REVIEW: Cruz by Anna Hackett

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Rating 4 Stars

Santha has been living on the idea of revenge for a year and she’s used to working on her own. She doesn’t know how to be on a team and she can’t imagine giving up her vendetta to take safety in Blue Mountain Base. Cruz just wants to protect Santha but getting her to let go of the past will be his biggest challenge.

I am loving this post-apocalyptic alien invested world! For me, this book was all about learning more about the aliens and what they’re doing. Anna Hackett knows how to really incorporate the emotion into her books and you know she’ll do a great job with their stories. I loved the new information we got on the Gizzida (what they call themselves) and as tragic as the human experimentation was, I can’t wait to see more of the survivors and how they are beginning to heal.

Cruz was a great hero and I was so happy to see him finding himself and his purpose again. I loved the way he called Santha mi reina (my queen)In the beginning, Santha really annoyed me and it almost ruined it but she turns around quickly. At first she’s selfish, impulsive, reckless and if it was just her life on the line it would be ok, but she risks Cruz’s life as well. Fighting on her own for a year has made it hard for her to work with others and consider the risk she’s putting others at.

There were a lot more typos in this one than in any other book I’ve read by Anna Hackett.

 

••• Book Details •••

Hell Squad #2    Romance, Science Fiction    April 26, 2015

Battle-hardened soldier Cruz Ramos is running on empty. As second-in-command of the deadliest commando squad fighting the invading aliens, he doesn’t know why he’s fighting anymore. He’s seen too much destruction, devastation, and far too much death. Still, every day he goes out to protect those humans left, and every day the growing numbness threatens to take over.

Until a mysterious woman emerges from the ruins of destroyed Sydney and saves him from a pack of rampaging aliens.

Santha Kade has one goal: revenge. The raptors who have devastated the Earth have taken everything from her: her team, her home, her beloved sister. Santha–a former police officer–has spent a year alone in the ruined city, waging her own guerrilla war. Sure, she might get lonely sometimes, but she doesn’t have room for anything but vengeance. Not even for a sexy soldier with liquid brown eyes, a bone-melting accent, and a face designed to drive a woman wild.

But as Cruz and Santha join forces to rescue human hostages from the aliens, their explosive attraction is impossible to resist. Can these two warriors survive long enough to find something worth living for?

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