Ice-cold and unbreakable, Travis Quinn is the HORNET team's hard-ass. No weaknesses. Except, of course, for the accident that not only destroyed his career as a Navy SEAL, but left terrifying blanks in his memory. But Travis remembers everything about Mara Escareno--the curve of her lips, the feel of her body...and how he walked out on her suddenly six weeks ago.
Mara could never resist the dangerously sexy Travis, which is probably how she ended up pregnant and disowned by her family. But before Travis can fully process the news, Mara is kidnapped by his enemies and plunged into the violent, merciless world of human trafficking. They want Travis--and the information locked within his damaged memory--no matter the cost. And now Travis's enemies have discovered his only weakness...Mara
I have read so many of the military books, where the heroes are broken, but don't recall anyone quite as shattered as Quinn. My heart went out to him, his childhood, his chance with adoptive parents, his life and health, fear of not being enough... It all was just too much for one man to carry and handle. His golden heart, caring for others, always sacrificing for others, he is the perfect hero in his broken shell and soul.
Mara had fallen in love with this broken man, and now they would be bonded for the rest of their lives, because of the baby. And I understand she was pregnant, and had always let everyone walk over her before, but the mood swings, and back and forth with Quinn -- really got to me after a while.
There's plenty of action, running for their lives, and trying to save Mara, at any cost. I loved that there was so much dialog, I always enjoy that. But I wish there would have been more describing of the scenery. I could not set myself into the story, many of the scenes I had to get back and try to understand what, where, why, cause I just didn't get that from the story.
As always, I enjoy the camaraderie of the men. The friendship between Gabe and Quinn was something to cherish. The connection with the team was amazing, and the sadness Quinn felt for the former SEAL team was another 'heart broke' -moment. With all the dysfunctional elements in the HORNET team, they functioned well, and were willing to take the bullet for each other, so admirable.
You can't always choose your blood relations, but you can build a family of those who love you and are willing to stand by you in all the moments of your life. Even though I had a hard time getting into the story, that message came through loud and clear
~ Three Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me