This book was very hard for me to get through. There were so many characters with so many alias's, it was hard to keep track. I started to find it quite boring as well. It would go back and forth to talks about terroism and contracts, then a sex scene, more terroism then a sex scene. Who knew that soooo much sex would get so boring! I didn't feel the connection between the two main characters. There was nothing going on in their relationship but sex. I found myself skipping pages just to move more quickly through the book since it got so repetitive. The first book in this series "Wild Card", was so much better. I cared about those characters but with this book I could care less.
I really like this series by Lora Leigh but this was not as good as the prior stories. Story line was not as tight, MANY sex scenes that did not always make sense and many players that were not truly developed. Hope the next one follows the prior books!
I am a big fan of both Leigh's S.E.A.L. series and the Elite Ops books. "Heat Seeker" had the potential to be another great addition to the series, but it fell pretty short for me. Bailey and John seemed like cardboard cut-out characters until you get three-quarters of the way through the book. The plot, again, had the potential to keep a reader riveted, but in actuality, all it did was confuse me. There were too many players in this game, it seemed. But these are all minor gripes compared to the one big grievance I have with Lora Leigh: she NEEDS to either hire an editor, if she doesn't have one, or fire the one she has. Awful. I'm still a fan, but the more I read her books, the more galled I am by her continuous misuse of words, character dialogue mistakes and other mind-baffling errors. I will continue to follow Leigh's work - seems as if Jordan Malone may star in the next installment - but I'm praying in the meantime, she undergoes a major editing overhaul.
This was a disappointing read for me. I'm a LL fan, but this book was bizarre. I found myself pushing to get to the end. The story was unlike her other mass market books of SEALS and special ops with lots of action and sex. Though I love the way LL writes sexual encounters with a lot of emotion, I found myself skipping over the sex scenes in this book because there were soooooo many.
Am I burned out on reading LL in the future? No. Sometimes an author's muse deserts them. Though talented, writers are human but imperfect at times.
OK read - far and away not her best book in this series. As one of the reviewers pointed out almost everyone has an OLD name [from before they joined], a NEW name [after they joined], a nickname [at least one], and a PERSONA name for their current role... I sometimes felt like I needed a score card. And the plot folded so many times I thought it was origami.
Which is not to say it's awful - just not the page turner we expect from Lora Leigh. I still buy the next one of course!
1. Wild Card (2008)
2. Maverick (2009)
3. Heat Seeker (2009)