Reed by Anna Hackett
Hell Squad #4
Science Fiction Romance
This one had some great developments in the human vs. alien fighting. The humans are becoming more than just an annoyance for the aliens and in this one they may have a way to take out some of the alien’s power source. There were also some new toys/weapons introduced that resident geek, Noah, has been working on. I’m been looking forward to a book that included one of the rescued captives so I was very happy to have Natalya’s story and I thought Reed was a perfect match for her.
Reed is protective and support and has a calming, peaceful presence that can really ground Natalya. Reed’s time in the military prior to the alien invasion has taught him to appreciate life and enjoy the simple things, and he can pass this one to Natalya. I liked that Reed never doubted that he wanted to be with Natalya and that he would remain by her side the whole time.
4 out of 5 stars
Tags: Hurt/Comfort | Military | Post-Apocalyptic | Rescued by Love Interest | Scarred | Trauma
Heroine was abused in the past (referenced, off page)
As part of Hell Squad, former Coalition Navy SEAL Reed MacKinnon fights for humanity’s freedom from the alien invaders. He also fights for his brown-eyed girl—the woman he rescued from the aliens’ secret laboratory. He admires her quiet strength and will to survive, not to mention her elfin looks and curvy body…but he knows he has to keep his distance. She’s nowhere near ready for what he has to offer and he’ll protect her from everything, even his own powerful desires.
Energy scientist Natalya Vasin has lived through hell. Still struggling after her captivity, scarred by the aliens’ experimentation, all she wants is to be normal again…and she wants Reed MacKinnon. But the rugged soldier is holding back, treating her like glass, and she won’t accept that from anybody.
As Reed and Natalya wage a sensual battle of desires, they also work together to decipher a mysterious alien energy cube. Hell Squad need Natalya’s expertise and they need her to go back into alien territory to use it. But on a mission to destroy an alien outpost, secrets are uncovered—of what the raptors really did to Natalya. Secrets that mean the future she wants with Reed is just an impossible dream.
Published by Anna Hackett on June 20, 2015
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