, #8)

Wanted (Hostage Rescue Team Series, #8)

by Kaylea Cross

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She thought her past was behind her.

After nearly dying at the hands of a madman in New Orleans a year ago, Zoe Renard has worked hard to put that trauma behind her and move on. With her man at her side she's focused on her writing career and building a future together. Things are almost perfect between them, until a series of shocking events turns her world upside down again. An unforeseen threat is looming, and it's more lethal than anyone realizes. Only this time, hers isn't the only life at stake.

But the nightmare isn't over yet.

HRT member Clay Bauer never expected to fall in love again, but what he has with Zoe is better than anything he ever could have imagined. After what happened to her in New Orleans he's ever vigilant about her safety, so when a new threat emerges he'll do everything in his power to keep her safe. But even a former SEAL can't protect her from an enemy he can't see coming. And by the time he realizes the true extent of the danger, it may be too late for them all. 

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152831184
Publisher: Kaylea Cross Inc.
Publication date: 01/25/2016
Series: Hostage Rescue Team Series , #8
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 143,626
File size: 383 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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Wanted 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
Riveting tension and spellbinding action with fear palpable in the air. A story that left me once again completely hooked on Kaylea Cross's tales and the world of the HRT. I thought the ready-made commitment and love couldn't hold the intensity to carry the book, I thought there couldn't be a conflict that monumental that could make the tale 'interesting'. I thought lots of things, and with this story, they were mostly wrong. Even though it took a moment to get the story rolling, it did build the energy and power and enthusiasm that I have grown to expect from the author. Zoe and Clay were amazing in their first book, and they were able to outdo themselves in the second one. The passion, the adoration, the tenderness, and love is there. Yet there are doubts, questions, and even distrust that muddle the waters and causes friction. The loving is explicit and detailed as they show their passion to each other, the language at times rough as their express their thoughts and feelings. The action is vehement and fast. I felt that it was mostly left in the background of the story as the issues between Zoe and Clay were dealt with amongst the life events for the team members. The team gets a lot of scene time on this novella and are an important part of the plot development. Yet the battle against the stalker brought the tension up quickly and got the heart raising insanely as they were fighting the lethal battle. The ending provides a surprise for the followers of the series in a form of teaser of things that might come in the future. I wouldn't call it a cliffhanger, since it didn't leave this tale to hang, but there are interesting developments ahead for the HRT if the author follows that tidbit of a plot twist. This story didn't only feel shorter and lighter in contents as the previous ones, it was indeed that in pages as well. I have noticed the trend of writing shorter books while the price stays the same as full-length ones, or even higher in some cases. This is not something that affected my rating of this title, just a note that I hope the author is not going to follow that path I have seen some other authors to take. Kaylea Cross has been in my top five favorite authors for a long time, and I hope she will keep writing those highly emotional, full impact, action and danger riddled full-length novels that I love. The HRT is filled with strong, protective, loyal, take charge alpha males who are willing to do anything to keep the country and their loved ones safe. They love fiercely, they are loyal, trustworthy and true to their partners in life and to each other. Their women are capable, strong, and true equals to them. Alluring and entertaining addition to the series where Zoe and Clay are tackling with the future of their relationship, filled with devotion and adoration, yet some questions and doubts arise just as the threatening stalker who has been hassling Zoe on her website, turns out to be so much more than anyone expected. ~ Four Spoons
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the story and would have given 5 stars but couldn't get past the 'goth' lifestyle. Didn't like it in their first story and even less this time. Move on Zoe, you've not been a teenager for a long time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kaylea Cross is an amazing author! I have very high expectations whenI start one of her new releases and she always exceeds them. There is the perfect balance between suspense, super steamy romance and action. A story line that truly keeps you hooked until the end and even then im impatiently looking forward to the next release. You will LOVE her characters and storylines. I have loved this HRT series, Titanium Security series, suspense series and her Bagram Special Ops series. So many amazing books and not one was predictable or were there parts i was bored and skimmed through. Her knowledge in the military world is amazing you can feel her passion for the military and writing with every book of hers. I have read hundreds of romance suspense and Kaylea is by far my fave author and the Hostage Rescue Team series is my personal fave of them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love any book by Kaylea Cross. Have purchased almost all her books. Great story line the action and the romance makes for good reading.
DoB77 More than 1 year ago
After reading a series of books for several installments, I often got bored and eager to move on never to return. That is certainly NOT the case with Cross's HRT series. Even more surprising is the fact that the second book written about Clay and Zoe was just as good as the first. They are one of my favorite couples in the series, and it was great to get another glimpse into their lives as well as catch up with the rest of the characters. I can't say enough about how much I've enjoyed these books and would recommend them to everyone!
JKRindy More than 1 year ago
Kaylea Cross – Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) Series “Wanted” – Book 8 Ms. Cross has delivered a great Installment to her HRT Series which gives us a second look at Clay Bauer and Zoe Renard. You may remember them from book 3 HUNTED, which was a hair rising life and death plot. Zoe is still a colorful Goth and after she quit as an attorney and started writing dark romance novels she is enjoying life more than she ever has. Zoe moved to Virginia quickly after the New Orleans incident where she was kidnapped by a madman. It has taken her this past year to get her confidence back and believe that she is safe. Special Agent Clay Bauer is still as Alpha as ever, but loving Zoe has changed him and his belief of not trusting anyone except his brothers in arms, the military or the HRT, because he trusts Zoe more than anyone else. Hell, after Bauer’s first disastrous marriage, he never planned on getting married again. Now, he can’t imagine life without her. Things are almost perfect until Zoe started receiving threatening emails that even the NSA couldn’t trace. When Zoe receives unexpected and life altering news for both of them, Bauer must keep her safe at any cost. What Zoe and Bauer don’t know is there past from New Orleans is not over. Someone wants to get even with the HRT and the assassin and her partner have decided she should go after Zoe who would draw out Bauer and maybe some of the other HRT members. Her plan is to take the $1M for this job and get out of the country quickly. Now the team must race to save Zoe and make sure they don’t get caught in the murders net. We also get caught up with all the HRT members and their “Women”. Tucker (HRT member and Zoe’s cousin) and Celida (Zoe’s best friend are going to walk down the aisle if everything works out. The author also gives us a peek into the future of Bauer and Zoe which will make you want to say, Ahhhhh. This is a great installment to the series chocked full of suspense, mystery and hot passionate sex that will keep you turning pages as fast as you can.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved seeing Zoe, Clay and all the HRT Crew together again. Another action-packed, suspenseful, romance in a series I highly recommend.